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Thursday, April 27, 2006

Irony & Agony

"BAD APPLE" Heather Wilson

I'm a person who likes art, and since I have just written something regarding bad apples, I google and found this art work.

Somehow, the painting reminds me of apples. I love Granny Smiths, which is a type of apple in Green colour and originate from Australia.

Anyone noticed the bad apple in the painting?

The artwork is a property of New Zealand Academy of Fine Arts founded on 1882. In this post the painting is just merely serve as an irony contrast with my previous post.

The author is not responsible for any violation to the intellectual properties. Action will be taken to remove this post if there were any infringement.



  • At 2:31 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    your favourite anon here

    Yes, i definately get what your message is. Its all nice and peachy to believe that you will manage your network ethically and nobly, as well as duplicating the methods. Unfortunately, there will also be these "bad apples" that, if it were the first one sampled out of the bunch, would imply that the rest of the apples were bad.

    Relating this to DCHL, i definately agree that there are bad apples. However, i also believe that this isn't the direct cause of the management of DCHL, but rather, a result of evolution.

    Imagine the game of chinese whispers. From the first person to the 2nd, and then from 2nd to 3rd, the message may still be consistent with the original. But follow on another 7-8 people and the message will probably become garbled and warped.

    just my 2c

  • At 8:37 AM, Blogger One Man's Perception said…

    Nice comment there, like it a lot… hope you like the art as well!

    Isn't it the management's responsibility to make sure everyone in the queue to have consistency? What good would it be if having a management only able to maintain a few levels of people in the organization?

    Furthermore, one of the emphasized features in MLM business is that, its duplicity, meaning everyone can copy the business model easily. So, why MLM business bring out an excuses like the “information will skewed along a long queue”.

    One Man’s Perceptions

  • At 2:32 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    cuz of one bad apple.

    compare with a traditional business model.

    big ceo(1) -> board of directors(10) -> department managers (20) -> staff(1000)

    no matter what, it is still pyramidial in structure. the one man at the top will seldom concern himself with what's going on at the bottom.

    In DCHL's case, they have thousands of members region wide. i don't really think e ceo would notice such a thing. But hopefully now that people are aware of such a problem, it will be highlighted and they will hopefully be honourable enough to nip the bud

  • At 8:58 PM, Blogger One Man's Perception said…

    Anonymous the 4th,
    I do have to agree with you that the shape of the structure have some similarities with a pyramid, where the base is suppose to be larger than the top. But it is a common mistake to assume traditional business model is similar to MLM pyramid structure. Yes, from a report from Pyramid Scheme Alert
    - The Myth of “Income Opportunity” in Multi-Level Marketing

    It clearly stated that the difference of MLM company and traditional business,
    Traditional direct selling companies can organize entire countries with four
    Levels of managers overseeing a direct sales force that retails directly to the consuming public or to business end-users.

    So, you see? Typical size of an traditional business requires as minimal as 4 level in order to run the business smoothly. Whereas, in MLM it is an endless chain of management person, who fails to do what they should.

    P.S.: In this report direct selling companies is not same as what we usually define in our country. Direct selling company is a direct selling product from the company to the consumer, where as DCHL (one of the MLM companies) is emphasize in being PARTNER with the company. (Yet, after reading through the Distributor’s Agreement, I don’t think that they should say it’s PARTNER).


    Speaking of CEOs, yes not all CEOs requires understanding in every single aspect within a company, and I’m not asking MLM companies’ CEOs to go through the details. So, I really wonder what is the benefits of having Managing officers in an company when they ignoring the abuses by these bad apples?

    Anyway, I do hope there is some ass kicking action happening as I am typing, because they really need a long time to prosecute the unethical ones before I can say justice has been serve.

    One Man's Perceptions

  • At 8:59 PM, Blogger One Man's Perception said…

    Anyway, I do appreciate your.

    One Man's Perceptions

  • At 11:25 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    most welcome

  • At 2:49 AM, Anonymous metal steed rider said…

    if u're talking pyramidal scheme, well i guess u;d be rite if u refer to numbers.

    but have you considered about the flow of money and income?

    in the usual company "pyramid, the money goes downwards, from the company to workers of every level, in form of salary and bonuses, even the the top guy.

    but it's the total opposite in LB's pyramid, where the money actually flows upward from the bottom most level and the money goes to the top guy, and being absorbed bit by bit along the way. oh, not to forget, the money is paid to the company too.

    in usual business, companies recruit u and pays u for the work u do, matters of promotion are at their discretion.

    in LB, u get recruited alrite, but u pay to get recruited, and u pay to be promoted. u pay others to "employ" u. what is more ridiculous than that?

  • At 3:03 PM, Anonymous rod said…

    Should we get this information out to the world.... If so forward it to
    the MLM WATCHDog or MLM Consultant

    See the MLM Watchdog Here

    or Talk to the MLM Consultant here


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