Who Are the GREATEST WARRIORS of 2011?

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GOOD PEOPLES!

Bolaji O here - like the hotel in Vegas... ha ha...


So a buddy of mine, Renouf, and I, got into an argument.

This was right on the heels of the 2011 Warrior Live Event, in Raleigh, North Carolina.

(Did I mention that this event was A-MA-ZING?!?!? BIG PROPS to Sam England and the other organizers. But I digress. Again. Stay with me here...)

Anyway. We met some giants of the Warrior Forum. Some real cool cats like
  • Jason Fladlien
  • Mike Carraway
  • John Rhodes
  • Ron Douglas
  • E. Brian Rose
  • Brad Gosse
  • Mike Lantz
  • Brad Spencer
  • Russ Ruffino
  • Tim Castleman
  • Colin Theriot
  • Mike Cowles
  • Tina Golden
  • Tommie Powers
  • (Brittany Lynch, former Googler, and SEO+AdWords Queen, couldn't make it unfortunately.)

The list goes on and on and on.

These guys were accessible, approachable, and down-to-earth.

It really got James and me motivated.
Since the event, we've been working hard to step our game up!

In any event - it got us thinking: We met some GREAT warriors.
But who are the GREATEST Warriors this year?

I mean - who is really KILLING IT this year?

Who are the MOST RESPECTED ON THE FORUM this year?

Who have come up with the MOST INNOVATIVE products, campaigns, or launches this year?
WHO ARE THE MOST NOTORIOUS WARRIORS, LOVE 'EM OR LEAVE 'EM, THIS YEAR???


The list above is just a start. Of course, there are some other names that would come to mind IMMEDIATELY, for WARRIOR OF THE YEAR.

I have some in mind - but let me not "hog" all the obvious names.

So what's your take?

If you had to list 10 Warriors that SHOULD make the top 100 list...

Whom would you pick?!?!

NAME YOUR TOP 10 FAVORITE / MOST ACCOMPLISHED / MOST NOTORIOUS WARRIORS!

- Bolaji O.

p.s. If you haven't yet, check out the AMAZING notes that Russ Ruffino took.
Warrior Event 2011: Day One | Russ Ruffino Live
#2011 #greatest #greatest warriors #jason fladlien #john rhodes #warriors
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    • Profile picture of the author hardraysnight
      I vote for the New Zealand Warriors in the NRL.

      But there are only13 of them excluding reserves.
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      • Profile picture of the author bolaji
        Originally Posted by oncewerewarriors View Post

        I vote for the New Zealand Warriors in the NRL.

        But there are only13 of them excluding reserves.
        LOL! Nice...
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    • Profile picture of the author Istvan Horvath
      Originally Posted by x3xsolxdierx3x View Post

      Only TWO females on the list?

      I'd have to throw Alexa Smith up there....
      As I see it the list in the OP is the list of speakers at the WF event in Raleigh... not the "top ten".
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    • Profile picture of the author Brad Gosse
      Originally Posted by x3xsolxdierx3x View Post

      If any Warriors REALLY look like THIS...I'd consider strongly throwing them on the list, too...lol...or else

      This is the best I could do.

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      • Profile picture of the author sbucciarel
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        Originally Posted by Brad Gosse View Post

        This is the best I could do.

        That's pretty close. :p
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      • Profile picture of the author bolaji
        Originally Posted by Brad Gosse View Post

        This is the best I could do.

        NO...
        NO...
        NO...
        NO-TO-RI-OUS!

        The sad part is - Brad has that same look on his driver's license...
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        • Profile picture of the author Scott Rankin
          Originally Posted by bolaji View Post

          NO...
          NO...
          NO...
          NO-TO-RI-OUS!

          The sad part is - Brad has that same look on his driver's license...
          LOL! I cannot stop laughing at those pics you posted, you guys have a hell of a sense of humor :p
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      • Profile picture of the author Targeted Traffic
        Originally Posted by Brad Gosse View Post

        This is the best I could do.

        haha...thanks for the laugh. yep pretty close indeed
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      • Profile picture of the author Goldenboy
        Originally Posted by Brad Gosse View Post

        This is the best I could do.

        That's close enough to King Leonidas, lol.
        All hail King Leonidas who led 300 spartans against the massive army of Xerxis I.
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        • Profile picture of the author Kay King
          Folks - copying that photo over and over is getting old! Enough already.

          I'm asking folks to now add who YOU think are the greatest Warriors, to the list.
          You can ask - but what some of us are saying both in posts and by not posting is that we aren't into "best lists" or "greatest lists". It's a game of "I like Judy more than Jane" and has no value because the list is different for each of us.

          There is enough sucking up around here without creating a list to do it.
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    • Profile picture of the author ChrisMcDonald
      Originally Posted by x3xsolxdierx3x View Post

      If any Warriors REALLY look like THIS...I'd consider strongly throwing them on the list, too...lol...or else

      What do you mean? I actually do!



