Gordon Ramsay is a business hero of mine because he’s built an empire through incredible hard work coupled with non-pretentious quality. His book, Playing with Fire is one of the most inspiring business reads you could pick up.
Jamie Oliver is in exactly the same league but perhaps with a little less showbiz. I’d argue he’s also more altruistic and the TED folks clearly agree with his fight against obesity. They’ve awarded him $100,000 and “one wish to change the world.” Well, if I were on such a wishful mission, TED is certainly the group I’d like to curry favor with.
$100k is small change for a millionaire who asked the government to invest $1billion on school dinners, but its a massive hat tip for heroic work. Bravo Jamie.