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Decision Paths


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Decision Paths

  1. 1. DECISION PATHS Srini Kumar * 4/16/06
  2. 2. Define Your Decision Path <ul><li>Defin e your goals in running the firm </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Sequence them logically </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Char t out the future decisions you’ll be making as a successful firm </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Determine required resources/capabilities </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Put them on a chart on the wall </li></ul><ul><ul><li>More flexible than on a calendar </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Be as objective as possible </li></ul>
  3. 3. Defining My Goals <ul><li>I want our firm to be world renowned for having smooth operations and awesome value & service. </li></ul><ul><li>I want to be wealthy enough to affect world events and complete the work Gandhi left unfinished: peace forever through breakthrough positive ideas. </li></ul><ul><li>In order to achieve these goals I will need to raise about $100,000 to start building even more wealth. </li></ul><ul><li>The growing nuclear threat from Iran, the degradation of our environment, the anti-intellectualism of Republican power, and the ever-expanding disparity of wealth is going to have to come to an end. </li></ul><ul><li>I also want to live forever, make great music, and find an awesome girlfriend who totally loves me. </li></ul><ul><li>We must find a way to gain positive political influence such that our generation gets power fast. </li></ul>
  4. 4. My Next Obvious Moves <ul><li>Implement An Accounting System </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Bookkeeping System Begins Immediately </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Journal Entries, Balance Sheet </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Income Statement/SCF come later </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Secure Financing From Dad </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Openness Of Accounting System Is Key </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Perfect The Website </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Determine Requirements For Ideal Site </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>One More Redesign + Forms </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Purchase The Preview Functionality </li></ul></ul>
  5. 5. My Next Obvious Moves <ul><li>Centralize Operations At Amanda And Jeremy’s New House In Asheville </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Day-definite delivery; lower cost; 1-wk turn </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Monitor Candace’s Compliance With Customer Support System </li></ul><ul><li>Pay Off All Crippling Debt </li></ul><ul><li>Legalize All Aspects Of The Firm </li></ul><ul><li>Plot Strategy Of Plenty </li></ul><ul><ul><li>If big money starts rolling in, what will I do? </li></ul></ul>
  6. 6. Strategy Of Plenty <ul><li>If a ton of money comes in because of the book’s release, I will move quickly. </li></ul><ul><li>I will spend my time very efficiently. </li></ul><ul><li>I will firm up all StickerNation and Unamerican operations – possibly hiring Zack to further develop the sites and conduct SEO and other initiatives. </li></ul><ul><li>I will install systems to track metrics. </li></ul><ul><li>I will be keenly aware of my ROA. </li></ul>
  7. 7. Return On Assets <ul><li>Many of my assets confer capabilities </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Tools of the media trade I have acquired </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Information, ideas, best practices </li></ul></ul><ul><li>While these are only intangible assets, they supercharge return on real assets </li></ul><ul><li>I must arrange what resources I can muster to reconquer my market share </li></ul><ul><li>I must see all projects as a total system </li></ul>
  8. 8. A Total System <ul><li>We must create a memetic generational movement and capture the imagination of worldwide youth </li></ul><ul><li>We must drive our ideological rivals crazy with amazing ideas that are designed to trump their militarism </li></ul><ul><li>We must change the way we work here in the USA and forge new frontiers of intellectual property & advancement </li></ul>