Malaysian churches to defy ban on
By CAROLYN HONG
MALAYSIA BUREAU CHIEF
KUALA LUMPUR - Churches in Malaysia said they will continue using "Allah" to refer to the Christian God, defying a decree by the Sultan of Selangor that only Muslims can use the word.
Two church bodies yesterday said in statements that "Allah" has been used by Christians for centuries, and that they regarded this as part of their constitutional right to the freedom of worship.
This comes after the Sikh community said the ban on "Allah" would be a restriction on its religious practices as the word has long been used in its scriptures.
Religion is a combustible topic in predominantly-Muslim Malaysia, and the minority non-Muslims have tended to avoid rocking the boat. But in recent years, they have become more vocal, turning long-suppressed issues into potential election fodder for the polls, to be held within six months.
The long-standing dispute over the use of "Allah" last exploded in 2010 when the High Court allowed the Catholic Church's publication, Herald, to use "Allah" to refer to the Christian God. Some Muslims were angry and two Muslim men firebombed a church.
It recently flared up again after Penang Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng urged the government to allow the import of Malay-language bibles using the word "Allah".
The Sultan of Selangor, who is head of religion in the state, subsequently issued a decree that the word was a holy one exclusive for Muslims, and banned its use by non-Muslims in Selangor.
The Christian Federation of Malaysia, which represents the mainstream Protestant churches and the Catholic Church, yesterday issued an indignant statement.
"Malaysian Christians have been using the word 'Allah' in our Bahasa Malaysia bibles and in our faith to signify the Almighty God, and we will continue to do so," said its chairman Ng Moon Hing.
The Council of Churches of Malaysia, representing Protestant churches, said many indigenous communities use "Allah" daily. "We shall continue this practice... and call on all parties to respect this fundamental right," it said.
The issue has turned political. The opposition Pakatan Rakyat, including Parti Islam SeMalaysia, agreed that "Allah" can be used by non-Muslims if it is not used to try to convert Muslims. The ruling Barisan Nasional has not come up with a clear position.
Asia, The Straits Times, Thursday, January 10 2013, Pg A12Edited by M the name 10 Jan `13, 5:22PM
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The economist who came in from the cold
Seeing the world as a mass of sputtering, erratic and ever-evolving systems can help one to survive even the most volatile of times, says complexity science pioneer W. Brian Arthur
Dr Arthur is a pioneer of complexity science, which looks at how interactions between elements impact the world as opposed to the conventional cause-and-effect approach. PHOTO: SAM CHIN FOR THE STRAITS TIMES
By CHEONG SUK WAI
YOU can often predict how big an idea is going to be, by how fiercely people resist it at first.
So it was with complexity science pioneer W. Brian Arthur's once-novel "theory of complexity" back in 1979.
Dr Arthur, 66, was at the Nanyang Technological University (NTU) last month to advise on its year-old complexity programme.
Complexity science is essentially a fresh way of thinking about, and coping with, life's most perplexing problems, such as tackling climate change, watching for spikes in financial markets, or strengthening one's immune system against ever-mutating germs.
It sees all the elements in any given system, be it a market, government or company, as individual actors and studies how all these actors might interact and affect the system as a whole.
Take everyday road traffic, said Dr Arthur. Traffic might be smooth-flowing at a given moment, but if just one driver slowed down suddenly, a jam would likely ensue. "Yet, if a Martian were to look at just that one individual, there'd be no way the Martian could see a traffic jam emerging," he said.
For too long, Dr Arthur noted, scientists had been like that Martian zeroing in on that one driver; they have focused studiously on only their subject "like they would a Swiss watch", taking it apart to its smallest elements.
As for most economists, he noted, they had always regarded the economy as a machine that hummed along in equilibrium, with all its parts connected properly and all the people in it behaving rationally.
But to him, even back in 1979, a system was neither a machine nor in a perfect state, because he believed that systems were organic and evolving all the time - adding new layers on top of old ones, with the new changing the functions of the old.
