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Dear readers, It is one thing to be a successful business person and to create great companies and do transactions after transactions. However many of the most successful business persons I know have some of the most miserable personal lives. Many of them are divorced many times, estranged from their children. In my mind this is very unbalanced. My opinion is that in order to be a real success at business you need to also be a real success at life. I am going to be writing a series of articles about what I consider to be the real keys to success in both business and personal. You may not know what I mean now when you hear me talk about true everlasting wealth but hopefully after the series you will.

The five keys to being a good parent

You need take lessons and pass a test to get a license to drive a car but there are no qualifications needed to become a parent. One of the most irritating things in life is a parent who does not take their role seriously. I cannot believe that people will have children and not do a proper job. We had children later in life and I remember my entire friend saying “I wish I has spent more time with my kids” I retired and took off the first ten years of my daughter’s life. I was there when she was born. I was there when she first smiled. I was there when she first walked and talked. I was with her all of the time having an active influence on her being. To this moment I cherish those moments with my entire soul. For those of you who have young children, please bathe in every moment of being a parent. They will grow up and leave way before you know it.

1. Give your child unconditional positive regard. Even when they exhibit bad behavior. Let them know that while you do not approve of the behavior you still love them with all of your heart and soul.

2. Tell them every day that you love them with all of your heart and soul. Do things to demonstrate it.

3. Always stay focused on the positive and lead by example- it’s not “do what I say not what I do” its “do as I do”.

4. Be understanding of them, their experience and perception of the world. Stay involved and connected with them. If you can, make your home the best place in the world for their friends to hang out and spend time. Get to know their friends as best you can.

5. Respect them in every act, word and deed. Respect and listen to their opinions and views and feelings about everything.

Once again please remember they will grow up and leave before you know it.

Alvin Donovan

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what do you think? a few things that concern

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me about the economics of saving the planet r

that:

1. even if we stopped all the pollution today/now we would not see any noticeable difference in our childrens lifetime so we will never SEE a result.

2. but we have to PAY for it now- for example in aus when they first talked about introducing a carbon tax we were told its the same price as buying a meat pie a week. i thought- okay i can wear that. but now ppl are saying well we have to pay all this money and it will NOT make a difference to saving the environment so its a waste?

3. which brings up another point- how much of your weekly pay packet would you pay, how much would you invest of your own or your firms capitail under the two separate conditions:

a) no matter how much it is it wont make any difference to the saving the planet.
b) you were SURE that however much it is will save the planet for sure but not in your lifetime.
c) you were SURE that it would save the planet and you would see a difference in 2 years.

as private equity investors- how much of your own $$ would YOU invest and what do you think about the carbon tax and arguements?

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Dear readers, It is one thing to be a successful business person and to create great companies and do transactions after transactions. However many of the most successful business persons I know have some of the most miserable personal lives. Many of them are divorced many times, estranged from their children. In my mind this is very unbalanced. My opinion is that in order to be a real success at business you need to also be a real success at life. I am going to be writing a series of articles about what I consider to be the real keys to success in both business and personal. You may not know what I mean now when you hear me talk about true everlasting wealth but hopefully after the series you will.

The five keys to being a good parent

You need take lessons and pass a test to get a license to drive a car but there are no qualifications needed to become a parent. One of the most irritating things in life is a parent who does not take their role seriously. I cannot believe that people will have children and not do a proper job. We had children later in life and I remember my entire friend saying “I wish I has spent more time with my kids” I retired and took off the first ten years of my daughter’s life. I was there when she was born. I was there when she first smiled. I was there when she first walked and talked. I was with her all of the time having an active influence on her being. To this moment I cherish those moments with my entire soul. For those of you who have young children, please bathe in every moment of being a parent. They will grow up and leave way before you know it.

1. Give your child unconditional positive regard. Even when they exhibit bad behavior. Let them know that while you do not approve of the behavior you still love them with all of your heart and soul.

