Freelancer.com

Go Back   Warrior Forum - The #1 Internet Marketing Forum & Marketplace > The Warrior Forum > Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum
Register Blogs Social Groups Advertise with usHelp Desk

Reply
LinkBack Thread Tools
Unread 4th December 2012, 10:29 PM   #1
Freelance Writer
War Room Member
 
ThePromotionalGuy's Avatar
 
Join Date: 2010
Location: Near the 30th Parellel
Posts: 205
Thanks: 658
Thanked 255 Times in 115 Posts
Default J.F. (Jim) Straw Passed Away 12/3/12

It's with sad news to inform everyone of the death of J.F. (Jim) Straw. I just talked with him last week. He was a friend and mentor. I will miss him.

Here is the obit from The Dalton Citizen Jimmie F. Straw Obituaries

Woody Quinones
ThePromotionalGuy is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 4th December 2012, 10:34 PM   #2
Fingers of Fury
War Room Member
 
BrianMcLeod's Avatar
 
Join Date: 2005
Location: Tarpon Springs, Florida, USA.
Posts: 3,002
Blog Entries: 5
Thanks: 2,477
Thanked 3,107 Times in 1,251 Posts
Default Re: J.F. (Jim) Straw Passed Away 12/3/12

Terrible news...

But thanks for the heads up.

Brian

BrianMcLeod is online now   Reply With Quote
Unread 4th December 2012, 10:37 PM   #3
Senior Warrior Member
War Room Member
 
Join Date: 2007
Location: , , USA.
Posts: 5,650
Thanks: 5,208
Thanked 6,589 Times in 2,716 Posts
Default Re: J.F. (Jim) Straw Passed Away 12/3/12

Wow.

One of the greatest advertising ICONS who ever lived... Humbled to say I had the chance to be his friend. He was truly a great man.

You were a great man Mr. Straw... Wherever you are out there...Thanks for everything you gave us, your will lives on in all marketers, even the ones who dont know it!

-John

New Real Time Help Center Coming Soon.
John Durham is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 4th December 2012, 10:55 PM   #4
Cranky Old Man
War Room Member
 
KimW's Avatar
 
Join Date: 2002
Location: Virginia,USA.
Posts: 1,302
Blog Entries: 1
Thanks: 5,117
Thanked 4,350 Times in 2,592 Posts
Default Re: J.F. (Jim) Straw Passed Away 12/3/12

I have followed him for quite a while.
Sad to see an icon of the industry pass.
RIP Mr Straw.

Read A Post.
Subscribe to a Newsletter
KimWinfrey.Com
KimW is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 4th December 2012, 11:02 PM   #5
Zen Redneck
War Room Member
 
Paul Myers's Avatar
 
Join Date: 1997
Location: Erie, PA
Posts: 15,706
Blog Entries: 4
Thanks: 2,746
Thanked 16,896 Times in 4,898 Posts
Default Re: J.F. (Jim) Straw Passed Away 12/3/12

Damn. Another classy one gone.

If you're a drinker, tip a bourbon in memory.


Paul
Paul Myers is online now   Reply With Quote
Unread 5th December 2012, 12:02 AM   #6
Banned
War Room Member
 
Join Date: 2011
Posts: 2,776
Blog Entries: 2
Thanks: 2,849
Thanked 2,533 Times in 1,269 Posts
Default Re: J.F. (Jim) Straw Passed Away 12/3/12

Sad news indeed. Bless him.

A remarkable gentleman and an inspiration to us all.

May you rest in peace Jim and blessings always be upon you.


Mark Andrews
Mark Andrews is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 5th December 2012, 12:03 AM   #7
Senior Warrior Member
War Room Member
 
Shane N's Avatar
 
Join Date: 2008
Location: East Coast, USA
Posts: 2,788
Thanks: 1,654
Thanked 560 Times in 314 Posts
Default Re: J.F. (Jim) Straw Passed Away 12/3/12

Wow. That is very sad news indeed.

R.I.P. Jimmie!

Shane N is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 5th December 2012, 12:22 AM   #8
Profit From Your Passion
War Room Member
 
Mike Hill's Avatar
 
Join Date: 2004
Location: Canada
Posts: 3,570
Blog Entries: 4
Thanks: 946
Thanked 1,531 Times in 730 Posts
Default Re: J.F. (Jim) Straw Passed Away 12/3/12

Very sad to hear the news... R.I.P. Mr Straw

Mike Hill is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 5th December 2012, 12:34 AM   #9
Senior Warrior Member
War Room Member
 
Dennis Gaskill's Avatar
 
Join Date: 2008
Location: Wisconsin, USA.
Posts: 4,906
Blog Entries: 2
Thanks: 4,949
Thanked 7,788 Times in 4,089 Posts
Default Re: J.F. (Jim) Straw Passed Away 12/3/12

RIP Jim. Thanks for "down home" style, ideas, and wisdom.

