Research & Resources: What Is Money?

Research & Resources: What Is Money?

 

The Stackhouse Agency, LLC

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February 1, 2016

In consideration of economic thought, The Stackhouse Agency, LLC has continued to research behavior, markets, and economics.  One area of cogitation has been, What Is Money?  Our Firm has considered and reviewed several areas related with the stated cogitation.  Areas of consideration have included:

  • Value

  • Money Multiplier

  • Capital Accumulation

  • Access to Markets

  • Knowledge

  • Creativity

A focus area for our Firm has been Behavioral Economics.  Solutions to Business & Organizational concerns as well as accessibility to our Consultancy and Research resources have been major components of business work in the New Year. 

Our Firm looks forward to providing resources through our site and working with you to meet certain organizational objectives.

Brent Stackhouse, MBA

Consultancy Firm Manager

AB, International Relations, William & Mary

MBA, Management, Troy University

The Stackhouse Agency, LLC

www.StackhouseAgency.com

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Happy New Year!

 

Happy New Year!

2016

Best Wishes of Well-Being, Fulfillment and a Prosperous New Year.

The Stackhouse Agency, LLC

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Year-End Update: 2015 Considerations Report

YEAR-END UPDATE: 2015 CONSIDERATIONS REPORT

Objectives prior to 2015 year-end:

  • Filing Preparation
  • Research
  • Site Content

ABOUT OUR FIRM

  • Founded Spring 2014 - Olathe, Kansas
  • Articles of Organization: State of Kansas, Limited Liability Company
  • Form of Business: Consultancy - Project Management, Process Administration, Research, Analysis, Reports/Writing
  • Leadership: Brent Stackhouse, MBA - Founder & Consultancy Firm Manager

December 31, 2015

The Stackhouse Agency, LLC has met the Objectives outlined in the 2015 Considerations Report (October 2015).  The Firm has looked at finances, expenses, sales taxes, marketing, business space, and travel needs related with Filing Preparation.  The Firm has continued Research and Studies related with Business Objectives, Current Events, Communication, Economics, Webinars, and invested in Business Resources.  Site Content has been updated including an Employment Page and Analysis continues with the earlier overall site upgrade.

-- Statement prepared by: Brent Stackhouse, MBA - Founder & Consultancy Firm Manager

The Stackhouse Agency, LLC

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LEADERSHIP - The Stackhouse Agency, LLC

Brent Stackhouse, MBA - Founder & Consultancy Firm Manager

  • BA, Int'l Relations, William & Mary
  • MBA, Management, Troy University
  • Legal Admin. Studies, University of Virginia SCPS 2004
  • Research Seminar, Duke University School of Medicine 2013
  • CPE Credits
  • Johnson County, KS resident & author

January/February 2016 - The Stackhouse Agency, LLC

January/February 2016 Areas of Focus

The Stackhouse Agency, LLC

Our Firm is looking forward to 2016.  We continue to consider various Consulting Projects as we implement specific Areas of Focus during the start of the New Year!

  • Well-Being

  • Leadership

  • FLSA

  • Behavioral Econ

--Brent Stackhouse, MBA - Consultancy Firm Manager

 

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The Stackhouse Agency, LLC Conclusions - GEWKC 2015

The Stackhouse Agency, LLC Conclusions - GEWKC 2015

  • Skills, workspace & desired employee environments continue to change.

  • Many entrepreneurial ideas have been implemented; other individuals never venture to take action on a business idea.

  • Considering risk, some entrepreneurs are highly successful; others do not even find rewards by lasting past many of the timeframes (impetus, year, multiple-years & growth strategy stages).

  • Certain regions have experienced the benefits of an entrepreneurial culture and thriving startup environment.

  • Financial considerations are very important. (Angels, microfinancing, additional owner income as the business is developed, loans, inventory, workspace, etc.)

