Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Happy 2011?

...It will be if you are a member of CEO Space!

At our December Free-Enterprise Forum, over $1 Billion exchanged hands.
Do you know any other organization that can verify they've done the same?
Do they also have video and confirmation that such an amount was done in one week?

As always, we will meet 5 times per year (March, May, July, October, December) and give you an opportunity to network, make contacts on the spot, get FREE coaching and mentoring from the top names in business, and have millions generated in funding.

No other organization can do for you, what CEO Space can... and certainly not at the worldwide level.
We even back it up with a guarantee.

We've been doing so, now in our third decade. You use brands from our members every day, in just about every category.

If you are determined to have a better 2011 than your 2010, contact me directly.

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Could Facebook be leading to it's own undoing?

This could lead to a lesson in customer service.

I only add those I've personally met both on Facebook and LinkedInand get those little messages that say I'm blocked from adding people. I didn't realize this was why this was happening and several months ago, I posted a query on Facebook's Help Page.

Several comments have come in, but the following rant speaks very loudly, on many levels.


Look, Facebook has a rude message that it sends you when it thinks you have too many unanswered friend requests. Because Facebook cannot check with everyone of your potential friends it has no idea why they have not answered. Their Help message give you the impression that Facebook is ACCUSING YOU of doing something that got someone to report you. If you add the "Pending Friend Requests" app it will help you find out exactly who has not responded. Unfortunately Facebook has become so corporate and uncaring about their members that they couldn't care less if they blocked you unfairly. I would like them to at least apologize when they are wrong. In my case I have NEVER sent a request to anyone I didn't legitimately know in the REAL world. When I viewed my pending requests I saw many people who I guess just barely use their accounts.

It doesn't take a computer science major to know that you can coordinate who has been logged onto their page lately with who has responded to friend requests...Come on, Facebook, this is a no brainer. It is also not good policy to accuse innocent users of your site of wrongdoing. If I have a permanent "mark" on my record from you for sending out too many requests for friends (which Facebook openly encourages and even provides the Friend Finder App for) then I will make ABSOLUTELY CERTAIN that everyone I know in the REAL WORLD understands that Facebook is NO LONGER COOL. -Yeah, I saw "The Social Network" and I know that the only reason anyone is on Facebook is because they thought (at least at one time) it was cool.

Fix your rude message, Facebook, and consider no blocking someone until you have at least let them know they have an unusual number of pending friend requests ahead of time. Couldn't the same automated forces that generated the BLOCK against me using my account to make friends online simply warn me first? Or is that just not the corporate Facebook way?!

Upsetting customers is certainly not the way to go, even if you're seemingly the only game in town.

Appreciating your customers and adjusting your business to serve, is perhaps the highest form of cooperation in the business world. Probably more than Joint Ventures.

Friday, November 5, 2010

Brand Names - Where did some of them come from?

Have you ever heard the name of a company and wondered, "What hit them on the head before they came up with that?" Like to wonder, what could possibly convince awhere-company-names-come-from person to name their industrial lubricant company Fuchs? It's safe to say that after reading Wikipedia's List of Company Etymologies, that the stereotypical business leader has a bit of an underestimated humor. Extracted straight from Wikipedia's own, here's a list of a few interesting company name derivations:

* 7-Eleven - this chain of convenience stores started in 1927 as U-Tote'm (so called because customers "toted" away their purchases). In 1946, U-Tote'm became 7-Eleven to reflect the stores' new, extended hours: 7am until 11pm, seven days a week.

* Adobe - came from name of the river Adobe Creek that ran behind the
house of founder John Warnock

* - founder Jeff Bezos renamed the company Amazon (from the earlier name of after the world's most voluminous river, the Amazon. He saw the potential for a larger volume of sales in an online (as opposed to a bricks and mortar) bookstore.

* Apache - according to the project's 1997 FAQ: "The Apache group was formed around a number of people who provided patch files that had been written for NCSA httpd 1.3. The result after combining them was A PAtCHy server."

* Apple Computers - favourite fruit of founder Steve Jobs. He was three months late in filing a name for the business, and he threatened to call his company Apple Computers if the other colleagues didn't suggest a better name by 5 o'clock

* Arby's - the enunciation of the initials of its founders, the Raffel Brothers

* Arm & Hammer - the founder's name was Armand Maccabee. The word maccabee is a biblical Hebrew name that translates to the English - hammer.

* eBay - Pierre Omidyar, who had created the Auction Web trading website, had formed a web consulting concern called Echo Bay Technology Group. "Echo Bay" didn't refer to the town in Nevada, "It just sounded cool," Omidyar reportedly said. Echo Bay Mines Limited, a gold mining company, had already taken, so Omidyar registered what (at the time) he thought was the second best name:

* Google - the name started as a jokey boast about the amount of information the search-engine would be able to search. It was originally named 'Googol', a word for the number represented by 1 followed by 100 zeros. After founders - Stanford grad students Sergey Brin and Larry Page resented their project to an angel investor, they received a cheque made out to 'Google'

* Hotmail - Founder Jack Smith got the idea of accessing e-mail via the web from a computer anywhere in the world. When Sabeer Bhatia came up with the business plan for the mail service, he tried all kinds of names ending in 'mail' and finally settled for hotmail as it included the letters "html" - the programming language used to write web pages. It was initially referred to as HoTMaiL with selective upper casing.

* HP - Bill Hewlett and Dave Packard tossed a coin to decide whether the company they founded would be called Hewlett-Packard or Packard-Hewlett.

* Intel - Bob Noyce and Gordon Moore wanted to name their new company 'Moore Noyce' but that was already trademarked by a hotel chain, so they had to settle for an acronym of INTegrated ELectronics

* LEGO: combination of the Danish "leg godt", which means to "play well." Lego also means "I put together" in Latin, but LEGO Group claims this is only a coincidence and the etymology of the word is entirely Danish. Years before the little plastic brick was invented, LEGO manufactured wooden toys.

* Microsoft - coined by Bill Gates to represent the company that was devoted to MICROcomputer SOFTware. Originally christened Micro-Soft, the '-' was removed later on.

* Motorola - Founder Paul Galvin came up with this name when his company started manufacturing radios for cars. The popular radio company at the time was called Victrola

* Nero - Nero Burning ROM named after Nero burning Rome.

* Nintendo - Nintendo is composed of three Japanese Kanji characters, Nin-ten-do. The first two can be translated to “Heaven blesses hard work”; do is a common ending for any store.

* ORACLE - Larry Ellison and Bob Oats were working on a consulting project for the CIA (Central Intelligence Agency). The code name for the project was called Oracle (the CIA saw this as the system to give answers to all questions or something such). Acronym for: One Real A**hole Called Larry Ellison ??

* Pepsi - named from the digestive enzyme pepsin.

* Red Hat - Company founder Marc Ewing was given the Cornell lacrosse team cap (with red and white stripes) while at college by his grandfather. He lost it and had to search for it desperately. The manual of the beta version of Red Hat Linux had an appeal to readers to return his Red Hat if found by anyone!

* Sony - from the Latin word 'sonus' meaning sound, and 'sonny' a slang used by Americans to refer to a bright youngster.

* Xerox - The inventor, Chestor Carlson, named his product trying to say dry' (as it was dry copying, markedly different from the then prevailing wet copying). The Greek root `xer' means dry.

* Yahoo! - the word was invented by Jonathan Swift and used in his book 'Gulliver's Travels'. It represents a person who is repulsive in appearance and action and is barely human. Yahoo! founders Jerry Yang and David Filo selected the name because they considered themselves yahoos.

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Why Shark Tank was a FLOP.


Not many people even know what Shark Tank is.

That's because not too many people watched the trainwreck on ABC Television.
Here, we'll uncover the truth behind the actual ratings.
Sure, it had a twitter following, though even the majority who followed it on twitter didn't have much of a following.

It's major problems?

It was mean spirited.
It was competitive
The sharks took advantage of entrepreneurs
The show didn't do a good job of education
People don't want to see that

By mean spirited there were some awful personal attacks by the Sharks, who actually weren't as business savvy as the show built them up to be.

The show could have been collaborative, but instead, they chose the competitive model. The same model that Napoleon Hill, Earl Nightingale, W. Edwards Demming, Alan Dohrmann, Buckminster Fuller and Walt Disney stated would eventually cripple the United States. (It's now crippled the global economy). The solution: a business model akin to the days when an entire community would raise a barn, sink a well and build the fences and homes.

The sharks would take advantage of desparate and uneducated Entrepreneurs. They would strike deals such as taking 51% of a company for $40,000 or 60% for 90k. They would then snicker and congratulate each other for "what a steal" they got the company for.

