Inventor of the network marketing eaten rusty nails?

  Inventor of the network marketing eaten rusty nails? Well, honestly, it was not the nails, and rusty chips interspersed with sparse prison food. So he made up for lack of iron in the body. And still trying to persuade the guards to bring him the plants that grew in sufficient quantity for the prison walls: bamboo, ginseng and other Chinese flora. The guards laughed, but denied the request. What and helped in their time survive Carl Rehnborg , Amazing chemical businessman, as well as those prisoners who risked their experience strange diet neighbor cell.

There were the events described in the 20-ies of the last century in China. American Carl Rehnborg, like many of the representatives of the "imperialist west", went to jail, coming out of that and returned to the U.S. 40-year-old man, he already knew that was his life's work. Even in his youth interested in issues of healthy eating, and time spent in detention, only helped to strengthen this interest.

At home, Karl was in poverty. Business, he has worked in China, as a representative of Colgate Products Company, was blown up too, but Rehnborg not lose heart. Living on a pittance in a rented loft a few years, he, like a medieval alchemist, searching for ... look up ... and found! No, not the Philosopher's Stone, but the plant that contain almost all the minerals and vitamins, and many more useful for the components. This plant was alfalfa. The opening of these things took place in 1931 and two years later, Karl invites his friends to try a dietary supplement, developed on the basis of alfalfa. Friends have been slow to follow the advice of the eccentric chemist. And Rehnborg comes a brilliant (and simple!) Thought: additive must not give, and to sell, "free lunch" is not appreciated by anyone.

And from that moment begins the history of network marketing. Although the Rehnborg called it differently - "Marketing on the recommendation. The essence of such sales to many of us are familiar today. Distributor (sales representative) gives information about the product to their friends, involves them in the sales and gets a commission for the product that sold itself, and the one who sold them involved in the structure of the new people. Such a network can grow to infinity. First distributor Rehnborg just and became his friends.

But I must say that no matter how good would the scheme, it would have earned if the product was not worth. Additives designed by Charles really "worked miracles", markedly improving the health of their host people. In addition, they attracted affordable price. Already in 1934, Charles creates a company California Vitamins Inc., Which would later be known as Nutrilite Products .

Still later, in 1959, the company will be Amway , A spin-off from the offspring Rehnborg. Its creators ( Rich De Vos And Jay Van Endel ) Decide to sell not only food additives, but the goods needed in the economy. And over time, Amway will be the world leader in the field of network marketing.

As far as the Carl Rehnborg, that he lived to 87-seven, without a characteristic of this age of health problems. Bet! This is not surprising for such an advocate of proper diet and lifestyle. But as they say, "do not live by bread alone". A company founded by Charles, generates enough income to ensure that he finally was able to devote himself to his hobby - astronomy. And so it goes without saying that having a solid state, he has traveled half the world, and among his friends were many influential people of the time, such as Jawaharlal Nehru and Winston Churchill.

Today the words "network marketing" can often be heard in a negative context, at least, in the former USSR. It is understandable. The reputation of this phenomenon have undermined every crooks who created the financial pyramid, and robbed thousands of people. Stories with "Herbalife has also played a significant role in shaping our nation counter hostility to" network sales. But, rejecting stereotypes about MLM, let's just appreciated the genius and beauty of ideas that had come in his time in the head of Charles Rehnborg.