Robert Benchley, American humorist
Wernher von Braun, German-American rocket scientist
"When things go wrong, losing the confidence of venture capitalists is far less painful than losing the faith of one's family."
Meg Cadoux Hirshberg, writing in Inc.
B.F. Skinner, American psychologist, inventor and author
Maya Angelou, American poet and memoirist
The AP is reporting that President Obama will nominate Rajiv Shah, a medical doctor and former official at the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation who currently serves as Undersecretary for Research, Education and Economics at the U.S. Department of Agriculture, to be USAID Administrator. The pick is somewhat of a surprise. I'll spend the next few hours gauging the reaction from the aid advocacy community, but suffice it to say that Shah was not among many outsiders' shortlists.