May 9, 2011 11:45
This is an approach you can have when thinking about men/relationships.
Carrie invested alot
Men are companies. Your feelings and your time is the money you’re investing in the company. This it how it works in practice:
1. To invest or not to invest?
Okay, so you’re out to invest in a company. In other words you want a boyfriend. If you’re going to invest in a company you shouldn’t put all your money in just any company. You will naturally want to know some more info about the company, look how stable the rate is and then decide whether you want to invest or not. In other words, you will need to find out what type of a man it is. His personality. Previous relationships? Etc. etc.
2. So you decided to invest?
By now you are pretty sure that you would want to invest, but calm down. First you will need to find out how big of a proportion in the company is available for sale. Are there too many shareholders that are not willing to sell? Meaning, will there be time for you in his life? And how big of a share are you prepared to be satisfied with? Naturally you can’t buy 70% of the shares at an early stage, but you will need to know if it possible in the near future. And if it isn’t, would you be satisfied with just 10%. A tips is that 10% is enough to start with, but 35-40% must be possible to buy during the course of 3-4 months, maximum.
3. How much should I invest?
You should absolutely not invest all of your assets at the same time! You should invest little-by-little and evaluate the profits in-between your investments. If not doing so, the risk is big that you will loose all of your money or that the company wont want to do business with you. In other words, don’t fall in love and spend all of your time on him after the first date, take it easy or the risk is big to get hurt/being used/be the-type-that-no-one-wants-as-their-girlfriend.
4. I’m losing money! What should I do?
Stay calm! Look over the companies business and evaluate the situation. Does it look like the rate will improve soon? Is it just a dip in the company? In that case, keep all of your shares, but be attentive and keep an eye out for the corporation’s businesses. Have you been loosing a lot of money? Is the forecast negative? Not stabilizing? Or is your share loosing all its value? You don’t want an Enron-relationship, SELL ALL OF IT ASAP! If not, you are in a big risk of loosing all your money which will prevent future investments, at least in the near future.
This is my english translation of Mimi’s original text that she wrote here.
Remember, greed is good.