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Published: 20 May 2015 in Resources
Could there ever be an MLM for marijuana? Don’t laugh. If Warren Buffet thinks the marijuana industry is going somewhere, it might be a smart industry to watch. Mr. Buffet has made a fortune by picking good investments before everybody saw them and last year he did a big marketing campaign to market one of his company’s products to the rapidly expanding medical marijuana dispensary industry. Buffet had one of his companies, Cubic Designs, do a 1,000 flier distribution to ‘weed’ dispensaries (i.e. “weed” is marijuana...in case you’ve been up on top of a mountain for the last 60 years).
Published: 18 August 2014 in Resources
Nothing happens in a vacuum and ‘the Butterfly Effect’ is real. The Butterfly Effect basically says that small changes in one place cause other changes, sometimes very substantial changes, somewhere else. Four such changes have happened recently which we, here at OBTAINER, think are indicative of increased opportunity for people in direct selling or network marketing.
Published: 07 May 2014 in Resources
George Carlin (1937 - 2008) worked hard to earn his acclaim as ‘the dean of counterculture comedians’. As such, he is somewhat similar to those of us in the network marketing or direct-selling industry. George went successfully ‘against the flow’ of traditional comedy in many ways… just as entrepreneurs in the network marketing business often have to endure some criticism on our way to the top.
Published: 25 April 2014 in Resources
A few weeks ago, OBTAINER reported on the "master of lies" and thus opened Pandora's box. The reactions to the article should not be surprising really, but they are still frightening. We remember: It was about the currently largest MLM company in Germany – LR Health & Beauty Systems – a company that repeatedly provides headlines, not only due to its size. Everything had actually begun with the sale of LR, but the first negative headlines came somewhat later, namely due to the termination of Jürgen Liebig.
Published: 18 March 2014 in Resources
Here’s a development worth watching for MLM in China. According to an article published on FT.com on March 14, 2014, “The Chinese government’s ‘National New-type Urbanisation Plan’, revealed on Sunday, envisions a massive building programme of transport networks, urban infrastructure and residential real estate from now until 2020.”
Published: 03 February 2014 in Resources
While currently in Germany the scandal in the ADAC or the Jungle Camp are the No. 1 topics of conversation in many pubs and Internet forums, in network marketing a scandal is brewing which could rock the whole direct selling industry in Europe again. The scene of this war: Once again the tranquil town of Ahlen in the Münsterland region of Westphalia. The losers are already certain: the whole MLM industry and above all the small sales partners whose mistrust will probably grow stronger again. The winners? You'll look for them in vain, but instead you'll find guilty parties.
Published: 24 February 2013 in Resources
We at OBTAINER recently reported on the impending revolution of e-commerce as we have previously known it. The business model that could trigger such a revolution is called m-commerce and in the general sense describes business transactions through gadgets and apps. Similar to e-commerce, which revolutionized buying and selling within a very short period of time (just think about eBay, Amazon or online shopping altogether), m-commerce can again redefine our buying behavior and our shopping habits from the ground up – and also positively and sustainably influence the network marketing industry.
Published: 22 February 2013 in Resources
Now that the network marketing industry has grown up we’ve noticed that there is often talk about leadership and management within various companies. It seems that the vast majority of writers use those two words, “management” and “leadership”, interchangeably but we don’t agree that they’re the same and this article will explain why.
Published: 14 February 2013 in Resources
Professional investors do sometimes lose money but the reason they ultimately make more than they lose is because they have and understand a system for investing. Selling and recruiting and building your own home-based business empire works the same way. You can’t succeed if you’re not willing to take your loses and move on. MLM is a unique business because of the opportunity you have to offer your customers an opportunity above and beyond the product they purchase from you.
Published: 13 February 2013 in Resources
What do the wheel, printing press, light bulb and Internet have in common? Very simple: They are all inventions that revolutionized our lives. We would not be mobile today without the wheel. The invention of the printing press made the explosive spread of knowledge and information possible. The light bulb replaced the petroleum lamp and the harnessing of electricity ushered in a new era. It is very similar with the Internet.