Just read a nice profile of Edward Tufte by Adam Aston in BusinessWeek. Loved the opening quote:
“My father once told me that I would never be successful because I have too much contempt for authority,” says Edward Tufte. “I think that’s been an enormously successful strategy.”
I’ve been to a couple of Tufte’s local sessions in Palo Alto – both were great fun and provoked lots of new insights.