This weekend reminded me of one of the reasons I love blogs (and the Internet in general): You can rediscover old friends who are doing amazing things.
As I was catching up on my RSS feeds, I came across Andy Sernovitz’s post on Scott Ginsberg. If you haven’t heard about Scott, he is the Nametag guy..the only person in the world he wears a nametag 24-7. He’s been wearing a name tag every day for the past 2,728 days (almost seven and a half years). Scott is also an old classmate of mine from Miami University. In fact, he started wearing his name tag shortly before he and I worked on a project together in a Computer Science class. Back then, I had no clue if Scott would keep going with the nametag thing, but I did know he would go on to great things because he knew people. He was the king of approachability and wearing a nametag was a tool he used to make people comfortable.
Scott has managed to turn this simple idea into a career as an author of 7 books, a public speaker, columnist and media expert. I tell you, it feels great to see a good guy succeed at doing something he loves.