At CEO Space, I see deals like 20% for 5,000,000 or 2 million, or 3. 5% for 100k, etc., on a consistent basis. It is the norm at CEO Space. In 2009, CEO Space has generated over $3 Billion Dollars in funding for its members, while all the banks and venture capital firms were sitting on their hands. That was in just 5 meetings. In a full season of Shark Tank, I don't think the entrepreneurs spent more than $3 Millon total.

The only education happening on Shark Tank was how to get screwed. There was no drill down on language, there was no conversation about, what one needs to do to become successful. If you watch, you will watch an investment banker do an excellent job of educating entrepreneurs.

American's don't like to see quasi-rich people taking advantage of people trying to get ahead. We're big-hearted & soft. A brilliant example of that is the overwhelming outpouring of acceptance of Under Cover Boss which came on after the Super Bowl, on CBS.


The sharks are bragging that the viewership for the Season Finale on Feb. 5th, were the highest ever with 4.7 million viewers. The lemmings that shill for the show are quick to put that out there as well. That's very clever manipulation of the truth.
The fact of the matter is that the ratings were still under a 1.4 and was second to last in the time slot, as shown on

The history of the show is that it began on a Sunday and failed there so they moved it to Tuesdays, but it flopped there too and ABC tried to bury it on a Friday evening and tried to revive it against other weak shows at other networks. #FAIL.

Wikipedia showed the shows fate in the summer time. If you are able to read between lines, it was easy to see that the show canceled. I reported as much in the Fall but was attacked by the Twitteratti. Still am, by some. Meh~

Two of the Sharks were on twitter begging for folks to write into ABC to continue the show. They were @BarbaraCorcoran & @TheSharkDaymond. They must not be doing too well. On Monday, after the Finale, One of the Sharks twittered the following: "@robertherjavec: Shark Tank finale tonight on ABC. What will I do on Friday nights now ??" Later, it was discovered on that the show had been removed from the roster.

POLITICAL CORRECTNESS: Some would argue it's not cancelled, "it just didn't get renewed". Same thing in my eyes.

The unfortunate part is that CEO Space member April Morris could have benefited from the additional publicity. Her show was to air on Feb. 5 but got pushed out a week due to the tragedy that was the Haiti Earthquake. The network was smart enough that even earthquake releif would outdraw the BUST of a show they had with Shark Tank.

April, who is @ThinGloss on Twitter, was told that her segment would air on February 12th. The network then said that they postponed her show until further notice
which means they won't have a second season because the season finale was on Friday.

"But wait a minute Dave, people on the show have benefited from TV."

Of course they did. It's TV. But just think what it would have done if people actually watched the show! The past participants aren't bragging how much they made from the show, they just bragged that the traffic crashed their servers.

Consider that made over $60,000 when Whoopie Goldberg held their product up on the show and said how great it was for 30 seconds, and then was off to the races. Consider that Dr. Dawn Bain, another CEO Space member, and CEO of Azura Dawn made over $16,000 per minute her first time on QVC and has then been invited back several times. That is what the power of TV can do for you when people watch.

CEO Space may be bringing about a great replacement that will teach entrepreneurs.
Kevin Harrington is now a CEO Space member, who - while having quite a bit to learn, does have quite a bit to give and mentor all the while he's being mentored.

Membership had been extended to all sharks back in the Summer. None stepped forward until Kevin Harringon did at the Super Bowl event where CEO Space was tutoring Executives, Agents, Sponsor ececs, athletes and their families. Former Shark Kevin Harrington is becomming a member of CEO Space. You can hear an interview with Kevin by CLICKING HERE.

Canada has the Dragon's Den which is essentially the same show. Is it worth going after? It's on Hulu after the fact. You can also tune into for some excellent entrepreneurial education.

Don't get me wrong, I would have loved to have seen Shark Tank succeed if it were done a bit differently. Did you know that ABC even asked for 2% of profits, in perpetuity? That was before the Entrepreneur got paid. I don't like that. Nobody likes the smell of bad fish.


CEO Space is the world's oldest and largest network for CEOs, Entrepreneurs and Visionary investors.

CEO Space is an entrepreneurial training and world class business networking organization, providing MBA-level training and development and an immersion experience of cooperation that results in income acceleration through exponential business growth.

CEO Space was founded by BJ Dohrmann, whose father was a mentor to Walt Disney, Napoleon Hill, Buckminster Fuller, JFK, Earl Nightingale and many others.

For the last thirty years, BJ has been known as "Coach of the Coaches" ...Anthony Robbins, Mark Victor Hansen, Jack Cannfield, Lisa Nichols, John Assaraf, Loral Langmier, T. Harv Ecker, John Gray, Bob Proctor, Robert Kiyosaki, Les Brown and just about any other big name you can think of, as well as head execs at companies like Starbucks, HSN, 3M, AT&T, ConocoPhillips, and many more. He is now counseling the United Nations and many foreign nations with regard to turning around the global economic crisis via Cooperative Capitalism.

Berny Dohrmann – Top Business Strategist and Founder of CEOSpace – demonstrates a financial GPS for you to navigate through the years ahead:

Bestselling author, multi-billionaire business investor and business specialist Berny Dohrmann shows you:

• How to recognise opportunities in this economic climate.
• Why it’s better to ask for a seat on the board – AND how to do this.
• The secrets to cooperative business-building.
• New ways to create wealth you’ve never even thought of.
• Powerful ways to network your way to business growth and success – and WHY this skill will be more important than ever on the economic road ahead.

Berny Dohrmann is the founder of CEO Space, a new model for executive training. Mr. Dohrmann is also the author of Money Magic, Growing Rich with Diamonds, Living Life as a Super Achiever, and Perfection CAN BE Had (now being made into a motion picture).

Mr. Dohrmann has operated billion dollar investment companies worldwide with offices in fourteen countries and his materials have been distributed in seven languages. Today, Berny Dohrmann teaches others how to enrich their own lives through his books, as well as his live events.

About a third of the members are investors, including millionaires & billionaires. In just 5 meetings in the last year, CEO Space has generated over $3 Billion Dollars in funding for its members, while all the banks and venture capital firms were sitting on their hands.

Investors love CEO Space for three main reasons, among many....
1) Anonymity & Ability to get to know the principles intimately.
2) More quality deal flow in one place than anywhere on earth.
3) The opportunity to mentor and be mentored, no matter what level of one's stature.

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Friday, October 22, 2010

An extremely important Message for Investors & Entrepreneurs

This public service announcements defines why we lead. You haven't seen this information anywhere else. We've been not only hypergrowing companies for over two decades, but also warning you as to major financial moves, months ahead of time; such as avoiding the credit dump and having you draw cash on your money lines, stock slumps, dollar surges, gold moves, and also when it's time to buy and sell and why.
These are all published reports and Mr. Dohrmann has been accurate with the last 11 moves both up and down, and announcing them months in advance.


TO: All Entrepreneurs& Investors
RE: President Obama stimulus bill signed into law in September 2010


An obscure section of the 800 page Stimulus Bill provides the following line item that may be useful as you circulate and apply it to your market place;

…….ANY private investor who invests in small cap company, between now and December 31st 2010 and who holds the stock they purchase for a minimum period of sixty months, may resell that stock after the holding period and pay ZERO that is ZERO capital gains tax on the growth that took place inside that company……..

This very short window period to trigger CIRCULATION occurs during the busy investor year end repositioning period. We believe gold and commodities are overpriced inside a huge bubble that is going to super crash. We believe hyper growth firms, when investors diversify versus concentrate funds into multiple firms, is the sweet spot in today’s investment market. Diversified venture investing – 100,000 dollars in ten first 10,000 dollars each – or 30,000 dollars into 30 hyper growth ventures for each million invested – is the diversified approach we feel is the new gold. Buy low and sell HIGH. When you can sell HIGH with ZERO TAX but only through year end 2010 it is a suggestion for professionals ( seeking ongoing education credits at year end and a big tax write off and a Super Sale ) and all investors including retirement plan year end repositioning to:


TAX FREE INVESTING courtesy of the President of the United States. As you chat with your wealthier contacts ( reach out and forward this to those you know ) remind them to bring their TEENS and Teens in family groups ( nieces and nephews and grandchildren too ) to the TEEN FEAST PROGRAM on Entrepreneur training this same week – wealthy investors wait a year to bring their teens to teen feast at the Holiday Forum, this year featuring SUPER TEACHING inside that teen class room at the Loews Lake Las Vegas.



Circulate to your wealthy contacts and ask them to take a look at SHOW ME THE MONEY and BOB PROCTORS video Super Star of THE SECRET and TAPPING THE Source at

We invite everyone to join us in Las Vegas Dec 14th to reclaim taxes – to make a lot of money in your core business – and to complete tax free venture investing – the new gold – by year end when the tax free protection expires.

