Thursday, May 5, 2016

2016-05-05 Thursday - The Omega Investment Protocol

In my travels, I have had a few brushes with danger and global risks...

I saw first-hand the run-away inflation and economic collapse that threatened Turkey in the early 1990s...

I had the good fortune to have exited an area 72 hours before the total destruction of what I considered to be a 'safe' area [Beirut, 2005 - the destruction of my hotel, when the former Prime Minister was assassinated by a car bomb].

Then there was the 2006 car bomb detonated near of the U.S. Consulate in Karachi...

1981, Egypt, Sadat was assassinated - and 100K soldiers of the Libyan army massed on the Egyptian border, threatening to invade - as we of the 24th Infantry Division, Rapid Deployment Force, camped in the desert 40 miles West of Giza for a month...

The perception that your world (as you experience it) is 'safe', is illusory. The perception that 'safety' has any continuity - is a delusion.

My training as a soldier taught me that being prepared is first-and-foremost - a mindset. It is the act of thinking, anticipating, training - and sometimes, it is a matter of positioning equipment in anticipation of events.

What would you do if you had a strong conviction that within a 6-12 month window, or sooner, the world markets were going to be severely disrupted?

What preparations would you make?

What would you do if you had a strong conviction that within a 6-12month window, or sooner, basic services in your city were going to be severely disrupted?

What preparations would you make?

What would you do if you had a strong conviction that those two scenarios were strongly correlated - and that you would be lucky if the disruptions were limited to __just__ those aspects?

What preparation would you make?

Having a plan - with clear, specific, and tangible steps to be taken - that's what I refer to as
"The Omega Investment Protocol".

Having thought through such scenarios, when/if you need to respond to a local or global escalation in risks - you'll have eliminated doubt, delay, indecision, confusion - and will be prepared to take action.

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