Obedience makes a “great” franchisee in profitable peace time, but sucks when war has been declared.

February 9, 2015

Deference to authority is a very highly selected-for and regarded trait within franchising.

banksy greatness

Surviving as a franchisee wires your brain in a certain way.

Over time, especially when you’ve prospered like in Tim Hortons guys have done in 50 years, you’re trained to behave in a certain way.

You’re taught and you accept to learn to be helpless.

Martin Seligman

Tony Martin: Why 100,000 CDN franchisee families should keep his family in their thoughts.

February 17, 2014

The Arthur Wishart Act (Franchise Disclosure) Act, 2000 exists because of Martin. He draws people together is a way only an Irish immigrant could.
Tony Martin

I would suggest ALL franchisees, everywhere, who know enough to value the legal protections that “good faith, fair dealings and commercially reasonable” might give to their life, recognize this, faith-filled parliamentarian’s fearless role in not managing but eradicating  predatory industry practices, starting in 1996.

As reported in the Sault Star, NDP colleagues offer words of support after Tony Martin hospitalized after suffering stroke:

The longtime NDP politician and anti-poverty activist reportedly suffered the stroke Sunday.

Bud Wildman, former provincial cabinet minister and a close friend, said doctors are hopeful Martin, 65, will recover.

He said Martin’s family is by his side.

“I’m concerned for my friend. He’s a strong person. I’m hoping he’ll make a full recovery,” said Wildman.

My thoughts are with Bud, Madge, Karen and Jacques and especially Anna and their children.

That’s the duty of a true priest.

August 29, 2012

To make sure young people don’t get hurt too badly in their 1st experience of the sacred.

It’s a wonderful thing to be in the presence of somebody whose consciousness is informed by the visionary world which he has experienced.

But that’s not very frequent.

You were taught to hate yourself

July 3, 2012

But can you hate just yourself?

What about the more vulnerable in your family.

Your spouse and kids.

You have the right to squander their lives by not resisting?

This goes for franchisees as well.

Freedom is not free.

July 2, 2012

You have to take it.

Backing out the religious framework, if anyone were listening…

  1. start by talking (empowering voices),
  2. you are poor, no matter how much $ you have if you are impoverished in your fundamental freedoms and justice,
  3. expect anger when you start to resist, and
  4. you have to take your own liberation.

James H. Cone

Do franchisees have ears to listen to James H. Cone?

June 21, 2012

Economic inequality has never been greater in North America.

Jesus’ crucifixion as a first century lynching.



What can people do (2. @ 7:40)

  1. bear witness to the God you know,
  2. hate all injustice (be enraged about it),
  3. organize to fight it, and
  4. join movements of justice.

The Cross  and the Lynching Tree, James H. Cone, 2011.

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