Exaggerated sensitiveness is an expression of the feeling of inferiority.

February 24, 2012

Exaggerated sensitivity: I’ve met that in myself and a few franchisees over 14 years.


Meanings are not determined by situations, but we determine ourselves by the meanings we give to situations.

Every therapeutic cure, and still more, any awkward attempt to show the patient the truth, tears him from the cradle of his freedom from responsibility and must therefore reckon with the most vehement resistance.

My difficulties belong to me!

To be a human being means to possess a feeling of inferiority which constantly presses towards its own conquest. The greater the feeling of inferiority that has been experienced, the more powerful is the urge for conquest and the more violent the emotional agitation.

Alfred Adler 1870-1937

Franchising is a carnival

April 23, 2011

A sideshow.

Life is a Carnival, The Band on Saturday Night Live in 1976

You can walk on the water, drown in the sand
You can fly off a mountaintop if anybody can
Run away, run away–it’s the restless age
Look away, look away–you can turn the page

Hey, buddy, would you like to buy a watch real cheap
Here on the street
I got six on each arm and two more round my feet
Life is a carnival–believe it or not
Life is a carnival–two bits a shot

Saw a man with the jinx in the third degree
From trying to deal with people–people you can’t see
Take away, take away, this house of mirrors
Give away, give away, all the souvenirs

We’re all in the same boat ready to float off the edge of the world
The flat old world
The street is a sideshow from the peddler to the corner girl

Life is a carnival–it’s in the book
Life is a carnival–take another look

Hey, buddy, would you like to buy a watch real cheap
Here on the street
I got six on each arm and two more round my feet
Life is a carnival–believe it or not
Life is a carnival–two bits a shot

Piece of shit franchise systems on sale now

February 26, 2011

Lots of spring franchise shows.

It never ends this shit.

[Onion News Network]

Unlearning attitudes is critical

February 18, 2011

You’ve been told your whole life you need to settle for less.

Everyone’s told that and the key is to identify the voice on that tape playing inside your head (ie. your dad, older brother, teacher, spouse, etc.)

It’s not being selfish to demand better for yourself.


Be modern and caring by not thinking about what you eat

February 14, 2011

Don’t even look at it says a fast food nation.

Just buy; feed that hollowness.  Anyone questioning food-based addictions and mindlessness are shunned. Those without straight hair may have a harder time, however.

Case in point: Woody pleads out to 5 instead of 30 years.

Blonds never tamper with food.

[Circa 1966, Jumping Frog]

By writing to your franchisor you show him to be a phoney

January 27, 2011

That is the real power of documents in a franchisee-directed wiki.

They speak truth to fraudulent authority.

[brad phillips]

Get busy living, Get busy dying

November 16, 2010

Funny how choices can sometimes get muddled up, eh?

Prisons come in many sizes and shapes but it’s the ones we build inside ourselves that’ll kill ya.

I wonder where my confidence went?

Who signs up for 7-Eleven wage slavery and sharecropping in 2015?

November 2, 2010

No new immigrant to Australia or the United States does. Or Canada.

Nobody does it intentionally.

They think it is impossible in a free society for modern day sharecropping to thrive in plain sight.

They learn, partially and too late, that the business risks are deeper and wider than they could ever imagine. Before WikiFranchise.org, no one has inventoried these investment risks. They blame themselves, miss the patterns and like in all well-structured con games 50% of the marks are good for a 2nd go.

He has the experience without the understanding. T.S. Eliot

— Thanks to ShawnBlog.com

Why is Mark Bryers, former franchisor & attorney smiling?

October 29, 2010

Because he knows white-collar laws are a farce.

Under Kiwi law, there is insufficient evidence for the Serious Fraud Office, SFO to press criminal charges although 3,000 New Zealanders have lost $80 million of their life savings via the Blue Chip franchise system.

  1. Blue Chip escapes SFO noose
  2. Shock as SFO decides not to lay Blue Chip charges
  3. SFO says insufficient evidence for a criminal prosecution of Blue Chip

Bryers was sentenced in May for over 1oo commercial offenses for which he pleaded guilty. The sentence?: 75 hours of community work and a $37,500 fine. (Blue Chip boss sentenced – but avoids jail)

Not too surprising when governments treat a law enforcement agency as a political sacrificial lamb.

Ray Borradale from Australia notes on yesterday’s FranchiseFool post:

… I do like New Zealand’s approach to franchising.

Nothing complicated – don’t even tell anyone its buyer beware and then keep the location of the mass grave a secret. Economic efficiency and the grace to not worry people before its time to send them to that other place. Bewdiful …

Unmarked economic mass graves.

Plague victims on Venice island

What Mark Bryers did was substantially the same as every franchise system does frequently/sometimes/selectively does. Bryers ambition was larger and his time frame was shorter. That’s the only difference.

I quote Ray because Bryers is now Australia’s responsibility.

Even monkeys understand fairness

October 11, 2010

How some people think they can fool everyone is interesting.

Thanks to The Situationalist.

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