Archive for October, 2011
Title and Author: eMillions- Behind the Scenes Stories of 14 Successful Internet Millionaires by Stanley Tang
Synopsis of Content:
In 2008 Stanley Tang, a 15 year old entrepreneur, student and author from Hong Kong interviewed 14 of the most successful men and women making money on the internet. He compiled the interviews into this book. For anyone who doubts the ability of someone to build an internet business and make money doing it this book is a must read. It offers practical ideas and a lot of inspiration. It is not however a how-to guide.
Some of the people Tang interviewed are big names insuch as Mark Joyner and Yanik Silver. Others may not be as familiar but still have accomplished a great deal. Most started out very young, even in their teens such as Tang has. Many came from poverty and some lack much formal education. All have worked extremely hard and made it. They give you a glimpse in this book of how they made it.
You learn about the pioneers in the early commercial internet days – the late 1980s and the 1990s and then you see how some arose in the 2000s. Each one describes struggles, setbacks and failures. Each pushed on beyond those times and finally figured out what works. Once they learn that the money can flow.
Some made their fortunes with Clickbank and eBay. Some sold information products produced by others as affiliates. Some produced their own services, software and information products. Many did a combination of those.
The stories not coincidentally sound similar. Success leaves clues someone once said and as you read these 14 interviews you see common themes all over.
This book will not tell you how to make money on the internet. It will tell you some of the mistakes and some of the success strategies used by many of the top internet marketers. You will see some key website URLs to investigate and sources of additional information and training sites.
At the end of the book Tang offers you a link to $397 in “bonus” materials. Yes, they are bonus materials – ebooks on everything from making money on the internet to becoming fit. However there is a catch – to each of the bonus books you must submit your name and email to another marketer who will then send you multiple follow up messages to market products to you. This may not be a bad thing – but you should be aware of it.
The book is easy to read but was not edited well. It has many typos. A careful reader will spot several dozen. This book is called a compilation – the author writes a number of blog articles or other pieces and then compiles them into a book. There is nothing wrong with that, but it means the book lacks coherence.
Notes on Author:
Stanley Tang is an 18 year old (2011) student and internet marketer in Hong Kong. He has his ownbusiness.
Three Great Ideas You Can Use:
1. Internet marketing requires a lot of study and learning. It is changing quickly and all the time. One must study it constantly to keep up. Those who do stay on top of the trends and techniques have the advantage.
2. Perhaps the largest enemy of success is quitting. The authors all stress the importance of persevering.
3. Successfulis about identifying a niche of people who are willing to buy, and then effectively marketing to them with value laden products. Anyone can do this, but it is not easy. At the very least it takes a lot of work.
eMillions by Stanley Tang
Copyright 2008 by Stanley Tang. Published by Madeeasy Publishing, Morgan James Publishing, LLC, Garden City, NY.
Overall Rating for Book: Good
Writing Style: Easy to read although not well edited.
Usefulness: for anyone considering making money on line this book is inspirational and useful.
The Chief’s announcement that the old women be left behind to fend for themselves, sends the wrong message to his people. It signifies what happens to those who adopt the habits of old women, i.e. carrying walking sticks, complaining of aches and pains, etc. The chief confers with himself and delivers a morally incorrect choice. His word is law, and the people blindly accept it, knowing that collectively, they’ve issued a death sentence. After all, the old women don’t hunt, and are most likely incapable of defending themselves from wolves, bears and worst … cannibals.
According to Kohlberg’s stages of moral development, the people have arrived at a post conventional dilemma; what should be done for the greater good? Rather than ask themselves how the actions of the two women impact their survival, and at least one person stepping forward to express it, theare cast away like yesterday’s garbage. The chief’s directive is law and accepted unconditionally. As a result, over time, he behaves more like a governor, rather than a shepherd. He’s forgotten that every life is significant, and everyone has something to offer towards the greater good.
Before the separation, Ozhii Nelii leaves a “bundle of babiche” [thickly stripped raw moose hide that served many purposes] for her mother, and Shruh Zhuu secretly leaves his hatchet where the old women can find it. Theare less concerned with the valuable tools, than with the backs of people trudging forward without them. They are angry and stunned, but to Sa’s credit, they do not despair. She rallies the older companion, and probably with her fists raised up to the heavens, shouts “If we are going to die, my friend, let us die trying, not sitting”.
