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Mar 20, 2008
About 3 months ago, my Dad asked me to attend a multi-level marketing seminar involving Voice Over Internet Protocol (V.O.I.P) products. He asked me to attend the seminar in his behalf because he had another meeting and because he did not understand what the product is all about. So I reluctantly attended the seminar.

A very eloquent and well dressed american gave the presentation. He sounded very convincing. Without a doubt, the product was equally good as well. However, what interested me was the sales pitch he made when asked he people to join the company.

He said that if you are an entrepreneur and you wanted to get rich a good business strategy is to find something that would be the trend of the future and start developing it. If you are an investor then one of your investment strategies is to invest in companies that does this.

He further makes his point by stating that the Microsoft, a $ 200 Billion dollars company which happens to be one of the richest and one of the most successful company in the world, is one of the companies that employs this business strategy. Surely you would invest in Microsoft if they would knock on your door and ask you to invest in their company.

Let's say we have the ability to time travel and go back to the year 1978. Several casually dress, long haired, hippie looking geeks asked for a meeting with you. Their agenda was to ask you to invest in their company or even work for them. They said their product called "computer software," something unheard of during those days would eventually change the world in the near future. A skinny little geek insisted that you do invest with them because if you dont you would regret it. Do you think you would be convinced with their investment strategies? Are you sure you would have invested your time or your money?

For those people who decided to invest during that time later one became millionaires and even billionaires. Those who left after several years didn't enjoy the wealth that the company brought.

Nobody expected that those casually dressed, long haired, hippie looking geeks would make billions and change the world years later. But those who invested in them truly reaped the benefits.

The speaker ended his presentation by asking people to have the foresight and take the chance by jumping at the opportunity to join the multi-level marketing scheme involvoing the VOIP product. Without a doubt both the the product and sales pitch were good. But sad to say, experience tells me that any multi-level marketing (MLM) based business will only be good after a certain time. Most MLM based business switch to traditional marketing after the market becomes so saturated leaving those at the bottom of the with nobody to recruit. It would have been a different story of the speaker asked people to buy shares of stocks. Certainly, I would have bought some. Investing in companies who has the foresight to know the trend in the future is always part of good investment strategies. Before I forget, the company he was referring to was Microsoft and the skinny little geek wearing the blue shirt is of course, Bill Gates.
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