In a week were Obama represented not only change, but also wisdom, this project seemed quite appropriate.

The Wisdom project is a cooperation with Archbishop Desmond Tutu, creating a record of a multicultural group of people who have all made their mark in the world. Voices, words and images are brought together in this inspiring book by Andrew Zuckerman.

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And it feels good to stand of the shoulders of these giants: Chinua Acheb, Richard Adams, Madeleine Albright, Buzz Aldrin, David Amram, Alan Arkin, Burt Bacharach, Dave Brubeck, Dick Bruna, Zbegniew Brzezinski, Chuck Close, Billy Connolly, Bryce Courtenay, Terence Conran, Dame Judi Dench, Clint Eastwood, Dr. Garret FitzGerald, Malcolm Fraser, Frank Gehry, Jane Goodall, Nadine Gordimer, Vaclav Havel, Denis Healy, John Hume, Edward M. Kennedy, Billie Jean King, Henry Kissinger, Kris Kristofferson, Jimmy Little, Esther Mahlangu, Kurt Masur, Willie Nelson, Nick Nolte, Michael Parkinson, Jacques Pepin, Rosamunde Pilcher, Mary Quant, Bernice Johnson Reagon, Robert Redford, Vanessa Redgrave, Richard Rogers, Ravi Shankar, Graham Nash, Wole Soyinka, Helen Suzman, Desmond Tutu, Lella Vignelli, Massimo Vignelli, Bill Withers, Andrew Wyeth and Nelson Mandela.

Thanks for the tip, Miguel. This one slipped me. Besides, it’s a great Christmas present.