7 Powerful Principles Entrepreneurs Live By

entreprenuer principals

7 Powerful Principles Entrepreneurs Live By

by DC Cordova

In my program, Money & You®, we teach entrepreneurs, business professionals, salespeople, doctors, attorneys, alternative health care providers, engineers, scientists, writers, networking professionals, business owners, and many wealth gurus – you name them, we’ve taught them – how to live a principle-filled life based on the teachings of R. Buckminster Fuller, W. Edwards Deming, Georgi Lozanov, and many other pioneers of new thinking.

The creators of Money & You® are Bobbi DePorter and Marshall Thurber who, in the mid-1970’s, pioneered a never-before-seen Business School for Entrepreneurs that lasted six weeks!

The reasons why six weeks was a breakthrough – and continues to be – is because there wasn’t and still isn’t a school anything like it. They called it the Burklyn Business School for Entrepreneurs and it was first offered in Vermont in 1978. Later that year, they created Money & You®, designed to be five days that incorporated left-and-right-brain teaching techniques extensively researched in the post-war era economic expansion. It’s actually quite fun! If you like music, games, color and experiencing rather than sitting in a classroom, you’ll get it.

We’ve took our teaching and learning technology global, and now it is offered in North America, Australia, Singapore, Malaysia, Taiwan, Hong Kong and throughout China.

So, with that background on what Money & You® is, I’d like to share 7 POWERFUL Principles to live by (every successful entrepreneur I know lives by these principles).

  1. The Universe Will Not Deny You Anything. Only You Can Do That. -G.S.
    This is one of the most powerful principles I have learned and we teach. R. Buckminster Fuller referred to God as the Native Americans did – Great Spirit or G.S. For some of you this is easy – everything you have in your life right now – every relationship, money in the bank, your cars, pets, where you live, your attitude, your free time, your fulfillment – is completely what you’ve chosen! The Universe is abundant and there is only ONE PERSON who can deny you ANYTHING! YOU! Get this one and you’ll create freedom.
  2. Thinking Is the Hardest Thing You Can Do. That’s Why So Few People Engage In It. -Henry Ford
    Think about this one… When have you stopped yourself because it got “hard” to find the solution? Realize that you will be compensated in direct proportion to the size of the solution you solve.
  3. Integrity Is The Essence Of Everything (Successful). -R. Buckminster Fuller
    The human spirit has complete integrity. When you are out of touch with yourself, you may take some actions that are not congruent with what you know to be best. So, basically, integrity is something that “holds it’s own shape.” Take a look around you and see if there are things that are not working for you. And are you in complete integrity with yourself?
  4. 94% Of Problems Are System Based. Look To The System To Correct. -W. Edwards Deming
    W. Edwards Deming is known as the father of Quality Control. He is the reason why Toyota is known for quality. If the results in your business continue to suffer, the systems you have aren’t producing  your desired results. As they say in the computer world, “Garbage in, garbage out!” Well, with a bad system that’s not always true. You can have gold going in and garbage coming out. One of the co-creators of M&Y, Marshall Thurber, was an avid student of W. Edwards Deming. For more information on his work go to
  5. Clarity Leads To Power.
    As they used to say in the G.I. Joe cartoon, “Knowing’s half the battle!” When you are clear on your goals, your values, your mission – everything will begin to fall in place. It’s the decision in knowing what you want that sets you on the path. The “how” of making your goals come true will appear in miraculous moments.
  6. The Most Powerful Force I Have Is What I Say To Myself AND What I Believe.
    Your words create. Buckminster Fuller said, “Words are your most powerful tool.” Other teachers of ours share that we create with our words. And science is now validating that our thoughts are also physically affect the condition of our cells.
  7. There Are No Victims. Only Volunteers.
    Responsibility is removing all blame, shame and justification. When you take responsibility for the results you have, you truly learn the value in the learning experiences throughout your life. What do all those experiences have in common? You.

