This badge program features men who are making a difference today —who are changing our world.
Each step features one of these men. Explore his world, listen to his voice and learn about his life. Find one or more of these men you can identify with. If none speaks to you, explore the Web for other men to connect with. Share your findings with your kids or other adults.
Seth is a writer, speaker, entrepreneur and more! He has been called “America’s Greatest Marketer”, pioneering permission marketing. He worked at Yahoo! when his first Internet company, Yoyodyne, was purchased by them. He pushed against the traditional publishing model with his “Domino Project” and his latest company, Squidoo.com, is ranked as one of the top US web sites.
2. Brian Clark — copyblogger.com
Brian is founder of Copyblogger and CEO of Copyblogger Media. He is an entrepreneur and formerly an attorney. Copyblogger is frequently listed as one of the top marketing blogs and Brian is frequently listed as one of the top online marketers.
NOTE: Brian has recently started Entreproducer (entreproducer.com) to help entrepreneurs in digital media.
3. Karl Staib — partybizconnect.com
Karl helps companies build great relationships one person at a time. He likes to throw “Twitter Parties” as part of his social media solution.
4. Sean Platt — ghostwriterdad.com
Sean has been a writer and entrepreneur since the age of 10. He is a co-founder of CIMedia and Creative Director at REV Media Marketing. His writing includes everything from children’s books to horror novels. He has also published on some of the largest blogs on the Web.
5. Richard Branson — www.virgin.com/richard-branson/blog
Richard founded Virgin as a mail order record retailer in 1970. Today, there are around 200 companies in the Virgin Group.
He is also very active in service including Virgin Unite, a not-for-profit entrepreneurial foundation.
6. Guy Kawasaki — www.guykawasaki.com
Guy’s blog is “How to Change the World.” He is a best-selling author, co-founder of “alltop.com” and has over 33 thousand followers on Facebook for his latest book, Enchantment. His experience has come from previously being the chief evangelist at Apple.
7. Mitch Joel — www.twistimage.com/blog
Mitch is a publicist and journalist. He has been called the “Rock Star of Digital Marketing.” He is the president of Twist Image, which has been named one of the top ten agencies in Canada for two years.
8. Jon Stewart — www.thedailyshow.com
Jon Stewart uses comedy to poke fun at politics on his “Daily Show” on Comedy Central. He is always up-to-date on the political world.
9. Pete Cashmore — petecashmore.com
At the age of 19, Pete founded Mashable, a site focused on social media news. He writes a weekly column on technology and social media at CNN. He is also one of Twitter’s most-followed members. He has numerous awards and recognitions in relation with the change he has initiated.
10. Jimmy Wales — jimmywales.com
Jimmy is the founder of Wikipedia. He is a technology visionary. “Imagine a world in which every single person on the planet is given free access to the sum of all human knowledge. That’s what we’re doing.”
11. TED — www.ted.com
“Ideas worth spreading” is TED’s tagline. If you didn’t find someone to inspire you from the list above, visit TED and find a man who sees the world as you do, challenges your perceptions or even speaks to your soul.
12. Share your strong male role model.
The above list is a small sample of men I find inspiring or were recommended by others for this badge program. Share the men you follow online by replying to the badge program on our blog, larajla.com, or on Facebook, www.facebook.com/pages/Adult-Enrichment-Project/118595491548017.
Sites to Explore
All sites for this badge program are listed in the steps above.