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General David Petraeus

General David Petraeus

CIA Director & Commander of Allied Forces in Iraq and Afghanistan

A highly decorated general and one of the most prominent combat commanders in American history, David Petraeus (U.S. Army, retired) has dedicated his life to public service, leading military campaigns in Iraq and Afghanistan and then serving as the director of the Central Intelligence Agency. One of the most effective military leaders in recent U.S. history, …

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Diana Nyad

Diana Nyad

Record-Breaking Athlete & Master Storyteller

At the age of 64, in her fifth and final attempt, Diana Nyad successfully fulfilled her lifelong dream of completing the 110-mile swim in shark infested waters, from Cuba to Florida on September 2, 2013. Upon completing her grueling 53 hour journey, a breathless Nyad told the world, “I have three messages. One is we should never ever give up. Two is you are never too old to chase your dreams. And three is it looks like a solitary sport …

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Steve Martin

Iconic Actor, Comedian, Author, Playwright & Musician

Steve Martin is one of the most legendary and diversified performers in the entertainment industry today. An actor, comedian, author, playwright, producer, and musician, Martin is an iconic figure whose roles have forever been ingrained into our popular culture. Ever evolving his body of work, Martin is also a Grammy Award winning musician who found his love for the banjo at the age of 17. …

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Ayaan Hirsi Ali

Ayaan Hirsi Ali

Dutch Politician, Renowned Islam Reformist & International Activist

Renowned political leader, national security expert, women’s rights advocate and Islam reformist; Ayaan Hirsi Ali is the four times New York Times bestselling author of Heretic, Infidel, Nomad, and The Caged Virgin. Ayaan is a prominent speaker, debater, and journalist, who was chosen as one of Time magazine’s 100 most influential people in the world, one of the Glamour Heroes and Reader’s Digest’s European of the Year for 2005. …

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Vin Scully

Vin Scully

Beloved Hall of Fame Los Angeles Dodgers Broadcaster

Vin Scully is widely regarded as not just one of the greatest baseball announcers of all time, but perhaps the greatest voice in all of sport. Arguably the most popular figure in Southern California, Scully came west with the Dodgers in 1958 and has broadcast their games on radio and television ever since. His unparalleled story telling ability, timing, and mellifluous tones have been a uniting force in a geographically massive region. …

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Captain Scott Kelly

Captain Scott Kelly

Astronaut & Yearlong Space Station Resident

Back from his historic record-breaking mission, the only American ever to have lived in outer space for a year, NASA astronaut Captain Scott Kelly has laid the groundwork for the future of space travel and exploration, and continues to garner media exposure like no other pioneer of our time. From the cover of TIME to live interviews on TODAY to features in Forbes and on CNN, to more than 1 million Twitter followers, the world remains in …

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