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Top 50 Interviews in 2009

— December 31, 2009 — Business
At Trend Hunter, we're obsessed with interviewing creative and innovative people. From YouTube celebrities like Marina Orlova (Hot for Words) to our favourite bloggers, like Nandini Maheshwari from BornRich. We like to ask them how they get their inspiration to discover the next big thing.

Check out the countdown, and as you get through the list, dive deeper into the people that fascinate you the most!

Implications - Media personalities are becoming more than just people who entertain. Products that incorporate an aspect of popular culture are appealing to modern-day consumers who are now personally identifying themselves with these figures. Incorporating these names into items could help a company attract more buyers.
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Eric Wilhelm, Founder of Instructables (INTERVIEW)
Eric Wilhelm, Founder of Instructables (INTERVIEW)
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48
Brandon Mendelson, President of Earth's Temporary Solution (INTERVIEW)
Brandon Mendelson, President of Earth's Temporary Solution (INTERVIEW)
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47
Leo Babauta, Editor-in-Chief of Zen Habits (INTERVIEW)
Leo Babauta, Editor-in-Chief of Zen Habits (INTERVIEW)
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46
Meaghan O'Neill, Editor-in-Chief of TreeHugger (INTERVIEW)
Meaghan O'Neill, Editor-in-Chief of TreeHugger (INTERVIEW)
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45
Philippa Gregory, Author of "The White Queen" (INTERVIEW)
Philippa Gregory, Author of "The White Queen" (INTERVIEW)
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44
Allan Chochinov, Editor-in-Chief of Core77 (INTERVIEW)
Allan Chochinov, Editor-in-Chief of Core77 (INTERVIEW)
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43
Paulo Coelho, Author of  'The Winner Stands Alone' (INTERVIEW)
Paulo Coelho, Author of 'The Winner Stands Alone' (INTERVIEW)
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42
Dave Balter, CEO & Author of "The Word of Mouth Manual: Volume II" (INTERVIEW)
Dave Balter, CEO & Author of "The Word of Mouth Manual: Volume II" (INTERVIEW)
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41
Shawn Schuster, Managing Editor of Massively (INTERVIEW)
Shawn Schuster, Managing Editor of Massively (INTERVIEW)
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40
Nandini Maheshwari, Editor of Born Rich (INTERVIEW)
Nandini Maheshwari, Editor of Born Rich (INTERVIEW)
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39
Lance Ulanoff, Editor-in-Chief of PCMag.com (INTERVIEW)
Lance Ulanoff, Editor-in-Chief of PCMag.com (INTERVIEW)
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38
Hal Niedzviecki, Author of "The Peep Diaries" (INTERVIEW)
Hal Niedzviecki, Author of "The Peep Diaries" (INTERVIEW)
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37
Michael Losier, Coach & Author of "The Law of Connection" (INTERVIEW)
Michael Losier, Coach & Author of "The Law of Connection" (INTERVIEW)
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36
Jill Ciment, Author of "Heroic Measures" & University of Florida Professor (INTERVIEW)
Jill Ciment, Author of "Heroic Measures" & University of Florida Professor (INTERVIEW)
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35
Lisa See, Author of 'Shanghai Girls' (INTERVIEW)
Lisa See, Author of 'Shanghai Girls' (INTERVIEW)
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34
David Ponce, Editor of OhGizmo! (INTERVIEW)
David Ponce, Editor of OhGizmo! (INTERVIEW)
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33
Wilbur Smith, Author of 'Assegai' (INTERVIEW)
Wilbur Smith, Author of 'Assegai' (INTERVIEW)
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32
Robert Boswell, Author of "The Heyday of the Insensitive Bastards" (INTERVIEW)
Robert Boswell, Author of "The Heyday of the Insensitive Bastards" (INTERVIEW)
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31
Ignacio Oreamuno, Editor of Ihaveanidea (INTERVIEW)
Ignacio Oreamuno, Editor of Ihaveanidea (INTERVIEW)
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30
Javier Lourenco, Founder of The Uncoolhunter (INTERVIEW)
Javier Lourenco, Founder of The Uncoolhunter (INTERVIEW)
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29
Felson Sajonas, Editor-in-Chief of SwipeLife (INTERVIEW)
Felson Sajonas, Editor-in-Chief of SwipeLife (INTERVIEW)
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28
Neil Gladstone, Editor-in-Chief of Asylum and Lemondrop (INTERVIEW)