We learn, as the chief must have also surely forgotten, you don’t become an eighty or seventy-five year old nomad without survival skills. The women are next creating traps out of the babiche, and successfully slinging the hatchet for squirrel meat. They remember a place where the fishing was abundant and wonder aloud why they never returned. Possibly another of the chief’s blunders.
They create snow shoes out of more of the babiche, and head for better eating. Along the way they continue to trap various critters, and outfox a bear.
Sa’ is physically stronger and naturally adventurous. On one of her frequent wanderings, she encounters a full grown bull moose, and a field of berries. She remembers what moose-meat tastes like, and actually attempts to knock the moose upside the head. At this point, I gotta ask who died and made that. These old ladies are not only surviving, but thriving. According to Erikson’s development psychology, the old women’s separation from the people have allowed them to become productive rather than useless; rich in foodstuffs, survival gear, and experience. Everything a growing nomad needs.
The author tells a story handed down to her that must have instantly become classic. Its message is more than just another example of “what doesn’t kill us makes us stronger”. It’s a story of perseverance after abandonment, and under possibly, some of the worst conditions. To be eighty or near eighty on some frozen tundra, miles away from civilization, at zero degree temperatures, starving and left to die. Surely many, and younger, have perished under similar conditions. It’s a remarkable story, and a book I’ll keep.
A year passes, and themore about themselves and each other. The walking sticks are long gone, and the complaints of aches and pains have been replaced with grimaces and pained physical expressions. The skins and furs from the many animals they’ve trapped are woven into many various articles of clothing. They’ve settled where the fish are abundant, and where their presence is not easily ascertained by predators or those damn cannibals. The old women have enjoyed good fortune, but still wonder about the family and life they once had, and the people.
After the long cold season, the chief and his people return, and begin searching for the remains of the old women. The chief’s conscience (and probably a year of stares from Shruh Zhuu and his mom) influences this decision. Once again, the people arrive to this place starving, but in fewer numbers. The chief is confused as to why the remains of the women are not easily found. He sends one of the elders, a tracker named Daagoo, along with several young men, to learn the fate of the two old women, and he is successful.
The old women reunite with the tribe, on their terms, but mostly out of great respect and admiration of these two wise old women. Ch’idzigyaak is reunited with her family, and along with her younger companion, assume a position of respect among the people. The tribe learns never to abandon another elder, but probably because the chief never becomes an elder.
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In “A Positive Life”, author Shane Stanford shares his experiences living with HIV. This is an inspiring story to those living with HIV, the people who love them and the Family of God. The way we treat people softens when it comes close to home.
Shane spent his childhood living with hemophilia, a blood condition that requires extra care in preventing injuries and medication made from human blood products. He was diagnosed with HIV at the age of 16. This was during the time when the AIDS epidemic had first surfaced. He went on to marry his high school sweetheart who loved him and accepted him just the way he was.
Shane became a pastor, which had its own life lessons and challenges. He and his wife have three daughters. Many people are living longer than expected and the medication has helped. He shares openly and intimately the details of his life.
One story was about when he sneaked out of a silent retreat because he couldn’t take the silence anymore. He stopped for gas at a small country gas station/store/restaurant. He was the only customer there. The older man who ran the place was cooking chicken. They ended up having dinner and talking for two hours. The man prayed for Shane. Sometimes, it’s easier to tell your story to a receptive stranger that you may never see again. There is something therapeutic about it. These are God moments in our life when He knows that we need a listening ear and a word of encouragement.
The church community has had to adapt to changes over the decades. It has had to learn to include others who are different and overcome fear. It has had to learn to reach out in order to grow. Talking about these fears is the first step in overcoming them. Our children will learn by our example. We want to teach them values, morals and absolutes, but we also need to include compassion.
This book could be a good resource for any church library. It would also be good for those living with HIV and the families who love them. It offers hope, support and inspiration. God has a plan for each of us, regardless of circumstance. The road may not always be easy, but if we will include others on our journey, we will not be alone. God will use Shane to bless others.
’s Emma is one of my favourite books but it did strike me recently that there are some elements of it that I find unbelievable, or maybe unrealistic is a better choice of word. Not that an unrealistic plot would stop me reading a well-written book and writes so beautifully she could make a story about a puddle of mud a good read! And it is fiction after all. So, I want to make it clear straight away that I do thoroughly enjoy Emma but must ask myself: If Emma Woodhouse and Mr Knightley were real people would they get married? And they are not the only couple in Emma. There is also Frank Churchill and Jane Fairfax and I have to ask myself the same question about them. What is it about these couples that I find so unbelievable?
