There are so many “experts” in the world today—people from every angle and media source. They are friends, clients, vendors, family, talking heads on TV, bleeps on Twitter, posts on Facebook and on and on…

Every once in a while it’s good to dial the noise back and ask the question: “Which voices should I let through and listen to…?” Here are my answers to that question, at least for the moment. I guess I should add that some of these voices are as much guilty pleasures as they are credible sources…

Tim Ferris, author of The Four Hour Work Week. His blog, which can be found at, is awesome, and he’s also on Twitter (@tferriss), teaching you how to survive around the world as a gypsy and increase your overall productivity, guerrilla-style.

Jennifer Palus of Palus Business Consulting. Smart, bitchy (her word), and insightful, just like her blog at

Gretel Going, partner at Channel V Media. I talk to her about 10 times per week on all things digital/PR/Marketing/fashion, but the easier way (and cheaper for you) to get her information is to follow her on Twitter at @gretelgoing, or read the CVM blog, “CVMonologues.”

Steve Hershberger of ComBlu. Steve handles social media strategy for companies such as MicroSoft, Wal-Mart, and Coca-Cola to name a few. He’s a huge brain, snappy dresser…gotta like him. Find him on twitter at @sthersh, and read his blog at

Jill Konrath. One of the voices talking about large sales I listen to and highly respect highly, Jill wrote “Selling to Big Companies” Catch her on Twitter at jillkonrath and over at her blog, Selling to Big Companies.

Fox News. Fair and balanced? Well… Anyway, I find great comedy in the reporting of the news and the manufactured drama between the hosts…

Jon Stewart of Comedy Central’s “The Daily Show.” I find every so often people who do not watch this show–usually strong Republicans–find the commentary to liberal. But in the words of Larry the Cable Guy, “I don’t care who you are, that’s funny stuff right there…”

Stephen Colbert. Host of Comedy Central’s “The Colbert Report” and author of the book I am America, and So Can You!. Follow him on Twitter: @StephenColbert.

Who are you listening to? What are the voices in your head?

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