How Jeff Bezos is taking the world into the future

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While most entrepreneurs are limited to disrupting and advancing a single industry in marginal steps by their resources or interests, others are determined to push humanity forward as a whole. Some, like Elon Musk, aim to do this by simultaneously transforming multiple industries, while others, such as Boyan Slat and others with fewer resources, pursue more targeted projects with the aim of triggering global change. Arguably the greatest of these visionary super-entrepreneurs is Jeff Bezos, the founder of Amazon, and briefly the richest man in the world early in 2017 when his net worth broke $90 billion US dollars.

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Through Amazon, Bezos disrupted the retail industry and transformed how hundreds of millions of people buy products online, but that was only the beginning. He also launched Blue Origin, a secretive competitor to Elon Musk’s SpaceX and Richard Branson’s Virgin Galactic, all while proving himself as a driving force behind other unrelated disruptive businesses.

Bezos’ big picture vision

As the valedictorian of his class in 1982, an 18 year-old Bezos gave an interview to the Miami Herald that must have sounded more like an expression of naive optimism, rather than the ambitions of what would become one of the most powerful people on earth. In it, Bezos talked not about becoming a wealthy, successful CEO, but about the future of humanity. He dreamed of evacuating humans from the Earth entirely, turning the planet into a sort of nature preserve, while humanity expanded into space.

While the Jeff Bezos of today is certainly more focused on the business of doing business, he’s still a big believer in thinking big. His broader goals and long-term vision have been instrumental in the success of Amazon as well as his other ventures. He believes that great businesses should focus on goals that reach beyond themselves. After all, the simple pursuit of short-term profit isn’t nearly as inspiring or conducive to disruptive innovation as the goal of reinventing the world for your customers.

Driving disruption

Amazon opened its doors in Jeff Bezos’ garage in 1994. It began as an online bookstore, but expanded to provide products of all kinds after experiencing rapid growth in its first few years. Since that time, Amazon has disrupted brick-and-mortar shopping, transformed how we find and acquire the products we need, and changed how and how quickly goods are delivered all over the world. Even now, Amazon is testing even faster drone-delivery systems. If Amazon were content to simply continue to dominate online shopping, many of these globally disruptive advancements would never have been made. That drive to always push forward into the future was the root of Amazon’s success, and it’s this force that will keep Amazon at the forefront for the foreseeable future.

Thinking even bigger with Blue Origin

While it’s unlikely that Bezos will ever try to fulfill his childhood dream of seeing the planet as a park, he has proven to be completely serious about bringing the space age to the general public. With the founding of Blue Origin in 2000, he has begun to pursue his dreams of commercialising space, and bringing about “an era when millions of people would be living and working in space.” 17 years later, Blue Origin only just landed its first paying customer earlier this year.

Despite this, the company has made steady developmental progress and enjoyed stable funding out of Bezos’ own pocket. He views his project as a powerful long-term investment that will allow for the commercial usage of space for resource acquisition, energy production, and manufacturing. This is in contrast to SpaceX’s greater mission, which is primarily centered around transportation and colonisation, and places Bezos in a unique position to expand the global economy beyond the globe itself.

Giving a leg up to progress

While most entrepreneurs might feel more than occupied by their own ventures, Bezos continuously works to advance other disruptive businesses besides his own. Many of these have become household names, and some have become integral presences in the lives of everyday consumers. In 1998, Bezos became the fourth angel investor to help launch Google with an investment of $250,000. Later, he would also invest in Airbnb, Twitter, and Uber, among many others.

Over the course of his career, Jeff Bezos has directly and indirectly affected many aspects of the lives of consumers, from how we commute and travel, to how we buy our products, to how we communicate with both friends and strangers online. Along the way, he has amassed an incredible net worth of over $83 billion US dollars, and has positioned himself as one of the world’s most influential figures in the global economy. His example serves to show entrepreneurs that mundane business goals are often best achieved in the pursuit of larger ambitions.

