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Forum: Off Topic Forum 31st July 2013, 01:39 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,155
Posted By JohnB23
Re: Inflation is dead..

The "Creature from Jekyll Island" is one of the best books I've ever read.

Did you know that 1/4 of the worlds wealth was represented by the 6 men that met at Jekyll Island, Ga in 1910 to create...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 11th April 2013, 01:27 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 958
Posted By JohnB23
Re: POLL: Do you take notes when you read business books?

I absolutely take notes.

As you're reading, sometimes your brain does a double take. A new thought or paragraph comes in that makes you think. If anything makes you stop and think, absolutely...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 3rd December 2012, 02:47 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 3,246
Posted By JohnB23
Re: College or Internet Marketing

It depends on your degree, but I don't think they teach much of anything in college (I have a 4 year degree in business from a california state school).

1st. They don't teach you how to be a...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 29th November 2012, 10:02 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,276
Posted By JohnB23
Re: What books would you recommend in general money making topics?

I think a lot of people. I think people who have gone through ups and downs, have seen different business cycles.

-Charlie Mungers book, Poor Charlies Almanack is excellent. One of the top 10 or...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 28th November 2012, 04:40 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,276
Posted By JohnB23
Re: What books would you recommend in general money making topics?

I'll add, I would look at *anybody* who is successful. If you see somebody worth X net worth, or they've got courtside tickets to the lakers, or they're on the Forbes 400, look at why they're so...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 27th November 2012, 02:09 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,276
Posted By JohnB23
Re: What books would you recommend in general money making topics?

Honestly, I would forget specific "money making" books. The problem is, they tend to be either...

A. Scams and/or questionable.

B. Short term and can become outdated. I.e. real estate when it...
Forum: Offline Marketing 23rd October 2012, 04:16 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,773
Posted By JohnB23
Re: Don’t Worry: Warren Buffett was rejected by Harvard.

You can educate yourself a lot on the internet. You have a wealth of knowledge only a few would have had 30 or 40 years ago.

My tips...

-Look up words these guys use who are successful. I.e....
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 15th October 2012, 12:46 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 2,252
Posted By JohnB23
Re: Formal Education?

There are a few reasons why I'm leery of college education.

A. The price has gone up significantly in the last 30 years. I think this is a fact. At the rate of inflation, or much higher.

B....
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 13th October 2012, 12:07 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 2,252
Posted By JohnB23
Re: Formal Education?

I don't think they are necessarily the exceptions. Look at the Forbes 400 list. Year after year, there are a significant number of people with little formal education.

I.e. there's the classic...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 12th October 2012, 01:54 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 2,252
Posted By JohnB23
Re: Formal Education?

I think formal education can put you in a box.

-Look at the number of guys in marketing, business, finance who never went to college or never even got a masters (which some might think of as a...
Forum: Mind Warriors 10th October 2012, 10:27 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 5,248
Posted By JohnB23
Re: How did Jay Abraham get his Start? / Biography

I thought of this thread when I got Jay's email about his start in marketing, auto biography. There's good stuff in that my life in marketing link.
Forum: Mind Warriors 12th January 2012, 01:25 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 5,248
Posted By JohnB23
Re: How did Jay Abraham get his Start? / Biography

It's a brilliant course, I agree. Maybe his best course ever? He walks you through step by step what to do.
Forum: Mind Warriors 31st December 2011, 03:58 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 5,248
Posted By JohnB23
Re: How did Jay Abraham get his Start? / Biography

This isn't directly related to his biography, but I found an interesting ad of his using google news archive.

The Prescott Courier, Sept 25, 1991. Free seminar.

The Prescott Courier - Google...
Forum: Mind Warriors 27th December 2011, 07:30 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 5,248
Posted By JohnB23
Re: How did Jay Abraham get his Start? / Biography

There's a couple of ways you could find it.

-It was produced as a vhs tape originally, so they don't show up very often on ebay. Maybe craigslist? Maybe garage sales/private sales? I don't know....
Forum: Mind Warriors 27th December 2011, 12:24 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 5,248
Posted By JohnB23
Re: How did Jay Abraham get his Start? / Biography

He has a set of videos titled, "My life in marketing". I think they're 2 hours a piece, 4 tapes, about 8 hours. He goes over his whole life story, ups and downs.

