Archive for June 2011

40 Years at the DSA

Neil Offen has been a fixture at the Direct Selling Association for 40 years. He has surmounted legislative hurdles, educated the public on direct selling and improved the industry’s reputation. He retires at the end of June, but his legacy will endure.

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Letter from John Fleming, June 2011

In this issue, we release the final ranking of the Direct Selling News Global 100 for 2010.
The identification of the Top 100 direct selling companies in the world is the culmination of hours of research and the cooperation of dozens of individuals. We extend our acknowledgment and appreciation to all who were a part of this endeavor. The industry comprises many privately held companies that certainly could have chosen not to share any information; however, overall, we found the cooperative spirit that makes this industry so unique and so very different from most. Many readers will benefit from a better understanding of the magnitude of the social and economic contributions that this channel delivers to individuals and communities throughout the world. Transparency will always be an essential component to greater understanding and acceptance of direct selling as a way of doing business. We believe the DSN Global 100 listing contributes to both.

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Rules of the Road

In addition to having loving parents who started me off with firm guidance and an excellent education, it has been my good fortune to have several important mentors in my life.

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It’s about the System

About 60 years ago, two industries really began to flourish in the United States. Both industries contain a variety of products and services that we all use.

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