The Undivided Life
Volume 18 - June 27, 2023
Making Business Human
By combining strategy, culture, and a passion for human flourishing,
Undivided Life emboldens, empowers, and equips leaders to create
thriving organizations and experience true success.
Tenet #1: Higher Purpose
Undivided Life is influenced by the 4 tenets of Conscious Capitalism thanks to our career paths - - Nick, formerly with Satori Capital, and Jeff, formerly with 5.
And every day, we find ourselves helping others to better understand the secret sauce that makes Conscious Capitalism so impactful, starting with the first tenet, Higher Purpose.
Higher purpose is explained by Conscious Capitalism as a recognition that every business has a purpose that includes but is more than just making money. By focusing on its Higher Purpose, a business inspires, engages, and energizes its stakeholders.
When someone says their business exists to make money, that is like saying that our bodies exist to pump blood and breathe oxygen. While we must maintain those functions to live and a business must also make money, naming money as the reason to exist is short-sighted and uninspiring. Making money over time is the outcome of work well done and the buyers' belief in your product or service. And following the tenets of Conscious Capitalism can often produce better long-term results than those experienced by the shallowness of existence only to produce a profit.
Metagame Masters: Buffett and Belichick
Insight from the Farnam Street blog.
The metagame is about understanding the bigger picture and outsmarting the competition by doing something they can’t or won’t do.
Bill Belichick and Warren Buffett both use the metagame to gain an advantage.
Buffett, the world’s best investor, uses the metagame. He acquires public companies, makes them private, and encourages long-term strategies that are unavailable to public companies with shareholders who demand quarterly results. It gives private companies an edge public ones can’t match. Patience is hard to compete against.
Belichick, perhaps the best coach in NFL history, trades star players for seemingly nothing—a controversial, yet effective metagame strategy. Most coaches can’t trade away a star player before their performance drops because they fear the media turning against them for an unpopular decision. However, having a star player on your roster past their prime ensures a large chunk of your salary cap is used by someone underperforming their contract, which makes fielding a competitive team hard. In this context, it’s better to be early than late.
Actively Seeking Deals for
Creative Capital Deployment
Undivided Life joined forces with a set of movers looking to reimagine capital with the acquired company's employees (and their families) as pivotal players in the success and profit-sharing of it all.
Can you imagine a new way to deploy capital that promotes employee ownership and builds thriving organizational culture? We are seeking like-minded investment partners and potential businesses for purchase to do just that.
If you are interested in learning more as an investor or you want to discuss a potential majority purchase, contact us today.