Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Fast Company’s 100 “Most Creative People in Business”

Fast Company released their list of the 100 Most Creative People in Business, and I made it on the list!!!! (barely)

When we got the magazine and started flipping through it to find where I was on the list of 100, it was like a scene in a sitcom. Tracy, my very capable assistant, started flipping through the list. I wasn’t surprised not to be in the Top 10, or even the Top 30, but we breezed through the 40′s and 50′s, sailed through the 60′s and flew past the 70′s.

In a moment right out of the Honeymooner’s, I finally hit Tracy (my Norton) in the arm and yelled, “Come on!! Start from the back!!”

YES! #98!!!

I’m still very pleased.

Actually, I’ve been reading Fast Company for a long time, and it is a real honor to be in a list with so many visionaries. One of my earliest posts was on an article FC did with Jonathan Ive (who is at the top of this year’s list) on the emotional response to design. The article is still available online and I still think it’s one of the best design articles I have read.


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  1. Stine

    May 26, 2009 at 5:34 pm

    Congratulations!! :D

  2. frisson

    May 26, 2009 at 5:38 pm

    congratulations!! well deserved.

  3. Anonymous

    May 26, 2009 at 5:42 pm

    You are being too modest and those people do not know what they’re talking about. You deserve to be in the top 3! Congratulations!

  4. pau-de-arara

    May 26, 2009 at 5:49 pm

    Congratulations!I love your photos
    very much and I think you’re a creative and professional person at
    all.However this blog is top 10!

  5. Anonymous

    May 26, 2009 at 5:56 pm


  6. Brigadeiro

    May 26, 2009 at 5:57 pm


    You totally deserve it ;)

  7. Mailee

    May 26, 2009 at 5:58 pm

    Congratulations! It is great to see your work rewarded. :)

  8. Sartorial Vancouver

    May 26, 2009 at 5:58 pm

    Congratulations Scott – well-deserved. Do not forget that you rank highly in your readers’ eyes as well.

  9. Lia

    May 26, 2009 at 6:01 pm

    Congratulations! It would be interesting to know how many people made their “consideration” list. I’ll have to read the article to see who made it.

  10. Anonymous

    May 26, 2009 at 6:08 pm

    man, where are the photos you took in brazil!
    we wanna see them!

  11. Carolina Lange

    May 26, 2009 at 6:08 pm

    How amazing! Wow! You should be VERY pleased!

  12. James Widegren

    May 26, 2009 at 6:08 pm


  13. fany

    May 26, 2009 at 6:09 pm

    congratulations!!! it´s a great notice!!!

    spanish kisses!!!

  14. Anonymous

    May 26, 2009 at 6:14 pm


  15. John Danner

    May 26, 2009 at 6:14 pm

    That is awesome and well deserved. Congrats.

  16. lori vliegen

    May 26, 2009 at 6:16 pm

    ninety-eight has such a good ring to it…such a nice number, i’d say! congrats to you!!

  17. AnonymousJK

    May 26, 2009 at 6:18 pm

    Well congratulations are definitely in order! Surely there was a mistake made. In my books you’d be numero uno!

  18. steve clayton

    May 26, 2009 at 6:20 pm

    congrats – you really deserve to be in there. your photos are an inspiration as I chug through some of the less inspiring feeds in my RSS reader!

  19. erriott

    May 26, 2009 at 6:24 pm

    after following your blog for quite some time i’m happy to see you get on this list. good stuff!

  20. Jessica

    May 26, 2009 at 6:25 pm

    Congratulations! (Although no surprise…)

  21. Lauren

    May 26, 2009 at 6:28 pm

    Congratulations! It’s well deserved.

  22. bg

    May 26, 2009 at 6:28 pm

    hey congrats!

  23. ita darling.

    May 26, 2009 at 6:28 pm

    I saw you on the list when I got my most recent issue! I have loved FC for years and I am constantly amazed that more people don’t know about it… The upside of it being unknown- the articles make for awesome conversation starters at dinners and bars- and its not like NYT where everyone rolls their eyes and says “I read that article too”… I try to promote it all the time so that it doesn’t find itself in the publication graveyard like so many other magazines… anyway. I digress- Congrats Mr. S!

  24. life according to celia...

    May 26, 2009 at 6:29 pm

    congratulations!! that’s fabulous news, and i really needed to hear some fabulous news today…

  25. La Condesa

    May 26, 2009 at 6:30 pm

    Congratulations!!! You are in, and that’s all it matter!!

  26. jules

    May 26, 2009 at 6:30 pm

    congratulations Scott!! you deserve it- and 98 is nothing to be upset about at all. you deliver gorgeous photos with such consistent point-of-view and we love it

  27. nukshuk

    May 26, 2009 at 6:33 pm

  28. Amy Zaiss

    May 26, 2009 at 6:35 pm


  29. Hannah

    May 26, 2009 at 6:37 pm


  30. Simone

    May 26, 2009 at 6:39 pm

    Congrats Sart!! Next year top 10!!!

  31. loveroffashion

    May 26, 2009 at 6:40 pm

    right on!