      People who have been good to me recently:

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      • Profile picture of the author bolaji
        Good to know - thanks, Chris!

        Originally Posted by ChrisMcDonald View Post

        What do you mean? I actually do!

        People who have been good to me recently:

        Coolaromas
        Richard Van
        Alexa Smith
        Gaz Cooper
        Sojourn
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  • Profile picture of the author SteveJohnson
    Aw, shucks. I saw the thread title and wondered if you meant real warriors to which I would have responded Seal Team Six.

    But Brad's pic puts him a close second.
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  • Profile picture of the author Fernando Veloso
    Eh!! If I was asked to deliver a list of the folks I respect the most in here, it would take a whole month and would include a couple new users per day - including some rookies with great attitude and solid ideas of INTERNET MARKETING.

    Too many interesting people here to list them, honestly.
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  • Profile picture of the author Dennis Gaskill
    The trouble with naming names when you have a large circle of friends, associates, and others that you respect is that you will inevitably leave a few off the list that you would have included had their name came to mind. It's an easy way to alienate them a little ... or a lot, depending on their personality type. And so, I include all my peeps on the list ... you know who you are!
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    • Profile picture of the author SteveJohnson
      Originally Posted by Dennis Gaskill View Post

      The trouble with naming names when you have a large circle of friends, associates, and others that you respect is that you will inevitably leave a few off the list that you would have included had their name came to mind. It's an easy way to alienate them a little ... or a lot, depending on their personality type. And so, I include all my peeps on the list ... you know who you are!
      Perfect answer.
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    • Profile picture of the author bolaji
      I can respect that, Dennis.

      The unfortunate thing is that those of us who are newer to the forum don't get to know who those unnamed amazing Warriors are, though. :/

      But I understand your point.

      Since the list is really light on female marketers - how about if you just list the MOST IMPRESSIVE FEMALE WARRIORS OF THE YEAR, in your book?

      Shorter list, more manageable, perhaps?


      Originally Posted by Dennis Gaskill View Post

      The trouble with naming names when you have a large circle of friends, associates, and others that you respect is that you will inevitably leave a few off the list that you would have included had their name came to mind. It's an easy way to alienate them a little ... or a lot, depending on their personality type. And so, I include all my peeps on the list ... you know who you are!
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      • Profile picture of the author Istvan Horvath
        Originally Posted by bolaji View Post

        Since the list is really light on female marketers - how about if you just list the MOST IMPRESSIVE FEMALE WARRIORS OF THE YEAR, in your book?

        Shorter list, more manageable, perhaps?
        Maybe shorter... although you never know.

        However, knowing how the testosterone-driven brain of my fellow male marketers works - I am afraid they would focus rather on other things than marketing skills
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        • Profile picture of the author hardraysnight
          Originally Posted by Istvan Horvath View Post

          Maybe shorter... although you never know.

          However, knowing how the testosterone-driven brain of my fellow male marketers works - I am afraid they would focus rather on other things than marketing skills
          i nominate Xena, warrior princess, for the chick division, or is that a contradiction?
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      • Profile picture of the author Dennis Gaskill
        Originally Posted by bolaji View Post

        I can respect that, Dennis.

        The unfortunate thing is that those of us who are newer to the forum don't get to know who those unnamed amazing Warriors are, though. :/

        But I understand your point.

        Since the list is really light on female marketers - how about if you just list the MOST IMPRESSIVE FEMALE WARRIORS OF THE YEAR, in your book?

        Shorter list, more manageable, perhaps?
        I understand your desire to know, but it doesn't take long to start picking up on who is respected around here.

        Nope, not going to do a female list either, for the same reason. Sorry. Even if I could remember everyone I would want to name, someone who might think they're on my list that isn't might take me off of their list. That might result in a lost opportunity.

        Threads like this pop up every few months. If you search for them you'll probably find plenty of named Warriors. Who knows, my post will take this thread back to the top and maybe someone else will see it and start naming names and get the ball rolling in the direction you want.
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    I too note the lack of women on the list. Why is that?
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    • Profile picture of the author bolaji
      Originally Posted by judiff View Post

      I too note the lack of women on the list. Why is that?
      Hi judiff!

      That list is not complete AT ALL!
      It's simply the list of presenters (and some attendees) from the 2011 Warrior Live Event.

      I'm asking folks to now add who YOU think are the greatest Warriors, to the list.

      What say you?


      Bolaji O.
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    Am I too late for the Warrior Big Dog Ass-Kissing Party?
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    • Profile picture of the author Thaddaeus T. Hogg
      Originally Posted by tpw View Post

      Am I too late for the Warrior Big Dog Ass-Kissing Party?
      Why heck no Bill, you can kiss this ole Warrior Big Dog Bohinkie if yore feelin left out! I am ALWAYS happy to oblige! Hold on a sec whilst I bend over and drop the britches!
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        Originally Posted by tpw View Post

        Am I too late for the Warrior Big Dog Ass-Kissing Party?
        Sheep chasers are NOT included in this poll...ass kissers are!!!

