@Impartial7Based on the help provided to people in dire need, the business
you disparage is *exactly* what those people needed, and was more effective at
mobilization and efficient at delivery than other organizations, both government
and NGO.(I realize what follows is off-topic from the article, along
with the other comments here.)I've been involved in a few MLM
businesses, and seen others. Some are rightly accused of selling "snake
oil" and of fanning the flames of fear to sell it. Some, though, sell
valuable products at a fair price.I haven't seen many
successful businesses where those at the top of the "pyramid" don't
make money off the efforts of those below. Please tell me what path there is
for a lunch room worker in Adobe's Lehi campus to get close to CEO Shantanu
Narayen's total 2016 FY compensation of $20,035,334, or even salary of
$1,342,500? Of course, education and effort over time will allow
the lunch room worker to rise higher, should he so choose.At least
with MLM, the lunch room worker can recruit others to join "Adobe" and
benefit from those recruits' efforts and success. And as a result have the
potential of making more than the CEO.
I once got roped into the weird, cultish world of an MLM. Unfortunately,
there' s no way to get past the reality that the business model really
doesn't work that well and the demands of the system are not reasonable or
normal. Glad to be out, as I think are most people that aren't caught
up in it. I just laugh when people approach me now.
Seriously? The D- News promoting a MLM supplement "business"?
That's all those poor people need right now.
This is great.MLM companies are still weird, though, and typically
dupe their customers and "employees" into wasting money on snakeoil
products with no proven significant health benefits. I wish they weren't so
popular among Utah LDS.