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John David Mann



John David Mann


Nov/Dec 2015 Issue
Happy Birthday
by John David Mann
When you create the reality in your mind, there’s no limit to what the universe will rearrange to make it happen.

Jul/Aug 2013 Issue
The Science of What Goes Right
by John David Mann
Doing the things that make you happier don’t just make you happier. They also make your life—and business—work better.

Jul/Aug 2013 Issue
The Happiness Revolution
by John David Mann
A distinguished researcher and highly engaging speaker, Shawn Achor has garnered a well-earned reputation as one of the world’s top authorities on positive psychology and its impact in the workplace. Michelle Gielan, who with Shawn cofounded the Institute for Applied Positive Research, worked as a network news anchor for two national news programs, but left at the height of her career because she realized she was telling negative stories and wanted to find a more positive way to reach people. Shawn and Michelle see network marketing as an ideal playground for spreading happiness.

Mar/Apr 2013 Issue
Against All Odds
by John David Mann
Sybil Temtchine is the producer/co-writer and star of the new movie Audrey. In 2009 Sybil contacted John David Mann as she was looking for investors to produce her film. This started a correspondence around the ideas of authenticity, entrepreneurialism, and other themes of John’s book The Go-Giver. When Sybil described how she sat in a bookstore and made a list of 200 authors who wrote about empowering women, then used that list to “cold call” for possible investors, John knew this story had to be told in Networking Times.

Jan/Feb 2013 Issue
A Hundred-Billion-Dollar Epiphany
by John David Mann
For two decades, Sandy Gallagher led a stellar career in banking law, handling billions of dollars in major mergers and acquisitions, and IPOs. In 2006, something happened that rocked Sandy’s world: she heard Bob Proctor speak. By the time Sandy walked out of his seminar, her life path had been forever transformed. Before long she was CEO of Bob’s nineteen-company enterprise, LifeSuccess and created a breakthrough DVD program called Thinking Into Results. This all started by asking herself a simple question: what do I want to do with my life?

Nov/Dec 2012 Issue
Think and Grow Rich in the New World
by John David Mann
In our May/Jun 2009 issue, Randy Gage talked about the state of the network marketing profession. In the Sept/Oct 2011 issue on writing, we featured him as one of the most well-known authors of training materials in the networking world. What prompted his return this issue is the release of Risky Is the New Safe, a tour de force that takes its readers on a wild journey into a bizarre, technologically mind-boggling future which he believes heralds the Golden Age of network marketing.

Nov/Dec 2012 Issue
The Path of Risk
by John David Mann
There is no safe. Every choice in life is a risk. Some choices work out and some don't. The important part is, what did you learn in the process?

Sep/Oct 2012 Issue
The Education of Jack Canfield
by John David Mann
Jack Canfield is originator and coauthor of the omnipresent Chicken Soup for the Soul book series, with more than 500 million copies in print in forty-plus languages. A few lesser-known facts about the Canfield phenomenon is that he is an Ivy League–educated psychotherapist who took his bachelor’s degree from Harvard and his master's in education from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. Jack is passionate about education—the kind that stirs people's souls and moves them to become their greatest possible selves.

Sep/Oct 2012 Issue
The Business of Global Oneness
by John David Mann
Growing up in Belgium, Josephine Gross says she was always interested in education and healing. As she was finishing her undergraduate work in humanities, a visit to California ended up completely changing her life. She pursued doctoral studies at Stanford University focusing on the symbol of the hermaphrodite. Today she applies her education to her work as cofounder of Networking Times, where her broader philosophical mission is 'to explore and teach business practices based on our awareness of the interconnectedness of all life."

Sep/Oct 2012 Issue
The Professor of Network Marketing
by John David Mann
You may recognize the name Charles King from the classic video presentation Brilliant Compensation, created by Dr. King and network marketing legend Tim Sales in 1998. Dr. King also brought academic credibility to network marketing in the mid-nineties with his famed certification seminar at the University of Illinois at Chicago. Holding a doctorate in business administration from Harvard University, Charles's background is distinguished by his double-barreled accomplishments in both academia and the business world. This fall, Dr. King joins Networking University as its first president.

Jul/Aug 2012 Issue
The Mindset of a Giant
by John David Mann
Sean Stephenson, star of the Biography channel television documentary Three-Foot Giant, was born with the genetic disorder osteogenesis imperfecta and expected to die at birth. Despite his extraordinary challenges, the diminutive speaker/author has become a giant in the world of personal development and professional achievement. He has shared the platform with His Holiness Dalai Lama, Stephen R. Covey, and Sir Richard Branson; has worked on Capitol Hill as legislative affairs intern for a U.S. Congressman and in the White House with President Clinton; and has appeared on the Oprah Winfrey Show, Jimmy Kimmel Live!, CNN, and The New York Times. This year he completed his doctorate in clinical hypnotherapy and is a board-certified hypnotherapist. We recently spent a delightful hour on the phone with Sean talking about life, achievement, marriage, and network marketing.

May/Jun 2012 Issue
Shooting Dinosaurs
by John David Mann
Digital video is a high-impact lever we can use to move the world.

Mar/Apr 2012 Issue
The Business of Being You
by John David Mann
When it comes to examining women and self-confidence, there is probably no one on the planet more qualified than Jess Weiner. A pioneering leader in the area of self-esteem, Jess travels the world speaking about self-image and self-confidence. She has consulted as a brand strategist for such giants as Wal-Mart, Time Warner Cable, Yale, Harvard, and the Centers for Disease Control, and serves as Global Ambassador for the Dove Movement for Self-Esteem. Her work has been featured on major media outlets including the Oprah show, the Washington Post and New York Times, and in 2010 she was named by Forbes.com as one of the “14 Power Women to Follow on Twitter.” We spoke with Jess about what it takes to be an entrepreneur and about building self-confidence in business.

Jan/Feb 2012 Issue
A Legacy of Hope and Encouragement
by John David Mann
There is perhaps no name more synonymous with the concept of "success" than Zig Ziglar, the self-made best-selling author and motivator of millions. Ziglar's story is the stuff of legend—but the legend we know is only chapter one. With Ziglar Senior having just passed his eighty-fifth birthday, how does Ziglar 2.0 unfold in the years to come? For this story it seemed appropriate, rather than speaking directly with the man himself, to speak instead with his son, Tom Ziglar, CEO of Ziglar, giving us an opportunity to see legacy in action.

Jan/Feb 2012 Issue
Carrying the Light
by John David Mann
When Rita Davenport became involved with network marketing about a quarter-century ago, she already had a successful career, including her own television talk show of fifteen years running. She had authored several books and highly successful infomercials selling her cassette program, Laugh Your Way to Success. And she was an enormously busy public speaker. But she decided to join a small personal care company and became the top earner in less than a year. Not long after that, she became the company’s corporate president, a role she held for two decades until her retirement from that post in 2011. In the process she also has become one of the best-known and most-beloved figures in network marketing.

Jan/Feb 2012 Issue
The Business for the Rest of Us
by John David Mann
The Apple Macintosh and the network marketing business model have this in common: they make success accessible to anyone.

Nov/Dec 2011 Issue
Endowed to Succeed
by John David Mann
Dawn Billings is one of the most prolific women leaders of our time. She is founder of several business networking organizations dedicated to helping small business professionals showcase their products and services, including the Heart Link Women’s Network and TROVA Business Network; she is author of more than twenty books, including Entitled to Fail, Endowed to Succeed and What Went Wrong with Our Relationship? It Started Out So Good; she is creator of the acclaimed, patent-pending CAPABLES™ Parent Tool and Child Development System, a parenting system built around a plush toddler toy. With a Masters in clinical psychology and doctoral studies in organizational philosophy, Dawn is also creator of the Primary Colors Personality Test™ which she uses in training and coaching top executives and organizations to focus on teamwork, communication skills, improving productivity, and retaining top talent.

Nov/Dec 2011 Issue
The Spirit of Bigger on the Inside
by John David Mann
Perhaps the greatest gift we can give others is to notice the part of them that is bigger on the inside, and not simply interact with the outside.

Sep/Oct 2011 Issue
Communicate to Win
by John David Mann
Few people in the universe of network marketing wield words with more authority and sheer virtuosity than networking coach and prosperity guru Randy Gage. One intriguing facet of Gage’s success is that he is equally accomplished in both the spoken and written word. A master raconteur who is famous for his verbal fearlessness (the subscription link to his e-letter warns: “Be prepared for adult language, straight talk, and brutal honesty”), he is one of the most prolific and influential trainers and commentators in the business. Randy believes a blog can change the world and a speech can change a life.

