Motivational speakers and trainers (e.g. Mormon, Stephen Covey
, former Hindu monk John Gray, and Anthony Robbins
, Andrew Weil, Iyanla Vanzant, Wayne Dyer, Phil McGraw, etcetera).
Humor columnist Dave Barry survives an Anthony Robbins seminar...
The Guru Guide to Self-Help "Books in the so-called self-help genre feature prominently on bestseller lists, reflecting an international trend, says Batya Green, marketing manager at Exclusive Books [...]. Ingrid Shevlin highlights some of the biggest names, their books and some of the terms they use."
CNN: "Many of these speakers write their own bibles, self-help books full of fixed formulas and fancy phrases. But do they provide a lasting benefit? -- a more efficient and happy work force? Or do they just give workers a rush that dissipates faster than a two-drink buzz?"
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