  • Andrew Dunning, Fifo Capital Business Partner

    Auckland, New Zealand
    Joined Fifo Capital in 2012

    “Fifo Capital naturally aligned with my background and expertise, and once I had identified the opportunities for investment and the potential for the right returns, it was clear that this was a natural progression for me.”

    “My role is very rewarding. I enjoy the autonomy to take educated risks where I see value; working directly with my client’s decision makers and supporting and sharing in the success of their diverse range of businesses.”

    “Fifo Capital really is better than the rest. It’s a great mix of people and the support available is comprehensive and always there when you need it. The franchisees are the face of the business and for us it is all about people.

    “I’m very lucky that I get to work with people I like, while growing both my business and those of my clients even further. If you have the capability for this business it’s brilliant – you just have to get into it.”

  • Fifo Capital Franchisee Profile

    Fifo Capital franchisees:
    1. Have developed (through Fifo Capital Head Office training and support) a strong acumen and expertise in business finance solutions; they are expert consultants not vanilla product providers.

    2. Are skilled networkers and understand how to develop and nurture strong relationships with referral partners.

    3. Are highly structured in their development of their business portfolio and inherently understand what it takes to build a successful business and strong returns.

    4. Are focused on assisting New Zealand businesses secure smart business finance, and are client-first in all of their business transactions.

    5. Work collaboratively with other partners in the network to share knowledge and secure client transactions, and understand the individual value that is achieved by a strong group.

    6. Know how to best utilize the comprehensive system of support provided by the Fifo Capital Head Office – technology, marketing, sales, and expertise development etc.

    7. Thrive on this stimulating and growing market.

  • About Fifo Capital

    Fifo Capital provides short-term finance for business. Clients use our services to: (1) solve immediate cash flow challenges, and (2) to access capital needed to secure new opportunities or for business operations.  Since 2004, we have established more than 70 offices across New Zealand and Australia, and provided business owners with over $850 million in growth capital.

    The one-on-one difference

    Central to the solutions we provide is one-on-one consultancy. Our network of finance experts, meet with clients and spend time understanding their business in order to deliver a purpose-fit solution; a solution that solves the immediate finance need, and which is suitable for both the short and longer term success of the business. The complexities of business finance demand the one-on-one approach, and we continually see the value of this in the success of our clients.

    Working in partnership with banking facilities

    Clients seek the assistance of Fifo Capital for a short period of time when their bank is unable to help. Often this is due to their finance needs outpacing the traditional security options available; or where their need requires a response time that cannot be met by their bank. As Fifo Capital finance solutions are designed for these immediate short-term requirements, we can ‘solve the gap’ quickly for the window of time that the client falls outside of their bank’s criteria, for the specific finance need. Working in tandem with mainstream facilities ensures that clients can access funds for short-term business needs, without impacting the ongoing relationship with their bank.

    Expert solution solvers

    Very few businesses faced with an immediate finance need are best served by a vanilla solution. Our experience has highlighted that the value of a business finance expert tailoring a solution to a client’s specific needs is immeasurable. Our business finance experts are highly experienced, and have a wealth of knowledge about the mechanics, complexities and unique challenges and opportunities of different industries. This knowledge, coupled with one-on-one consultancy, means our experts are adept at quickly identifying purpose-fit finance solutions for clients.

  • Working with our partners

    Our finance experts work in concert with professional services partners – accountants, bank managers, business brokers – to identify the most appropriate solution for client needs.

    We consult with you

    To the extent that you wish to and which is appropriate for the client, we work with you to identify the short-term solution that supports longer terms business objectives.

    We’re responsive

    We understand the need for immediacy and fast response. Whether a simple query or a transaction, we are available for your client’s needs on the day they arise.

    We keep you informed

    We respect the relationship you have with your client and support that via open communication throughout.

    We’re an expert sounding board

    If you ever need to review potential solutions, or talk through the tricky detail of a client scenario, we’re an expert sounding board. Our expertise is freely offered, complimentary and with no-obligation attached.

  • Fifo Capital Partners

    Fifo Capital Partners and their clients are supported by a range of benefits, including complimentary copies of Headway Magazine, and access to Fifo Capital Knowledge Centre assets.

