Friday, July 30, 2010

The Best Way to Predict the Future Is to Invent It.

This is Part Two of our visit to the Welcome Center at Amway. Here is Amway Visit Part One.

After The Ripple Effect, the lights came up, the screen disappeared in to the ceiling, and the wall behind it opened up vertically (kind of like Star Trek) to reveal a whole bunch of displays.

This one is loaded with video about manufacturing and R&D.

This wall is dedicated to Amway's One by One Campaign for Children.

It's incredible the millions of lives impacted by this program. And it's not just about the  money Amway gives ($112 million to date), though that's very important. It's also the volunteer hours (1.3 billion to date) contributed by employees and IBOs, ABOs, and Distributors since the program launched in 2003.

For current outreach, I keep up to date with Amway's One by One blog.

In the glass window on the left, are  various products on a conveyor belt. And that's my daughter checking out some Artistry skin care products she'll be using in a decade.

This display gives the 51-year history of Amway. You manually slide the screen across the decades.  Then you can choose a specific year within that decade to see what noteworthy events occurred in Amway's past.

And while Amway honors their  past, that is not their focus. The quote above the timeline says,

"The best way to predict the future is to invent it." ~Alan Kay

(to be continued...)  Amway Visit Part Three

1 comment:

Beth Dornan said...

Great posts, Bridgett -- just like being there!