September 28, 2012
Well I can say one thing for sure– Sovereign Man readers are really extraordinary people.
A few days ago in an email to you, I wrote about all the incredible opportunities I’m seeing on the ground here in Chile, and then mentioned my upcoming plans to open an office and hire a small handful of “A” players.
The response we received from readers interested in joining the team here in Chile was really phenomenal. In fact it took me three days to read through the letters (I read every single one of them myself).
We received emails from all over the world, people from all walks of life– university students, retirees, carpenters, musicians, farmers, entrepreneurs, surgeons, professional athletes, Fortune 500 executives, university professors, former Navy SEALs, ministers, outlaws, freedom fighters, and a host of energetic people who simply love liberty.
It was really great reading so many personal stories and getting to know so many readers. And I was blown away by the vitality and talent level within this group.
So, as promised, let me just tell you a little bit about my plans and philosophy.
First, the idea of a big corporate bureaucracy is about as close to hell as I can imagine. All the businesses I’ve ever built, both the successful ones and the cataclysmic failures, have always been lean, entrepreneurial ecosystems with small teams of close-knit, energetic “A” players.
I have no interest in building a huge organization with TPS Report cover sheets (watch Office Space if you don’t catch the reference). Rather, my M.O. has always been to create value in the world… and to do so with a team of really great people.
Looking out over the horizon, there are some phenomenal opportunities out there. I’ve written before that I’m heavily invested in agriculture here in Chile. I plan on expanding substantially, not only in Chile, but across other countries I’ve identified as having the most compelling fundamentals to achieve significant economy of scale.
Moreover, Chile is a thriving economy with one of the most well-developed middle classes in all of Latin America. And there are a lot of no-brainer business opportunities in finance, retail, real estate, international trade, technology, consulting, insurance, etc.
Now, as my friend Doug Casey often says, ‘you can’t kiss all the girls.’ And he’s right. There’s no chance we’ll be able to attack all of these opportunities. Nor should we. But having the right team in place will help determine which direction to go.
Lastly, I also want to add a few more people to our team at Sovereign Man to help spread the message of freedom; this is by far the most important and fulfilling part of what we do.
In that respect, I’d like to find someone with online CRM database administration and PHP programming skills. And we’re also looking for cheerful, optimistic problem solvers to join our customer service team… plus a financially-savvy research assistant.
Age, background, etc. are irrelevant. I don’t particularly care about academic credentials either. Relocation to Chile is a requirement. Don’t worry about immigration issues, Chile is about the easiest country in the world for a foreigner to receive a work permit. We’ll handle that part.
So if any of the above sounds interesting and you’re up for an adventure, send us a note to email@example.com. Please don’t just send a resume (if at all). Tell us about yourself, your skills, and how you’d like to ideally be spending your time. And if you already sent us an email this week, no need to send a second time.
I look forward to your response.