Ep 2 | Interview with Lori Bush

Lori Bush: Rodan and Fields’ outgoing CEO shares her wisdom on data, leadership and the crossroads of innovation.


And the conversations just keep getting better! I’m grateful to have talked with Lori Bush just weeks before the announcement of her retirement. Lori will stay an active member of the board of directors at Rodan & Fields and will chair the DSA board, beginning with the 2016 Annual Meeting.


Enjoy this fascinating conversation with Lori Bush where we cover topics including:


  • How important data really is
  • Balancing serving distributors and customers
  • A crisis of leadership during times of rapid change
  • Lori’s description of real innovation
  • The sharing/gig economy
  • Talk about a proposed new form of worker classification that’s not W-2 or 1099




Industry Happenings: The Vemma Injunction

Looking for another source of thought leadership and lively debate on issues of critical importance to direct selling? We’ve heard from a number of sources that The Direct Selling Academy is a new source for just that. On January 12, they sponsored the Vemma Injunction Seminar at their Zermatt resort property in Midway, Utah. Several industry sources have told me the presenters were well informed and the ensuing discussion was something we rarely see in a gathering of DS executives: Lively, to the point, and extremely frank.

Here’s a link to the presenters’ decks:


Jonathan Gilliam – Momentum Factor
Mark Rawlins – InfoTrax
Spencer Reese and DJ Poyfair – RPR Law
Scott Schwerdt, Nu Skin


The Direct Selling Academy will be hosting several events like this throughout the year.

The Sharing/Gig Economy is a threat and a great opportunity for direct selling. But it’s up to us. Watch the keynote.