Bo Bennett
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Bo Bennett

For updates on Bo's latest projects, visit BoBennett.com.

Business.

Robert "Bo" Bennett started "Adgrafix", a graphic design firm, right after graduating Bryant University in 1994, with a bachelor's degree in marketing. In 1995, he sold the graphic design business but kept the name "Adgrafix" that he used for his new web hosting company. As a self-taught programmer, Bo created one of the first (perhaps the first) web-based affiliate systems and web-based web hosting interfaces. He built Adgrafix to a 5 million dollar a year business, then sold it to Allegiance Telecom in 2001.
A day after he sold Adgrafix, Bo started Archieboy Holdings, LLC as a holding company for many different web properties, some of which have become their own entities, and sold to new owners, and others which he is still running today. One of the past sales includes Boston Datacenters--the distressed datacenter in Charlestown, MA purchased by Bo from former HarvardNet founder. He took the company from losing tens of thousands of dollars per month to profitability in less than a year. In two years time, he sold the property to Hosted Solutions. Today, the property is currently owned by Windstream, and it remains one of the premier datacenters in New England.

Bo is currently the founder and CEO of eBookIt.com, a company that formats and distributes eBooks, print on demand, and digital audio books, as well as president of Archieboy Holdings.

Success / Motivation.

By age 10, Robert "Bo" Bennett started listening to and reading personal development tapes and books. Over the years, he has developed a science-based approach to success that differs quite a bit from the over-hyped success guru's approaches commonly seen today. Before beginning his lifelong quest to shape the lives of others, he had to prove to himself that his theories, beliefs, and convictions worked.
At age 10, Bo started in business by creating and selling wooden key racks in his father's workshop. Since then, he has started several companies and sold them anywhere from $1 to $20,000,000.00.
After selling his first company of significant value, Bo began writing Year To Success, the most comprehensive book ever written on success, based on his experiences, thoughts, and timeless success principles. Year to Success is a book Donald Trump calls, "an inspiration to every person who reads it."

Psychology.

Bo's interest in psychology began as an undergraduate studying marketing, specifically, consumer behavior. After many years immersed in the business world, Bo returned to school and received his master's degree in general psychology and PhD in social psychology, focusing on social, cognitive, and positive psychology. Bo's dissertation is in the area of social intelligence and online education, and can be found online at proquest.com.

Science, Critical Thinking, and Secularism.

Bo's personal motto is "Expose an irrational belief, keep a person rational for a day. Expose irrational thinking, keep a person rational for a lifetime." Much of his charitable work is in the area of education--not teaching people what to think, but how to think. His projects include his book, The Concept: A Critical and Honest Look at God and Religion, and Logically Fallacious, the most comprehensive collection of logical fallacies. His secular (humanistic) philosophy is detailed at PositiveHumanism.com.

Academia / Education.

Bo's pro bono work focuses on education. He developed and taught a public speaking and debate course for Student Athletes Rising, a non-profit youth development organization offering guidance and training for America's youth, ages 7-19, preparing them for enriching college experiences and productive lives as future leaders of their communities. As a PhD student, Bo spent time as a graduate assistant for Walden University, tutoring masters and other PhD students in research methodology. Bo has developed several online courses and the learning platform on which they run--as well as teaches those courses. These courses can be found in the "online courses" link on the main menu.
Bo is an active member of the American Association for the Advancement of Science and American Psychological Association.

Toastmasters.

Bo joined Toastmasters in 2003, after a painfully embarrassing speech given to a room full of his contractors. Desperate to improve his speaking skills is the least time possible, he devoted full-time to being a Toastmaster, and completed all 40 speeches in a record six months. He served the required leadership roles to achieve his Distinguished Toastmaster Award (DTM) in record time of just over one year.
In 2004, Bo created the FreeToastHost website hosting platform for all Toastmasters clubs. Today, FreeToastHost hosts over 10,000 clubs around the world.
In 2008, Bo started the Toastmasters Podcast, which began as a district podcast, then in 2010 transferred ownership to Toastmasters International, to become the organization's first official podcast. Today, Bo continues to co-produce and host the podcast that serves as the voice to over a quarter of a million members worldwide.

Personal Life.

Bo was born in Connecticut where he lived until he was 21. He attended Bryant University where he paid his own way through by running a promotional business while also serving as a Resident Assistant.
At age 13, Bo started studying the martial arts. By Age 18, he earned his first degree black belt in Shaolin Kempo Karate. Since his first black belt, he has also earned a second degree black belt in Tae-Kwon-Do and continues to study several different styles. He is also passionate health and fitness.
Right after graduating with a Bachelor's degree in Marketing, Bo moved to Boulder, Colorado where after just five months, realized the "Rocky Mountain High" wasn't for him. Missing his family, he moved back to Connecticut.