    Headway Magazine

    The Fifo Capital quarterly magazine, which explores a range of relevant business themes at a macro level as well as practical insight for business owners. Accredited Partners are provided the opportunity to co-brand the magazine as a client-value add publication and for new business development marketing.

    Knowledge Centre

    Access the comprehensive knowledge-base of client-facing finance guides, eBooks and other resources. Incorporate, professional, relevant content in your regular client and prospect communications.

  • Supporting your clients

    We help your clients in two equally important ways: (1) Through the fast (24 to 48 hour) delivery of required funds; and (2) By leading every transaction with one-on-one expert consultancy.

    Fast, flexible product range

    Designed for speed of response and flexibility, and supported by a comprehensive understanding of the security challenges businesses encounter throughout various stages of development and maturity, our finance solutions are designed for finance needs between one and 12 months.

    Invoice Finance
    Suitable for clients requiring assistance for ad hoc cash flow challenges that demand fulfilment within 24 to 48 hours. No fixed term contracts; secured by the value of the invoice/s; and for finance periods between one and three months. Click here for our Invoice Finance Solution Guide.

    Business Loans
    Suitable for clients who have a growth or operational need that requires a capital boost for a period of three to 12 months. Typically, a client has reached their traditional security limit with their bank and is seeking alternative options. Through analysis of business-performance, we identify a complement of security that appropriately services the finance required. Click here for our Business Loan Product Guide.

    Payment Plans
    Suitable for clients who either provide large one-off services or products to clients, or who want to attract new clients through cash-flow-friendly payment options. Fifo Capital payments plans enable a client to offer their customers a payment schedule for between three and 12 months.

    We also provide:

    Foreign Exchange
    Fifo Capital partners with leading international payments specialists HiFX to provide clients with a simple, secure way to send and receive international payments at preferential foreign exchange rates. Services include: Exchange Contracts; Spot and Forward; Multi-Currency Accounts; Market Orders and Currency Options. Click here to find out more.

    Expert consultancy

    With over 10 years supporting businesses, we know the value of expert, one-on-one consultancy. While new technology has spurred the advent of finance-online, we’re committed to pairing clients with a finance expert. Of course, we’ve embraced technology to hasten our processes and response times, and to continually enhance the experience for our clients. But the complexities of business finance, do and will continue to, require one-on-one interaction with an expert to achieve the best result, specific to the client’s needs. The value is in the results.

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  • Anti-Spam Policy

    What is spam?
    In the context of electronic messaging, spam refers to unsolicited, bulk or indiscriminate messages, typically sent for commercial purposes. “Electronic messaging” covers emails, instant messaging, SMS and other mobile phone messaging, but does not cover normal voice-to-voice communication by telephone.

    An electronic message may constitute spam if it:

    – is commercial in nature – i.e. it could be construed as offering a commercial transaction, such as goods or services for sale, or merely directing the recipient to a location where a commercial transaction could take place – is sent without the prior consent of the recipient;
    – fails to include accurate information about the sender; and
    – does not include a functional unsubscribe facility.

    Fifo Capital will take all necessary and reasonable steps required under relevant current Spam legislation to ensure that any commercial electronic messages sent to you do not constitute spam.

    Consent
    Fifo Capital will take reasonable steps to ensure that it has obtained your express consent prior to sending you electronic commercial messages about Fifo Capital’s products and services. Express consent may come in various ways, including subscribing to our mailing list, filing in a form, ticking a consent box to receive advertising or messages on our website, or consenting over the phone. Where it is impracticable to obtain your consent before sending electronic commercial message to you, we may infer that you have consented to receiving electronic commercial message. Inferred consent can occur:

    – via an existing business or other relationship with Fifo Capital, and where there is reasonable expectation of receiving commercial electronic messages; or
    – via conspicuous publication of a work-related electronic address; and
    – it is accessible to the public, or a section of the public
    – the subject of the message is directly related to the role or function of the recipient; and
    – the address is not accompanied by a statement saying no commercial messages are wanted.

