Linus Torvalds — Finnish Businessman born on December 28, 1969,

Linus Benedict Torvalds is a Finnish-Americansoftware engineer, who is the creator of the Linux kernel and for a long time, principal developer; that became the kernel for operating systems, such as GNU and years later Android and Chrome OS. He also created the distributed revision control system git. He was honored, along with Shinya Yamanaka, with the 2012 Millennium Technology Prize by the Technology Academy Finland "in recognition of his creation of a new open source operating system for computers leading to the widely used Linux kernel". He is also the recipient of the 2014 IEEE Computer Society Computer Pioneer Award... (wikipedia)

I'd much rather have 15 people arguing about something than 15 people splitting into two camps, each side convinced it's right and not talking to the other.
If Microsoft ever does applications for Linux it means I've won.
To be honest, the fact that people trust you gives you a lot of power over people. Having another person's trust is more powerful than all other management techniques put together.
No-one has ever called me a cool dude. I'm somewhere between geek and normal.
I don't actually go to that many conferences. I do that a couple of times a year. Normally, I am not recognized; people don't throw their panties at me. I'm a perfectly normal person sitting in my den just doing my job.