Monday, August 22, 2011
The Slight Edge
There was a book that was a must read for all ambots called The Slight Edge. One of those expensive Amway tools that all good little ambots must buy. I don’t recall what Ambot paid for it maybe $20 because he had to buy it from the upline bastards at their inflated price instead of finding it cheaper on Amazon or Ebay. You’d think one copy would be enough but Ambot bought at least 5 copies of this book. Had to put something on those tools orders to get his upline richer! We’ve long since given them away. I think we sold one on Craigslist for a buck. Typical return on your Amway dollars spent!
I remember going to an Amway function, don’t recall which one either Family Reunion or FED but it was definitely one of those two, and just about every Diamond couple that marched across the stage was holding a copy of The Slight Edge. They’d wave it around and encourage all their cult followers to buy it. They neglected to say that they’d probably bought a container load for a stinking deal of a dollar each and they were selling them for $20 each on the tools orders and what a profit they’re making!
I’m pretty sure The Slight Edge was the book that had a story about a man on his deathbed and he called his sons over and gave them a choice of a million dollars or a purse with a penny in it and every day for the next 30 days the penny would be doubled. One son took the million dollars and went out and had a good time spending it on stuff that I’ve long since forgotten about. The other son took the purse with the penny. His brother predictably taunted him because after a week the penny brother has 64 cents in his purse and the million dollar brother has a new house and new car and whatever. By 30 days the double your penny brother has over $5 million. Who gets the last laugh?
I was reminded of the story when I came across this page on the False Profits website where the article discusses why so many people lose money in MLM’s and why many keep trying. http://www.falseprofits.com/Lessons%20from%20the%20Pyramids.html
This article uses the penny doubled theory with a chart but this article also uses it as the people doubled theory and why most pyramids collapse sometime between one and thirty.
This article also answers the question why our upline wants everyone to read The Slight Edge - other than the obvious profit they make from selling it - and why they tell the penny doubled story from the stage to convince every ambot recruit how they too can succeed at Amway. But the upline liars conveniently forget to mention that this pattern will not work because of the high number of drop outs at the lower levels. IBO’s leave when they realize they’re not making any money at Amway.
One last thing. If anyone approaches you with a reading suggestion on a great book they’ve just read and loans it to you and its called The Slight Edge - RUN! Its an ambot!