11/21/2013 Portland, Oregon – Pop in your mints…
The gift of time we have been given here at The Mint has not been wasted. In a way, it has given us a chance to reevaluate what we are doing and how we can best serve humankind. Now that we have discovered the key to reversing the effects of climate change without limiting human reproduction or dooming large swaths of land to “conservation,” we wish to encourage others to embrace these ideals and employ them to their benefit.
How can we accomplish this? By assisting them not only with strategy planning, but execution of said strategy. It is perhaps a little known fact that there is very little, if any, bad strategy that makes it past any form of group debate (bad strategy is almost always born in a vacuum and dictated). What tends to go badly is the execution of said strategy. It is then commonplace to pin the blame of what was really a failure to execute on the only one without a voice and a job to save, the strategy itself. Voila! Bad strategy.
Strategy is generally good because it does not just guide action, it demands action. It may come as a further shock that, while there are a great deal of tasks that are associated under the umbrella of the English word “work,” it is almost at the point that one acquires a job and is remunerated for it when they stop what we call action, or striving forward to improve conditions so that less work must be done to achieve the same or superior results.
Sadly much of the work done today is aimed at maintaining and increasing efforts to justify why the “work” must be done.
Action is progress, work is, well, work. This is not to say that all work is like this, but it is a nasty tendency that is the byproduct of the insane “debt is money” currency system that we trade and save in, a system that, in just over 40 years of widespread operation, has distorted incentives to the point to where GDP is increased by increasing debt, which by definition is consumption, not “Product.”
But we digress, as we are excited to help you personally and your organization stop working and start progressing. How can we do this? Read on…
The Mint Strategy Planning and Execution Services for Individuals and Businesses
The local and national economy is undergoing a large scale reset which will impact nearly every business model. This is creating both challenges and opportunities that may be a once in a generation event. Are you an individual, business owner or division head in need of fresh ideas from an outside perspective? If so, we invite you to have a Mint.
Here at The Mint, we offer both group and one on one strategy sessions for small to mid-sized companies who wish to grab hold of the opportunities that await them as their larger counterparts go the way of the dinosaur. Initial consultations will generally last one hour and can be done via email, over the phone, or in person if located in the Portland area.
The purpose of the strategy session is to brainstorm with you about your business and the challenges and opportunities you face. It is often best done outside of one’s normal office environment, as being surrounded by day to day tasks (we call them distractions) often stifles creativity and blinds one to what is occurring outside one’s own four walls.
While strategy is important, what is even more important is the execution of a strategy. Strategies, from the battlefield to the boardroom, are well thought out, detailed plans. Plans that can be utterly useless and counterproductive if there are persistent errors in executing it.
At The Mint, we do not want to see that happen to any of our clients, and our hope is that we will find something practical that we can assist with in aiding you with said execution of your shiny new strategy, such as seeking funding or streamlining processes.
That said, we consider the strategy session to be sacred and confidential, and it will never be reduced to a petty sales pitch.
We are carrying out this exercise chiefly because we want to play a small part, if possible, in invigorating our local and national economy. We have an international MBA, hold the designation of Certified Treasury Professional, and 18 years of experience in finance and accounting in various industries and would love to hear from you!
If you are interested, please send and email to firstname.lastname@example.org with your industry, approximate annual revenues and assets, and the biggest challenge you see on the horizon as well as your preferred method of contact (phone, email, in person) and, of course, a way to contact you.
Let The Mint help you avoid approaching Waterloo or Gettysburg unprepared or, should you find yourself at Borodino, let us help you plan your retreat.
Stay tuned and Trust Jesus.
Key Indicators for November 21, 2013
Copper Price per Lb: $3.18
Oil Price per Barrel: $95.09
Corn Price per Bushel: $4.23
10 Yr US Treasury Bond: 2.78%
Mt Gox Bitcoin price in US: $736.79
FED Target Rate: 0.09% ON AUTOPILOT, THE FED IS DEAD!
Gold Price Per Ounce: $1,242
MINT Perceived Target Rate*: 0.25%
Unemployment Rate: 7.3%
Inflation Rate (CPI): -0.1%
Dow Jones Industrial Average: 16,010
M1 Monetary Base: $2,662,000,000,000
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