He worked for a bunch of different...
Forum: Copywriting 23rd December 2011, 05:03 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 821
Posted By JohnB23
Re: I want suggestions to improve my pitch page

Honestly, I would change a lot.

-I think you have to focus on content over graphics or display.

-Why are you selling it for $17? Have you tested other prices?

What's really the result of...
Forum: Copywriting 11th December 2011, 05:49 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,616
Posted By JohnB23
Re: Copywriting books and information overload

I think people are waiting for a "perfect" pitch. They want all the stars and planets to line up. Everything perfect. Then.....they'll make a million dollars.

-What can you do now? I think thats...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 11th December 2011, 05:07 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,813
Posted By JohnB23
Re: Best Internet Marketing Books You Have Read

I'm a big fan of Jay Abraham.

-His book Stealth Marketing is awesome. Very translatable to the internet, in terms of how to run and think about a business (how to maximize it). The principles in...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 11th December 2011, 04:55 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 13,631
Posted By JohnB23
Re: I Paid Jay Abraham $$$ - Get Tons of His Stuff For Free

I think Jay is a real master of principles.

On some of his tapes from the 90's, he talked about how he made a lot of money with newsletter inserts in the 80's. He had deals with these financial...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 11th December 2011, 12:29 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 13,631
Posted By JohnB23
Re: I Paid Jay Abraham $$$ - Get Tons of His Stuff For Free

Wow, great find!

I consider myself a pretty big fan of his work. I've listened to a lot of his stories and tapes (i.e. married a few times, divorced, icy hot, investment rarities, david hall, mac...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 7th May 2011, 01:10 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,387
Posted By JohnB23
Re: Any of you read books?

Am I the only one that likes to read old books? Say, before 1970 or 60..

A. There's less fluff, buzzwords, soundbites, etc. Less flash, much more substance. The authors back then (in the pre...
Forum: Mind Warriors 7th May 2011, 12:41 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,797
Posted By JohnB23
Re: What is the best SINGLE book that have influenced your life?

I'm a big Jay Abraham fan.

I would say, Stealth Marketing...even over his Mr X book. It shows his range of thinking. If you did everything in that book, you would probably be a millionaire.
...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 18th April 2011, 03:08 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 883
Posted By JohnB23
Re: Any Marketing Majors?

I majored in finance ('04). What they teach is a lot of theory.

In finance, there's the "efficient market hypothesis". And people are "rational". And all these suppositions. It all blew up in the...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 2nd March 2011, 06:16 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,387
Posted By JohnB23
Re: Any of you read books?

I've probably read parts of, or all of 100-140 books on different subjects.

-Take notes! Read a book cover to cover and see what jumps out at you.

-Look for themes! There's a lot of...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 18th December 2010, 09:11 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,128
Posted By JohnB23
Re: Jay Abraham: What Ever Happended To Him?

I think he taught so much in the 90's, he got frustrated people didn't do more with it.

If you listen to his seminars, I think he expected people to do everything he shared. I think thats why he's...
Forum: Copywriting 24th November 2010, 12:52 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,241
Posted By JohnB23
Re: How Claude Hopkins Lived To 144 Years

That's what he said. There are several quotes about college in "My life in advertising". Marketing is very different than engineering, being a doctor, being an accountant, etc.

Here's his specific...
Forum: Copywriting 22nd November 2010, 08:19 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,241
Posted By JohnB23
Re: How Claude Hopkins Lived To 144 Years

For advanced students of Hopkins,

-Go through "My life in advertising" and highlight his successes. He worked with a meat packing company, pepsodent toothpaste. Have you ever heard of film on...
Forum: Copywriting 22nd November 2010, 02:39 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,241
Posted By JohnB23
Re: How Claude Hopkins Lived To 144 Years

Funny, I was reading My Life in Advertising tonight.

I think there is so much wisdom packed into this book, and the nuances of marketing success are so small (esp to newbies), the book and Hopkins...
Forum: Offline Marketing 22nd November 2010, 02:20 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,683
Posted By JohnB23
Re: Good books on marketing?

I'm a big Jay Abraham fan, I've learned a lot from him.

