The author of this treatise has spent a lifetime developing recognition capabilities and engaging the challenges of leadership teaching inexperienced, ineffective, but motivated, individuals to become effective leaders. This book is an attempt to communicate the relevant knowledge that he has accumulated.
The author’s experience is unusually varied and typically at a high decision-making level. It covers politics where he was a delegate to a national presidential nominating convention and served as a planning commissioner for a major American city.
He has been a principal in industrial ventures such as mining, where he secured the rights to a mine that had produced more than six thousand ounces of gold and in which he found new veins of gold. His construction enterprises included building classrooms and multipurpose conference halls for high school districts, and also an animal hospital for a municipal zoo. He has drilled oil wells in Tennessee and experimented with techniques for the recovery of nonproducing older wells.
The experience includes financial products where he founded an insurance agency that developed new approaches to retirement plans. He engaged in small and minority business development pursuant to government contracts. This included providing minority businesses with support services paid for by government programs. He programed a computer accounting system before the development of Quicken and QuickBooks. He has engaged in the successful development of numerous real estate housing, commercial, and industrial projects and has invented methods of financing to develop low-income housing. He served as chairman of the board of a national bank and spent two decades in the practice of law.
He has developed inventions and assisted others in bringing new technologies to market. He has developed procedures and protocols for the installation of portable housing infrastructure products where there are no utilities available. He has also served as a professor of history and chairman of an academic department of a state university. He has engaged in private investment banking, developed real estate syndications, and has authored and published financial securities private placement memorandum documents and offering circulars.
Because of this long and varied, hands-on background in creating new approaches to law, finance, construction and development, insurance, education, and new technologies, the author sees meaning, problems to be solved, and opportunities for good fortune almost everywhere. For him, the key now is focusing on that which is important today and in the future. Part of what is important is sharing his insights and knowledge for the future good. That was the genesis for writing this book.
September 25, 2019