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The Cycle of the Sith in Amway and MonaVie Systems

April 3, 2009

In Star Wars, there is a Rule of Two governing the number of Sith Lords. There are only two Sith Lords operating at any one point in time, a master and an apprentice. At first, the master teaches the apprentice the ways of the Dark Side of the Force, until one day, the apprentice’s ego and ambition rise to such a point where s/he will try to overthrow the master. Sometimes the apprentice fails, and the master finds a new apprentice. Sometimes, the apprentice succeeds and becomes the master.

I see this same cycle happening within Amway/Quixtar/MonaVie Motivational Organizations. Leaders underneath the kingpins decide they want to be the kingpin of their own systems and subsequently break away. We’ve seen this happen time and time again with InterNet, BWW, INA, LTD, TOD, N21 and who knows how many more organizations (and acronyms). Now, we’re witnessing this unfold with Orrin Woodward’s very own TEAM. The Haugens, Smiths, Crawfords, and Wilsons have all decided that they do not want to play second fiddle to Master Woodward and have struck out on their own with the Legacy Business Group Professional Development Program.

Give them a few years and we’ll see what happens to those leaders and those that come up after them. Will Legacy’s up and coming leaders grow big enough and decide to leave for their own share of the System pie? We shall see!

What goes around, comes around. Orrin Woodward is experiencing that for himself right now. How’s that for Karma?

4 Comments leave one →
  1. Joecool permalink
    April 3, 2009 1:00 pm

    I think there are more than two sith and apprentices in Amway and MV. LOL

  2. April 3, 2009 1:04 pm

    Definitely! Before the Rule of Two was established, the Sith killed, backstabbed, and went behind each others backs. Sound familiar?

  3. Joecool permalink
    April 3, 2009 4:25 pm

    Lukeskywalker and company are certainly outnumbered by the storm troopers (IBOs). So is IBOFB = Darth Maul? Maybe count Dukoo?

  4. FreeFromQ* permalink
    April 4, 2009 3:59 pm

    IBOFB = Jar Jar Binks

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