January 02, 2012
Top Innovation Bloggers of 2011

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Well, I've got good news and great news to share with you.

First the good news: I was just voted the #1 innovation blogger in the world in a contest sponsored by Innovation Excellence, the #1 innovation blog in the world.

Now the great news: 2012 is going to be an awesome year for you -- full of happiness, abundance, creativity, collaboration, community, fun, gratitude and, yes, innovation. That is, if you want it to be.

I'd like to take this moment to thank all of you who voted for me. (And by the way, for those of you who think that all I do is write about innovation, please know that this is just a sideline).

My real work is in the trenches...

I'd also like to acknowledge some amazing people who have inspired and encouraged me throughout the years.

These include Evelyne Pouget, Tim Gallwey, Prentiss Uchida, Seth Godin, Gary Hamel, Ben Zander, Roger van Oech, Guy Kawasaki, Erika Andersen, Rumi, Hafiz, Kabir, Morihei Ueshiba, the entire Idea Champions team, Joe and Eddie, Ron Brent, Phyllis Rosen, Joan Apter and, most of all, Prem Rawat (aka Maharaji).

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I first heard about Prem Rawat when he was 13 (and I was 24). At that very young age, he came to America (from India) to bring a very powerful message of peace -- a message he doesn't just talk about, but helps people experience for themselves.

He is not the first to talk about this message. Nor will he be the last. But he is here and now -- helping thousands of people, from all walks of life, go beyond ideas to find their way to the source of peace within themselves.

His dedication, brilliance, love, and endless commitment to innovating is a great source of inspiration to me.

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Posted by Mitch Ditkoff at January 2, 2012 02:11 PM

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Happy New Day, I'm glad U won, I voted for U. I'm glad Ur work is in the tranches. And M's is at the end of the tunnel.
I want to send Ur link to some of my relatives, who may like Ur sharp and clear writing. However, do they need to register first? I want to send this last posting...
Henry Wyman

Posted by: henryw [TypeKey Profile Page] at January 2, 2012 05:31 AM

Mitch -

BIG congratulations!! Well deserved. And I feel honored to be included in any list that includes Maharaji, Seth Godin, and Rumi. ;-)))

Much love-
Erika

Posted by: Erika Andersen [TypeKey Profile Page] at January 3, 2012 02:50 PM

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