Dennis Gaskill is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 5th December 2012, 02:07 AM   #10
HyperActive Warrior
War Room Member
 
Ankesh Kothari's Avatar
 
Join Date: 2003
Location: Mumbai, India.
Posts: 392
Thanks: 4
Thanked 55 Times in 19 Posts
Default Re: J.F. (Jim) Straw Passed Away 12/3/12

Thats pretty sad.

Jim was one of the first guys who got on board and helped me promote my Marketing Hotsheet newsletter 10 years back. I learnt a lot of things from him over the years.

1. Having the ugliest website in the world won't hinder your growth. But not being helpful to others will.

2. Repeating the message is not bad. In fact, every repetition will bring in 50% more sales.

3. Think beyond yourself. Help connect people.

I'll truly miss him. :'(

Are you frustrated with the internet marketing b.s. out there where you have to sieve through 10 good articles to find 1 good actionable idea? Then bookmark WarriorBulletin.com : a community curated link sharing website for internet marketers. Save your time and read only the best internet marketing articles and ideas.
Ankesh Kothari is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 5th December 2012, 02:10 AM   #11
You R GREAT if you are A
War Room Member
 
George Wright's Avatar
 
Join Date: 2002
Location: Shakey/Sunny CA, USA.
Posts: 7,221
Blog Entries: 31
Thanks: 3,792
Thanked 2,402 Times in 1,004 Posts
Default Re: J.F. (Jim) Straw Passed Away 12/3/12

Allen Says once posted we should "Read anything by Jim Straw" I have ever since. Mr. Straw will be missed.

George Wright

"The first chapter sells the book; the last chapter sells the next book." Mickey Spillane
George Wright is online now   Reply With Quote
Unread 5th December 2012, 04:22 AM   #12
Senior Warrior Member
War Room Member
 
Join Date: 2009
Location: Inside my own head- Amended for those who can't tell- USA Born and Raised
Posts: 1,301
Blog Entries: 65
Thanks: 914
Thanked 495 Times in 300 Posts
Default Re: J.F. (Jim) Straw Passed Away 12/3/12

I got to meet him at a couple of seminars. He was the nicest man. Warm, friendly, kind.

RIP Mr. Straw.

Build Huge Lists, Drive Massive Amounts of Traffic...Engage and Sell...
VanessaB is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 5th December 2012, 05:21 AM   #13
SecretsToPublishingABook.
War Room Member
 
DianaHeuser's Avatar
 
Join Date: 2011
Location: Johannesburg, South Africa
Posts: 2,036
Blog Entries: 3
Thanks: 3,572
Thanked 1,899 Times in 844 Posts
Default Re: J.F. (Jim) Straw Passed Away 12/3/12

Really sad news.

Rest in Peace Jim.

Di

DianaHeuser is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 5th December 2012, 05:26 AM   #14
Very Focused!
War Room Member
 
TeamBringIt's Avatar
 
Join Date: 2012
Posts: 639
Thanks: 6
Thanked 122 Times in 108 Posts
Default Re: J.F. (Jim) Straw Passed Away 12/3/12

Another great one, that shall be missed...Ty for the heads up.
TeamBringIt is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 5th December 2012, 06:40 AM   #15
Copywriting and More...
War Room Member
 
R Hagel's Avatar
 
Join Date: 2003
Location: Where it's cold, USA
Posts: 3,477
Thanks: 1,801
Thanked 2,341 Times in 844 Posts
Default Re: J.F. (Jim) Straw Passed Away 12/3/12

Thanks for all your wisdom, Jim. Gone but not forgotten.

Becky
R Hagel is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 5th December 2012, 06:47 AM   #16
STC Capital Management
Registered Member
 
Young Financier's Avatar
 
Join Date: 2012
Location: Atlanta, GA
Posts: 270
Blog Entries: 11
Thanks: 46
Thanked 217 Times in 126 Posts
Default Re: J.F. (Jim) Straw Passed Away 12/3/12

I received the email this morning as well. He was my mentor as well.

R.I.P Mr. Straw.
Young Financier is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 5th December 2012, 01:01 PM   #17
"What's so only?"
War Room Member
 
Frank Donovan's Avatar
 
Join Date: 2008
Location: London, UK.
Posts: 2,047
Thanks: 1,197
Thanked 3,046 Times in 1,366 Posts
Default Re: J.F. (Jim) Straw Passed Away 12/3/12

Sad news indeed. Jim was a member here, although he didn't post nearly often enough.