This public service message may be copied and reproduced with proper attribution.

Berny Dohrmann, Chairman
CEO Space

PS: Ask your CPA to attend and help their clients find the right companies while the CPA saves taxes and acquires new customer accounts, as they help wealthy clients lock down TAX FREE INVESTING in hyper growth firms attending in seven weeks worldwide.

Please share with Attorney’s and CPA’s and Wealthier Customer Friends


More information can be found by clicking HERE

Dave Phillipson, CP
CEO Space
The World's Largest, Oldest & Most
Successful Organization for CEOs,
Entrepreneurs & Visionary Investors

P.S. We help businesses thrive because of referrals from people like you. Thank you for referring me.

Printed with the permission of Mr. BJ Dohmann

Monday, October 18, 2010

Why a business plan really isn't necessary.

More than 14 million business plans are submitted for funding each year in the US (According to a Google Aardvark).

Of those, according to Adeo of 24,000 are selected for funding and 9,000 get built and only 2-3k are deemed "successful."

Let's face it, the largest companies on the planet did not get started, or funded, with a business plan. That list includes Google, Apple, and Microsoft, amongst others.

Many investors simply look at a term sheet, an executive summary, and perhaps a one-sheet. A serious investor may want to see a strategic plan at some point. A business plan can be derived from a strategic plan, if you ever need one, for some reason. The opposite is not true.

As blogger, Michael Trout, says, "The problem were business plans fail is that they try to predict outcomes... 20 years ago that was maybe easier (or not) to do because things were somewhat more predicable.

The fact is change is happening so fast now that at any moment a new innovation can make what you doing obsolete. So you need to be a heck of a lot more flexible and respond to you niche customer base fast and nimbly (something a business plan cant do for you). You have to define your very specific customer and provide them the stuff they want and do it very well. If you do so then your good to go!

As Eric Reis explains... the problem is unknown and the solution is unknown and all you really have is a vision of the utopia where you like to be. Another way to think about it is a business plan is like mapping a path down a river you have never gone down or have any information on. The old startup 1.0 method, that costs millions and took massive dev teams, was to plan for EVERY contingency. In the startup 2.0 method one roles out with a minimal viable product that then uses customers feedback metrics and a/b testing to test the usability of the product, validating every execution. And if you see a problem you pivot or change direction.

Business plans as they were envisioned are fast becoming obsolete. Are they useful to right as an exercise? Sure. Would it be at the top of my to do list? No. Rather at the bottom."

A successful entrepreneur by the name of Levi Thornton added, "With a handful startups behind me and 2 successful exits (Some invested / Some founded), the business plan can not keep up with the business. You will put more time into trying to keep up than getting value out of it. If you have an idea for a startup grab a notepad and work on your idea, ask others and see if they know something you don't about a service or sector, and do plenty of research before cutting a check. If you have nothing of reference for your local bank write a business plan, but I would recommend wining and dinning a couple bankers, that way you only have to sit in a chair and say you want some money for x business and you can skip all the formalities with a song and dance. As for investors, I have seen a 20 page power point presentation get a 9.5 million check cut. It's all up to who and how you are at working deals, do what works best for you and your business. "

If you do the maths, then that means if you rely on getting your startup funded with submitting a business you have a 0.0214% chance of success... If you are writing a business plan for funding you are are wasting valuable time... however, the leaches that want to sell you business plan services and solutions will not want you to know this simple fact.

A business plan can be a very useful tool for getting your thoughts down on paper and charting your 'what's next' or your sequencing plan. These are perhaps the most crucial use of a business plan.

If you do want to construct a business plan, there is no need to hire out and pay thousands to do so. There is a very comprehensive program on the market , by Jian. It will even create 5 year projections based on the data you use for your first year. The software has been rated #1 for the last seven years in a row so it is very, very good.

I prefer the old saying, "A business plan is as important as the drawer you keep it in."

Dave Phillipson, CP
CEO Space
The World's Largest, Oldest & Most
Successful Organization for CEOs,
Entrepreneurs & Visionary Investors

P.S. We help businesses thrive because of referrals from people like you. Thank you for referring me.

Sunday, October 10, 2010

CEO Space - Is it a SCAM?

Berny Dohrmann is a humanitarian who has done much more for small business than any other human being on the planet.

Many will attempt to disparage him because of ignorance or jealousy or competition. They'll even cry fraud.

This film is made by Super Star Celebrities, Former Federal Prosecuting Attorney’s, Litigation Law Firms, CEOs, and Fortune CEO Coaches who collectively “requested” that this film on the life story of Berny Dohrmann be created. Click Here to view Berny Dormann: TRANSPARENT

You are encouraged to repost this on your blogs to help spread Truth.

Verdict: CEO Space is indeed legitimate and the most powerful organization on the planet for business.

Saturday, July 17, 2010

Why CEO Space?


Rand Brenner has extensive business career in the entertainment industry; held executive positions at Saban Entertainment and Warner Bros Consumer Products. Negotiated numerous merchandise and promotional licensing agreements, many with Fortune 1000 companies including Hewlett Packard, Kellogg's, Bandai America, Hasbro, and others. Entertainment properties managed included Mighty Morphin Power Rangers (a $3 billion worldwide retail sales licensing phenomenon), the Batman movie (Tim Burton/Warner Bros production generating over $500 million in merchandise revenues), and the classic Looney Tunes(i.e. Bugs Bunny).

He is an advisory board member of several private companies. Business development advisor to WallStreet Research, an investment research firm with offices in New York and Los Angeles, specializing in covering emerging growth and middle market public companies on the OTCBB, NASDAQ and AMEX exchanges.

He also has formidable public speaking and teaching experience at the university level. Guest lecturer at the CEO Space entrepreneurial program, a week long intensive business training for small to midsize business owners, entrepreneurs and individuals. Guest speaker at the Hong Kong FilmArt Cross Media and Cross Business Symposium. Former adjunct faculty member at the University of Redlands - taught undergraduate classes in marketing.

His Specialties Include...
Intellectual Property Licensing
Entertainment Licensing
Consumer Products Licensing
Contract Negotiation
Marketing Products & Services
Manufacturing Sourcing
Retail & Distribution Channel Development
Strategic & Financial Planning
Product Development
Financing & Equity Capital

As he explains in the video, he does not get paid by CEO Space. He speaks on behalf of it in order to help those who are seeking to make this a better world.

For more information, contact

Friday, June 11, 2010

Write your Senate!

To: All Readers

Write the following to your Sentaors:

Pass entrepreneur friendly laws that remove barriers to start up a business and to raise capital – do not add barriers.


( Thank You )

PLEASE blog this item and place it into your group mail soon. Time is not on the side of small business.

Saturday, June 5, 2010

Shark Tank's Kevin Harrington, Teaching at CEO Space

Kevin Harrington is the CEO of, an LLC. He is also the co-founder of Omni Reliant Holdings Inc.

Kevin Harrington provides help in the development of companies as well as alternate possible business models for any and all types of businesses that are in it to make a profit. His book, “How Do I Turn Ideas into Million Dollar Products” has helped countless businesses turn their profits around in a favorable fashion. Kevin Harrington is a brilliant entrepreneurial mind that is well adept in the mentoring and advising of how to manage and make money in a business.

Shark Tank's – Kevin Harrington Teaching At CEO SPACE

Not only that, Kevin Harrington can also have help starting businesses expanded into large corporations with his insight on everything necessary to make a business grow. Reading Kevin Harrington’s book can be one of the best things that any business owners do in their efforts to expand profits as well as make their business larger as a whole, both domestically as well as internationally. Kevin Harrington’s business techniques have proven time and time again to be fool proof and more than capable of altering a business for the better.

With the type of advice that Kevin Harrington provides business owners and business starters as well as beginning and seasoned entrepreneurs can learn the ins and outs of good business dealings which can result in the improvement of any business model out there.

Kevin Harrington is often called the king of the infomercial. He was one of the first individuals to make fantastic money pushing products on infomercials, making him one of the leading experts on what a good infomercial should have as well as how to tell a very good product from a very bad, or even a mediocre product.
Kevin Harrington is one of the best individuals to consult to improve your business because of his very business savvy expertise as well as his seasoned firsthand experience in the field of big product pushing.

For more information on how you can get personally coached by Kevin and other Top Entrepreneur coaches, go to

About Kevin Herrington:
Kevin Harrington has served as chairman of Omni since its inception and as chief executive officer of TV Goods, Inc. since its inception. He is widely acknowledged as a pioneer and principal architect of the “infomercial” industry.

