The Story Of the Golden Goose:
Avianus and Caxton tell different stories of a goose that lays a golden egg, where other versions have a hen, as in Townsend: "A cottager and his wife had a Hen that laid a golden egg every day. They supposed that the Hen must contain a great lump of gold in its inside, and in order to get the gold they killed it. Having done so, they found to their surprise that the Hen differed in no respect from their other hens. The foolish pair, thus hoping to become rich all at once, deprived themselves of the gain of which they were assured day by day.
I recently read a blog post about a WWDB function held last month in Canada. Apparently, WWDB held three Dream Nights in the same venue in Canada, apparently on consecutive nights. There was speculation about whether or not there were actually enough IBOs to fill up the three functions, or whether downlines were actually encouraged to attend all three functions. I would guess that not all IBOs would attend the three functions, but conversely, I'll bet money that the leaders and some others certainly were encouraged to do so. If this is true, it would appear that WWDB leaders are going to end up killing their golden goose. If true, the WWDB leaders are trying to squeeze more money out of their faithful downline and I'm fairly cerain that this will eventually lead to even more IBOs quitting down the road. They will realize that they are chasing an impossible dream and going broke while doing it.
It certainly makes sense and can be explained by the evidence. It appears that Amway sales have been shrinking in the US and Canada. There are few new IBO or critics blogs. This suggests that the internet information is working both ways. Because IBOs can make informed decisions, there are likely fewer people signing up, which contributes to less sales, less IBOs and less critics. WWDB is on shaky grounds as some of their dynamic leaders have left, and a couple of WWDB leaders had homes foreclosed, and a triple diamond was involved in Chapter 7 bankruptcy proceedings, although I do not know how that story ended. But when you add up these factors and think about it for a minute, it all adds up and makes sense. With less sales and fewer IBOs, the Amway income and tool income would also shrink. Thus one way to make up for ir is to have the remaining IBOs pick up the slack by attending more functions. It probably costs WWDB $20 to $25 per head to run a Dream Night so the rest of the ticket is profit. If you can get people to attend all three functions, you triple your profit.
Makes me wonder if WWDB is teaching IBOs to buy more standing orders and other cds and materials? When I was an IBO, we were encouraged to buy extra tickets for functions and we were strongly encouraged to buy 5-7 additional tapes (cds) each and every week in addition to standing order. With sales down, I cannot imagine anything has changed except that maybe there is even more pressure on downlines to consume tools. I wonder if anyone in my audience can confirm this?
If it's true, then surely, WWDB is killing their golden goose.