Allen Says himself......speaks for many of us... in regards to this man..... as you can see in the thread below.
But let me be the first to wish my friend.... one of the true direct response marketing legends of all time....JF JIM STRAW.... the happiest of birthdays on this 24th day of April 2010.
I suspect those of you familiar with who Jim is.....are probably the same Warriors who are doing very well in your marketing careers. That doesn't surprise me in the least.
The word Legend is often used to describe the dead...or the once great. JIM STRAW IS A LIVING LEGEND.
In a career that has spanned over 50 glorious years, Jim remains very much alive, and in a class by himself....and definitely the Last of the Mohicans...cuz they don't make 'em like Jim anymore.
Not sure I have ever come across a more respected, beloved, and successful marketer with the LONGEVITY that Jim Straw has....so respected by his peers and his customers...many of whom have been buying from him for decades.
That's rather remarkable when you think about it...almost unheard of.
In this day of "flash in the pan, get rich quick gurus" who come and go....on a daily basis....Jim Straw has done it "his way" for over 50 years....and the results speak loud and clear.
Jim Straw has generated over $400 million dollars and counting in a career that started long before there even was an internet....a self made millionaire before most of today's guru's were a gleam in their respective daddies eyes.
He continues to make money with honor, integrity and wisdom.... based on "doing it." Not just writing about it. That's the difference between a true legend....and a hit an run information marketer.
Jim aint ever gonna be accused of being sexy or flashy. Fact is.....he doesn't need to be.
His career and results speak for themselves....and are pretty much untouched in terms of any marketers alive today.
There has been little in my life I can honestly look back on and say I was really truly proud of.
The day Jim Straw wrote me and told me he wanted to promote my Barter Arbitrage course was one of the few exceptions. It is a day I will never forget....because it was Jim Friggin' Staw!
I have since gotten to the know the man I bought my first marketing product from nearly 27 years ago.....as a kid living in Anchorage, Alaska.....and I continue to learn from him all these years later. (Damn we're both getting old, JS!)
Sylvia and I have been honored to have Jim as a friend and partner.
So Happy Birthday to the ol master.....who I gave up trying to "stump" about 25 years ago! lol.
As threatened.....Vinnie and Sylvia will be hitting Georgia next month....and we're dragging you out of that 18 bedroom mansion you live in......before you end up getting lost in that monster maze of a crib!
And hey Jim...FYI.... I'm bring Glen Turner's parrot with me....just to keep you and your desk company!
Happy Birthday my friend.
Thanks for all you've done...and all you'se do.