Spotlight: Want to Meet Some Amazing People?

Sat, Mar 8, 2008

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Have you ever met someone and after spending some time with them, you realized what an amazing person he/she is… so much that you felt lucky and honored to have known them?

Well, would you like to meet not one, but several of these amazing people in the Internet marketing arena today?

People who are not only successful Internet marketers, but also kind, super-good-hearted, and respectful human beings that we all wish to have more in our circle of friends.

And I feel blessed to have met more amazing people like this in the past ONE year of my life… than I did in the entire 20 years before that.

So are you ready to meet these superstars? πŸ™‚

[Drums roll…]

  • Mark Joyner

Mark is one of the people I highly respect – not because some folks see him as a famous “Guru” or not because I look forward to the opportunity to do a JV with him (Knowing me, I trust you that Mark, right? :))

I highly respect Mark because he is one of the rare people who is “multi-dimension“…

What does it mean?

I have this philosophy that most people – yes, even multi-millionaires and gurus – are 1D people (1 dimension)… meaning they just excel in one area of life.

For example you see them making millions, but they might be selfish and not care about helping others… or they have weak personalities and no visions in life.

Well, Mark is one of the rare exceptions who is not only a marketing genius, politics expert, time management master, but also a wonderful person with amazing visions… and a great heart.

He also is a very loyal friend. I don’t go into details here but there have been times when he was concerned and offering so much help, even though I knew he had a very busy life and business to run.

Mark, thanks for everything you taught me about marketing, politics, and life…

  • Khai

What can I say about Khai?

I’d say he is an amazing writer, so skilled and so dedicated to his work that I have yet to see among many writers I’ve seen.

But there is something I even admire more in Khai… and that is being the most super-loyal friend.

Honestly, Khai is one of the most loyal friends I’ve ever seen – and not just to me, but also I’ve seen how he is more than willing to help his other friends in tough times.

When they are in some kind of trouble, he goes to amazing length to help them – so much that few other people would “bother” to do. We sure are lucky to have a friend like him.

Khai, thank you for being such a wonderful friend. You helped me learn a lot about the big value of true friendship, something you always emphasize a lot.

Now I can say, I wouldn’t exchange a friend like you with a million-dollar JV partner. πŸ™‚

  • Yuenn

My best lady friend in Malaysia… and one of the kindest people I had the privilege to know in Malaysia.

Yuenn, thanks for being so hospitable to me during the first days of my arrival in Malaysia when I barely knew anybody.

When Khai first told me he was getting married and invited me to your wedding, I had no idea I was going to get to know such a wonderful friend.

After all, you know how it is good to have a wonderful female friend to have some lady talk and fun sometimes – not being with “business-talking” guys all the time! πŸ˜‰

  • Edmund Loh

First a serious JV partner, then a great “tour guide“, later a special friend, and then a life-saver. Who would guess so many changes? πŸ˜‰

I admire Edmund for being very dedicated when it comes to business. And I mean VERY dedicated (Isn’t that right, Edmund? πŸ˜‰ )

He is one of those people who you’d like to do a partnership with because you can 100% trust him on being responsible, committed, and punctual.

But there is much more to Edmund than being a fantastic entrepreneur…

Being a loyal friend is another side of him to admire. When I was very sick a couple of weeks ago and was alone in KL because all other friend had left the town for Chinese New Year holiday, he helped me in a way I’ll never forget…

Does the fact that he drove all the way from JB (another state in Malaysia 8 hours from here, where he lives) at midnight in the middle of Chinese New Year, show enough proof what a loyal friend he is?

Certainly there is more to Edmund Loh than being an “Internet Marketing Expert” or the “Prince of PLR”. πŸ˜‰

Edmund, I hope you achieve all your big goals this year – both the business goals and the others. Thanks for everything! (and you know what I mean by “everything”) πŸ™‚

  • Mike Morgan

He is known as the “Million Dollar Mike” because his sales copies has made $100+ million dollars for his clients.

Well, not only Mike is an amazing copywriting genius, but also he is a very humble and kind person you’ll be surprised to see in a person of his success.

Mike, thanks for your help to sharpen my copywriting skills this year. The results have been amazing. πŸ™‚

  • Eric Holmlund

The fact that you are here right now, there is a good chance you have found this blog through Eric’s popular article featuring the story of my adventures when starting my journey in Internet marketing. πŸ™‚

Eric, thank you for your brilliant article that is still inspiring thousands of people through it, and also helping the Internet marketing world see they really CAN succeed in this business – no matter what the circumstances.

  • James Brown

I first met James in Singapore where both of us were attending the World Internet Summit seminar.

After talking with him there and later with Skype many times, and hearing his great depth of knowledge about various fields, I am very happy to have gotten to know him.

James is not only a smart and successful Internet marketer, but also a martial arts master, and a very kind friend.

  • Case Stevens

A highly respected Internet marketing expert from the Netherlands, and also a wonderful, kind friend.

I first got to know him more than two years ago and have had the pleasure of staying in touch with him from time to time since then.

Case, looking forward to meeting you in person in a seminar one day soon. πŸ™‚

  • Dr. Mani

Do you think it is possible to be a heart surgeon, performing heart operations on a frequent basis… and start and run your successful Internet marketing career on a daily basis?