Jul/Aug 2011 Issue
The Engine That Drives Our Networks
by John David Mann
In these stringent economic times, we often hear about the “disappearing middle class.” Let’s make sure this doesn’t happen in network marketing.

May/Jun 2011 Issue
A Whole New Why
by John David Mann
When asking what makes the Millennials tick, we also asked what makes human beings tick in general. Which led us to the work of bestselling author Daniel Pink and his latest megabestseller, Drive. Dan is the author of Free Agent Nation, A Whole New Mind, and The Adventures of Johnny Bunko, which earned the distinction of being the first ever American manga business book and the only graphic novel ever to become a Business-Week bestseller. According to Drive, there has been a sea change in the nature of what motivates us in the workplace, and if we want our businesses to be successful, we’d better understand what that change is all about.

May/Jun 2011 Issue
The Global Generation
by John David Mann
For this issue on the Millennial generation, we decided to explore the concept of "emerging adulthood," the life stage from the late teens through the twenties, and interview the man who coined the term. A research professor in psychology at Clark University in Worcester, Massachusetts, Dr. Jeffrey Arnett first presented his theory of emerging adulthood in an article in American Psychologist in 2000, followed by numerous scholarly articles on the same topic. That article has been widely cited and its premise broadly embraced, leading to the publication in 2004 of his book, Emerging Adulthood: The Winding Road from Late Teens through the Twenties.

May/Jun 2011 Issue
The Event Horizon of Achievement
by John David Mann
Time is an illusion: your future flourishing business already exists.

Mar/Apr 2011 Issue
An Authentic Global Brand
by John David Mann
In 1993, supermodel Kathy Ireland was asked to model a line of socks. Rather than modeling them, she decided to start selling them. Thus began an epic journey of self-reinvention—and an entrepreneurial venture that is today, according to Forbes, a $1.5 billion company. In a 2010 report on the world’s 125 most powerful global brands, kiWW® was rated as #28—ahead of Ford and Martha Stewart. What force on earth turned a Sports Illustrated cover girl and mother of three into a billion-dollar brand and icon of global entrepreneurialism? Answer: authenticity and a refusal to take rejection seriously.

Mar/Apr 2011 Issue
The Biggest Shift in the Twenty-First Century
by John David Mann
Maddy Dychtwald is cofounder of Age Wave, the nation’s foremost thought leader on population aging and its socioeconomic implications. Her new book Influence chronicles the rising economic power of women. Dubbing this growing force a “sleeping giantess,” Dychtwald quotes past U.S. Labor Secretary Robert Reich: “I wouldn’t be surprised if, in ten years, the typical woman in the workforce was earning more than the typical man.” But that is not the book’s conclusion, only its starting place: Dychtwald goes on to explore the impact this shift is having on the world.

Jan/Feb 2011 Issue
Entering the Hyper-Social Age
by John David Mann
François Gossieaux is founder of Human 1.0, a boutique marketing innovation strategy firm that works with many leading brands, helping them come up with innovative approaches to capitalize on what he calls "the anti-fad that social media really is." With research partner Ed Moran, François launched a project that would become famous as the Tribalization of Business Study, which surveyed and analyzed how more than 500 companies use social media as part of their business processes. The study became the basis for their award-winning book, The Hyper-Social Organization.

Jan/Feb 2011 Issue
The Age of Transparency
by John David Mann
Mike Dillard is considered one of the leading authorities on what has become known as "attraction marketing," and the intersection of Internet marketing with network marketing. More than a million people have subscribed to his Video Boot Camp newsletter, and his Magnetic Sponsoring system is one of the most widely used, studied and discussed models in the business. In this article, Mike comments on how the Internet has changed the business landscape in general, and the challenges and opportunities this shift presents to the network marketing profession.

Jan/Feb 2011 Issue
Glassnost
by John David Mann
The Internet is not only a giant computer, it’s also a global telephone.

Nov/Dec 2010 Issue
A Big Idea about Small Business
by John David Mann
In 2004, while on a trip to rural East Africa, computer programmer Matt Flannery had an idea for a way his friends back home could participate in helping provide tiny capital investment funds to the small-business entrepreneurs he was filming. At the time, it seemed like a wholly impractical idea to many. Yet five years later, by 2009, well over 600,000 individuals had made microloans through the Kiva web site, with a full repayment rate of more than 98 percent, to more than a quarter of a million individual entrepreneurs around the world.

Nov/Dec 2010 Issue
How Network Marketing Will Save the World
by John David Mann
Founder and Executive Chairman of a massively successful global conglomerate, Vijay Eswaran is also a bestselling author and a widely respected economist. The company Vijay chairs happens to own a network marketing company whose business is spread over some 200 countries around the globe. Vijay, or “Dato’” (an honorary title, something like the “Sir” of knighthood, conferred on Eswaran by the Sultan of Pahang) as he is called in his home country Malaysia, is a passionate and articulate spokesman for the future of network marketing and its value not only to individuals but also to the global economy.

Nov/Dec 2010 Issue
Creating Caliber
by John David Mann
To build an organization of caliber, raise the bar and sponsor up.

Sep/Oct 2010 Issue
The Promise of Universal Education
by John David Mann
Anya Kamenetz writes about innovation, technology, sustainability and social entrepreneurship as a staff writer for
Fast Company. Her first book, Generation Debt, drew national attention by pointing out that today's college students are the first American generation not to do better financially than their parents. Anya's newest book DIY U (Do-It-Yourself University) talks about learner-centered education, encouraging students to forge their own curricula without counting on established institutions to tell them who they are.

Sep/Oct 2010 Issue
Learning from a Lion
by John David Mann
There is probably no name in all of network marketing more storied than that of Mark Yarnell. After building a gigantic organization in the mid-eighties, the minister-turned-networker became one of the best known and most passionate advocates for the business. His bestselling book
Your First Year in Network Marketing, published in thirteen languages, is considered a veritable bible of the profession. Mark's charitable work earned him the Nevada Philanthropist of the Year Award from the Washington Times.

Sep/Oct 2010 Issue
More Bookshelves
by John David Mann
The single most important trait for success in networking is our willingness and ability to learn, listen and be coached.

Jul/Aug 2010 Issue
Conscious Relationships
by John David Mann
Gay and Kathlyn Hendricks have been working with more than 30,000 individuals and 3,000 couples in developing their unique approach to creating healthy relationships. Today they are considered among the world's foremost experts on relationship dynamics and body-mind integration. Because they see themselves as 'our own best customers in the creation of conscious relationships,' their sense of delight in each other and their work together is palpable; they are among the few relationship experts who work and present publicly together.

Jul/Aug 2010 Issue
You Are Not the Boss of Me
by John David Mann
There is a fine line between holding people accountable to their goals and giving them marching orders.

May/Jun 2010 Issue
Learning Leadership from Cookies
by John David Mann
Selling Girl Scout cookies is how many women get started on their entrepreneurial path, as they learn prospecting, people skills, business ethics and giving back, as well as leadership and community building. Kathy Cloninger, CEO of Girl Scouts of the USA, shared a set of statistics that blew our minds: at any given point in US history over the past half-century, about 10 percent of girls in the population are in the Girl Scouts; yet among the population of women business owners, some 70 percent have been Girl Scouts. When Kathy started at her current post in 2003, she launched a sweeping transformation of the Girl Scout movement, intent on reshaping the venerable institution into a powerful leadership force for the twenty-first century.

May/Jun 2010 Issue
Little by Little, We Will Arrive - Part Two
by John David Mann
This January, when we heard the news of the massive earthquake that had hit Haiti, we immediately thought of Margaret Trost, network marketing leader and founder of the What If? Foundation, featured in our Heart of Business story in December 2002. Margaret started her non-profit in January of 2000, after she visited the tiny island country for the first time on a mission to see if, through the effort of helping others, she could heal her own heartache. Over the past decade, the foundation has changed many lives and today is focused not only on immediate relief efforts but also on helping to rebuild in a sustainable way.

May/Jun 2010 Issue
How to Start
by John David Mann
To get started, make things happen-and wholeheartedly embrace correction.

Mar/Apr 2010 Issue
Aspire!
by John David Mann
Kevin Hall has had a lifelong fascination with the deeper meaning of words and how they can help us discover our purpose. Kevin is cofounder of the “Statue of Responsibility” project envisioned by Dr. Viktor Frankl and has been credited with wordsmithing and trademarking the original slogan for the 2002 Olympic Winter Games, “Ignite the Fire Within.” In his new book
Aspire, Kevin helps people tap into the inherent power of words and how to use them as tools for reaching their highest aspirations.

