Zachary Levi is popularly known in the TV world as Chuck, an ordinary guy turned spy. The TV series fared well and ran for eight seasons. Convinced that he is born to perform, Zachary is living his dream career. The accolades and recognition he is getting are just bonuses for an already ideal life. When he started filming the Chuck series, he was named by Daily News as one of five actors to watch and it went uphill from there. The following year he ranked number 22 in Entertainment Weekly's Top Thirty People Under Thirty.
Rick Warren is a Christian pastor, author and life coach who is most famous for writing the book “The Purpose Driven Life,” a New York Times bestseller, selling more than thirty million copies worldwide and said to have impacted the lives of millions of people. Aside from this, Rick is the senior pastor of Saddleback Church in California, which is currently ranked among the top ten largest Christian churches in the United States.
Ann Patchett is a novelist of high caliber. She has written bestselling fiction and non-fiction books, ranging from terrorism to friendship. Her bookstore in her hometown, Nashville, is both an entrepreneurial and corporate social responsibility move in the hope of reviving the bookstore industry. Now, Parnassus is thriving in spite of the surge of e-books and the looming threat of physical books getting outdated. Ann is not just a writer but also an activist in the sense that she refused to let the book trade die. This author has guts.
How old do you have to be in order to create a significant change in someone else’s life? Does age or any kind of background limit the things that you can do as a person? Read the story of Santiago Beltran Miranda’s life and discover that there are no barriers to becoming successful, if you are willing to go for it.
Mario Vargas Llosa is a writer, essayist, journalist, novelist and former politician who is most well-known for winning the Nobel Peace Prize and being one of the most significant novelists and essayists of America. As one of the most respected and leading writers from the time of his generation up to now, Mario has had so much international impact that many consider him to have had the most influence in his writings worldwide than any other writer that came out of the Latin American Boom, an event wherein literature and poetry rose in the Latin Americas and writers from that region became known worldwide.
Anyone who is a fan of mixed martial arts would not fail to recognize the name Anderson Silva (or more popularly known for his nickname “The Spider”), who for six straight years held the Ultimate Fighting Championship Middleweight division title, the longest winning streak for any MMA fighter who participated in the world-famous event. With sixteen consecutive wins and ten title defences, Anderson has been hailed the greatest mixed martial artist of all time by Dana White, the president of Ultimate Fighting Championship.
Mariano Rivera, Jr. is a very well-known baseball pitcher playing in the Major League Baseball, most famous for becoming a thirteen-time All-Star and five-time World Series champion. A legend who has proven his mettle over and over again, Mariano has established himself as one of the greatest (or possibly the greatest) career leader in saves and games finished in the history of the sport. In fact, his skill and prowess for the sport has for several time earned him nominations to be included in the MLB Hall of Fame.
Barbara Van Dahlen is an American psychologist who founded a non-profit organization called Give an Hour in order to help emotionally and mentally injured war veterans through offering free counselling. Give an Hour was founded in 2005 and is now composed of nearly 7,000 volunteers who have given an estimate of 57,000 hours of free service to soldiers who have served in the Middle East. Barbara has taken part in discussions concerning mental issues of men in uniform in Pentagon, Veterans Administration, White House, and Congress.
Danica Sue Patrick is a professional race car driver, model, and advertising spokesperson who is renowned for being the most successful woman in the history of American Championship Car Racing. Throughout her career as a race car driver, Danica has achieved feats that most people would think can only be done by men, amazing so many racing fans because of the things that she accomplished in a sport dominated by the male gender.
Jared Cohen is the 30-something director of Google Ideas, the largest search engine’s think/do-tank. He is a visionary among visionaries, foreseeing a world where technology plays a big part in governance and diplomacy. Young as he is, Jared was given a critical post during President George W. Bush’s tenure under the mentorship of then-Secretary of State, Condoleezza Rice. Jared was one of the few staff members retained when Hillary Clinton succeeded Condoleezza during President Barack Obama’s presidency. While in government, he pioneered technology delegations and taught the White House to leverage technology in diplomacy and international relations.