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$1 Salaries for CEO's

When was the last time you did something really well for $1? I can remember how long ago it was that I worked hard for $1. It was more than 40 years ago. It was Norfolk Virginia and it was 1968. I was a kid.
I was not trying to watch over a company with international visibility, international responsibility, and over 10,000 employees. You don't get anyone to do what they need to do in these cases by allowing them to take a salary of $1 which is really merely symbolic.
Were I to become CEO of Yahoo, NOBODY on our payroll would be entitled to take a $1 salary. You'd take a paycheck and donate if you wanted to, if you had millions in the bank and did not 'need' the money, then you could donate it to some charity in your own name.
We'd also cap the salaries within the company so that people were more focused on doing the work vs. just the money. Some who get salaries sit on their hands because they are on a salary. So you need to encourage them in some way to do more work…

Investors in Yahoo...Should you be worried? I think so.

If you're an investor in a company that's doing pretty good, but losing marketshare and all of a sudden in the midst of things, the CEO decides to NOT do a deal with a major corporation, should you be worried? No, not really. He does have another plan right? some cases the answer is yes, and in the case of Yahoo, it was YES, did not involve doing the company any good. In this case the CEO just said "I am stepping down, but when my successor is found, I will hang around to do what I've always done". Should you be worried? OH Yes.
Now, in the world of corporate America there's a perception that you have to pay a CEO many millions of dollars to run a company. It's a myth that was created long ago. It's not one that hold much water if you look around at how literally screwed up the economy in our country is.
I've always held a belief that to be at the top of a company and to run things you really had to have a passion for doing them. …

Attn Blog Readers...New Fake Paypal Emails going around

Alright folks. It's time to get serious. Around this time of the year, the thieves who will rob you blind on the web are out in force. I will be posting a sample of an Ebay fraud email that I recently got which looked so real I almost clicked on it, but tonight we're talking PayPal.PayPal is now an Ebay company. What does that mean? It means that they know your name and they will NEVER address you by the term PAYPAL MEMBER or what you see in these example images I am going to include below. Look these over carefully. If you've ever used PayPal or any service like it, these look legit. They are not. If you get one in your mailbox, do not, I repeat DO NOT click anythi ng inside the email. If you do, you'll begin to regret it in about 10 minutes or less. It depends on how fast you can call your bank to cancel any credit cards you have linked anywhere on the web, because these folks will find you and rob you blind. I am not kidding about this. It's something I warn peop…

Yahoo CEO blurbs...

Well yesterday was an interesting day. It's fun to once in a while shake things up in Tech. See I have been around long enough to know that nobody takes you seriously in this unless you have a few million in the bank and have run a bunch of large companies into the ground.
What I do choose to point out is that there are a lot of people who've invested in Yahoo and lost their backside. Now, every day the company which is right now profitable is spending money and not making real progress to fix things that could bring it closer to recovering to the point of where more people want to invest in it. So it's sort of a Loss-Leader. Eventually people will get tired of it, pull all of their money out and it will dry up and wither away.
You read about all of the prospective buyout offers...have to be approved by a majority of shareholders (Icahn only has 5% of the company), the remaining investors will SUE Yang and the others if their investments are not protected and will tie up any…

Best Wishes Joel - Rest in Peace

Today was a somber day of sorts. In a weekend where we celebrate being thankful, it was most appropriate to meet and say "Thanks" to a man who left suddenly in the midst of life to go on to do work that we all eventually are called to do.
Joel Sinclaire passed away suddenly and left a hole in Scottsdale society. I had the pleasure of meeting him a couple of times at a local networking event.
I had the honor of attending his service and in the the Jewish tradition (of which I was not aware) helped to place dirt upon his casket as it rest in the Earth. That was a ground shaking connection across bounds of time and space that I've not experienced before.
There was a sense of loss felt by many, but for myself I simply wanted to say "Thanks". Thanks for taking time out to say hi. Thanks for taking time to shake hands and share what was going on in your life and work. Thanks for being part of my experience in this lifetime and allowing me to share in this experience of …

Thanksgiving...A time for reflection

This time of year is a good time to reflect. It's nice to think about how many nice people we've met along the way, about the abundance that's flowed into our lives and about the opportunities that we've had to help others out.
I hope that you have time to be with your family, that you're able to enjoy that time and have some great food, share time with friends and be a bit happy.
May the God of your choice bless you and your family and may you have a Happy Thanksgiving.
Michael Murdock, CEO

What's it take to run Yahoo?

