J.F. (Jim) Straw Passed Away 12/3/12

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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 »

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  • Profile picture of the author BrianMcLeod
    Terrible news...

    But thanks for the heads up.

  • Profile picture of the author John Durham

    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!

  • Profile picture of the author KimW
    I have followed him for quite a while.
    Sad to see an icon of the industry pass.
    RIP Mr Straw.
  • Profile picture of the author Shane N
    Wow. That is very sad news indeed.

    R.I.P. Jimmie!
  • Profile picture of the author Mike Hill
    Very sad to hear the news... R.I.P. Mr Straw
  • Profile picture of the author Dennis Gaskill
    RIP Jim. Thanks for "down home" style, ideas, and wisdom.
  • Profile picture of the author Ankesh Kothari
    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. :'(
  • Profile picture of the author George Wright
    Allen Says once posted we should "Read anything by Jim Straw" I have ever since. Mr. Straw will be missed.

    George Wright
    • Profile picture of the author VanessaB
      I got to meet him at a couple of seminars. He was the nicest man. Warm, friendly, kind.

      RIP Mr. Straw.
  • Profile picture of the author DianaHeuser
    Really sad news.

    Rest in Peace Jim.

  • Profile picture of the author TeamBringIt
    Another great one, that shall be missed...Ty for the heads up.
  • Profile picture of the author R Hagel
    Thanks for all your wisdom, Jim. Gone but not forgotten.

  • Profile picture of the author Young Financier
    I received the email this morning as well. He was my mentor as well.

    R.I.P Mr. Straw.
  • Profile picture of the author Rod Cortez
    Mr. Straw was a man of real and true character. This one paragraph from one of his WF posts spoke volumes of the man:

    "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.

    • Profile picture of the author cashp0wer
      Another great one gone - this is so sad and he will be missed by many in the IM world.
  • Profile picture of the author Randall Magwood
    RIP Jim. You've been an inspiration to many.
    • Profile picture of the author Sam England
      WOW...I am shocked...

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

      You will truly be missed my friend...rest in peace...
  • Profile picture of the author Kevin Maguire
    RIP Mr Straw
    Your knowledge and wisdom lives on in us, and your loved ones.
    Kevin Maguire
  • Profile picture of the author Gladiator
    Jim will truly be missed! May you rest in peace..My condolences to his family!

    • Profile picture of the author VegasVince
      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
  • Profile picture of the author Claire Koch
    all those guys who moved their businesses online are leaving us. Legends.
  • Profile picture of the author jamesgan
    RIP Mr Staw...
  • Profile picture of the author asepkomara
    RIP Mr.Straw.
  • Profile picture of the author Mark Hess
    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...
    • Profile picture of the author gregorybaskin
      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!

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