Nothing Held Back; Question and Answer Session

Question; Why not build a normal company? Do you have to make promises and commitments that may become a stumbling block in the future? I am referring to the benefits packaged for the Treasure Hunt Members Club.

Answer;     If we shape a normal company, then we eliminate that sense of higher purpose, that sense of being unique and special. We become mundane. The company becomes part of the crowd of companies goaded along by the desire to make profits. A popular quote goes; “money is a poor measure of success, but it is the only measure of success there is”. That quote may have a ring of truth but success does not automatically make a company popular. Success will not necessarily make a company’s practices honest and ethical. If every sizable company took a chunk of the population, showed them how to help the company grow big and make big profits, then  eventually helped that group gain financial independence, the world would be a far better place. Everyone would love to be part of a large thriving, lucrative and trendy corporation; more so if that belonging means financial benefit.

Question; Assuming 200,000 people join the startup as members, do you believe that your company, however quickly it will grow, can provide them all with gainful employment?

Answer;     First, we are not talking about a group of 200,000 people who are currently unemployed. Most of the members will be committed elsewhere but who are wise enough to prospect for a financially stable future.  Among the opportunities provided are;

  • Guarantee of another job in case something goes wrong with the current employment.
  • Extra membership cards are an investment that will bring direct financial returns.
  • Better and lucrative job opportunities will be availed as Treasure Hunt grows vertically and horizontally.
  • Support or partnership with members who decide to launch their own businesses will be accorded.
  • The freedom to choose the place one wants to work. If you are tired of the city and want to live and work in Small Town U.S.A., the choice will be yours. If you want to work in a certain industry, the choice will also be there.
  • The company will take members as ‘family’. A member facing personal tragedy will be given all the support he/she needs.

                    Second, 200,000 is a very small number when it comes to gainful employment in thriving and growing industries. For example; the garment industry in Kenya and more specifically the trade in imported second-hand (used) clothes has created jobs running to hundreds of thousands. That is in only one industry in one country. Treasure Hunt’s operations will not be confined to one industry. Its operations will not be confined to one country either. The company’s portfolio of operations  will involve manufacturing, import, export, processing, distribution, wholesale and retail, internal trade and commerce, farming, mining, etc, etc. It would take an average of 50,000,000(fifty million) members to give the company the challenge and excitement of being well engaged in providing gainful commercial activities, employment and self employment to its members. We will treasure our small number of members. We will pamper and spoil them with great business opportunities and lucrative jobs. Membership of the Treasure Hunt Members’ Club will become a much sought after status. We advise every person to take as much membership cards as he can before they run out at 200,000.

Question;   We know that hawking is big business in the developing countries, tell us, what business opportunities should members in the developed countries like Britain expect?

Answer;     I presume you are referring to the explanation I’ve given on the garment and shoe industry in Kenya. Hawking is done at the retail end of the garment trade chain. There are the importers who import the garments in 20 foot or 40 foot containers. They sell the clothes in sealed bales to merchants who load the bales into Lorries for onward transport to different parts of the country. Other merchants then buy the bales from them and unpack the them. They then display the clothes for hawkers to buy.

                    Back to your question; the company will establish its presence in all the developed countries. These countries are the major source of consumer and capital goods that are used in developing countries.  I won’t pretend to be an expert on the business opportunities available within the first world countries. However there are great business opportunities available.   The factors that determine success in the developed markets are; creativity, innovative approach, adherence to quality, and maintaining a permanent sync with trends, whims and wants of the customers.

Question; You have never lived in a developed country. How will you build a business presence there without the hands-on knowledge and experience which can only be gained by years of living in a first world country?

Answer;   What do you do when you have no accounting or auditing experience but want to start an audit firm? Simple, you either partner with an experienced auditor, or you employ people with the necessary skills and experience. The company will be run by a knowledgeable, skilled  and experienced team.

                  You seem to have overlooked the power of the internet and the mainstream media to educate and inform.  Nothing is hidden; profiles and histories of companies, performance of companies, market trends, demand and supply, market size for any particular commodity, government regulations, tax regimes, the effect of customs and traditions on a  particular society, political atmosphere etc, etc. You can easily become an expert analyst on domestic issues regarding a foreign country simply being a keen follower and an avid researcher.

Let me use this opportunity to mention my secret business ‘weapon’; an ultra powerful machine of a management system. The machine is assembled and ready for launch. I can hardly wait to see it in operation. In the mean time, all I can do is dust it, press the ‘ON’ button and feel the deep, throbbing hum from deep inside its belly.

Question: That interesting, but sounds a wee bit spooky and dangerous. Tell us more about it.

Answer   :  Spooky!? Well, if it freaks the competition then it isn’t that bad. Something that can give the competition a blistering run for their money is something worthy of a standing ovation.

                     Dangerous?  It depends of what you mean by ‘dangerous’ .This is a vehicle of delivery, a purely predatory system of management. A lion or a shark is dangerous if you are at ‘prey’s length. The system is not dangerous in the literal sense of the word, except for one short coming; the technology for the breaks is not available!

Question:  I’m not sure I follow you. You mean this management thing you plan to unleash on a civilized society has no recall mechanism?

Answer:     Now do not get your journalistic instinct all freaked out. Let’s change the topic before this vehicle talk spins out of control and causes collateral damage to the startup’s campaign.

Question:  Should something go wrong with this ‘machine’, what options does one have? What can go wrong with it?

Answer:   Once you implement it, it quickly threads its way into every fiber of the company’s structure, process and being. About something going wrong- good things don’t go wrong; they are misused.