There’s this guy, then everyone else

by gbsmith4

I settled in last night to watch the latest episode of “Top Chef” and a fellow named Nathan Myhrvold pops up as guest judge.  The name was familiar, but then Nancy remembered he was a big shot at Microsoft.

So, what was he doing on Top Chef?  Well, other than authoring a new series of books entitled Modernist Cuisine, it turns out he’s a renowned chef.

A chef?  I thought he was a technology guy, so I enlisted Wikipedia to give me the low down.  The highlights:

— PhD in theoretical and mathematical physics by age 23

— Held a postdoctoral fellowship at the University of Cambridge working under Stephen Hawking, studying cosmology, quantum field theory in curved space time, and quantum theories of gravitation.

— Chief Technology Officer at Microsoft, is co-founder of Intellectual Ventures. Myhrvold, usually with coinventors, holds 17 U.S. patents assigned to Microsoft and has applied for more than 500 patents. In addition, Myhrvold and coinventors hold 115 U.S. patents

— Prize-winning nature and wildlife photographer

— Master French chef who has finished first and second in the world championship of barbecue

And remember, those are just the highlights.

So, what doesn’t this guy do?  Well, he didn’t seem particularly funny.  And judging by his build, I’m guessing the only sport he might excel at is bowling.

But, beyond that, whatever game we’re all bringing to the table, it has to pale beside this guy.  Humbling!