Why are you so upset with those at the top? Are they tainted simply because they’ve reached that level of success? You sound almost like you’re bitter or angry at them.
I understand cheering for the up and comers. Lord knows I believe in that, but I also believe firmly in the idea of learning from people who have achieved success.
If you’re going to cut out Chris Brogan, you’re missing out on the wisdom of a man who has applied human business in a way that has allowed him to communicate to millions of people online and in print.
If you’re going to cut out Darren Rowse, you’re missing out on the years of knowledge that has led him to making a quarter of a million dollars per year while still helping and connecting with people.
If you’re going to cut these people out just because they’re ‘tainted’ with success, you’re missing out.
It’s prejudice to claim that they are arrogant jerks simply because they have a greater level of success and that shouldn’t deter you from learning from them.