Questions and Answers about MidasNation
How can I become a Value Architect™?
First, change your mindset from tactical to strategic while assessing how well you conduct business on a tactical level. Achieving success tactically is a prerequisite to achieving success strategically. Read and implement the strategies detailed in Midas Managers™ to assist you in transforming your business by evolving into strategic thinking. Reconceptualize your business – question assumptions, adopt a contrarian approach, control your process chain without owning it, leverage your time and join MidasNation™. MidasNation and Midas Institutes™ are built on the premise that success breeds success. If you choose to become a Value Architect, you will immerse yourself in the core tenets of Private Capital Markets™ and be exposed to the mentoring process and other first-hand experiences of Midas Mentors™. You will glean the insights of Midas Managers, Midas Marketing™ and other coming titles of the Midas series and prepare to join the Aggregation Age. You will gain access to information exclusive to MidasNation and Midas Institutes – Mentors, Midas Advisors, webinars, articles, events and forums leveraging the experience and ideas of the nation's most successful private business owners. Join a Midas Institute to participate in live and online experiences under the auspices of one of your region's most notable institutions of higher learning. You may be eligible to participate in a Midas Mentoring program that pairs you directly with a proven Midas Manager.
How will becoming a Value Architect change how I operate?
The Midas experience involves a reconceptualization of how you think about your business' organizational and operational structure. Becoming a Value Architect™ will help you to master strategic vs. tactical thinking and operations, the creation of new business models, understanding private capital markets and building value into your business without owning and managing every detail. You will learn to see over the horizon to a successful future for your business and develop a clear path toward realizing your goals. With the support of a community of successful business owners sharing their insight and experiences, you will learn to make decisions based on a few simple metrics within a process that will create value. Your strategic decisions and the daily business operations will help transform your company into a wealth-generating vehicle that leads to your financial independence.
What kinds of resources are available to me to transform my business?
MidasNation™ offers strategic partnerships, mentors, advisors, information, insight and distinct organizational and operational concepts specific to private companies. You will access a community of America's most successful private business owners and mentors through the mentoring process, live presentations, personal sessions, online webcasts, forums and discussion boards. In addition to personal, community involvement and online information, as a member of MidasNation, you may also join a Midas Institute™, register for Private Capital Markets™ and Value Architecture™ presentations, seminars, coursework and online and live events. You may qualify to participate in a Midas Mentor™ program. Finally, you may purchase Midas books, videos and other materials that offer key insights to help transform your business and create substantial new value.
How big does my company need to be to qualify for the Midas Mentors™ program?
Qualification for the mentorship program rests more on potential than size. Prior to entering a mentoring relationship, a company's potential for incremental value creation is assessed through the Wealth Mapping Process™. Generally the mentorship program is most beneficial for companies with annual sales of between $3 million and $150 million and with high potential to increase market value in excess of five times its current value to a strategic purchaser.
How can I get involved with a Midas Institute™?
To identify a Midas Institute with ties to your region, industry or alma mater, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
How can my alma mater benefit from the Midas Institute™ program?
The Midas Institute program adds a unique, multifaceted educational platform for private business owners, those who aspire to become private business owners, interested alumni, academics and students. This platform was created with the understanding that while university business school programs prepare students for Corporate America and Wall Street, rarely do they prepare candidates for the nuances and challenges of the privately held businesses predominant across America. Through a body of knowledge and strategic partnership with the engagement of successful alumni participating in the program, private business owners and future private business owners are provided powerful education on how to build value and create wealth. In addition to benefiting from the addition of this unique complementary academic platform, active involvement of successful alumni can help boost university program reputations and attract endowment donations. Your alma mater becomes a part of a virtuous cycle, starting with Private Capital Markets™ students who evolve into successful business owners and then return to their alma maters to give back to the private business community.
Can I become involved with a Midas Institute™ that is not my alma mater?
Many business owners join Midas Institutes affiliated with the colleges they attended. Others choose Institutes based on geography or industry specialization. There is no requirement of prior attendance or graduation to join any Midas Institute.
How can my college start a Midas Institute™?
MidasNation™ is highly selective in Institute affiliations, choosing to partner with forward-looking schools with a reputation for vision, service and academic excellence. To learn more about how to establish an Institute in your region, please contact us at email@example.com.
What if my alma mater does not have a Midas Institute™ and there is not an Institute near me?
As a business owner, you may choose to affiliate with a Midas Institute outside of your region, based on the Institute's industry contacts, program offerings or mentor base. Alternately, you may choose to work as a MidasNation member to help establish an Institute in your region. To learn more about how to establish an Institute in your region, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
What schools have a Midas Institute™, Midas Mentors™ program, Private Capital Markets™ course offering or other Midas affiliation?
Midas Institutes host Midas Mentors programs, ensuring national and regional scope and coverage. Institutes are currently operating or forming at:
- The VT Midas Institute™ at the Virginia Tech Corporate Research Center
- Pepperdine University
- Loyola University Chicago
Several universities have an affiliation with MidasNation, ranging from graduate to undergraduate-level courses in Private Capital Markets, to sponsoring guest lecturers in Value Architecture™.
Rob Slee and other Midas principals regularly speak at universities throughout the country.
Universities or their associated organizations – entrepreneurial centers, extended studies programs, continuing education or other divisions – offer Midas, Value Architecture and Private Capital Markets courses on either an accredited or non-accredited basis.
The Private Capital Markets body of knowledge is highly regarded throughout the country among the top private business owners, leaders, academics and community of Midas Managers™ and Value Architects.
How can I become a Midas Advisor™?
Midas Advisors deliver professional services to private businesses that are adopting a Midas approach. If your service discipline – including all legal, accounting, tax, wealth management and business processes – supports the Midas Managers and Value Architecture™ approach, you may qualify to become a Midas Advisor. Please contact us at email@example.com.