Ricardo Semler is a hero of mine and one of the inspirations for my Maverick Thinkers Studio, the third place my clients have 24 access to before, during, and after we work together.
Ricardo's book Maverick was a gift my children gave me for Father's Day in 1994. I was then 3 years into having my own business and struggling. I embraced Ricardo's practical wisdom in my own way, made many changes to my way of working, and haven't looked back.
Ricardo's 2003 book The Seven-Day Weekend also came to me at a pivotal time in my life and work.
Ricardo's TED talk is a classic about maverick thinking and bringing common sense wisdom to our work and our schools.