In 1984 Mr. Harrington produced one of the industry’s first 30 minute infomercials. Mr. Harrington has been involved with over 500 product launches resulting in sales of over $4 billion worldwide and 20 products reaching individual sales of over $100 million. Mr. Harrington founded Quantum International, Ltd. in 1988 which merged into National Media Corporation in 1991. Under Harrington’s leadership as its President National Media reached $500 million in annual sales with distribution in over 100 countries in 20 languages.

Additional entrepreneurial startups for which Harrington served as CEO included a joint venture with HSN, Inc. (HSN Direct) in 1994 and Reliant International Media in 1997. Reliant was sold to Response TV PLC, which was controlled by the Koo banking family of Taiwan in January, 2007. Harrington co-founded OmniReliant Holdings Inc. in 2006.

Mr. Harrington has established two global networking associations; the Entrepreneur's Organization (E.O.) and the Electronic Retailing Association (ERA). Mr. Harrington currently stars as an investor “Shark” on the television series “Shark Tank”. He recently released a book entitled “Act Now”. This book chronicles Kevin‘s life and experiences in the DRTV industry. Kevin’s co-author is William Simon who co-authored with Steven Jobs, the NY Times best-selling book “Icon.”

Kevin Harrington’s first company known as Quantum International merged into the National Media in the year 1991. It then grew far past five hundred million dollars in annual sales with its distribution being marketed in over one hundred countries. More of these entrepreneurial ventures of Kevin Harrington’s include the HSN Direct with the Home Shopping Network as well as Reliant International. IN the year 2009, Kevin Harrington became one of the key investors in the ABC television show known as Shark Tanks. In this revolutionary show, entrepreneurs pitch their ideas for business models in the hopes of gaining investment financing from a high end panel of business experts, also known as the sharks.

Harrington has also founded two global networking associations, the Electronic Retailing Association, or the ERA, and the Entrepreneurs Organization, or the EO. He is also one of Advisors of the Board for Absolutely New Incorporated.

Friday, June 4, 2010



The market has been rising since March 2009. The recent correction revolves around:

· Sovereign Nation Defaults

· Contagion in melt down of EU nations due to misrepresentation of their debt and true balance sheets

· Commercial Toxic paper bond markets can’t refi

· Profit taking from the long run up since March 2009

· Potential for a W recession

· The recovery is jobless and weaker than traditional recoveries

· Problems are still spreading and everyone knows it

· Banks failing at record rates world wide

The correction has in other nations, breached the floor of the low in February 2009. In the USA we have held against testing that low – 943 or so in the DOW and similar numbers to other index exchanges. New rules in the financial industry are coming from the EU and USA. The uncertain market place while new rules are not yet law feed further trends against sustain growth and higher volatility.

A B of A economist today reported that the “rest of the world had fallen apart to breach the February low and only the USA was standing alone – yet the strength to hold is fading. She said she waits for the day the February low is tested and bested because she did not see a market moving up until that period of shake out had been passed.”

For equity investors such lack of confidence provides a solid reason to move into VENTURE INVESTING with full diversification. Diversified Venture Investing remains the one spot investors can buy low ( a dollar a share or less ) and sell high ( 40 dollars a share or more ). Not to mention stock splits.

CEO SPACE July is the HONEY POT for the quality minded investor who has simply “had it” with equities in their present condition.

See and view SHOW ME THE MONEY to see investors from all over the world at play for the pay in CEO SPACE. Next program July 20th.

Thursday, June 3, 2010

The Right To Lead

This is an excerpt from The Right To Lead, a book by John C. Maxwell.

What gives a man or woman the right to lead? It certainly isn't gained by election or appointment. Having position, title, rank or degrees doesn't qualify anyone to lead other people. And the ability doesn't come automatically from age or experience, either.

No, it would be accurate to say that no one can be given the right to lead. The right to lead can only be earned. And that takes time.

The Kind of Leader Others Want to Follow

The key to becoming an effective leader is not to focus on making other people follow, but on making yourself the kind of person they want to follow. You must become someone others can trust to take them where they want to go.

As you prepare yourself to become a better leader, use the following guidelines to help you grow:

1. Let go of your ego.

The truly great leaders are not in leadership for personal gain. They lead in order to serve other people. Perhaps that is why Lawrence D. Bell remarked, "Show me a man who cannot bother to do little things, and I'll show you a man who cannot be trusted to do big things."

2. Become a good follower first.

Rare is the effective leader who didn't learn to become a good follower first. That is why a leadership institution such as the United States Military Academy teaches its officers to become effective followers first - and why West Point has produced more leaders than the Harvard Business School.

3. Build positive relationships.

Leadership is influence, nothing more, nothing less. That means it is by nature relational. Today's generation of leaders seem particularly aware of this because title and position mean so little to them. They know intuitively that people go along with people they get along with.

4. Work with excellence.

No one respects and follows mediocrity. Leaders who earn the right to lead give their all to what they do. They bring into play not only their skills and talents, but also great passion and hard work. They perform on the highest level of which they are capable.

5. Rely on discipline, not emotion.

Leadership is often easy during the good times. It's when everything seems to be against you - when you're out of energy, and you don't want to lead - that you earn your place as a leader. During every season of life, leaders face crucial moments when they must choose between gearing up or giving up. To make it through those times, rely on the rock of discipline, not the shifting sand of emotion.

6. Make adding value your goal.

When you look at the leaders whose names are revered long after they have finished leading, you find that they were men and women who helped people to live better lives and reach their potential. That is the highest calling of leadership - and its highest value.

7. Give your power away.

One of the ironies of leadership is that you become a better leader by sharing whatever power you have, not by saving it all for yourself. You're meant to be a river, not a reservoir. If you use your power to empower others, your leadership will extend far beyond your grasp.

For the best in Leadership training, and other tools to assist CEOs & Entrepreneurs, consider CEO Space. (CEO Space also issues CEU credits for professionals in most professions.) You will not find a more dynamic place in which to enrich your business. We Guarantee it.

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Monday, May 24, 2010

Financial Factoids for May

Thus far we've learned that the "Recovery" that the Obama administration threatened, would "take years", has progressed faster than imagined.


· Jobless rates drop in 34 states and DC

· Del net income jumps 52%

· Target net income climbs 29%

· Wal mart rises 10%

· GM post first quarterly profit in three years

· Macy reports profit sales and margin growth

· Toyota Sales soar as sales recover

· Apple selling more ipads than Mac huge revenue growth

Monday, May 17, 2010



There are too many enjoying making money on FEAR. If you want to drop out of the “fear machine” as a false gospel, and claim your lives back, exchange Fear for Cheer, and join hundreds upon hundreds coming Tuesday of next week to the Loews Lake Las Vegas Resort. Do more business in a week than you will do in a YEAR. Now that’s Cheer!

The recovery is coming whether you are ready or not….and all the fear in the world will not dispel the cheer if you are ahead of the YEAR to claim all that is HERE!

Sales at retail sales rose and industrial production powered ahead in April, further evidence the economic recovery was strengthening.

Consumers were also a bit more confident early this month, adding to Friday's string of upbeat data that stood in sharp contrast to financial markets which sold off as panicky investors worried about Europe's debts.

Though the debt crisis is expected to have a minimal impact on U.S. economic activity, analysts worry falling share prices could dampen consumer morale and crimp household spending.

"While the economic recovery is on a very sound footing, I am apprehensive about some of the noise coming out of Europe," said Craig Thomas, a senior economist at PNC Financial Services in Pittsburgh.

Sales at U.S. retailers climbed 0.4 percent after rising 2.1 percent in March, the Commerce Department said. April's increase was double what markets had expected and marked the seventh straight monthly gain.

Separately, the Federal Reserve said industrial production rose 0.8 percent last month after a 0.2 percent increase in March. The gain exceeded market expectations for a 0.6 percent increase and highlighted the factory sector's lead role in the economy's recovery from the worst recession since the 1930s.

Capacity utilization, a closely watched measure of how fully the economy is using its productive potential, rose to 73.7 percent, the highest since November 2008, from 73.1 percent in March.

The U.S. central bank has listed resource use among factors it is monitoring to determine when to begin raising benchmark interest rates, which stand effectively at zero.

"I think that the risks, obviously, with the global situation make things a little bit more uncertain than we were expecting," he said. "So, if anything, I am even more comfortable with my assessment that accommodation continues to be important."

Consumers feeling more confident
A rebuilding of inventories from record low levels by businesses has largely driven the recovery, but consumers are now taking part and growing more optimistic.

The Thomson Reuters/University of Michigan's Surveys of Consumers' sentiment index rose to 73.3 in May from 72.2 in April, a touch below market expectations.

