Chapter One; Understanding FNTN and Siemens:|
To: Prosperous Soul (7107 )
Friday, Oct 2 1998 4:00PM ET
Reply #7110 of 7123
Prosperous and ALL: The one thing that I must stress is that FNTN is as important to Siemens as Siemens is to FNTN.
At first glance, that may appear to be an incredulous statement. Siemens the multi-billion dollar giant needing little FNTN. let me present this scenario. It's borrowed from real life:
As I sit here, fantasizing.... Here's the outline for the first chapter of a book I'm writing. It started out as a mystery and is rapidly moving into NON-fiction. No title yet. The first chapter is called "The Strategic Partners" Tell me if you like it.
Siemens is one of the largest companies in the world, yet they have had virtually no presence in the United States, the most lucrative market in the world for technology. So Siemens starts calling on their US contacts.
One of those contacts, Michael Sheppard, has just been given the tap to be president of FNTN, an upstart high-tech financial company out of New York City, the Financial Capital Of The World.
Siemens is looking for high-potential start-ups in the US to showcase Siemens technology in the untapped American market. They want to help such a company hit a "home run" thanks to Siemens' technology. If successful, it will help gain them market entry and positive notoriety among the thousands of US companies seeking a high-tech edge.
Financial Intranet is an up-start company founded by a Wall Street broker and a video expert with a track record in bringing out High-tech IPOs.
To make their plan work, FNTN needs cutting edge technology. They don't want to sell their concept to a larger company. They're looking for the "home run." to make the investment worthwhile. Thanks to Michael Sheppard's stellar relationship with Siemens, the two companies begin to have meetings.
Very quickly Siemens grasps FNTN's concept and embraces their business plan. The companies recognize the synergies in their business strategies and "partner" their combined strengths in sales and technology. Siemens and Financial Intranet publicly announce their new "Strategic Partnership."
After two years of hard work, the fruits of their labor are about to be realized.
If you like it so far,
Stay tuned for Chapter TWO
(working title "Oh Happy Day")
It's being written now.