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Giving Information Marketing Credit Where It’s Due



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For some reason, many people who sell info products have a hard time giving OTHER people credit for ideas, concepts and products. It’s always nice when you can be the REAL GENIUS behind a concept. But it’s not always possible!

Instead, what you see a LOT of the time is people stealing other people’s ideas and claiming them as their own. I’ve given up counting how often someone has taken one of my ORIGINAL ideas and trying to pass it off as their own.

I used to get angry, now I’m flattered. Imitation being the highest form . . .

My Dad became a full time Historian when he retired from the Foreign Service. he always said he SHOULD have been a college professor. I agree. His line was: “The best teacher is the one who gives you the best and most comprehensive BIBLIOGRAPHY”.

His idea was that the person who locates the best written material on a given topic was to be applauded. In doing so they save you a boatload of time. And, you don’t have to sift through material which isn’t up to snuff.

This is even MORE true these days. Although we have the web at our disposal, there is a lot of CRAP out there. A LOT!

I would love to say that I always know the best way to do anything I do. I would be LYING if I said that. Instead, it gives me a great deal of pleasure to FIND others who can more quickly help me and you find the answers and locate what we need/want as quickly as possible.

For me, there is NO need to be the author, creator or producer of great material that can help me and other information marketers. It’s fine to just be the guy who locates the people, products and services that can help everyone who needs it.

Any great suggestions on products and services? Leave the comments here for all to see. Everyone will appreciate it.

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2 Responses to “Giving Information Marketing Credit Where It’s Due”

  1. Tim on February 2nd, 2011 2:36 pm

    Mr. Gleek, I like your way of thinking. This simplifies the process of coming up with ideas for me. You know I’ve always struggled with trying to come up something new. And that has prevented me from even trying to produce my own product. But you point out beautifully that I don’t have to invent a brand new idea or concept. I just need to separate the “gems” from all of the “crap” out there and bring something useful to the marketplace.

  2. Fred Gleeck on February 2nd, 2011 6:25 pm

    Tim, FYI the name is Gleeck with a C. No worries, everyone makes the same mistake!! Thanks VERY much for the comment and I’m glad it helped!

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