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How to Make Millions by Marketing Yourself as a "Douche Bag"
« on: March 18, 2015, 10:25:20 AM »
WOW.

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2015-03-18/penny-stock-guru-tim-sykes-embraces-role-of-rich-douche-bag-

$4million from his current business -- as a penny stock advisor . . . holy shit. Fascinating stuff, really.

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Title made me think it was gonna be the beer in hell guy.

I thought it was going to be Jersey Shore cast members.

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Title made me think it was gonna be the beer in hell guy.

Great minds think alike. 

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Re: How to Make Millions by Marketing Yourself as a "Douche Bag"
« Reply #4 on: March 18, 2015, 12:32:04 PM »
Very informative.  Alas I am too risk averse to partake in this methodology.

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Title made me think it was gonna be the beer in hell guy.

Great minds think alike.
Tsk... Tucker Max markets himself as an ASSHOLE, not a douchebag. There is a difference, supposedly.

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Title made me think it was gonna be the beer in hell guy.

Great minds think alike.
Tsk... Tucker Max markets himself as an ASSHOLE, not a douchebag. There is a difference, supposedly.

Hmm.. Clearly his marketing has not been sufficient then.
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Re: How to Make Millions by Marketing Yourself as a "Douche Bag"
« Reply #7 on: March 18, 2015, 02:13:50 PM »
I thought this would be a tell-all book about Simon Cowell.

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Re: How to Make Millions by Marketing Yourself as a "Douche Bag"
« Reply #8 on: March 18, 2015, 02:59:03 PM »
I thought this would be a tell-all book about Simon Cowell.

oo that's a little harsh. He just says what we're all thinking about those talentless "performers" who dare to go on Idol/X Factor/Voice/Pop Star/[insert wannabe celebrity show here].

If I had to listen to 1000's of pitchy, tone deaf, ugly contestants I would let off a few nasty remarks too!

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Re: How to Make Millions by Marketing Yourself as a "Douche Bag"
« Reply #9 on: March 19, 2015, 09:20:44 AM »
I thought this would be a tell-all book about Simon Cowell.

oo that's a little harsh. He just says what we're all thinking about those talentless "performers" who dare to go on Idol/X Factor/Voice/Pop Star/[insert wannabe celebrity show here].

If I had to listen to 1000's of pitchy, tone deaf, ugly contestants I would let off a few nasty remarks too!
You're blaming his work environment - which he deliberately chose and clearly enjoys - for his inability to act like a human being toward other human beings? Fuck that guy, seriously. If I were king for a day, his new job would be Soylent Green. ;)

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Re: How to Make Millions by Marketing Yourself as a "Douche Bag"
« Reply #11 on: March 19, 2015, 03:30:00 PM »
I've known about this guy for years. D-bag is an accurate description. Don't expect to ever make money like he does unless you are using the same brokers he uses. Which is pretty tough, because the brokers he uses want you to buy/sell tens of thousands of shares or more a month. Most brokers don't have the shares available to short these penny stocks. And even then, at this point I wouldn't put it past Tim to front-run all his subscribers' trades and use them to make money. He's the biggest of sleazebags no matter how good of a trader he really is.

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Re: How to Make Millions by Marketing Yourself as a "Douche Bag"
« Reply #12 on: March 19, 2015, 03:36:57 PM »
Title made me think it was gonna be the beer in hell guy.

Great minds think alike.

Ditto.  Hysterical book though.  I'm a former very fearful flyer and that book got me through a 2 hour delay on the tarmac without losing my mind.

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Re: How to Make Millions by Marketing Yourself as a "Douche Bag"
« Reply #13 on: March 20, 2015, 12:44:19 PM »
His book is fucking hilarious. Let's be real here. Nobody cares if it's fact or fiction or what percentage of each, it's hilarious. So's the second.

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Re: How to Make Millions by Marketing Yourself as a "Douche Bag"
« Reply #14 on: March 21, 2015, 04:32:06 PM »
He is a Jordan Belfort wannabe. 

My favorite Belfort quote, "Smart people don't buy penny-stocks."  Well duh...  Yet even after watching Wolf of Wall Street people still flock to people like Belfort and Sykes, because they want to 'be' like them... without realizing the only reason these guys are rich is because of the morons they feed off of.

This is the game every penny stock trader, ponzi scheme, pyramid scheme, etc. feeds off of.  "Look this guy got rich doing this.  I'm going to do it too."  :facepalm: 

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Re: How to Make Millions by Marketing Yourself as a "Douche Bag"
« Reply #15 on: March 22, 2015, 11:19:42 AM »
Need I say more......http://www.genesimmons.com/