I’ve been working from Starbucks today on the T-Mobile wireless, and I’m now, in less than four hours, sitting next to the second pyramid scheme pitch. The first one was amusing because it was incomprehensible what the product or service even being sold was. The entire discussion was motivational and about how much money could be made building your “team”. The current one at least has an identifiable product, but it makes me wonder just how prevalent this sort of thing is.
Perhaps high school (or at least some college course) should have a segment explaining why pyramid schemes always fail, because it appears they are alive and well in Starbucks, which is providing virtual office space to these hucksters.