Bill Taylor and Polly LaBarre are our new Cool Friends. Both of them had long careers at Fast Company (Bill was co-founder), and both have lots of experience writing and speaking on strategies, innovation, and personal success. Together they’ve written Mavericks at Work: Why the Most Original Minds in Business Win. Early readers, they tell us, called the book In Search of (a New Kind of) Excellence. I think this book is one you’ll want to get for yourselves. There are more references to Tom in the interview—take a look to see what they are.