If you have been following the DTI battle that is going on right now between Amway and the British Government as well as the dispute between Quixtar and a former group of Independent Business Owners, you would see a lot of similarities. It's ironic that Amway is now playing the part of the British Government of the 1700's and the former IBO's are playing the part of the American Revolutionaries. The group of IBO's has spent years behind the scene trying to correct a slew of issue's to make the business opportunity better and their suggestions have fallen on deaf ears. Those IBO's held true to their morals and ethics while being ignored by the very business they were trying to help improve. Ego and arrogance has again gotten in the way of progress. While an amiable solution was the goal, the battle lines have now been drawn. Just like the American Revolutionaries ultimate goal was peace with the British, so to was peace the ultimate goal between the former IBO's and Amway/Quixtar. Knowing that that may not happen a alternate plan was also put together.
History provides us with the ending of America's Revolution, and soon, history will also record the ending to the Consumer Rebellion and the beginning of the Leadership Revolution. "Free" enterprise and the entrepreneurial spirit cannot be held back. Sometimes, enough is enough, and it's time to take a stand. Our forefathers stood for freedom and so do the forefathers of the TEAM.