    Identification
    Any commercial electronic message sent by Fifo Capital will include a clear and accurate identification information about Fifo Capital, the sender of the message and how we can be contacted. Fifo Capital will take reasonable steps to ensure that the identification information about Fifo Capital is accurate for a period of 30 days after the day on which you receive the electronic commercial message.

    Unsubscribing Policy
    Under Spam legislation, every commercial electronic message must contain a functional and legitimate ‘unsubscribe’ facility. This is an electronic address the recipient can use to tell the sender they do not wish to receive messages.

    Fifo Capital will take reasonable steps to ensure that:

    – all commercial electronic messages sent by us will include a functional way for the message’s recipient to indicate that they wish to unsubscribe from any future messages;
    – our unsubscribe links in any electric commercial message remain functional for at least 30 days after the original commercial electronic message was sent;
    – it allows the unsubscribe message to be sent to whoever authorised the sending of the message;
    the unsubscribe instructions are presented in a clear and conspicuous way;
    – a request to unsubscribe is honoured within five-(5)working days;
    unsubscribing is at low or no cost, to the recipient; and

    If you receive a message from Fifo Capital that is not in accordance with the above, contact us and the matter will be promptly investigated and resolved.

    Fifo Capital Unsubscribe Process
    The e-Marketing systems Fifo Capital uses for electronic communication allow recipients the option to automatically unsubscribe from any electronic commercial message.

    All manual unsubscribe requests go through the Marketing Manager or Operations Manager (as a secondary person). The necessary details for unsubscribing from any electronic commercial message sent by Fifo Capital are as follows:

    SMS: Subject Line: ‘Unsubscribe’
    Mail: Subject Line: ‘Remove’
    Post To: The relevant office as listed on the email
    Email: Subject Line: ‘Remove’
    Fax: Subject Line: ‘Remove’

    Fifo Capital Marketing
    Queries that are made with Fifo Capital through our marketing channels are gathered and kept confidentially. Fifo Capital may use some of this information to market its current and new products to customers. All marketing sent by Fifo Capital allows the recipient to opt out (unsubscribe) at no cost. If the recipient chooses to exercise that right they will be removed from any further marketing communication from Fifo Capital. Fifo Capital will not use electronic address harvesting software, or lists which have been generated using software, for the purposes of sending unsolicited commercial electronic messages.

    Contact Fifo Capital
    Please contact our Anti-Spam officer at [email protected]/fifonz if you have any concerns or complaints about this policy or about our use of personal information or other privacy issues.

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  • Privacy Policy

    Fifo Capital International Ltd a company registered in New Zealand under company number 3856796 (“We”) are committed to protecting and respecting your privacy.

    This policy (together with our terms of use (www.neromotion.com/fifonz/terms-and-conditions/) and any other documents referred to on it) sets out the basis on which any personal data we collect from you, or that you provide to us, will be processed by us. Please read the following carefully to understand our views and practices regarding your personal data and how we will treat it. By visiting www.neromotion.com/fifonz you are accepting and consenting to the practices described in this policy.

    For the purpose of the Data Protection Act 1998 (the Act), the data controller is Fifo Capital International Ltd of 41 Bath Street, Parnell, Auckland 1052, New Zealand.

    Our nominated representative for the purpose of the Act is Nigel Thomson.

    Information we may collect from you
    We may collect and process the following data about you.

    Information you give us.
    You may give us information about you by filling in forms on our site www.neromotion.com/fifonz (our site) or by corresponding with us by phone, e-mail or otherwise. This includes information you provide when you register to use our site, subscribe to our service, enter a competition, promotion or survey and when you report a problem with our site. The information you give us may include your name, address, e-mail address and phone number, financial capacity and your business intentions.

