This is a great interview with Ryan MacDonald of Liquid Web and Kevin Ohashi from Review Signal if you value depth and breadth of experience and vision in experts. The history of the hosting industry is interesting on its own terms, and these two go back a long way. You may be surprised at what you learn.
It's been a while since we last talked with Kevin at Post Status. We all benefit from his work at Review Signal and WordPress Hosting Benchmarks every day — there's nothing else like it, and if you listen to this interview you will learn why.