From the Publisher
To Whom It May Concern c/o Wizard of Ads Academy Somewhere near Austin, Texas 78610
What a response! I anticipated a big success in 1998 when I discovered and published the original collection of the Wizard's letters to his clients, but what has happened since then has surprised even me. The Wizard of Ads was named Business Book of the Year and has sold thousands and thousands of copies. Roy H. Williams's (a.k.a. the Wizard) second book, in the fall of 1999, was a #1 Wall Street Journal and New York Times business bestseller and reached a far larger audience.
In this book I have been able to persuade the Wizard to share the secrets that he teaches at his renowned Academy. Over the last few years, people from the world's largest corporations, universities, publications, and advertising agencies have traveled to Buda, Texas, to spend a few days with the Wizard. From Procter and Gamble to the University of Michigan, from USA Today to J. Walter Thompson, CEOs, professors, columnists, and account executives have learned from the Wizard.
Roy H. Williams is a most amazing explorer. He is constantly looking for new truths. In this new book, he draws from a wide range of disciplines chaos theory, neuroscience, art, literature, and poetry among them. As graduates of the Academy know, these principles can be applied in all areas of our business and personal lives.
I know you will enjoy and benefit from this latest edition of the Wizard's powerful secrets and magnetic storytelling.
Ray Bard Publisher
From the Inside Flap
TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN C/O WIZARD OF ADS ACADEMY SOMEWHERE NEAR AUSTIN, TEXAS 78610
WHAT A RESPONSE! I ANTICIPATED A BIG SUCCESS IN 1998 WHEN I DISCOVERED AND PUBLISHED THE ORIGINAL COLLECTION OF THE WIZARD'S LETTERS TO HIS CLIENTS, BUT WHAT HAS HAPPENED SINCE THEN HAS SURPRISED EVEN ME. THE WIZARD OF ADS WAS NAMED BUSINESS BOOK OF THE YEAR AND HAS SOLD THOUSANDS AND THOUSANDS OF COPIES. ROY H. WILLIAMS'S (A.K.A. THE WIZARD) SECOND BOOK, IN THE FALL OF 1999, WAS A #1 WALL STREET JOURNAL AND NEW YORK TIMES BUSINESS BESTSELLER AND REACHED A FAR LARGER AUDIENCE.
IN THIS BOOK I HAVE BEEN ABLE TO PERSUADE THE WIZARD TO SHARE THE SECRETS THAT HE TEACHES AT HIS RENOWNED ACADEMY. OVER THE LAST FEW YEARS, PEOPLE FROM THE WORLD'S LARGEST CORPORATIONS, UNIVERSITIES, PUBLICATIONS, AND ADVERTISING AGENCIES HAVE TRAVELED TO BUDA, TEXAS, TO SPEND A FEW DAYS WITH THE WIZARD. FROM PROCTER AND GAMBLE TO THE UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN, FROM USA TODAY TO J. WALTER THOMPSON, CEOS, PROFESSORS, COLUMNISTS, AND ACCOUNT EXECUTIVES HAVE LEARNED FROM THE WIZARD.
ROY H. WILLIAMS IS A MOST AMAZING EXPLORER. HE IS CONSTANTLY LOOKING FOR NEW TRUTHS. IN THIS NEW BOOK, HE DRAWS FROM A WIDE RANGE OF DISCIPLINES CHAOS THEORY, NEUROSCIENCE, ART, LITERATURE, AND POETRY AMONG THEM. AS GRADUATES OF THE ACADEMY KNOW, THESE PRINCIPLES CAN BE APPLIED IN ALL AREAS OF OUR BUSINESS AND PERSONAL LIVES.
I KNOW YOU WILL ENJOY AND BENEFIT FROM THIS LATEST EDITION OF THE WIZARD'S POWERFUL SECRETS AND MAGNETIC STORYTELLING.
RAY BARD PUBLISHER