For starters there is a large age difference between Emma and Mr Knightley. I know that a large age difference is not that unbelievable as my own family is full of examples of happily married couples with more than ten years between them. A large age gap does seem to close as one gets older but there is a huge age difference in maturity between one who is about twenty like Emma and one who is in his late thirties like Mr Knightley and I think this is actually very evident in’s Emma. Another issue I have with the age difference is Mr Knightley knew Emma when she was born and at the same time he was nearly an adult. I find that anyone I know who was born when I was in my teens or older always seem to remain a child in my eyes and I am shocked when they start doing things like learning how to drive. Would Mr Knightley be able to easily stop seeing Emma as a child and start seeing her as a desirable woman? From the way he often corrects Emma, which she does not like at all and therefore is not endeared to him, could be a sign that he does still view her as a child at times. Mr Knightley does not speak to any other woman in this manner. From the other point of few I think I will always view people who were a good deal older than me when I was born as much older than me and have never considered any of them as a possible marriage partner for myself due to this fact. There are ten years between my boyfriend and myself and we can laugh about the fact that when I was starting primary school he was about to leave high school but I think we would have a completely different relationship had we known each other all those years ago. I do know a very happily married couple who have known each other their whole lives but they are only a year apart whereas Emma, for a long time probably viewed Mr Knightley as an older brother, she even uses this term at the ball at the Crown when she says to him, “You have shown that you can dance, and you know we are not really so much brother and sister as to make it at all improper.”. Emma herself, as she tells Harriet Smith, has no intention of marrying and only feels she loves Mr Knightley when Harriet confesses that she is in love with him. I think Emma may confuse her fear of losing Mr Knightley’s friendship with love for him. As she said to Mr Knightley earlier in the novel when he accuses her and Mrs Weston of trying to plan a match between himself and Jane Fairfax, “You would not come in and sit with us in this comfortable was, if you were married.” Emma knows if she agrees to marry Mr Knightley she will never lose him.
Jane Fairfax and Frank Churchill are the other couple I mentioned. It is not so much that they are a couple that I find hard to believe but rather the fact that they remain a couple after all that happens during the course of the story. I do however, have some problems with Jane Fairfax agreeing to the secret engagement. It is secret because Frank Churchill’s aunt would not approve. She does claim to be very ill but has done for years which is why Frank has never been able to visit his father and she may go on living for many more years. So Jane Fairfax agreed to an engagement with no telling how long it would be before it could be made public. When the two of them are in Highbury it is understandable that they do not mention the engagement to anyone in case Frank Churchill’s aunt hears of it. Frank Churchill and Jane Fairfax could have just paid each other very little attention to ensure that no one suspects anything but Frank Churchill’s behaviour is appalling. He flirts with Emma Woodhouse in front of Jane Fairfax and everyone is convinced that he is in love with Emma. He also criticises Jane Fairfax when he talks to Emma either insulting the way she wears her hair or saying that her complexion is too pale. He sends Jane Fairfax a pianoforte as an anonymous gift as she loves to play and has no pianoforte to play while she is staying in Highbury. Though Jane Fairfax is slightly embarrassed by the gift, this act could almost redeem Frank Churchill from his bad behaviour if he did not encourage Emma Woodhouse to believe that the piano forte is in fact from Mr Dixon – the husband of Jane Fairfax’s oldest friend and that he has made the gift anonymous because he is a married man but in love with Jane Fairfax. Frank also embarrasses Jane Fairfax with this theory later on in the story when many of them are playing an alphabet game. I find the fact that this couple did eventually marry unbelievable because I don’t believe any woman would have put up with Frank Churchill’s behaviour. I do understand that in Regency England women were not in the same position they are today but Jane Fairfax did have the power to break the engagement. I find it hard to believe she just silently let Frank Churchill do as he please and did not once question his behaviour. Even though she is quiet and timid I still believe she would have had something to say to him. The only two possible reasons she does not is that she really is as spineless as Emma believes she is or that marrying well is too important to her to jeopardise the engagement by getting angry with Frank Churchill. But though she lacks a bit of character she is a very accomplished young woman and I am sure she could have married elsewhere. I do not know any woman, now or then who would have put up with their fiance behaving like Frank Churchill did in Highbury. Emma Woodhouse or Lizzy Bennet certainly would not.
These are the reasons that I believe Jane Austen’s Emma is somewhat of a fairytale. Nevertheless, it does not have to be believable to be enjoyable and fairytales sometimes make the best stories!