Well, Dr. Mani proves it IS possible.

Even though it’s impressing enough, but that’s not all about him. He even takes it to the next level by being active in helping children with heart problems in poor families in India and financing their operations through his charity campaign.

Yes, Dr. Mani is someone who not only excels in having a successful online business, being a remarkable heart surgeon… but also going out there and making a positive difference in our world.

Our hats off to you Dr. Mani! πŸ™‚

It was a pleasure meeting you in Singapore and hope to meet you again one day soon.
OK, you just met some Superstars in our Internet marketing world that I’ve gotten to know during last year.

I’d also like to mention some other wonderful people like Frank Bauer, Kevin Riley, Richard Tan, John Childers, and some others who are each not only a respected Internet marketing expert, but also amazing people who I’ve been honored to know.

What could be more privilege than meeting so many awesome people in only 12 months?

P.S. To each of my superstar friends above: “Thanks for being YOU!” πŸ™‚

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16 Comments For This Post

  1. Hesam Says:


    Thanks for introducing your special friends here. Nice to meet great people like them.

    You know, it’s amazing how you attract such great type of friends to you. Some may call it luck but I think we attract the type of friends we deserve.

    Good luck to you!


  2. Anna Carter Says:

    Ladan, I knew some of the people you introduced here, but just the “Internet marketer” side of them. Didn’t know the other great sides of their personality.

    Thanks for sharing it with us! πŸ™‚

  3. Victoria Rizor Says:

    Good to see how some famous, very successful experts online are kind, humble and wonderful people too. People like Mark Joyner, Dr. Mani, Edmund Loh, and so on.

    You are right Ladan, it is somehow rare to find all in one. So good to see it.

  4. Shila Says:

    I found your blog a long time ago through Eric’s article, and have been reading your posts since then. Yes, his article was really great and inspiring.

    Wish you best of success Ladan… more success, that is. πŸ™‚

  5. Iman Sedin Says:

    Wow, it’s surprising to hear some things about some people I already knew. Because we sometimes just see their business image, sales letters, and promotional emails, that’s all.

    Good to discover more about them.

    Like about Mark Joyner, yes, you’re right Ladan. I just knew him as a “guru”. πŸ˜‰

  6. Khai Says:

    😯 Cool! I’m right under Mark Joyner! 😯

  7. Edmund Loh Says:

    It’s least expected but thanks for giving me a special mention and share of the spotlight. πŸ™‚ You’re welcome Ladan! πŸ˜‰

  8. Case Says:

    Hello Ladan,

    Thank you for mentioning me amidst the distinguished company of so many famous marketers. It’s quite an honor!

    Your words are too kind, because I have to confess that you really made it easy for me. Kindness comes from two sides, otherwise it wouldn’t work.

    Wishing you all the best,
    Case :mrgreen:

  9. Mark Joyner Says:

    Hey Ladan, thanks for the very kind words – right back at ya! You’re an amazing person and your story deserves to be heard the world over.


  10. James Brown Says:

    Hi Ladan:

    Thanks for the kind words – it certainly was a real pleasure to meet you in Singapore and to continue our varied discussions on skype!

    Take care and I look forward to our next chat πŸ™‚


  11. yuenn Says:

    hey Ladan,

    Am i really that good????

    What makes me proud is, I’m right before Edund, Heehee!!!

  12. Ladan Lashkari Says:

    Hesam, Anna, Victoria, Shila, and Iman…

    Thanks for your comments. πŸ™‚

    Yes, I agree with you that we sometimes only know the business side of some IM experts… while they also have great deep personalities on other sides.

    It’s always a pleasure to discover more people who are not only dedicated, successful entrepreneurs, but also amazing good-hearted individuals too.

    Best wishes!


  13. Ladan Lashkari Says:


    Yes, that’s because you’re such a good friend. πŸ™‚


    Yes, maybe it was least expected… but well deserved! πŸ™‚


    Thanks for dropping by. Very good to see you here. πŸ™‚

    You’re most welcome, and the honor is mine.

    Sending warm greetings and best wishes your way!

    Hey Mark,

    Thank you very much for your kind words. It’s been a pleasure knowing you, and good to see you here too. πŸ™‚


    Thank you very much. Great to see you here.

    I’m looking forward to our next chat too, and meeting you again sometime in the future – maybe in another seminar, or maybe Japan itself. πŸ™‚


    Sure you are!

    You may not appear on the “top Internet marketers” list yet (which you may sometimes soon because you’re starting your online marketing too), but on the “best friends” list, you sure have a top place. πŸ™‚

    Take care,


  14. OJO, samuel Says:

    What a wonderful person you are for making friends with some of the gurus of the Internet. I hope and pray that I would be able to meet some of these guru sometime in the future.

    You are blesed.

  15. Michael D. Walker Says:

    Hi Ladan,

    I really like this post and how your
    comments add another dimension to each of the
    people because of your experience of them.

    BTW, sent you a note via Facebook…fun to see you on there as well.

    Warmest regards,


  16. 1minutefilmreview Says:

    Wow! Many familiar Malaysian faces here. Enjoy your stay here! Hope we can meet and become friends one day!

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