"Robust production and restocking will spill over to the broader economy via the labor market, household and business sentiment. This dynamic will help sustain growth," said Aaron Smith, a senior economist at Moody's

Prices for U.S. government debt rallied, while the dollar rose to a more than 18-month high against the euro.

Recent data have pointed to a fairly solid foundation for the U.S. recovery, although an expected slowdown in Europe may prove a headwind.

A Philadelphia Federal Reserve Bank survey of forecasters published Friday forecast the economy growing at a 3.3 percent rate in both the second and third quarters, up from an earlier poll.

The economy grew 3.2 percent in the first quarter and analysts expect a modest upward revision as export and retail sales growth in March were stronger than previously estimated.

Increase in auto sales

Sales last month were supported by a surprise rise in motor vehicle purchases, as well as an increase in building materials and garden equipment receipts. Excluding autos, sales rose 0.4 percent last month after rising 1.2 percent in March.

However, a measure corresponding most closely with the consumer spending component of the government's gross domestic product report — a gauge that strips out autos, gasoline and building materials — slipped 0.2 percent. It had risen 0.7 percent in March.

Analysts remain upbeat on the prospects for spending.

Commentary from Berny (Bernhard) Dohrmann, Chairman of CEOspace. To catch him at the next CEO Space, contact me for details.

Saturday, May 8, 2010

Mother's Day & Business

During the 60's & 70's, Bear Bryant was the coach of the University of Alabama football team, one of the most successful football coaches at the time. A few years ago, the Southern Bell Telephone Company came up with a great idea for an ad. Since everyone in the South knows Bear Bryant and reveres him, what if they could get him to do a commercial endorsing their phone company?

So they negotiated a contract with his agent and arranged for Bear Bryant to come to the television studio on such-and-such a date, such-and-such a time and stand in front of the camera and, with that angry look for which he is so famous, growl three words into the camera. The three words were: "Call your momma!"

The day came, Coach Bryant showed up, they practiced the shot, then the lights went on and a camera rolled. Bear Bryant looked into the camera and suddenly his eyes were wet and instead of growling as he was supposed to, he said in a soft and tender voice: "Call your Mother. I wish I could."

That ad with its four unrehearsed extra words turned out to be the most successful ad in the history of the telephone company. I think we can understand why. It reminds all us who have lost loved ones how much we miss them, and it reminds all of us who still have our loved ones never to take them for granted, but instead to keep in touch with them as often as we possibly can.

So...CALL YOUR MOMMA! ...and Happy Mother's Day to all the Moms!

Wednesday, April 7, 2010


Deflation is an economy of crashing price values. Inflation is an economy of rising price and cost. As you know over the past 12 months oil, which is the “cost of everything” has risen 75%. Half of a barrel of oil is used for pesticides and fertilizers which directly affect food prices. The other half run the combine and trucks to deliver the food.

The iron ore producers of the world entered into a pack this April that will increase the cost of steal by 35% immediately, “another cost” of everything. Steel represents your transportation system for all goods and services and your car price plus the price of your office space. Steel will rise by a level not seen in decades. As you plan for these core assets, oil and iron to rise so dramatically, the cost of passing on cost, to all of the buyers is just beginning.

The cost to ramp up a business, of any size, is lower in the next 18 months than it will be in the next 18 years. If you miss the 18 month window, you will pay so much MORE to ramp up the same business in the future. RAMP up your business early in the recovery, the Spring being the ideal time to make a decision. Load better software on your brain and make better decisions. Inflation is coming. If you don’t know how to operate a small business inside an inflation economy, allow some of our faculty to explain these details to you in our next class. We believe FULL PARTICPATION early in the recovery cycle is the priceless information every business owner needs this May to SPRNG FORWARD finically.

The May CEO Space Free-Enterprise Forum is the shift point for moving from a deflation recession economy into a sustained long term inflation economy. For more information, contact within.

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

What Obama's Health Care means to Small Business

As of 2014, you will be required to have health insurance, or face a financial penalty if you elect not to purchase coverage. Once the law goes into effect, you will be able to purchase coverage through a state exchange. How much you may save would depend on how much you earn. Individuals who earn more than about $43,000/year will be required to pay the full premium cost ($15,000 and up per person), as would couples who earn more than about $58,000/year. People earning below those amounts would be eligible for federal subsidies on both their premiums and out-of-pocket costs.

Under 27 years old? The new law lets you still be covered as a dependent on your parents’ healthcare plan.

Worried about a pre-existing condition? Group health plans and insurers will no longer be permitted to exclude coverage for preexisting conditions or place lifetime limits on coverage. Lifetime limits are prohibited effective six months from yesterday (date of enactment). Additionally, preexisting conditions exclusions will be eliminated for dependent children within six months of enactment and must be completely eliminated by 2014.

Insurance companies will not be able to deny you coverage, nor will they be able to disavow covering you or your family for a preexisting condition.

I’m a small business owner with no employees.

Sole proprietors or small businesses without full-time employees fall under the “self-employed” categorization above. The same rules apply – you must have coverage or pay a penalty for opting to go without.

I own a small business, and I have employees.

Businesses with fewer than 25 employees that pay an average of no more than $40,000/year will get a tax credit – up to 35 percent of the company’s share of their total health care premium – if they offer health coverage to their workers.

Companies with 26-49 workers are unaffected – no additional tax credit, but no penalties for not offering coverage.

The biggest change is that employers with more than 50 full-time equivalents (FTE’s) will be considered large employers.

Large employers will have to make available to all employees a minimum level of coverage or pay a per-employee penalty. Employers will not be required to provide coverage for part-time employees, but be aware that these workers may be counted as partial employees for purposes of determining whether an employer has 50 employees. The bill is still unclear as to how employees will be counted and what formula will be used, but it looks likely the number to be counted will be a baseline of total hours worked by all employees. For that reason, keep accurate time records.
If you offer coverage but employees are forced to purchase insurance through the state-based exchanges because the coverage you offer is not affordable, then you must pay separate fees relating to insufficient coverage options. This “Pay or Play” provision goes live in 2014 upon the creation of the state-based exchanges.

Both small businesses and individuals will have the choice of buying health insurance through state-based exchanges. The exchanges are expected to offer easy-to-understand competitive benefits at affordable prices. Depending on income and other factors, some small businesses and individuals may be eligible to receive credits toward the purchase of insurance through the exchanges.

Monday, March 29, 2010

The Finance Reform Bill is Horrid for Startups and Angel Investors

Have you been following the posts about Senator Dodd's Finance Reform bill?

Especially the two provisions that will seriously effect early stage investing and having all new companies file with the SEC.

The first attempts to move the criterion for being an accredited investor from someone with a net worth of $1M or greater, to having a net worth of $2.3M. "Hello? McFly?" Um, the economy goes down and the qualifications go up? That's Washington Brilliance right there! Isn't it obvious that this will seriously reduce the number of accredited investors and make seed capital more difficult for entrepreneurs to acquire?

Angels suffered the same net worth reductions back in 2008 both in terms of home value and cash on hand to invest with. I'm not a betting man, though I'd wager that this requirement would reduce the Angel ranks 35% to 50%.

The second proposed provision would require each company, seeking outside investors, to file with the Securities & Exchange Commission first or be required to potentially register with each state they will be raising capital in. This will add additional time and needless busy-work.

CEO Space helped it's members raise over $3 Billion last year, in just 5 meetings in 2009 when banks and venture capital sat on the sidelines with their hands in their pockets. The number would have been far less, in my opinion. Just last week, a tremendous amount of deal-flow was also put on the table in the first of 5 sessions this year.


Perhaps the most glaring - and most obvious question is, "What do these two provisions have to do with Banking Reform?" Another good question is, "Since there really doesn't seem to be a direct connection, why is Senator Dodd including is his Finance Reform Bill that allegedly is focused on keeping banks from taking the kinds of risks that got us in trouble in 2007 & 2008"? Is there really something else going on here? Is Senator laying the groundwork for what he will do after he is out of office? Is there some lobbying group that would like to see these provisions as law? I say, "Follow the Money trail on this one!

Of course, the Commodity Reform Act, unanimously passed during the waning minutes of the Clinton Administration was certainly a fishy one as well. Bernhard Dorhmann, of CEOSpace has pointed this out in his CD entitled, "What happened how can we

Has anyone explained to Dodd how important new business creation is to our long stability? More than 50% of all jobs in our country are attributed to Small Business. Is this the time to mess around with an area of economic development that stimulates job creation?

Perhaps Dodd should come forward and explain why he thinks these provisions are important and how they'll help our economy grow! I encourage you too, to write your Senators and Representative to see if they are brave enough to speak up, and - if you've same questions as I have, you should get your elected officials to do the same.


