Bombshell: Charlie Marsh’s forgotten daughter

Today I received a bombshell.  Charlie Marsh, the networking – MLM  legend who is credited by some as the grandfather of system building, the upline to Dexter Yager, may have had a daughter out of wedlock.  And she is seeking reconciliation with the family she never knew. Here is the post:  How the Amway ToolContinue reading “Bombshell: Charlie Marsh’s forgotten daughter”

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Jim Dornan – Amway Legend – passes

Jim Dornan, arguably the most successful networker in history, passed away at 2 PM yesterday.  He had been battling cancer for months. For more than twenty years Dornan built and ran the largest, most cohesive network of its kind in the world.  He attracted crowds of 100,000 filling soccer stadiums and auditoriums in Europe, Asia, AfricaContinue reading “Jim Dornan – Amway Legend – passes”

Bill Britt: Amway Legend

     Bill Britt, one of the most successful MLM businessmen in history and the man who built one of the world’s largest direct sales networks, died this week of heart failure.  He was 81 years old.  There will be a funeral service held in LaGrange, North Carolina and a memorial service next week inContinue reading “Bill Britt: Amway Legend”

MLM Hall of Fame

Having traveled the world for many years now and spoken at networking conventions and met and known many of its leaders, here is my own subjective list for a networker’s hall of fame. I have not included many of the legendary founders, like Rich Devos, Jay Van Andal, David McConnell, Mary Kay Ash, Mark Hughes,Continue reading “MLM Hall of Fame”

Amway Diamonds and their “tools”

After all these months I am still responding to the points that Tex has been making. This is my last post on this subject, before moving on. I haven’t been arguing with Tex, although he may think that, I am just offering explanations about how it happened. Actually, I agree with most of what heContinue reading “Amway Diamonds and their “tools””

Tools or products?

As to the whole networking issue of selling products or tools, which refers to the CD’s and books? The answer is that a good network needs both. While there are some companies that boast a good payout on product sales, their leaders will not retain their networks if they have no system in place, noContinue reading “Tools or products?”

How the Amway tools became a big business

If you are new to this series, start at the beginning, Doug Wead Amway Adventure or otherwise it will not make sense. And the follow each successive post. As many of you know, I am retired from Amway now, but my experience was a fond one and I am trying to share what I learnedContinue reading “How the Amway tools became a big business”

How the Amway tool business began?

Okay, by popular demand, or I should say, because Tex wants me to take on this subject, here is part one in a series on the famous “tool business.” Are there abuses and controversy? Obviously so, as online debate shows. But I am going to take this one step at a time. You cannot understandContinue reading “How the Amway tool business began?”

Doug Wead, Amway Adventure

“Quis custodiet ipsos custodies?” (Who is watching the watchers?) My Amway story is a good one so it probably won’t make much news. And my experience with some of the MLM critics quite bad, which will surely stir up a fuss. But hey, adding some truth in the middle of a complicated discussion is onlyContinue reading “Doug Wead, Amway Adventure”