Is the most important educational innovation in mom-and-pop franchise investing?

July 24, 2017


Ever? Yes. since Feb 2009.


How many of the 25,000 Syrian refugees will become cannon fodder to the franchise industry via government guaranteed liar loans?

December 29, 2015

Several thousand, I’d imagine.

20151229 Syria cannon fodder1

How? The moral hazard-riddled, Canada Small Business Financing Program.





Hansard does not record standing ovations.

November 6, 2011

For what it’s worth…

The Acting Speaker (Mr. Jim Wilson): Pursuant to standing order 98, the honourable member has 12 minutes for her presentation.


Ms. Helena Jaczek: At the outset I would like to make sure that everyone knows that this bill, Bill 102, An Act to amend the Arthur Wishart Act (Franchise Disclosure), 2000, is co-sponsored by my colleague from Parkdale–High Park and my colleague from Parry Sound–Muskoka. I think that this type of collaboration is something our constituents expect of us. We know that in our ridings many people did not actually vote for us or our party and it is our duty to represent them in this House wherever we can. It has been certainly an interesting and very satisfying experience to work with my two colleagues on this particular bill.

I’d also like to recognize in the west members’ gallery some supporters of the bill: Les Stewart, the founder of the Canadian Alliance of Franchise Operators, and Detective Fred Kerr, the corporate fraud manager for York Regional Police’s major fraud unit.

The Legislative Assembly of Ontario
Toronto, Canada
September 23, 2010

My project work in franchising

April 28, 2011

There was no map or rule book in testing the limits of the industry.

By nature, these were all unreasonable actions from the conventional viewpoint.

To me, they were just taking one step ahead of the other.

Not bad.

[At Play]

Franchising creates and enforces a caste system

February 11, 2011

Franchisor opportunism can be both very rare and effective in enforcing obedience.

Obedience is enforced by controlling intra-species and inter-franchisee communication and contact.

Annual meetings, bulk emails, newsletters, site visits and faux franchisee-friendly social sites get the lesson out:

stay in your place or suffer the consequences.

The means may change but the objective stays the same.

[What was Jim Crow?, Jim Crow Museum of Racist Memorabilia]

I am McWikiLeaks

February 4, 2011

If you see something, scan/OCR/index something.

The technology just collapsed everything down to one person per system.


Where do you get unbiased franchise war reporting?

January 26, 2011

Certainly not from salespeople, captured academics or industry talking heads.

Learn from those reporting back from their own experiences via published media articles. They’re captivating war stories in many “veterans” perspectives.

Read for the closest-to reality check you’ll get.

At least so far.

Learn modern commercial warfare tactics from  specific executives, trademark systems and business risks.


What WikiLeaks is to diplomacy…

January 16, 2011 is to franchising.

Which is related to a custom franchise system-specific wiki.

Now we’re talking.


Franchising is just one big, fat, cruel inside joke.

January 5, 2011

Once you understand the terms, most jokes can be understood by almost anyone.

That is what does: with a little bit of your work, it lets you in on the joke.

Asymptote: In analytic geometry, an asymptote of a curve is a line such that the distance between the curve and the line approaches zero as they tend to infinity. Some sources include the requirement that the curve may not cross the line infinitely often, but this is unusual for modern authors.

A simple example:


WikiFranchise is an inventory of franchise effects

January 3, 2011

I saw the power of manually adding up franchisee investor case studies in 1999.

McLuhan explained the explosive nature of doing that digitally (electrically).

When you give people too much information, they instantly resort to pattern recognition to structure the experience. The work of the artist is to find patterns.

In a sense, is creative: a masterpiece rooted in thousands of peoples’ lives/experiences.

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