Stringer Bell (played by the amazing Idris Elba) was the intelligent and ruthless drug kingpin on the greatest show ever created, HBO’s The Wire. (Seriously, if you have not watched this show I urge you to take a week off of work and binge watch.) He was an innovative leader among others stuck in the past. Sound familiar? Although I do not condone his line of business or many of his tactics, I do recognize that he was trying to transcend his profession. I recently stumbled upon a great piece from Uproxx using examples of the show when Stringer Bell was trying to get better at his job, learn and inspire others to follow. Yes Stringer’s story does not have a happy ending, but viewers still can recognize a futurist at work. An individual working hard to keep the profession relevant amongst people drowning in the way it used to be.