That insight surfaced when he was at the University of California at Berkeley in the 1970s, delving into developmental economics. He did field work in the fledgling economies of Nepal, India, Bangladesh, Kuwait and Syria. "It became clear to me," he said, "that these economies were not perfect machines, and had had to have come about somehow."
His theory, if accurate, meant that most complex systems, for example markets, were ever-evolving and did not always produce the best outcomes, and that few could predict what those outcomes would be.
This was the basis of complexity science, a still-young discipline that Dr Arthur said was really a way of thinking, rather than a set of tools to solve problems.
Such thinking enables people to become more adaptable and so more resilient, however volatile the changes in the global economy, the weather or their personal circumstances.
But where did Dr Arthur's theory leave economists, whose discipline was premised on predictability and utter order; or capitalists, who believed that markets produced only superior outcomes?
"I knew I'd be slammed or even murdered for it," Dr Arthur recalled wryly, adding that he held off publishing his theory for four years for fear of being ostracised by his peers.
Indeed, his European peers were "boggled" by it, while his American counterparts "bitterly resisted the idea that capitalism could produce anything inferior".
For years, he added, no American journal "would touch" his theory. But in 1983, Britain's prestigious The Economic Journal published it, having cautioned him that "we don't expect too many people to notice or cite it".
That article has since garnered almost 6,000 citations from the scientific community, a huge number in academic circles.
So how was it that he thought up something so contrarian?
It began with a trip to Hawaii in 1973, when the US state had just introduced traffic lights. "I began to think: What if Hawaii was run by libertarians led by Milton Friedman, and its drivers were free to choose on which side of the road to drive? If I came back in six months, what would I see? Well, a lot of wreckage!
"But also, if most cars were driving on the right, I would be a fool to drive into traffic. That meant that convention could emerge spontaneously."
Then he got to thinking: What if humankind could innovate such that new energy sources like wind power could make up for, say, a shortfall in coal? He called developments like innovation a "positive feedback mechanism" which could yield "increasing returns".
Take Microsoft, for example, he noted. It initially spent billions of dollars to develop the first Windows disk.
"The second Windows disk cost a fraction of a per cent of what it cost to make the first," he pointed out. "And as more and more people chose to use Windows, the system was out there more and more, which gave Microsoft a bigger cost advantage. So in information technology, the further a thing got, the further an advantage it had."
Today, Dr Arthur's idea of increasing returns has become the way for economies to grow in the Information Age.
"At any time, you're not looking to be perfect; you're looking to be well-positioned," he said, of how best to cope.
In a complex future, then, how should governments govern?
They should, he said, not think of themselves as power station controllers who "pushed buttons and pulled levers", but rather as park rangers who "put up boundaries here, encouraged activities there, made water available and habitats liveable".
Above all, he said, leaders today had to govern with "a fairly light touch" by enabling what "seemed inevitable" and occasionally steering people away from "boxed-in thinking".
He then stressed, for good measure: "It's not that you don't need governments or that you can't rely on markets. But you don't want governments to plan everything. It's about allowing for the natural unfolding of systems."
That said, he cautioned governments everywhere against pandering to what people thought mattered most. "In too many countries," he mused, "we're looking to make people comfortable, but not looking to make them highly adaptable and, more importantly, having an inner toughness.
"You'd find a lot of resilience in people who've been through extraordinary difficulties, such as Mr Lee Kuan Yew's generation, who had to deal with the Japanese, the British and so on."
Grasping complexity science can be frustrating at first, especially because it only hints at how one should approach problems, and so it offers no solutions.
During this interview, he allowed that, perhaps, he had been able to see systems differently, thanks to the several disciplines he had absorbed in his lifetime.
Calling himself "intensely curious", the Irish-born thinker trained first as an electrical engineer at Queen's University, Belfast, and then received master's degrees in mathematics and economics from the University of Michigan and University of California at Berkeley before securing his PhD in operations research, also at Berkeley.
His theory got a real leg-up at Stanford University in 1987, when his mentor, Nobel economics laureate Kenneth Arrow, got him to take part in a 10-day conference he was organising at the new Santa Fe Institute in New Mexico with 19 other thinkers to mull over the issue of how strong the foundation of economics was. That question was posed by Citibank's then chairman John Reed, after his bank lost billions in loans to Latin American countries.