This bill in working it's way through the Senate. It is far from being passed. This is why it is so important to call attention to it and get these provisions thrown out early. Contact your Congressmen & Senator!

Tuesday, March 9, 2010


What if four days – just four days off work – virtually doubled your income in 2010?

...and you made a cash on cash profit to own a lifetime membership to assure you INSURE that you WILL double your income in 2010


As yourself this: HOW Can I free up just this four day period to MAKE A FOTURNE? The answer is that you can do it in a little “over two weeks” from today so that making that personal FORTUNE becomes real for you – so real you won’t fail to invest in get those results – results.

is going to prove to you before you get involved are real but require effort on your part to acquire. Will you spend a bit of time on the proof as a first step?

Lead yourself to one of our online videos by clicking here:
- and then schedule a coaching call and I will show you the best decision you will have ever made for your business. I can even help you find a specific video from someone in your business, amongst our library of over 2000 hours of testimonials.

Just four days off site and during those 4 days you will get a 90 minute break every 90 minutes, to make phone calls, check emails, clear voicemail. Did you follow that? You will take a break, every 90 minutes, where you can work on your business for 90 minutes... then it's back to growing your business.


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• Accelerated Results
• Systems enlarge to accommodate new growth
• New education that changes performance (your own)
• Tune up for YOU tune up for your business
• Empower much more exciting 2010 Business results
• Living more inside a cooperative business community all year
• Teen lives changed for teens in family group
• Contacts to Celebrity hosts like Dr. Dawn Bain Bob Circosta and Shark Tank’s Kevin Harrington
• Using all five trade shows this year to THRIVE
• Tax write off’s that create profits
• Lifetime Members is an asset of the business
• Can’t afford not to be at CEO SPACE



-Running 2010 on old out dated software for another economic time
-Leaving your life time membership benefit idle, no new vital 2010 contacts
-Miss the new Customers on site all provinces and states North America
-No New Alliances
-No New Teams in First Quarter of 2010
-No fresh marketing or brand plans in 2010
-No Help no new ideas in March
-Problems not solved with more minds over money this March
-Limited Results
-No new system planning set into play
-Operating on old training and old predictable results
-Old soiled spark plugs and clogged air filters in 2010
-Lose options and opportunities – so easy to acquire by setting new priorities

-Living inside a more dog eat dog competitive community all year
-Teen lives unchanged in family group
-No New Celebrity connections
-Loosing all five trades shows this year slowing down growth raising cost
-Pay higher taxes and miss new profits
-Lifetime Membership is unused and wasted
-Use excuses to suggest I can’t afford time and resources to go



Why delay? TAKE ACTION TODAY .... (okay, so that's a cute rhyme so instead of today, why not take action now!

Dave Phillipson
CEO Space

Monday, March 1, 2010

The American (Business) Revolution

545 vs.. 300,000,000

By Charlie Reese – lifetime journalist

Politicians are the only people in the world who create problems and then campaign against them.

Have you ever wondered, if both the Democrats and the Republicans are against deficits, WHY do we have deficits?

Have you ever wondered, if all the politicians are against inflation and high taxes, WHY do we have inflation and high taxes?

You and I don't propose a federal budget. The president does.

You and I don't have the Constitutional authority to vote on appropriations. The House of Representatives does.

You and I don't write the tax code, Congress does.

You and I don't set fiscal policy, Congress does.

You and I don't control monetary policy, the Federal Reserve Bank does.

One hundred senators, 435 congressmen, one president, and nine Supreme Court justices equates to 545 human beings out of the 300 million are directly, legally, morally, and individually responsible for the domestic problems that plague this country.

I excluded the members of the Federal Reserve Board because that problem was created by the Congress.. In 1913, Congress delegated its Constitutional duty to provide a sound currency to a federally chartered, but private, central bank.

I excluded all the special interests and lobbyists for a sound reason.. They have no legal authority. They have no ability to coerce a senator, a congressman, or a president to do one cotton-picking thing. I don't care if they offer a politician $1 million dollars in cash. The politician has the power to accept or reject it. No matter what the lobbyist promises, it is the legislator's responsibility to determine how he votes.

Those 545 human beings spend much of their energy convincing you that what they did is not their fault. They cooperate in this common con regardless of party.
What separates a politician from a normal human being is an excessive amount of gall.. No normal human being would have the gall of a Speaker, who stood up and criticized the President for creating deficits.. The president can only propose a budget. He cannot force the Congress to accept it.

The Constitution, which is the supreme law of the land, gives sole responsibility to the House of Representatives for originating and approving appropriations and taxes. Who is the speaker of the House? Nancy Pelosi. She is the leader of the majority party.. She and fellow House members, not the president, can approve any budget they want. If the president vetoes it, they can pass it over his veto if they agree to.

It seems inconceivable to me that a nation of 300 million cannot replace 545 people who stand convicted -- by present facts -- of incompetence and irresponsibility. I can't think of a single domestic problem that is not traceable directly to those 545 people. When you fully grasp the plain truth that 545 people exercise the power of the federal government, then it must follow that what exists is what they want to exist.

If the tax code is unfair, it's because they want it unfair.

If the budget is in the red, it's because they want it in the red ..

If the Army & Marines are in IRAQ , it's because they want them in IRAQ

If they do not receive social security but are on an elite retirement plan not available to the people, it's because they want it that way.

There are no insoluble government problems..

Do not let these 545 people shift the blame to bureaucrats, whom they hire and whose jobs they can abolish; to lobbyists, whose gifts and advice they can reject; to regulators, to whom they give the power to regulate and from whom they can take this power. Above all, do not let them con you into the belief that there exists disembodied mystical forces like "the economy," "inflation," or "politics" that prevent them from doing what they take an oath to do.

Those 545 people, and they alone, are responsible.

They, and they alone, have the power.

They, and they alone, should be held accountable by the people who are their bosses.

Provided the voters have the gumption to manage their own employees.

We should vote all of them out of office and clean up their mess!

Charlie Reese is a former columnist of the Orlando Sentinel Newspaper.

The American Revolution is simple – NEVER ELECT AN INCUMBANT and you will return and restore your nation and its freedoms – elect candidates that run on two platforms –ROLL BACK FREEDOM and COOPERATIVE VERSUS COMPETITIVE CAPITALISM:

Tax his land,
Tax his bed,
Tax the table
At which he's fed.

Tax his tractor,
Tax his mule,
Teach him taxes
Are the rule.

Tax his work,
Tax his pay,
He works for peanuts
Tax his cow,
Tax his goat,
Tax his pants,
Tax his coat.
Tax his ties,
Tax his shirt,
Tax his work,
Tax his dirt.

Tax his tobacco,
Tax his drink,
Tax him if he
Tries to think.

Tax his cigars,
Tax his beers,
If he cries
Tax his tears.

Tax his car,
Tax his gas,
Find other ways
To tax his ass.

Tax all he has
Then let him know
That you won't be done
Till he has no dough.

When he screams and hollers;
Then tax him some more,
Tax him till
He's good and sore.
Then tax his coffin,
Tax his grave,
Tax the sod in
Which he's laid.

Put these words
Upon his tomb,
Taxes drove me
to my doom...'

When he's gone,
Do not relax,
It's time to apply
The inheritance tax.
Accounts Receivable Tax
Building Permit Tax
CDL license Tax
Cigarette Tax
Corporate Income Tax
Dog License Tax
Excise Taxes
Federal Income Tax
Federal Unemployment Tax (FUTA)
Fishing License Tax
Food License Tax
Fuel Permit Tax
Gasoline Tax (currently 44.75 cents per gallon)
Gross Receipts Tax
Hunting License Tax
Inheritance Tax
Inventory Tax
IRS Interest Charges IRS Penalties (tax on top of tax)
Liquor Tax
Luxury Taxes
Marriage License Tax
Medicare Tax
Personal Property Tax
Property Tax
Real Estate Tax
Service Charge Tax
Social Security Tax
Road Usage Tax
Sales Tax
Recreational Vehicle Tax
School Tax
State Income Tax
State Unemployment Tax (SUTA)
Telephone Federal Excise Tax
Telephone Federal Universal Service Fee Tax
Telephone Federal, State and Local Surcharge Taxes
Telephone Minimum Usage Surcharge Tax
Telephone Recurring and Non-recurring Charges Tax
Telephone State and Local Tax
Telephone Usage Charge Tax
Utility Taxes
Vehicle License Registration Tax
Vehicle Sales Tax
Watercraft Registration Tax
Well Permit Tax
Workers Compensation Tax

Not one of these taxes existed 100 years ago, and our nation was the most prosperous in the world.

