I met the legend that is Paul Coleman on the 20th July 2006 - we both went to a talk Russell gave at W&K, and I went for a beer with him after.
I know the specifics of this meeting because he blogged about it [don't you love the internet?].
Paul now works at W&K - perhaps the seeds were sown that very day, who knows - and his wonderful blog is about, well, mostly about his understated but mind blowing observations on life [not about planning or ads and that] - which is why he is a founding and lifetime member of the plannersphere.
Paul sent his ceramic tankard around the world, using that self same blogging planning nice peopleing community.
I received it from Age, who got it from Lauren, and it traveled all the way from Australia to New York.
I had it for a while.
Then I took it to Toronto, where we gave a speech together.
Then I took it to dinner, where Dino had if for a bit.
And finally I handed it over to Jason.
Who took to it well...
- and then passed it on to Gareth in SF...where the story continues...