After that gathering, Dr Arthur was chosen to lead the institute's first research project, on Mr Reed's query, which Citibank funded.
Dr Arthur recalled: "To me, it was like a Cinderella story. I had been shut out of economics to quite a degree for some years, and then suddenly, I was invited to the ball."
At the time, some of the physicists at the conference had just set up the institute to nurture complexity science.
Dr Arthur's earlier ideas squared well with those of the institute's founders, who were physicists. "Physicists embrace uncertainty because of their work," he said, "and they knew well how complicated systems were not predictable and could 'lock into' inferior outcomes."
The founding of the institute coincided with the wider availability of computers, which meant that the experts could now examine, say, interactions in a flock of geese as computers enabled them to write a program for each bird, and track their interactions easily.
In 1990, Dr Arthur published his "increasing returns" theory in The Scientific American magazine, which got American scientists, if not economists, abuzz.
It also garnered him the Schumpeter Prize in economics that year.
By then, he was teaching at Stanford, having become the university's youngest endowed chair in economics and population studies in 1983, at the age of 37.
After leaving Stanford in 1996, he held various other appointments and fellowships at the institute and in other institutions, including at the legendary US technology incubator Palo Alto Research Centre (better known as Parc). Former Xerox Corporation chief and Parc director John Seely Brown once said: "Hundreds of millions of dollars slosh around Silicon Valley every day, based on Brian's ideas."
Dr Arthur is now an external research don at the institute, as well as a visiting fellow at Parc's Intelligent Systems Lab.
What is his biggest wish for complexity science?
He said: "That it were not called complexity science, because people could see it as a cult! It's actually what everyone needs to build his inner toughness for the most difficult of times."
Dr W. Brian Arthur on:
The hardest thing for advanced economies to do today
You would think that it's getting people to adapt, but what is harder to do is to construct a society where people are adaptable, and not just adapting.
What was strange about the US presidential election
That neither Mr Barack Obama nor Mr Mitt Romney really asked anything of anybody. Mr Obama did say, 'We're going to ask rich people to pay more taxes' but he wasn't like John F.Kennedy, who said 'ask not what your country can do for you - ask what you can do for your country.'
What complexity science is - and is not
It tells us how heavily interconnected networks work, but it does not show people how to think - that's up to the education system or the informed public to do so. Complexity scientists are interested in understanding the world, not designing it.
How relevent complexity thinking is
There is a certain idea that you should only do science if it's relevant to public policy, so you should study complex systems only if it could improve the traffic system in Singapore. But if I want to work on malaria, it doesn't mean that I want to see more malaria in the world.
Why the quest for perfection or equilibrium is essentially flawed
The standard way of looking at the world is all in categories or boxes which, when put together, forms a system that we like to think is in some way optimal or perfect. But if it's not, we think that we can push it here and prod it back into some degree of perfection and we think such a system will last for some time and maybe change into another system that we can perfect very rapidly.
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How you should pick your numbers
1. If you play ORDINARY ENTRY :
Pick 3 odd and 3 even numbers
Or 2 odd and 4 even numbers
Or 4 odd and 2 even numbers
2. If you play SYSTEM ROLL:
Pick 2 odd and 3 even numbers
Or 3 odd and 2 even numbers
3. If you play SYSTEM ENTRY:
System 7 - Pick 3 odd 4 even numbers
System 8 - Pick 4 odd 4 even numbers
System 9 - Pick 4 odd 5 even numbers
System 10 - Pick 5 odd 5 even numbers
System 11 - Pick 5 odd 6 even numbers
System 12 - Pick 6 odd 6 even numbers
Tip : Whatever system you play, ie. ORDINARY, SYSTEM ROLL or SYSTEM ENTRY, do not pick all odd or all even numbers.Edited by M the name 12 Jan `13, 10:35PM
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FSW is delighted to introduce David Burton, mathematical genius and very successful astrologer from Australia. David and his Russian wife the lovely Elena, who is herself an expert in medieval astrology were in Kuala Lumpur recently to learn feng shui, and in the course of the week long Master Practitioners Program, impressed us all with the mathematical co-relations he picked up instantly from all the formulas used in feng shui. In this feature on the magic of numbers, David walks us through the vital significance of the auspicious numbers and how they are "hidden" beneath the numbers of the Lo Shu square and in the compass of directions- two vital tools of feng shui, in particular the supreme whole number- 9!
