James Balog - 5280

National Geographic photographer James Balog has made headlines for projects on climate change, animals and, in this profile, champion trees, like the 275-foot General Sherman Sequoia, which required a 451-shot “tile mosaic” format to truly see the tree.


Andrew talansky - ESPN

In the crater caused by Lance Armstrong’s stunning fall, American cycling found hope with a pair of young upstart talents. One, Andrew Talansky, had little interest in being known as Armstrong’s heir. How could he cut his own path?


Nicole Glaros - Entrepreneur

In the boy’s club of tech, Nicole Glaros, the managing director of TechStars, stands out. A peerless networker and mentor, Glaros has “a great instinct for people,” says a colleague. “And startups are almost exclusively about people.”