Last week we discussed some of the trends which shaped history, and how technology and geographical location played a role. Today we talk about what we think are some of the most important factors to consider in PREDICTING prosperity going forward (crystal balls be damned). I make a living without the need
Five thousand years ago the fact that Portugal, Spain, France, and Britain stuck out from Europe into the Atlantic was a huge geographical disadvantage. All the action at the time was in Mesopotamia and Egypt, as this was where technology and wealth were the greatest. The only means of traveling
We left off before the 4th of July holiday last Thursday with Chris and Carlos speaking to Harris Kupperman, a successful hedge fund manager and now CEO of a Mongolia-focused venture. Today we’ll talk more about his company and his plans for investing in Mongolia. ——– Chris: Harris, you’ve said
Years ago I was working for a large investment bank in London’s financial district. Upon coming to work one morning I found a survey doing the rounds through the office. All the employees were requested to complete it. The survey only had a few questions, but one in particular caught
A few years back I conducted an interesting self-experiment. I never used to exercise with music unless I was at a gym where music was being played, and then invariably it was merely background music. On a 10km run I knew my timing down to within a 10 second time frame,
I tend to hang out with positive people as invariably they make me feel good, whether it be guys that are capitalists like me, entrepreneurs building businesses or people that appreciate similar things in life to me such as fitness and sports they’re all positive people. I made a pledge
I’m a bit rushed today. Airports, taxis, meetings… As such, if this post appears rushed that’s because it is being typed while trying to ignore the woman on my right, who won’t shut up about her “lovely new condo she’s purchased which EVERYONE should see.” Note to self… freaking insane!
Firstly, I wanted to thank everyone who has written in wishing me well after my altercation with the Lionfish. My foot is still attached, and has failed to morph into some ungodly attachment that I fail to recognize upon waking each morning. I am up on two functioning feet again and ready