EVERYTHING IN FENG SHUI CAN BE EXPLAINED IN NUMBERS!!
WHY THE NUMBER 9 IS THE MOST SUPREME OF NUMBERS
The Master Number 9 is an important number signifying wholeness and completion exactly as Lillian has taught, and while attendtng the recent MPC in feng shui in Malaysia, I also discovered that all the angles and "degrees" of the compass, the flight of the "stars" in the Lo Shu chart with 5 in the centre that is the basis of all flying star charts expressed as numbers in the three by three grid...all added up to 9!
Not surprising as 9 is the highest digit before we go back to 1.
The Lo Shu square in Feng Shui has nine numbers placed in an arrangement with each number in each grid so that any three numbers in a straight line - whether
horizontally, vertically or diagonally add up to 15, which as Lillian explained is the number of days it takes the moon to reach fullness. It doesn't matter which way you
add the numbers they add to 15. The Lo Shu square is the magic square of three. It is also the square of the planet Saturn, so 3X3 = 9! Feng Shui definitely has a correlation to astrology, which 1 see as the basis of all systems, and this can be proven mathematically.
Note that when you add up all the number 1 to 9, i.e. 1+2+3+4+5+6+7+8+9 they add up to 45 degrees, representing each major direction on the compass, and here we see that once again 4+5 also adds up to 9.
The 9 hidden in the COMPASS and the Feng Shui formulas
The number 9 transcends the feng shui compass, and all the formulas of feng shui thus have the 9 hidden in each of the direction houses. Take the Eight Mansions formula for instance. According to this formula, there are eight directions major direction categories and these are 45 degrees each. Eight times forty-five equals three hundred and sixty degrees which is one circle or a complete cycle. Note that all the important 45 degree angles add up to nine. One eighth = 45 degrees, (4+5=9),one quarter = 90 degree (9+0=9),three eights = 135 degrees (1+3+5=9),one half = 180 degrees (1+8+0=9), five eights = 225 degrees (2+2+5=9),three quarters = 270 degrees (2+7+0=9), seven eights = 315 degrees (3+1+5=9) and the last comes back to 360 degrees (3+6+0=9). So all the important angles add up to 9! This suggests that 9 is the most important number in feng shui formulas that use the compass.
Connection to STOCK MARKET
The Chinese agricultural (HSIA or solar) calendar starts on the 4th February each year; the 4th February on the astrological calendar is 315 degree and this too adds up to the number nine. The astrological year start on the 21st March each year and if you add 45 degrees to the starting point of zero degrees Aries you end up with the following eight dates which are important turning points in the stock markets, commodities and currencies.
NOTE THESE DATES- they are turning points for the financial markets. We have underlined the dates that are coming soon.
The 6th May (45 degrees),22nd June (90 degrees), 8th August (135 degrees),22nd September (180 degrees), 7th November (225 degrees), 22nd December (270 degrees), 4th February (315 degrees) and back to the beginning again completing the circle or cycle.
FLIGHT OF THE STAR NUMBERS IN THE LO SHU SQUARE ... i.e. moving alternately down and up
The way the numbers fly in the Lo Shu square (i.e. the flight pattern) also transcends the number 9. Thus note that the number 5 moving down 135 degrees to 6 in the NW, then up 180 degrees to 7 in the West pattern, then down 45 degrees across to 8 the Northeast and so forth - the angle of flight of the numbers going from one to nine move in angles of 135, 135, 45, 180, 45, 135 and 135, and every angle of degrees adds up to 9. Even when these total angles in degrees are added together, they make a sum of 810, which again add up to 9. Not just that, but drop the zero from 810 and you have 81, which is the square of nine. This stands for the moon, and the moon of course is always related to the passage of time i.e. to the calendar! I am thus not surprised when Lillian tells us that the Lo Shu square holds many secrets, and that the square unlocks the change of energy over time.
