A lot of times in the online world, you see “best of” lists for women. And that’s cool. I think that in a lot of instances women are woefully underrated in comparison to men, still. However, this does not mean that we should not give a big round of applause to men who are working their butts off. While it’s important for women to support each other, and while it’s important for men to support each other, a little cross-pollination in the way of support could do wonders, methinks. Therefore, with the women having gone first on Monday, I now present 60 men whose praise must be sung.
1. Raul Colon (@rj_c)
I met Raul because we both tend to frequent the comments section over at Chris Brogan’s website. We started following each other, and the more I got to know Raul, the more I saw that in addition to being a bi-lingual business-savvy Puerto Rican, Raul also has a great sense of humor, a tender heart, and a desire to help everyone he knows.
2. Sean McGinnis (@SeanMcGinnis)
I would love to be able to tell you how I met Sean, but he seems to be everywhere, so it’s hard to remember in which place I first encountered him. Was it in a chat? Was it via the #usguys stream, perhaps? Or was it through one of the 5 million people Sean seems to know? Sean is one of those guys who you feel like you’ve known forever and a day a little after first meeting him. Warm, funny, smart as heck, and a not too shabby leader, too, Sean is a huge part of my online community.
3. Fred McClimans (@fredmcclimans)
I do know exactly how I met Fred. I met him during an #imcchat, and my first impression was “Holy cow, this guy is one of the smartest people I’ve met.” However, you shouldn’t let Fred’s brains (or brainz) intimidate you. He is passionate about his work, he’s a great thinker, and he is another guy who can also make me laugh out loud as I scan my Twitter stream (which can be embarrassing sometimes…hard to explain laughing at your computer screen).
4. Patrick Prothe (@pprothe)
I met Patrick in just about the exact same way I met Fred. We all were chatting away in #imcchat and I was thinking the whole time, “Don’t say anything to humiliate yourself, don’t say anything to humiliate yourself.” I ended up working with Patrick on my Social Media safety project. I discovered that he was a reliable friend, an endless stream of support, and again, another guy with a great sense of humor. Patrick is also a rather good photographer!
5. Chase Adams (@RealChaseAdams)
The first time I met Chase online, I thought, “This guy is going to become a superstar.” He has an energy about him that is instantaneously infectious (in a good way). He has recently started his own company, which is showing a great deal of promise. Of course, one of the crowning achievements in this man’s time online is that he is one of the co-founders of that #usguys tribe you’ve been hearing so much about. Watch out for this guy – his star is only beginning to rise!
6. Stanford Smith (@pushingsocial)
One of the great moments I can recollect in my online career is the time when I thought Stan and I were in the same boat. I thought, “Yeah, this guy is pretty new just like me, and we can battle it out.” Well, little did i know the kind of superstar I had met. Through his blog, his posts that appear elsewhere (including sites like SocialMediaToday, Copyblogger, and ProBlogger), and his general presence, Stan is already one of the top men in the online world. And he’s only (really) 2 years old! This man is bound for amazing things. I can’t wait to see where he ends up!
7. Jason Sokol (@jwsokol)
You’ve seen Jason Sokol post on this site, and I’ve sung his praises quite a bit. Just in case you missed it – you don’t want to miss out on getting to know this guy. His approach to blogging is one of the most innovative out there. His book reviews are to die for. His willingness to learn new things and meet with new people is a delight, and his support seemingly has no end to it. What are you waiting for??
Tommy Walker (@tommyismyname)
I met Tommy back when MarketingProfs started their first chat. I began by arguing with him, and about 10 minutes later I knew that I was going to be talking to this guy for a long time. What I didn’t know is that Tommy is a Facebook master, so much so that Chris Brogan defers to him for Facebook advice! He is always coming up with great products for his customers and audience, his blog posts are elegant and articulate, and he is one of the sweeter guys you can get to know online.
8. Ian Rountree (@ianmrountree)
I first encountered Ian through his review of Trust Agents. He wasn’t just offering a review but he was also offering a way to really connect and engage with his readers, which I thought was pretty darned impressive. Then I found his round-ups of #blogchat and I thought, “Goodness, I need to get to know this guy.” As it turns out, in addition to being a great thinker and a heckuva smart dude, Ian is also a great friend, endlessly patient, and rather hilarious.