2. Tell them every day that you love them with all of your heart and soul. Do things to demonstrate it.

3. Always stay focused on the positive and lead by example- it’s not “do what I say not what I do” its “do as I do”.

4. Be understanding of them, their experience and perception of the world. Stay involved and connected with them. If you can, make your home the best place in the world for their friends to hang out and spend time. Get to know their friends as best you can.

5. Respect them in every act, word and deed. Respect and listen to their opinions and views and feelings about everything.

Once again please remember they will grow up and leave before you know it.

Alvin Donovan

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Whether you are a company thinking about an Initial Public Offering (IPO), seeking private equity investors, thinking about a capital raise there are a few important things to consider.

Having been around the investment banking and public listing arena in the USA, Australasian markets, or the Frankfurt Stock Exchange (Deutsche Boerse or DAX) has taught me a few things.

The purpose of this article is to discuss The Solution To The Diminishing Computer Screen Challenge.

How many people do you know have at least an iphone or blackberry PLUS a desktop or laptop computer. Why do they spend good money to buy a computer when they already have a blackberry or iphone?

I know I find it irksome as well as physically painful to be constantly lugging around a laptop. I already have a blackberry. So why do I do it?

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On my last trip I decided I would try to go with my mobile device alone. I laughed silently as i went through the scanners and watched frustrated businessmen wrestling their laptop out of one hand while trying to marshall sundries in the other. Boy I am now liberated from all this fol de rol!

I was king! All of that bulky, spine mis alingning metal mass was gone from my burdens.

Next I tried to read my email, review and edit redlined documents and look at over 400 investment proposals that had arrived in my inbox during the trip. Okay, now I know why ppl have computers. It is for their screens.

So they can read what the heck people are writing them. Otherwise get used to having a permanent squint.

The reason I keep buying the newest biggest screen laptop every six months only to retire the latest dinosaur is simple. I need a big screen to really see stuff well. Right?

In my mind people have the whole screen technology approach all wrong. They are working on the wrong end of the visual data processing delivery method. It is always going to be incompatable to have smaller mobile devices with viewable screens.

What we really need in this mobile world is for a 3d virtual screen that is as large as you want it. 100 meters by 100 meters if you want. Get right up in front of it, look at it from the side, from behind, on top, from the inside looking out.

The simple solution is to focus on a pair of 3d glasses that would project the screen so that you can actually see as much or little details as you want. For the keyboard functions again lets go light. I would have some sort of light gloves or if we still go the iphone or blackberry way you could use the entire face of the mobile device.

I would be very interested to back this sort of device both for myself and all my fellow laptop burdened.

This glass and glove approach can be the next step in this wired world of ours. the next step will be to install a chip in our brains that will allow us to have direct connectivity with the rest of the wired world.

There will be no real reason to travel for business meetings, social gatherings or educational purposes. It will all be there for virtual meetings and virtual events.

The future is coming, get ready.

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Whether you are a company thinking about an Initial Public Offering (IPO), seeking private equity investors, thinking about a capital raise there are a few important things to consider.

Having been around the investment banking and public listing arena in the USA, Australasian markets, or the Frankfurt Stock Exchange (Deutsche Boerse or DAX) has taught me a few things.

The purpose of this article is discuss venture capital deal terms from private equity investors for IPO or capital expansion.

I will be discussing Venture Capital Deal Terms from two different perspectives, Business Venture Capital and Angel Funding. As I go through each subject below I will point out the nuances of dealing with each type of investor. Some of the differences are minor others are significant.

Keep in mind that not all private equity investors fit the same mold. There are great differences in
deal structures from one Angel investor to the next, and likewise with VC firms.

1. Term Sheet. At the end of your Business Plan you may want to include a Term Sheet with the Deal Terms that your Management Team is comfortable with. Better to include the Term Sheet when you are talking with Angel Investors. It is not necessary to include one when dealing with a Business Venture Capital Firm. They will usually dictate the terms and financing structure anyway.