  32. kathrynsky

    May 26, 2009 at 6:46 pm

    because YOU ARE!!! :-)

  33. Jason

    May 26, 2009 at 6:52 pm

    Congratulations, and well deserved.

  34. Anonymous

    May 26, 2009 at 6:53 pm

    big congrats!

  35. diane

    May 26, 2009 at 6:56 pm

    You’re in the big league now baby, Congrats.

  36. Ellen

    May 26, 2009 at 6:57 pm

    “Start from the back!!” cracked me up hahaha


  37. Meho

    May 26, 2009 at 7:03 pm

    Congrats Scott.. 98 is just a number, you’re at the top!!
    Meho xx

  38. heathen

    May 26, 2009 at 7:08 pm

    Congratulations! You truly deserve it for consistently providing the blogosphere with amazing style photos.


  39. HollyGoLightly

    May 26, 2009 at 7:26 pm

    That is absolutely amazing – congratulations!


    May 26, 2009 at 7:27 pm

    Fantastic news! Congratulations! Xo!

  41. Bespoke Shirts

    May 26, 2009 at 7:35 pm

    Sounds like they had the list upside down! Congratulations.

  42. Bere Tarde o temprano

    May 26, 2009 at 7:40 pm

    Congrats! I just love your picts!

  43. Anonymous

    May 26, 2009 at 7:59 pm

    Congratulations Scott~!! you’re in!!

  44. S.I.Q.

    May 26, 2009 at 8:10 pm

    that is an honor! congrats!!

    -architectural outfits
    -not famous amazing designers


    May 26, 2009 at 8:16 pm


  46. Primitiques 'n Poetry

    May 26, 2009 at 8:18 pm

    Congrats! Thank you for being such an inspiration. ~Mindy

  47. Bookworm

    May 26, 2009 at 8:21 pm

    SO deserved. Even though I’d definitely rank you higher…maybe #2?


  48. Ian

    May 26, 2009 at 8:23 pm

    congratulations!!!! i have NO doubt that you will working up that list in no time at all. love your images.

  49. Tayo

    May 26, 2009 at 8:37 pm

    WOW! Congradul-fucking-lations! Truly an honor… and for your readers, as well. Keep up the great work!

  50. Romi

    May 26, 2009 at 8:44 pm

    CONGRATULATIONS!!!!! It’s amazing. You totally deserve it.


  51. Karoltavillalpando

    May 26, 2009 at 8:50 pm

    that’s really good
    congratulations i have to say that you are a genious
    and someone that i really admire so thank you

  52. Anonymous

    May 26, 2009 at 8:55 pm

    You take very nice photos, are (or seem) like a very nice guy, and clearly have talent. But the reality is that you hit a niche at the right time, creativity is the operant word to describe your success, let alone “most creative.” I love your blog and follow it daily. You have always show humility and balance, but seem lacking today.

  53. Anonymous

    May 26, 2009 at 8:56 pm

    Congrats, Scott!!

  54. Barbara

    May 26, 2009 at 9:39 pm

    Congrats! So happy for you. Keep doing what you are doing.

  55. Carol

    May 26, 2009 at 9:45 pm

    WOw, that´s so fine! You must be really proud and happy! Congratulations and keep on the good work!

  56. Morgan. V

    May 26, 2009 at 9:51 pm

    Congratulations !!!

  57. Jack Daniel

    May 26, 2009 at 9:54 pm

    Congratulations. You deserve to be in the top 100 because a lot of people seem to mimick your style.

  58. noelakadjtambour

    May 26, 2009 at 10:33 pm


  59. J. L.

    May 26, 2009 at 11:46 pm

    Congrats! You so deserve it! :)

  60. Mindasari

    May 27, 2009 at 12:01 am


  61. Anonymous

    May 27, 2009 at 12:12 am


  62. Arlenesfelt

    May 27, 2009 at 12:13 am

    Well deserved. Your blog is terrific!

  63. Ulrike

    May 27, 2009 at 12:27 am

    Well done, you must be tickled pink – hope that fits what you’re wearing today…
    I think you deserve it – you have brought an interest in fashion and style to so many previously unsuspecting people like me. Congrats.

  64. TheGlamorousEccentric

    May 27, 2009 at 1:24 am


  65. Anonymous

    May 27, 2009 at 2:53 am


  66. Beatriz Kim

    May 27, 2009 at 3:21 am

    Congratulations! I’m so happy for you!

  67. Anonymous

    May 27, 2009 at 3:53 am

    well done ! especially as it’s a magazine you respect so much.
    : )

  68. ziolele

    May 27, 2009 at 3:59 am


  69. Rollergirl

    May 27, 2009 at 4:06 am

    Ha ha, brilliant! Congrats!

  70. xuxachka

    May 27, 2009 at 4:12 am


  71. Anonymous

    May 27, 2009 at 5:08 am

    Lovely news for you, congratulations. Is it possible to post a link to both the list and the article you cite?