What does it take to run Yahoo or any large company like it?
Most would argue that it takes experience managing a multi-billion dollar company. That it takes years and years of experience to do this and that nobody is qualified unless they've been under the proverbial microscope of a Board, a management team and every employee in the company.
Well, if that's the case, then we must have really been blinded in the election. We've just elected a man to be President of the largest corporation on the planet, and to lead us through much more than a stock value drop, or a shift in technology drop.
In otherwords, I'd say your argument does not hold water. I say what it takes to run a company like Yahoo or any other company for that matter making products, selling services on the Internet are the following (please take note, Executive Boards of Yahoo, SUN, and anyone else out there thinking of hiring some high-priced Golden Parachute scouting son-of-a-gun):
a. Passion b. Determinati…

Yahoo Restructuring Overview

The following is an overview presentation to the Executive Board & the investing public regarding Yahoo, Inc.

*on a sidenote, there are a number of video services out there. I tried 5 of them this evening and none of them rendered the lead in and lead out slides in this correctly. The shown version here is the best result and it's from the service at
Thanks for watching this. Tell your investor friends about this. Yahoo will be exciting once again should the choose to offer me the position of CEO. Let's just see what happens.
Michael Murdock, CEO

Create A New Info Product In 24 Hours... Let Me Explain

Here's something you already know: Information Marketing is booming.
But that doesn't mean much to anyone who doesn't have their own product.
So how do you create one starting from scratch, especially if you don't have any experience?
And, more importantly, how soon can you really have a quality info product up and selling? You couldn't just decide to create a new, high-value product and have it ready in a few days... could you??
Well, if you've read Brian McElroy's rock-solid "Product Creation Manifesto", then you know that it's entirely possible.
This is an important subject so I was quick to download a copy of his new report as soon as it was released.
Sure, there's no shortage of free reports and free videos and free this and free that online ... but much of free is regurgitated or outdated info.
Then there are the gems; The ones that are actually worth the time investment to work through.
The "Product Creation Manifesto&…

An experiment in chipping in

This was set up to let people get some info and when they find it of value, it's easy to contribute. In the end some of the money will be used to help some of the less fortunate in the area who have been affected by job loss or by the economy besides ourselves.
Michael Murdock

I was in shock! Utter disbelief!

When I saw that email that offered the package that I am going to describe right now:
3 DVDs of highly confusing technically aged information 2 Glossy covered magazines Access to a forum of people not associated with the company and their product.
Price...$800.00 per month. Huh??? Yes, $800 per month for this and the next month you might get a DVD and you might get a magazine, but the magazine would not be edited as you'd expect. There'd be errors and no apologies, just perhaps a reshipment of your original package plus everything else up to that time and when you received it, it'd be damaged.
Total cost for the year - $9,600.00 and no guarantees of success, nor direct support from the company.
I had to sit down and think. Was this a good investment? Was the information in these products ground-shaking? Both answers were an overwhelming NO.
What I've just described to you is true. It's not fake. It's not something that someone dreamed up, although I think since they&#…

SUN Microsystems...Time for Changes at the TOP

It's been a long time since I wrote anything negative about SUN. I tried to patch some things up with Scott McNealy after writing a few scathing emails/letters to him following being laid off in 2002 along with 11% of the company. But now I think it's time to dust off the fingers and commence on a campaign to end the reign of McNealy & Company at SUN. Scott, it's time to go.

Now anyone who knows me, knows that I have a habit of speaking my piece. There's another one besides Scott that needs to go and that's Jonathan. Yes, it's true. I go back to emails that I had with the two of them about a few things and one of those was from Scott telling me after I questioned Jonathan being CEO where Scott tells me "I trust him". Well...Scott, it seems like you might have had a MCCain moment there and blown it. The company is NOT better off with Jonathan running things. Not any better off than it was when you were running things. So...time for a change.

Now ther…

Have you seen this? Create your own product overnight!

In case you haven't heard there has been a lot of buzz surrounding one of Internet Marketing's most successful product Creators, Brian McElroy.  

Brian hit six figures in just six months with his own products... and now he's revealing his secrets.
The best part?  
Brian is giving this information away... but only for a limited time.
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His report is called the "Product Creation Manifesto" and is a GOLDMINE.  
You know having your own product is the way to go, right?
This report shows you HOW.
It reveals the 10 biggest myths about product creation- and why they're holding you back from the success you *should* be having!
Here's the surprising part...
* You DON'T have to be an expert * You DON'T have to take a long time * You DON'T need a lot of cash to invest * You DON'T have to be a tech wizard * You DON'T need to have guru buddies
And that's just the half of it!  To find out the whole story, reserve your copy now …

Adwords email scam ALERT!!!!