    Information we collect about you.
    With regard to each of your visits to our site we may automatically collect the following information:

    – technical information, including the Internet protocol (IP) address used to connect your computer to the Internet, your login information, browser type and version, time zone setting, browser plug-in types and versions, operating system and platform;
    – information about your visit, including the full Uniform Resource Locators (URL) clickstream to, through and from our site (including date and time); services you viewed or searched for; page response times, download errors, length of visits to certain pages, page interaction information (such as scrolling, clicks, and mouse-overs), and methods used to browse away from the page and any phone number used to call our customer service number.
    Information we receive from other sources.

    We may receive information about you if you use any of the other websites we operate or the other services we provide. In this case we will have informed you when we collected that data that it may be shared internally and combined with data collected on this site. We are also working closely with third parties (including, for example, business partners, sub-contractors in technical, payment and delivery services, advertising networks, analytics providers, search information providers, credit reference agencies and may receive information about you from them.

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    Uses made of the information
    We use information held about you in the following ways.

    Information you give to us.
    We and our franchisees will use this information:

    – to carry out our obligations arising from any contracts entered into between you and us and to provide you with the information and services that you request from us;
    – to provide you with information about other services we offer that are similar to those that you have already purchased or enquired about;
    – to provide you, or permit selected third parties to provide you, with information about goods or services we feel may interest you. If you are an existing customer, we will only contact you by electronic means (e-mail or SMS) with information about services similar to those which were the subject of a previous sale or negotiations of a sale to you. If you are a new customer, and where we permit selected third parties to use your data, we (or they) will contact you by electronic means only if you have consented to this. If you do not want us to use your data in this way, or to pass your details on to third parties for marketing purposes, please tick the relevant box situated on the form on which we collect your data);
    – to notify you about changes to our service;
    – to ensure that content from our site is presented in the most effective manner for you and for your computer.

    Information we collect about you.
    We will use this information:

    – to administer our site and for internal operations, including troubleshooting, data analysis, testing, research, statistical and survey purposes;
    – to improve our site to ensure that content is presented in the most effective manner for you and for your computer;
    – to allow you to participate in interactive features of our service, when you choose to do so;
    as part of our efforts to keep our site safe and secure;
    – to measure or understand the effectiveness of advertising we serve to you and others, and to deliver relevant advertising to you;
    – to make suggestions and recommendations to you and other users of our site about services that may interest you or them.

    Information we receive from other sources.
    We may combine this information with information you give to us and information we collect about you. We and our franchisees may us this information and the combined information for the purposes set out above (depending on the types of information we receive).

    Disclosure of your information
    We may share your personal information with any member of our group, which means our subsidiaries, our ultimate holding company and its subsidiaries.

    We may share your information with selected third parties including:

    – Our franchisees and/or our master franchisees.
    Business partners, suppliers and sub-contractors for the performance of any contract we or our franchisees or master franchisees enter into with you.
    – Advertisers and advertising networks that require the data to select and serve relevant adverts to you and others.
    Analytics and search engine providers that assist us in the improvement and optimisation of our site.
    – Credit reference agencies for the purpose of assessing your credit score where this is a condition of us entering into a contract with you.

    We may disclose your personal information to third parties.
    In the event that we, our franchisees or our master franchisees sell or buy any business or assets, in which case we or our franchisees or our master franchisees may disclose your personal data to the prospective seller or buyer of such business or assets.

    If Fifo Capital International Ltd or substantially all of its assets are acquired by a third party, in which case personal data held by it about its customers will be one of the transferred assets.

    If we or our franchisees or our master franchisees are under a duty to disclose or share your personal data in order to comply with any legal obligation, or in order to enforce or apply our terms of use (www.neromotion.com/fifonz/terms-and-conditions/) and/or any other agreements; or to protect the rights, property, or safety of Fifo Capital International Ltd, our customers, or others. This includes exchanging information with other companies and organisations for the purposes of fraud protection and credit risk reduction.

    Where we store your personal data
    The data that we collect from you may be transferred to, stored with, or processed by our suppliers, our franchisees, or our master franchisees. Such staff maybe engaged in, among other things, the fulfilment of the provision of services to you and the provision of support services. By submitting your personal data, you agree to this transfer, storing or processing. We will take all steps reasonably necessary to ensure that your data is treated securely and in accordance with this privacy policy.

