So last night I had gone to attend this Quixtar/BWW seminar, upon invitation from a friend, who is an IBO in the [[http://quixtar.com/|Quixtar]] family now. The presentation was slick, the speaker professional. I was told the dress code was formal, so I went in shirts and trousers. But I was still under-dressed, because everyone else had shown up in suits and ties. The people were nice and friendly, but the whole environment had this omnious feeling like in those movies where everything was nice and bright, but something dark and murky lurked deep underneath the surface.
For one thing, people related to Quixtar always refer to “the business” or “the plan” or “the team”. I don’t like such omnious notations. Throughout the talk, not even once they explictly declared //who// they actually were. It is true that there’s a lot of crap on the Internet and elsewhere about Quixtar and their family of companies, and while most of it might not be true, I believe some of it still it. More than anything else, I guess I’m just opposed to the idea itself.
I was told to go in with an open mind, and I did my best. But I came out thinking that this is such an intellectually unsatisfying job. You never know the big picture. You’re always in this hierarchy. If something goes wrong and “the team” doesn’t show up, what do you do? What about all these Quixtar products? Who is quality testing them? If Quixtar has so much money, why don’t they advertise their products? Granted that “the business” is supposed to be the advertisement, but I still don’t see any harm in some extra publicity.
I could probably ramble on this for a long time. But I’ll stop for now. [[http://www.merchantsofdeception.com/|Merchants of Deception]] is a must read for anyone who is planning to get into Quixtar. I’m not saying you should believe it, or consider all things said therein true. However, if you’re getting exposed to all the slick presentations from those folks, you should atleast expose yourself to the other side of the story and then make a judgement for yourself.
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