9. Nic Wirtz (@nicwirtz)
OK, as you might have guessed, that’s not really Nic’s face, but it is really his avatar. Try as I may, I can’t get him to use his picture 🙂 So, I met Nic via Ian Rountree at a blogchat. Then I saw him in just about every chat I visited and tons of others I didn’t. Nic is wicked smart and brings to my world an ornery sense of humor that could only be attributed to his British origin. What Nic probably doesn’t want me to tell you is that he is a great thinker, an excellent writer (now that we’ve gotten him to write at HardRefresh.net), and yes, he’s a darned good friend to have in your corner. Sorry Nic. I had to let the secret out!
10. Jan Wong (@jwongjk)
I was introduced to this fellow by Suzanne Vara, and shortly thereafter, Jan started coming to #tweetdiner. This is very gracious of him because while #tweetdiner is a Saturday night event for me, for Jan it’s a Sunday morning event! What you discover shortly after meeting this guy is that he is a fantastic mix of warmth, intelligence, friendliness, and brilliance. A wonderful mix to be sure. Get to know this man, please!
11. Jeff Wilson (@jeffthesensei)
Jeff is another person I met because we both were frequenting a lot of the same chats. Then Jeff wrote a post that is still one of the best posts I’ve seen in my time online. It was detailed, highly intelligent, yet also distinctly engaging. And darn it all, you’d be hard-pressed to find a nicer guy. Jeff has teamed up recently with Brandie McCallum and Sam Fiorella, two other great minds. I can’t wait to see what they all accomplish together!
12. Sam Beamond (@sambeamond)
Sam I met via Sandy Hubbard, and I couldn’t be happier that it is so. Sam is a truly wonderful person, full of warmth and care, and he writes excellent blog posts as well. While he may not be loud and obnoxious on Twitter the way, say, I am, Sam is a strong member of my online community, and I highly recommend you bring him into your community as well!
13. Joe Sorge (@joesorge or @ajbombers)
You’ve heard me sing this guy’s praises a lot lately, but darn it, I just can’t help myself. Next to the word “energy” in the dictionary, I’m pretty sure you will find this exact picture. Joe is perpetually as calm as a cool spring and yet as busy as a chicken with its head cut off. I can’t figure out how he does it all while also remaining friendly to every stinkin person he meets. I am studying this phenomenon and will keep you posted. In the meantime, follow this guy and get to know him!
14. Rufus the Dog (@dogwalkblog)
Okay, okay. His name isn’t really Rufus and he isn’t *really* a dog, but I think I’d be killed if I gave up his real identity 🙂 I met Rufus, again, via Chris Brogan’s blog (by now you should see why I’m passionate about commenting on peoples’ blogs regularly AND Twitter chats) and was immediately drawn to this guy’s dry sense of humor. I have, admittedly, a weak spot for sarcasm married to high intelligence, and that’s what you get when you follow Rufus. Oh, and like any good pup, you also get a great friend 🙂
15. Tom Moradpour (@tommoradpour)
When I first started doing my #30Thursday posts, I noticed that this guy Tom kept replying to them. I always appreciate such things, so I went to see more about this guy. “International marketing director, Pepsi.” Hmm, well that’s interesting! I am so glad that Tom found me because what I discovered is a guy who loves marketing, is passionate about making the world a better place, and a truly kind-hearted person. Get to know him and you will not be sorry 🙂
16. Mike Davenport (@stickfiguresimp)
As you might be able to tell from the avatar and from the Twitter handle, Mike is quite the visual communicator. I met Mike via Third Tribe and I found him to be one of the warmest, most supportive people in a very warm and supportive community. His capacity to communicate via seemingly simple stick figures is truly amazing to see. Understated but awesome, Mike is someone you should definitely get to know.
17. Brandon Duncan (@brandonpduncan)
I met Brandon during a #blogchat. He asked if I could take a look at his site and we got to talking from there. Brandon is an army guy, a dad, a fantastic writer, a great friend, and an extremely valuable part of my community. He always seems to have something to say that brings a smile to my face, but if he perceives you need his support, he is all business. This guy is bound for great things. Get to know him!
18. Bob James (@mightycopy)
Bob James primarily dwells in the “more than 140 characters” world, but I’d still like him to tweet more so that more people can see how awesome he is. Bob is, as you might guess, a fabulous writer, but to me he has also been a constant supporter of my blog, even when I really didn’t know what in the heck I was doing (not that I do now, but I at least have some longevity on my side). Bob is a great person to know in this era of content. Follow him, won’t you?