    All information you provide to us is stored on our secure servers. Any payment transactions will be encrypted. Where we have given you (or where you have chosen) a password which enables you to access certain parts of our site, you are responsible for keeping this password confidential. We ask you not to share a password with anyone.

    Unfortunately, the transmission of information via the internet is not completely secure. Although we will do our best to protect your personal data, we cannot guarantee the security of your data transmitted to our site; any transmission is at your own risk. Once we have received your information, we will use strict procedures and security features to try to prevent unauthorised access.

    Your rights
    You have the right to ask us not to process your personal data for marketing purposes. We will usually inform you (before collecting your data) if we intend to use your data for such purposes or if we intend to disclose your information to any third party for such purposes. You can exercise your right to prevent such processing by checking certain boxes on the forms we use to collect your data. You can also exercise the right at any time by contacting us at [email protected]/fifonz.

    Our site may, from time to time, contain links to and from the websites of our partner networks, advertisers and affiliates. If you follow a link to any of these websites, please note that these websites have their own privacy policies and that we do not accept any responsibility or liability for these policies. Please check these policies before you submit any personal data to these websites.

    Access to information
    The Act gives you the right to access information held about you. Your right of access can be exercised in accordance with the Act. Any access request may be subject to a fee of $10 to meet our costs in providing you with details of the information we hold about you.

    Changes to our Privacy Policy
    Any changes we may make to our privacy policy in the future will be posted on this page and, where appropriate, notified to you by e-mail. Please check back frequently to see any updates or changes to our privacy policy. This privacy policy was last updated on 18 August 2015.

    Contact
    Questions, comments and requests regarding this privacy policy are welcomed and should be addressed to Fifo Capital International Ltd, PO Box 137375 Parnell, Auckland 1151, New Zealand, [email protected]/fifonz.

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    Head of Operations Australia

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    Business Expansion, Australia

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    Business Development Director NZ

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    Managing Director, Australia

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  • Terms and Conditions

    Fifo Capital understands time is critical when it comes to managing your cash flow – so our process is aimed to be as simple as possible.

    A Fifo Capital facility approval typically takes around 24 hours to set-up and depending on the required information supplied by customers, transfer of funds can take place in as little as four hours.

    The following covers the terms and conditions required for a four hour funds transfer to take place;

    1. Fifo Capital will tell the proposed client if the application is successful to receive funding. We can accept or reject the application at our sole and absolute discretion. If we accept the application the cash flow finance services will be provided solely in accordance with the documents we agree with the proposed client.
    2. Fifo Capital reserves the right to reject previously approved applications without notice and/or consultation.
    3. Fifo Capital’s application consists of a number of forms, however, not limited to fully completed and signed; Application, Receivables Finance Facility Terms and Conditions, Guarantee, Offer to Sell, and Privacy Consent forms
    4. To be eligible for a four hour funds transfer in relation to an approved application, the proposed customer must request or apply to Fifo Capital in writing before 12 noon on the same business day. Such a request doesn’t guarantee the transfer will take place or funds cleared in the customer’s bank account within the four hour period.
    5. Should a four hour funding transfer request be approved, such a transfer can only be facilitated on a business day. A transfer request is not available on public or bank holidays, or weekends.
    6. Four hour funding transfers may incur a fee as detailed within the application.
    7. Fifo Capital’s aligned banks or financial institutions have the right to reject a four hour funding transfer request. Fifo Capital and its aligned banks are not liable for any loss or damages resulting from a funding transfer request not taking place or funds being cleared within a four hour period.
    8. Fifo Capital is a franchise business operation. Fifo Capital NZ Ltd is the master franchisee and is therefore not responsible for the actions or inactions of its franchisees in relation to any funds transfer timing.
    9. Fifo Capital is not responsible for any loss or damages incurred or to be incurred by the would be or existing customer should a transfer not take place within or cleared funds not be received within a four hour period.

    To find out more about the full terms and conditions relating to our 4 hour funds transfer please contact Fifo Capital on 0800 86 34 36