The ThinkTank Panel (of One) proudly presents the 30 Most influential People of the last 30 years. These are the people who have shaped and molded the ThinkTank Panel (of One) into what it is today; Arrogant, Neurotic, Ostensibly Ostentatious, and Prohibitively Expensive. Today we look at #30.
The inspiration for the world’s most iconic brand of athletic shoes. G.O.A.T. The Greatest Of All Time; Meaning the greatest basketball player to ever take the court.
At various times throughout the last 30 years the ThinkTank Panel (of One) has acclaimed Michael Jordan near god-like status, going so far as to perform ceremonial rituals involving the placement of basketballs at a shrine erected of posters, sneakers and trading cards.
Though the ThinkTanlk Panel (of One) spent hours imitating the every movement of Michael Jordan on the basketball court, (a practice termed by the adoring fans clamoring to witness it as “Do Jordans”), the true impact of Air Jordan on the ThinkTank Panel (of One) is the importance of determination. While many have dismissed Jordan’s Hall of Fame induction speech as arrogant and ungracious, in it, Jordan provides a clear glimpse of just what made him the greatest of all time: manipulation of his own mind to maintain a relentless drive to compete, win, and dominate. This may mean intentionally misconstruing other’s comments or actions to perceive insults, or highlighting differences between himself and those he admires to facilitate conflict. Some call it ruthless. The ThinkTank Panel (of One) calls it fearless. As Jordan says, “Fear is an Illusion.”