The Flynn effect states that since the 20th century, IQ test scores on average increase by 3 points every decade. A person taking an IQ test in 1930, scoring in the average, would be considered mentally handicap compared to today’s IQ standards. As civilization progresses, so does our average intelligence level. When the knowledge base increases across the board, strange things begin happening. We get smarter.
Something I’ve noticed as of late is that pyramid schemes as business models are still around. In the past month, two friends have been invited to “recruitment” seminars, which I am proud to say they both, within minutes discovered the pyramid business model and left in disgust.
Now the proper term is “multi-level marketing” (MLM) but it’s the same theme, you make commissions on your sales and on the sales of the people you’ve recruited as sales people. You can already begin to see the problem. If I’m selling, then I get you to sell, we are now competing for future sales. Doesn’t make sense does it. Not anymore, but it did for a very long time. What surprises me more is that their is actually a list of companies still around using this as a business model. Continue Reading