FACT: The change necessary to insure an economic rebound in 3 to 5 years and its viability is to effect change in corporate America’s mind-set, which is what neither political party can do. We can AND we must OR we could deal with the perils of a new United Sates of America. Our economic predicament necessitates that we comply with what President John F. Kennedy said: “Ask not what your country can do for you – ask what you can do for your country”.

FACT: Albert Einstein is noted for saying, “Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.” We are ALL affected by what we DO or DON’T DO: no one escapes the consequences. Comparable to the Army Ants mentioned in the Wall Street bull obstacles would be overcome by cohesiveness and determination.

Our actions today or the lack of would have consequential effects on the successes of future generations. The following defines my objective for using a patent pending technology to start a company of which its “modus operandi” would demonstrate on a small-scale what would entail a Renaissance in Corporate America that could accomplish the following:

  • increase in profitability
  • create new jobs with job-security
  • effect an economic rebound with long-term viability
  • motivate students to excel to become world renown innovators

The company that I start would have the potential to gain recognition amongst web-based advertising companies. Thus, its modus operandi would be observed as it accomplishes the objectives noted, which could encourage public opinion to dictate the necessity of Renaissance in Corporate America.

Everyone has the potential to make contributions to the betterment of our country. Old ideas would be followed by better ideas, which would be followed by even better ideas. That is how the country became what it is . . . simple logic. Please see, YOU Are An INTELLIVENTOR, which would prove that your ingenuity is your leverage for economic viability.

“Old School” Policy

Employees in corporate America have often been reluctant to disclose ideas for inventions to their employers. The foremost reason is that corporations usually require employees to sign waivers whereby the rights to work related inventions go to the employer, which is understandable.

The contempt an employee has for an employer often stems from feeling unjustly treated when he/she submits an idea that makes $millions for the company and he/she is only paid a one-time relatively small bonus or receives a slight increase in annual wages. Consequently, many innovators have kept their ideas secret, found means of circumventing their employers to bring them to market, and terminated their employment when the inventions generated revenues that replaced their wages.

An Equitable Modus Operandi

The new dot-com company is on the horizon.  Its employees would be assured that they are appreciated by their salaries and benefits. As the company grows, the objective would be to invest 30% – 50% of its profits in a program that would encourage people to be innovators. The company’s CPA’s and attorneys would oversee investment strategies to insure that its viability isn’t threatened.

Employees would not be fearful of having to forfeit intellectual properties to the company. If an idea is related to improving the technology and is used, the employee would be paid annual bonuses throughout his/her tenure. The employee could possibly be placed in a position to see the progression of her/his innovation.

If an invention is unrelated to the dot-com company, an employee would be asked to offer it the first right of refusal. If the company decides to underwrite the project, the employee would be provided the funds to secure an attorney of her/his choosing to advise her/him on working with the company. A similar offer would be extended to innovators not employed by the company.

If the invention is determined to have market potential, the company would negotiate for 33% ownership. If the innovator accepts, the company would contribute to underwriting the patent, manufacturing, and marketing. Given an inventor’s qualifications or willingness to qualify the company may propose setting up a new enterprise and grooming her/him to be its CEO over a three-year period.

Given that the world is generally computerized it is conceivable that the dot-com company could underwrite and monitor the process of bringing more than 100 inventions to profitability. If the additional income averaged $1-million annually, the dot-com company would have an additional $100-million profit yearly. More than 50% of the profits from such enterprises would be invested in the program.

The remaining 50% would be deposited in a contingency fund and reserved for the employees should a decline in the company’s main line of business occurs. The company would contribute to the fund until it equals the sum of the personnel’s straight time wages for three years.

Should a reduction in personnel become necessary, terminated employees that had satisfactory and above annual reviews could receive amounts equivalent to what their weekly straight time wages were. This would continue for up to three years unless they find new employment sooner or while they are enrolled in school for that time to qualify for other vocations. This would ease the transition from one profession to another without menacing the quality of life for individuals (and their families) that gave their best to the company.

The plan would provide for job security to never become a stress factor, which could produce anxieties that may compromise ones health and efficiency. Individuals knowing that their employer is truly concerned about their well-being would be totally committed to maximizing the company’s potential for success.

Incentives for Students & Non-employees to Be Creative

The program would extend to public schools, trade schools, and universities to motivate students to excel and become world renowned innovators and enterprisers. They would be encouraged to submit ideas for inventions and paid royalties on those that enter the marketplaces. The conditions would be that students MUST remain in school and maintain a minimum 2.5 grade-averages, good attendance, appropriate conduct, and graduate.

The royalties students receive from their intellectual properties would start at 10% and be based on the grade-point averages: 2.5 = 10%, 3.0 = 11%, 3.5 = 12% and 4.0 = 13%. To further motivate students to achieve their highest potential, 3% would be added annually for seven years if the student continues to graduation and receives a diploma.

The stipulation would be that student’s royalty funds would be held in a “Trust”. Given that NO student needs a luxury car to ride to school her/his tuition and resident would be paid and he/she would receive suitable allowances monthly until the time of graduation. After receiving the diploma, the graduate could now assume control of the business created by the invention. However, the business would be under the umbrella of the dot-com company until it receives $1-million annually from its 33% ownership.

The language of the stipulation would specify that if the student does not graduate for other than medical reasons, he/she would loose the Trust and the company would have full ownership of the invention. He/She would be paid only a 10% dividend retroactive to the date the invention became profitable. The payments would continue for seven years. He/She would be required to have a “Will” on file with language that enforces the stipulation. These terms would not be negotiable in order to motivate students to be achievers.

