Thursday, November 11, 2010

The Adam Vernon Trotter Theory of Business Management.

November 12th, 2010

The Adam Vernon Trotter Theory of Business Management is simplistic and can be summarized in two words: BE NICE! 

To be sure, I don’t claim this theory to be especially nouveau nor overly original. However, as I have often been critical of the ways many organizations run their operations, I felt myself compelled to suggest how businesses could be better managed and consequently enjoy greater returns for so doing. To reiterate, in general and particularly when dealing in business matters, adhere to the principle of being nice to one another.

With this theory it is acceptable to be extremely competitive. This theory allows for one to vent frustrations. This theory affords the possibility of defending against any attack. And, yes, this theory even allows for the natural human inclination to respond in kind. However, when pursuing any of these allowances, do not allow mean spirits to guide your actions. When acting in a mean-spirited manner, upon subsequent reflection, even victories seem sullied by comparison. At a minimum, be superficially nice and polite; we all know such has been shown to be sufficient for many in the business arenas.

As an example of an organization that is rarely perceived as being nice to others, the U.S. Federal government is consequently perceived as untrustworthy by most and even despised by many. I would surmise such is so because the Federal government is so rarely nice in its dealings with others. It would seem the Federal government’s business model or modus operandi does not address the possibility of being nice to anyone – even its own employees. As such, it seems nearly everyone that interacts with this entity nearly always tries to take advantage of the U.S. Federal government in business dealings whenever possible.

As another example of an organization that may sometimes take actions to better unnamed aspects of the American nation with no apparent regards of being nice to others, The Federal Reserve System seems to nearly always look for betterment of some with the concurrent intended detriment and at the expense of others. For example, with the latest wave of devaluation of the U.S. Dollar by The Fed, such devaluation was at the expense of the Chinese nation and other creditors abroad. While such a detriment of others may, in fact, help the American nation, in the end it may only create ill-will in those nations that were slighted with the devaluation efforts. As The Fed is perceived as acting for the U.S. Federal government, what will happen if the U.S. Government should ever need to borrow from those slighted creditors again? What will become of the reputation of the American nation when the realities of the devaluation actions become understood by the populace of those creditor nations?

Conversely, of course, any number of successful organizations make concerted efforts to be forthright, friendly, and compassionate towards others in business dealings and post significant returns for so doing.
Many of these organizations are well-respected by the consumer/populace in addition to being viewed as a coveted and sought-after employer as well. Though I am not one that steadfastly believes “Goodwill” belongs as an entry on the corporate balance sheet, such an esoteric concept has immeasurable value for several reasons – in my opinion.

I am aware that many may dismiss this theory as too simplistic and not in keeping with the realities of the world. Conversely, to others this theory may come as nothing new. But when acting without the negative intent of inflicting damage upon others, such a course of action nearly always yields better results than when acting to better oneself at the expense of another. Furthermore, I am aware that much of my “Be Nice” theory may be open to subjective interpretation. However, when taking actions to better oneself while clearly so doing is to the detriment of another, any subsequent gain does not come without a cost, regardless if the cost is immediately recognizable or not. As such, there is more to this theory than might be apparent to the short-sighted outlook of any critics who may down-play this business model.

As I am not perfect nor am I a saint, I don’t expect anyone else or any entity to be as a perfect saint either. However, if you don’t believe such a simplification of business to be true as such is described herein by the Adam Vernon Trotter Theory of Business Management, give the theory a try and make a conscientious effort to be nice to others in business dealings and then let me know your results. When adhering to this possibly simplistic theory, you will feel better for so doing and I would wager that your gains will significantly increase in the long term and also be more meaningful and rewarding as well.

Adam Vernon Trotter / AVT

On The Federal Reserve’s Plan to Buy-Back $600B in U.S. Government Debt…

November 12th, 2010

Devaluing the currency to inflate prices for the upcoming election - or whatever, is most likely not the answer to our economic mess. Funny, even The Fed doesnt seem to understand what probably constitutes much of the problem. Guess I better apply for a job there, huh? Think they will have me? Doubt it, prbbly huh?

So what of The Fed’s plan to buy $600B in gov't debt? Any mid-level economics text book says to throw money at the economy, when faced with a liquidity trap. Why do I not think it will work this time? Which brings us to:

The Adam Vernon Trotter Theory of Business Management - appearing soon at a wall-post or blog-post near you (shortened version soon to be released)!! :)

Adam V. Trotter / AVT

Sunday, November 7, 2010

President Obama Interview On “60 Minutes” This Evening: Should I Bother to Blog About Nothing?