This is just a small taste of his legacy:

Here's how to Get Rich ...


RIP Jim



Frank Donovan is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 5th December 2012, 03:34 PM   #18
Conversion Specialist
War Room Member
 
Join Date: 2004
Location: Sunny Southern California, USA
Posts: 6,376
Thanks: 3,621
Thanked 4,196 Times in 1,428 Posts
Default Re: J.F. (Jim) Straw Passed Away 12/3/12

Mr. Straw was a man of real and true character. This one paragraph from one of his WF posts spoke volumes of the man:

Quote:
"9) I learned that my most prized possessions were my customers. People who, directly or indirectly, paid for my lunch every day. (That's why, unlike my contemporaries, I reply to my customers emails personally.)"
A true titan and sales genius. He will definitely be missed. Rest In Peace.

RoD
Rod Cortez is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 5th December 2012, 04:13 PM   #19
Senior Warrior Member
 
cashp0wer's Avatar
 
Join Date: 2012
Location: Indiana, USA
Posts: 1,274
Thanks: 9
Thanked 155 Times in 141 Posts
Default Re: J.F. (Jim) Straw Passed Away 12/3/12

Another great one gone - this is so sad and he will be missed by many in the IM world.

My Internet Marketing Blog - Warts And All!
cashp0wer is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 5th December 2012, 04:19 PM   #20
Senior Warrior Member
War Room Member
 
Randall Magwood's Avatar
 
Join Date: 2011
Posts: 8,463
Blog Entries: 51
Thanks: 929
Thanked 1,195 Times in 1,068 Posts
Default Re: J.F. (Jim) Straw Passed Away 12/3/12

RIP Jim. You've been an inspiration to many.

Randall Magwood is online now   Reply With Quote
Unread 5th December 2012, 05:22 PM   #21
Warrior Warlord
War Room Member
 
Sam England's Avatar
 
Join Date: 2009
Location: North Carolina
Posts: 863
Thanks: 861
Thanked 542 Times in 336 Posts
Default Re: J.F. (Jim) Straw Passed Away 12/3/12

WOW...I am shocked...

Jim was one my favorite mentors...and also a friend...

You will truly be missed my friend...rest in peace...

Sam England is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 5th December 2012, 05:31 PM   #22
HyperActive Warrior
War Room Member
 
Rich Mann's Avatar
 
Join Date: 2005
Location: Pacific North West north of Seattle
Posts: 180
Thanks: 61
Thanked 58 Times in 27 Posts
Default Re: J.F. (Jim) Straw Passed Away 12/3/12

I could hardly believe this news. I'm deeply saddened by his passing. I've been one of his subscribers for over ten years. He has imparted a wealth of knowledge and wisdom to me. He was a true icon of marketing.

His character was above reproach.

I will miss him.
Rich Mann is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 5th December 2012, 05:55 PM   #23
Senior Warrior Member
Registered Member
War Room Member
 
Kevin Maguire's Avatar
 
Join Date: 2012
Location: WINNING !!!
Posts: 1,921
Thanks: 499
Thanked 563 Times in 409 Posts
Default Re: J.F. (Jim) Straw Passed Away 12/3/12

RIP Mr Straw
Your knowledge and wisdom lives on in us, and your loved ones.
Kevin Maguire


"I am to SEO, as Da Vinci is to paint. And I'm about to create my Masterpiece."
Kevin Maguire is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 5th December 2012, 06:22 PM   #24
Advanced Warrior
War Room Member
 
Join Date: 2005
Location: , , .
Posts: 549
Thanks: 76
Thanked 77 Times in 58 Posts
Default Re: J.F. (Jim) Straw Passed Away 12/3/12

Jim will truly be missed! May you rest in peace..My condolences to his family!

Andre
Gladiator is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 5th December 2012, 07:49 PM   #25
I Am Legend
War Room Member
 
VegasVince's Avatar
 
Join Date: 2006
Location: Las Vegas, Nevada...and Florida.
Posts: 1,371
Blog Entries: 42
Thanks: 706
Thanked 798 Times in 302 Posts
Default Re: J.F. (Jim) Straw Passed Away 12/3/12

Those of us who were lucky enough to have met Jim one on one will take his wit and wisdom with us to the grave. He was the last of the mohicans.

Sad to say they don't make 'em like the old man any more.....they never will. I just spoke with Jim on my birthday this past DEC 1 a few days before he died. He never stopped working.....and his customers kept him going through extreme bouts of depression that he shared with me.