19. Tristan Bishop (@knowledgebishop)
How can I talk about Tristan without going on and on? I met this guy in the #custserv chat and was struck by his engagement and his smarts. Tristan is so engaging, in fact, that he can actually pull off quotes on Twitter without seeming like a cheeseball, which is pretty remarkable. Add to that the fact that he is a great friend, a great leader, and that he does a mean imitation of Donkey and Shrek and you can start to see why this guy is one of my favoritest people in my online world 🙂
20. Roy Atkinson (@royatkinson)
Roy, or as he prefers to be called, “His Royal Hello-ness,” is one of the most engaging people I know in Twitter-land. Roy could have just participated regularly in #custserv, but that wasn’t quite enough. Instead, Roy has become the official greeter for the ever-growing #custserv chat. Somehow, he keeps track of everyone who comes in and in turn makes everyone feel welcome. I don’t think I’ve ever seen Roy display anything other than kindness and humor, so turn the tables and say hello to him!
21. Danny Garcia (@dannybuntu)
Danny was one of my very first followers on Twitter and also one of my very first supporters here at ye olde blog. Remarkably, he is still around! Danny is a fantastic writer, a super hard worker, and a great friend. I don’t get to talk to him nearly enough. Those darned time zones!
22. Brian Rice (@briansrice)
Brian Rice is part of the oomph behind business2community.com, a fantastic resource for the Social Media industry. Brian and I sort of took chances on each other when we were both pretty new to the early world. Brian invited me to have my posts syndicated to his site and I agreed early on. I think it’s turned out okay for all parties involved 🙂 Brian is a smart guy, full of innovation, and a good friend to have on your team.
23. Michael Brenner (@brennermichael)
Michael co-founded the business2community…community with Brian Rice and also blogs at b2bmktginsider. Michael is always active in the community. He is a great thinker and a great writer who offers a common sense approach to the B2B world of marketing. Get to know this fella!
24. Jon Morrow (@jonmorrow)
Almost anywhere you go in the blogosphere, you feel the presence of Jon Morrow. Associate editor for Copyblogger, Jon may not get as much attention as Brian Clark does, but he certainly has inspired many, many people I know. A brilliant writer and a brilliant thinker, Jon is a person you need to familiarize yourself with if you want to get along in the online world.
25. Joseph Ruiz (@SMSJoe)
I’ve told you about Joe Ruiz before, but I never, frankly, get tired of talking about this guy. Joe is another guy I got to know because he seemed to be in every chat I was in. Every time he began tweeting, everyone welcomed him. Joe always has great insights but I think what I appreciate most is his immensely kind heart, which you can just see taking over the world. You can only benefit by bringing Joe into your community.
26. Arie Moyal (@amoyal)
I met Arie during #imcchat (there are some frighteningly smart people in that chat now that I think about it). After talking to Arie over the last several months, I’ve been convinced of 3 things. First, he will tell it like it is, which can sometimes be uncomfortable. Second, he is most happy when he is driving me nuts. And third, you’d be hard-pressed to find a more supportive member of your community. Sorry Arie, you’re another one I have to out – you’re actually a nice dude.
27. Taariq Lewis (@taariqlewis)
Founder of Stanzar and a pretty darned tootin sweet guy, Taariq Lewis is a fellow I met via the #usguys hashtag. In addition to being very engaging, wickedly funny, and horribly smart, Taariq is also a constant supporter once you get him in your corner (which I highly recommend you do). Oh, and keep your eyes on this guy. His star is only going to rise.
28. Stéphane Poirier (@exopoirier)
When I first met Stéphane, I thought that he was a pretty darned smart guy. Bi-lingual as he hails from Montreal, Stéphane seems to gain respect no matter what language he speaks or where he is speaking it. A devilishly charming sense of humor, I was delighted when I found out that he was also a speaker at last year’s unGeeked Toronto. Stéphane has great ideas about where business can go in the years to come, and he is a kind person to boot!
29. Lou Imbriano (@louimbriano)
Lou is another person I could probably write an entire post about (and perhaps I shall someday). You might wonder what a guy who used to work for the New England Patriots and who is still entrenched in the sports would could offer you if you’re not in that world yourself. How about hilarious tweets, pictures of drool-inducing desserts, motivational/inspirational blog posts, and insightful contributions to chats? Yeah, head on over and friend this gentleman.
30. Marc Pittman (@marcapitman)
I first met Marc during my brief stint at 501missionplace.com. I was taken by his warmth and charm, then discovered that he is a man with a deep-seated faith that extends beyond words into real action. These days, there aren’t, in my mind, many higher compliments I can pay a person. Look for Marc’s ever-present bowtie in your Twitter stream and say hi!
