Which shareholder enables the franchisee class-action game?

June 29, 2017

The informal franchisee leaders. The organizers. The “white knights”.

When the class-action fraud sausage explodes, You can’t really blame the lawyers for pandering to your lack of wholeness, wisdom, and confidence.

Can you?

Franchisees who trade their family’s human rights for $ act just like a Welsh prostitutes.

July 20, 2012

The poorest franchisee who has retained his human rights is richer than any “successful” one.

You can’t remain healthy if you bargain away your descendant’s birthrights of freedom of speech and association.

— Did venereal disease come from sheep?

+Forty years of denying an appropriate franchise law framework

October 26, 2010

Everyone knows the outcome is pre-determined.

Go ahead: Say you’re going to pass franchise laws that protect the most vulnerable.

If you believed they put a man on the moon,
If you believe there’s nothing up my sleeve,

Ambition is the death of thought.

May 25, 2010

WikiFranchise.org was designed so that people could find their own way to a different understanding about franchising.

I found a path that works for me. It might work for you.

To convince someone of the truth, it is not enough to state it, but rather one must find the path from error to truth.

People believe franchising is successful because they want to believe it. It’s a seductive and re-assuring idea (the American Dream, Horatio Alger).

What makes a subject difficult to understand — if it is significant, important — is not that some special instruction about abstruse things is necessary to understand it. Rather it is the contrast between the understanding of the subject and what most people want to see. Because of this the very things that are most obvious can become the most difficult to understand. What has to be overcome is not difficulty of the intellect but of the will.

As you unwrap the knot of franchising’s religion…

At the core of all well-founded belief, lies belief that is unfounded.

Ludwig Wittgenstein quotes, 1889-1951

Careerism can lead to burn-out

March 19, 2010

I know.

I worked for about 6 years, post-Ivey MBA, in large organizations.  Not a great “fit”, as they say.

Hugh MacLeod gives some career advice for coasting franchise executives.

That’s what happens when you’ve sold your soul, exist to get the next paycheck and your job becomes ‘not to get fired’. Pretend your interested, show up to the meetings and hopefully find meaning elsewhere in your life.

A better solution is to find meaning in everything you do, everyday- even if it means a pay cut.

Try to live as authentic of a life as you can.

Would anyone tell you if you were the last franchise investor fool?

January 7, 2010

I don’t think so.

One thing I’ve learned about the franchise business:

even when 100% of franchisors AND lawyers AND bankers AND politicians AND professional journalists would never, ever let their retirement funds go into a franchise…

you will be able to buy a doofus franchise system in every nation in this world (almost 24/7).

  • There never has been or ever will be a government recall of any franchise system.

Every franchise is 100% guaranteed to fail and succeed at the same time.

Is one dose of franchising, one too many?

November 20, 2009

Franchising is war.

A bloody, stinking, fetid version of trench warfare.

You’re in a battlefield where there are no rules of engagement, no standards of conduct. No prisoners are taken and your life savings are “liberated” once you sign.

Modern franchise warfare succeeds, largely, as a confidence game: deceit and confusion are it’s siren song.

You have to keep your wits about you and keep it in your pants. You can successfully operate on Franchise VD but, unfortunately, the patient always dies on the table (see Quiznos farce).

Don’t sign anything (new or old) no matter how much she pouts, threatens or holds out.

[she’s actually your bitch, btw]   😉

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