Jim was the most honest, good man I've known other then my own father......and I am just as devastated.

I was given the honor of doing the first interview Jim had done in nearly 12 years....it's here for all to enjoy....and truly captures his legacy.

JF JIM STRAW MARKETING LEGEND LIVE IN VINNY LAND! 07/05 by VegasVince | Blog Talk Radio

RIP Ol Master. You will be missed.

xxx Vegas Vince

VegasVince is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 5th December 2012, 08:09 PM   #26
Senior Warrior Member
War Room Member
 
Claire Koch's Avatar
 
Join Date: 2002
Location: lex, ky,
Posts: 1,874
Blog Entries: 2
Thanks: 306
Thanked 495 Times in 393 Posts
Default Re: J.F. (Jim) Straw Passed Away 12/3/12

all those guys who moved their businesses online are leaving us. Legends.

Your Freelance Career, $250 a Day Writing Mini Articles...CLICK HERE
30 Day Instant Cash Challenge CLICK HERE
Hottest Ever Backpage Submitter...CLICK HERE
$100-$150 day Posting Ads On Backpage...CLICK HERE
Claire Koch is online now   Reply With Quote
Unread 5th December 2012, 11:05 PM   #27
onlinefastcashtoday.com
 
jamesgan's Avatar
 
Join Date: 2012
Location: Malaysia
Posts: 107
Thanks: 4
Thanked 11 Times in 10 Posts
Default Re: J.F. (Jim) Straw Passed Away 12/3/12

RIP Mr Staw...

Learning is the slowest form of earning!
The only way to build an avalanche of cashflow to your bank is to "Copy & Paste" a proven system.
==> www.jamesgan.me
jamesgan is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 5th December 2012, 11:25 PM   #28
Advanced Warrior
 
asepkomara's Avatar
 
Join Date: 2010
Posts: 600
Thanks: 134
Thanked 44 Times in 43 Posts
Default Re: J.F. (Jim) Straw Passed Away 12/3/12

RIP Mr.Straw.

"Affiliate links in sig not allowed"
asepkomara is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 6th December 2012, 05:43 AM   #29
MarketingInUnderwear.com
Registered Member
War Room Member
 
Mark Hess's Avatar
 
Join Date: 2009
Location: Pennsylvania
Posts: 1,768
Thanks: 1,641
Thanked 2,772 Times in 655 Posts
Default Re: J.F. (Jim) Straw Passed Away 12/3/12

I had the chance to meet Jim at an event in Atlanta and buy him a drink.

He was humble, classy, and had a great sense of humor.

A running joke between us at the event was me telling Jim he didn't know anything about business (which mocked some people here on the WF that gave him crap).

He lived a full life (some of which you can see here).

He will be missed by many...
Mark Hess is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 6th December 2012, 05:57 AM   #30
Marketing Extraordinaire
War Room Member
 
Join Date: 2012
Location: Washington DC
Posts: 6
Thanks: 0
Thanked 6 Times in 5 Posts
Default Re: J.F. (Jim) Straw Passed Away 12/3/12

R.I.P. Jim.

He was a good guy and always brutally honest and straight forward, no matter who you were.

Told the truth even if it meant embarrassing you and calling out the problem or calling your fluff, which a lot of other people won't do to save face.

The world needs more people like Jim.

Legends live forever!
gregorybaskin is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 6th December 2012, 01:18 PM   #31
Active Warrior
War Room Member
 
Join Date: 2005
Location: NEPA, USA.
Posts: 74
Thanks: 7
Thanked 17 Times in 5 Posts
Default Re: J.F. (Jim) Straw Passed Away 12/3/12

My name is Tony. I was Jim's publisher. I published his book "Mustard Seeds, Shovels, & Mountains." We were fortunate to make it a #1 bestseller on Amazon, which was one of Jim's goals. (His other goal of winning the Pulitzer Prize has not been realized. Yet. It is being considered.)

I am going to share the story of how we made the publishing deal. I think it's illustrative of how Jim did business and how he became the "500 Million Dollar Man" and enjoyed the success that he achieved.

A "friend" on Facebook messaged me to see if I'd be interested in publishing a book. The author is the marketer Jim Straw, he wrote, and he doesn't want to worry about editing and fulfillment and things like that. I responded that I was interested, especially since I've been receiving Jim's e-mails for more than a decade and really enjoyed what he did. I learned a lot from his e-mails, as many of you probably have, over the years.

Jim e-mailed me. I responded: "big fan ... what are you looking for? ... what's the book?" He responded with his manuscript. Looks good, I wrote.