Creative Commons License photo credit: mborowick

Buckminster Fuller – The Library

Photos by D.J. Hawkins

Dr. R. Buckminster (Bucky) Fuller

Dr. R. Buckminster Fuller – Bucky as we knew him – was an engineer, inventor, mathematician, philosopher, author, designer, scientist, a “cosmogonist,” and a “new world” thinker. Bucky would call himself a “random element,” other people have called him “an experience,” a visionary, a prophet, the greatest living genius, the Leonardo DaVinci of our time, the Benjamin Franklin of the space age, and “Grandfather to the Universe. Bucky wrote over 35 books, received over 50 honorary doctorate degrees from universities internationally, more than 150 university fellowships, invented and patented over 110 inventions, is the most built architect in the world, and traveled internationally extensively as guest of state and invited lecturer. There is more written about Buckminster Fuller in “Who’s Who” than any other person. Put his name in a “Google” search, and well over 2,500 references will be listed.

“I was born at an extraordinary moment. In 1895, the year I was born, the X-ray was discovered. You could then see what had previously been invisible. When I was 3, the electron was discovered. When I was 7, the first automobile drove into the city of Boston. I was brought up being told that it was inherently impossible for man to fly. When I was 8, the Wright Brothers flew. By the time I was 11, Marconi’s wireless was in practical use to signal SOS. When I was 14, man got to the North Pole. When I was 16, he got to the South Pole.

So impossibles were happening seemingly every day. Evolution is integrating all humanity. We are accelerating together at a tremendous pace.”

– Buckminster Fuller

Buckminster Fuller was one of the most successful humans in modern history. Bucky Fuller’s Famous Dymaxion Map “The Rules…” Precessional Living Making These are “the rules” to play by if you’re going to be a “player” in the world of “True Wealth” creation. If you’re not, you’re wasting the planet’s resources by being alive… Not my “rules,” AND I must agree. 😉 These are also the guidelines I was given by Bucky to run this Fuller Edutainment project. It has been the most difficult AND rewarding endeavour in my life. Join me, if you have the guts to do it… It will be the best thing you’ve ever done… You can read Bucky’s rules here. -Randolph Craft A list of links to discover more about Bucky Fuller: The Buckminster Fuller Annual Memorial Lecture Wikipedia

CJ Fearnley’s List of Buckminster Fuller Resources on the Internet

View the author’s home page at

Buckminster Fuller in the News

Sites with a General Perspective on The Work of R. Buckminster Fuller

  1. Buckminster Fuller Institute (BFI)
  2. The Estate of R. Buckminster Fuller
  3. Bucky Fuller FAQ
  4. Buckminster Fuller Virtual Institute
  5. Buckminster Fuller; From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.
  6. Buckminster Fuller Quotes; From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.
  7. Fuller, Richard Buckminster
  8. Fuller (R. Buckminster) Papers
  9. The Planet’s Friendly Genius – Buckminster Fuller

Fuller’s Writings On-Line

  1. Synergetics by R. Buckminster Fuller — Full Text On-Line
  2. Grunch of Giants
  3. Education Automation
  4. Operating Manual For Spaceship Earth (BFI Version)
  5. Buckminster Fuller – Grunch of Giants (pdf document)
  6. Everything I Know – Video Transcript
  7. Design Science Decade (Various Documents)
  8. Guinea Pig B
  9. The Case for a Domed City
  10. Tensegrity

Bloggers with themes frequently related to Buckminster Fuller’s Work

  1. Kirby Urner’s blog: Grain of Sand: Kirby Plays World Game
  2. Kirby Urner’s blog: Control Room: Operation Spaceship Earth
  3. Kirby Urner’s blog: On the road with Global Data
  4. BLOG: Dymaxion World: Between Utopia and Oblivion
  5. Greg Watson’s blog: 12 Degrees of Freedom
  6. Joo Hock’s blog: “Bucky’s “University” (aka University of Life)
  7. Gil Friend’s blog: Strategic Sustainability, and other worthy themes of our time
  8. Leif Thor’s blog: A Conversation about Structure
  9. Michael Riversong’s blog