Neil Gladstone, Editor-in-Chief of Asylum and Lemondrop (INTERVIEW)
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27
Michael Schrage, Innovator, Writer and Senior Advisor (INTERVIEW)
Michael Schrage, Innovator, Writer and Senior Advisor (INTERVIEW)
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26
Andrew Dobrow, Editor of Gearfuse (INTERVIEW)
Andrew Dobrow, Editor of Gearfuse (INTERVIEW)
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25
Scott Belsky, Founder of Behance (INTERVIEW)
Scott Belsky, Founder of Behance (INTERVIEW)
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24
Richard Florida, Founder, Professor & Author of "Who's Your City?" (INTERVIEW)
Richard Florida, Founder, Professor & Author of "Who's Your City?" (INTERVIEW)
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23
The Gregory Brothers, Creators of 'Auto-Tune the News' (INTERVIEW)
The Gregory Brothers, Creators of 'Auto-Tune the News' (INTERVIEW)
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22
James Gavin, Author of "Stormy Weather" & Journalist (INTERVIEW)
James Gavin, Author of "Stormy Weather" & Journalist (INTERVIEW)
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21
Amanda Smyth, Author of  "Lime Tree Can't Bear Orange" (INTERVIEW)
Amanda Smyth, Author of "Lime Tree Can't Bear Orange" (INTERVIEW)
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20
Josh Rubin, Editor of Cool Hunting (INTERVIEW)
Josh Rubin, Editor of Cool Hunting (INTERVIEW)
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19
Amber Mac, TV Star and Blogger (INTERVIEW)
Amber Mac, TV Star and Blogger (INTERVIEW)
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18
Michael Connelly, Author of "The Scarecrow" (INTERVIEW)
Michael Connelly, Author of "The Scarecrow" (INTERVIEW)
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17
Sam and Karen, Founders of Craftastrophe (INTERVIEW)
Sam and Karen, Founders of Craftastrophe (INTERVIEW)
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16
Deidre Woollard, Editor of Luxist (INTERVIEW)
Deidre Woollard, Editor of Luxist (INTERVIEW)
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15
Mark Frauenfelder, Co-Founder of Boing Boing (INTERVIEW)
Mark Frauenfelder, Co-Founder of Boing Boing (INTERVIEW)
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14
Max Lenderman, Executive Creative Director & Author of "Brand New World" (INTERVIEW)
Max Lenderman, Executive Creative Director & Author of "Brand New World" (INTERVIEW)
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13
Ben Huh, CEO of Pet Holdings, Inc (INTERVIEW)
Ben Huh, CEO of Pet Holdings, Inc (INTERVIEW)
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12
Brian White, Co-Star of 'I Can Do Bad All By Myself' (INTERVIEW)
Brian White, Co-Star of 'I Can Do Bad All By Myself' (INTERVIEW)
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11
Marissa Brassfield, Editor of TrendHunter.com (INTERVIEW)
Marissa Brassfield, Editor of TrendHunter.com (INTERVIEW)
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10
Francisco (Pakko) De La Torre-Rocha, Art Director (INTERVIEW)
Francisco (Pakko) De La Torre-Rocha, Art Director (INTERVIEW)
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9
Tweet Stalkers (INTERVIEW)
Tweet Stalkers (INTERVIEW)
CreepyTweets Intrigues Twitter Followers Just By Being Creepy
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8
Yanier Gonzalez, Editor of Destructoid (INTERVIEW)
Yanier Gonzalez, Editor of Destructoid (INTERVIEW)
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7
David Fischer, Editor of Highsnobiety (INTERVIEW)
David Fischer, Editor of Highsnobiety (INTERVIEW)
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6
Ivan Raszl, Founder of Ads of the World (INTERVIEW)
Ivan Raszl, Founder of Ads of the World (INTERVIEW)
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5
Ron English, Pop Artist (INTERVIEW)
Ron English, Pop Artist (INTERVIEW)
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4
Birgit Lohmann, Editor of Designboom (INTERVIEW)
Birgit Lohmann, Editor of Designboom (INTERVIEW)
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3
Katherine Russell Rich, Author of "Dreaming in Hindi" (INTERVIEW)
Katherine Russell Rich, Author of "Dreaming in Hindi" (INTERVIEW)
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2
Karim Rashid, Designer & Author of 'KarimSpace' (INTERVIEW)
Karim Rashid, Designer & Author of 'KarimSpace' (INTERVIEW)
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Marina Orlova, Star of Hot For Words (INTERVIEW)
Marina Orlova, Star of Hot For Words (INTERVIEW)
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