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Corporations Are Not Pyramids

January 23, 2013

Orrin Woodward repeats the tired argument that corporations are pyramids in his latest blog post.

He’s wrong. Corporations are hierarchical organizations, not pyramids, and most certainly not pyramid schemes.

Read more at: http://www.mlmmyth.org/corporate-america-is-not-a-pyramid-scheme/

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8 Comments leave one →
  1. Joecool permalink
    January 23, 2013 3:52 pm

    Even if corporations were pyramids (they’re not), that doesn’t change a thing about the MLM in question.

  2. Melanie Morgan permalink
    January 23, 2013 7:25 pm

    Same ole rhetoric…..nutin changes.

  3. Raquel Peters permalink
    January 24, 2013 12:48 am

    Oh boy. I actually believed this crud at one time!

    Now I’ve read the Ftc guidelines and the State Wisconsin consumer protection sheet on pyramid schemes and I would say Team may have fit the criteria at one time. Interesting when I brought up Team may have been a pyramid sceme to Orrin Woodward (in my last email to him) he never denied it. It has often made me wonder…..

  4. No Team For Me permalink
    January 24, 2013 5:03 am

    I always hated that analogy. In a corporation, the bottom people are not paying hundreds of dollars a month before earning anything.

  5. No Team For Me permalink
    January 24, 2013 5:04 am

    And in a corporation, your primary income is not derived from recruiting other employees to be in your department.

  6. switch permalink
    January 24, 2013 10:32 am

    orrin says-
    “For example, when Laurie and I started in MLM, we had tons to learn and made many mistakes. Still, within 12 months, we had passed hundreds of thousands of people who had started before us. In fact, within a decade, we had passed over a million people and were in the top handful of income earners within the company. Pyramid?”

    So…why did he sue again?…..something about it being an “illegal pyramid”, correct?

  7. January 24, 2013 5:25 pm

    Switch, it’s only a pyramid if it fits the argument.

  8. MemoryLame permalink
    January 26, 2013 12:08 am

    @switch :

    “within 12 months, we had passed hundreds of thousands of people who had started before us”

    Don’t those kind of lines bother you too? 12 months from when? From when he started Amway? Quixtar? Monavie? Life? Team?

    They used to throw those time frames around all the time and I remember how much trust they broke because of it when I found out that they had come from those businesses before. What I would like to know was how long were Orrin & Laurie in Amway before they had anyone following them? They weren’t Diamonds there were they?

    What about Quixtar? 12 months into Q they passed all those people – from scratch or did they bring their Amway team over to the new Amway and call that progress?

    What does “passed” mean anyway? They were making more than the 67 cents that Q said the average 95% of IBO’s made in a year?

    Funny, I laughed at Randy Haugen’s Monavie Black Diamond video because he and Val said something to the effect that they used to be poor and destitute until finding and building Monavie. Then I realized Orrin, Chris, Tim, and others had essentially been dolling out the same line of crap to all of us for years.

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