Mar/Apr 2010 Issue
The Emotional Golden Ratio
by John David Mann
Dr. Barbara Fredrickson is a Kenan Distinguished Professor of Psychology at the Positive Emotions and Psychophysiology Laboratory at the University of North Carolina. She has studied the effects of positive emotions for over twenty years, and what she discovered and teaches has made her a luminary in the world of psychology. Yet, Dr. Fredrickson wants the news about positivity to spread beyond the scientific community, so she wrote
Positivity to share her insights and lab-tested advice with the widest possible audience.

Jan/Feb 2010 Issue
A Company in Love
by John David Mann
Colleen Barrett likes to say that her qualification for becoming the president of Southwest Airlines was that she was a legal secretary with an Associate's degree. In 1967 she began working for a lawyer named Herb Kelleher in his San Antonio law firm—one of whose clients had started a little airline. After a series of brutal legal battles with a handful of other airlines, the little-engine-that-could airline emerged a bit bruised around the edges—and crystal clear on its purpose: they were going to be the airline that treated people right.

Jan/Feb 2010 Issue
The Best Service in the World
by John David Mann
Tony Hsieh joined Zappos in 1999, just three months after the company started. Within a few years, they developed a company culture focused on ensuring that every customer interaction results in customer delight. Building a huge word-of-mouth reputation among their legion of devoted customers, Zappos grew from an idea to over $1 billion in annual gross sales. Today Tony runs a billion-dollar empire that has the culture and feel of a mom-and-pop store, where good things are happening and business is always fun.

Jan/Feb 2010 Issue
Who Gets In
by John David Mann
What if we threw out the "three foot rule" and started holding a higher standard?

Nov/Dec 2009 Issue
Giving: The Secret of the
Genuinely Rich

by John David Mann
Mark Victor Hansen is cocreator of the
Chicken Soup for the Soul publishing phenomenon, and author of dozens of other popular books, including the #1 New York Times bestseller The One Minute Millionaire. Over the past three years, Mark tracked down the wealthiest child entrepreneurs in North America and presented their stories in his latest book, The Richest Kids in America. The biggest surprise he had was that all these super successful kids love to give.

Nov/Dec 2009 Issue
A Revolution in Fairness
by John David Mann
Duane Elgin is an internationally recognized speaker, author and social visionary who looks beneath the surface turbulence of our times to explore the deeper trends that are transforming our world. A Wharton MBA, Duane participates in high-level think tanks consulting to the government and largest corporations. We talked with Duane about his latest book
The Living Universe and the role business has to play in the developments he sees ahead.

Sep/Oct 2009 Issue
Escaping the Three Big Money Traps
by John David Mann
What is a banker, award-winning salesperson and corporate trainer with an MBA from Columbia (and a client list that includes Microsoft, Visa and Bank of America) doing as an ordained minister who creates things like an inspirational program for women called “Your Beautiful Spirit”? If you’re Karen Russo, you’re just being yourself—and proving that “wealthy and Godly” is not a contradiction in terms.

Sep/Oct 2009 Issue
Decoding the Secret Language of Money
by John David Mann
Dr. David Krueger worked for two decades as a psychoanalyst, served as CEO for two healthcare organizations, and has been an executive mentor coach whose clients include multinational CEO’s and other prominent achievers. With a background in both medicine and business, he integrates the insights of psychology, neuroscience, quantum physics and strategic coaching to help entrepreneurs and executives understand their money stories and write new ones.

Sep/Oct 2009 Issue
Life Is Like a Box of Tofu
by John David Mann
Money, or lack of it, does not decide who you are. You decide what money is.

Jul/Aug 2009 Issue
Finding Balance within the Roller Coaster
by John David Mann
John Castagnini’s Thank God I… book series, seminars and online community are dedicated to the proposition that all events are perfect, even if they don’t always feel perfect at the time, and that adversity can be a doorway to inspired living. A prolific author, poet, musician, teacher and entrepreneur, John frequently speaks to audiences of network marketers about rejection and how to balance their emotions.

Jul/Aug 2009 Issue
The Promise of the Business
by John David Mann
Ramin Mesgarlou was a very successful businessman by age nineteen and also a supremely accomplished athlete. At the age of twenty he joined a network marketing business and became the youngest person ever to reach the second-highest rank of that company’s pay plan. Subsequently, he became a master distributor for three other networking companies, wrote compensation plans and two practical guides to the business and founded a network marketing company in 2005. Features

Jul/Aug 2009 Issue
To Break or to Bend
by John David Mann
Adversity engraves itself onto your being and alters forever who you are.

May/Jun 2009 Issue
“Network Marketing Is ... ”
by John David Mann
Last fall, while the economy took a hit, network marketing corporations posted some of the highest sales figures in their history. As millions of people saw their savings evaporate and stock portfolios disintegrate, network marketers worldwide were quietly taking stock of their businesses, asking, “Are we okay?” For this issue, we assembled a panel of American thought leaders to give us their thoughts on the state of the profession. The consensus: our current economic woes may well bring about a historic upsurge in the popularity of network marketing.

May/Jun 2009 Issue
The Golden Age of Network Marketing
by John David Mann
Randy Gage is one of the most well-known names in the networking business. From his early training and generic prospecting materials to his books and online “Randy’s Rants” newsletter, Gage has been a peripatetic presence in our profession for the past two decades. On January first, Randy launched into the online atmosphere a publication entitled The MLM Revolution: A Manifesto. A few months later we asked Randy what his manifesto has to say, what kind of impact it’s having, and what he sees for the future of the profession.

May/Jun 2009 Issue
Gold and Twopence
by John David Mann
There is a bit of gold in them thar hills—but it doesn’t have to take much to make you rich.

Mar/Apr 2009 Issue
Leadership at 26,400 Feet
by John David Mann
Chris Warner is a world-class climber and also a successful entrepreneur. His Earth Treks chain of climbing centers serves over 100,000 customers annually. Don Schmincke is a scientist and renegade management specialist whose provocative teachings bring together such diverse disciplines as anthropology, organizational dynamics and genetic evolution. Chris and Don met on an expedition and hit it off immediately, around the question, “What does mountain-climbing reveal about genuine leadership?”

Mar/Apr 2009 Issue
What Creates Leadership?
by John David Mann
Donna Johnson, Carolyn Wightman, Marilyn Stewart and her daughter Sarah Stewart all share three things in common: they are all women; they are all widely respected networking leaders; and they are all passionate about leadership. As we listened to their stories, we got a strong sense that each of them, from an early age, had an idea of who they were and where they were going in the world. Did they start out that way, or did this quality develop over time and circumstance, with the patient nurturing and guidance of a mentor? The answer was: both!

Jan/Feb 2009 Issue
Patience, Passion and Personal Branding
by John David Mann
Gary Vaynerchuk transformed himself from manager of his dad’s New Jersey liquor store into a TV personality, cultural phenomenon and the world’s best known “social media sommelier.” His daily wine-tasting shows on WineLibraryTV.com draw audiences of 80,000 and up. An evangelist for what he calls “social business,” Gary believes we’ve slipped into an age where authenticity pays, personal passion equals power, and where, when you build brand equity, anything can happen.

Jan/Feb 2009 Issue
Master the Spares
by John David Mann
A perennial favorite speaker and trainer among networking audiences, Bob Burg is author of the classic Endless Referrals and the underground bestseller Winning Without Intimidation. His latest book, The Go-Giver (coauthored with John David Mann) became a Wall Street Journal and BusinessWeek bestseller and has been translated into sixteen languages. Bob built his career and lives his life based on the premise that as long as you provide value and touch a whole lot of lives, you have no choice but to grow very, very wealthy.

Jan/Feb 2009 Issue
Love and Residual
by John David Mann
Network marketing is royalties for the rest of us.

Nov/Dec 2008 Issue
The True Nature of Business
by John David Mann
Leonard Laskow, M.D., has a distinguished career in medicine. A Stanford-trained physician, he is a Life Fellow of the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology and a founding diplomat of the American Board of Integrative Holistic Medicine. Over the past twenty-five years, Dr. Laskow also became one of the leading researchers and teachers in the healing power of love. He talks about the true nature of business as an expression of unconditional love.

Nov/Dec 2008 Issue
Filling Empty Bowls
by John David Mann
Thirty years ago, Larry Jones and his wife began operating a volunteer charity effort from their kitchen table. Today, Feed The Children has grown to become one of the world’s largest private charitable organizations. Feed The Children has provided food and other essentials to children and families affected by hunger, poverty and natural disasters in 118 countries. The organization takes large donations of product from a network marketing company and distributes it to needy people.

