Wednesday, February 22, 2006

The first book is already sold...

Amazon got the copies and for a few hours the book was listed as available before they changed it back to "not released yet" for the Saturday official publication date. In these few hours somebody managed to order a copy :-) I hope this is a good sign... The more books will get to people, the more good they'll do to the world, the more minds will be defended better. At least, that's what I wrote it for.

Saturday, February 11, 2006

The book "Disinfect Your Mind" is coming soon!

Official day of publication is Feruary 25! The printed copies are on the way to Amazon. See more at the Galiel.Net - the publisher's site.

Friday, February 03, 2006

The Millionaire Maker

The Millionaire Maker: Act, Think, and Make Money the Way the Wealthy Do by Loral Langemeier – McGraw-Hill, ISBN 0-07-146615-0 The general Guy Kawasaki style stuff, and she ends up with just two kinds of passive income – rental properties and promissory notes. Those who tried rental properties, know how “passive” they are… And finding a reliable person or business who would give you 12-15% as in her examples, that’s not easy either. But from the memetic point of view the book is done pretty well. It’s filled with anchors – start with “You – a Millionaire?” on the back cover, pitches the cause more than giving a substance (in memetics it’s called anchoring and building bridges) including all famous persuasion anchors like social proof (a story of her building some family’s wealth over TV), confusing a reader with senseless abbreviations (like Wealth Cycle Process or Freedom Day), not to mention making them all capitalized (see the chapter in my book of Pathos and Capital Letters)… You will not get much advice from this book beyond Kawasaki, but as a sample of persuasion work, it’s amusing.