His response was simple: "Send an agreement."

Just like that. No fuss. No wobbling. Simple, decisive, to-the-point action. Let's get 'er done.

This was August/September 2011. In January "Mustard Seeds, Shovels, & Mountains" was ready.

Notice that I never mentioned a phone call or conversation. That's because there wasn't one. When I commented that he came to a quick decision, he wrote that he did his research, he knows how publishing works, and that taking action is more fun than "dilly-dallying."

I take that example and do my best to live by it everyday: Make a decision and run with it, dammit! You're not going to get anywhere with over-analyzing and number-crunching!

That example wasn't the only one. Whenever I needed something, he had it to me practically overnight. "How about an intro video for the book, Jim?" Two days later, there it is. "Can you do this interview?" Where and when was his response.

Jim was a terrific human being. Smart, funny, insightful ... What you read in his e-mails and books you got in real life. There was no subterfuge or acting. Jim was Jim. Simple and to-the-point.

His death came as a shock to me. As usual, the publisher is sometimes the last to know. We had plans and ideas for other books, interviews, and promotions. A couple of months back, he had a health scare and was hospitalized for a few days. He came through just fine and was hoping to "keep pestering people" (his words) for many years to come.

I wish he were still around to "pester" us. I will miss him.

As some here know, more often than not, when you meet a hero or someone you look up to, whether virtually via e-mails or in real life, the reality does not live up to the expectations. You leave disappointed (to say the least).

With Jim, that was absolutely not the case. Jim exceeded expectations. I think that would be a fitting description of J. F. (Jim) Straw: "He lived life as he treated his customers: He exceeded expectations."

We all would be fortunate to do half as well.

All the BEST!

Have fun ... Tony.

Be kind & Have fun!
http://www.kallistipublishing.com - "The Books You Need to Read to Succeed"
http://www.tuneinunlockattain.com - Free articles and podcast about Charles F. Haanel's The Master Key System
AuPhalanx is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 6th December 2012, 01:35 PM   #32
Mr SuperTips
War Room Member
 
Join Date: 2002
Location: United Kingdom.
Posts: 4,245
Thanks: 83
Thanked 1,027 Times in 458 Posts
Default Re: J.F. (Jim) Straw Passed Away 12/3/12

My first encounter with Jim was back in 2001 when I wrote my first ebook (Guru Magic) where I invited about 30 top marketers to submit their best tips.

Jim's contribution was the shortest but absolutely to the point.

There are only three (3) things you need to do to be an Internet Marketing success

1) Find one (just one) product or service to sell.

2) Find one (just one) method or technique that sells that product
or service profitably for you.

3) Just keep doing it ... over & over & over & over & over ... adding to your product
line as you go.



Also a few years ago I asked Jim if he would like to promote one of my books.

The next day a Paypal payment arrived.

I told him

"What are you doing ? I want to GIVE you the rebranding rights"


He replied

"No problem ... a workman is worthy of his hire"
Harvey Segal is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 6th December 2012, 02:22 PM   #33
Active Warrior
 
Join Date: 2008
Posts: 46
Thanks: 11
Thanked 8 Times in 7 Posts
Default Re: J.F. (Jim) Straw Passed Away 12/3/12

Never Bought his $997 ebook. But I signed up for his Email courses

Seemed like a very intelligent and dignified man
Dale_Anthony is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 6th December 2012, 03:09 PM   #34
Betty Walker
War Room Member
 
Join Date: 2010
Posts: 83
Thanks: 12
Thanked 9 Times in 9 Posts
Default Re: J.F. (Jim) Straw Passed Away 12/3/12

I had the pleasure of meeting Jim several times. He was a rare breed of ingenuity and genuine sincerity - and one heck of a smart business man. He will be missed by many.

wiseweblady is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 6th December 2012, 04:17 PM   #35
Just hitting the mouse!
War Room Member
 
Richard Tunnah's Avatar
 
Join Date: 2007
Location: Puerto Calero, Lanzarote/Harrow, UK
Posts: 2,141
Thanks: 485
Thanked 275 Times in 217 Posts
Default Re: J.F. (Jim) Straw Passed Away 12/3/12

Wow sad sad news. Had corresponded with Jim over a number of years. Always courtous and willing to give honest truthful staright to the point advice.
This place is a worst place without his imput.

