You are an SBSTI investor if you care more about Vision, Mission, Social and Global Impact of a project:: AND seek a Spectacular Return on your Investment. To that end, you are willing to make the necessary investment of time and resources needed in order to Learn as Much as You Can so you can accomplish your objectives.
However, that being said, this guide is equally useful and beneficial to the Typical, Run-of-the-Mill, Ordinary and Lazy Investors ("TROLI") who only care about one thing: a Minimum Return on their Investment.
To that end, the first words which normally come out of their mouth are: "Show me your Business Plan, Executive Summary, Financial Projections, etc." Upon receipt, if the presentation is dazzling enough and contains all the necessary smoke and mirrors and bullshit projections, they then proceed to do the legal paperwork needed to bind you to their terms :: and then cross their fingers and hope that all goes as well as planned (something which rarely happens).
Nonetheless, since that's the way things are normally done, regardless as to whether or not it makes any damn sense, they go through the same motion over and over for each new investment:: hoping to one day strike gold on one of these investments - which would more than make up for all the other bad investments.
Alright, now that you know the difference between a SBSTI investor and a TROLI investor, this guide will show you how ANY investor can take advantage of investment opportunities in The New Virtual Organization World.
Basic Facts You Need to Be Aware Of
1. What is The New Virtual Organization World?
That's when you realize that, no matter what answer you give, it's going to lead to a million more questions, with each answer becoming more and more confusing to your little baby boy. So, at the end of the day, instead of teaching that little kid something about the world that we live in, what you've really done is, "confuse the hell out of him, make him feel dumb for not knowing anything at all, and scared to death to ask you any more questions about this world."
Well, here is the best answer for any little baby boy: "Son, it's a place where we all live. It's all around us wherever you are and wherever you go." And for each question that he asks after that, every answer that you give him will be "Yes!" and he's going to feel very smart and confident in himself about his new knowledge. And as he gets older and begins to deal with the complexities and nuances of life in this world, he'll one day realize that "the world is really a place that we are all born into:: we have no choice in the matter:: and whatever else that we think that the world is, and whatever each and every single one of us makes of it, is really up to us and no one else."
Well, to use that same analogy, here is the best answer to the question about The New Virtual Organization World (since you are really a baby boy or girl when it comes to this new world): "Son (or My Little Princess)--excuse the humor --when you join one of these Virtual Organization Consortiums (Consortia), you are automatically born into The New Virtual Organization World:: just like a baby boy or girl born into the world we now live in. It's a place where we all live. It's all around us wherever we are and wherever we go. And soon it will be like that for everybody else, regardless as to whether or not they want to:: it's not a matter of if but when."
And as you begin to mature (or get older) and experience the complexities and nuances of life in The New Virtual Organization World, you'll realize that, whatever else that we think that The New Virtual Organization World is, and whatever each and every single one of us makes of it, is really up to us and no one else. And then you'll come to understand why there was no single answer or explanation to that question and that "being born into this new virtual organization world" is all that matters:: and that sooner or later, given the passage of time, we will all eventually find out on our own (from a perception standpoint) what this world is really all about.
And before you know it, you'll be going out on lecture circuits talking about--and being recognized worldwide as one of the Gurus, Pioneers and Founders of--The New Virtual Organization World.
2. You Need to Be Born Into The New Virtual Organization World.
Now that you have a rudimentary knowledge of what this world is about, you can clearly understand the need to be born into it in order to participate in it and associate with its inhabitants:: and there is absolutely no way around that. Just like a baby that is still in their mother's womb can't begin to live and participate in the world, the same thing applies for all newcomers to The New Virtual Organization World. You can't remain stuck in the Womb of the Brick and Mortar World and, at the same time, expect to be able to participate in The New Virtual Organization World.
In other words, you need to join one or more of the following new virtual organization world consortia: The New Virtual Organization World Consortium :: Virtual Campus Dormitory Consortium :: Virtual Residential Community Consortium :: League of Extraordinary Virtual Organization Executives :: VOMI Global Think Tank :: VOMI Executive-In-Residence.
If you need any more explanation, then it's impossible for any human being to communicate with you any clearer than I already have. If you are not willing to take that step, then this means that your mind is stuck in the Brick and Mortar World:; you're mentally terrified of stepping out of it:: and you need someone to baby you. In which case, don't bother to make any further contact with us outside of one of these consortia because replying to you will be a complete waste of time.
3. What These Virtual Organization World Consortiums (Consortia) Are Really All About.
Each Consortium comes with a Blueprint of my Vision of the sort of new virtual organization world projects and opportunities that the members can participate in. THAT IS ALL! These are NOT specific VOMI projects that VOMI is looking for Lenders or Investors to fund. The individual Consortium members are FREE to Team up, Brainstorm, and Decide among themselves who they want to Collaborate and Partner with, under what terms, and can choose whatever financing vehicle, or combination thereof, they deem appropriate to fund whatever project(s) they are interested in. VOMI (not the consortium) may decide to participate in some projects either as a joint venture partner:: retained consultant:: or completely opt-out in many other cases.
As the founder and titular head, my specific involvement in each Consortium is to ONLY serve as Your New Virtual Organization World Philosophical and Spiritual Guide. That means, answering any questions that you may have regarding any specific ideas you have in mind, innovation and technology implementation, projects you might want to engage in, markets you might want to conquer, direction(s) you might want to follow, or decisions that you might want to make :: and STANDARDS you may want to propose.
The one single criteria I will use with respect to each inquiry on your part or STANDARD will be: How consistent is it with the Blueprint of both the Consortium and My Vision of The New Virtual Organization World?