I don't know about you, but once in a while I see an email scam come through that's pretty darned good. This one almost got me last night.
I was working along doing many things along the way with my computers, email, audio files, etc when I check my email and see one from Google talking about my Adwords account.
Now, truth be told I am an Adwords user for a number of years and even used to monitor accounts for clients (stopped doing that service offering as it's very time consuming).
The email said something about we could not complete a charge for something, please update your billing information. I looked at it checked a few things and something told me to stop and not click anything.
I was working on my Macintosh which is not as sensitive as some when it comes to email and link clicking so I decided to investigate some things. Am glad I did not click.
What I did is what EVERYONE should do when you receive an email from ANY Organization asking you to update your billing infor…

Finally the end...and a beginning

Well folks here we are again. This time on the precipice of history. Will our country step forward and elect a black man for President. It seems to fly well on TV and in movies, but never seems to materialize into real life. What's the fear? That we won't be accepted around the world? That he won't do a good job? Or that we simply don't know him well enough, have not seen enough of him and therefore don't believe he'll do well by us.
Personally I hope it's the last one if anything. I've been an American Citizen since I was 13. I was not born here. I was born in England. It's interesting to watch America from outside this land and see how others perceive us, respect us, trash us, or love us. It's interesting to live outside the safety that we feel here or felt here before that day. It's also nice to hope for a day when we can go back to being safe and feeling loved, and admired. So this day brings a ton of mixed emotions with it.
It's my si…

Honey! We have to go to Trader Joe's right now!

You know it's funny, sitting in the office on a Sunday evening and all of a sudden your wife runs by the room and says those words "Honey we have to go to Trader Joe's right now!" So we did. It was around 20 minutes till they close and BAM we were out the door and into Trader Joes before you could dial a telephone.
It was great walked in after getting the perfect parking spot and smelled the cookies. They were amazing in scent. Turns out there's a box of chilled chocolate chip cookies for a great price that can be had. We bought a few other things and walked out of the store.
We got to the car, I opened the doors and for some reason looked down. I don't like litter on the ground. Well there was a piece of paper there. I thought I'll pick this up and wouldn't it be interesting if this was money. Little did I know, it was exactly that. We started off and my wife asks me "What did you pick up?" I said jokingly $100 Bucks! NO WAY she said, I then …

Renew Your Domain Now Notices - They're FAKE!

So when was the last time you checked your US MAIL and found a notice in it telling you that you had to renew your domain name? It's that time of year when these folks come out of the woodwork and get people to do just that. Not for 7 or 8.00, but for $30, $40, $70 for the year!
These companies that are doing this are scam artists. You don't have to pay these kinds of fees for domains any longer. Those are from the old days. Now, you can go to Snagadomain and register a .com domain for under $8.00 per year! That's right, under $8.00 per year.
These notices are not bills, but are solicitations which if you read the fine print you're not obligated to adhere to. However, they make the fine print so small that you cannot read it and that's when you get caught, you sign up for their service and your domain gets transferred to them and basically they own it and you don't.
So please be careful and when you get one of these notices, open a web browser and go to Snagdomain

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Are you using a shopping cart?

A few years back someone asked me how they could pay me on my website. I had never given a thought, but then realized that they lived in Boston and I was in California. I did not have a solution for that person so they sent me a check by mail.
It was highly inconvenient for them and if it had not been for some creative work on my part I might have lost that client. Are you in a similar position? Are you selling things through your newsletter, blog, website and still taking checks without taking advantage of various technologies out there? If so, wake up, it's time to get real. You're losing money!
People shop the web 24 hours a day, 7 days a week or the proverbial overused 24x7 :) So...why not cater to them in that regard. Give them a way that they can show up and purchase something from you, pay you, and you make money while you sleep. Oh and give them a thank you note when they do this and make the connection personal. When you do, you'll gain visitors, gain clients and ga…

Twitter...Personalize it!

Have you personalized your interactions on Twitter? It's good to be there and to follow others and to have them follow you, but the only way to get anywhere on there is to personalize your interactions and actually get to know people there. So when you're there, take a moment to find out who's following you and then send them a message (tweet) to at least say hi and thank them for following you. It's a very simple way to connect and it does work.
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Thanks for taking time out of your Sunday to read this.


