Jay's Tuesday Free Enterprise Quote - 19 August 2014

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Free Enterprise Multiplies Opportunities That Are Created And Seized

 

 

"Opportunities multiply when they are seized."

Sun Tzu (544BC - 496BC)


Short and sweet.  From the Chinese war strategist and tactician whose wisdom and brilliance is so often demonstrated in his brevity.

If free enterprise is anything, it is about seizing opportunity.

The battle cry of free enterprise could be Carpe Commodum!

That would mean Seize the Opportunity!

Free enterprise is about finding out what you like to do and do well.  Or developing a technique or product that can be marketed or advanced in its own niche.  And making opportunities happen as personal or others money and reputation are put at risk.

And then, according to Sun Tzu, multiplying those opportunities as other avenues and vistas appear. 

A big part of free enterprise is taking advantage of opportunities and seeing what is coming.  And taking advantage of what things are seen coming!  Anticipation.

Opportunities multiply as one product idea leads to another, or new markets are opened up, or contagion spreads as marketing brings the product to light and new areas become rife for sales, or new people are met and employed as the business expands.  Success breeds success. 

Almost every industry has what seems to be "the way it has always been."  But that way began somewhere at sometime with a risky idea that was developed and implemented.  And then "that way" caught on.  It grew into expectation.  And then dependence.

Now, all this is the bright side of free enterprise!  The dark side can be very dark indeed.  There is so much at risk - personal wealth, personal reputation, personal property, personal everything.  Failure is certainly more common than exploding success! 

We see the fine print at the bottom of the TV screen when some good or service is advertised, and it says something about results not being "typical."  Well, for sure!  People are not equal in their ability to do, or see, or feel, or hear.  Not all are equally motivated, or supported, or visionary.  Results can vary in as many ways as there are those trying to achieve the same goal.

And try as it might, gubment cannot legislate equality in any of those things.  Gubment cannot create a business environment that throws a failure lifesaver to those sinking, not swimming.  Gubment can and should stay out of the way as much as it can, thus providing a tax, legal and regulatory environment that is conducive, not damaging, to free enterprise.  One size does not fit all.  "The same whatever" cannot be applied to every business entity across the board.  Stiff rules, intrusive overreach, and crushing regulation that all must obey can be more stultifying than helpful.  And usually is! 

Business competition is much like war.  There will always be a king of the mountain, and others who want to bring that king down.  Change and adaptation are necessary.  Opportunity must be created and seized.  And those opportunities will lead to others, which lead, again, to more. 

Free enterprise multiplies opportunities 
that are created and seized.
 
 
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Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC  

Based in Bristow, serving all of Northern Virginia.

Office (703) 330-6388   Cell (703) 585-7560

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Rainmaker
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James Dray
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The gubment as you call it sure is trying to legislate equality to the detriment of everyone

Aug 18, 2014 07:55 PM #1
Rainmaker
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Jay Markanich
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And THAT, James is the way of the statist and socialist.  Force is the only way.

Force enterprise does not work - never has, never will.

Aug 18, 2014 08:02 PM #2
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Lenn Harley
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Be a leader or a follower.  There is a choice. 

Unless, of course, you're leading a herd of animals over a cliff.

Aug 18, 2014 10:00 PM #3
Rainmaker
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Jay Markanich
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I can think of a lot of animals being led off the cliff right now Lenn!

Aug 18, 2014 10:02 PM #4
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Than Maynard
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Oppurtunity knocks....but it isn't going to kick your door down and force you to realize it. Risk = Reward (sometimes), but that is why it is called Risk!

In war taking advantage of an oppurtunity (say a sleeping guard) gets you inside the perimeter. You now have an oppurtunity to unexpectedly attack from inside their lines, sowing confusion, which leads to more oppurtunities, etc etc.

Aug 18, 2014 11:51 PM #5
Rainmaker
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Jay Markanich
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It's all about taking advantage Than.  That is the opportunity free enterprise offers best.

Aug 19, 2014 11:31 AM #6
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Than Maynard
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I have heard oppurtunity knocking on something and I am trying to take advantage of the oppurtunity.

I will let you know how it goes.

Aug 20, 2014 12:09 AM #7
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Than Maynard
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You have got to learn how to use the @ sign when referencing people! Jay Markanich 

Just type @name and AR inserts their information.

Aug 20, 2014 12:11 AM #8
Rainmaker
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Jay Markanich
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Than - so, opportunity knocks and you want to take advantage of opportunity?  Why would opportunity knock if it knows you will take advantage of it?

@Than - not sure what you are talking about.

Aug 20, 2014 03:56 AM #9
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Than Maynard
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Jay Markanich <----That is waht I am talking about.

Type @Than  and wait a few seconds and a box will open below the @ sign. Click on the name and their info pops and and they get a notification that they were mentioned in a comment.

Aug 20, 2014 05:41 AM #10
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Than Maynard
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I guess oppurtunity likes to be taken advantage of? Maybe that is how oppurtunity reproduces....Knocks....taken advantage of......more oppurtunity is born!

Aug 20, 2014 05:42 AM #11
Rainmaker
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Jay Markanich
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I'm getting too many stupid notifications and emails now Than Maynard.  I disabled the notification thing.  What's the point?  What's the opportunity?

Aug 20, 2014 05:47 AM #12
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Than Maynard
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LOL, guess that is the difference between my minimal posts with little amounts of comments and your educational posts that actually teach people stuff.

Aug 20, 2014 06:46 AM #13
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First you must recognize the opportunity, then you must act on it...or someone else will.

Aug 24, 2014 11:25 AM #14
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Jay Markanich
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Thanks Michelle.  Your comment is short and sweet.  It reminds me of a saying I heard in MBA school in the 70s - if you don't take care of your customers, someone else will.

Aug 24, 2014 08:00 PM #15
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