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Forum Post: Thinking cooperative? Become a success with the conglomerate!

Posted 5 years ago on Dec. 13, 2012, 10:11 p.m. EST by Kavatz (464) from Edmonton, AB
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Sell something. Draw a 99% in a circle on your logo and get on the directory of subsidiaries. Every occupier in your community and worldwide has direct access to you.

Shame on anyone who chooses alternatives! Lay the blame on people who shop outside of the conglomerate! (unless it's a really bad deal or something, of course.)

Back to Topic References: http://occupywallst.org/forum/conglomerate-and-dgrc-topic-references/



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[-] 1 points by Kavatz (464) from Edmonton, AB 5 years ago

The corner store strategy:

List everything a typical corner convenience store sells. What alternatives can replace these items? Can subsidiaries produce these alternatives?

Chips and chocolate bars? Probably. Soft drinks and candy? Most likely. Coffee? Doesn't really mater...

The important questions are:

Can a convenience store owner be convinced to become a subsidiary of the 99% conglomerate?

Will having a small 99% symbol somewhere on the store's logo and ads appearing on the subsidiary directory be bad for business?

Can subsidiary-products bring in loyal customers and be priced right?

Can the conglomerate one day finance corner-store subsidiary start-ups that sell exclusively subsidiary products?

How many of these stores will exist before they merge into a franchise and dominate the market?

This is making me think of Phase 3, when internal competition gets to a certain level, the conglomerate will be urging subsidiaries to merge for a few reasons (Referenced http://occupywallst.org/forum/p3-consumption/#comment-893230 ).

What rules should be imposed on the newly merged entity, which is pretty much a franchise now? This will be discussed in posts about drafting the Constitution of the Conglomerate (Referenced http://occupywallst.org/forum/p1-incorporation/#comment-892453 )

[-] 1 points by Kavatz (464) from Edmonton, AB 5 years ago

Are you a plumber? Register to be a subsidiary and occupiers will be ringing your phone off the hook.

Running a co-op farm, support occupy, and in need of a solid customer base in your community? You know what to do.

[-] 1 points by Kavatz (464) from Edmonton, AB 5 years ago

Open a coffee shop. Put the 99% circle on the storefront and become a subsidiary of the conglomerate.

As long as people get served reasonably well at a fair price, there is no reason they should get coffee anywhere else.

We'll lay a guilt trip on anyone who doesn't walk the extra block past Starbucks.