Nov/Dec 2008 Issue
Being in Love
by John David Mann
When you go prospecting, look for someone who falls in love with your opportunity.

Sep/Oct 2008 Issue
Embracing the New Midlife
by John David Mann
Marianne Williamson is one of the world's most widely acclaimed chroniclers of the human spirit. In her latest book,
The Age of Miracles, she explores different ways to rethink the new period of life we call midlife. "Sometimes what we appear to have lost is simply something it was time to leave behind," she says. She encourages us to take a stand against the ego's interpretation of age. "It's not that we don't accept the limits of age; it's that we embrace the limitlessness of God."

Sep/Oct 2008 Issue
The Dean of Middlescence
by John David Mann
When it comes to the social impact of aging and the demographics of the baby boom, there is no name more authoritative than Ken Dychtwald, Ph.D. A psychologist, gerontologist and entrepreneur, Ken is the best-selling author of
Age Wave and more than a dozen other titles. Ken coined the term "middlescence" and describes this new period of life as a time of continued vitality with an appetite for new beginnings and personal reinvention.

Sep/Oct 2008 Issue
Shhhhh ...
by John David Mann
Empty space is one of the greatest lessons the passing years unscroll

Jul/Aug 2008 Issue
Humanity at a Crossroads
by John David Mann
Gregg Braden is widely known as a pioneer in bridging the worlds of science and spirituality. He has always had the belief that when we study chemistry and physics, we’re learning about the nuts and bolts of how God works in the world. Gregg has spent the past twenty years exploring connections between the cutting edge of quantum science and the core of ancient spiritual traditions. He spoke with us about how today’s world is at a crossroads in perspective, and how network marketing reflects that shift.

Jul/Aug 2008 Issue
Success and Significance
by John David Mann
Father Sirico is a Catholic priest who quotes Thomas Aquinas and Genesis, but also cites Solzhenitsyn and Peter Drucker. Concerned that the insufficient grasp of economic principles left students of religion poorly equipped to address real-life social issues, Father Sirico cofounded the Acton Institute, whose mission is “to promote a free, virtuous and humane society by demonstrating the compatibility of faith, liberty and free economic activity.”

Jul/Aug 2008 Issue
Our Favorite Whats
by John David Mann
Notice those experiences that make it all worthwhile.

May/Jun 2008 Issue
Translucent Networking
by John David Mann
Arjuna Ardagh is founder of the Living Essence Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to the awakening of consciousness within the context of ordinary life. "A tangible shift is taking place in our world," says Arjuna. "Increasing numbers of people are waking up to a deeper dimension of themselves and reality. This realization holds the possibility for creating a magnificent life of service and inspiration." Arjuna explores what that magnificent life might look like in the context of a networking business.

May/Jun 2008 Issue
Networking Humanity's Next Chapter
by John David Mann
For the past forty years, Barbara Marx Hubbard has been a pioneer and driving force in the movement to create a positive future for humanity. She is widely recognized as the philosophical heir to Buckminster Fuller, who once described her as the best informed human now alive regarding futurism. Barbara is passionate about creating a synergistic democracya way of being in the world where we realize that every choice each one of us makes matters and affects where we are all going.

May/Jun 2008 Issue
The Networker Doth Protest Too Much
by John David Mann
Belief is one thing; simple knowing is quite another.

Mar/Apr 2008 Issue
The New Financial Frontier
by John David Mann
Terry Savage is one of our nation's highest-visibility experts on personal finance. She serves as television commentator on investment and financial markets for CNN, CNBC, PBS and NBC, and nationally syndicated personal finance columnist at the Chicago Sun-Times. Starting out as a stockbroker, Terry became a founding member (also the first woman trader) on the Chicago Board Options Exchange. We asked her about the biggest financial challenges home-based business owners are facing in the twenty-first century.

Mar/Apr 2008 Issue
Keeping It Simple
by John David Mann
Wayne Burgan is the founder of CashFlow Manager, Australia's leading small business bookkeeping solution. As an accountant specializing in small business needs, he learned over the years that most of his clients didn't really understand where their money was coming from or where it was going. To help them, he decided to create systems that anyone could easily understand and use.

Mar/Apr 2008 Issue
Putting Money Together
by John David Mann
Use the power that makes constellations to build your fortune.

Jan/Feb 2008 Issue
The Wisdom of Teens
by John David Mann
Tami Walsh created TeenWisdom .com based on a promise she made that some day she would devote herself to making life better for other teen girls. Today, when she's not busy coaching teen girls one-on-one in southern California, Tami travels around the country talking with teens and parents about the toughest issues facing this generation, providing gentle, sage advice on how, as she puts it, to build bridges of communication instead of burning them down.

Jan/Feb 2008 Issue
The Incalculable Value of Discipline
by John David Mann
Rory Vaden is an accomplished professional speaker, author, standup comedian and cofounder of a $2 million company called Success Starts Now! that delivers sales training events across the country. He graduated from the University of Denver magna cum laude and has an MBA. He has worked as a door-to-door salesman, a star athlete, a model, has appeared in commercials and stars in a new documentary, Speaker. And one more thing: he just turned twenty-five.

Jan/Feb 2008 Issue
Generation What?
by John David Mann
As young adults, none of us has any idea what the hell we're doing, but we're doing it anyway.

Nov/Dec 2007 Issue
Finding Value on the Fringes
by John David Mann
Marshall Thurber is a highly successful lawyer, real estate developer, businessman, educator, inventor and public speaker, who worked closely with the visionary/inventor Buckminster Fuller. Marshall has in turn influenced an entire generation of thinkers and institutions, from Jack Canfield, Mark Victor Hansen and Spencer Johnson to Hewlett Packard, GTE and the U.S. Navy. Marshall has become the go-to expert on what he calls "network science" and how today's organizations work in our post-Internet world.

Nov/Dec 2007 Issue
An Ambassador of True Wealth
by John David Mann
DC Cordova is the CEO of Excellerated Business Schools(R), which has offered their Business School for Entrepreneurs and the legendary program Money & You(R) for nearly thirty years. The Excellerated programs boast such graduates as Robert Kiyosaki, Ben Cohen (of Ben & Jerry's), Anthony Robbins, T. Harv Eker, Loral Langmeier and many illustrious others. She is a passionate advocate for humanity and travels around the globe spreading the principles of prosperity, educational transformation and social responsibility. Her life purpose is to uplift humanity's consciousness through business.

Nov/Dec 2007 Issue
A Wealth of Possibilities
by John David Mann
Because you are here the world will never be the same.

Sep/Oct 2007 Issue
The Importance of Being Extraordinary
by John David Mann
In 1999, a New York-based marketer and entrepreneur by the name of Seth Godin wrote a book entitled
Permission Marketing. Soon he was being hailed as one of the most brilliant marketers alive. Permission Marketing was also very influential in network marketing circles, and Networking Times featured Seth in 2002. Five years later, we decided it was high time we had him back to talk with us about networking and the new media. Seth believes the new media play to the very best strengths of network marketing.

Sep/Oct 2007 Issue
Life on an Internet Intimate Island
by John David Mann
Marcy Koltun-Crilley and webmaster Bob O’Connor are partners in one of the most successful online communities to date. Called “Powerful Intentions,” it is a community of people from all walks of life who believe in the Law of Attraction. Members of the community can create a forum around a center of interest, and because it’s a big community—over 100,000 people and growing—that’s rated fairly high on Google, others can easily find their site. Marcy and Bob say the intended result at Powerful Intentions is to be the luckiest place in the world.

Sep/Oct 2007 Issue
A Revolutionary Idea: Ask
by John David Mann
Leave slash-and-burn, mass-attack marketing methods behind and treat consumers like people.

Jul/Aug 2007 Issue
The World's Most Democratic Workplaces
by John David Mann
Traci Fenton is the founder of WorldBlu, an organization that publishes the annual WorldBlu List of the Most Democratic Workplaces. She started with a simple idea-"What would democracy look like as applied to business?"-and has carved from it a global movement. Her purpose in life is to help people reach their full potential, and she believes that democracy is fundamentally about creating an environment in which people can be free to excel and express their full selves.

Jul/Aug 2007 Issue
Keeping It Practical
by John David Mann
As a child, Brad Sugars sold off his Christmas presents and rented out his toys to his friends and siblings. Today, he runs one of the fastest-growing franchises on the planet, with more than a thousand offices in twenty-four countries. He is author of a dozen briskly selling books, including Instant Cashflow, The Business Coach and Billionaire in Training. And he is a strong believer in—and frequent coach and speaker for—the network marketing model. He believes inspirational leadership is key to building a winning team.