Sites Relating to Synergetics

  1. A Fuller Explanation: The Synergetic Geometry of R. Buckminster Fuller by Amy Edmondson — Full Text On-Line
  2. Synergetics Collaborative
  3. Synergetics on the Web
  4. Richard Hawkins Synergetic Geometry
  5. Robert W. Gray’s Notes to R. Buckminster Fuller’s Work
  6. Russell Chu’s Hope Page
  7. George W. Hart — Index
  8. Waterman Polyhedron
  9. Flexible Polyhedra
  10. The Math Forum
  11. Center for Tetrahedron Studies
  12. An Introduction to the Energetic-Synergetic Geometry of R. Buckminster Fuller

Sites Relating to Fuller’s Ideas About Human Society

  1. GENI: A Working Solution to the Worlds Problems ! Global Energy Network International
  2. World Game Institute
  3. Critical Path Project
  4. Whole Systems
  5. New Civilization Network
  6. News for a Synergic Earth
  7. Global Ecovillage Network
  8. Sonic Bloom
  9. Design Science University

Sites Relating to Geodesic Domes

  1. Geodesic Dome Housing Manufacturers – dome housing
  2. EcoBusiness Links Directory of Geodesic Dome Homes
  3. Geometrica Inc.
  4. Professional Dome Plans
  5. Pacific Dome
  6. Timberline Geodesics
  7. Walt’s Dome Page
  8. Geodesics Unlimited
  9. The DomeHome Companion Web Site
  10. American Ingenuity, Inc.
  11. Astro-Tec Inc.
  12. Dome Incorporated
  13. Geodesic Domes and Homes
  14. Domtec International
  15. Applied Geodesics, Inc.
  16. Albata Geodesics
  17. Energy Structures, Inc.
  18. Conservatek
  19. Econ-O-Dome
  20. Geo Tech Systems. Inc.
  21. Good Karma Domes
  22. Lydick’s Domes Unlimited
  23. SouthEast Domes
  24. SouthEast Domes
  25. Pacific Domes
  26. The Horton Dome
  27. Kwickset Konstruction Kits Dome Homes
  28. Natural Spaces Domes
  29. Natural Habitat Domes
  30. Worldflower Garden Domes
  31. Oregon Dome, Inc.
  32. The Dome Company
  33. Igla-Desic Structures
  34. Archway Construction & Consulting
  35. Project Bio/Home
  36. Solardome Industries Ltd.
  37. Domes Northwest
  38. Temcor
  39. Megadome Construction Company
  40. Growing Spaces, Inc.
  41. markt’s (geodesic) Dome page
  42. New Age Construction Co.
  43. Shelter Systems
  44. Starnet International Corp.
  45. Common Wealth Solar Svs.
  46. Starplate Building System
  47. Dome Corporation Of North America
  48. Institute for Lightweight Structures
  49. Geodesic Structures by Steve Miller
  51. J. W. Rich’s and Geodesics NZ
  52. Starship-Enterprises.Com
  53. Vector-Edge Dodecahedron Geodesic Dome
  54. Growing Spaces
  56. Geodome
  57. Geodesic Domes and Charts of the Heavens
  58. Autonomous Housing
  59. Vacono
  60. FullDome
  61. RBF Dome NFP
  62. Desert Domes
  63. Geodesic Dome Education: An Introduction by William Lauritzen
  64. How to Build a Geodesic Dome out of Cardboard
  65. Geodesic Clubhouse

Other Inventions of Bucky Fuller

  1. Dymaxion Car
  2. 3d model of the dymaxion car
  3. Fuller’s Dymaxion House
  4. Mathematics and Tensegrity
  5. A Practical Guide to Tensegrity Design

Sites Relating to Fullerene Science

  1. Fullerenes At Widener
  2. Kim Allen’s Fullerene Page
  3. Stony Brook Buckyball Home Page
  4. Geometry Of Fullerenes
  5. Fullerene Science Module
  6. Carbon Cages: LBL Scientists Study Fullerenes

