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MRKTRS WKLY #9
  • The Thailand Takeover is fast approaching! The industries most exciting events are all happening in an action packed week next month. MRKTRS are cooking up something tasty – details below.
  • A look into the world of Level 10 Facebook Catfishing with this exquisitely presented investigatory piece – experience it here.
  • These simple daily habits can make all the difference to morning productivity – read them here.
  • Amazon’s Jeff Bezos reveals the key behind invention – watch it now.
  • Sean Parker, the founding president of Facebook, slams the phycological principles behind the very beast he helped unleash – read his comments here.
  • Have a family and need some tips for work-life balance? Read them here.
  • It’s Shisha o’clock in Lebanon, meanwhile Netflix’s Reed Hastings reveals the truth behind entrepreneurship in the quote of the week.

All of this and more in the MRKTRS newsletter 👇

THAILAND TAKEOVER:
ARE YOU READY?

Bangkok has lit the MRKTRS signal 🔦
MRKTRS will be taking Thailand by storm in December. Will you be joining us?

The schedule looks a little like this:

  • Dec 4th – Blockchain World Conference Bangkok – more info
  • Dec 5th – Shecommerce – more info
  • Dec 6-7th – Affiliate World
    Asia 2017 –
    ‘M’ marks the spot 😉 more info
  • Dec 8th – Facebook Mastery Live – more info
  • Dec 9th – STM Island – Run riot MRKTRS style. 🍾🍾 – more info
  • Dec 10-12th – Facebook Elite Retreat Phuket – more info

We’ve got some tasty things brewing, including plenty of unique giveaways, so keep your eyes peeled for the MRKTRS logo at AWA. Details coming soon.

NEXT-LEVEL CATFISHING:
THE FACEBOOK SEXTORTION PROCESS EXPLAINED

Catfishing reaches a new level 🤥

Nothing is real. Not when it comes to Béatrice Boistard.

She was gorgeous, she was mysterious and she had created an online audience of several hundred thousand followers. The thing is, she also stole the
identities of disabled or sick people to get it.

But she was just one fake account part of a much wider and complex network. One piece of the jigsaw puzzle. But for what purpose?

Jeff Yates of Radio-Canada investigated.

There are three levels of accounts:

  1. Feeder: The gateway. They don’t share sexy pics but share click-bait. And in their posts they tag fake profiles – the bait accounts.
  2. Baiter: Share links to fraudulent dating sites, videos to porno vids and to publish enticing photos and tag the deeper fake accounts – the hunters.
  3. Hunter: This is where the serious fraud happens. They create the perfect environment for sextortion to take
    place
    . Fake accounts lure in users via private messages with the intention to get them live on webcam. They entice the user to get naked, or even do the dirty on video, then voilàleverage.


The purpose: at the ‘bait’ level is a CPA marketing service aimed at converting visitors on fraudulent dating sites – claiming their credit card info. The real sextortion happens when the Hunter gets their prey. They threaten the user with video footage in exchange for a payday.

Who is behind this scam? Let’s call him “Mehdi.”

Read the full story in this beautifully portrayed online investigation. 👇

DAILY HABITS:
HOW DO YOU PERFECT A MORNING ROUTINE?

Maximum alertness 😳💦❄️
One very important skill as an entrepreneur is learning how to master our time and using it in the most efficient way that will help achieve results.The first step is to discover how to use those first hours of your morning because they will set the tone for your entire day.There are five essential things you would want to achieve in the morning:

  • Become Alert
  • Take care of your emotional state
  • Take care of your intellectual growth
  • Take care of your health
  • Work on your long-term goals

This article features 23 simple things you can do to create a perfect morning routine from how to rise early, exercising, staying hydrated to the dreaded cold shower.

Want to take your alertness training to the next level? Check out this incredible Vice documentary: Inside the Superhuman World of the Iceman. You’ll want to take cold showers after this.This dude has proven you can withstand illness with the power of your mind. Even when submerged in a tank of ice.He uses a series of different methods. Cold immersion. Breathing Techniques. Mental Focus. Impressive.

MUST WATCH:
JEFF BEZOS ON INVENTION

What is THE key to invention? Jeff Bezos – the world’s richest man – explains…

SEAN PARKER:
SLAMS FACEBOOK… FOR DOING EXACTLY WHAT HE INTENDED IT TO DO.

Facebook slaves looking for more than a dopamine hit from likes 💀

A revealing interview with Sean Parker, former founding president of Facebook, touches on how the social network purposely hooks users into a social-validation feedback loop (through likes/comments etc) and is worried over the affects it has having on people due to “exploiting a vulnerability in human psychology.”

Here’s a summary of the interview, with the original video also below. 👇

Meanwhile FB are heavily in the limelight for their idea of how to mitigate ‘revenge porn’ by asking potential targets to submit the very images/photos they are scared will resurface to the social network giant to ‘automatically’ ban from Messenger or Groups. However there is one issue…Someone
still needs to manually ‘approve’ said nakie pics.

PHOTO OF THE WEEK:
MAJED ATWI w/ SHISHA O’CLOCK

How to maximize productivity in Lebanon 😙 💨
  • Submit your best work/lifestyle photo or video in the MRKTRS Facebook Group👇

PARENTS ALERT:
THE SURVIVAL GUIDE

Start ’em early 👶
Not every online entrepreneur is a single, mid 20’s surfer dude/dudess banking hard every day on some tropical resort in Southeast Asia. This ones for the families out there that are struggling with the work-family dynamic.
It covers ways to:

  • Tips to structure your work day.
  • How to increase productivity with useful apps.
  • How and why you should separate noncognitive work versus deep work.

QUOTE OF THE WEEK:
REED HASTINGS

Hastings wanted to create “the Amazon.com of something” in 1997. He jumped out of a plane and although he struggled to find his proverbial bird for the first couple of years with his DVD rental service, it caught on and he evolved Netflix into the powerhouse it is today. 📀 ➡️ 📺

Some may think it was an act of stupidity. It may look uneconomic. But it’s those that take the risk like Hastings quickly and with confidence, that fly. 🦅