I know that I am not in the inner circle of BMM experts and that they converse quite regularly offline.
- Internet information sharing is a very large concern for Big Franchising. The point men are the Franchise Bar and especially the self-appointed Alpha Male franchise lawyer.
They are extremely sensitive about their image. Try showing up to one of their trade shows with a national television network film crew. The industry has very long memories and insists on everyone goosestepping to the same beat.
I see no reason why BMM should be given a pass.
There have been other websites before that tried to be independent but found it economically impossible to do so. It’s called being black-balled, folks. Same goes for journalists.
Any questions and it’s called a CLM (career limiting move). The tactics are the same as those used by Big Tobacco.
- The franchise industry is well-known for punishing anyone that raises too many questions or interferes in any way with their selling efforts (ie. sue advocates into bankruptcy, withhold referrals or destroy careers).
- On the surface, anyway, this would make BMM Public Enemy #1.
And even if Blue MauMau was doing the staus quo’s bidding (breeds disinformation and confusion, public flogging of irrelevant small-time weasels), does it really matter?
- My experience is that what is going to happen, is going to happen. The mechanics are bigger than any rear-guard defence strategy.
Either way, some valuable lessons can be learned but I should caution: The greatest lies are always told in silence.
In big industry new ideas are invited to rear their heads so they can be clobbered at once. The idea department of a big firm is a sort of lab for isolating dangerous viruses.
People need to think of themselves as unmanaged, independent and free, if they are to be controlled with maximum success.
John Kenneth Galbraith
These capitalists generally act harmoniously and in concert, to fleece the people.
Abraham Lincoln [discharged bankrupt shopkeeper]