Yotam Ottolenghi, chef, writer and restaurateur: Someone who has courage in their convictions, as well as the wisdom to listen when the details don’t always go according to plan—and then changing them as a result. You need to hold the big picture’s convictions at the same time as tweaking and tweaking the small details until they’re right—it’s having the energy of both the long-distance runner and the sprinter. Laura Ballance, cofounder, Merge Records: An entrepreneur is a creative person who endeavors to craft something that appeals to other people. You need to be creative, observant, brave and patient. This story is from Kinfolk Issue Fifteen Buy Now Related Stories Arts & Culture Issue 45 The Whole Story The power of cradle-to-grave novels. Arts & Culture Issue 43 Signal Boost How status anxiety drives culture. Arts & Culture Issue 41 Mixed Emoji Is a picture worth a thousand words? Arts & Culture Issue 38 Social Work Hettie O’Brien considers the cost of never logging off. Arts & Culture Issue 38 Memes of Communication A conversation about digital folklore. Arts & Culture Issue 36 Designated Drudgery How to take a load off.