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Forum: Community 12-01-2012, 03:37 PM
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Posted By Russell Greene
Re: Stop Anthos from Taking over CrossFit

"In my mind, all of this just amounts to you piling on and mocking Bryan. You moved away from fact and on to opinion and editorializing. That's what I feel was unprofessional."

Thanks, Mark. I now...
Forum: Community 12-01-2012, 02:17 PM
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Posted By Russell Greene
Re: Stop Anthos from Taking over CrossFit

"I can't imagine that the CF community as a whole (or even just the forum members) perceived the situation as incomplete and in need of someone from HQ to come out here and blow off steam."

Mark,

I...
Forum: Community 12-01-2012, 11:06 AM
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Posted By Russell Greene
Re: Stop Anthos from Taking over CrossFit

Nathan,

Wow. I never thought I'd catch so much heat for calling someone a rent-seeker.

Which of my statements above are inaccurate, and why? Or, do you simply disagree with the tone?

Your analogy...
Forum: Community 11-28-2012, 12:33 PM
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Posted By Russell Greene
Re: Stop Anthos from Taking over CrossFit

Our mascot is a vomiting clown. We go to work in shorts and t-shirts. I don't know what made you guys think CrossFit would exemplify what you consider "professional," aka business as usual.

I'm...
Forum: Community 11-27-2012, 11:52 PM
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Posted By Russell Greene
Re: Stop Anthos from Taking over CrossFit

I disagree, but that was not the main reason that my original post called him unethical.

Among numerous other acts, Bryan promised Greg he would never approach Lauren "out of respect", and then...
Forum: Community 11-27-2012, 08:56 PM
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Posted By Russell Greene
Re: Stop Anthos from Taking over CrossFit

It's too bad that my description of CrossFit's victory - and Anthos' lost, upsets you.

Do you disagree with my account of what happened, or do the facts simply leave you ill at ease?

One more...
Forum: Community 11-27-2012, 06:38 PM
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Views: 652,960
Posted By Russell Greene
Re: Stop Anthos from Taking over CrossFit

A few months ago, we learned that CrossFit faced a hostile takeover by a firm with billionaire founders and millions to spend in legal battles. Against the will of every member of CrossFit Inc. and...
Forum: Community 09-25-2012, 12:08 PM
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Views: 652,960
Posted By Russell Greene
Re: Stop Anthos from Taking over CrossFit

Mike,

Please look at the context of my post. Todd was arguing that Anthos was unlikely to make substantial changes to CrossFit. In response, I cited a couple examples of how Anthos' proposed changes...
Forum: Community 09-24-2012, 01:42 PM
Replies: 770
Views: 652,960
Posted By Russell Greene
Re: Stop Anthos from Taking over CrossFit

Jeff,

These details are already publicly available both earlier in this thread and elsewhere on the internet. I am not the only one who has discussed Bryan Kelly's plans for CrossFit. Greg Glassman,...
Forum: Community 09-24-2012, 12:39 PM
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Views: 652,960
Posted By Russell Greene
Re: Stop Anthos from Taking over CrossFit

Todd,

I agree that Anthos would be "idiotic" to try to interfere in CrossFit's highly successful business model. Unfortunately, given what Bryan Kelly of Anthos has told CrossFit staff numerous...
Forum: Community 09-20-2012, 09:33 PM
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Posted By Russell Greene
Re: Stop Anthos from Taking over CrossFit

There is a big difference between Lauren trying to sell her shares to Anthos Capital, and Greg getting a loan to buy Lauren's shares.

Greg is fulfilling his commitment to never sell out, not...
Forum: Community 09-16-2012, 10:55 PM
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Posted By Russell Greene
Re: Stop Anthos from Taking over CrossFit

If Bryan Kelly respected Greg's vision for CrossFit, then he would respect Greg's position on the most important decision of all - who he's partnered with.

Or, perhaps the experience of Joanna Van...
Forum: Community 08-10-2012, 12:47 PM
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Posted By Russell Greene
Re: Stop Anthos from Taking over CrossFit

Steve,

If you think that Bryan Kelly's plan sounds swell, please go and become his first affiliate. The same goes for you, Patrick. I intend no ill will when I say that.