Jul/Aug 2007 Issue
Better Than Short Cuts
by John David Mann
Getting this far was up to you—getting farther is up to others.

May/Jun 2007 Issue
The Power of Trust
by John David Mann
Trust, says Stephen M.R. Covey, underlies everything we do, have and achieve. In his best-selling book The Speed of Trust, he shows that trust is a measurable skill that can be effectively taught and learned. Trust is not a purely “soft” social virtue but a hard-edged economic driver that can make or break careers and companies. Like his father Stephen R. Covey (7 Habits), Covey the younger is a keen observer of the network marketing community, where, he believes, trust is on the rise.

May/Jun 2007 Issue
Counting Starfish: Organizations Built on Trust
by John David Mann
In The Starfish and the Spider, authors Ori Brafman and Rod A. Beckstrom define two essential types of organizations: centralized structures, with their clear hierarchies and chains of command, and decentralized or “open” systems, which operate based on a completely different and in many cases opposite set of rules. Their discovery of what they call “the new physics of human organization” may prove to be one of the defining paradigms of the twenty-first century economy.

May/Jun 2007 Issue
The Benefit of Trust
by John David Mann
Trust helps us move forward while making us more human.

Mar/Apr 2007 Issue
The Woman behind The Secret
by John David Mann
Rhonda Byrne, producer of The Secret, has become the epicenter of a global media / personal development phenomenon. It all started when her daughter handed her a little book called The Science of Getting Rich. Her story and the film that grew out of it have become one of the most popular “enlightainment” DVDs of all time [with spin-offs including a book, a soundtrack CD and a sequel to the movie on the way].

Mar/Apr 2007 Issue
Discovering God’s Modus Operandi
by John David Mann
Today, most people know Bob Proctor as the prosperity guru in The Secret, but they know little more about this fascinating gentleman with the white hair and where he came from. For the past forty years, he has helped people realize lives of success and personal fulfillment. Author of the best-seller You Were Born Rich, Bob is the direct heir to the Andrew Carnegie – Napoleon Hill – Earl Nightingale tradition.

Mar/Apr 2007 Issue
Staring at Blank Paper
by John David Mann
Network marketing is like writing—only harder. Instead of working with words, you work with people.

Mar/Apr 2007 Issue
A Friend in Every City
by John David Mann
By Penny Power, Thomas Power and Andy Coote, reviewed by John David Mann

Jan/Feb 2007 Issue
Givers Gain
by John David Mann
Dr. Ivan Misner, founder of BNI, is called "the father of modern networking" by Ecademy and "the networking guru" by Entrepreneur magazine. His latest book, Truth or Delusion?, recently hit #1 on the Amazon bestseller list and landed on the New York Times bestseller list as well. Today BNI meetings see a significant presence of network marketers. Ivan describes how network marketers can thrive in the broader world of networking.

Jan/Feb 2007 Issue
The Prospect Who Came in from the Cold
by John David Mann
Tom Schreiter, the man behind the legendary "Big Al" books, newsletters and seminars, has had a greater, deeper and longer-running impact on how network marketers do business than anyone else we know. He is a marketing genius and meticulously methodical in his testing of every strategy he teaches. But there's another reason for his following: he is one of the humblest, most self-effacing and just plain genuinely nicest people we've ever met. Hilarious, too.

Jan/Feb 2007 Issue
The Light and the Bushel
by John David Mann
The multilevel business concept is our most valuable product.

Nov/Dec 2006 Issue
Champion on the Hill
by John David Mann
U.S. Senator Orrin Hatch is known to networkers as the driving force behind DSHEA, without which nobody today would be able to afford dietary supplements. Utah’s Senator Hatch is a strong advocate of the nutrition industry and the networking profession. He is currently working on the Adverse Event Reporting bill which will further protect the industry by showing that the majority of supplements are safe and help millions of people improve the quality of their lives.

Nov/Dec 2006 Issue
The Economic Expression of the American Revolution
by John David Mann
Jim Turner, Esq. has appeared before every major consumer regulatory agency, including the Food and Drug Administration, Environmental Protection Agency, Consumer Product Safety Commission and Federal Trade Commission. He was lead attorney on a successful petition to the FDA that made the use of acupuncture needles legal in 1996. Today, as Chairman of the Board of Citizens for Health, Jim is one of our leading watchdogs.

Nov/Dec 2006 Issue
Ignore the Memo: Fly Anyway
by John David Mann
Forget the reasons why you can’t succeed.

Sep/Oct 2006 Issue
The Greatest Act of Faith
by John David Mann
Frank Maguire has a resume that reads like a guided tour of twentieth- century greatness: from running ABC to working at the Kennedy White House, helping Fred Smith create FedEx and Harlan Sanders run Kentucky Fried Chicken, Frank has been there, done that and seen it all. Now heÂ’s talking about network marketing, which he describes as "potentially the greatest economic opportunity that has ever existed" and the hope of America's economic future.

Sep/Oct 2006 Issue
Why Character Comes First
by John David Mann
Dr. Henry Cloud has consulted to leaders of Fortune 25 firms; reached millions of radio listeners in over 150 markets for over a decade; conducted hundreds of public seminars on relationships, marriage, personal growth and spirituality; and built a health care company with centers in thirty-five cities. His books have sold over four million copies. When it comes to understanding “the essential elements of greatness,” there is nobody more qualified for the task.

Sep/Oct 2006 Issue
A Walk on the Moon
by John David Mann
It’s not about the big check any more—it’s about the little one.

Jul/Aug 2006 Issue
The Heart of the Matter
by John David Mann
In 1991, a visionary named Doc Childre assembled a crack team of scientists, educators and business people to create the Institute of HeartMath®, an organization dedicated to ground-breaking research that would help improve the lives of hundreds of thousands of people around the globe. From the start, Childre’s long-time friend and associate Howard Martin (HeartMath’s Executive VP of Strategic Development) has been there, helping to guide and shape the mission.

Jul/Aug 2006 Issue
In Pursuit of the “Honeymoon” State of Being
by John David Mann
In the seventies, as genetic research was grabbing headlines and research grants, an unknown Wisconsin medical school professor with an interest in quantum mechanics quietly upset the apple cart. A quarter-century later, Dr. Bruce H. Lipton’s book, The Biology of Belief, has taken the world by storm. According to Lipton’s work, genes control neither our cells nor our destinies. Instead, they are themselves controlled by signals from outside the cell—including our thoughts, feelings and emotions.

Jul/Aug 2006 Issue
The Strength of Weak Ties
by John David Mann
You have the most influence on people you know…vaguely.

May/Jun 2006 Issue
The Virtual Handshake
by John David Mann
Scott Allen is the man who literally “wrote the book” on networking online. The Virtual Handshake has gotten rave reviews and become the de facto guide to virtual networking. Scott also serves as “Entrepreneurs Guide” for About.com and coauthors a regular column for FastCompany.com, and he has often written about network marketing—both its successes and its shortcomings. Seasoned networkers, says Scott, are often suspicious of seasoned network marketers—and both worlds have a good deal they can learn from each other.

May/Jun 2006 Issue
The Internet Is Female!
by John David Mann
As chairman of the eight-year-old Ecademy and author of the acclaimed ebook, Networking for Life, Thomas Power is one of the world’s top experts on virtual networking. In this fascinating interview, Thomas explains (among other things): why the Internet is female; why it didn’t work that well the first time round and is working quite differently now; and why network marketers are often shunned in online networks.

May/Jun 2006 Issue
The Time of Their Lives
by John David Mann
As a bank president, Sherman Unkefer had it made—until the banking crises of the eighties left him out of work, out of money and out of a plan. He and his wife Sharon discovered a new career track in network marketing—and now, twenty years later, they’ve found their dream opportunity.

May/Jun 2006 Issue
Building It Right
by John David Mann
Rick Jordan couldn’t have been happier or more successful running his family business—or so he thought, until he found himself unexpectedly sitting on the board of directors of a new network marketing company, and began to realize what he’d been missing.

May/Jun 2006 Issue
The Challenge
by John David Mann
Do we market? Yes. Do we network? Not yet.

Mar/Apr 2006 Issue
Lessons from a Board Game
by John David Mann
Over lunch one day, a trio of trainers with a diverse set of backgrounds — Ross Arntson, Rob Hannley and Pamela “Zee” Ziemann — found they shared not only similar interests, but an identical dream: to create a new type of training that would have a genuine impact on the world of networking. A few years later, after months of brainstorming and many months more of beta-testing with networkers of all levels of experience, the three have produced a unique result: the “NetMillionaire Training System.”