RIP Jim Straw
Richard Tunnah is online now   Reply With Quote
Unread 6th December 2012, 04:30 PM   #36
Senior Warrior Member
War Room Member
 
mattlaclear's Avatar
 
Join Date: 2009
Location: Mason, MI 48854
Posts: 3,955
Blog Entries: 56
Thanks: 1,756
Thanked 1,338 Times in 679 Posts
Default Re: J.F. (Jim) Straw Passed Away 12/3/12

Mr Straw, you will be missed. We'll all do our best to follow in your footsteps until we can meet again in the big marketing room in the sky.
mattlaclear is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 6th December 2012, 06:31 PM   #37
Senior Warrior Member
War Room Member
 
Don Schenk's Avatar
 
Join Date: 2007
Location: Cincinnati, OH and beautiful Park City, UT
Posts: 2,076
Thanks: 1,487
Thanked 931 Times in 579 Posts
Default Re: J.F. (Jim) Straw Passed Away 12/3/12

I was shocked to read this.

@ Woodie (the OP) was it sudden? I noticed his website was updated 5 days before he died.

:-( Don

Don Schenk is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 6th December 2012, 08:44 PM   #38
Warrior Member
 
Join Date: 2005
Location: , , USA.
Posts: 10
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Default Re: J.F. (Jim) Straw Passed Away 12/3/12

I am so sad about Jim Straw's passing on Monday. Jim was an Internet Warrior, and the Grand Panjandrum of Direct Mail. He was so helpful to me in understanding Internet Marketing. Jim Straw was my friend and mentor, and I learned so much from him. I am proud and grateful to have known him.

Sam Longoria
Producer
Hollywood CA USA

I am grateful and honored to be here.
http://indycine.com

Last edited on 6th December 2012 at 08:45 PM. Reason: time error
indycine is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 6th December 2012, 09:30 PM   #39
HomeBusinessMan
 
Join Date: 2008
Location: Nevada
Posts: 10
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Default Re: J.F. (Jim) Straw Passed Away 12/3/12

What a great guy he was. He seemed to have a big concern to help struggling entrepreneurs. Even his emails exumed warmth. He always answered my emails, like everyone else's. He wasn't just about money. He was about helping people. I look forward to reading his book. A wise man died, but his wisdom will live on. I bet he meets up with his wife Delores. I never met him, but I feel sad.On a side note, he never really revealed his age. I think he had the last laugh on that one, because his obit says he was 67. I think he was much older than that, and I figured out a way to find out. R.I.P. Mr. Staw, and thanks for all of your emails, books and advise. You will be missed.Jim Young

Regards,

Jim Young
Unique Home Businesses
mechaet is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 6th December 2012, 09:36 PM   #40
STC Capital Management
Registered Member
 
Young Financier's Avatar
 
Join Date: 2012
Location: Atlanta, GA
Posts: 270
Blog Entries: 11
Thanks: 46
Thanked 217 Times in 126 Posts
Default Re: J.F. (Jim) Straw Passed Away 12/3/12

Quote:
Originally Posted by AuPhalanx View Post
My name is Tony. I was Jim's publisher. I published his book "Mustard Seeds, Shovels, & Mountains." We were fortunate to make it a #1 bestseller on Amazon, which was one of Jim's goals. (His other goal of winning the Pulitzer Prize has not been realized. Yet. It is being considered.)

I am going to share the story of how we made the publishing deal. I think it's illustrative of how Jim did business and how he became the "500 Million Dollar Man" and enjoyed the success that he achieved.

A "friend" on Facebook messaged me to see if I'd be interested in publishing a book. The author is the marketer Jim Straw, he wrote, and he doesn't want to worry about editing and fulfillment and things like that. I responded that I was interested, especially since I've been receiving Jim's e-mails for more than a decade and really enjoyed what he did. I learned a lot from his e-mails, as many of you probably have, over the years.

Jim e-mailed me. I responded: "big fan ... what are you looking for? ... what's the book?" He responded with his manuscript. Looks good, I wrote.

His response was simple: "Send an agreement."

Just like that. No fuss. No wobbling. Simple, decisive, to-the-point action. Let's get 'er done.

This was August/September 2011. In January "Mustard Seeds, Shovels, & Mountains" was ready.

Notice that I never mentioned a phone call or conversation. That's because there wasn't one. When I commented that he came to a quick decision, he wrote that he did his research, he knows how publishing works, and that taking action is more fun than "dilly-dallying."

I take that example and do my best to live by it everyday: Make a decision and run with it, dammit! You're not going to get anywhere with over-analyzing and number-crunching!

That example wasn't the only one. Whenever I needed something, he had it to me practically overnight. "How about an intro video for the book, Jim?" Two days later, there it is. "Can you do this interview?" Where and when was his response.

Jim was a terrific human being. Smart, funny, insightful ... What you read in his e-mails and books you got in real life. There was no subterfuge or acting. Jim was Jim. Simple and to-the-point.

