From this description, try to guess the person's profession:
"... [His] ideas come from everywhere. He keeps a file bulging with magazine and newspaper clippings, takes research trips abroad, and never travels without a pencil and notebook."
Did you guess "Writer?"
I sure did. My first thought was someone immersed in the lovely art of research, or perhaps a travel writer.
Well, just to show you that inspiration comes from everywhere, and we should always be on the alert for new ideas, it turns out the quote, in Saveur Magazine, refers to Chicago restaurateur Rich Melman, head of the Lettuce Entertain You enterprise.