Investors will not commit to a Term Sheet without conducting due diligence. So don’t try to get them to commit, just use it to weed out investors who may waste your time. Try to prevent potential investors
from conducting extensive due diligence on your company, for their own benefit.

For instance, maybe they funded one of your competitors and are simply on a fishing expedition.

If your company has been operating you need to determine its book value. Ask your accountant to help you with this. Then offer Angel investors a percentage based on the book value and the amount of funding
you are seeking.

If your company is a pure start up then focus on the percentage of the company you are willing to sell for X dollars, rather then a number of shares. Your Management Team needs to be in agreement on what they are willing to give up if they get the full amount of funding they are looking for.

Here are some questions the Team needs to agree on:

Will they give up voting control?

Will they agree to accept another Director to the Board?

Will they agree to the funding being secured by all the assets of the Company? Will they agree to an anti-dilution clause?

Will they agree to a reverse merger and become a public company in six months?

2. Anti-Dilution Clauses. If the Management Team feels that strongly about its business model or the company’s revenue potential, offer investors an “Anti-Dilution” clause. I would not offer it to a typical Angel Investor unless it was able to close the deal and get you the funding. In other words, use it as
a carrot to close the deal.

On the other hand, most Venture Capital investors that provide the first round of financing will probably demand an Anti-Dilution clause. If you offer it first, it will show your confidence in carrying out your business plan and achieving success.

Don’t put it in the Term Sheet though, hold it until you are fairly certain they may fund. Then you can offer it, or at least not be so surprised, when they require it for investment protection.

3. Super Preferred Stock. Use a Super Preferred Stock issuance to give your Management Team voting control. If a Venture Capital firm requires majority stock ownership, you may be able to maintain voting
control. Make the Super Preferred non-convertible into common stock.

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Dear readers, It is one thing to be a successful business person and to create great companies and do transactions after transactions. However many of the most successful business persons I know have some of the most miserable personal lives. Many of them are divorced many times, estranged from their children. In my mind this is very unbalanced. My opinion is that in order to be a real success at business you need to also be a real success at life. I am going to be writing a series of articles about what I consider to be the real keys to success in both business and personal. You may not know what I mean now when you hear me talk about true everlasting wealth but hopefully after the series you will.

The five keys to being a good parent

You need take lessons and pass a test to get a license to drive a car but there are no qualifications needed to become a parent. One of the most irritating things in life is a parent who does not take their role seriously. I cannot believe that people will have children and not do a proper job. We had children later in life and I remember my entire friend saying “I wish I has spent more time with my kids” I retired and took off the first ten years of my daughter’s life. I was there when she was born. I was there when she first smiled. I was there when she first walked and talked. I was with her all of the time having an active influence on her being. To this moment I cherish those moments with my entire soul. For those of you who have young children, please bathe in every moment of being a parent. They will grow up and leave way before you know it.

1. Give your child unconditional positive regard. Even when they exhibit bad behavior. Let them know that while you do not approve of the behavior you still love them with all of your heart and soul.

2. Tell them every day that you love them with all of your heart and soul. Do things to demonstrate it.

3. Always stay focused on the positive and lead by example- it’s not “do what I say not what I do” its “do as I do”.

4. Be understanding of them, their experience and perception of the world. Stay involved and connected with them. If you can, make your home the best place in the world for their friends to hang out and spend time. Get to know their friends as best you can.

5. Respect them in every act, word and deed. Respect and listen to their opinions and views and feelings about everything.

Once again please remember they will grow up and leave before you know it.

Alvin Donovan

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Challenges To Convergence And Meaning In Social Media

The biggest challenge we see today is transmuting and transmogrifying all of your various social media platforms into each other. Strangely enough the better connected you are on current social media platforms sometimes the harder it is to migrate them onto other platforms.

In fact, unless you are a dedicated social media mental genius or have deep corporate pockets it is almost impossible to naturally grow a meaningful substantive large following or connection in the first place. It seems as if everything is stacked against you right from the start.

