If you listen to talk radio like I do (ok, it’s only sports talk radio, but it’s still talk radio, right?), you might have heard the latest money making scheme of Tony Robbins, the guy with the big smile and the booming voice that sounds like it has a built in synthesizer. Robbins, the self-proclaimed, self-help guru who claims he can fix anything that ails you, has a new innovation that he claims will help any business double sales in 2013. He says he developed this new program with the help of his friend Chet Holmes. He actually uses the voice of Mr. Holmes in his radio ads.
I guess the fact that Chet Holmes died after a valiant battle against leukemia in August, 2012, doesn’t matter to Robbins. Why should it? Money is on the line here. The new Robbins ad uses the voice of Holmes in the ads. I have a hard time dealing with this. Go make your millions Tony, but let the dead lie.
Here is the obit for Holmes, which was printed in the Los Angeles Times on August 16, 2012:
Holmes, Chet February 13, 1957 - August 12, 2012 Survived by children Amanda and Jordan, and wife Vickey, Chet passed after 17 months battling leukemia. Born in Manhattan to modest means, he grew up to build an impressive career in sales and business. He was loved by scores of friends and family. Memorial Service at St. Monica's Catholic Church in Santa Monica 8/16 at 1:30pm.
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