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Exposing a Sales Plagiarist

It's wrong to dupe unsuspecting clients into thinking you're an expert when you're not

flasherTruthfully, it's the last thing in the world I want to do. But when other so-called sales experts use their colleague's work as their own, it needs to be addressed. It's wrong to steal.

And, to me is even wronger (if that's a word) to dupe unsuspecting clients into thinking you're an expert when you're not. They don't deserve that.

Andrew Hunt of InboundSales.net is the most recent plagiarist -- and it's not his first time. My friend Kristin Zhivago recently found that once again he'd lifted whole sections of her book, Roadmap to Revenue.

She wrote all about it here: What to Do When Your Content is Ripped Off. If you want to see how blatantly he stole from her, here's her comparison on Google Docs. Then yesterday, I heard from another colleague that three more incidents have been found.

Clearly Andrew Hunt is a serial plagiarist. It's very sad that he's stooped that low. The truth needs to be known.

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Jill Konrath’s career is defined by her relentless search for fresh sales strategies that actually work in today’s business environment. She loves to work on tough sales challenges, big issues and unsolvable problems. Her first book, Selling to Big Companies, was hailed as an "instant classic." Fortune selected it as a "must read" and it's been an Amazon Top 25 sales book for 4+ years. Her newest book, SNAP Selling, was just released to rave reviews. She also writes a popular blog and publishes a leading newsletter. As an in-demand speaker an annual sales meetings and conferences, Jill helps sellers crack into new accounts, speed up sales cycles and win more business. Her clients include IBM, Microsoft, Hilton, Accenture, 3M and Staples. Her expertise is frequently published in top business media such as ABC News, Success, Inc., WSJ Start-Up Journal, Entrepreneur, New York Times, Business Journal, Selling Power and Sales & Marketing Management.

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