Mar/Apr 2006 Issue
The New Game of Network Marketing
by John David Mann
Since the early 1990s, Mitch Axelrod has been talking about an abrupt and radical shift he sees in the world of business, which he calls The New Game of Business. We recently sat down with Mitch (whom Alex Mandossian calls “the Bruce Springsteen of personal development”) to talk about how the new rules of this New Game are transforming our business, and why the world of network marketing will never be the same.

Mar/Apr 2006 Issue
After the Tsunami
by John David Mann
Even as the flood waters of the tsunami began receding and the world began to tally the horrific toll of devastation, Gordon Morton and his colleagues were on their way to Thailand to see the situation first-hand and hunt for a viable way they could make a significant contribution. The project they found has given new meaning to the aphorism, “Don’t feed them fish—help them fish for a lifetime.”

Mar/Apr 2006 Issue
Persistence and Payoff
by John David Mann
Broke and determined, after losing his life savings in a bad real estate market, James Clendenin went on a ten-year search for success in networking, only to find failure at every turn—to the dismay of his sweetheart Jennifer. Today, Mr. and Mrs. Clendenin are partners in the business—and at the top of their game.

Mar/Apr 2006 Issue
The Doctor Is In…the Business
by John David Mann
Dr. Daria Davidson’s life could hardly be busier. She ran a major level-one trauma center, had a full practice, taught at several colleges, was education department head and served on major medical boards. Then she was handed her own cancer diagnosis—and that changed everything.

Mar/Apr 2006 Issue
A Million Little Dollars
by John David Mann
Truth matters—and it's compelling enough on its own merits.

Jan/Feb 2006 Issue
Networking on Mars and Venus
by John David Mann
A Conversation with John Gray, Ph.D., author of Men Are from Mars, Women Are from Venus

Jan/Feb 2006 Issue
In Each Other’s Shoes
by John David Mann
A Conversation with Andrea Frank Henkart and Journey Henkart, coauthors of Cool Communication: From Conflict to Cooperation for Parents and Kids

Jan/Feb 2006 Issue
A World Where Everyone’s Needs Are Met Peacefully
by John David Mann
A Conversation with Marshall B. Rosenberg, Ph.D., founder of the Center for Nonviolent Communication

Jan/Feb 2006 Issue
Good Fortune Smiles on the Bold
by John David Mann
Brent Bryson: Preparedness Meeting Opportunity

Jan/Feb 2006 Issue
What We Got Here Is an Opportunity to Communicate…
by John David Mann
Don’t shoot it down with facts, figures and filibusters.

Nov/Dec 2005 Issue
Promoting the General Good
by John David Mann
When Ben Cohen left school at 26 and started a little Vermont homemade ice cream parlor with his buddy Jerry Greenfield, he little dreamt the two would be creating an international phenomenon. The company became a household name, known both for their money-where-your-mouth-is commitment to social responsibility and their outrageous and freewheeling dedication to fun and hijinks.

Nov/Dec 2005 Issue
Standing on Principle
by John David Mann
Credited as the “father of the chicken sandwich,” S. Truett Cathy, founder of the billion-dollar restaurant chain Chick-fil-A®, has also established an uncompromising legacy of “radical” business principles from which he has consistently refused to deviate. Insisting on “people and principles ahead of profits,” Cathy has also become known for his extraordinary dedication to philanthropic projects.

Nov/Dec 2005 Issue
Learning How to Fly
by John David Mann
Watching Jim Bartlett at the controls of a vintage World War II fighter plane, you’d think he’d been doing it all his life. Watching Jim in business is like that too: he’s built a million-dollar organization in just a year and a half—but that “overnight success” came only after a few decades of patient dedication.

Nov/Dec 2005 Issue
Learning the Profession
by John David Mann
Nothing in Doug Jones’s Ivy League education, tour as a Naval officer in Vietnam or role as controller and then president of the family business prepared him for his encounter with network marketing. As Doug puts it, “I’d never sold anything—which meant I’d never really listened!”

Nov/Dec 2005 Issue
The Greatest Contribution
by John David Mann
Sometimes it’s simpler than we think.

Sep/Oct 2005 Issue
The Education of Character
by John David Mann
After 14 years as a minister, Chris Widener discovered he had reached a larger audience—vastly larger. Having given away his copious library of Internet articles for free, Chris found himself effectively “branded” and decided to launch a career as a public speaker. Mentored by legendary leadership gurus Jim Rohn and John Maxwell, the author of The Angel Inside and coauthor (with Rohn) of The 12 Pillars of Success has now become one of the foremost speakers on leadership and character.

Sep/Oct 2005 Issue
A Mission to Professionalize
by John David Mann
After going through a rapid school-of-hard-knocks course on how not to network, Dani Johnson made a firm decision: she would treat the business as a profession every bit as much as if she were a doctor, lawyer or corporate executive. Today, 14 years later, Dani has emerged from her “retirement” (living on residuals and being a full-time mom) to lead one of the most popular new training programs in the profession.

Sep/Oct 2005 Issue
The Business of Fulfilled Lives
by John David Mann
Charles and Diane Bennett enjoyed a successful career in insurance for decades. The two worked well together and seemed destined to sail off into the sunset as insurance brokers—when they discovered network marketing.

Sep/Oct 2005 Issue
A Shared Career in Wellness
by John David Mann
Stephen Weinstein was a CEO with a specialty in turning around ailing hospitals; Sharon Weinstein had worked in the world of nursing for over 35 years. The last thing either expected was to carve out a new career in network marketing—but sometimes life takes surprising turns.

Sep/Oct 2005 Issue
The Core Within the Core
by John David Mann
Five levels of learning.

Jul/Aug 2005 Issue
An Opportunity for Moral Authority
by John David Mann
Author of one of the most famous leadership books of all time (The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People has sold over 15 million copies), Dr. Stephen Covey continues to be a defining force in the field of personal growth with his latest bestseller, The 8th Habit: From Effectiveness to Greatness. He is also an articulate advocate of network marketing, and talks in this issue about the challenges the changing paradigm of leadership poses to the traditional network marketing model.

Jul/Aug 2005 Issue
The Quest for Inner Peace
by John David Mann
Creator of the legendary Franklin planner, Hyrum Smith published a book in 2000 titled What Matters Most. A year later the book’s relevance became suddenly more vivid, when the events of 9/11 thrust people into a time of vastly greater self-reflection. According to a recent survey conducted by Hyrum and his partner Stephen Covey, what people are seeking is exactly what it’s always been: inner peace.

Jul/Aug 2005 Issue
Staying on Track
by John David Mann
Over the last two decades Ron Marks has conducted seminars for hundreds of companies and trained more than a million sales professionals and sales managers. In this issue, Ron talks about a few key strategies he teaches to help home-based businesspeople stay on track with their businesses and their lives.

Jul/Aug 2005 Issue
A Quarter-Century of Parties
by John David Mann
Alone at home with a six-month-old, Phyllis Luther was going up the walls with nothing but time on her hands, when she reluctantly attending a friend’s home party. A quarter-century later, she looks back at the extraordinary career that grew out of that chance encounter.

Jul/Aug 2005 Issue
The Days
by John David Mann

May/Jun 2005 Issue
Changing Your Success Blueprint
by John David Mann
A conversation with T. Harv Eker, author of Secrets of the Millionaire Mind and creator of the wildly popular program, "The Millionaire Mind Intensive." Among Eker's following are a good-sized contingent of network marketers, with entire downlines of several hundred at a time attending the program. We spoke with Harv to find out what has networkers in such a rave about his "millionaire mind" ideas, and found he had some fascinating things to say about duplication and network marketing.

May/Jun 2005 Issue
The Evolution of a Profession
by John David Mann
One of the most experienced leaders in our profession, David Stewart has: started multinational networking companies; served as CEO for others; been called in as a turnaround expert for still others; and built huge distributor organizations. He directs one of the longest-running tools and training businesses in the business. In this fascinating interview, David talks about how far our profession has come over the years, and what it needs to continue.

May/Jun 2005 Issue
Excellence, Education, Leadership
by John David Mann
A few years ago, Devin and Maria Whitworth agreed to help out a friend who was evaluating a brand new networking company. Much to their surprise, they soon found themselves not only in and active, but stepping into role after role as trainers, support providers, leaders and pioneers within the company.

May/Jun 2005 Issue
More Than Skin Care
by John David Mann
When home party hostess Terri Wood decided to dip her toes in the water of

May/Jun 2005 Issue
Duplication Nation
by John David Mann
By Randy Gage, reviewed by John David Mann

May/Jun 2005 Issue
"Lies, Damn Lies and Statistics"
by John David Mann
How important are your words in your overall communication? (Hint: it's way more than seven percent.)

