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9 responses to “A Profile Of Richard DeVos, Founder Of Amway”

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    Hi Neil; I read your very slanted overview of my long time friend Rich Devos. You obviously have never met or interviewed the gentleman. which is how the critics come up so wrong on their assumptions.
    He has touched more lifes with his gnerosity, time and personel out reach to the least of Gods’ children. He lives by principles that enhance the lives of others. How sad negativisim is your method of judging people. Chrusrnas blessings to you – John

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    Richard devos is one the best man i have come and respert in my life he is the best of the best is a man with a open mind and will to help you if you want to work

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    This man has stood the test of time. He has worked very hard for what he has achieved. He is only a man and not perfect. Put this all together and you would be lucky to be this person. We all have failings, but lets remember the ones like Rich DeVos who work hard at being successful in all aspects of life. I have never met the man personally, but have heard him speak at a ‘seminar’. Very inspirational speaker, in my opinion.
    So, I submit, whatever our values and beliefs, we can get something worthwhile from people like this. Maybe this is what we need to focus on? Thanks.

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    My uncle Bud (Ambrose) Langhals was approached by one of the founders to join him in his venture.Bud owned a bar called the Village Inn in Cygnet,Ohio and had just spent his last monies on remodeling the bar.He was not able to partner with him and guess what happened to his outlook on life?

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    me parece que rich de vos es un hombre que siempre a querido ayudar a muchas peresona a cambiar su forma actuar. darle a entender que la manera en tomamos el libre albedrio que DIOS nos dio no es para aprovecharnos de el y odiar, matar, robar, adulterar, nosotro siempre hemos querido hacer las cosas a nuestra meanera por eso es que no triunfamo no nos respetamos los unos a los otros desde la fundacion del mundo hemos sido unos rebelde sin causa tomamos la vida como nos comvenga, eso no es lo que dice la biblia ( palabra de DIOS) entonces biene un hombre que conoce los beneficios que obtiene el ser humano al seguir lo estatutos del todopoderoso y como el mundo se a manejado a su antojo lo critican no soy u fanatico no lo tengo como un dios pero lo admiro por sus libros me inspiran a ser un hombre como dios manda amway es el deseo de todo el mundo em cambiar su forma de vivir pero nadiequiere pagar el precio y trabajar como es busca tu razon para vivir y unete a amway

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    Hi Neil,
    On a personal level, I would like to disagree with you. Mr.Devos is one of the kindest human being who is humble enough to reach out to anyone, offer advise and time at a personal level. I have personally known Mr.Devos as a “person” and not as a business man. I am glad that I had the opportunity to get to know Mr.Devos personally and I cherish his inspiration till today.
    Is there any way you can forward this letter ( below) to Mr. Devos? I would really appreciaite.

    I hope this letter reaches Mr.Devos somehow!

    Mr.Devos, I am Alice from England, Harefiled. Mr. Devos, I am sure you will remember me from the many days you spent in Harefield, England at the most challenging time of your life. Yes. I am from India and we had many conversations during my encounter with you and your family at that time. I did not know who you really were at that time!!! You are one of the humble, inspiring human beings that I ever met, cosidering your multifacted achievements and positions in the business world. Your determination to get better, considering the enormous health challenges that faced as a Transplnat patient have always remained within me. I even talk about you as a role model to many of the patients that I come across in my profession everyday!!

    Infact, inspired by the many conversations we had, I eventually came to U.S. in 2003 and am currently working in a prestigious hospital here. Would love to hear how you are and I sincerely wish to celebrate your life and health , which reflects the success of the institution and the staff in the Transplan Unit that I worked with at that time along with Sir. Magdi Yacobe.

    Best wishes to you and the rest of the family.



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    Hello Mr. De\Vos:
    I also hope you come to know that you inspire me each and every day even though we never met…….I was just laid off, I live in a small northeastern town in CT, and I’m looking forward to finding a new job with determination and persistence. I hope this quotation inspires others.

    My Message to Mr. DeVos:
    Wishing you and yours a happy and healthy new year in 2014 with many more years to come. I have one of your inspirational quotes hanging in my kitchen (and had a copy at work) for the last few years because the moment I read it, I knew it was what I cherished in my life. In my spare time, I use to search for quotations that were positive. This is the only one that I copied, and I quote you, “If I had to select one quality, one personal characteristic that I regard as being most highly correlated with success, whatever the field, I would pick the trait of persistence. Determination. The will to endure to the end, to get knocked down seventy times and get up off the floor saying, “Here comes number seventy-one!” (Richard DeVos, Sep. 2012). A recent visitor asked for a copy of the quote as several of my guests have, and asked who you were so I briefly looked up your history. Take care and bless you.

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    It is so funny that I am sitting at a Christian Outreach Camp with over 270 middle and High school kids from at risk communities reading this article regarding someone I truly call friend. I have no clue of the writer or his personal views. I seriously don’t want to be politically correct. I only can tell my point of view from knowing Mr. Devos, his family and some of his employees through the Magic and The Devos Initiative which trained a number of minority upcoming leaders throughout America.

    For every part of your article that speaks negative I and many more can say how he impacted our lives. As matter of fact these kids are enjoying this weekend by hearing a speaker and four alumni of the Devos institute interact with them. We as the community of Central Florida have enjoyed the impact he has made within our community from his philanthropy.

    I hope you get the opportunity to truly meet the man you write about. If so I look forward to reading your next article.

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