There are other magic squares with one up to nine in the centre that relate to the other planets and numbers. This is also reflected in the number of squares per side; so the "square" is sequentially enlarged. The reason Feng Shui uses the magic square of three or which belongs to the planet Saturn, is that Saturn stands for real-estate or home and feng shui is about improving the home, so that it is in harmony with the cycles of a home's life.
The square of the numbers 1 and 6 is for the Sun, while the magic square of 6, 2 and 7 are for the moon; these two numbers are added together to make the magic square of 9 for the moon. 3 is for Saturn which is also the Lo Shu square, 4 is the magic square of Jupiter,5 is the magic square of Mars, 7 is the magic square of Venus and 8 is the magic square of Mercury. Lillian explained that these "magic squares" are also used in advanced feng shui.
The 12 animals and the Five Elements in Feng Shui
The earth rotates 15 degrees every hour and 24 hours x 15 = 360 or 1 day. The 24 Mountains relate to the 15 degree movement of the earth. Every year Jupiter moves 15 degrees and the is where the twelve animals comes from in Chinese astrology and Feng Shui. The elements run Earth, Metal, Water, Wood and Fire. These elements are 72 degrees apart. The 5 pointed star that is the symbol of the 5 elements is also the symbol of the Vitruvian Man. The pattern of the five pointed star starts at zero which has to start in the earth sign at 4th February and moves 144 degrees times five which equals a movement of 720 degrees to get back to zero.
David Burton has been a Financial Astrologer since 1983 and is the world's leading expert in the methods of W.D.Gann. David attended the Feng Shui workshop in Malaysia in October 2011. His websites are www.schoolofgann.com and corporateastrologers.com
FengShui World November/December 2011 Pg 56-58Edited by M the name 08 Jan `13, 1:24AM
PM asks blogger to remove 'defamatory post'
By GOH CHIN LIAN
PRIME Minister Lee Hsien Loong yesterday asked blogger Alex Au to remove an allegedly defamatory article and readers' comments that suggested he was corrupt and would hide wrongdoing in a town council matter.
The online article by Mr Au and the readers' posts following from it constituted "very grave libels" against Mr Lee and "impugn his character, credit and integrity", said his lawyer, Senior Counsel Davinder Singh.
In a legal letter to Mr Au yesterday, Mr Singh asked the blogger to remove the allegedly offending material immediately from his website and publish an apology within three days.
Mr Au's article "PAP mis-AIMed, faces blowback" on Dec 21, centred on a decision by People's Action Party (PAP)-run town councils to sell to and then lease back their IT systems from Action Information Management (Aim). The directors of Aim are former PAP MPs.
He had questioned this move by the PAP MPs, saying it raised issues of trust and integrity.
The article attracted posts from readers, several of which referred to corruption. Yesterday, Mr Singh cited 21 of them as being "highly defamatory allegations".
He said that the posts, when read with the article or on their own, were understood to mean that Mr Lee "is guilty of corruption" in the Aim case and "will abuse his powers to cover up the matter or prevent any investigation into his corruption".
Mr Lee's lawyer said that Mr Au, who decides which comments sent to his site are published, was responsible and liable for the offending posts as well.
Yesterday, Mr Au said he would remove the article and the posts. "I will accept that they are defamatory and will take them down as requested, and put up a letter of apology," he said.
But he added that the legal action should not "distract" from the sale of town council software to Aim. As of 10.30pm last night, he had not removed the material.
Mr Lee had suffered damage and incurred costs over the libel, said his lawyer. But just as in a recent case, Mr Lee was giving Mr Au a chance to apologise and remove the posts.
Mr Singh said: "He has decided that, just like he gave the editors of TR Emeritus the chance to apologise and remove their libel against him in February last year without claiming damages and costs, he will extend a similar opportunity to you."