Mar/Apr 2005 Issue
Smart Network Marketers Finish Rich
by John David Mann
Known to millions of households in America as "that genial young feller on Oprah" with the common sense financial advice, David Bach has taken the world of personal financial management by storm and given new hope (and practical advice) to millions. His books, from Smart Women Finish Rich to the Automatic Millionaire, have been instant best-sellers. His latest, Start Late Finish Rich, includes a chapter on network marketing.

Mar/Apr 2005 Issue
Why I Love Network Marketing
by John David Mann
Robert Kiyosaki's Rich Dad Poor Dad books have sparked a revolution in financial common sense and had a huge impact on network marketers the world over. Adopting Kiyosaki's message as a core piece of our business philosophy, our emphasis has shifted from generating an income to knowing what to do with that income. This issue, our Editor in Chief chats with Robert about what's so great about network marketing.

Mar/Apr 2005 Issue
Creating a Family Legacy
by John David Mann
For 40 years, Jimmy Smith worked as a butcher in Philadelphia. After a back injury forced him into early retirement, he took up network marketing. Today he's earning over a million-dollar annual income-and he's brought all his kids and many of his 28 grandkids with him into the business, too!

Mar/Apr 2005 Issue
The Eighth Day of the Week
by John David Mann
Grab the future and make it real.

Jan/Feb 2005 Issue
The Art of Presentation
by John David Mann
Tom Hopkins, best-selling author of Selling for Dummies(r), is the indisputable king of sales; his Master the Art of Selling has sold over 1.4 million copies in ten languages and is considered the classic text on sales. In this interview Tom shares his passion about bringing to networkers what he feels is the single biggest missing piece in our profession: solid training on the art of presentation.

Jan/Feb 2005 Issue
Your Life Is a Series of Presentations
by John David Mann
Tony Jeary, aka Mr. Presentation(tm), has traveled the globe for two decades teaching others how to present with excellence. Zig Ziglar called his Inspire Any Audience

Jan/Feb 2005 Issue
The Art of Presentation
by John David Mann
Ask yourself the right questions.

Nov/Dec 2004 Issue
Butch and Hotch: Wanted, for Good Works
by John David Mann
In 1980, long-time friends Paul Newman and A.E. Hotchner launched a homespun business marketing Paul’s homemade salad dressing through a few local stores. A quarter-century later, the Newman’s Own natural-foods juggernaut has changed the face of American philanthropy. Newman’s partner “Hotch,” the noted Hemingway biographer, talks with Networking Times about their Newman’s Own adventures and about commitment and risk.

Nov/Dec 2004 Issue
On the Fertile Edge of Chaos
by John David Mann
Danah Zohar’s Spiritual Capital presents a vision of a capitalist society that transcends greed and materialism and offers a blueprint for free enterprise in a values-based business culture. She talks with Networking Times about “quantum thinking” in business and explains why living “on the edge of chaos” makes this a most creative time.

Nov/Dec 2004 Issue
Envisioning
by John David Mann
That tricky business of making it real.

Sep/Oct 2004 Issue
Network Marketing on the Dark Side of the Moon
by John David Mann
Author of the runaway business best-seller, The E-Myth Revisited, Michael Gerber has dedicated his career to helping small businesses develop the critical “turnkey” system elements to make their businesses work—and even duplicate. In this interview, Gerber talks about everything from why most network marketers needlessly emulate Neo in “The Matrix” to what network marketing could learn from AA and 12-step programs.

Sep/Oct 2004 Issue
The Magic of Structure
by John David Mann
Network marketer and international marketing consultant Rick Tonita has applied the work of Peter Senge and Robert Fritz on systems
theory and continuous learning to network marketing, resulting in a powerful formula that has clients with prospects on waiting lists.

Sep/Oct 2004 Issue
The Best Plan
by John David Mann
On the folly of selling your comp plan.

Jul/Aug 2004 Issue
Torch-Bearers of the Young and Successful
by John David Mann
Co-authors of Secrets of the Young and Successful Jennifer Kushell (whom US News & World Report called "the guru of her generation") and Scott Kaufman are also co-founders of the ground-breaking Young and Successful Media Corporation, which is rapidly establishing itself as the most influential PR/educational force for young entrepreneurs in the world. And they are bullish on network marketing.

Jul/Aug 2004 Issue
Fifteen-Year-Old CEO
by John David Mann
Cameron Johnson may not be 20 years old yet, but his experiences, business savvy and commonsense wisdom make him a business leader that 30-year-olds (and older) could well afford to listen to.

Jul/Aug 2004 Issue
Why Not?
by John David Mann
Lessons from my mom about staying young forever.

May/Jun 2004 Issue
The True Path to Financial Freedom
by John David Mann
In the world of sales and personal achievement, there is probably no name more well known than that of Brian Tracy, author of The Psychology of Achievement and the definitive Goals! This issue Brian talks with us about vision and goals, the illusions of \"get rich quick\" and how people can best pursue the goal of financial freedom.

May/Jun 2004 Issue
Would You Autograph Your Life?
by John David Mann
As a young woman just finishing her first year as a school teacher, Dianna Booher asked herself a hard question:

May/Jun 2004 Issue
Be Careful What You Goal For
by John David Mann
When you use your power, use it wisely.

May/Jun 2004 Issue
As A Man Thinketh
by John David Mann
by James Allen.

April 2004 Issue
Through the Eyes of a Coach
by John David Mann
Brian Biro is like a Pied Piper in reverse: one cannot help but follow him, but where he leads people is not away from but back to the discovery of themselves. Starting out as an extremely successful United States Swimming Coach, Brian then began coaching in the corporate world, engineering a dramatic turnaround at Lynden Air Freight, and has since coached dozens of organizations to greater levels of passion and performance. In this conversation, Brian talks about parenthood, why network marketers are unique, and what it means to coach.

April 2004 Issue
Happy Healthy Wealthy
by John David Mann
Jim Bunch began his career working with Anthony Robbins and Bob Proctor, then dove into Internet entrepreneurship, growing a “virtual home tour” company from start-up to market leader to successful NASDAQ IPO. He went on to found two successful technology companies and the coaching company Happy Healthy Wealthy Enterprises. Jim also worked closely with coaching pioneer Thomas Leonard, founder of CoachVille, CoachU and the International Coach Federation (ICF), in the months before the latter’s death, and is considered by some as Leonard’s heir apparent.

April 2004 Issue
The Bright Spot in People’s Lives
by John David Mann
Jean Holec was a stay-at-home Midwestern mom who spent most of her free time volunteering at her three kids’ school. When her eldest, Christopher, was suddenly diagnosed with Hodgkin’s Disease, everything changed.

Feb/Mar 2004 Issue
Smart Wife, Rich Wife
by John David Mann
Long before there was Rich Dad Poor Dad, there was a partnership bound for great things. Kim Kiyosaki has been side-by-side with her husband, Rich Dad author Robert, as his partner in business as in life, through both good times and bad. Today Kim tirelessly leads a campaign for women to break free of a societal mold of financial dependence and learn to invest in themselves.

Feb/Mar 2004 Issue
Know Thy Customer
by John David Mann
Martha Rogers, Ph.D., co-author of The One to One Future (widely regarded as the "bible of the customer strategy revolution"), has emerged over the past decade as one of the world's leading experts on customer-based business strategies.

Feb/Mar 2004 Issue
A Force For Good
by John David Mann
When Sandie Tillotson set out to create her own network marketing company, she knew she wanted to be a force for good in the world. Twenty years later, that company is a stunning success -- and so is her dream.

Feb/Mar 2004 Issue
Mary Nelson: Getting Better and Better
by John David Mann
Mary Nelson started a career in real estate so she could have more time with her young children. Her career was fabulously successful -- but she had less free time than ever!

Feb/Mar 2004 Issue
Dorothy Patterson: Good For the Soul
by John David Mann
When Dorothy and Pat Patterson found their finances in a shambles, she got down on her knees and prayed. More than three decades later, she reflects on the riches that have since blessed her life.

Feb/Mar 2004 Issue
Network Marketing at the Oscars
by John David Mann
Four films every network marketer ought to see.

January 2004 Issue
Your Life Equals What You Believe
by John David Mann
One of the world’s leading authorities on the power of thoughts over cir- cumstances, Randy Gage transformed from a down-and-out business failure to a multi-millionaire, philanthropist and one-man business phe- nomenon. The lessons learned along the way have inspired millions around the world.