31. Kenny Rose (@Grit08)
I’ve known Kenny since his very early days on Twitter. He was still pretty new when I saw him come to #tweetdiner one night. He seemed to think he’d never get the hang of Twitter, but by the end of the chat I could already tell he would be a star. Kenny is what I like to call a mad chatter. He always has a pleasant word for, well, everyone, and he offers warm support and strength to all he knows. He’s a jewel.
32. Paul Flanigan (@paulflanigan)
I met Paul thanks to Chris Brogan tweeting out one of my posts. Paul graciously came over to my blog and introduced himself and then did the same on Twitter. If you’re a regular reader here, you might recall Paul’s post on this very site early this year about resolutions. He is a great writer, very gifted, and is a great person to get to know.
33. Mark Robertson (@markosul)
Mark I met because he would pop by my blog quite often, and then I also ran into him in the #usguys stream. Mark is a great lover of literature and knowledge and therefore is a very fun person to talk to. He’s also quite smart, but always willing to learn more. That’s a great combo in my book!
34. David McGraw (@davidmcgraw)
I first told you about David McGraw on this site back in the fall of 2010 where I highlighted him in “Good people doing good things.” See, 1 day of Thanksgiving didn’t seem like quite enough for David. He believed we should consciously be thankful everyday, and he wanted everyone to join him in posting something to be grateful for every day in November. That’s pretty much the spirit of David in a nutshell. He is caring, engaging, smart, and a great addition to any online community.
35. Steven Pofcher (@spofcher)
Steven is a constant supporter not just for me but for many people in the Twitter stream. When he steps into #tweetdiner (a chat I run on Saturday nights) he engages so thoroughly with everyone and always has something great to contribute. You won’t regret getting to know him!
36. Steven Parker (@sparker9)
Steven Parker is a gentle soul with a steel-sharpened brain. He is not flashy and in your face, but he just keeps working hard, making great contributions, and making himself a rock solid part of the online world. As a fellow B2B comrade, Steven and I are often on the same page, but even if we weren’t, I’d have all of the respect in the world for him 🙂
37. Ken Rosen (@ken_rosen)
Ken Rosen is another B2B peer. He is very, very smart, often participates in chats in ways that fly right over my head, but he has also been a great supporter to me and I know to a lot of other people. He is another calm, gentle guy who just does his thing and does it well.
38. Cristian Gonzales (@galactic)
Cristian is another person I met from doing my #30thursday post round-ups. He submitted a couple of posts for inclusion that absolutely knocked my socks off, and then he continued to knock my socks off by perpetually recommending 3-4 other posts by other people every week. I soon came to learn that that is just the way this guy is. Cristian is one of the founding members of #usguys, and while he isn’t around on Twitter as much as he used to be, you need to tackle him and follow him when you have the chance 🙂
39. Joseph Olewitz (@jolewitz)
I’ve gotten to know Joseph best through our interactions at #tweetdiner. Joseph is a thoughtful man who always has something kind and supportive to say. He always makes excellent contributions to our chats and I think it’s safe to say that everyone has a bit of a better time when Joseph is able to make it.
39. Bernard Martin (@bernardmartin)
I started following Bernard Martin because we had some overlapping interests – Bernard is involved in manufacturing and a lot of our clients also live in that world. What I discovered is a man who somehow manages to tweet via 3 different accounts, is brilliant (getting tired of hearing that yet?) and who never seems to get involved in any kind of debate that would end up with anyone having bitter feelings. This guy is another great resource to have in your community.
40. Bill Boorman (@billboorman)
If you have ever participated in a Twitter chat, you’ve probably met Bill Boorman. Although he is in England, he seems to be awake and active at any given moment when there’s a chat to be had. More than just participating, Bill offers very perceptive contributions, doesn’t sugar coat things he believes to be wrong or incorrect, and to top it all off, he often provides statistics at the end of the chats in which he participates to show who the biggest contributors were. I don’t know how he does all that he does, but he does!
41. Mack Collier (@mackcollier)
Speaking of chats, you have probably heard me sing this guy’s praise plenty of times. Mack Collier founded #blogchat, which has since become the most popular Twitter chat. Blogchat is what showed me what Twitter really could be used for, and Mack Collier is at the heart of it all. Of course, none of this is quite enough for Mack. You’ll also see him innovating new ways to do chats and participating in lots of other chats. And when he’s not doing that he is cranking out awesome blog posts. Oh, and he’s nice, which doesn’t hurt either. Sheesh!
