God knows what year I met Saul Klein, too long ago for either of us to care to check. Suffice to say it was before Google, Facebook and Amazon.
I worked with Saul at Ogilvy and he stood out even at a time when his contemporaries were Johnny Hornby and James Murphy.
Saul was the archetypal iconoclast and has done what Jeremy Bullmore says we should all aspire to – graduating from enfant terrible to eminence grise.
He has gone from creating the Daily Telegraph’s fantasy football league to building own venture capital business – LocalGlobe. In between he was at the forefront of changes at Microsoft, Skype and the first recommendation and AI engines.
He now harnesses digital as a force for good, for education and for fairness.
He has had an incredible career doing what he loves and being a true digital pioneer.
We have a few more people like Saul starting out now – be nice to them, listen to them and have fun creating things with them.