This is the reason I love Lewis LaLanne aka Nerd #2.
What? You don’t religiously read his blog “My Note Taking Nerd”?
That’s where he reads the books, listens to the audio products, watches the videos for getting ahead in business and marketing, then he takes notes and publishes them — so you don’t have to do all the hard work!
Take a look at his “Free Notes On Dan Kennedy’s 8 Big Ideas Seminar” and see if you don’t fall in love, too. I mean, I’m an inhabitant of Planet Dan and have spent mucho dinero over the past few years going to his seminars, buying his books, etc.
Lewis — I’m nominating you for a Nobel or a Pulitzer or whatever you are eligible for.
TAGS: marketing, business, direct response, Lewis LaLanne, Nerd #2, Dan Kennedy, seminars
Alfonso “Al” Williamson shared a birthday with me. I wish I had shared in some of his talent.
Al was one of the all-time great comic artists and was rightly recognized as such early on in his career.
He was a friend and collaborator of Frank Frazetta and his body of work included many of the big titles of the 20th century — Flash Gordon, Tarzan, the EC horror comics of the 50s and the Star Wars comic books.
Al’s artwork was dynamic and action-packed, like Burne Hogarth and Alex Raymond before him. It could be beautiful and intricate, like Hal Foster and John Cullen Murphy.
RIP: Alfonso “Al” Williamson (March 21, 1931 – June 12, 2010)
TAGS: Al Williamson, artist, comics, newspaper, Flash Gordon, Star Wars, Tarzan
Howie Post passed away about a year ago, and his contribution to comics has been acknowledged by numerous tributes.
Our buddies at Joyville have a nice retrospective of his work including some page scans from Hot Stuff, the Little Devil #19 (1960).
Skip on over to Joyville and enjoy the Hot Stuff.
Once again MyNoteTakingNerd comes through — he does all the work and gives us valuable information.
This time, he’s gone straight to the master — Dan S. Kennedy of No B.S. marketing fame. Kennedy is the man behind most of the major campaigns you’ve seen in the past 25 years. He’s the brains behind most of those infomercials you see on TV (especially high profile ones like ProActive acne treatment and Victoria Principal beauty products) as well as putting Joan Rivers into business on QVC.
Nobody in the business disputes Dan’s supremacy.
So our favorite NoteTakingNerd has sat himself down with pencil and paper and taken notes — the thing he does best.
If you want the wisdom of Dan Kennedy without the expense and work of going to his seminars or buying his DVDs, just go check out this terrific blog.
I can’t express to you the value of a resource such as Lewis LaLanne’s (aka Nerd #2) My Note Taking Nerd’s Blog.
A terrific example is his guide to Robert J. Ringer’s legendary book Million Dollar Habits.
I first read Winning Through Intimidation shortly after finishing school and joining the work force.
What an eye-opener! I was raised in the Puritan work ethic of “Be Nice, Don’t Question Authority, Just Do What You are told.”
I immediately glommed on to his follow-up, Looking Out For #1
He has written other books since, and they are all worthwhile reads.
But if you don’t have time to read all the books — or you want a synopsis to see if they are worth your time to seek out and read — that’s where our Nerd comes in handy.
Not only business people can learn from Ringer’s philosphies — they are good life lessons — especially in our age of political and religious pressures affecting every-day life.
Ringer has his own blog, also — highly recommended reading.