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Offline Stripe

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Being a good post-seed skeptic
« on: June 07, 2007, 03:39:49 PM »
I attended a business/networking meeting this morning put on by an organization called Le Tip.  Is anyone familiar with it? I checked on the web and every site for any local chapter reports the same basic information.  That's one hint...

My initial reaction a couple hours later was that it is somewhat "Amway-esque" in the requirement to contact 10 people during the first week of membership and then attend a marketing seminar in the first 60 days.  But instead of soap it's legitmate business leads passed from one member to another. The draw is making money in one's own profession rather than selling soap, etc.    

That being the case, and acknowledging that my nature is to be highly skeptical of any group that requires alliegence to a higher cause, conforming to rules, and mandatory attendance, I wonder if anyone else has any experience with the company and what results, if any?

Thanks in advance for any input.  
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« Reply #1 on: June 08, 2007, 12:08:26 PM »
Hey Stripe..long time no speak!

As for that group, I have no knowledge. However, just from what little you told me they already creep me out. I wouldn't have anything to do with them.
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« Reply #2 on: June 12, 2007, 12:26:56 PM »
Greg,

You know, I tried to go into it with an open mind and I seriously thought about what it could do for me in light of my business development budget.  I really did.  But my cult-dar kept going off.  :wink: I think the underlying message was the same as all the other programmes - if you don't buy the message then you must not:  

care enough about yourself;
care enough about your family;
care enough about your financial well-being;
care enough about your sobriety;
care enough about your salvation; or
care enough about your mental health

....to make a commiment.  Seems like the old mind game of trying to make you feel bad about who/what you are followed by the solid offer of truth for the floundering- for cash, of course.  Thursday will come and go - I won't be there and I'm sure no one will miss me.  I pretty much decided to bag it just based on how the contact made me feel.  After conferring with my numerous, trusted advisors I believe my initial impression was correct. Cults come in many shapes and sizes.

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