His death came as a shock to me. As usual, the publisher is sometimes the last to know. We had plans and ideas for other books, interviews, and promotions. A couple of months back, he had a health scare and was hospitalized for a few days. He came through just fine and was hoping to "keep pestering people" (his words) for many years to come.

I wish he were still around to "pester" us. I will miss him.

As some here know, more often than not, when you meet a hero or someone you look up to, whether virtually via e-mails or in real life, the reality does not live up to the expectations. You leave disappointed (to say the least).

With Jim, that was absolutely not the case. Jim exceeded expectations. I think that would be a fitting description of J. F. (Jim) Straw: "He lived life as he treated his customers: He exceeded expectations."

We all would be fortunate to do half as well.

All the BEST!

Have fun ... Tony.
Good to see you on here, Tony! I'm that "friend" who messaged you on Facebook to introduce you and Mr. Straw. This was after he told me he was looking for a publisher. I'm glad to have been able to play a part in making Mr. Straw's last published work possible.
Young Financier is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 6th December 2012, 11:10 PM   #41
I Am Legend
War Room Member
 
VegasVince's Avatar
 
Join Date: 2006
Location: Las Vegas, Nevada...and Florida.
Posts: 1,371
Blog Entries: 42
Thanks: 706
Thanked 798 Times in 302 Posts
Default Re: J.F. (Jim) Straw Passed Away 12/3/12

At one of the last seminars in Orlando Florida I handed Jim a bottle of his favorite Kentucky's finest.....and he responded by giving me the last known copy of a booklet written in 1988 titled: THE BURNING MATCH The Stock Market Revealed. by JF Jim Straw

He told me I was NEVER to market it under his name due to the wishes of his wife Delores. He also made me promise to wait until he had passed. Let's just say this book was SO good the power that be didn't really want it in circulation and went out of their way to make Jim's life miserable. That's all I'm at liberty to say. But it's true. Every word of it.

I will say this about this book.....it's the most brutally honest expose on how the markets really work I've ever read and I've read plenty of them. It goes against almost everything you have ever been taught to believe...but believe this....Jim made several fortunes in the markets...both bull and bear. To him it didn't matter.

At some point I might release this....then again.....I might just keep the hot pink cover with the original staples to myself.

Vegas Vince

VegasVince is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 7th December 2012, 07:14 PM   #42
HyperActive Warrior
War Room Member
 
Join Date: 2005
Location: , , .
Posts: 108
Thanks: 20
Thanked 16 Times in 14 Posts
Default Re: J.F. (Jim) Straw Passed Away 12/3/12

"Never bought his $997 e-book"

Well those of us who did are collecting together to see how we can continue his legacy in this field.

Also, no he was not 67, he was indeed older than that, but this mixup adds a very nice touch to one of the stories he tells when he was much younger (and I think that story was in the Mustard Seeds book too.) Nice sign-off Jim!

Finally, if people here wish to add a tribute on his Obituary .... then click on the Sign Guest Book link on his official funeral page:
Obituary For: Jimmie Straw | Love Funeral Home

wordofmouthmagic is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 8th December 2012, 09:09 AM   #43
Platinum Warrior Member
 
davidbreth's Avatar
 
Join Date: 2011
Location: Key West, Florida
Posts: 3
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default Re: J.F. (Jim) Straw Passed Away 12/3/12

J.F. (Jim) Straw.

In my mind and heart this name will always bring me much gratitude due the fact it was Mr. (humble) Straw who taught me a plethora of lessons and most 'without his knowledge' of doing so.

davidbreth is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 8th December 2012, 09:13 AM   #44
Banned
War Room Member
 
Join Date: 2012
Posts: 69
Thanks: 3
Thanked 18 Times in 16 Posts
Default Re: J.F. (Jim) Straw Passed Away 12/3/12

Sad to hear!

His information is one of the reasons why I am doing what I am doing right now.

Definitely one of the old-school masters of our craft!

He will be missed...
Paul Silver is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 8th December 2012, 10:16 AM   #45
Active Warrior
 
Join Date: 2008
Location: , , USA.
Posts: 91
Thanks: 6
Thanked 17 Times in 16 Posts
Default Re: J.F. (Jim) Straw Passed Away 12/3/12

He will be missed.

I read most of his information, which was helpful in keeping me moving forward.
oleskool is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 8th December 2012, 10:37 AM   #46
The Beginner's Doctor
 
Join Date: 2012
Posts: 279
Thanks: 126
Thanked 106 Times in 81 Posts
Default Re: J.F. (Jim) Straw Passed Away 12/3/12

J.F. Straw has had a huge influence on my marketing. One of
the best minds ever... I've been on his newsletters for ages.