  72. anca

    May 27, 2009 at 5:10 am

    Congratulations! You are a very inspiring person. I love your work… I discovered your blog in glamour magazine romania :)

  73. crimzonite

    May 27, 2009 at 5:55 am

    Congratulations! That is an outstanding achievement you truly deserve to be proud of. I’ve written an entry in my blog about it and the unfortunate deficiency in the number of women. Keep up the good work!


  74. Little Mascara

    May 27, 2009 at 6:23 am

    Congratulations from Norway!

  75. milly mcmahon

    May 27, 2009 at 7:00 am

    Bravo, l’ve posted an hommage to your new oh so rightfully earned title on my blog!

  76. Cristina

    May 27, 2009 at 7:11 am

    You are absolutely talented! …Finding Beauty almost anywhere. You deserve to be on that list!

  77. [e]

    May 27, 2009 at 7:18 am

    Congrats! Keep it up!!

  78. Gwen

    May 27, 2009 at 7:59 am


  79. ThatTeen

    May 27, 2009 at 8:02 am

    Like everyone says: CONGRADULATIONS!

    98 is pretty damn good if you ask me! xx

  80. FiL

    May 27, 2009 at 9:16 am

    Gratz again Scott… Well deserved ;)


  81. Anonymous

    May 27, 2009 at 9:18 am

    congrats :)

  82. Nicole

    May 27, 2009 at 9:24 am

    Congratulations ;o) You really deserve being on the list.

  83. Angeles Almuna Design

    May 27, 2009 at 9:50 am

    Congratulations!!!! :)

  84. Iris

    May 27, 2009 at 10:05 am

    Well, I don’t know the other people who made the list, but it’s hard to believe there are 97 people with more beautiful, artistic, or creative talents. Congratulations!

  85. Anonymous

    May 27, 2009 at 10:33 am

    congrats! you deserve it! =) i LOVE your blog. i’d say WE love your blog.! ==)

  86. su

    May 27, 2009 at 10:46 am

    congratulations! you really deserve it, you know what is to be creative!i love your photos


  87. Anonymous

    May 27, 2009 at 11:27 am

    You’ll be moving right up that list come next year!

  88. The Hot Head

    May 27, 2009 at 11:35 am

    Congratulations! Thank you for all you have done for blogging, fashion and for most of all for me, photography!

  89. Anonymous

    May 27, 2009 at 12:12 pm

    I love your site, and you too.

  90. Enigma

    May 27, 2009 at 2:03 pm

    Congrats very well deserved!

  91. Valentine

    May 27, 2009 at 3:41 pm

    A very well deserved honor. And 98 out of 6.5 billion is quite a nice feet also.

  92. Sara

    May 27, 2009 at 3:50 pm

    Congrats! 98th is better than whoever landed in the 101rt position.

  93. B

    May 27, 2009 at 5:37 pm

    This year you´re #98, next year #96…and aprox. in ten years or so you´ll be on #1, just be patient. :)
    Love your pictures!!!!

  94. charmschool

    May 27, 2009 at 10:45 pm

    fast company is awesome, and so are you! congratulations, your work is a pleasure. I will seek out the article w/ JI you referenced. thanks again for your work.

  95. Jen

    May 28, 2009 at 10:49 am

    as a design professor, you are required reading for my fashion design fledglings, so in my book your up there in the top 5,
    but enough said, congrats on the well deserved recognition!

  96. Bill from Jersey

    May 28, 2009 at 1:58 pm

    Congratulations! I often look in on your blog.

  97. Anonymous

    May 30, 2009 at 12:53 am

    hi there. you may also see the article and an online profile created for Mr. Schuman by the Fastcompany.com staff at–



  98. Kenyatte

    May 31, 2009 at 4:31 pm

    My Dad used to say “the guy who takes the longest to finish medical school has the same name as everyone else who finished on time….DOCTOR”

    It’s 98 out of 100 because there were only 100 on the list my friend

    Make it an Outstanding Day!

  99. Anonymous

    May 31, 2009 at 10:00 pm

    dude, u deserve to be at the top 5 – at least-..

    keep up the good work, we want more pics from london though!..

  100. christian

    June 1, 2009 at 11:26 am

    It’s very deserving – I enjoy your site greatly. :-)

  101. fashion fucsia

    June 2, 2009 at 4:41 am


  102. Antony

    June 2, 2009 at 2:01 pm

    Good show!

  103. About Marjan Panic

    June 6, 2009 at 11:03 am

    Where's the link to the winners list?

  104. awebber

    June 7, 2009 at 11:25 pm

    that's my fathers magazine. (meaning he was the founder and it was his baby.) I (although perhaps obviously,) am a HUGE fan of FC and I'm thrilled to see your name on its list. It has much more real and genuinely influential people in it then many of its competitors. congrats. well deserved.

  105. Anonymous

    June 9, 2009 at 8:31 am

    First and foremost, congratulations! :)

    second, i am currently taking on a design course -"profession and theory" and I am very interested in the article with Jonathan Ive, have tried to look it up.

    Do you have a link? :S

    thanks in advance,

    best regards


  106. Annuity

    June 16, 2009 at 8:09 am

    I am sure people must have got impressed with this blog!

  107. rose

    January 8, 2010 at 5:53 am

    that's a great job.

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