Wake Up Now Review: Cochran Comes in at #12 for Top Direct Selling CEOs

wake-up-now-ceoWelcome to my Wake Up Now writeup…it will cover Cochran’s recent CEO ranking and more.

(go here for a more detailed Wake Up Now review)

It comes as no surprise to anyone familiar with the immensely successful MLM company WakeUpNow, but the CEO of WakeUpNow, Kirby Cochran has been named one of the world’s top Direct Selling CEOs. Coming in at an impressive #12 in a list of just under 200 MLM CEO’s, Mr. Kirby has been awarded official recognition for his superior expertise in steering companies (in this case MLM ventures) towards top-level success and explosive growth.

The honor is a result of an annual poll taken by Business for Home: Direct Selling Facts and Figures & MLM News, a network marketing resource for industry leaders, movers and shakers. The firm polls over 100,000 Direct Selling Professionals and the results are viewed by upwards of a quarter of a million people.

Comparing Hemingway’s Writing to his Life


Ernest Hemingway is one of the great American authors of the twentieth century. Hemingway grew up in the Midwestern United States and, after working in World War I and marrying his first wife, Hadley Richards, he moved abroad and became apart of what is now known as the “lost generation”.

While Hemingway worked as a writer before leaving the United States, his most accomplished works were inspired by his personal life and involvement in the lost generation as an expatriate, as seen in A Moveable Feast.

Literature Review

Gerald J. Kennedy discusses Hemingway’s use of his personal relationships to create characters who uphold typical 1920s gender roles in her article, “Hemingway’s Gender Troubles”. Kennedy looks at the two books Hemingway wrote at the end of his life, A Moveable Feast and Garden of Eden, and notes overlapping themes in the two books. While Hemingway and Hadley illustrate ideal 1920’s masculine and feminine characters, David and Catherine break strict gender roles. Further, Kennedy finds several metaphorical uses of hunger, loneliness, and sex in regards to the men’s feelings of writing in the two books.

Scholars have looked further at Hemingway’s use of personal relationships in A Moveable Feast in comparison to Hemingway’s real relationships.