We had absolutely no national debt, had the largest middle class in the world, and

Mom stayed home to raise the kids.

What happened? Can you spell 'politicians?'

And I still have to 'press 1' for English!?

VOTE – competitive capitalism is what we now have – cooperative capitalism is what we wish to bring back – totally reportable and transparent and with zero secrets….

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Sunday, February 28, 2010

CEO Space: The Benefits of Membership

Benefits of Membership in CEO Space Include:

• Seven-day residency accelerated management training — MBA refresher very advanced next generation training technology

• Revolutionary team building skills - Cooperation culture reformation systems replace older competitive system models for any size enterprise

• Capital Compliance Training - latest in corporate governance - latest departmental compliance technology for CEO and senior team leaders

• Capital Legal Help and Support - Inventive Structures - wide range of missions through merger and acquisitions for any size capital future planning

• Niche marketing - Redefine master plans every 18 months using CEO Space as "think tank" to meet changing global market conditions

• Advanced Team Motivation Skills - Ultimate Key Person annual reward program - trade tax dollars for performance gains from your team leadership

• Global marketing - Join CEOs from many industries and countries - in unique fast paced review of market plans - revise and improve marketing

• Media marketing - Cross Marketing over multi-platforms - Superior Experts polish final plans for real time execution in local to global market missions

• Network building skills and contacts - Super Networking A New Faster Technology to build resolution to CEO priorities via VIP relationship building

• Administration, From CFO to Integrity Accounting with accent on full compliance in every department updated to the current CEO Space class

• Online ongoing training and support 24 hours a day - CEO Space is an ongoing process supporting your team for years following the business Retreat Week

• Worldwide CEO contacts - mature planning - open new markets faster with lower cost - rapid on site new market development including CEO alliances

• Evolved master and core VISION plans - Reinvent your existing Brands - Master Plan new brands - use CEO Space to revise plans every 18 months

• Safe environment - confidentiality agreements between CEOs cross protect intellectual property - for each class - top law firms monitor protection

• Time Management - Accomplish more in less time - Time Reformation Skills - Worth membership by itself

• Brand and rebranding in the new markets - Fortune Expert trainers help you evolve critical path marketing plan renewal

• Ultimate Communication Classes - Fortune 100 Company Trainers - forever improve your future new product - group -and media sound byte skills

• Cooperation systems technology training - Global or home based principles core to the developing Global Productivity "new models" for faster peak performance

• Ripple Networking following class - as contacts from CEO Space classes from the early 1990's to the present provide resources for your agenda - following class completion

• Lifetime class access on all Forum Friday-to-Sunday Classes - for entire team providing ongoing planning and networking opportunities for CEOs at the top

• Follow up - Superior Corporate Coaches + the best Fortune Trainers - Always available to members via Email, phone and Instant Messenger

• Access to world class mentors and law firms at each CEO Space Retreat Week - with rotational teams of experts staffing each event - best advisors in the world on site

• Peer-to-Peer networking for CEOs in unmatched privacy - Best Club in the world for Super Achiever Alliances - in quiet, appropriate environment

• Class week paced for 90 minute breaks - easily manage back home responsibility via high bandwidth and cell phones every 90 minutes

• Two hour meal meetings with intimate process deal making - to speed results of building business performance during CEO Space's retreat week - eat with 120 CEOs at tables of five - or leading experts in key fields at tables of "your choosing" - week is transactional and contract initiating by nature - do more in less time - shrink months to years off goal attainment

• A new experience in training - unlike any seminar or training technology you have ever experienced - appropriate for professionals and CEO business owners and their inside key person teams - enroll into a new advanced form of training to acquire key skills and contacts while plans are evolved and goals more rapidly attained via a fully transactional program

CEO Space is MBA level skills, education, and accelerated business results in a single week, delivering a unique educational week of planning and execution for CEOs at the top.

Discover how you may be able to use the resources available thorough CEO Space to accelerate the growth of your business . . .

With warmest regards,

Dave Phillipson
CEO Space

Saturday, February 27, 2010

"But why am I not attracting investors?"

This may hold true for you, it's directed not to you but the thousands of posts similar to yours on LinkedIn, Twitter, Message Boards, etc., with folks that are certain they have "The Next Big Thing".

It's doubtful that you're going to find equity partners online.

In this day and time, you're going to have to get belly to belly with investors. You're not going to find them online, you're not going to find them at the local chamber mixer.

"You're going to have to find a place where money hangs out", as Robert Kiyosaki says.

You have to give them a chance to know you and what you're about. There is no better place than a "Country Club of Investors". But you're not going to have to show them that you're serious you have to impress upon them that you belong. Not impress them...Angels aren't looking to be impressed. Impress UPON them that you are what they are looking for.

You do this through getting in their club, then learning the language of capital, then taking the steps needed to give them confidence of seeing what they feel is right, and largely, by getting to know them personally... getting to be their friend.

If you're going to play hoops with Michael Jordan, you're not going to do that by hanging around the courts at Venice Beach or Laguna. You're likely to make acquaintance with Michael by hanging around the Player's Club at Cesar's Palace, with the other high rollers. ....and they're not going to let you in just because they saw you on an email list.

This advice comes from someone who saw $3 Billion in Angel money changing hands in 2009, when Banks and Venture Capital was sitting on the sidelines.

For all of you reading this, don't take it personal, take it to heart. It's the best advice you'll find, prior to the next step, which is finding such a club such as CEOSpace, that offers you a money-back guarantee and has a 21-year history of success of some household brands, members who are at some of the largest companies on earth.

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Dave Phillipson
CEO Space

Sunday, February 21, 2010

The Role of the CEO & Board of Directors

The Chief Executive Officer within every business, company or organization is responsible for two major objectives:

1. To construct and communicate the overall objectives and direction of the organization.

2. To establish the strategic plan by which the organization can meet these objectives.

Without these two vital elements the company will show results that reflect uncertainty, instability and eventually, will lead to the ultimate downfall of the company.

The intrinsic nature of these two issues and the core stability they reflect are the very reason most CEO’s rely on the guidance and counsel from their Board of Directors.

The Board of Directors is the sounding board for executive decisions. Defined objectives keep the organization on course, hopefully pulling in the same direction. The CEO should be the one to define and set these objectives, the Board of Director’s are to ensure their accuracy and results.

At every board meeting the main issues to be reaffirmed should be,

“What is our business?”, “What direction are we going in?", and “How will we get there?”

The Strategic Values reflect business priorities in terms that the entire organization can understand and identify with. The Strategic Values are used to differentiate the organization from its competitors and at the same time, position itself in the mind of the consuming public. This very theme can sometimes make the difference between how the organization is perceived both internally and externally.

Each member of the board has to be specifically appointed for the value of their expertise. Their ability to think strategically or vertically as opposed to creatively or laterally is what keeps the organization on track.

Their ability to think through, critique and enhance the soundness of major strategic decisions by providing broader insights based on their individual expertise is their true function.

How do you construct a Board with focus, functionality and ability from your current peer group? You probably can not. While you may have contacts that bring industry specific knowledge to the team, to attract investment capital your Board must reflect a wide range of proven expertise and talent.

With one organization, CEOSpace, the CEO is able to connect with and attract industry experts, strategic thinkers and coaches with national and international board experience that bring accuracy and thus results.

CEOSpace allows the CEO to find board members they resonate with. Over executive round table dinners, projects and potential positions can be discussed. Operating under non-disclosure agreements and in an attitude of cooperation CEO’s can pose questions around current issues their company faces and determine who is the synergetic fit for their organization. With exacting standards of integrity members of CEOSpace are expected to perform and deliver their highest and best. Thus Strategic Values are defined and upheld, strategic plans are constructed and exacted and companies can enter an accelerated period of hyper growth.


CEO Space is the world's oldest and largest network for CEOs, Entrepreneurs and Visionary investors.

CEO Space is an entrepreneurial training and world class business networking organization, providing MBA-level training and development and an immersion experience of cooperation that results in income acceleration through exponential business growth.

CEO Space was founded by BJ Dohrmann, whose father was a mentor to Walt Disney, Napoleon Hill, Buckminster Fuller, Jack Kennedy, W. Edwards Demming, Earl Nightingale and many others. 

For the last thirty years, Bernhard (BJ) has been known as "Coach of the Coaches" ...Anthony Robbins, Mark Victor Hansen, Jack Cannfield, Lisa Nichols, John Assaraf, Loral Langmier, T. Harv Ecker, John Gray, Bob Proctor, Robert Kiyosaki, Les Brown and just about any other big name you can think of, as well as head execs at companies like Starbucks, HSN, 3M, AT&T, ConocoPhillips, and many more.  He is now counseling the United Nations and many foreign nations with regard to turning around the global economic crisis via Cooperative Capitalism.

