4 things I have held dear in life the simple principles:


Over the years in work or at home you gain mentors or people you listen to or look up to for advice. During these years the most impressive point was given to me by a friend and respected individual that I have held dear to this very day and are simple guiding principles at work and home.

4 things I have held dear in life the simple principles:

Humility – Someone else obligation, Before the opportunity

  • Humility or humbleness is a quality of being courteously respectful of others. It is the opposite of aggressiveness, arrogance, boastfulness, and vanity. Rather than, “Me first,” humility allows us to say, “No, you first, my friend.” Humility is the quality that lets us go more than halfway to meet the needs and demands of others.
  • The quality or condition of being humble; modest opinion or estimate off one’s own importance, rank, etc. 

Integrity – Do the right thing always

  • Firm adherence to a code of especially moral or artistic values
  • The quality of being honest and having strong moral principles; moral uprightness.
  • The condition of being unified, unimpaired, or sound in construction.

Respect – Hierarchy is not a proxy

  • A feeling of deep admiration for someone or something elicited by their abilities, qualities, or achievements.
  • Due regard for the feelings, wishes, or rights of others
  • Hierarchy is not a proxy for the interactions between one another Hierarchy is just a method of getting what needs to be done, done. Everyone is equal everyone has some in Hierarchy above them, next to them and below them, we should never ever forget this at home or at work.

Conviction – Honorable Intentions and Belief

  • fixed or firm belief the act of convincing a person by argument or evidence.

If you keep these things dear to your heart and wear them on your sleeve, the results can be surprising, when you compromise on any you compromise on all of them and you tumble down the slippery slope.

A lot of people say they have principles, and they might be able to rattle off some thoughts and points, but it’s more what they action and actually what they do which is more important. Not just the talk but the action speak larger than the words its what can bind you together or show how far apart you might be.

Teams, individuals, and your family need to be able to do amazing things each and everything minute of the day. Having these 4 principles, it has given me a baseline to reference against.

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26 Companies in the S&P 500 With the Most Cash Stashed Overseas | Fortune

One of the biggest cat-and-mouse games in corporate finance is ending. Thanks to the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, signed into law in December, U.S. companies will no longer have an incentive to stash profits generated overseas to avoid high taxes at home. The new law dropped the U.S. corporate rate from 35% to 21%, put minimum levies on low-taxed foreign earnings, and imposed a one-time tax of 15.5% on cash parked outside the U.S.—which BofA Merrill Lynch estimates to be a total of $1.2 trillion for S&P 500 non-financials. In a survey, companies told BofA they were most likely to use the repatriated cash to pay down debt and buy back stock.

Under the new tax law, they’ll be bringing back billions in repatriated earnings.

Source: 26 Companies in the S&P 500 With the Most Cash Stashed Overseas | Fortune