I would recommend one of his seminars on audio tape. Different experience than a book, IMO. With books, its easy to pick and choose a method...
Forum: Offline Marketing 11th November 2010, 06:03 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 834
Posted By JohnB23
Re: You Don't Have to Be a Guru

I got back from a trip to the east coast last week....philadelphia, ny state, and vermont.

What struck me about that area is there's a million small pop and mom businesses....and everyone is doing...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 6th November 2010, 01:33 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 997
Posted By JohnB23
Re: Double Your Cashflow in 12 Months Or Less...

Jay Abraham's stuff is gold.

He's sold so many things in his career, it is mind boggling. He sold $15,000 and 20,000 protege mentor training programs back in 1990. Which would be probably $35 or...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 14th October 2010, 01:04 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 834
Posted By JohnB23
Re: Do You Read Business Books or Mainly New Strategy Digital Products

I read a lot. "The man who doesn't read good books has no advantage over the man who can't." Mark Twain

I think the goal of reading should be to get big ideas and pieces of the puzzle. Not just...
Forum: Mind Warriors 14th October 2010, 12:29 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 3,821
Posted By JohnB23
Re: Influential Books; What are YOU reading?

This isn't marketing related, but Charlie Mungers, "Poor Charlie's Almanack" is excellent. Munger is Warren Buffett's parter.

He took the idea from "Poor richards almanac" by Ben Franklin. It's a...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 6th October 2010, 04:50 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,803
Posted By JohnB23
Re: Invert, always invert. How to absolutely never make ANY money with internet marketing.

I love Mungers book.

How can you guarantee that you will never make any money EVER with internet marketing?

1. Never do anything.
2. Sabotage yourself (think you don't want the money).
3....
Forum: Offline Marketing 6th October 2010, 04:37 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,549
Posted By JohnB23
Re: Best Physical Book to Help Your Offline Biz?

I'd recommend one of Jay's seminars in the 90's on audio tape. His mastermind marketing seminars were outstanding.

They seem antiquated by now, but that's where the power lies. Because no one uses...
Forum: Copywriting 29th September 2010, 01:30 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,253
Posted By JohnB23
Re: What makes the "Mr. X" marketing tactic so effective?

One of jay abraham's core messages is..."what can I sell to *lower the barrier of entry*, or lower the hurdle rate, to get customers to buy". Start off with something cheap, less intimidating, more...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 25th August 2010, 08:13 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 3,253
Posted By JohnB23
Re: Have you ever bought a $1,000+ IM product?

This year, I've spent about $380 on marketing information.

-In the form of 3 seminars from Jay Abraham ($50 a piece).
-A fourth seminar ($150).
-Another seminar that use to cost a fortune, when...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 25th August 2010, 01:03 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,041
Posted By JohnB23
Re: ANY TIPS FOR JOINT VENTURES, ENTICING PEOPLE, CREATIVE IDEAS?

Tips for enticing people. Pay attention to the masters.

Funny, I was just looking at my email tonight.

From Jay Abraham, a big guru discussed on these boards. The subject line of the email...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 7th August 2010, 02:25 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,846
Posted By JohnB23
Re: Jay Abraham and Icy Hot

Yep, "My life in marketing". I think he patterned it after claude hopkins, "my life in advertising".
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 5th August 2010, 10:41 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,303
Posted By JohnB23
Re: You better be a part of the 'big guys' list

Has anyone gotten Jay Abraham's latest letter about the products he's selling at a discount? "Only" $2,000, lol. And the retail value was $36,000 or something.

I think its a fascinating strategy....
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 5th August 2010, 10:33 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,846
Posted By JohnB23
Re: Jay Abraham and Icy Hot

I would try to get Jay's "Protege Mentor Training course" from 1990. In it, he explains his past, all of his business dealings, he goes over a lot of word for word transcripts that he used. That...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 21st July 2010, 02:39 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,652
Posted By JohnB23
Re: Frustrated by all the Gurus and their Crappy Products?

I don't even pay attention to new stuff anymore (new to me is past 2000, lol).

I think there's a goldmine of information in 90's, 80's and earlier material. Just waiting for *somebody* to harvest....
Forum: Off Topic Forum 28th May 2010, 12:20 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,495
Posted By JohnB23
Re: What Book Are You Reading Now?

