In 1999 Peter Gabriel had a conversation with Richard Branson. The rest as they say is history. A few days ago, on his birthday, Nelson Mandela announced the formation of The Elders, meaning Gabriel's and Branson's conversation became reality. Mr. Mandela and his colleagues Graca Machel, Desmond Tutu, Kofi Annan, Gro Harlem Brundtland, Jimmy Carter, Li Zhaoxing, Mary Robinson, and Muhammad Yunus are remarkable folk, leaders in the greatest cause of all, building our new world. I have the press release about this great occasion on my office wall. It is a daily inspiration. What an exciting time to be alive.