A similar program would be offered to individuals that are not employee by the dot-company or students. The requirements for “Wills” would apply to them also.

If an inventor is a retiree, he/she would be paid a negotiated dividend annually. In addition to that and if so desired, the retiree would be provided an office so that he/she could participate in the work process of the invention on a flexible work schedule. This would keep the retiree’s mind sharp, which would contribute to extending her/his productive years. More importantly, retirees could pass-on words of wisdom about life in general to younger people . . . if they would listen.

Strategically Empowering Local Communities

Given that churches typically have longevity in communities and that some pastors are true humanitarians some churches strategically located could become resource centers for their communities. (Most assuredly there would be absolutely NO REQUIREMENTS for any beneficiary to be affiliated with a particular church.) Funds would be donated to implement the following key items to empower local communities socioculturally, intellectually, and economically:

  1. tutoring for neighborhood students

  2. mentoring program for pre-teens and adolescents

  3. free day care for children of single parents or dysfunctional families (The environment would be structured to prepare the children to be the next generation of productive adult citizens.)

  4. indoor/outdoor recreational facilities for pre-teens and adolescents (Refreshments and light lunches would be served daily with weekly motivational presentations.)

  5. educational field trips with neighborhood parents as chaperons (to expose children to professions in action in order to stimulate their thinking about what vocations to pursue)

  6. weekly seminars (career planning for students, family business development, patents and trademarks, managing finances, estate planning, and etc.)

  7. host “town meetings” (with refreshments and wholesome snacks) for the communities to know their elected officials and voice neighborhood concerns

Decreasing the Indigent Population

Indigent people come from every economic level of our society. Several are extraordinarily talented and have genius IQ’s. Some were professionals and corporate executives. Whatever their histories, something broke their spirits and they lost hope.

One such person may hold the key to the next medical or technological breakthrough. One may be the next great inventor. Right now they must be assured that their past does not have to control the present neither dictate the future.

One idea would be for the company to establish a non-profit entity that would purchase vacant houses in need of repair. At least seven men would reside in each property and have FREE room and board. They would have their individual spaces for privacy. The rules of conduct would be stricter than a military boot camp.

Licensed carpenters, electricians, and plumbers would be employed to teach them to make repairs to prepare the properties for market. The revenue from each sale would pay only an allowance to each man and the greater portion would go into trusts.

The program would require the group to move to other properties and repeat the process. The revenue from the sale of the 7th house would pay minimum wages. After an additional three houses have been sold, the men could be paid wages sufficient for each one to purchase a house. They would be required to continue with the program in order to pay for their purchases or face foreclosures and evictions. Alternately, one may be motivated to resume practicing his profession.

The process would have taught the men skilled trades and teamwork skills. They would be encouraged to form their own corporation and continue their new roads to prosperity.

Women would be offered programs that provide FREE room and board if they attend classes for developing skills to qualify for employment or becoming entrepreneurs. Details would be worked out by the aid of social workers and services they recommend.

The “Big Picture”

The ideology could prove to corporate America that discontinuing the practices of sacrificing PEOPLE for PROFIT could increase profitability. Corporate America would see the result of dispelling the perceptions of greed whereby employees perceive themselves as being nothing more than mere numbers. Corporations could be convinced that the genii for their successes and economic rebounds are in the souls of their employees and also people not in their employments.

The accomplishments of individuals who become successful and the intellectual contribution they make to their employers and humanity would be unprecedented. It could convince corporations that imitating the practice could mean substantial additional revenues. Thus, corporate America’s mind-set would have changed. The change could spread globally.

The prosperity of a company operating in this fashion would be comparable to the powerful current of a mighty river into which numerous tributaries flow. Its diversified income could sustain it should its main line of business declines. As Albert Einstein said, “. . . It takes a touch of genius and a lot of courage to move in the opposite direction.”

Conclusion

The success that the ideology brings the dot-com company could influence stockholders in corporate America. Investors could be persuaded to vote for their respective companies to imitate the dot-com: thus, encouraging the renaissance. It could cause a domino affect in which proprietors of private companies could even be persuaded to also imitate the dot-com on smaller scales. Thus, the affect that the dot-com company could have on corporate America could parallel the novel/movie, “The Power of One”. It could happen in five years or less.

Corporate America cannot afford to continue business as usual. As Albert Einstein said, “Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.” In order for the United States to regain economic stability, it must take heed to the words of the late Martin Luther King, Jr.: “Philanthropy is commendable, but it must not cause the philanthropist to overlook the circumstances of economic injustice which make philanthropy necessary.”

Whereas the reputation of the United States as a superpower has been attributed mostly to its military strength, its intellectual contributions to the world and the prosperity of its citizens would become factors. The renaissance could effect multiple long-term benefits for American citizens:

  1. increase in employment

  2. job security & annual bonuses/raises

  3. decline in the student drop out rate

  4. students excelling in education

  5. funds for college grads to payoff student loans

  6. capital for college grads to become entrepreneurs

  7. decrease in citizens dependency on government aid

  8. decrease of the indigent population

  9. additional profit for corporations

  10. adverting the predicted social security crisis

By God’s Grace, we CAN make it happen! “Renaissance in Corporate America” would exemplify the words of the late President John F. Kennedy: “With a good conscience our only sure reward, with history the final judge of our deeds, let us go forth to lead the land we love, asking His blessing and His help, but knowing that here on earth God’s work must truly be our own.”

Two miraculous experiences cause me to believe that God is honoring my vow to effect the Renaissance in Corporate America. They convince me that I will acquire the finances to underwrite the startup without relying on investors that are too often driven by greed and could consequently impede effecting Renaissance in Corporate America. I’m committed!

 

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