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Holy Hail, Batman!

6:30 p.m., June 6, 2012 That’s when the hail started coming down. It didn’t stop completely until 9:30 — 3 hours later. Most of the hail was about the size of a dime in diameter. Some pieces were as large as quarters. But it wasn’t the size of the hail that was so unusual… it […]

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RIP John Ritskowitz

Today I learned that my friend and fellow copywriter John Ritskowitz (or John Ritz, for short) passed away. He died on March 3, 2012 from a long illness. He was only 44. I hadn’t talked with John recently, but we had talked on the phone a few times. I’d also outsourced a sales letter to […]

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Cash Is Not King

Part of being successful in business is making money. Another part is keeping it. And while there are many business people who have high earning power, far fewer have high saving power. (Gary Halbert was famous for making large sums of money, then promptly spending it all. He once wrote: “Here’s the real truth: I […]

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The Illusion of Democracy

One of the best things that could happen for entrepreneurs and private businesses this year is for Ron Paul to win the Presidency. While I hope this happens, I’m doubtful that it will. Not for lack of support either. (Ron Paul probably has more supporters in this country than any other candidate, including Obama.) The […]

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