Six months ago, Mr Au had to apologise for contempt of court over a blog post on plastic surgeon Woffles Wu's traffic fine.
Top of the news, The Straits Times, Saturday, January 5 2013 Pg A1
Got a Wild Idea?
The creative process involves more than thinking outside the box
Thinking Inside the box is something you should do after thinking outside the box.
VERY often, you hear people use the phrase "think outside the box" in reference to creative thinking.
That is, thinking that is not inhibited by existing paradigms, limitations or constraints.
Though "thinking outside the box" is important for the generation of new ideas, the creative process involves more than just idea generation.
For a successful creative process, you have to start by:
• Finding a topic to work on, to give direction to idea generation;
• Generating ideas;
• Selecting the good ones; and
• Turning the ideas into reality.
Taking this four-stage creativity process. and marrying it with the analogy of the "box", I will put a little spin on it and suggest that other than "thinking outside the box", you will need to "look for the box", "think inside the box" and "plan for the new box" to have a complete creative process.
1 Look for the box
"Looking for the box" is about looking out for opportunities to innovate.
The "box" here refers to the existing way of doing things, for example, the existing product, service or process.
Many people do not look for opportunities to make things better.
Without seeing those opportunities, you simply do not have a starting point for your creativity.
So, you must look for the box by being observant and deliberate to seek out those opportunities.
You see this quality very often in inventors and entrepreneurs; they search for unfulfilled needs in the market and create products or solutions to fulfil them.
Curiosity plays an important part in looking for the box.
A curious person will challenge the status quo and question if there is a better way to do things and, in the process, finds opportunities for innovation.
A degree of healthy dissatisfaction with the current state of things is also important to spur you on to look for the box.
This is not about idle grumbling. Healthy dissatisfaction comes from the belief that there is always a better solution and it leads to action.
When you have found the box, you may move to the next stage to think outside the box for creative ideas.
2 Think outside the box
The "box" here refers to existing paradigms and assumptions.
often, it is by breaking away from the existing paradigms and assumptions that we see new ways to do things.
Brainstorming, if done effectively, is an excellent way to think outside the box.
One obstacle that stands in the way of thinking outside the box is self-censorship.
People often do not bring up a "wild" idea because they are not sure how doable it is or if others will accept it. So they either hold back the idea or modify it into a more "acceptable" form.
However, it is the wildness of the idea that brings newness. To overcome self-censorship, you have to suspend your analysis and judgment and just go with the flow. Let the ideas flow regardless of whether they are doable.
When a sufficient number of ideas are generated, you may then go to the next stage to work on the "doability" of the ideas by "thinking inside the box".
3 Think inside the box
"Thinking inside the box" is about the process of making an idea doable within existing limitations.
The "box" here refers to the existing constraints, such as budget, time, resources and technology.
Very often, you find that your brilliant idea is blocked by constraints.
Thinking in the box is about thinking of ways to tweak or modify the new idea - without losing too much of its originality - into a doable one within the existing constraints.
Architects often do this when they design a building on a fixed plot of land.
A helpful thinking process is to first list out the constraints and then think of ways to eliminate or work around them.
You will not always be successful in finding a way to overcome the constraints but when you do find one, the payoff will be huge.
After you have found ways to make undoable ideas doable, you can move next to "plan for the new box".
4 Plan for the new box
This stage is about identifying the necessary steps to carry out the idea.
The "box" here refers to the complete solution that comes out of the new ideas.
Unless a complete solution is formed and carried out, ideas will just remain ideas and will not bring benefit anyone.
Planning for the new box may be mundane. It is not as exciting and fun as thinking outside the box.
But a good action plan makes all the difference between success and failure.
A good illustration of this is when engineers carefully plan and successfully execute the building of avant-garde structures.
What comes after the planning is the action. Commitment and follow through are all critical to the success of the creative process.
You should also start again to seek for the next box to work on.
Being creative is an ongoing journey.
Creativity at work
For creativity to bear fruit, the process must move beyond having great ideas.