November 7th, 2010

I was ‘gonna blog about the President Obama interview which aired this evening on the TV show "60 Minutes.” But as I was ‘bout ready to listen to the interview for a second time, I realized that he didn’t say anything about anything - or so it seemed, anyhow. It's like…, why did he even bother to give the interview? More so…, why should I bother to blog about nothing? Maybe I will anyhow, tho'. Obviously, the politicians in Washington don’t understand the reasoning behind the demand for change concerning our government - or they are in denial or they don’t care.


Tuesday, November 2, 2010

What Would Happen With No U.S. Federal Government Debt?

November 2nd, 2010

What would happen if the U.S. Federal government was able to pay off its debt? What would happen if the U.S. Federal government did pay off its outstanding debts and obligations? What would become of the nation’s financial business sectors – particularly those who trade in U.S. Federal government debt? Could one envision why some business and banking sectors would not desire a U.S. Federal government operating ‘in the black’ or having the ability to pay its debts and obligations as it went forward? Should we be anticipating or needing the mainstream American corporate news and press outlets to explain such a hypothetical situation to us?

Could a high powered banking cartel which routinely lends money to the U.S. Federal government have any reason to not desire a U.S. Federal government operating with no need for loans? And, what if the corporate U.S. Federal government was in receivership to this banking cartel and the government was nevertheless able to pay all of its obligations? Would receivership explain much of the enumeration of power to any banking cartel - regarding the commandeering of the U.S. economy by any such banking cartel? Could such a banking cartel ensure that U.S. Federal government was never able to pay the entire balance of its outstanding obligations - would that then be in the best interest of the cartel?

Adam V. Trotter / AVT

PS. To be sure, this blog post is not intended to question the validity of the United States public debt as such would appear as unconstitutional iaw Amendment XIV, Section 4, of the U.S. Federal Constitution.

Monday, November 1, 2010

Vote Them Out!

November 1st, 2010

For the upcoming mid-term election tomorrow, might I suggest if any politician has been in office for more than ten years or so: VOTE THEM OUT OF OFFICE!!!

PERSONALLY, WITHIN THE TIME FRAME OF TWO TERMS OF A U.S. SENATOR (twelve years), I THINK I COULD CHANGE ZEBRAS’ STRIPES. However, with our typically elected officials – especially on a Federal level, these ‘leaders’ cant even seem to function to get any of the populace back to work in the last ten years, or so, nor can they seem to solve any other outstanding national difficulties. As such, it seems that OUR TYPICALLY ELECTED FEDERAL OFFICIALS THEREFORE EITHER MUST BE INEPT OR CORRUPT AND MOST LIKELY ONLY OUT FOR THEIR OWN ENDS. SO I SAY WE FLUSH THE LOT OF THEM OUT OF OFFICE – or at least flush the politicians that have been in office for more than ten years, or so.

Furthermore, if a politician has been in office, for say, longer than a decade, they have surely sold-themselves or been bought-out by the nearly criminal Federal Reserve System. This is most likely so, because no normal human being who truly was concerned more for the general welfare of the American populace than for the respective politicians’ own ego, stature, or bank account would support the enumeration/delegation of power (from Congress/Legislative Branch to The Fed). 

Such an enumeration/delegation of power essentially allows for the nation to be run/led by the Federal Reserve. It would seem, any politician who truly cared for the American people would place any such enumerated/delegated power of running the nation’s economy (and fiscal and monetary policy) with/to those who swore to uphold the U.S. Federal Constitution and with/to those who would clearly claim a fiduciary responsibility to the American People – unlike the current situation where these enumerated/delegated powers are given for convenience to the Federal Reserve System, a system that claims no fiduciary responsibility to anyone outside The Fed's banking cartel while concurrently seeking ‘arbitrage opportunities’ for itself.

Such a grant of power to The Fed, additionally, seems to be prohibited by the very powers enumerated to Congress in this regard; that is, such a grant is surely prohibited by the powers enumerated to Congress by the U.S. Constitution. (See Article I, Section 8, Clause 5.) Neither does it seem necessary or proper to have an outside banking cartel controlling the nation’s economy. And, as Jefferson pointed out, convenience does not properly rationalize the matter.

The U.S. Federal politicians have appeared to allow this enumeration/delegation of power to the Federal Reserve to continue and to fester to the obvious detriment of the American People! So with this and any forthcoming election, I believe the time is at hand for these long-seated politicians who would seem to have supported the Federal Reserve System, for these politicians to be removed from office by the voters!

Adam V. Trotter / AVT

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