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.

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!


  1. Thanks for posting this link. The crux of the evil of MLM's is this (and I quote):

    Failure is mathematically predetermined from the start by the MLM pay plan. The trick of the trade is to cover up this reality and to guilefully convince each and every enrollee that he/she can succeed. Recruits are told that the program is a formula for wealth, even though it is mathematically impossible for any but a few to succeed.

    "Do the math, and the math will tell you what to do".

    Yet ambots continue to call those who drop out 'losers" when it is mathmatically PRE-DETERMINED that 99% will fail.

    If Amway isn't the personification of evil, what is???

  2. Thanks Connie. It was a thought provoking article and a quick read. The sad thing is if any ambot reads it they won't see it, they won't get it. Its the brainwashing. Its how each IBO is told by their upline that they will be rolling in the dough just around the corner. They are programmed to believe they will be in that tiny group that makes money.

  3. Typically this 'Amway' comic-book is a plagiarism of a traditional, Indian, moral fable, from which the ending has been conveniently removed.

    In the original story, when the creator of the game of chess (an Indian mathematician, or a legendary figure named Sessa or Sissa) gave his invention to the delighted ruler of his country, he was granted the exceptional right to name his own reward. The inventor told the astonished King that all he required was one grain of wheat to be placed on the first square of his chess board, two grains on the second square, four on the third, eight on the fourth, etc. Without thinking, the King immediately accepted the inventor's request, and ordered his treasurer to hand over the wheat. However, when the treasurer took more than a week to calculate the quantity, the King asked him to explain the delay. The treasurer said that there wasn't enough wheat in the entire land to give the inventor even a fraction of his promised reward.

    Realizing that the inventor had tried to cheat him, the King ordered his head to be cut off to discourage any similar trickery in the future.

    David Brear (copyright 2011)

  4. Wow you guys are some really unhappy people. I feel sorry for you. Hope you find peace somewhere within you and can release the anger

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