The gratuitous “famous people do it, so should you” blog post!
There is a significant contingent of recognizable names who were dedicated to working at standing desks, including: Benjamin Franklin, Virginia Woolf, Ernest Hemingway, Winston Churchill, Leonardo da Vinci, and Donald Rumsfeld.
There’s a group of names you don’t get to put together very often.
For some great minds, standing was not enough and they needed walking as a creative mechanism. Friedrich Nietzsche famously said, “All truly great thoughts are conceived by walking.”
Of course in the modern world, it just doesn’t fly with the boss to say that you are going to take a walk in the park for the rest of the afternoon (“No, really, it’s great for productivity!”). Luckily we have the treadmill desk option, and some famous folks have caught onto it, including – believe it or not – Jimmy Kimmel. Check out this picture of him that recently was featured on the Work While Walking Blog:
Looks like he’s got the right footwear.
We are making a wishlist of famous people we want to convert to Rebel Desk users. Who would you add?