Fifty per cent (50%) of franchisees who lost their life savings to common industry practices are ready to spin the wheel a second time.

November 9, 2018

Predatory franchising and the franchise bar rely on you misunderstandding the core reason for your economic loss.

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It’s not the brand that will save you a 2nd time.

Learn the real reasons behind franchise fraud.

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Franchising is usually an overwhelmingly distractive force.

November 9, 2018

The complexities grow when a lawyer is brought in to help.

Pattern recognition is best done by those who are not monopoly (1) law and (2) franchise bar practioners.

Throw away the powdered wig and those who cling to its antiquated value.


Some wisdom that’ll likely be lost on most self-satisfied franchisees.

July 8, 2018

Shirtsleeves to shirtsleeves in 3 generations.

Andrew Carnegie 1835 – 1919


“Anything, Roman Catholicism, Buddhism, LSD, I’m for anything that works,”: Cohen on the means of spiritual seeking.

April 7, 2018

The new record opens with the title track, “You Want It Darker,” and in the chorus, the singer declares:

Hineni Hineni
I’m ready my Lord.

Leonard Cohen at home in Los Angeles in September, 2016. Photograph by Graeme Mitchell for The New Yorker

Hineni is Hebrew for “Here I am,” Abraham’s answer to the summons of God to sacrifice his son Isaac; the song is clearly an announcement of readiness, a man at the end preparing for his service and devotion. Cohen asked Gideon Zelermyer, the cantor at Shaar Hashomayim, the synagogue of his youth in Montreal, to sing the backing vocals. And yet the man sitting in his medical chair was anything but haunted or defeated.

I know there’s a spiritual aspect to everybody’s life, whether they want to cop to it or not,” Cohen said. “It’s there, you can feel it in people—there’s some recognition that there is a reality that they cannot penetrate but which influences their mood and activity. So that’s operating. That activity at certain points of your day or night insists on a certain kind of response. Sometimes it’s just like: ‘You are losing too much weight, Leonard. You’re dying, but you don’t have to coöperate enthusiastically with the process.’ Force yourself to have a sandwich.

“What I mean to say is that you hear the Bat Kol.” The divine voice. “You hear this other deep reality singing to you all the time, and much of the time you can’t decipher it. Even when I was healthy, I was sensitive to the process. At this stage of the game, I hear it saying, ‘Leonard, just get on with the things you have to do.’ It’s very compassionate at this stage. More than at any time of my life, I no longer have that voice that says, ‘You’re fucking up.’ That’s a tremendous blessing, really.”

Leonard Cohen makes it darker, The New Yorker magazine, October 17, 2016


Franchising and the Tyranny of Evil Men

April 2, 2018

Some money costs too much. It may not nececessarily be up to us to decide what source nurtures or what source poisons.

And I will strike down upon thee with great vengeance and furious anger those who would attempt to poison and destroy my brothers. And you will know my name is the Lord when I lay my vengeance upon thee..
Ezekiel 25:17



Do the Canadian Franchise Association, Just Desserts and Sweet Jesus recognize any spiritual or family values?

March 27, 2018

Sweet Jesus is not just another flash-in-the-pan predatory franchise scam, although it most assuredly is that. In spades.

Instructively, it is a recent example in a long line of web of lies-filled schemes that the franchisor-led trade associations spin in Canada and around the world which enables far greater evil to manifest.

Reminds me of the cocaine-fueled Just Desserts situation, before the homicide(s).

Happy Holy Week to all my franchise banker friends, as well.


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