Poor Charlie's Almanack is awesome. I'd rate it 10 stars.

There's also a great list of books in the back that he recommends....wealth and poverty of nations, guns, germs and steel, cialdini's...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 28th May 2010, 12:06 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 613
Posted By JohnB23
Re: Help me put my son to work...

Read some books early, and he'll probably make 10x more than he would have normally, by age 22 or 24.

As mentioned Dan Kennedy, Jay Abraham, etc. You just have to plant a few seeds, and those...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 17th May 2010, 01:02 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,818
Posted By JohnB23
Re: Jay Abraham's site

I'm a big fan of his work, I've studied his site.

-He still has sales letters on his website. Like (peq). A seminar he did with chet holmes back in 2002. type "Jay abraham" peq into google, and...
Forum: Mind Warriors 11th May 2010, 03:36 AM
Replies: 137
Views: 4,893
Posted By JohnB23
Re: What books are you reading?

Great quote. Looking for the exotic without the basics is going to be an exercise in frustration.

All the big gurus try to pound the basics in your brain.
Forum: Copywriting 9th May 2010, 06:35 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,447
Posted By JohnB23
Re: Your Favorite Books on Marketing Psychology

I'll add Scientific Advertising by Claude Hopkins.

I heard Jay Abraham say on a tape once, the only marketing books he reads are those from the 20's to 40's (or there abouts). Marketers back then...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 8th May 2010, 03:08 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 11,985
Posted By JohnB23
Re: Jeff Paul, John Beck, & Other Infomercials Charged by FTC July 1

On the topic of scams, have you seen this video (spoof). Pretty funny, of Don Lapre, hahahaha.

(warning, a little bit of offensive language at :30-:42)

YouTube - Dom Wupwabe's Magical Money...
Forum: Mind Warriors 8th May 2010, 02:52 AM
Replies: 137
Views: 4,893
Posted By JohnB23
Re: What books are you reading?

Lately, it's been more Jay Abraham.

I stay up until 10 or 11 listening to every word of one of his Mastermind seminars in the 90's. The biggest problem people have online (or off) trying to make...
Forum: Mind Warriors 3rd May 2010, 05:31 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,914
Posted By JohnB23
Re: What Are Your Three Life Changing Books

I've studied Jay abraham's stuff the most out of any marketer or internet marketer. 3 life changing books?

-His Mr X book. Probably the most comprehensive business and marketing reference book...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 20th April 2010, 08:06 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 701
Posted By JohnB23
Re: Recommend a Great Free Ebook for an Offline Business Owner

Jay Abraham's stuff is awesome. I study his work the most.

Some of his material,

-Internet Strategies (maximizing your results on the internet). I think a 6-7 part pdf series.

-Tony Robbins...
Forum: Mind Warriors 24th March 2010, 12:11 AM
Replies: 137
Views: 4,893
Posted By JohnB23
Re: What books are you reading?

Most books on success, personal development, business, marketing, etc I read from 2000-2005. Tony Robbins, Donald Trump, Richard Branson (Losing Mr Virginity, great biography). And similar books.
...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 23rd March 2010, 11:46 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 539
Posted By JohnB23
Re: Is |Action| Everything As They Say It IS?

I think action is very difficult (esp if you live in a big congested city).

-If you're doing this after work, you come home at 5 or 6, and what do you face? American Idol blaring, a million and...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 23rd March 2010, 11:21 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 856
Posted By JohnB23
Re: "Out Of The Box"... What It Means.

I was listening to a Jay Abraham seminar where he was talking about a box. I think he had a box on stage, 2 feet by 3 feet or something and said (metaphorically), "this is what you've been living...
Forum: Mind Warriors 19th March 2010, 11:02 PM
Replies: 168
Views: 77,639
Posted By JohnB23
Re: Top 10 Personal Development Books of ALL TIME

He's not really a personal development author, but Jim Rogers (financial author, commentor) is excellent.

-He explains things in clear, simple language. He has two main books, investment biker and...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 19th March 2010, 10:24 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,186
Posted By JohnB23
Re: Potential CraigsList Goldmine

Even better in this economy. Carpenters, plumbers etc probably aren't getting all the business they can handle. So what does it cost them? Its business they wouldnt have had otherwise.

Basically,...
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