Like many of you, I like to read responses to my posts. It seems that I get the most views when I write about something with a little controversy. The last one with a high number of views (for me) was about Caroline.
Recently, the news has been full of Mr. Madoff and his Ponzi scheme. Got me to thinking about years (decades) ago. Critics of Amway would say it was a Ponzi scheme. Well, that is not so because Ponzi schemes don't sell anything. They are money games that pay off old investors with the money from new investors. I still find it almost impossible to believe Madoff did this for ten years while people were telling the SEC it was a scam. Amway sells lots of products (including soap) all over the world.
But back to Amway, I am seeking your Amway story or opinion or view which you did and I thank you for it.
My bias is mixed. Many years ago I was an Amway distributor and did not do it very well ... okay, not well at all. Today (2009), Amway, or its owners, the DeVos family, own the Orlando Magic. I am a Magic Fan and appreciate the family bringing an NBA team to Orlando. The Magic Center, Dwight Howard, is on the starting NBA All-Star East.
It is likely that someone will reply to this post by saying that they have never heard of Amway or The Orlando Magic. To which I reply, "okay."
But I'll bet some will have opinions or stories. Think Amway started in Michigan. Know some of you are from Michigan and think you may have some inside info.