Monday, March 11, 2013

Is CEOSpace a scam? Still working on it.

Are Bernie Dohrmann to be trusted or are they a couple of scammers?

Let's take a look at a letter they send out out. My comments are in italics.

Dear Sir:

To all who have been frustrated raising capital, getting education, growing their business or finding collaboration rather than competition, I highly suggest you become a lifetime member of CEO Space. Here's the birds eye view:

CEO Space is the world's oldest and largest network for CEOs, Entrepreneurs and Visionary investors.

CEO Space is an entrepreneurial training and world class business networking organization, providing MBA-level training and development and an immersion experience of cooperation that results in income acceleration through exponential business growth.

CEO Space was founded by BJ Dohrmann, whose father was a mentor to Walt Disney, Napoleon Hill, Buckminster Fuller, Jack Kennedy, W. Edwards Demming, Earl Nightingale and many others.

Me too! I was a mentor to all of them plus Teddy Roosevelt, Albert Einstein, and Leonardo DaVinci. Honestly, how can anyone ever verify these specious claims when all the above are long dead? That is why their names are used here: dead men can't talk.

If this doesn't set off your alarms I don't know what will.

For the last thirty years, BJ has been known as "Coach of the Coaches" ...Anthony Robbins, Mark Victor Hansen, Jack Cannfield, Lisa Nichols, John Assaraf, Loral Langmier, T. Harv Ecker, John Gray, Bob Proctor, Robert Kiyosaki, Les Brown and just about any other big name you can think of, as well as head execs at companies like Starbucks, HSN, 3M, AT&T, ConocoPhillips, and many more. He is now counseling the United Nations and many foreign nations with regard to turning around the global economic crisis via Cooperative Capitalism.

If you didn't catch the problem with this paragraph, read the first part slowly. WTF is it supposed to mean? Is this schmuck trying to get you to infer that he has been a mentor to all these people? I have never heard of him.

About a third of the members are investors, including millionaires & billionaires.   In just 5 meetings in the last year, CEO Space has generated over $3 Billion Dollars in funding for its members, while all the banks and venture capital firms were sitting on their hands.

Yes, I'm terminally gullible and will believe that.

Investors love CEO Space for four main reasons, among many....
1) Anonymity & Ability to get to know the principles intimately.
2) More quality deal flow in one place than anywhere on earth.
3) The opportunity to mentor and be mentored, no matter what level of one's stature.
4) The member companies are in a place where they have a lifetime membership with no annual dues and can get on-going advisement from the top business minds in the world.

Being a lifetime member means you have ONGOING access to investors, mentors, C level advisers formerly with Fortune 50 companies, hyper networking and 5 annual forums where you will grow your business at the speed of light! This is about possibility, NOT about being told "NO". The experience of the forums is unlike anything you can imagine. If you really running into blockades and don't know where to turn, this is because you're not a member of CEO Space.

**** ******
***** Chapter President
CEO Space

There you have it.

Are Bernie Dohrmann, or however he is spelling his name this week, and his gopher Dave Phillipson scammers and scam artists? Or are they honest businessmen?

This is Dave Phillipson but he looks ten to fifteen years older in the flesh.

Dauntless Dave Phillipson, can we trust you?

The Suspicious History of CEOSpace, Bernie Dohrman, and Dave Phillipson

Here's another article on CEOSpace, its founder BJ Dohrmann, and Dave Phillipson.

Is this a scam or not?

So, while reading a blog entry  from an IBI graduate, I noticed something interesting in the comments. Someone calling themselves "Art Flores" claimed that BJ Dohrmann is "a two-time felon" and served "jail time in the 70's for the railcar scam and ... felony convictions for International Diamond Corporation".

A quick google search later, I was able to verify that BJ Dohrmann served felony time for fraud in 1976, and later went on to do the diamond scam. Art (the comment author) didn't give enough detail about the "railcar scam" to verify it, but given what I did find, I'm inclined to believe it's not made up.

Please note that Dohrmann appears to change the spelling of his first name on a regular basis to muddy his trail.

What are we to make of him and his gopher Dave Phillipson?

Monday, February 11, 2013

Are Dave Phillipson and CEOSpace Scammers?

Dave Phillipson

Don't know but I am still trying to sort through all the information.

Methinks you can bet your shiny corduroy britches that Dave Phillipson is avoiding me like he owes me money.

Dave Phillipson, CEOSpace

That's Dave Phillipson in the picture.

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Dell the Worst Company in the World


Never buy anything from Dell. Not a lap top. Not a desk top. They all come with faults and Dell refuses to fix them. I have now had two computers in a row go bad on me. When you call the company to get help they just connect you with some feller in Bombay or Calcutta who wastes hours of your time.

It's shamefull.

Fool me once, shame on me. Fool me twice, shame on you.

CEOSpace, Bernie Dohrman, & Dave Phillipson

CEOSPACE: What is this outfit?

Dave Phillipson of CEOSpace

Take extra precautions if you run into this man at CEOSpace or elsewhere. I am not suggesting that he is disreputable but he does behave bizarrely in public in my humble opinion and works for a gent who is a convicted felon at CEOSpace. The founder of this networking group has served time in prison according to public records and keeps changing his first name every year: Bernhard Dohrman, Bernie Dohrman, Bernard Dohrman, etc. However, it does appear that he has now paid his debt to society. Bless his soul.

You can read more about these characters here:

Rip-off Report on CEOSpace

See top left article.,675440

Pals with a convicted 'con man'

This is Dohrman's chief gopher Dave Phillipson. He looks about fifteen years older in person and acts like a used car salesman on a do or die mission to sell you a clunker so that he won't go homeless.

I won't say this all a scam but just be careful around these people.