        Originally Posted by Thaddaeus T. Hogg View Post

        Why heck no Bill, you can kiss this ole Warrior Big Dog Bohinkie if yore feelin left out! I am ALWAYS happy to oblige! Hold on a sec whilst I bend over and drop the britches!
        OH NO NO...PLEASE NO...

        Seriously, we don't know what might crawl outta there...
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    • Profile picture of the author celente
      Originally Posted by tpw View Post

      Am I too late for the Warrior Big Dog Ass-Kissing Party?
      Jeez you sound jealous! LOL.

      Dont really think you deserve to be a hater unless you can make it to that list.

      Cant see you anywhere on that list...so well...u know....ha ha

      So there :p
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    • Profile picture of the author Cali16
      Originally Posted by tpw View Post

      Am I too late for the Warrior Big Dog Ass-Kissing Party?
      LOL, that was my thought as well - although I probably would have worded it a little differently!
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        Originally Posted by tpw View Post

        Am I too late for the Warrior Big Dog Ass-Kissing Party?
        Originally Posted by celente View Post

        Jeez you sound jealous! LOL.

        Dont really think you deserve to be a hater unless you can make it to that list.

        Cant see you anywhere on that list...so well...u know....ha ha

        So there :p
        Originally Posted by Cali16 View Post

        LOL, that was my thought as well - although I probably would have worded it a little differently!

        I wouldn't have and did not word it differently.

        I said exactly what I thought appropriate to say.

        I don't care who is and is not on the list, but I do recognize that some people will be offended by who is and is not on the list, and who was worthy who was left off the list.

        If I stood up to THANK everyone I thought was worthy in this forum, I would surely leave worthy people off the list, and then I would piss off, anger or hurt those who were not mentioned.

        The only people who will be truly happy with the configuration of any such list are those who are recognized. And those who were ignored or forgotten may be upset.



        p.s. The only lists I deserve to be on is the list of "funny" warriors and "asshole" warriors, so this is not personal. :p
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        • Profile picture of the author Cali16
          Originally Posted by tpw View Post

          I wouldn't have and did not word it differently.

          I said exactly what I thought appropriate to say.
          Bill, I hope you weren't offended - I wasn't judging your wording. I wouldn't expect anything less of you! (I'm just not as bold as you!)
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          • Profile picture of the author tpw
            Originally Posted by Cali16 View Post

            Bill, I hope you weren't offended - I wasn't judging your wording. I wouldn't expect anything less of you! (I'm just not as bold as you!)

            No, not offended.

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            When it is the darkest, you can see the stars.
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    I'm new here. So, no idea that who're the great warriors. Bolagi, don't forget to ask the same question in 2012. Obviously, I'll answer.
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    My vote would go to Ken Sar.
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    • Profile picture of the author bolaji
      Brilliant - thanks, thunderbird!

      Originally Posted by thunderbird View Post

      My vote would go to Ken Sar.
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    "The greatest warrior is one that doesn't need to fight" - from "The Chronicles Of Thomas Covenant, The Unbeliever".
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  • Profile picture of the author LeeLee
    I have been following Tiffany Dow, Peg Baron, Kay King, Lisa Stoops, Nicole Dean, Alexa Smith and (Sean Platt - dude).

    I gravitate towards the ladies because they do bring a different flavor to their business approaches. There are others I follow but these come immediately to mind and I am interested in content creation.

    I don't know if any of them are super warriors, I just know that I read their posts and get email and have bought some of their products.
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    • Profile picture of the author bolaji
      Great to know - thanks, Lee Lee!

      Originally Posted by LeeLee View Post

      I have been following Tiffany Dow, Peg Baron, Kay King, Lisa Stoops, Nicole Dean, Alexa Smith and (Sean Platt - dude).

      I gravitate towards the ladies because they do bring a different flavor to their business approaches. There are others I follow but these come immediately to mind and I am interested in content creation.

      I don't know if any of them are super warriors, I just know that I read their posts and get email and have bought some of their products.
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    Nice list, WF is always filled with some fantastic individuals eager to help others settle in, and long may it continue
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    • Profile picture of the author bolaji
      TRUE INDEED!

      Thanks, dagaul.

      Originally Posted by dagaul101 View Post

      Nice list, WF is always filled with some fantastic individuals eager to help others settle in, and long may it continue
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        I feel honored to be even included on this list.

        Bolaji, it was nice meeting and speaking with you during the event.

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    The greatest Warriors don't need to be named.
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      Originally Posted by ravikumar320 View Post

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      Thanks, RaviKumar!
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