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I first met Jamie McIntyre back in 2005 at a FREE 21st Century Education seminar. This was right in the middle of the long running court case between Jamie and the Australian Securities and Investment Commission (ASIC) [click here to learn more].
As with any seminar, I always do my due diligence (online Google check) before attending and this time I was surprised to find such mixed results. There was some glowing reports and a number of press pieces about the ASIC case, but insufficient information to deter me from attending the event and I was keen to find out for myself.

A self-confessed “loser”, Jamie McIntyre spoke with confidence and sincerity as he described how he went from $150,000 in debt and sleeping on a mate’s couch to a self-made millionaire in his twenties by learning to develop the millionaire-mindset, modeling entrepreneurs such as Richard Branson, and establishing the 21st Century Academy to educate Australians on how to apply the financial strategies, that had assured his success.

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Something stunk!?

And it was the lingering stench of freshly cut tall-poppy!
Nominated as a Young Australian of the Year in 1999, and Best-Selling Author of “What I Didn’t Learn at School But Wish I Had” Jamie had become a sought after public speaker and “Life Coach” traveling the the world, meeting and learning from some of the very best teachers and leaders on the planet including Anthony Robbins (Unlimited Power), General Norman Schwarzkopf (Desert Storm), Paul Zane Piltzer (Unlimited Wealth), Jay Abrahams (Fortune 500 Marketing Consultant), Robert Kyosaki (Rich Dad Poor Dad), just to name a few.
His controversial ideas that our education system is inadequate, simply not equipping today’s students with the necessary skills to excel in today’s world and keeping the majority of the population constrained to a JOB and slaves to the banks, is bound to grab the attention of those in authority.
Jamie has since resolved the issues with ASIC and now is lobbying regulatory bodies such as ASIC, for improvements to superannuation to ensure Australians can fund themselves in retirement and is critical of the lack of transparency, competency and accountability.
He is an advocate for changes to the Financial Planning industry to ensure financial planners have to achieve some level of investing success and be graded accordingly, based on investment results, so clients have confidence their financial planner has real life experience as an investor, not just a piece of paper promoting a licence, which often leads to biased commission-driven advice.
Jamie has also worked with the Queensland State Government and donated over $500,000 to “real life” education including financial literacy to be implemented into high schools and is intent on revising the nationwide curriculum.

I bumped into Jamie at the Ultimate Success Summit in Sydney September 2010 and was surprised to see how despite his success, the years of litigation and all the inevitable stress that would come with it, he remains as personable and down-to-earth as when we first met, five years earlier. I congratulated him on all the good things I had heard from fellow Junkies about their positive experiences with the 21st Century Academy and all the lessons I had personally gained just from reading his book, watch the DVDs and attending the seminar back in 2005.
So why didn’t I sign up?
For me personally, Jamie’s content is great but the delivery is a little dry and lacks the power of conviction which those he is trying to emulate i.e. Tony Robbins, ultimately imparts naturally. But for some people that’s a good thing… If you don’t like the hype-filled hug fests, then Jamie could be your man?
The 21st Century Academy claims to have educated over 95,000 people through their courses and seminar events, and while there are a number of positive and encouraging reviews about the Academy, there is far from 95,000 people jumping to their defense.
I did manage to find a fellow junkie, JC who attended a 21st Century Academy multi-speaker event in Sydney, November 2009 and signed up for the Home Study course. So far she has been impressed with Jamie, his team and provides an interesting spin on the bad reviews:

I suppose the only way to learn if Jamie McIntyre and the 21st Century Academy is truly a scam is to find out for yourself. Jamie offers a FREE copy of his DVD and eBooks with no obligation. Don’t forget to tell us what you think!



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One Response to “Jamie McIntyre & The 21st Century Academy”

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