Debate #3

See the attached video.

Clickbank Commissions?

Hi blog readers :),
There's been a ton of buzz around this system  over the past few days and if you haven't heard about it yet, let me just fill you in...
It's called the "Commission Blueprint" - a  radical formula created by Tim Godfrey and Steven  Clayton that exploits Clickbank and Google in  such a devious way that the resulting profits  are in the realms of the *insane*.
Of course, you will have heard this kinda' thing a  gazillion times before and to be perfectly honest so  have I...
But after checking this out, I can give you rock solid confirmation that this is the real deal, especially if you want to replicate a simple system that generates MASSIVE Clickbank commissions.
Let me just throw some figures your way...
- $6,513.04 in one day
- $153,426.72 in 6 weeks
- $526,422.83 in 7 months.
...and the crazy thing is, these numbers were  generated by promoting ONE Clickbank product,  bidding on just ONE keyword...and without ANY  help from JV partners o…

24 Hour Google Listings FREE eBook

Okay, so here's what's happening today. It's Sunday and after getting out of the house for a bit, strapping on a set of rollerblades and taking my life into my own hands I decided to come home and post on my blog.
Over the past couple of weeks I've been doing some things and if you're a regular reader of the blog, you've seen them popup once in a while. is my latest creation of a product/service. The product is a free ebook. The service is only needed if you're working with the free ebook and you hit a stumbling point.
All I want you to do is get over there and download the ebook. It's full of great information about how you can get your website visible to Google in 24 Hours or Less. It's a process, but it can be done by anyone. I give you the recipe for this. If you get stuck and you want me to do it for you, I do, for a price $497. But it gets done. From that you can build your internet marketing presence.
If you want me to d…

Too Many Emails...Too Many Wrong Links - A problem to avoid at all costs

Hi. This is a touchy subject to write about at best. While I want to give a specific example of this, the fact that I know the person and am actually happy for them that they make a ton of money from sales, I saw something that caused a big red flag to shoot up.
Too many emails and too many bad links. Why would you do that to your affiliates? This causes me to sit and think and say "Wow, if they're doing it, others could be too." Not something that I want to be a part of. I want to make sure that when I send an email out to people to send them to a program, that it's the right link so that I actually get credit for sales.
In the business of affiliate marketing it's important for affiliates to make money. We after all are investing our time in promoting your product or service or seminar, which now costs us money because while we're promoting you, we're ignoring our own stuff, and then our people may go to your site and buy your stuff, but we don't get c…

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More Internet Business Consulting...

So...what did you do today to work on your website? Did you submit it to the search engines? Did you write articles, post to your blog, write things on facebook, did you write an article or press release? If you did none of these today, you lost money. Your investment in the website that you own or the blog that you have posted into need to be taken care of and repeatedly tended to.


Because search engines will change constantly, and the way that people search for things is that the way people search changes as well. So you'll want to be aware of this.

Post something daily to your blog

Post an article 1 to 2 times per week

Post something on facebook often and make sure that you mention your url in there somewhere.

Check your google analytics account, see how people are finding you. What terms are they using to see your site. Modify your marketing or write articles based on their searches and you'll rank higher.

That's the tip for the day.

Thanks for dropping in and reading abo…


So have you ever tried to get your website listed on Google by yourself? Have you searched high and low for directions on how to do it but never could find directions. Or they were missing something, or someone wanted you to mortgage your home so they could help you once you paid them?

STOP THE INSANITY (Susan Powter we luv ya!)

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To do this process to get your site listed is really 10 Steps once you have the domain name and hosting in your possession.

I have created an eBook that is sent out on a per order basis after being coded for the user who places the order. In the eBook is the exact process that I used to get domains with a single webpage listed into Google's index in the past 2 weeks in less than 24 hours!

In fact after I did if the first time, the next time was faster and faster and in fact 1 took me 12 hours to get listed! I was in shock. I have been do…

NO-BS-SEO - Be on Google in 24 Hours or Your Money Back

Okay, so we did it. We can now get a domain name listed into Google in 24 hours...or less. Yes, that's right. Get it in there and searchable within that time period. This is HUGE! Oh and we can do it that way or you get 100% of your money back. No BS SEO is about getting the job done.

