Julian Brown, the 126th person I’ve met on my quest to have lunch with 500 strangers, might have more personality than the other 125 combined.

Julian is delightfully eccentric. He talks quickly and laughs often. His conversation is peppered with an engaging mix of dad jokes and movie quotes on the one hand, and sharp observations and clever questions on the other.

In the past, Julian restrained his personality so he could fit in. But when his daughter fell seriously ill a decade ago, it put things in perspective. Who cares what people think when there are far more important things to worry about? (Thankfully, his daughter recovered.)

Julian has a long history of success as a salesman, winning plenty of big accounts during his career. Earlier this year, Julian took his 30 years of sales experience and used it to create an online course, called QuotaKrusher.com, which teaches people how to do cold calls, overcome objections, conduct negotiations and much more.

Sadly, humour is not part of the QuotaKrusher syllabus. 

P.S. Julian told me he’s planning to construct a sculpture of a woman grasping for something just out of reach – he’s going to call it the Statue of Limitations.