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Rise Of The Entrepreneur Movie Review

Before I begin, I would like to say that I am self employed and love working for myself.  I strongly support people becoming entrepreneurs.  It is an exciting and challenging way of life.

Rise Of The Entrepreneur Review

Rise Of The Entrepreneur

Rise Of The Entrepreneur is a movie created by Eric Worre. Eric is the author of the International best-selling book “Go Pro – 7 Steps to Becoming a Network Marketing Professional”. Eric claims that his film is a documentary.Eric Worre

Here is how the movie is promoted.

The world is changing faster than ever.

Technology is accelerating, job security is declining and income inequality is increasing. People are overworked and underpaid. With less time and freedom, people are left wondering if there is a better way.

Our changing economy has led to the rise of the entrepreneur. The fastest, most dependable and controllable way to become wealthy is to own your own business.

This documentary gathers today’s best experts and thought leaders to forever change how you view work and wealth.

Your search for a better way is over. The answer is here. Your future awaits and there are no limits.

Here is the trailer for the movie.

Rise Of The Entrepreneur Movie Trailer

Rise Of The Entrepreneur Reality

In my opinion, this movie is not a documentary. It is a propaganda piece for Network Marketing. Network Marketing is better known as Multi-level Marketing.

The film claims to answer three key questions:

  1. What is really going on in our working world today?
  2. In this new economy is it better to become an entrepreneur or is it safer to work for someone else?
  3. If a person decides to become an entrepreneur and start their own business, how can they do it without taking on massive risk?

Part 1

Eric begin by covering the problems in the economy that are causing middle class Americans to become less wealthy:

  • Rapid Technology Change
  • High Unemployment
  • Student Loan Debt
  • Government Debt

He really focuses in on how horrible it is to be an employee. You are considered a zombie and there is no joy if you work at a job. You live in a sea of worry. Only people that are wounded spiritually should be an employee.

I guess Eric has forgotten that for a business of any significant size to function there has to be employees to do the work of running the company. The largest Network Marketing companies are corporations with employees. What an awful way to think of the people that answer the phones and ship the products for your company.

I wounder how Network Marketing CEO’s who are employees make it through the day in their spiritual brokenness?

Part 2

This section begins with Eric bashing the stock market as a way of earning money.  Entrepreneurship is offered as the solution for people to move up the economic ladder. I do not agree with Eric. There are many paths to economic success.  These paths can include any combination of investing, employment, and entrepreneurship.

Eric uses multiple interviews to clearly communicate how starting your own business is too complex, too expensive, and too risky.

In reality, starting your own business has a much lower risk of failure than Network Marketing.  You can start your own sales, consulting, blogging or affiliate marketing business for the same price or less than a Network Marketing business.

36% of new businesses fail in two years. – Statisticbrain.com
51.2% of new businesses fail in 5 years – U.S. Census Data

Herbalife
There is a 90-95% failure rate for Herbalife distributors in the first year.
“… more than 90% of our distributors that are not supervisors turned over.” – Herbalife 2005 Annual Report

USANA
It is estimated that more than 80% of USANA associates drop out in the first year.
Associates earning as little as one commission check a month and associated with USANA for more than six months equal only 3% of all ordering Associates. – Source USANA Income Statement

It is a lie that 90% of restaurants fail in the first year or less! Only one in four restaurants close or change ownership within the first year of business. – Source Bloomberg.com

Part 3

After making every other option for making money look too complex, too expensive, and too risky; Eric offers Network Marketing as the low risk solution to becoming an entrepreneur.

Robert Kiyosaki says, “Network marketing has the potential to save the United States and the world…”.

In my opinion, it is dishonest to offer Network Marketing as the solution to a large amount of people rising up the economic ladder of success.

The annual mean wage for all occupations is $46,440.  – Source Bureau of Labor Statistics

Using the Network Marketing association’s figures, the median annual income for a Network Marketer is $2,400. – Source DSA Spokeswoman Amy Robinson

Network Marketing does not compete with a part-time minimum wage job for creating income.

Network marketing claims to provide you a proven system that will help you succeed in starting your own business. In my opinion, the statistics do not show this to be true.

Brian Tracy makes the claim that Network Marketing has made more millionaires than any other single form of business.

Brian does not know what he is talking about.

The largest percentage of millionaires in the United States is made up of managers and educators.  – Source Millionaire Corner

Millionaire Household Occupations.

Occupation
Percent of Millionaires
Manager
17%
Educator
12%
Sr. Corporate Executive
7%
Business Owner
6%
Accountant
4%
Sales Person
4%
Attorney
2%
Doctor/Dentist
2%

Eric explains why people should not worry about Network Marketing being considered a pyramid scheme. He uses claims by Robert Kiyosaki to clear things up. Robert Kiyosaki says, “Well corporate America is a pyramid scheme…”

Robert Kiyosaki is wrong.

Just like the pyramids in Egypt are not a pyramid scheme nether is a corporation that has a pyramid shaped organization chart. Each person that works for a corporation gets paid. In a pyramid scheme almost everyone loses money. The vast majority of people that participate in Network Marketing lose money. This lost money is transferred to the top 1% of Network Marketing people and the owners of these types of companies.

Many Network Marketing companies are product-based pyramid schemes.

What is a product-based pyramid scheme?

Eric wraps up by explaining “The Catch” to Network Marketing.  The catch is you will have to deal with people that still do not understand Network Marketing.

Conclusion

The real catch to Network Marketing is that people understand that it offers a money losing business for almost everyone and wish to avoid losing money. In my opinion, Rise Of The Entrepreneur is not a documentary.  It uses deceptive claims to convince you to join a business that is less effective at generating wealth for the majority of its participants than our current flawed system. This movie is a propaganda piece for Network Marketing.