The thing we best remember about Hamilton was how
wonderful it was.
The people were great. The work was challenging and interesting. Everyday
was a learning experience, with software developers and young people from around the
world working and learning side by side with Wall Street investors, government leaders
and old style community activists.
Hamilton redefined the meaning and the power of the word diversity.
We believed we could do good and make money. We believed that new technology had
filled the world with possibility. We believed that the creation of wealth could help
address many problems. We believed that hard work and extraordinary performance could
depend on the rule of law. We were wrong, but for a few years, how wonderful
life was and how full of hope.
Here are some links that tell more about Hamilton:
Hamilton was about people.
We always had less than 50 full time people eligible to be shareholders. Our goal
was, whether technical specialty or cultural background, to never have more than one
of anybody. What a potpourri it was. We spent a lot of time and effort attracting
the best people, recruiting at MIT and investing time in effort in linking up with
Silicon Valley and Asian universities and kids from farmland and the hood alike.
One of Hamilton's interests in providing advisory services to HUD was to do the
prototyping and build the pricing, database and software tools needed to build a private
trading and investment business working with communities to reengineer investment
locally and to finance communities in the stock market with Solari REIT's and Stock
Corporations. Our efforts to develop the Solari investment model were reflected throughout
Hamilton. On every project we did for a client, we tracked the value we wished to
generate for the client and others impact as well as the % of that value we expected
to earn for ourselves. For example, on every project we did for HUD, we targeted and
tracked how much we could save for the taxpayers. Our standard was to save $100 million
for taxpayers for every $1 million we were paid.
Hamilton Assignments for HUD
Hamilton was targeted for a "corporate assassination as a result of the work
we did for the Department of Housing and Urban Development in "reengineering
government" that saved so much money for the taxpayers. From 1994 until 1997,
Hamilton served as financial advisor to HUD, executing $10 billion of mortgage loan
sales and providing portfolio strategy services for HUD's $500 billion mortgage and
mortgage insurance portfolio. The application of AT&T Bell Labs optimization methodology
to the US mortgage markets and other technology such as Geographic Information Systems
(GIS) to portfolio strategy were revolutionary and produced terrific results for the
HUD mortgage funds and for taxpayers.
Additional Information About Hamilton
To understand how Hamilton became the target of a corporate assassination is to
understand the power and the opportunity of the Solari investment models and of financing
communities with equity based on open access to information about "how
the money works" in our neighborhoods. It is also to understand the "learning
organization" models of the future and how quickly men and women from all different
walks of life can build wealth and quality of life together when access to knowledge,
integrity and positive incentives make it possible to "get off the Titanic, and