Don’t Turn Mailboxes into Baseballs. Keeping it Between the Lines when providing financial education

This article was prepared by Thompson Burton Summer Associate, Brooks Brasfield.  He was asked to help clarify the line between financial advice (bad) versus financial education (good). ————- “Don’t turn mailboxes into baseballs… most thoughts deserve two or three more…everything will be fine…long as you stay off the hard stuff and keep between the lines.” […]

MLM Cryptocurrency Scams: Stopping the Brand Killer and Protecting the Direct Selling Channel – by Jeffrey Babener

First Published in the World of Direct Selling. I’m sharing a post authored by fellow attorney, Jeffrey Babener. The article is so well written, I wish I wrote it myself. This is a very important subject. Babener provides solid education and proposes some ideas on ways to counter the groundswell of fraud developing in our […]

Vemma Analysis: Lessons Learned – Part 1

This article was written jointly by both Kevin Thompson and Kevin Grimes As most of you know, the FTC sued Vemma, alleging the company to be a pyramid scheme. Without a hearing, the FTC convinced a federal judge to shut down the company with a temporary injunction. On September 15, Vemma had an opportunity to […]

Richard Brooke On the Wisdom of Business Development Agreements

I’m thankful for Richard Bliss Brooke. He’s a courageous leader and he’s never afraid to call it like he sees it.

This is a 20 minute video. There’s no need to watch the whole thing (it’s long!). Start at the 15:20 mark where someone asks “Do you think Business Development Agreements are bad for network marketing?”

His answer is brief and to the point. It’s an important issue that will eventually be addressed at an industry-wide level. But in the meantime, we need to be educated. Please watch at the 15:20 mark.

“A moment’s insight is sometimes worth a lifetime of experience.” Oliver Wendall Holmes, Supreme Court Justice from 1902 – 1932

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