January 2004 Issue
Serving People on the Margins
by John David Mann
The Seattle-based Pioneer Human Services has been hailed by everyone from Newsweek to the Wall Street Journal as “an inventive hybrid for the 21st century” and pioneer of a new type of entrepreneurial nonprofit.

January 2004 Issue
The Value Lies in Who You Become
by John David Mann
Margie Aliprandi was newly divorced and needed to provide for her three young children—a need that led to both a lifestyle and a mission beyond anything she could have imagined.

January 2004 Issue
The Sky's the Limit
by John David Mann
The vista of life’s possibilities, like the sky, are not as inaccessible as they look.

Nov/Dec 2003 Issue
The Spirit of Giving
by John David Mann
At an all-time low point in his life, Dr. Denis Waitley wrote and recorded an audio program called “The Psychology of Winning”…which became the best-selling spoken-word program of all time. In this interview, Denis talks about the value of remembering where you came from.

Nov/Dec 2003 Issue
Creating a Life of Significance
by John David Mann
Nido Qubein arrived in the US as a teenager with no money and no English. Today he is one of the nation’s most successful businessmen and philanthropists. In this interview, he speaks about what network marketers have to offer a world whose confidence in its business leaders has been shaken.

Nov/Dec 2003 Issue
Networkers in the Community
by John David Mann
Stephanie DuPre, PR manager for a major direct selling/network marketing company, shares her views on what makes network marketers march to such a philanthropic drumbeat.

Nov/Dec 2003 Issue
The Path of Positive
by John David Mann
His life seemed to reel from disaster to disaster, but Keith Doyle never doubted for a moment that he was destined for great things. Turns out, he was right all along.

Nov/Dec 2003 Issue
Education of an Entrepreneur
by John David Mann
Fresh out of college, Anthony Washington caught the entrepreneurial bug—and spent the next 15 years learning everything there is to know about network marketing.

Nov/Dec 2003 Issue
The Anonymous Gift
by John David Mann
When you give, what happens to the power?

October 2003 Issue
Watching Out For a 47-Million-Member Community
by John David Mann
A Conversation with Neil Offen, President of the Direct Selling Association (DSA)
Under Neil Offen’s tenure, the DSA has become a formidable lobbying and educational force for the direct selling profession— 80 percent of whom are network marketers.

October 2003 Issue
The Greatest Networkers on the Internet
by John David Mann
A Conversation with John Milton Fogg, founder of GreatestNetworkers.comUnity
Beginning as a discussion group focused on the best-selling book, this cadre of devoted TGN followers has flourished into a full-blown online community.

October 2003 Issue
Dave Stoltzfus: Networking Traditional Values
by John David Mann
David Stoltzfus never even saw a telephone till he was nearly 20 years old. Today, the Amish-born-and-raised Stoltzfus is a successful network marketer whose "Lighthouse Ministries" gives back to men less fortu- nate than himself.

October 2003 Issue
All For One and One For All...
by John David Mann
...or is it, "every man for himself!"?

September 2003 Issue
Lisa Grant: A Different "Family Business"
by John David Mann
After nearly two decades in her family business, Lisa Grant decided it was time for a change. Soon she was learning the difficult balancing act of raising a family and a network at the same time.

September 2003 Issue
People Do What People Do
by John David Mann
But if they would only read the manual.

August 2003 Issue
To Win the Rat Race Quit!
by John David Mann
With two advanced science degrees and an MBA from Harvard, Warren Nelson had headed up a large electronics firm—but something was missing. Today, he doesn’t just make a good living— he’s made a good life.

August 2003 Issue
It's Not What You Say
by John David Mann
The gift of not talking.

July 2003 Issue
Only a Child
by John David Mann
George Leger: Letting the Street Children of Guatemala Know They Matter.Ten years ago, George Leger’s life was radically changed by a newspaper story on the tragic life and death of a Guatemalan street child. He flew to Guatemala City, made friends with a group of homeless kids, and “Only a Child” was born.

July 2003 Issue
Loyalty Begets Royalty
by John David Mann
There’s something strange about loyalty….

June 2003 Issue
Building TheTeam
by John David Mann
Kevin’s father Ray was a super-successful networker—but son Kevin wanted to be his own man. After a brief career as a successful but harried corporate salesman, Kevin “discovered” networking—and mastered it on his own terms.

June 2003 Issue
Giving Up Your Right to Be Right.
by John David Mann
It's the only way you can serve a team.

May 2003 Issue
A Farmer’s Dream Lives On
by John David Mann
After two decades in network marketing, Vince and Mary Spader saw their networking business boom—and realized that it was finally providing them the financial leverage they needed to fuel a big dream.

May 2003 Issue
Can You Say the B Word?
by John David Mann
Watch what you say today: it’s where tomorrow comes from.

April 2003 Issue
No Fair!Or Is It?
by John David Mann
The physics of compensation: income = impact.

March 2003 Issue
Jesus, The Original Networker
by John David Mann
Doug Firebaugh and Ben Johnson were struck by how closely the seminal truths of networking echo the lives and teachings of Biblical leaders. Now, joined by Bill Pike and legendary media figure Ben Kinchlow, the four reach a huge audience.

March 2003 Issue
How to Be a Great Coach
by John David Mann
by John Milton Fogg

March 2003 Issue
Stop, Look, Listen
by John David Mann
This one leadership commandment sums up all the rest.

February 2003 Issue
You Are Not a Dinosaur
by John David Mann
A digital Coliseum is impressive—but it’s all about the characters.

January 2003 Issue
In the Amazon
by John David Mann
Kathy Coffey Finds the Feminine Principle After several years of networking, Kathy Coffey was broke and burnt out. She knew she could make it work—and she did, once she had found a way of working that honored her feminine voice.

January 2003 Issue
You Have to Reinvent Yourself
by John David Mann
Hannah Ineson rode a wild ride as her company soared from humble beginnings to momentum to massive growth. Then reality set in.

January 2003 Issue
Wemen
by John David Mann
Is there a difference in how men and women network?

December 2002 Issue
Creating World-Class Leaders
by John David Mann
Michael DiMuccio's first year in networking was nothing terribly exciting - until he compressed the learning of twelve months into a few weeks' "launch effort," and formulated his results into a strategy that he has repeated consistently for a decade since.

December 2002 Issue
Gossip:Ten Pathways to Eliminate It From Your Life and Transform Your Soul
by John David Mann
by Lori Palatnik and Bob Burg

December 2002 Issue
The Treacherous Dichotomy
by John David Mann
Are you in it to help yourself, or others? Is there a difference?

October 2002 Issue
The Power of Two: Nightingale-Conant
by John David Mann
Earl Nightingale and Lloyd Conant formed a partnership that pioneered one industry (personal growth and audio learning) and helped shape another (network marketing). More than that, the two men's story is an object lesson in servant leadership, the power of belief, and how very much larger two heads (and hearts) are than one.

October 2002 Issue
Dr. Vicky Arcadi: "The Doctor I Always Wanted to Be"
by John David Mann
Victoria Arcadi has pioneered a discipline and managed groundbreaking research on genetic defects. None of it would have come together, she says today, if it hadn't been for network marketing.

October 2002 Issue
Don't Let George Do It
by John David Mann
Leadership is at its most effective when it is "residual."

August 2002 Issue
Elizabeth Weber: You Just Have to Give
by John David Mann
Super-successful networker Elizabeth Weber wasn't satisfied giving money to foundations and never seeing the results-so she started her own (very hands-on) charity: The Weber Foundation of Helping Hands.

August 2002 Issue
Generations: Networking Families
by John David Mann
This issue a special "Profiles" section follows the sponsoring path through five successful networking families.

August 2002 Issue
What People Want
by John David Mann
It's not About the Money...or Is It?

June 2002 Issue
Bright Beams On the Highway
by John David Mann

June 2002 Issue
Leadership With Innovation: John and Susan Peterson
by John David Mann
In the 80's, John and Susan Peterson built a huge international organization. Now they've created an entirely new way of doing the business: an ingenious, multi-tiered system based on the Internet.

June 2002 Issue
Vision Times Two: Marion Culhane and Carolyn Anderson
by John David Mann
Their international peace organization was incredibly successful-but more a labor of love than an income source. Then the twin sisters discovered network marketing.

June 2002 Issue
Your Most Important Sale
by John David Mann
A sponsor's job description: to be the steward of other's dreams.

Networking Trainers Article
The One-Minute Networker
by John David Mann
How to build your Network Marketing business in just one minute. Okay: in a series of "just one minutes."

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