Rod Cook – MLM Legend

On Tuesday, January 26th 2021, the network marketing industry and founder of this blog passed away peacefully after a courageous fight to regain his health.

Rod was the founder of the Distributor Rights Association and was a true warrior for our industry and each of the distributors who worked their tail off to build a successful business.

When someone was wrongfully terminated from their company, Rod was there for you. 

When unfair policies and procedures were forced on distributors, he was there for you. 

When companies changed their compensation plans to hurt the distributors, he was there for you. 

When fraudsters tried to rip distributors off, he was there for you!

Those who knew Rod well saw many different sides of the man.  In one moment, he could be tough as nails and in the next, have you laughing hysterically. 

Rod always had a great story to share.  He was a living example of the fact that information tells, but stories sell.

Rod leaves behind an amazing legacy in the network marketing industry and a beautiful wife.  Marcie, you’re in our thoughts and prayers.

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  1. I will miss Rod greatly. He was like a drill instructor at times and a dad at others.

    He always took the time to mentor and guide me. He asked me to be part of the DSA Founders and to serve on the Board.

    Miss Marcie has been right there. She always treats me like a son and tells me what she is thinking.

  2. I was fortunate to have known Rod for a few decades. Many will never realize the impact Rod had on companies and distributorships everywhere. He possessed a wealth of information and was generous in helping others. He was a gentle giant for our industry. I’ll miss him.

  3. I never knew him, but knew a little bit of him. I’m sorry to read this. Condolences to his friends and family. Rest in Peace Rod. Thank you for all you’ve done through the years.

  4. Dang! He was supposed to be here forever.
    Been out of MLM for a decade or so, thought about getting involved again….but, without the watchdog, I think I’m going to pass
    God bless my man.
    Special prayer for you tonight.

  5. Many years ago this site was my grandfather’s legacy. He put a lot of time and effort into preventing the big man from destroying the MLM community. Rod Cook served as a vanguard against the threats of the “War Room.” Many times my grandfather would go on rants about how many companies were violating employee rights. It is a sad thing to see one of my grandfather’s legacy’s fail. I’m aware that the “Successor” took the company over in an attempt to continue on the Legacy of the WatchDog but it is a shame to see that it has failed. Rod will forever be remembered as the man who had the plan to storm the StarShip Enterprise with a bazooka

  6. It’s unbelievable that Rod with all his character and strength is gone. I always believed he was indestructible. He was a man with stature…a true gentle giant…we shared so much passion about MLM together. As one of the first distributors in MLM he became quite a mentor to many in the Industry and a huge help to those attempting to break into the Industry. Rod you will always be in my heart, so RIP.

    Marcie, if there is anything I can do …even if it is just talking to reminisce about the things you loved about Rod or whatever is on your mind…know you have a friend with an open ear for you always. All my love to you as you move forward.

  7. I consider Rod & Marcie friends… Once when my Network Company changed its comp plan and hurt many of the people in my teams, and then went ahead and suspended me because I spoke up about it, both Rod & Marcie showed up on my behalf! I hired Rod to do an analysis of the proposed new comp plan & then presented it to the corporate executives, in response they backed off, delayed implementation, and I was reinstated after only 1 week. I was grateful for Rod’s advocacy! Today I was listening to worship music, saw a copy of his book on Compensation Plans & tried to call. His cell phone was disconnected & his office phone just rang & rang. I then searched on his name and found this disclosure that he had passed on to eternity! I love you Rod & Marcie for your courage and willingness to protect & serve! You are true Champions.

    I have since gone on to start my own MicroBusiness Networking Company with the intent to build that Billion Dollar plus company that will impact the world for good! Wish you were here Rod to review my company & comp Plan! I think you would have been proud… You are one of those industry father’s that matters in this life & the life to come! I will see you again in the kingdom my friend.

    Blessings in Messiah,
    George G. Reninger

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