Richard Saul Wurman is a brilliant writer, award-winning inventor and the original founder of TED.
As I mentioned yesterday, this was one of the most challenging interviews I've ever conducted. I was warned before I conducted the interview that Richard could be mercurial, but I was confident in my research and felt that would ameliorate any difficulty. My body of research didn't help, in fact, it was what seemed to most annoy him. Richard has a storied background, filled with ups and downs. But he had no interest in talking about his past and found some of my questions to be "bad" questions. As a result, he was argumentative and I got defensive and we bickered and bantered. For most of the interview I struggled to find common ground. But I do think it is worth posting, if nothing more than to show how two very different people ultimately agreed to have a conversation, warts and all.