42. Geoff Livingston (@geoffliving)
So, if you see Geoff Livingston on Twitter, you will see that his avatar is actually his beautiful baby girl – for reference I thought I’d put in a photo that is more…him! Geoff, co-founder of Zoetica, lives in the more journalistic and not-for-profit intersections of Social Media. As such, he is able to observe some of the more silly aspects of Social Media while also being alert as to how Social Media can help make the world a better place. Geoff’s latest book, Welcome to the Fifth Estate, recently was launched out into the world and I highly recommend purchasing and reading it!
43. Mark Schaefer (@markwschaefer)
What can I say about Mark Schaefer? I started reading his blog last year and the more I read, the more I wanted to keep coming back. Then I read his book, The Tao of Twitter, and I was surprised at how many beliefs about the online world we had in common. Then I started interacting with his blog community and started interacting with him on Twitter, and I have come to the conclusion that he is the real deal. Simple words with big meaning. You need to get to know this guy.
44. Danny Brown (@dannybrown)
Danny Brown is one of those people who seems able to do everything. He has a mammoth blog, a very strong Twitter presence, everyone who meets him seems to adore him, he does a lot of charity work, and he seems to me to be a genuinely nice human being. I met Danny when I was working on my Social Media Safety project. He graciously helped me connect with an organization that helps keeps teenagers safe on Facebook, and he and a representative of that organization joined one of our chats. That is the kind of guy this is. Although he sometimes writes posts that I don’t agree with 100%, he always inspires great conversation, and that’s what really matters!
45. Sam Fiorella (@samfiorella)
For as long as I’ve known Sam, his star has just continued to rise and rise and rise. I first met Sam via the #usguys stream. Then I started seeing him participate in a lot of the chats I was in. Then I started seeing him lead chats I was in. Then I heard that he was helping put together the Chicago unGeeked event, and now he is working with Jeff Wilson as part of Sensei Marketing and will be helping host a live #blogchat at the MarketingProfs B2B Forum. Add to all of that the fact that Sam is a darned likable guy, and you can see why I would have him on this list!
46. Jason Mikula (@mikulaja)
I met Jason at one of the 17 chats we used to participate in together. Was it #IMCChat or #MMchat where we started talking? I have no idea. What I do know is that wherever I saw Jason, he was making excellent contributions. He was also warm and friendly with quick mind. Jason is another co-founder of #usguys and as you get to know him, you also see his passion for charitable work and general work towards bettering humanity. Who could have a problem with that, anyway?
47. Allan MacDonald (@the_golf_geek)
To be honest, I’m not 100% sure how I met Allan. He doesn’t participate in a lot of chats. I don’t run into him on Twitter a lot. I’m not a golfer, so we don’t have that in common. But what I can tell you about this guy is that whenever I put out a tweet that sounds remotely like I’m having a bad day, Allan checks to make sure I’m okay. On dreary days, I always know that this guy is out there and cares. And that is pretty darned priceless. So check him out, even if you have no intention of ever golfing (just don’t tell him that!).
48. Dan Perez (@danperezfilms)
Now why would I include someone on this list whom I often refer to as “Meaney Head?” It might be a good question if it was in regards to anyone other than Dan. Here’s the thing about Dan that I like. He doesn’t offer any candy coating as so many people do, I think, in the online world. If he really likes what you’re doing, he’ll tell you. If he really hates what you’re doing, he’ll tell you. Sometimes this can be uncomfortable. Sometimes he flirts with offensive, even. But Dan sticks out because he remains true to himself in a world where the pressure is to be true to some idealized version of humanity. I value Dan’s honesty, and for all of the disagreements we have, when he pays me or other folks a compliment, I know it comes from his heart (which, by the way, is a good one).
49. Peter Pollock (@peterpollock)
A few months after moving to my self-hosted blog site, I decided it was time to add some design elements. This was before I bought Genesis, so I had to learn how to FTP this and upload that. It was dreadfully confusing to me because hey, I’m not a web designer. So like any sane person, I made a Twitter cry for help, and Molly Campbell introduced me to this fellow. Though he didn’t know me, Peter helped me out for a good hour, and I’ve never forgotten that. As you start reading his blog posts, this event, it becomes clear, is right in context with his life’s work. See about getting to know this guy!
