There is a wealth of details and a perspective developed from lessons the history has taught us.
Goetschel, an Amway Diamond and a former IBOAI Board Member, reveals what “success” in Amway means after a long stint with it, and why he quit seeing his earnest efforts towards radical change on the part of Amway fail (2007).
He expected a complete U-turn, by soul searching and compulsion of changing times. But that didn’t happen. A Wisconsin Assistant Attorney General wrote to Pitofsky, Chairman of the Federal Trade Commission (FTC)) that effective action against Amway is long overdue. http://www.mlmsurvivor.com/ftcletter.htm
The FTC has acted pretty little; chairman changed as also the Presidency. According to the article cited at the beginning, the Direct Selling Association Lobby (DSA) is working hard on behalf of the discredited MLMs to get the free enterprise further entrenched. A satire
perhaps reflects the trend. As regards the present Indian scene, Amway claims to have posted sales of Rs 1400 crore for 2009, a sharp increase over 1000 crore for 2008, and double the 2007-figure, 700 crore. If true, even with adjustments for the decrease of the rupee value, a note-worthy increase in sales in recent years can be discerned. Coupled with the claimed increase in the Indian Diamonds, it is disconcerting for those who can figure it out_ a rise of the floating and losing flock in this negative sum game.