So what's the trick? There are several, but they're all legal and will not get you blacklisted which is what's important about this. Everything I do in this process and it's a process, it's not magically just registering a domain name and hoping it gets in, there are things that have to be done to make this happen for you. If they're not done...see you in 6 months time, or 3 months time and that product launch you needed the domain up and active for...fails because your domain was not findable. OUCH.
This is not ongoing SEO, it's a 24 hour period in which your domain name will get listed into Google so it can be found by searching for it as in typed in…


Okay friends, this is another test of getting a domain into google's index in 24 hours...or less. I want to make sure that I can reliably do this for you so that I can bring this awesome service to you.
I'm taking my Saturday, asked my wife to put everything on hold so that I could bring this new service tested and true to you for an amazing price.
Now why is this so important to do in 24 hours or less? Getting a domain listed on Google is key in your online business ventures. To get it up there and present for people to find is key in your turning your investment into something that will return that investment to you. ROI is a beautiful thing.
So...once you read this get over to and see what we're offering to you and your business.

Here's the video...

Here's the YouTube Video of me talking about putting the domain on the web.

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We did it! Domain listed in LESS than 24 hours!

If you don't believe me, go to Google and type in the search box:
and you'll see it there. It was purchased on 9/11/2008 at around 6pm Pacific Time. By 7am this morning it appeared in the search listings.
How'd I do it? Well...that's going to be the subject of an article and some blog postings that are coming up.
Be sure to keep your eyes peeled and also if you're interested in advertising on that domain and you're cool...we're going to offer that opportunity in a bit. It's not going to be free, but it will be reasonable. I promise that.
After all, a site that's in google in less than 24 hours will be a highly traffic'd site very shortly.
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Domains and Registrars

Am not sure if you've run into this, but I have over the past week with a provider who has a very interesting control panel built for their clients. It's limited in nature and the interesting part of it is that like a very LARGE domain registrar that everyone used to use before Godaddy, these guys took out that feature that easily allows you to move your domain from one registrar to another should you wish to do so.

It's called holding your domain captive and you should be aware of it. One of the things that I really love being a reseller for Godaddy through my site which is a company is that you as a client have the flexibility to decide when you want to move your domain or not.

If you want to move it you can, the only caveat is that you cannot purchase it and move it right away due to some restrictions on immediate moves, can when the time comes move it and never have to call the support people and hear how they'd like t…

Buy Franks Shit Dot Com

Yes, that's the name of the domain. which is a fun domain name for a number of reasons.
1. It was talked about in a funny session in the Mass Control DVDs that I got when I joined Frank's Monthly program.
2. It's an interesting SEO experiment as well to see how quickly I can get it listed in Google. (am listing everything that I do so that I can repeat this with another domain).
3. Will be fun to sell advertising space on it once it gets some traffic to it so just for grins I'll do that as well.
Okay, that's enough writing about it for now. Gotta get back to work on real things. Thank goodness I actually do type fast :)
Remember, go to and just visit or click the logo and go read his blog.

Today...September 6th, 2008

Okay, so sitting here watching the Bourne Ultimatum. Once in a while there's a movie with a cool story and not a lot of special effects. The killing one can do without, but it's fun to watch something that engages you and makes you think. This movie does that, so if you can stand a little bit of it.
Now, what have you been doing in technology this weekend? Do you still use a PC? Have you seen the Apple Macintosh 24" iMac computer yet? Did you know that is runs BOTH MacOSX and Windows XP or Windows Vista in the same computer? Yes it's true. I am very excited to be getting back to having simply 1 computer on my desk but inside of it there will be two operating systems running.
Sort of like having someone who speaks chinese and someone who speaks spanish in the same room, but when they speak, they understand each other. A novel idea, but the iMac makes that possible.
Now, why would I want something that does this you ask? Simple. Productivity. I use both Ma…

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June 2008 Newsletter

Did someone say SUMMER?

Yes, it's summer time and down here in Scottsdale it's a HOT ONE.
This summer as it turns out more and more people are staying at home and
working. Due to the economy it seems that more and more of you are looking
for ways to create a home-based business to add some additional income
into the bank.

As you sit there reading through this. I know that you're thinking about
all the ways that you can turn your website into a money-making venture as
a result of some one-on-one coaching and some direct guidance to help you.
I was doing that some time ago as well when someone offered to help me
with my work. It was a breakthrough for me to let go of the reins a bit
and allow someone else to guide me along. The result is the business I
have today. One where I help others. It's very rewarding in that regard as
I get to do something that makes me happy.

That's really what my 10 Hour Consulting package is about. It's about you
and helping you achieve your goals on…