50. Jim Mitchem (@jmitchem)
Jim Mitchem one of the best writers working in the blogosphere right now. If you haven’t checked out his blog posts, your life is not yet complete. In addition to that? Hmm. Well, he’s a great family man, hilarious, and a wonderful addition to any online community. Get to know this guy, please!
51. Rob Hatch (@robhatch)
If you’ve floated around any of Chris Brogan’s work, you probably know who this hardworking hero is. Steeped in charitable work, Rob seems to embody endless patience and good humor while working hard to keep a bunch of people on the same page and organized. He’s a delight to talk to, and I’m glad I know him. You should get to know him too.
52. Clay Forsberg (@clayforsberg)
Clay is another no-nonsense kind of guy, so when you hear something nice from him you know that he’s not “just saying that.” Clay backs up this no-nonsense kind of approach via his own tweets and via his blog posts, all of which I think you will find quite interesting. Check it all out!
53. Josepf Haslam (@josepf)
Josepf might be one of the most nice people you could encounter on Twitter. I met him through the #usguys stream and various other chats, where it seemed like he either knew everyone or wanted to get to know everyone. These are the things I say about him first, but behind that is also a brain that is super sharp and an energy that is inspirational.
54. Kyle Thill (@toyotaequipment)
I’m not sure how I got so lucky, but I met Kyle because he started visiting my blog and leaving some of the best comments I’ve gotten here. He is always insightful and straightforward with his thoughts – a great combination of characteristics for the online world. Kyle also is one of those people who always seems to have a kind word. A good solid Minnesotan fella. 🙂
55. Mark Dykeman (@markdykeman)
I first got to know Mark via Third Tribe, where I always found him to be at the forefront with astute observations and helpful suggestions. Then I had the opportunity to read Mark’s book thought-maps, and I was blown away. This is one smart cookie, but he is another fellow who can also make you crack up while scanning your Facebook or Twitter stream. Also be sure to check out Mark’s blog at thoughtwrestling.com!
56. Terry St. Marie (@starbucker)
Terry is the other great mind behind SOBCon, with Liz Strauss. You only ever hear great things about this guy. He embodies everything he talks about in regards to leadership by leading that way himself. He is amiable, super smart, and seems somehow to stay above the craziest parts of Social Media to keep true to his own personal ideas of strength and leading.
57. Steve Woodruff (@swoodruff)
I met Steve via Lisa Petrilli and the chat they co-host – #leadershipchat. Per the name, Steve is quite the leader, and yet he also seems capable of tracking everyone who joins in and greeting them with a warm welcome. Steve is super smart yet always gracious, and he is not afraid to have some fun online, too. You should get to know him.
58. Michael Stelzner (@mike_stelzner)
I actually learned about this gentleman before I signed up for Twitter. I was doing some research on white papers and found out about Michael’s great work on that subject. Only when I joined the world of Social Media did I find out everything else this guy does. It seems like he has a new great idea every day, from virtual webinars with fantastic line-ups to a constant stream of mind-blowing posts at SocialMediaExaminer.com. Michael was ahead of the curve on bringing education to the online world, and he shows no signs of stopping.
59. Sumner Musolf (@sumnermusolf)
I once again can’t explain how I got so lucky, but I met Sumner because he started leaving comments here on my blog site. I ended up meeting him on Twitter too and saw him interact with people in ways that revealed that he wasn’t just being nice to me – he’s nice to everybody. Sumner is a smart guy who always looks out for people he cares about. He is hilarious, loyal, dedicated to quality work, and is a great asset to any online community you could throw at him. Throw him yours!
John Jantsch (@ducttape)
John Jantsch is the kind of person who makes me think, “Gosh, I hope I can end up being that awesome someday.” From his Duct Tape Marketing book through his Referral Engine book, from his blog to the many interviews he does with people throughout the online world, John embodies incredible work, incredible dedication, great success – and yet no one seems to have a darned negative thing to say about him. Rather, everyone is pretty glad he’s successful because he’s too nice for us to think otherwise. I’ve found John to be accessible, gracious, and always thinking about the people around him in the online world. Who could ask for more?
So that’s it. Those are 60 men whose praise must be sung. I know that there are some names that you probably are surprised aren’t here, like Chris Brogan, Brian Clark, Darren Rouse, Jason Falls, and Jay Baer. I have the utmost respect for all of those men, but you hear a lot about them. I wanted to use this opportunity to shine the light on some guys you might not hear about as often.
Who did I miss from your corner of the online world?