Jim Estill – Author Spotlight

Jim EstillThis weeks Author Spotlight is on Jim Estill. Jim was chosen today for 2 reasons:

1) Any time I read about someone starting a business from the trunk of their car and growing it to include a staff of 300 employees, it always piques my interest

2) And this article: How To Write An Article In 20 Minutes

In almost every teleconference we do, Chris talks about how to crank out a massive amount of articles in a short time. People always seem to be amazed that it is really possible. Jim’s article here is more proof that it is possible to create quality content in quantity.

Lastly take note of the Resource Box in Jim’s articles….short, concise and most importantly one URL that is an actual URL and not an anchor text link. This is another point we like to drive home because while yes, a keyword anchor text link may give you some additional search engine love….if a publisher misses to link it up because it doesn’t look like a URL when they are loading the article you’ll be All Out of Love (yes, an Air Supply reference).

Small Business Owners: I would recommend this article of Jim’s, good advice on competing against your larger competitors: Gorilla vs Guerilla – How Smaller Businesses Can Win



Wow Wally, great choice today!

I was reading his most recent article:

And then surfed his personal site to realize that he’s the CEO of Synnex… a company that we used to buy PC hardware from years ago… and he’s on the board of RIM… you know, the guys who make the BLACKBERRY mobile phones.

I just subscribed to Jim’s RSS feed for his time leadership blog as I’ve got this gut feeling his writing is so rare because of his ‘very transparent’ writing style that I might actually learn something from him on how to manage my time better. :-)‚  …I also noticed he is a fellow triathlete.. cool.

Comment provided October 5, 2006 at 7:48 AM


Carl Chesal writes:

I worked with jim Estill and his Emj/Synnex team while I was at Sun Microsystems of Canada. Jim is a perosn of few but always thoughtful words. Sharing his thoughts and observations though BLOGS and eZines is a in keeping with his giving nature.

thanks Jim


Comment provided October 7, 2006 at 12:46 PM


Jim Estill writes:

Thanks for the kind blog entry and comments.

Comment provided October 10, 2006 at 10:42 AM


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