J.D. Salinger and Erica Jong
Fellow author, Willma Willis Gore, Shirley Hickman and the other members of our writing critique group--and many, many mystery writers.
The top two people are Dr. Neil Tibert, who channeled my energy for research into a project and Dr. Stephen Culver, who took my undergraduate work and stepped it up to the professional level. I have multiple articles in print and plenty of want to do more research.
My teachers, poets Denise Levertov, William Stafford, and Wendell Berry. All kinds of other people have taught me quite a bit, especially my students.
My mother and grandfather. They don't work in the horse business, but they thought me what it means to be a kind, generous person, and that is more valuable than any lesson on marketing or business techniques.
Probably the many coaches, whose books I have read and reread throughout my adult life: Dean Smith, Roy Williams, Lou Holtz and Morgan Wooten.
of course my parents.
My children, several authors, and my ex-husband Rob Goldman. If he hadn't left me I would not have realized what my full potential is.
Rock bands like the Beatles/Rolling stones/Led Zeppelin and Soul Msic artists. eg James Brown
Many succesfoul people, like Tom Ford, Marc Jacobs, Marc Newson
William R. (Bill) Cruz, President and Owner of Omega Research, taught me a lot - how not to treat my employees, how not to treat my vendors, how not to treat my clients...
The most influential person in my career would be my mother and business partner.
The Still partners all graciously name each other as being one of the most influential. However I think we all agree we’ve been influenced by people who changed not only their industries but society; people like Walt Disney, Bill Gates and Steve Jobs, Financial wizards like Warren Buffet and of course consultants like Peter Drucker, who said, "Every organization needs one core competence… innovation."
We seek to use vision like Disney, technology like Gates and Jobs, invest like Buffet and follow Drucker’s lead in consulting for innovation.
My family, friends and fellow colleagues.
One boss I used to work. I am refining my skills and experience to catch up with her.