Congratulations Team Nutrilite Olympians

Yesterday I started to write a post about Amway Global’s Team Nutrilite athletes that competed at the recent Beijing Olympic games. I instead up with a more personal post about the value of persistence – I quit. On Tuesday, Amway itself will publicly congratulation the athletes with a full page advertisement in USA Today (click the image to open the full version).

American sprinter Sanya Richards won Bronze in the Women’s 400m and Gold in the 4x400m relay, Asafa Powell was 5th in the Men’s 100m and anchored the Jamaican men’s 4x100m relay to a World Record. Team USA’s Jen Stuczynski lived up to her promise, winning Silver in the Women’s pole vault behind the incomparable Yelena Isinbayeva. Finally, Brazil’s Olympic football team, including superstar Ronaldinho, won Bronze in their competition. Together, Team Nutrilite’s athletes won 2 Gold, 1 Silver, and 2 Bronze medals. Congratulations! Continue reading

Amway wins an Emmy!

Well, strictly speaking it’s not Amway’s Emmy, and it’s not quite one of those Emmy’s, nevertheless, animator Matt Campbell of HDStudios has been awarded an Emmy by the Michigan Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences for his video The Company Line, produced for Amway’s parent company, Alticor. The video won in the category of Advance Media – Animator/Motion Graphic Designer.

According to a 2007 article in Post Magazine, HDStudios teamed up with M. Seiden and Associates and Lad Guest Productions to create the video for Alticor’s Global Growth Conference. The video was shown on a big screen at the live event, and was also loaded into video iPods and presented to members of Alticor’s top management.


The video offers Amway Business Owner’s an insight into what’s been happening within Alticor and Amway management over the last 2 years. While we read much about Amway Global’s transformation as it applies to the business opportunity, it’s clear that change is occuring within the corporation as well.

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I quit

I love watching the Olympics – it is literally thousands of people achieving their dreams. What can be better that? Many of them have worked years for little reward and with no expectation of a medal or massive sponsorships – but they had a dream just to be there, to compete with the best, to be one of the best. Then there’s those superstars, the ones that make us simply stare in astonishment. This year there were two in particular, Jamaica’s Usain Bolt and USA’s Michael Phelps. Astounding performances. But there’s also heartbreak and drama as well – China and Team Nutrilite’s Liu Xiang’s withdrawal from the men’s 100m hurdle being a classic example. Continue reading

XS Gold – coming September 15

A few commentators on Amway Talk have been talking about a new XS Energy product due out soon for Amway Global in North AmericaXS Gold. Bridgett over on The World According to Bridgett has brought us the information that it will be launched September 15, as well as this great video “teaser” –


No word on exactly what it is, but obviously it’s a new flavour (Gold? perhaps it’s a beer! :) ). Unfortunately we don’t have XS in my part of the Amway world, so I won’t get to try it!

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Idle gossip from idle minds – another example of a clueless Amway critic

In the comments of the post More Clueless Amway Critics, one of the subjects of the post, Amway critic pokerpooner, decided to add his side of the story into the comments. In my opinion all he successfully did was prove the point of the post – he’s clueless about the Amway business, how it works, and it’s potential as a business. Later in the discussion, when I asked him to provide some evidence to back up some claims he was making, he simply became abusive. In my experience Amway critics often require supporters of the Amway business to be able to provide incontrovertible proof of any claims. Indeed on more than one occasion I’ve been told that Amway Corporation is not an acceptable source for Amway sales data, since they’re probably lying about it. :roll: Ask them for some evidence to back up their claims however, and all of a sudden they want to change the subject. Continue reading

More Clueless Amway Critics

Last year a user posted the following great video on youtube of Amway Malaysia’s first Founders Crown AmbassadorsCharlie Lee Kim Soon & Linda Ng Kwee Choo -


Yesterday, one of the regular Amway Quixtar critics on the QuixtarBlog forums, pokerpooner, had the following to say about it –

LOL Joecool take a look at this video on youtube. This is the type of lifestyle they try too live. With helicopters,planes,mansions,boats etc. No possible way they can can live that way with a amway or system income

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Amway Headquarters Renovations

As most readers may know, 2009 is the 50th anniversary of the founding of Amway Corporation. As part of the celebrations, Amway World Headquarters in Ada, Michigan, USA is undergoing renovations. Confirming the idea that these days pretty much everyone has a blog, a message popped up on my google alerts from Erhardt Construction’s blog. Erhardt Construction is apparently responsible for the renovations. According to their post, PROJECT UPDATE – Amway World Headquarters –

The 21,000-square foot project includes interior renovation of the main lobby, auditorium, meeting rooms, clerestory gallery and adjoining spaces. The renovation is divided into three phases to allow Amway to maintain day-to-day operations.

Just to put the pressure on, it’s apparently all got to be complete by January 2009. Check out the post for a couple of nice graphics of what it will look like when complete. On the second rendering you’ll see in the background the “Founder’s Fundamentals” I mentioned in the last post.