About a third of the members are investors, including millionaires & billionaires. In just 5 meetings in the last year, CEO Space has generated over $3 Billion Dollars in funding for its members, while all the banks and venture capital firms were sitting on their hands.

Investors love CEO Space for four main reasons, among many....
1) Anonymity & Ability to get to know the principles intimately.
2) More quality deal flow in one place than anywhere on earth.
3) The opportunity to mentor and be mentored, no matter what level of one's stature.
4) The member companies are in a place where they have a lifetime membership with no annual dues and can get on-going advisement from the top business minds in the world.

For more, contact

Dave Phillipson
CEO Space

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

The "Pay it Forward" of Business

In the 2000 film "Pay It Forward," people change their expectations about giving. Instead of getting "paid back" when they do something for or give something to somebody else, they tell the person to "pay it forward." The expression catches on nationwide, changing how people look at giving to others.

In Mahayana Buddhism, the bodhisattva vow is an individual's pledge not to fully attain Nirvana until all of humanity attains similar enlightenment. This contagious ethic aims for a chain-reaction in enlightenment.

So what do idealistic films and Eastern religion have to do with Capitalism? Nothing - and everything.

CEOSpace founder Berny Dohrmann does not seem to have either the movie or the bodhisattva vow in mind in his concept of "collaborative capitalism." But the broad principal is the same: when you serve others and nourish the principal of advancing the community first, you begin a movement that returns much more than if you had pursued your own interest to the exclusion of all others.

Dohrmann explains how collaborative capitalism differs from competitive capitalism, and maintains that his notion of collaborative capitalism inherently favors transparency.

In competition-based capitalism the founding principal of business is "The less you know the more I make." The more your endeavor is commoditized by price comparison of known characteristics, the greater your need to reject transparency and thereby preserve pricing flexibility.

In collaboration-based capitalism the founding principal is the creation of value. Value is the catalyst of hyper growth and innovation in markets.

If that sounds a lot more like good old-fashioned honest pricing for honest value than a revolutionary concept, it is. But when Dohrmann first examined the road Capitalism was taking, he realized that honesty and transparency had become unusual under the existing model of the day.

So in 1981, he created CEOSpace, the "original social network," to implement a collaborative capitalist model, eventually expanding to 140 clubs around the world. All members eventually went to one or more of Dohrmann's intensive 10-day seminars, held five times a year.

And that's where a business leader's concept of capitalism gets flipped upside-down.

Each participant shows up with a SNAP, or "human commercial," a clear, concise (30 seconds or less) description of what he can provide--but that "commercial" is at first only background information.

Upon meeting another member, a CEOSpace participant does not ask how he can get help in peddling his product and services. Rather, he immediately asks, "How can I help you?"

Participants work collaboratively, networking to create additional value, matching others' real needs with their own capabilities and resources. If there is "competition" in the model, it is competition to be highly regarded as helpful to other members. The guiding concern is that others flourish; if you are creating value for the CEOSpace community, all the incentives are structured for your own business to flourish as well. The more you help others, the more your own services are "advertised".

If you're tempted to write off Collaborative Capitalism as "Kumbayah Capitalism," a quick look at the program's testimonials should give you pause. Lifelong conservative business leaders, CEOs from the tech field to restaurant management, and authors and trainers agree: CEOSpace gets results.

While Dohrmann's model has common-sense advantages in any economic climate, the events since late 2008 put a fine point on what we mean by "value." The principles at issue can be traced across decades, bearing out the divergence of the modern-day financial system from a value approach. Value is whatever the market will pay for a given product or service; but value becomes purely notional and unmoored from reality, when transparency is evaded or simply foiled outright.

In the midst of the "Great Recession," entrepreneurial capitalism is not only holding its own, it is even (slightly) expanding. Industry and government leaders agree that recovery will depend on the continued and growing expansion of the entrepreneurial sector.

A confluence of easily available social media and a new recognition of the role of value and transparency certainly augur well for Dohrmann's collaborative approach. Sitting at the crossroads of social networking and transparent entrepreneurial capitalism, CEOSpace's "Pay-It-Forward" networking may just be the wave of the future.

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Tuesday, February 16, 2010


What if you could insure your business against failure?

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Sunday, February 14, 2010

CEO Space proves Collaboration vs. Competition, is the New Business Model in Today's Economy

Rapid success, important connections with current and future business partners and changing the world one CEO at a time. These are just a few of the intrinsic values posited by CEO Space, Inc in their proven model of collaborative and cooperative business networking.

As economies recover from the current recession, innovation, growth and stability in companies both small and large becomes evermore important. CEO Space, Inc., the world leader in the free enterprise education of business owners, CEOs and world leaders, is one company that has incorporated the idea of collaboration and cooperation into the retreat it hosts. By doing this they have revolutionized the business coaching retreat industry by bringing together the top minds in fortune companies and creating an environment where everyone -- small businesses, big businesses, authors and entrepreneurs -- is treated as equals, and are introduced to each other by saying “how can I help you”.

High-level speakers such as Les Brown, The World’s Leading Motivational Speaker and Marc Victor Hansen, co-author of Chicken Soup for the Soul, share their vision freely as well as learn from members attending the retreat. The idea behind this free-sharing of information and ideas is that it will facilitate growth and innovation in companies through the pooling of these intellectual resources.

The collaborative environment is nothing new to businesses, however for many years the notion has been that cooperating or joining forces with a competitor would result in loss of intellectual property or worse the downfall of one of the businesses doing the cooperating. The results of implementing collaborative environments, not only within the company, but externally as well, have been surprising to those who questioned it in the first place.

Collaborative efforts among businesses and nations in particular have culminated in accelerated growth of revenue, higher quality of product and even economic stability as a result of a higher GNP in nations that stress the idea of collaboration among businesses in their cities.

On a more individual level, participants look at CEO Space’s new collaborative retreat model and are impressed by the high level speakers and the connections they make. To be sure, attendees at these retreats are some of the most important players in the business world today with some of the best connections to be found.

The old axiom that competition is good for business still holds true in the majority of circles. Proponents of a competitive, non-collaborative, business model continually refer to competition as a validation of their ideas. CEO Space’s way of hosting retreats, however, begs the question: What if you can validate your idea amongst a collaborative group of entrepreneurs, make business connections that will help promote your idea and bring that same idea to life? The time to market is cut shorter and growth in revenue and ROI are both attained at a much faster pace.

Still, many businesses hold firm to the idea that competition pushes your business and keeps it from growing sluggish and stagnant. These same businesses also believe that competition forces focus. In some cases this may still be true, but for most businesses this model was based upon the idea that useful knowledge was concentrated in only a few areas. However, with the advent of current technology, information is no longer concentrated, but spread out amongst many individuals, businesses and nations. This makes collaboration and cooperation even more important.

CEO Space has a proven track record of over 20 years of success in their industry and their retreats have helped countless businesses achieve hyper-growth, reliable relationships with high-level business partners, finding and retaining customers and overall saving years in the process of growth for those businesses.

Many businesses and entrepreneurs recognize the necessity of a new business model that emphasizes collaborative environments within the workplace as well as outside collaboration with other businesses. These same businesses are finding that the growth of their revenue is exceeding that of similar companies that choose to maintain the old line that competition is the only way to foster growth and innovation. What they refuse to recognize is that when businesses cooperate, brainstorm and work together, the possibilities for growth, innovation and entrepreneurship are endless.

These same groundbreaking processes are being applied at the worldwide level as well. Nations that invest in a free enterprise based business model are finding that the businesses within their cities can utilize a collaborative environment to grow revenue and in turn grow the national treasury. CEO Space, Inc. has recognized this and has launched their Nation Space retreat initiative to help businesses in sovereign nations increase their Gross National Product and in turn help bring stability and growth to their economy.

In the end, business owners and entrepreneurs alike are finding that cooperative environments that foster collaboration will make more money and retain employees longer. These same businesses are adjusting their business models and “breaking all the rules” by leaving behind the old way of doing things. They are implementing structures within their businesses that create more resources and give people control over their environment. Once they establish their new business model the employees find themselves the recipients of a more collegial environment, one that fosters brainstorming, innovation and trust. As a result, the companies implementing these new ideas are making more money by collaborating than they ever could have, otherwise. CEO Space represents the new model for business development. They are teaching business lessons in a collaborative and cooperative manner. The environment is safe for learning and not competitive. In a nutshell, life lessons are learned in such a manner that business find out that they receive more from giving than taking and that through teaching they are actually learning.


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Dauntless Dave

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