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Remember When: Amway and Enron

July 28, 2009
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I was going through some old files this weekend, and I came across this letter and brochure from 1997 explaining an energy deal between Amway and Enron. Check it out (click on the image to make it bigger)!


Fortunately, the Amway-Enron deal fell apart mysteriously a few months after we received this letter and brochure. There was no official announcement that I recall being given out as to why the deal was scrubbed1. I wonder if Amway Legal crunched some numbers and discovered that Enron wasn’t all it was cracked up to be… years before the scandal surrounding the energy company was revealed.

Here’s a PDF brochure from Amway and Enron. Enjoy reading this blast from the past (click on the image below to download the PDF)!


1 I spoke with another former IBO, and he said that he was able to sign up for the energy deal with Amway-Enron. The window for signing up closed pretty quickly. I must have waited too long and didn’t sign up on time before they stopped the deal.

5 Comments leave one →
  1. Joecool permalink
    July 28, 2009 9:54 am

    LOL, the Amway defenders are quick to cite the brilliant Amway lawyers who set up partnerships. But they shy away from conversation about Enron and Worldcom, two of their former partners. Of course the Enron and Worldcom failures are not the fault of Amway, but when apologists toot their horns about the partnerships, well, you sometimes get bitten back.

  2. Gina permalink
    July 28, 2009 11:37 pm

    Really??? Amway and Enron??? Go figure….who couldn’t see that one!!!! What I find funny is that Amway found Enron undesirable!!!! LOL!!!!

  3. July 28, 2009 11:47 pm

    Maybe Amway looked at Enron’s P/L statements and saw something the rest of the world didn’t. Or, maybe it was the other way around! We’ll never know.

  4. FreeFromQ* permalink
    July 29, 2009 10:17 am

    I’m sure that Enron and WorldCom had Amway’s “best interest at heart”

  5. July 29, 2009 11:20 am

    These are truly Collectors’ Items, Amthrax!! Thanks man… they are fun to read and get a feel of the excitement of Amway IBOs back then. 🙂

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