Dead Peasants

Then the spirit had its say:

success is predicated on communication
and there’s no appreciation without consideration
so evaluate whether your network is truly your net worth

if not, go through that contact list and work your way down the alphabet
disconnect if they’re not your Ruth Porat
hold your own then make everyone accountable
save only those with whom real value is shared

don’t live to work
work where you live
forget free time
for the wealthy – it’s always pay time

put your residence under a corporate
and let that be your place of business
so that whoever you pay your bills to, is paid to order, on behalf of your trust
that way you can write-off some chunks

and since love is law with emotional clauses
and family is rightfully a business
it only makes sense to mind one’s own

above all, be independent
get money back for spending it
and don’t be the insured
who let other businesses (families) benefit from dead peasant life insurance

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The Engine of Enrichment

if market performance is the ordinance

and exchange price is formulated speculation

we ought to seek facts and analyse sentiment on that basis before making decisions

but if sources of information flows are compromised

and know-how is manufactured or the application of it is at best swing and miss

if trust can be established on infinite variables making credibility nearly impossible to assess

how does one factor in the odds and risks

and who are the nemeses if not the market makers or participants?


The Tycoon Times

Whatever your endeavour

Remember, a revolution that won’t trigger a strong reaction

Can never bring about reformation

So pursue your passions with vigour

Captivate every listener and patiently build pillar by pillar

Never forget that every season has a frequency

Adapt, tune-in, be responsive

Anticipate unexpected developments

Forecast, focus, embrace the future

Make moves like Maurice Ashley when you maneuvre

Stash your cash, secure your assets and give to Caesar

Fill your safe with treasure but leave room for a harpoon

Because in business it’s best to stay sharp and on guard when swimming with the sharks – tycoon!


The Question of Value Investing

In our efforts to escape the stringencies of lean purses, we sometimes take upon ourselves the task of making ‘investments’. However, in our doing so, we often make many misjudgements, which almost all the time result in painful losses.

But in a labour market that rewards expedience and recognises vigour not verity or virtue; in a global market place that tolerates not a moment of vacillation, what could be more exigent than the avoidance of vicissitudes brought on by non-viable value determinations?

Now, how are we to determine value in realms of speculation? What are we ought to consider aside from the merits of any given proposition, its problem-solution, the market size, supply and demand, market cycles and forces of timing and sentiment, risks and rates of return? What should we pay attention to outside the ambient?


Imagination is Enterprise

Ingenuity in creative inventiveness is only impressive if it inspires intuitive innovation, eliminates inconvenience and empowers individuals through income enhancement. In essence, imagination should always be treated as an enterprise.

The Nature of Odds

be strategic with asset selection

and smart about how you position yourself in a market cycle

because riskier assets can’t be counted on for greater returns

as the contrary view naturally invalidates the higher risk claim

but remember, most assets can become cheap enough to be decent investments

on the other hand, they can also become so expensive that they turn into bad ones

which is why the prevailing wisdom is ‘buy the bottom and sell the top’

to achieve this in practice however, requires not only a selection of the right assets

but an emotionally stable disposition for appropriate and timely execution

although doing so doesn’t guarantee the odds will be in one’s favour

for if the future could be predicted

then there’d be no risk factor

so acknowledge what you don’t know

and recognise that no advantage can give full market control

that way you’ll understand without bias

the true nature of odds


Games of Chance & Lessons on Luck

A battle easily won
Or gains effortlessly gotten
Will inevitably make one spoiled rotten

And to harvest without labour
Or hold post without tenure
Is like finding fortune without preparation for its reception

So to risk what is one’s own
In order to gain what is another’s
Is a will-o’-the-wisp and the mark of a gambler

All things considered, a result of the subjective value placed on random outcomes or what we call luck
Is different from the objective reality of the unpredictable manifestations which we call chance
Still, luck is but chance seen through the lense of a good or bad end