Monopoly Game – How I Made Real Money in Business Using Monopoly Game Rules – The Board

This is a series of follow-up articles to my previous “sneak peek” introduction on how I made (and still make) real money in a real business by following Monopoly game rules.I am going to skip the fluff and dive straight into unpacking my title statement on how a Monopoly game helped me make real money in a real business.Tools of the Game Are Your Tools of the Trade
No ifs or buts, lets agree on the outset that you can’t play Monopoly without a Monopoly board. I need my Monopoly board to give me a clear basis as to where to play my moves, who my competitors are, where they are located on the board, and what parts of the board I would like to own to win the game!There are also other “tools of the game” that are equally as essential as the board is. I need them if I am to play the game well, and to navigate efficiently around the board. These essential tools are:o A few tokens
o Two dice
o Thirty-two houses, and
o Twelve hotels
o Twenty-eight Title Deeds (one for each of the properties on the board)
o Sixteen Chance cards and
o Sixteen Community Chest cards.Finally, I need a comfortable location to place my board, and oh yes, I will need one, or more players to play the game with.If I have all the above in place I am equipped and empowered with unlimited potential to win in Monopoly…..and in a real business, you will see why!Different Property Groups = Different Niche Segments of the Market
In much the same way as in a Monopoly game, my business needs a ‘board’ to do business in, and that board is the marketplace. That marketplace is my ‘playing field’ in which I do business in, to win.Every player has an equal chance to ‘own’ the board (the marketplace) to win the game.But you will notice that the Monopoly board is defined into different colored property groups. This is so that even if you wanted to capture (buy) every property on the board other players, having the same aim, are going to try to beat you to them to own some of the property groups themselves.Similarly, the business market or the playing field is segmented into different customer-groups. In business we call these customer groups ‘market segments’ or “niches”. Because the playing field, in a real business scenario, is defined by these niches or customer groups, its pointless for me to pour my total resources and my time into trying to market to everyone in the market. Other competitors are going to want a fair hit at the game, also.Side note: a niche is simply another word for ‘profile’. It describes a unique customer-type.With this in mind I can see that not all niches are going to be my typical market. By that I mean, I can’t capture the whole market because not every customer is going to be my customer.The sooner I understand this aspect of the market, the better I will be in narrowing down this wide market into smaller niche targets, concentrating on those who fit in as my customer profile. All I have to do now is to work out and refine what my typical customer profile looks like.Who is my typical customer? Who are the people who most likely will buy from me?Keep in mind, in each niche profile are millions of typical customers. Each niche profile is hungry for a certain type of solution (this becomes your product or service), to meet its unique needs, for whatever reason that’s important to them. This is one of the key elements in my next follow-up article.As you can see, what I experienced from playing Monopoly as a game became a proven path for me to make real money in business using Monopoly game rules!

About The Business Transfer Of Brake Business For The Automobile

Because this corporation and the Sumitomo Electric Industies, Ltd. corporation (below, the Sumitomo electric) both corporations on 2007 October 1st brake business for the automobile of the Sumitomo electric agreed to business transferring at this corporation, we inform.

 As for both corporations, corporation [denso], with the Toyota Motor Corporation corporation establishing corporation adding Vicks which does the development sale of the brake system for the automobile in 2001 July, later, each one started taking charge of the production of the brake system for the automobile.

 As recently, while electrization and IT conversion of the automobile develop quickly, high-level engineering development is required from the automobile part, as those which in the future more, competition intensifies regarding the cost aspect it is expected. Under such circumstance, both corporations for further growth and development of the brake business for the automobile which designates adding Vicks as core, integrating the production section both the improvement of efficiency and rationalization of the production with judge, that it is necessary to accelerate furthermore, it is something to transfer the brake business for the automobile of the Sumitomo electric to this corporation which is the adding Vicks connected parent company.

EPA Regualtions Raise the Bar for Industial Air Quality Testing

Far-reaching environmental legislation continues to change the way Americans live, work, and run their businesses. For the past decade and a half, companies have worked toward meeting the latest air quality standards set by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

In 2005, regulations introduced by the Clean Air Act of 1990 came into full effect with the goal of reducing harmful emissions by 57-billion pounds per year. The act continues to have a huge impact both economically and environmentally as it targets the sources of urban air pollution, acid rain, and stratospheric ozone depletion.

Air pollution is not a new problem in the United States. During the 1940s, a series of pollution-related disasters forced Americans to acknowledge the need for clean air standards. The worst of those incidents took place during a five day period in 1948, when smog caused by industrial emissions and coal-burning furnaces killed 20 people and sickened nearly 7,000 others in the small town of Donora, Pennsylvania.