Miscellaneous Sites

  1. Christopher J. Fearnley
  2. R. W. Gray
  3. Kirby Urner
  4. Bob Burkhardt’s Website
  5. Mark Somers
  6. Mark Burginger Main Page
  7. Qubits
  8. The Planet’s Friendly Genius – Buckminister Fuller By Mary Bellis
  9. Tetworld Center for Peace and Global Strategic Gaming
  10. Pat Salsbury’s “Reality Sculptors” Web Site
  11. Michael Stutz
  12. A site about connecting the arts and sciences
  13. A (Buckminster) Fuller Universe
  14. The Bucky Fuller Travelling Miracle Medicine Show
  15. Blaine A. D’Amico’s web site
  16. Portrait of the Atom as a Force Diagram in Space
  17. 1946 Fortune Article
  18. 3D freeCAD
  19. Compression and Tension are good; Torque’s a Killer.
  20. Nature’s Structural Elements
  21. Victor Acevedo
  22. Polymorf, Inc.
  23. Living Machines
  24. Paul Fernhout: Themes: OHS / DKR vs. Design Science
  25. Buckminster Fuller: Illusive Mutant Artist by Victoria Vesna
  26. The Design-Science Revolution of R. Buckminster Fuller Outlined And Expanded by Libby Hubbard
  27. Elser’s Screw
  28. Waterman Polyhedra: Convex Hulls in the IVM
  29. biagio di carlo’s Site
  30. Natural Synergies
  31. OS 012
  32. wrmDesign
  33. Buckminster Fuller’s Tetrascroll: Oklahoma City Museum of Art
  34. American Masters: Buckminster Fuller: Thinking Out Loud
  35. Buckminster Fuller On PBS
  36. Buckminster Fuller On PBS
  37. WNET: Bucky Fuller Dymaxion House
  38. R. Buckminster Fuller (Bucky)
  39. R. Buckminster Fuller – The Isamu Noguchi Garden Museum
  41. Ask Jeeves: Fuller
  42. Architecture–Wright and Fuller
  43. Buckminster Fuller Links
  44. Bonnie DeVarco Portfolio
  45. Stafford Beer
  46. Buckminster Fuller Postage Stamp
  47. The Fuller Edutainment Company, Inc.
  48. Ecological Engineering: THE BIO-REMEDIATION BARGE
  49. Dymax Emergency Shelters
  50. Alain LOBEL Architect
  51. EARTHscope
  52. Nick Consoletti
  53. R. Buckminster Fuller – The Isamu Noguchi Garden Museum
  54. Presidential Medal of Freedom Recipient R. Buckminster Fuller
  55. Buckyball: a C60 molecule
  56. The Buckyball: An Excruciatingly Researched Report
  57. What is a geodesic dome – Architecture Glossary
  58. 3d model of the dymaxion car
  59. Buckminster Fuller Paraphrased
  60. Synergetics
  61. From Platonic bodies to geodesic spheres, fullerenes, and virus
  62. The Walter O’Malley – Buckminster Fuller Connection
  63. The geodesic works of Richard Buckminster Fuller, 1948-68 : (the universe as a home of man) Yunn Chii Wong
  64. World Shelters
  65. Ocean Wave Energy Converter
  66. R. Buckminster Fuller Inventor, Designer, Architect, Theorist (1895-1983)
  67. Dipolygonids – Jitterbug Transformers
  68. Field Structure Theory
  69. WorldDay
  70. HexDome
  71. wholemovement the art and geometry of folding circles by Bradford Hansen-Smith
  72. The Synergetic Temperament System
  73. Everything I Know: The historic 42-hour session with Bucky
  74. Strategic questions
  75. Koenig Associates, Inc.
  76. Nanomechanics: Bringing a nanotouch to Biology
  77. Adrian Rossiter’s Polyhedra Software and Images
  78. The Ricky Harris Synergetics workshop to boost self esteem, confidence
  79. Flowerday’s Synetic Structures
  80. Issue # 6 -November/December 1970 of Mother Earth News article on World Game
  81. How to Know Your Life Purpose plus How You Can Make a BIG Difference
  83. Doing Life International Inc.
  84. Project Earth
  85. The buckymap puzzle
  86. The Resonance Project Foundation
  87. Conversations with Bucky
  88. Leadership By Design: How One Individual Can Change The World
  89. On Fuller Living
  90. The geodesic works of Richard Buckminster Fuller, 1948-68: (the universe as a home of man) Authors: Wong, Yunn Chii (PhD thesis)
  91. Bucky Fuller and his World Game: an Intro to Saving Planets
  92. Bucky is Back
  93. Geodesic Help Group
  94. GEODESIC 3D Collection on Google
  95. GEODESIC Catalogs 3D Collection on Google
  96. The R. Buckminster Fuller Collection at Stanford
  97. World Resources Simulation Center