This is leaving a huge void... He will be missed, extremely.

Rest in peace.

Cheers,
Winston
The Beginner's Doctor
WinstonTian is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 8th December 2012, 01:10 PM   #47
Learn ScreenFlow 5
War Room Member
 
Marty S's Avatar
 
Join Date: 2009
Location: Toronto
Posts: 1,805
Blog Entries: 21
Thanks: 504
Thanked 579 Times in 382 Posts
Default Re: J.F. (Jim) Straw Passed Away 12/3/12

Couple years back I looked at one of Jim's websites and wondered how the heck he was making any money from it. It looked like it was built in the 1970's. I signed up for his stuff anyway.

Once I started getting his emails, I was reminded about how far good content and good writing can go. He was a master at it to be sure. So much so, I had a a couple of emails and phone conversations with him, trying to convince him to create video products for just some of the enormous amount of content he had generated over the years.

He wasn't interested, and it wasn't that he thought it was a bad idea - he just had his ways and stuck to his methods. Very focused, very consistent, very reliable. Hmmmm... I think the man was on to something.

RIP - Mr. Straw. A good, good man.

Marty S is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 8th December 2012, 02:32 PM   #48
Senior Warrior Member
War Room Member
 
SunilTanna's Avatar
 
Join Date: 2002
Location: , , United Kingdom.
Posts: 1,664
Blog Entries: 5
Thanks: 55
Thanked 343 Times in 233 Posts
Default Re: J.F. (Jim) Straw Passed Away 12/3/12

Quote:
Originally Posted by Marty S View Post
Couple years back I looked at one of Jim's websites and wondered how the heck he was making any money from it. It looked like it was built in the 1970's. I signed up for his stuff anyway.

Once I started getting his emails, I was reminded about how far good content and good writing can go.
I didn't know Jim personally, but have encountered him online. I have to say he was a truly inspirational character, and as well a truly amazing writer. I genuinely feel that anybody who has ran across him online could not help but agree.

The world will be a poorer place without him.

ClickBank Vendor?
- Protect Your Thank You Pages & Downloads
- Give Your Affiliates Multiple Landing Pages (Video Demo)
- Killer Graphics for Your Site
SPECIAL WSO PRICES FOR WARRIORS + GET THE "CLICKBANK DISCOUNT" TOO!
SunilTanna is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 8th December 2012, 04:09 PM   #49
HyperActive Warrior
 
Caden's Avatar
 
Join Date: 2007
Location: New York , USA.
Posts: 124
Blog Entries: 1
Thanks: 24
Thanked 12 Times in 12 Posts
Default Re: J.F. (Jim) Straw Passed Away 12/3/12

That is too bad. Never knew him, but liked what gift he gave to the world.

Learn How To Write And Publish A Book Fast
http://www.amazon.com/Rapid-Publishi...pid+publishing
Caden is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 8th December 2012, 04:46 PM   #50
I Am Legend
War Room Member
 
VegasVince's Avatar
 
Join Date: 2006
Location: Las Vegas, Nevada...and Florida.
Posts: 1,371
Blog Entries: 42
Thanks: 706
Thanked 798 Times in 302 Posts
Default Re: J.F. (Jim) Straw Passed Away 12/3/12

Quote:
Originally Posted by SunilTanna View Post
I didn't know Jim personally, but have encountered him online. I have to say he was a truly inspirational character, and as well a truly amazing writer. I genuinely feel that anybody who has ran across him online could not help but agree.

The world will be a poorer place without him.

LOL....Jim tooK pride in what we deemed the "world's ugliest website" because yeah...it wasn't pretty. But having insight into his numbers.....I can tell you that Jim made hundreds of millions of dollars long before the internet...and millions later with this ugly site.

HERE IS ONE OF THE ONLY VIDEOS YOU WILL EVER FIND RE: THE OL' MASTER AND I RAPPING ABOUT MARKETING AND THAT DAMN UGLY SITE. THIS IS A CLASSIC AND THIS IS WHY JIM WAS A LEGEND.

Check out one of the last interviews on You Tube Jim ever did with me.

JF JIM STRAW The Last Hurrah w/Vegas Vince RIP JIM! - YouTube







XXX
Vegas Vince

VegasVince is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

  Warrior Forum - The #1 Internet Marketing Forum & Marketplace > The Warrior Forum > Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum

Bookmarks

Tags
jim, passed, straw

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off




All times are GMT -6. The time now is 04:19 AM.