The tragedy spurred the federal government to take control of air quality management. In 1955, the Air Pollution Control Act was introduced to mandate the national investigation of air pollution. More stringent air quality controls were later established with the creation of the Clean Air Act of 1970 and the formation of the EPA. In 1990, the Clean Air Act was revised to include the following amendments:

• Title I – strengthens measures for attaining national air quality standards

• Title II – sets forth provisions relating to mobile sources

• Title III – expands the regulation of hazardous air pollutants

• Title IV – requires substantial reductions in emissions for control of acid rain

• Title V – establishes operating permits for all major sources of air pollution

• Title VI – establishes provisions for stratospheric ozone protection

• Title VII – expands enforcement powers and penalties

The legislation not only provides the EPA with innovative regulatory procedures, but allows for a variety of supportive research and enforcement measures. Individuals may face fines up to $250,000 and imprisonment up to 15 years, with each day of violation counted as a separate offense. Businesses may face fines of up to $500,000 for each negligent violation and up to $1 million per day for knowing endangerment. Many corporations must apply for national operating permits because of the emissions released by their processes.

Current industrial air quality testing is driven by the latest amendments. A major focus for manufacturers under the new provisions can be found in Title III, which identifies and lists 189 HAPs (Hazardous Air Pollutants) to be reduced within a ten-year period. This is a tremendous increase since the EPA had previously established standards for only seven HAPs out of only eight listed. These pollutants can result in serious health effects, such as cancer, birth defects, immediate death, or catastrophic accidents.

Among the air pollutants the act pinpoints for monitoring are VOCs (volatile organic compounds). These chemicals are identified as organic because of the presence of carbon, but many are synthetically created. VOCs include gasoline, industrial chemicals such as benzene, solvents such as toluene and xylene, and tetrachloroethylene (perchloroethylene, the principal dry cleaning solvent). Many VOCs, such as benzene, are present on the HAP list because of the threat they pose to human health. These pollutants may cause death, disease, or birth defects in organisms that ingest or absorb them.

There are a variety of methods for the determination of TO (toxic organic) compounds in ambient air at parts-per-million (ppm) and parts-per-billion (ppb) concentration levels. Following the EPA’s TO-14, TO-14A, or TO-15 Methods, VOCs in air are collected in specially prepared canisters and analyzed by gas chromatography/mass spectrometry (GC/MS) instruments.

To test air quality using these methods, a sample of ambient air from a source must be drawn into a pre-evacuated specially prepared canister. After the sample is collected, the canister valve is closed, an identification tag is attached to the canister, a chain-of-custody (COC) form completed, and the canister is transported to a laboratory for analysis.

Upon receipt at the lab, the proper documentation is completed and the canister is attached to the analytical system. Water vapor is reduced in the gas stream by a dryer (if applicable), and the VOCs are then concentrated by collection in a cryogenically cooled trap. The refrigerant, typically liquid nitrogen or liquid argon, is then removed and the temperature of the trap is raised. The VOCs originally collected in the trap are revolatilized, separated on a GC column, and then run through one or more detectors to identify the components and concentrations in each sample. Findings are thoroughly documented in a written report which is presented to the client.

The qualitative and quantitative accuracy of these analyses is of the utmost importance. Difficulty arises in part because of the wide variety of TO substances and the lack of standardized sampling and analysis procedures.

To facilitate the improvement of laboratory air quality testing and analysis, one proactive company, Scott Specialty Gases, offers a cross-reference program for labs. Now laboratories can evaluate their own proficiency by comparing their results against Scott Specialty Gases’ as well as the blind results from other participating labs. By employing the highly accurate and stable gas mixtures manufactured by Scott Specialty Gases, laboratories can also calibrate their GC/MS instruments to achieve more precise readings of samples.

Chemical manufacturing plants, oil refineries, toxic waste sites or land fills, and solid waste incinerators are just a few of the many sources of hazardous air pollutants. The financial cost to install state-of-the-art controls is great.

Thanks to the services offered by companies like Scott Specialty Gases and to the more stringent requirements of the Clean Air Act of 1990, the environment is on the mend. The impact of industry compliance with the Clean Air Act of 1990 has been astounding. Careful testing has already shown a significant improvement in national air quality thanks to anti-pollution efforts. According to studies conducted by the Foundation for Clean Air Progress, exposure levels for ozone and particulates have decreased and four of the six most serious pollutants identified by the Clean Air Act of 1970 are no longer being released into the air at unhealthy levels. These improvements fly in the face of data that shows increased population growth and energy usage in the United States. Regulatory vigilance and technological advances in environmental monitoring have made cleaner air a reality.