As well, if I observe that you are veering in a particular direction which will lead to an undesirable outcome (meaning, tarnish The New Virtual Organization World brand) I'll step in to offer the necessary guidance.
And last but not least, the Consortium will give, at no charge, The New Virtual Organization World Seal of Approval for each project completed under the auspices of the Consortium if it is consistent with the Blueprint of both the Consortium and My Vision of The New Virtual Organization World. (The value of this endorsement is priceless.)
4. Approach The New Virtual Organization World as a Lucrative Global Market for your Existing Portfolio of Investments.
Now that you have a clear understanding of 1) The New Virtual Organization World, 2) why you need to be in a Consortium in order to proceed, and 3) the dynamics of a Consortium, it's critical that You, The Investor, approach The New Virtual Organization World as a lucrative global market for your existing portfolio of investments.
That means the following: Look at each Consortium and try to understand what that Consortium is about. Then ask yourself this one question: With respect to the blueprint of this Consortium and the sort of projects to be undertaken worldwide, which companies in my existing portfolio of investments are best poised to offer the sort of products, services, innovation and technology to this Lucrative Global Market that is today completely under everybody's radar? (No Competition! No Bidding Process! Projects that Are Waiting to Be Built Now by Your Colleagues in the Consortium!)
Then ask yourself this other question: With respect to setting Global Standards for certain types of products, services, innovation and technology to be used in these projects, which companies in my existing portfolio of investments already have such products, services and technologies which now meet or exceed these proposed or adopted Standards?:: OR, which one of these investment portfolio companies, with a minimum or negligible amount of effort, would be able to meet these new Standards? (Standards that you will have a part in developing!)
Better yet, even if you yourself are very busy and don't have the time to be involved in a Consortium on a personal, Hands-On basis, you can always appoint a Permanent Representative or Anyone You Deem Fit to represent your Investment Group on the Consortium. In other words, Don't Be an Idiot, DELEGATE! This person can be someone who works directly for your investment group or this person could be one of the principals or employees of one of the companies in your portfolio of investments.
And if you are downright stingy, you can either recommend to or strongly urge the CEO of one or more of these portfolio companies to obtain, on their own, membership in a relevant Consortium.
And if you meet the definition of Smart, Brilliant, Strategic and Tactical Investors ("SBSTI") I mentioned at the beginning of this article, you can do both: Join a Consortium and appoint Anyone in your organization You Deem Fit to represent you :: AND strongly urge ALL CEOs of your investment portfolio companies to also join a relevant Consortium and appoint whomever they deem fit to represent them.
Virtual Campus Dormitory Consortium Example. For example, let's look at Virtual Campus Dormitory Consortium. To build a Virtual Campus Dormitory, what does it all entail? How many of them could eventually be built throughout the world? 5,000? 10,000? 50,000? 100,000? What is the average number of students per Virtual Campus Dormitory? 1,000? 2,000?
Now Imagine This for Just One Quick Second: What if one of your investment portfolio companies is the ONLY one certified by Virtual Campus Dormitory Consortium to do the Architecture for all 100,000 Virtual Campus Dormitories worldwide? What about the Real Estate Development for all 100,000 Virtual Campus Dormitories worldwide? What about the Construction for all 100,000 Virtual Campus Dormitories worldwide? What if one of your portfolio companies is the ONLY one certified to provide the Computer Tablet for all (100,000 campuses x 2,000 students per campus) 200,000,000 students worldwide? Or instructional software license? Or landscaping? Or certain Internet of Things (IoT) devices and appliances?
The opportunities are just limitless and mind-boggling!
In other words, get out of the Typical Lender or Lazy Investor Mindset whereby organizations who have projects that need loans or funding come to you:: you get to evaluate these projects:: and should these projects meet your lending or funding requirements, you get to dictate your terms and proceed to the next opportunity.
A Consortium allows you to go way beyond that stage. It puts you in a different league as well as a different world altogether. Being able to finance projects is just a by-product of your involvement in a Consortium :: in other words, it's just the icing on the cake.
5. Invite Everyone Under the Sun to Apply to Join You on the Consortium.
Why? The more organizations that are involved in Collaborating and Building The New Virtual Organization World, the quicker these projects can be completed, and the quicker you can move on to the next project. You just want to make sure that you are NOT inviting your competitors, if you feel that your investment portfolio companies can handle all the business on their own.
However, that being said, a Consortium has to be fair to all applicants and cannot arbitrarily reject some on the basis that they might pose a competitive threat to existing members.
Knowledge is Power. I hope that the information just provided to you has enlightened you a great deal on what The New Virtual Organization World is all about, and how you can immediately begin to take advantage of all the opportunities it offers through these various Consortia.
The Ball is now in your court. Just Grab it and Run With It! Join One of These Consortia Now!
The New Virtual Organization World Consortium :: Virtual Campus Dormitory Consortium :: Virtual Residential Community Consortium :: League of Extraordinary Virtual Organization Executives :: VOMI Global Think Tank :: VOMI Executive-In-Residence.
About Author: Pierre Coupet, CEO & Q of Virtual Organization Management is the founder of Virtual Organization Management Institute (VOMI), VOMI Virtual Organization Academy, VOMI Global Think Tank, and Virtual Organization Recruiter:: founder of the modern virtual organization management and virtual organization recruitment disciplines pioneered since 1997:: founder of League of Extraordinary Virtual Organization Executives:: and Architect of THE NEW VIRTUAL ORGANIZATION WORLD Collection. Contact directly at email@example.com; or via CHAT.
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