I've spoken to Greg, at...
Forum: Community 08-10-2012, 08:41 AM
Replies: 770
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Posted By Russell Greene
Re: Stop Anthos from Taking over CrossFit

Patrick,

No one is claiming that CrossFit HQ is perfect. I wonder, however, why you think that Anthos is capable of doing a better job than the man, and his staff, who built this company and...
Forum: Community 08-01-2012, 12:05 PM
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Posted By Russell Greene
Re: Stop Anthos from Taking over CrossFit

Patrick,

It's the sentence in the middle:

"They would be able to either deadlock the company or get their way with the affiliates."

And that's not even talking about lawsuits...
Forum: Community 08-01-2012, 11:07 AM
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Posted By Russell Greene
Re: Stop Anthos from Taking over CrossFit

Brian,

Thanks for your questions.

1. Reebok does not own any shares in CrossFit. They have a 10-year title sponsorship deal for the CrossFit Games, but absolutely no equity in CrossFit Inc.

2. We...
Forum: Community 07-30-2012, 12:53 PM
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Posted By Russell Greene
Re: Stop Anthos from Taking over CrossFit

Blair,

You're right, this will not be a picnic. The Anthos takeover can't go through without court approval. It is not at all a done deal.
Forum: Community 07-30-2012, 11:05 AM
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Posted By Russell Greene
Re: Stop Anthos from Taking over CrossFit

We're hearing from a lot of people concerned that the sell of 50% of CrossFit to Anthos is a done deal. It's not.

In Arizona, when a couple files for divorce, both parties are issued a "preliminary...
Forum: Community 07-29-2012, 12:02 PM
Replies: 770
Views: 652,960
Posted By Russell Greene
Re: Stop Anthos from Taking over CrossFit

Brendan,

You don't have to take CrossFit at its word: its actions speak louder. Greg Glassman has created a revolutionary program to improve people's health and wealth. That's what the 4000+...
Forum: Community 07-29-2012, 10:17 AM
Replies: 770
Views: 652,960
Posted By Russell Greene
Re: Stop Anthos from Taking over CrossFit

Also, I'd like to reiterate Berger's point that our goal right now is to raise awareness.

If you're wondering what you can do to help, then educate yourself and as many others as possible about...
Forum: Community 07-29-2012, 10:14 AM
Replies: 770
Views: 652,960
Posted By Russell Greene
Re: Stop Anthos from Taking over CrossFit

Michael,

Anthos wants to make money from CrossFit's current seminar system, sure, but they told us their plans and they want to dramatically alter CrossFit's business model. They see the fact that...
Forum: Community 07-29-2012, 12:14 AM
Replies: 770
Views: 652,960
Posted By Russell Greene
Re: Stop Anthos from Taking over CrossFit

Gus,
Greg Glassman will speak on this matter soon.

In the meantime, Russell Berger and I are speaking for CrossFit HQ. Please address any questions you have to us.
Forum: Community 07-28-2012, 10:26 PM
Replies: 770
Views: 652,960
Posted By Russell Greene
Re: Stop Anthos from Taking over CrossFit

Katherine,

Anthos told CrossFit HQ exactly what their plans were and made multiple attempts to get Greg to sign off on them. Greg and the rest of CrossFit HQ politely declined, then Anthos went and...
Forum: Community 07-28-2012, 06:29 PM
Replies: 770
Views: 652,960
Posted By Russell Greene
Re: Stop Anthos from Taking over CrossFit

Brian,

If CrossFit affiliates are vocal in their disapproval of Anthos' plan, that will make their "investment" seem like a much worse decision.

Also, it is my belief that CrossFit affiliates are...
Forum: Community 07-28-2012, 05:41 PM
Replies: 770
Views: 652,960
Posted By Russell Greene
Stop Anthos from Taking over CrossFit

CrossFitters,

I have some important news for you. Anthos Capital wants to take control of the CrossFit affiliate system. Anthos is offering $20 million to a non-managing equity partner of CrossFit...
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