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Mark Stevens


Mark Stevens is a marketing expert, bestselling author, CEO and business consultant who works with a wide range of companies from fresh startups to the Fortune 500. Mark's ABC Radio Show "The Business Warrior" is the No. 1 entrepreneur-based talk show program in New York. Click here to download one of Mark's recent radio episodes. In addition to ABC Radio, Mark is also a commentator for FOX News, CNN and the New York Times.

Mark's company, MSCO, is a global marketing and management firm that counsels business owners and executives to analyze their company's current efforts, and reveals how to develop an ROI-based action plan to realize business goals. The extreme methodology expressed in Mark's bestseller, "Your Marketing Sucks," will help you connect your marketing dollars to smart growth strategies.

His blog, "Unconventional Thinking" is in the top one percent of all published blogs (out of 95 million blogs) and was recently named in the Top 5 of all marketing blogs by

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Books by Mark Stevens:

  • Rich Is a Religion (October 2008)
  • God Is a Salesman: Learn From the Master
  • Your Management Sucks
  • Your Marketing Sucks
  • Extreme Management: What They Teach At Harvard's Advanced Management Program
  • King Icahn: The Biography of A Renegade Capitalist
  • The Big Eight: An Inside View of America's Most Powerful Accounting Firms
  • The Big Six
  • The Accounting Wars
  • KPMG Peat Marwick 1991-92: Business Adviser for Growing Companies
  • How To Run Your Own Business Successfully
  • Sudden Death: The Rise & Fall Of E.F. Hutton
  • Land Rush: The Secret World Of Real Estate Super Brokers And Developers
  • Power Of Attorney: The Rise Of The Giant Law Firms
  • The Macmillan Small Business Handbook
  • Like No Other Store in The World: The Inside Story of Bloomingdales
  • 36 Small Business Mistakes And How To Avoid Them
  • Model
  • Profit Secrets for Small Businesses
  • 10 - Minute Entrepreneurs
  • How To Borrow A Million Dollars
  • Leveraged Finance: How To Raise and Invest Cash
    The Insiders: The Truth Behind The Scandal Rocking Wall Street
  • How to Pyramid Small Business Ventures
  • The Inside Story of Bloomingdale's

Books by Mark Stevens have been published in USA, UK, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, China, Germany, Spain, Japan, Russia and Brazil.

20 Recent Stories

Why Business Owners Should Never Be Happy

Why Business Owners Should Never Be Happy

Every successful company is a work in progress, so your pursuit of better performance needs to be relentless.
March 8, 2011 in Leadership
How to Recession-Proof Your Sales Pitch

How to Recession-Proof Your Sales Pitch

Four tips to boost sales, especially in a tough economy.
January 25, 2011 in Marketing
How to Push Prospects 'Off the Fence'

How to Push Prospects 'Off the Fence'

Once you know your clients' fear factors, you can find ways around them.
November 4, 2010 in Closing the Sale
Salesmanship Lessons From Donald Trump

Salesmanship Lessons From Donald Trump

Practice the art of the thrill--dress to impress and go big or go home.
June 17, 2010 in Sales Techniques
Great Salesmanship Is a Way of Life

Great Salesmanship Is a Way of Life

Make sales a seamless extension of every aspect of your life, and you'll see opportunities everywhere.
May 17, 2010 in Sales Techniques
How to Close More Sales

How to Close More Sales

When you move from 'vacuum salesman' to trusted advisor you seal more deals.
March 31, 2010 in Closing the Sale

3 Weapons for the True Salesperson

No more hoping--true salespeople won't accept anything less than 'yes.'
February 4, 2010 in Closing the Sale

Avoid Stupid Sales Gimmicks

There's no need for tricks when you're driven by the timeless tools of the trade.
November 23, 2009 in Customer Service

Are You Wasting Time Waiting for Miracles?

A full pipeline won't fall into your lap--you have to make it happen.
October 28, 2009 in Finding Prospects

Celebrate Your Customers

Instead of saying 'thank you,' show customers some real appreciation by giving them your time.
September 30, 2009 in Customer Service

3 Deal-Killing Mistakes

Avoid these common blunders--or face suffering sales.
August 25, 2009 in Sales Techniques

Harness the Power of Surprise

Don't ask your prospects what they want--tell them what they need.
July 9, 2009 in Closing the Sale

Recruit a Virtual Sales Force With Your Blog

Put the internet to work for you and drive sales by connecting with your customers online.
May 18, 2009 in Finding Prospects

Make the Sale of the Century

If you can solve clients' problems instead of selling them products, you'll become part of the team--and get rich in the process.
April 1, 2009 in Make the Sale

In Sales, Give 'Em the Unexpected

Prospects are always waiting to crush your sales pitch--so don't give them one.
March 5, 2009 in Sales

Sales Lessons From a Fly Fishing Master

I received some of my most valuable sales seminars from my father--while wearing hip waders. His mantra: Be yourself. Even if you smell like fish.
January 15, 2009 in Customer Service

When the Selling Gets Tough, the Tough Get Smart

Even in a down economy, people are still buying--you just have to find them.
December 3, 2008 in Sales Techniques

Sales and Marketing: Separated at Birth?

Whether you believe it or not, one is nothing without the other, and here are four steps to merge them.
November 4, 2008 in Marketing

Forget the Sale--Go for 'the Kill'

Create the scenario that can help you establish invaluable business relationships.
September 22, 2008 in Closing the Sale

Learn to Break the Sales Mold

A great lie reveals 3 even greater truths about selling.
August 22, 2008 in Sales Techniques