In 1994, Bo met his wife-to-be, Kim, at the bar "Archie Moore's," which is where they got the name for their first dog, Archie, which is where he got the name for his business. Bo and Kim moved to Boston, Massachusetts shortly after they met, got married, and been living in the Boston area happily ever since, with their dog, and two children.

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Best Sellers

    • Logically Fallacious

    • The Ultimate Collection of Over 300 Logical Fallacies (Academic Edition)
    • By: Bo Bennett
    • Narrated by: Bo Bennett
    • Length: 11 hrs and 10 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
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      4 out of 5 stars 122

    This book is a crash course in effective reasoning, meant to catapult you into a world where you start to see things how they really are, not how you think they are....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Logic in bite-sized pieces

    • By James on 01-27-15
    • The Ultimate Collection of Over 300 Logical Fallacies (Academic Edition)
    • By: Bo Bennett
    • Narrated by: Bo Bennett
    • Length: 11 hrs and 10 mins
    • Release date: 01-11-14
    • 4 out of 5 stars 133 ratings

    Regular price: $19.95

    • How to Publish a Book

    • The 10-Minute Guide to Self-Publishing
    • By: Bo Bennett PhD
    • Narrated by: Bo Bennett
    • Length: 19 mins
    • Unabridged
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    This short guide will not go into details about finding a literary agent or publisher willing to pay you up front for the rights to your book, but it will provide you with step-by-step instructions on how to self-publish a book....

    Regular price: $3.95

    • Some Really Personal, Yet Entertaining Stories from My Life That You Will Enjoy and May Even Find Inspiring

    • By: Bo Bennett, PhD
    • Narrated by: Bo Bennett, PhD
    • Length: 2 hrs and 41 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
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    While my stories may be unique, listeners will be able to relate to the broader themes are part of a normal childhood....

    Regular price: $6.95

    • Year to Success

    • The Complete Course on Success
    • By: Bo Bennett
    • Narrated by: Bo Bennett
    • Length: 21 hrs and 21 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 6
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 7

    Year to Success is a full-year course in success, designed to be a practical guide to achieving your definition of success....

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Would be better as a book than an audio

    • By Michael on 09-12-14

    Regular price: $20.99

    • The Journey

    • By: Bo Bennett
    • Narrated by: Derek Perkins
    • Length: 9 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
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    This is a short story about a young man who wants to be a wizard....

    Regular price: $3.95

    • Reason: Book I: A Critical Thinking-, Reason-, and Science-Based Approach to Issues That Matter

    • By: Bo Bennett PhD
    • Narrated by: Bo Bennett PhD
    • Length: 4 hrs and 57 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
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    This book is based on the first two years of The Dr. Bo Show, where Bo takes a critical thinking-, reason-, and science-based approach to issues that matter....

    Regular price: $14.95

    • Positive Humanism: A Primer

    • By: Bo Bennett
    • Narrated by: Dean Wendt
    • Length: 52 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 12
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 12
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 11

    Positive humanism is an applied secular humanistic philosophy based on the scientific findings of positive psychology that focuses on personal, professional, and societal flourishing....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Stands by it's guns, peaceably

    • By James on 01-27-15

    Regular price: $3.95

    • Uncomfortable Ideas

    • By: Bo Bennett PhD
    • Narrated by: Bo Bennett PhD
    • Length: 4 hrs and 51 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 10
    • Performance
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    Many of our ideas about the world are based more on feelings than facts, sensibilities than science, and rage than reality....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Opens the mind

    • By Marsha L. Woerner on 01-04-18

    Regular price: $14.95

    • 101 Book Marketing Ideas for All Budgets

    • Clearly Defined
    • By: Bo Bennett
    • Narrated by: Bo Bennett PhD
    • Length: 1 hr and 12 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Dr. Bo Bennett outlines 101 ideas that you can implement to make your book stand out from the crowd....

    Regular price: $6.95

    • The Concept

    • By: Bo S. Bennett
    • Narrated by: Dean Wendt
    • Length: 4 hrs and 34 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 4
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4
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      4 out of 5 stars 4

    Through a unique blend of science, philosophy, theology, and a touch of humor, you will see how you can trust your logic and reason, be true to yourself, and embrace God - not as a being, but as a concept....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Mostly respectful while challenging the masses

    • By James on 02-07-15

    Regular price: $14.95

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