Bill Taylor, the original founder of Fast Company magazine, and author of the inspirational Mavericks at Work, came to our offices last week to grab some coffee and talk shop.

Bill’s recent piece about how Zappos pays you a bonus to quit lit up the webwaves and got linked up in a billion places. Bill just posted an article he wrote about 37signals based on our meeting last week.

Bill is a great guy. He’s full of energy and positively infectious. I first met him at the Business Innovation Factory conference last year. I look forward to being involved with BIF-4 this year. Its a wonderfully unique conference with a seriously diverse group of speakers. It’s one of the most interesting conferences I’ve ever attended. Highly recommended.

Thanks again for coming by the office, Bill! And thanks for the article.