Think about this. A small, mainly rural state of North Carolina
is home of Charlotte, the second largest banking center in
the US. Jyske Bank, the second largest bank in Denmark is
headquartered in Silkeborg in the small, mainly rural state
of Jutland. International Investments
Fact Why? Both cities grew as banking
centers through many mergers and acquisitions because they
good, old fashioned
In the US, hot, shot big banks in Illinois got in trouble
some decades back. Steady North Carolina banks were there
to help and bought them a rock bottom process. Then high
rolling Texan banks overextended. The steady, solid North
Carolina banks were there and helped out by buying them
up. Next California’s biggest plum Bank of America
grew and grew. After all California is where the action
where their headquarters
are situated now?
The former Bank of America Center above was in California.
Now see their new address below:
of America Corporate Center
100 North Tryon St.
Charlotte, North Carolina 28255
International Investments Grow
through good old time values.
Remain steady, wait and your
international investment opportunity will come. We know
this from that legend of the hare and tortoise.
Jyske Bank sports a similar
story and I was recently reminded of this when I first
saw the Tollund Jar which honors the
Jyske Bank’s headquarters sits on a lake in Silkeborg
not far from a series of peat bogs where The Tollund Man,
one of the city’s greatest treasures was found. Tollund
Man is a well-preserved human being found in the Silkeborg
Bogs. He now rests in the Silkeborg Museum and is a reminder
from the iron age of our past from more than 2000 years ago.
So when Jyske Bank was planning its
new headquarters they decided to have Peter Brandes, a
famous Danish artist,
create a huge jar that would be placed in a basin as part
of a spring
that originated under the bank and flowed into Silkeborg’s
They selected the shape of a jar because jars are the vessels
of oil, water and grain - things needed to sustain life,
or the bones or ashes of the dead. The jar represents the
container of life and death honoring the basics of living
and the lessons of the past.
This is the secret of North Carolina and Jyske Bank. Stick
to the basics and remember the lessons from the past.
Brandes says he created a jar cast
in bronze representing his perceptions of the Tollund Man. “His
feet pointing up and his head pointing to the spring from
which he emerged
and to which he will be born anew.”
The opposite side of the jar depicts
a row of ox heads that symbolize strength and vigor. The
jar was cast at
finest foundry, Fonderia Mariani iin Pietrasanta Italy,
is over ten feet tall and weighs over a ton.
200 smaller replicas were cast as well
and one of these sits at the entry of Merri’s and
my new house in North Carolina. Each time I enter the house
me to progress,
but accept and embrace change. Evolve, but do so on a foundation
of old time values.
One final note about international
investments and this site. A reader recently asked me if
I am paid a commission for
clients to Jyske bank. I am not,
nor is any related company or person related to me compensated
in any way. I have used Jyske bank for more than a decade
and work closely with them because my experience has shown
that they can help my readers accomplish what I write about
in an easy, efficient, low cost way.
Nor am I paid for recommending Ashe
County real estate.
In both cases I happily write about them because I like
their old fashion values.
Until next message may all
your values be good!