--Brent Stackhouse, MBA - Consultancy Firm Manager

2015 Global Entrepreneurship Week & Activities

2015 Global Entrepreneurship Week & Activities

The Stackhouse Agency, LLC (GEWKC & additional activities November 16-20) Participation

  • Networking & Coffee Events – Lenexa, KS & other locations

  • Multicultural Business Happy Hour – Kansas City, MO

  • Employee Engagement Class – Leawood, KS

  • Contemporary Legal Issues Work – Olathe, KS / Northern Virginia contact

    • (a Rescheduled tech event) – [Kansas City, MO]

  • Coffee & Inspirational Speakers Event – Kansas City, MO

  • 2015 Olathe Mayor’s Prayer Breakfast – Olathe, KS

  • Lied Center of Kansas Lecture – Livestream from Lawrence, KS

Concepts & Behavior - Behavioral Economics

Concepts & Behavior

By: Brent Stackhouse, MBA

Consultancy Firm Manager

AB, International Relations, William & Mary

MBA, Management, Troy University

The Stackhouse Agency, LLC

www.StackhouseAgency.com

August 24, 2015

 

Behavior is influenced by our concepts.  Particular ingrained concepts may not produce the best return on “sweat equity” or routine modes of behavior in attempts to achieve certain results.  Such sub-optimal concepts…“can be reduced if we introduce new words, and new units of measurement, to help shift patterns of thinking.”[1]  Financial concepts, the way one views currency, and the means of viewing a notion of value are profoundly important in the way in which one behaves. 

Segments of the actions, choices, and motivations of a certain demographic are analyzed in behavioral economics.  We are able, with some understanding, to learn more about ourselves and our society when utilizing behavioral economics.  With such knowledge, even when we make certain choices that are not necessarily in line with our ultimate objective, we have a level of understanding – and can consider objectives in future situations.

Wealth is often a result of behavior.  Given constants, there are instances of increased wealth and decreased wealth for some individuals due to behavior.  The behavior is a component of what regularly takes place and the subsequent results viewed on a continuum.  Value is a major concept in economics.  Currency is a major concept in economics.  Investment, compound interest, trade, risk, and utilization are concepts that impact behavior.  With such concepts, a time horizon provides a framework for certain behavior of an individual at the present moment and in the future.      

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[1] Robert J. Shiller, Finance and the Good Society (Princeton, New Jersey: Princeton University Press, 2012), 149.

Research & Recent Economic Figures (Aug. 24, 2015)

Recent Economic Figures (Aug. 24, 2015)

By: Brent Stackhouse, MBA

Consultancy Firm Manager

AB, International Relations, William & Mary

MBA, Management, Troy University

The Stackhouse Agency, LLC

www.StackhouseAgency.com

August 24, 2015

In addition to some recent behavioral economics research, The Stackhouse Agency, LLC has looked at other economic figures.  In reviewing the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics Preliminary second-quarter 2015 measures[1], there seem to be some decreases in the Real hourly compensation percentages from the previous quarter, yet not from the same quarter one year ago. 

Sectors:

  • Nonfarm Business

  • Business

  • Manufacturing

  • Durable Manufacturing

  • Nondurable Manufacturing

Real hourly compensation is an area of many that have been reviewed.  Other changes during the year are notable.  Revised figures and third-quarter 2015 measures will provide further insight into the U.S. economy.    

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[1] “Productivity and Costs: Second Quarter 2015, Preliminary,” Aug. 11, 2015, Bureau of Labor Statistics, accessed August 24, 2015, “Economic News Releases” http://www.bls.gov/bls/newsrels.htm#OPT.

 

CPE & Recent Research

Brent Stackhouse, Consultancy Firm Manager, has completed additional CPE work/credit:

  • Employee Engagement/Culture
  • FLSA
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Workforce Skills
  • Behavior/Well-being

Research and studies have continued in the areas of Well-being, Leadership & Economics.

