The Top 100 Most Desirable Mentors — COTJ is #92

by Rich DeMatteo on February 28, 2011 · 6 comments

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GenJuice asked young adults from around the world who they admire in order to build a list of the Top 100 Desirable Mentors.  Last week on Twitter, friends and new friends kept congratulating me for making it onto this list.  At first I had no idea what they were talking about.  When i clicked into the link and saw the other names that made the list, I was shocked to be included at #92. Others listed include Steve Jobs, Richard Branson, Barack and Michelle Obama, Natalie Portman, Kanye West, Russell Simmons, J.K. Rowling, and Bono.

Full list here —> http://www.genjuice.com/the-top-100-most-desirable-mentors-list/

I am beyond thrilled and excited to be included, but more importantly, the greatest joy comes from knowing that the work I do here on COTJ is being received and does help folks.  This is my takeaway, and is what keeps me pushing the envelope with Corn on the Job.  Being named to this list just means that it’s time to work harder!

Big congratulations go to Mark Babitt, Heather Huhman, and David Spinks who were also listed.  I’ve been lucky enough to get to know all three of them over the last year and a half.  They may not know it, but their work has inspired me in different ways and has helped shape the person I am today.

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6 comments
Corey Witt
Corey Witt

Hey Rich, The most important aspect of mentors is staying in touch with them if and when your paths ever separate. Mentors will always be great resources for everyone, no matter where you are in your professional career. We're going to be posting a blog about this very topic early next week and would love to hear your thoughts about it. Congratulations on being named to this list! - Corey Witt Marketing & Communications Manager Urban Interns http://www.urbaninterns.com

Arielle Patrice Scott
Arielle Patrice Scott

Hi Rich, Congrats on making it on the list! A lot of young people look up to you and your name came up often. The Top 100 Most Desirable Mentors list was not a ranked list. In fact, Barack Obama was #80! Thanks for doing great things and inspiring others.

Ryan Stephens
Ryan Stephens

This is ridiculously awesome Rich. I'm so glad people are recognizing all your hard work. Arielle and her team are super kick ass. Keep grinding, keeping helping others get what they want and you'll invariably get everything you want/need. Let's get on the horn soon.

Rich DeMatteo
Rich DeMatteo

Hey Corey - So sorry, this went to my spam folder and I just saw it! I agree with you, and keeping in touch with folks you mentor is 100% important. Let me know if you still need my thoughts!

Rich DeMatteo
Rich DeMatteo

Hey Arielle - Thanks for the comment! Hope you're well!

Rich DeMatteo
Rich DeMatteo

Hey Ryan - Thanks so much. For some reason your post went to my spam and I'm just seeing this now! Horn time soon!