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Free Leadership Book of the Month and CD

July 27, 2011

I’ve long contended that many of the materials that you have to purchase from TEAM (soon LIFE) you can get from the library or Internet for free. Now, I have a concrete example to share with you.

TEAM’s August Leadership Book of the Month (BOM) is Allan Bloom’s “Closing of the American Mind” (1987), and the All Grace Outreach CD is “The Threat of False Teachers – Titus 1:10-16” by Dr. Nathan Finn.

One of the 8F’s in the new LIFE program that Orrin Woodward is pitching is Finances. Does it make financial sense to pay for something that you can get for free? The following are links where you can download the book and listen to the talk FOR FREE.

Consider Orrin’s tweet from earlier this year:

Bad advice is free & readily available, but good advice is rare & requires an investment.

Clearly the book is “good advice” according to TEAM. Yet, at the same time, we’ve shown that the book requires zero investment and is available to everyone.

So why does Orrin Woodward and the Policy Council want you to pay for something that you can get for free? Let’s crunch the numbers to reveal the answer.

Suppose TEAM has 10,000 members today who are on BOM and receive the monthly CD. For the sake of simplifying this argument, let’s say that a TEAM member on System receives just one book and one CD. Suppose the book costs $9 and a CD costs $6.

$9 (BOM) + $6 (CD) = $15 * 10,000 (Members) = $150,000

That $150,000 is distributed to everyone who participates in TEAM Profit Sharing. If you are unfamiliar with how to qualify for TEAM Profit Sharing, you need to read this post right now.

Do you see a potential conflict of interest here? By not telling TEAM members of a free way to get the BOM or CD, Orrin Woodward, Chris Brady, George Guzzardo, Tim Marks, Bill Lewis, Dan Hawkins, and other members of the Policy Council and Round Table are missing out on $150,000 this month. This is not money coming out of nowhere; it’s money coming out of your pocketbook.

My advice? If you receive the BOM and CD, do not take it out of its wrapper, return it to TEAM, and demand a refund.

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11 Comments leave one →
  1. Speak Your Truth permalink
    July 27, 2011 11:25 am

    WoW! Unfreakingbelievable! Aside from your straight up facts on getting it free, there can be no arguement there. Not only are they robbing the worker bees/ slaves, they are making big money off of the speeches of others, as they always have! I can hardly even gut reading that!

    But “The Threat of False Teachers?” OMg, I’m speechless, unbelievable, are they trying point the finger else where or use this as a way to show the false teachers are ‘outside’ of their little conning world, you have got to be flipping kidding me?

    Desensitizing them or distracting so others don’t SEE, right in front of their faces?

    I will have to listen to that to see what their ‘specific intent’ is with that recording!

    Take a look in the mirror ORRIN!

    I’m totally discusted.

  2. July 27, 2011 12:10 pm

    Orrin wants you to pay because he wants the money?

  3. July 27, 2011 12:55 pm

    I’m listening to the MP3 from Dr. Finn right now. To my ears, the term False Teacher applies to Orrin and his cohorts. Are they sure they wanted to send this CD downline???

  4. I Quit ( and glad I Did) permalink
    July 27, 2011 1:02 pm

    Somehow I doubt a refund is possible.

  5. switch permalink
    July 27, 2011 1:13 pm

    ……..disgusted is about right.

  6. Huperdeim permalink
    July 27, 2011 1:26 pm

    Very ironic that he mentions cults in the first part of the sermon. Not done with it yet. Interesting so far!

  7. john permalink
    July 27, 2011 1:37 pm

    Team is a cult. It functions like a cult. Shame on all those ministers who give support to this twisted organization. Either they do not know what they are into or they are willingly ignorant of this immoral and corrupted group. If those involved could just honestly step back and take a good look at how sick this whole thing is they would all be ashamed and would leave in droves.The Team leaders are using Christianity and conservative issues to justify the way they milk money out of their duped followers.

  8. Speak Your Truth permalink
    July 27, 2011 2:38 pm

    Amthrax~
    Yes it is the way they treat every single objection people brought up, it is how they STP. and what books, cds, and what to talk/add to their mind numbing speeches. That is why it is soooo obvious they are reading your site. Nothing is done without ‘specific intent.’

    3rd party EVERYTHING or BASH, use humor for this, to PLANT THE SEEDS.

    They know if they ‘handle the objection’ inside the cult contolling enviroment and can point the problem else where, the already blind followers will jump on that bandwagon and turn it on others, (well my upline told me, so it has to be true lol) just as they DO with EVERY objection; jobs, cults, false teachers, put all your eggs in 1 basket, etc. all of it is done intentionally.

    They do this to DESENSITIZE you and are feeding you what they want you to believe and repeat. They will say; ‘”People that want to ‘steal your dream’ including your family will say we are a cult”; but they have already ‘pre’-pared’ you to expect and handle that!
    Then they will pull out of their bag of tricks, a #3rd party ‘leadership’ quote, book or cd, to solitify their bullsh*t mind game, to ‘handle that objection.’

    How do we know this? Because we been there done that handled “objections’ on a daily basis and used the cd to build our business!

    They for sure have they lost their way. It is amazing, but they are showing the world exactly how they opperate and proving just how ‘cultish’ they really are.

    There is no doubt in my mind they are using your site to create their stop thinking/handling objections, contracts, you name it. They will then tell their brainwashed souls that the ‘majority of what is on your blog is fallacious, as they already have. They will say ‘see’ we give you a contract to see, oh and look here is a cd about the ‘false teachers’ we told you about. They do this when you are most gullible.

    You would not believe how many people say; ” I contacted so and so and I can’t believe they said exactly what you told me they would say (objection). Little did they know that is why it is done! They act like it was some kind of msytical experience.

    Robert Lifton calls this ‘MYSTICAL MANIPULATION.'”They told me this was going to happen, so what they say must to be true, cuz wow I can’t believe they said it just like I was told it would happen!! LOL

    That is exactly why they have “HANDLING OBJECTIONS’ period! They pre-pare and desensitize the ‘followers’ against the ‘outside objections’ to get them to believe that they are the only ones who have the ‘correct information.’ Tricksters!

    MASTER MANIPULATION!

    CAN”T FOOL US! 🙂

  9. Speak Your Truth permalink
    July 27, 2011 6:40 pm

    John~ Nailed it once Again!

  10. July 27, 2011 7:36 pm

    @John:

    Shame on all those ministers who give support to this twisted organization. Either they do not know what they are into or they are willingly ignorant of this immoral and corrupted group.

    Does Dr. Finn even know that his free sermon has been copied onto CDs that are being sold?

  11. Speak Your Truth permalink
    July 28, 2011 6:38 am

    Amthrax~

    Great Point! Someone should call and ask that question, sure Mr. Finn would be interested.

    I am shocked after listening to that!

    They profess to know God; actions deny God?
    Financial gain was one of the motives, Shameful gain, Fast Buck?

    So I see you have been drinking the ‘koolaid’, Jim Jones Shenanigans?

    Luring away church goers, prey on churches, pose as Christians?
    Woves in Sheeps Clothing?
    Teaching for a shameful gain, Name it, Claim it?

    WOW, they want the team of lifers to hear this?
    Who cannot see this?

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