Brent Stackhouse, MBA

Troy University, MBA - Management

The College of William & Mary, AB - International Relations

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PPT Presentation Available for Purchase, Well-Being, Money, & Labor

Well-Being, Money, & Labor

May 27, 2015

By: Brent Stackhouse, MBA

The Stackhouse Agency, LLC

Keywords:

Acceptance; Bargaining; Change; Choice; Collectives; Compensation; Conflict; CPI; Economics; Geography; Inputs; Labor; Management; Marketplace; Money; Needs; Outputs; Prices; Region; State; Union; Wages; Well-Being; Worth

 

Please contact The Stackhouse Agency, LLC for purchases and consulting work.

http://www.stackhouseagency.com/shop   Olathe, Kansas

Brent Stackhouse, MBA email: bstackhouse@StackhouseAgency.com

One-Year Anniversary - The Stackhouse Agency, LLC

The Stackhouse Agency, LLC is celebrating its One-Year Anniversary in May of 2015!  Thanks to those providing support during our company's first year of business in Olathe, Kansas.

 

The Stackhouse Agency, LLC

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Consultancy Firm Manager - Brent Stackhouse, MBA

Olathe, Kansas ● 913-324-5111

"Project Management ● Process Administration ● Consultancy"

 

Article Available for Purchase, The Employee Engagement-Wellness Spectrum: Reflection & Strategies

The Employee Engagement-Wellness Spectrum: Reflection & Strategies

February 20, 2015

By: Brent Stackhouse, MBA

The Stackhouse Agency, LLC

Keywords:

analysis, choices, discovering value, employee engagement, organizational strategies, reflection, wellbeing, wellness

Word Count: 624

Abstract:

Employee Engagement is connected with wellness.  Many aspects of wellness are based on the ability of an individual to have a greater understanding of one’s work role.  Reflection and having access to tools that contribute to clarity also form specific parts of many wellness programs.  While certain aspects of wellness are dependent upon the choices of individuals, many organizations are able to offer programs that facilitate wellness and employee engagement.  Employee Engagement is not just about retention and incentives.  Areas of opportunity, weaknesses, and past shortcomings are also important within the spectrum of employee engagement.  For many organizations, employee engagement occurs across the organization and not just within HR departments.  Analysis is often required that reveals areas for organizational improvement.

 

Please contact The Stackhouse Agency, LLC for purchases and consulting work.

www.StackhouseAgency.com   Olathe, Kansas

Brent Stackhouse, MBA email: bstackhouse@StackhouseAgency.com

Briefing Available for Purchase, Conservative and Libertarian Views, Choice in the Free Market

Conservative and Libertarian Views, Choice in the Free Market

November 18, 2014

By: Brent Stackhouse, MBA

The Stackhouse Agency, LLC

Keywords:

Austrian economics, behavioral economics, belief, betterment, choice, civility, communion, conservatism, consumer, endowment effect, free market, influence, laissez-faire, libertarian, libertarian paternalism, morality, poverty, prosocial behavior, prosperity, regulation, religious primes, social framework, transaction, value, welfare state

Word Count: 2,111

Abstract:

Behavioral economics informs the planning and strategy of many organizations and businesses. There are conservative views of the free market as well as libertarian views of the free market.  Such distinctions are not necessarily political distinctions. Belief can have a profound impact upon decision-making.  Belief is not necessarily religious, yet it has an impact - how one may interact within a free market. Belief is a major component of the market for considerations beyond price and profit.  Certain items are included in the free market but are deemed as basic needs by some for members within a society.  Providing for some within society or allowing opportunity is either seen as an aspect of the free market or an offshoot of the free market.  A conservative or libertarian view may impact notions of regulation, what items are sold in a free market, wealth creation, and wealth accumulation.

 

Please contact The Stackhouse Agency, LLC for purchases and consulting work.

www.StackhouseAgency.com   Olathe, Kansas

Brent Stackhouse, MBA email: bstackhouse@StackhouseAgency.com