“You know why I stacked 52 books up?” asks Tai Lopez in a YouTube ad for he and Dr. Alex Mehr’s Mentorbox program. “‘Cause I wanted you to see, visually, how many books the average CEO reads: one book a week.”
“But not very many people have time for that,” Tai continues. “I understand. So me and my business partner, three years ago, created a company called MentorBox. We have 65,000 paying customers. Because we turn books like this into simple video formats; we have the authors teach their books. Give us seven minutes a day. We’ll change your life.”
“And we do it for less than the price of Netflix,” Tai adds. “The more you learn, the more you earn. (My favorite saying from Warren Buffett.) Click the link below. Jump in MentorBox. You can cancel anytime.”
“We have a library of books. You can listen to ’em in audio or video format. They’re not just book summaries, they’re the authors teaching you their books. So Nobel Prize Winners, New York Times bestsellers. It’s an amazing product. I use it. And 65,000 other people do too.” With that, the YouTube ad comes to an end. On the surface, it does seem like a good way to spend a few bucks a month. But let’s dig a little deeper, shall we?
What all do you get if you join MentorBox?
The online-only version has exclusive video courses, audio lessons, workbooks and cheatsheets. If you upgrade to the physical box, you’ll also get two to three books, a USB drive full of extra videos, a magnet, a bookmark, and printed versions of the workbooks and cheatsheets.
How much does MentorBox cost?
Right now, you can do a three-day trial for $1. After that, it’s $7 a month or $59 a year. Cancel anytime. And you’ve got 30 days to request a refund and get your money back. Just email: Support@MentorBox.com.
Are there any upsells?
Lots! For starters, you can do the physical box for $89 per month. Then you’ll get hit with one obnoxious pitch after the next. Investment Club. Entrepreneurship Academy. The list goes on. Alex “did I mention I’m a doctor and former NASA scientist” Mehr and Tai “here in my garage” Lopez will charge your credit card as many times as you’ll allow them to.
Is MentorBox any good?
The idea is, but the execution is not. If Alex Mehr and Tai Lopez could turn down the sociopath dial just a little, I’d have no problem with MentorBox. But they just can’t help themselves. Rather than trying to make the product great, they focus entirely on taking more fun coupons from each subscriber.
How do you cancel MentorBox?
First, I’m so sorry for your loss. Second, click “cancel” on your profile page, email Support@MentorBox.com, or call (888) 330-5374, then say a prayer, then, when they inevitably rebill your card anydamnway, um, charge back I guess?
What are some good MentorBox alternatives?
Why not just buy the exact audiobooks you want on Audible and listen to ’em at 1.5x speed? Or, I’ve heard pretty good things about Blinkist. Or, on second thought, maybe you shouldn’t try to shortcut your learning in the first place. Just buy the damn book. Hold it in your hands. Read it, cover to cover. Slow down to speed up. And actually get something out of it. Just a thought.
Well, when I started writing this review, I was like, “Hey Siri, go to Mentor Box dot com,” and she was like, “B*tch, you sure?!” Nuff said.
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