Everyone knows that social media and internet are supposed to make our life easier right? Well one extremely irksome challenge is actually getting all of your followers on each social media platform to follow you universally. For example, if you have a database of 100k followers on LinkedIn or Facebook it is currently physically impossible to invite them all to follow you on a new twitter account.

What makes the problem even worse is that the social media themselves limit the number of contacts of yours you can invite and link to at any one time. This makes it extremely difficult to get lined up on all social media platforms. Doubly so if you are connected with a lot of people. The problem seems to revolve around limits set by the platforms themselves, a kind of benevolent dictatorship of sorts.

So we currently seek technical braniacs who specialize in merging and converging our various permutations of the various social media platforms around now.

Once we approach the convergence of our various platforms can we embark on any relevant discussion about developing the meaning of social media.  This will come to us in a series of way stations as with each iteration we learn better ways to sift and glue it all together. After we develop meaning and relevance on social media things will begin to swiftly shape out of our hands.

When things come to you before you even know you need them we will have achieved one near term goal of social media. You will not need to use search engines anymore. Everything you need will come to you.Like when the refrigerator orders that special goat milk your friend joseph likes after your social media interface port detects a certain deficiency in your constitution.

When you can fully interface your mobile communication device with GPS, facial recognition and social media you will be able to be constantly guided by your social media in the directions you need to go to achieve your outcomes. How will your device “know” what you want thought? Who will tell it what you want and when you want it? Will it always be changing to suit your experiences, tastes, maturity, health?

One question about social media: will it actually increase or decrease the amount of personal one to one time you currently enjoy? Will you tend to spend more time or less time in person with others? How will your sense of community change? What do you think? Let me know.

Alvin Donovan

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Challenges To Convergence And Meaning In Social Media

The biggest challenge we see today is transmuting and transmogrifying all of your various social media platforms into each other. Strangely enough the better connected you are on current social media platforms sometimes the harder it is to migrate them onto other platforms.

In fact, unless you are a dedicated social media mental genius or have deep corporate pockets it is almost impossible to naturally grow a meaningful substantive large following or connection in the first place. It seems as if everything is stacked against you right from the start.

Everyone knows that social media and internet are supposed to make our life easier right? Well one extremely irksome challenge is actually getting all of your followers on each social media platform to follow you universally. For example, if you have a database of 100k followers on LinkedIn or Facebook it is currently physically impossible to invite them all to follow you on a new twitter account.

What makes the problem even worse is that the social media themselves limit the number of contacts of yours you can invite and link to at any one time. This makes it extremely difficult to get lined up on all social media platforms. Doubly so if you are connected with a lot of people. The problem seems to revolve around limits set by the platforms themselves, a kind of benevolent dictatorship of sorts.

So we currently seek technical braniacs who specialize in merging and converging our various permutations of the various social media platforms around now.

Once we approach the convergence of our various platforms can we embark on any relevant discussion about developing the meaning of social media.  This will come to us in a series of way stations as with each iteration we learn better ways to sift and glue it all together. After we develop meaning and relevance on social media things will begin to swiftly shape out of our hands.

When things come to you before you even know you need them we will have achieved one near term goal of social media. You will not need to use search engines anymore. Everything you need will come to you.Like when the refrigerator orders that special goat milk your friend joseph likes after your social media interface port detects a certain deficiency in your constitution.

When you can fully interface your mobile communication device with GPS, facial recognition and social media you will be able to be constantly guided by your social media in the directions you need to go to achieve your outcomes. How will your device “know” what you want thought? Who will tell it what you want and when you want it? Will it always be changing to suit your experiences, tastes, maturity, health?

One question about social media: will it actually increase or decrease the amount of personal one to one time you currently enjoy? Will you tend to spend more time or less time in person with others? How will your sense of community change? What do you think? Let me know.

