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Herbalife's (HLF +3.4%) investor meeting is getting under way, with the nutrition-supplement...

Herbalife's (HLF +3.4%) investor meeting is getting under way, with the nutrition-supplement company, which has become the subject of a battle of investor titans, expected to rebut Bill Ackman's assertions that the firm is nothing more than a pyramid scheme. You can listen to the Web cast here and follow a live blog here.
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  • youngman442002
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    If they sing a song at the meeting....its a Pyramid
    10 Jan 2013, 09:08 AM Reply Like
  • Kingkang
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    haha! so true. actually if they sing a song and clap their hands together with a chant, they're either a pyramid or a cult.
    10 Jan 2013, 10:00 AM Reply Like
  • tineke
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    It's good to be critical, but if one is sceptical,, the ears are closed upfrond and nothing of what is told is of your intrest.
    In any case. I like what I'm hearing. I think they're doing a wonderful job so far.
    For the record : clapping for speakers is done in any regular presentation, by any company. Pretty shortsighted to associate clapping to pyramids or cults
    10 Jan 2013, 10:27 AM Reply Like
  • Kingkang
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    clapping for speakers is different than clapping and singing. it's a pyramid scheme. no way about it. and what is so great about them is they try to convince low income people on how to make big money opportunities when chance of success is very small. bogus.
    10 Jan 2013, 01:42 PM Reply Like
  • tineke
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    The company Herbalife NEVER promotes a guaranteed income. Such claims are prohibited (such as selling the products on Ebay!). It is however hard to control millions of distributors as they are still 'human', with human flaws. And lots of humans do stuff that is not allowed or eve very illegal, especially when (potential) money is involved.
    Herbalife is merely a CHANCE to make an income. Like with any self-employed biz, success is also depending on time and effort spend, and very often that is not enough.
    And yes, obviously the very big incomes in Herbalife are only a small %. Nothing new here : only about 1% of the people make about +90% of the money worldwide ! Are they connected to a pyramid scheme ?
    What the clapping and is singing is concerned : no one could be motivated to step into a biz that requires time and effort to built next to a job in a company, if there was no fun involved. Check the faces of most people on a Monday, when they go to work ... If I didn't have my serious health concerns,needing all the energy for myself, I'd still be a Herbalife distribuor and be one for life ! But I am committed to the products for life ! And no one is paying me t!o say this
    29 Jan 2013, 10:21 AM Reply Like
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