These four broad stages of the creative process that I have discussed may serve as a simple guide for leaders and team members to exercise their creativity in the workplace.
Article by Dr Lum Phui Yuen of ThlnkingSphere, a company that works with its clients to develop creative leaders and teams. For more information. email [email protected] or visit www.thinkingsphere.com
CATS Recruit, The Straits Times, Friday December 28 2012, Pg C24Edited by M the name 13 Feb `13, 3:59PM
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2) Newspaper and Magazine :
• Cats Classified : http://www.cats.com.sg
• Press Release Writing : http://www.send2press.com
• Guaranteed Viral : http://www.guaranteedviral.com
3) Internet and Branding Marketing Agency:
• G+ Marketing Made Easy : http://www.essentialtrafficmethods.com/tgifts/gplusplr/GPlusMadeEasy-SpecialReport.pdf
• TPM Outdoor Production Pte Ltd : http://www.tpmoutdoor.com
• Dino Media Pte Ltd : http://dinomedia.org
• Graphic Masters & Advertising Pte Ltd : http://www.graphicmasters.com.sg
• Creativeans Pte Ltd : http://www.creativeans.com
• Blue Search Marketing : http://bluesearchmarketing.com
• Sam Stone's Internet Marketing : http://localsmallbuisness.758.im-for.com
• The Summit Group : http://www.summitslc.com
• All In One Profit : http://www.allinoneprofits.com
• Guestblogged : http://guestblogged.com
• Adsite Media : http://www.adsite-media.com
• Vistaprint : http://www.vistaprint.sg
• BannersBroker : http://bannersbroker.com
• Performics : http://www.performics.com
• Majon : http://www.majon.net
• Authority ROI : http://www.authorityroi.com/access/bonus/index2.php
• Pixel Media : http://www.pixelmedia-asia.com
• Innity : http://www.innity.com
4) Video Marketing :
• Genetix Greenscreen Studio : http://greenscreen.com.sg
• iSpeakVideo : http://ispeakvideo.com
• Commoncraft : http://www.commoncraft.com
• EasyVideoSuite :
• James Wedmore & Lewis Howes Video Traffic Academy :
4) Exclusive Licensing Rights : http://exclusivelicensingrights.com/TM
• Ebusiness Emarketing : http://cbtopsites.com/browse/ebusiness_emarketing-video_marketing
• You Tube Tsunami : http://mytraffictsunami.com/video
• VAN : http://joinvan.com
• James Wedmore Dot Com : http://www.jameswedmore.com
• Super Sales Video : http://supersalesvideo.com
• VideoGenesis :
• Tube Traffic Secret 2.0 : http://www.tubetrafficsecrets.com/video-1
• iMotion Video : http://mostamazingbonus.com/blog
5) Email Marketing :
• Cooler Email : http://www.cooleremail.com
• Ebusiness Emarketing : http://cbtopsites.com/browse/ebusiness_emarketing-email_marketing/1
• Email Profit BluePrint : http://emailprofitblueprint.com/welcome
• iWowWe : http://www.iwowwe.com
• Aweber : http://www.aweber.com
6) Website and Logo Design :
• Logocare : http://www.logocare.com
• Mycroburst get drenched in design : http://mycroburst.com
• Auto Mass Profits : http://www.coolhandle.com/lp/auto-mass-profits-hosting
• Webstergy : http://webstergy.com
• FreeWebsite.com : http://www.freewebsite.com
• Unbounce : http://unbounce.com
• StationGala : http://stationgala.com
• My Creative Site Designs : http://www.mycreativesitedesigns.com
• Artisan Creative : http://www.artisancreative.com.sg
• Projman : http://www.projman.com.sg
• Virgil Stanphill : http://www.setupmyproducts.com/training
7) Cyberstore :
• WMI Wholesale : http://www.wmiwholesale.com
• 1Shopping Cart : http://www.1shoppingcart.com
• Salehoo e-Commerce :
• Amazing Selling Machine :
• My Business Venture : http://www.mybusinessventure.com/landing3/50_Ways_To_Advertise.pdf
