Last week, on November 19, 2010, Jonathan Farrington, Chairman of the JF Corporation, and proprietor of Top Sales World, created a list of the top 25 sales blogs. He was kind enough to include me on his list, and I am humbled to be among such a highly esteemed group. I am also one of his ten finalists in a contest to choose the best sales blog of 2010.
Thank you, Mr. Farrington!
More Thoughts on the List
Mr. Farrington (I don’t know him well enough yet to call him Jonathan) includes his metrics and a note that it is certainly not an all-defining, be-all, end-all list. As flattered as I am to be included on this list, and as shameless as I may be in asking for your vote, this is a stellar list and I consider myself fortunate to count some on this list as my friends and mentors.
Two of special note first:
I count Dave Brock in each category, friend and mentor. I am not joking when I suggest that Dave has forgotten more about sales than most of us will ever know. In addition to his sales smarts, he’s also a great friend and a great mentor. I never leave a meeting or a conversation with Dave without gaining from his tremendous insights and ideas on sales, sales management, and leadership.
Please vote for Dave Brock in the category Top Sales Article.
Jill Konrath belongs in each category too, mentor and friend. Not only is she super sharp when it comes to sales, you’d have a tough time finding a person more willing to help you (or to give you a kick in the rear end when you need one). She has given me her time, her advice, and opened doors and made introductions for me. She is the best!
I am also acquainted with a whole bunch of people on this list, including Ian Brodie, Skip Anderson, Tibor Shanto, Wendy Weiss, Paul McCord, Shane Gibson, Kelly Robertson, Jeb Brooks, and Mark Hunter. Add all of their blogs to your reading list.
I’d like to know Paul Castain, and I believe his content is strong; he should be on your reading list, if he isn’t already.
I’d be honored to have your vote for Top Sales Blog; I’d love to claim the bragging rights. But, honestly, I am proud and thankful to be included on this list with such a thoughtful and giving group of people, many of whom have been very kind to me personally. And even though I am a competitor, I won’t mind losing to anyone on this list.
Finally, thanks to those of you who stop by to read the blog, to comment when you agree, to comment when you disagree, and to share your thoughts, ideas, and experiences. Thanks also for you many kind words; I appreciate them more than you know.
Happy Thanksgiving, 2010!