Alvin Donovan

DAX, IPO, Initial Public Offering, private equity, Frankfurt Stock Exchange, Deutsche Boerse,
investment banking, investors, equity capital, capital raise, public listing, alvin donovan

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Dear readers, It is one thing to be a successful business person and to create great companies and do transactions after transactions. However many of the most successful business persons I know have some of the most miserable personal lives. Many of them are divorced many times, estranged from their children. In my mind this is very unbalanced. My opinion is that in order to be a real success at business you need to also be a real success at life. I am going to be writing a series of articles about what I consider to be the real keys to success in both business and personal. You may not know what I mean now when you hear me talk about true everlasting wealth but hopefully after the series you will.

The five keys to being a good parent

You need take lessons and pass a test to get a license to drive a car but there are no qualifications needed to become a parent. One of the most irritating things in life is a parent who does not take their role seriously. I cannot believe that people will have children and not do a proper job. We had children later in life and I remember my entire friend saying “I wish I has spent more time with my kids” I retired and took off the first ten years of my daughter’s life. I was there when she was born. I was there when she first smiled. I was there when she first walked and talked. I was with her all of the time having an active influence on her being. To this moment I cherish those moments with my entire soul. For those of you who have young children, please bathe in every moment of being a parent. They will grow up and leave way before you know it.

1. Give your child unconditional positive regard. Even when they exhibit bad behavior. Let them know that while you do not approve of the behavior you still love them with all of your heart and soul.

2. Tell them every day that you love them with all of your heart and soul. Do things to demonstrate it.

3. Always stay focused on the positive and lead by example- it’s not “do what I say not what I do” its “do as I do”.

4. Be understanding of them, their experience and perception of the world. Stay involved and connected with them. If you can, make your home the best place in the world for their friends to hang out and spend time. Get to know their friends as best you can.

5. Respect them in every act, word and deed. Respect and listen to their opinions and views and feelings about everything.

Once again please remember they will grow up and leave before you know it.

Alvin Donovan

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investment banking, investors, equity capital, capital raise, public listing, alvin donovan

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Challenges To Convergence And Meaning In Social Media

 

The biggest challenge we see today is transmuting and transmogrifying all of your various social media platforms into each other. Strangely enough the better connected you are on current social media platforms sometimes the harder it is to migrate them onto other platforms.

In fact, unless you are a dedicated social media mental genius or have deep corporate pockets it is almost impossible to naturally grow a meaningful substantive large following or connection in the first place. It seems as if everything is stacked against you right from the start.

Everyone knows that social media and internet are supposed to make our life easier right? Well one extremely irksome challenge is actually getting all of your followers on each social media platform to follow you universally. For example, if you have a database of 100k followers on LinkedIn or Facebook it is currently physically impossible to invite them all to follow you on a new twitter account.

What makes the problem even worse is that the social media themselves limit the number of contacts of yours you can invite and link to at any one time. This makes it extremely difficult to get lined up on all social media platforms. Doubly so if you are connected with a lot of people. The problem seems to revolve around limits set by the platforms themselves, a kind of benevolent dictatorship of sorts.

So we currently seek technical braniacs who specialize in merging and converging our various permutations of the various social media platforms around now.

Once we approach the convergence of our various platforms can we embark on any relevant discussion about developing the meaning of social media.  This will come to us in a series of way stations as with each iteration we learn better ways to sift and glue it all together. After we develop meaning and relevance on social media things will begin to swiftly shape out of our hands.

When things come to you before you even know you need them we will have achieved one near term goal of social media. You will not need to use search engines anymore. Everything you need will come to you.Like when the refrigerator orders that special goat milk your friend joseph likes after your social media interface port detects a certain deficiency in your constitution.

When you can fully interface your mobile communication device with GPS, facial recognition and social media you will be able to be constantly guided by your social media in the directions you need to go to achieve your outcomes. How will your device “know” what you want thought? Who will tell it what you want and when you want it? Will it always be changing to suit your experiences, tastes, maturity, health?

One question about social media: will it actually increase or decrease the amount of personal one to one time you currently enjoy? Will you tend to spend more time or less time in person with others? How will your sense of community change? What do you think? Let me know.

 

Alvin Donovan

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