8) Webinar :
• eWebinars - Online webinar services : http://ewebinars.com
• InstantTeleseminar : http://instantteleseminar.com
• ClickFusion : http://clickfusion.com
• Evergreen Business System : http://evergreenbusinesssystem.com
• omNovia : http://www.omnovia.com
• Citrix Systems : http://www.citrixonline.com
• FreeConferenceCallHD.com : http://www.freeconferencecallhd.com
• DigitalWebinars : http://digitalwebinars.com
• Internet Maketing Webinar : http://sweetwebinar.com/replays
9) Internet Marketing :
• Google Places Optimization Guide : http://smemarketingideas.com/GoogleBusinessListing.pdf
• Small Business Facebook Marketing : http://smemarketingideas.com/FacebookMarketing.pdf
• Adtech : http://www.adtech.com
• GetAltitude : http://www.getaltitude.com
• Marketing With Nigel : http://marketingwithnigel.com
• Brad Delorme Internet Marketing Ebooks : http://braddelorme.com/download
• List Building Event : http://www.listbuildingevent.com/resources/pinny
• Cal Champlin : http://calchamplin.com/socialmediadownload.html
• Handoko Tantra : http://goblogmarketing.com/thanks-dunlut-giveaway.htm
• Daryl Austman : http://www.darylaustman.com/listbuilding/thank-you.html
• Dave's IM Club : http://davesimclub.com
• Jay Abraham : http://abraham.com/gifts/thankyou.html
• Real James Neal : http://realjamesneal.com
• Michelle & Bill Pescosolido : http://onlinewealthpartner.com
• Internet Marketing Solutions Ltd : http://safesoloads.biz/swap/download.htm
• Nate Leung :
• Affiliate Revolutions : http://affiliaterevolutions.org/the-200-a-day-video-training
• Tiji's Dynamic 200 Click Event IV : http://www.listbuildingevent.com/resources/tijitomas
• Mark Lucas Internet Marketing : http://ppmarketingcommissions.com/free/InternetMarketing/files/InternetMarketing.zip
• Marlon Sanders : http://marlonsanders.com
• Internet Marketing XL University : http://www.imxluniversity.com
• Twitter Basics for Internet Marketers : http://www.instantlistexplosion.com/squeeze/downloads/14hlkjge.pdf
• Niche Profit Classroom 4.0 :
• Marketing Genesis : http://marketinggenesis.com
• Listbootcamp : http://www.listbootcamp.com/ListGold.pdf
• Online Marketing Beginners Bootcamp :
10) Copywriters and Marketers :
• Copywriting For Starters : http://ebookstrategy.com/Copywriting-For-Starters.pdf
• GKLC : http://www.dankennedy.com
• Gary Bencivenga's Marketing Bullets :
• The Gary Halbert Letter :
• Brian Clark : http://www.copyblogger.com
• Seth Godin : http://sethgodin.typepad.com
• Jonathan Fields : http://www.jonathanfields.com
• Marie Forleo International :
• Direct Creative : http://www.directcreative.com
• iMarketing Atlas : http://imarketingatlas.com
• Modern Millionaires : http://secretstraining.com
• James Francis : http://coaching.jamesfrancis.com
• Mary & Oliver's GoldenVisionTraining.com : http://www.goldenvisiontraining.com/level2/double-your-income-online.pdf
• Reel Marketing Insider : http://www.reelmarketinginsider.com
• Mindvalley : http://www.mindvalley.com
• Mark Hoverson Sales Page : http://online-business-strategies.com/mhsales
• Cory Clemons : http://www.coryclemons.com
• Anthony Morrison : http://marketingwithanthony.com/profitcycle/cpv
11) Event Campaign :
• Trafficking Retail Movement : http://trafficking.sg
• Easy Tracker Pro : http://easytrackerpro.com
• All-Star Marketing System :
• Get 10 Million Visitor Impressions : http://10millionvisitors.com
• Mgid : http://www.mgid.com
• Budurl : http://budurl.com
• List Conversion : http://listconversions.com/webinar1.html
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