You can also view the author’s Bucky Fuller FAQ page at

Share Your Success

Share your success

Whether you have created a hugely successful business…  Competed in the Kona Ironman… Created a wonderful relationship that works… Have created a new life with happy, fulfilled children… Taken your talent around the world… Became an educator or motivator… Written the book you knew you had inside you… Followed your heart no matter where it lead you… Are living the life you were meant to live… Are singing your song out loud… They’re the stories we ALL want to hear!

Don’t be SHY! We’d love to help you tell the world how you’re helping to change it or how your world has transformed since your completion of Money & You®.

True PurposePlease send DC Cordova your “share” at and your story could be featured here if we feel others would be touched, moved and inspired by hearing it! Or let us know on the blog by leaving your story in the comments section.

I leave you with this from R. Buckminster Fuller:

“You do not have the right to eliminate yourself; you do not belong to you. You belong to the Universe. Your significance will remain forever obscure to you, but you may assume that you are fulfilling your role if you apply yourself to converting your experience to the highest advantage of others.”

 photo credit: nDevilTV

Money & You® – First Weekly Podcast

money & you podcast

Money & You® Distinctions…

Money & You® is played in a games environment so you can learn and safely correct. A few of the key distinctions that show up through the 3 ½ day program include:

Win/Win – Most people think they play win win, but in the games you can see your own behaviors

Behaviors are unconscious that push people away. You can see those by playing in several different of the games.

Financial freedom

Being debt free
How to live the life you love

We teach Generalized principles that apply everywhere. Most of them come from our mentor, Dr. R. Buckminster Fuller. One is called Precession: Once you begin to run your life from the precessional results you can create, you’ll start being more aware and running it differently. The game we play is one of our graduates’ favorites and one that most never forget!

DISC – We have a Master in Personality Styles teaching within our team, Carol Dysart ( and by knowing your own profile, you will learn how to reach resolution with others and how to understand the differences. You can grow a team much faster because you are putting the right people in the right jobs. If you put the wrong personality in the wrong jobs, it will be very hard to make it. Learning whether they can go out and create

Leverage – famous people use these distinctions and the principle of leverage in their business. They came up with an idea and were able to leverage that product. Leverage is like business systems and most people think they already know and understand it. But unless you can take off and go to Hawaii and the business will run without you, you don’t have leverage – and you work too hard!

Emotional Intelligence – the principle of Perturbation. When you fill any system with more than it can handle, the body goes through a process. The body cannot hold feelings, emotions, and mental all in the same space, so it goes through a process of reaching the other side.

Synergy – A term coined by Bucky – when you create something with unpredictable results. You don’t always know when you are going to do it. The result is always unexpected and much more than you thought. When you have an aligned team, this is much easier to create.

These are only a few of the distinctions covered. Please listen and download the documentation about the Business Success Model because that incorporates the distinctions in a way you can use.

We end every M&Y with the spirit of cooperation. Money & You® is not only about making money. It is about learning not only how to make money but to be happy by making a contribution.

We also highlight and share interesting graduate projects and the difference some of our graduates are making in the world. People never forget these distinctions, nor the business friendships made over this intense, fun, and energized weekend.

For further information and to register, go to or call 1-619-224-8880.

Money & You® Weekly Podcast:

“Money & You® Distinctions”

Click Here to Download MP3/Audio

(length app. 10:00 minutes)

Subscribe to Feed Below: