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One easy reason why aspiring entrepreneurs should look abroad

Yesterday a good friend of mine came over for lunch to talk about his new business. He has a very simple and compelling concept that easily helps restaurants make more money and creates a win/win for everyone– restaurant owners, diners, and the business itself. This is exactly the type of model that I

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Record “Wealth” in America: 72% of US businesses are NOT profitable

The Federal Reserve in the United States just released a new report showing that “Total Household Wealth” in the United States has reached a record $94.8 trillion. That’s an impressive figure. Even more impressive is that Total Household Wealth has increased by $40 trillion since the lows of the Great Recession in 2009.

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The Final Show of the Greatest Country on Earth

On May 31, 1866, John C. Ringling was born in Iowa to German immigrants in what felt like an extremely bleak year. The chaos and devastation from the Civil War that had ended in 1865 were still keenly felt, and the US economy was in the midst of a deep recession The country

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Education is a potentially life-changing investment

This is a potentially life-changing investment

Yesterday I wandered out to the hotel pool to cool down from my workout, only to find a handful of Americans in the midst of a screaming match. There were 6 or 7 of them altogether. Some pro-Trump, others vehemently anti-Trump. They were shouting… literally shouting… at one another about transgender bathrooms, Islam,

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WANTED: 50 WINNERS who truly want to change the world

I’m looking for motivated, ambitious, talented people who know deep down that they can do amazing things in this world if they have the right mentorship. If that sounds like you, you need to know about our annual Liberty and Entrepreneurship camps. Each summer we gather top business and financial mentors, along with

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Wow… That was amazing.

April 27, 2015 Cancun, Mexico What an incredible experience. We just spent the last three days with 375 of the most interesting people I’ve ever met down here in Cancun. Our Global Offshore and Investment Summit was absolutely jam-packed. And a ton of fun. We were joined by brilliant financial luminaries like Dr.

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This paradise is still one of the best kept secrets in the world

April 8, 2015 Medellín, Colombia About a week ago after having one of those days, I felt like unwinding by turning off the world and tuning in to some mindless action flick. Netflix heeded the call and immediately served up 1994’s Clear and Present Danger starring a slightly younger Harrison Ford as CIA

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Young people really need to see this

March 19, 2015 Sovereign Valley Farm, Chile Early last week, I had the privilege of sitting down for dinner with Robert Kiyosaki and his wife Kim. Now, if you’ve never read any of their books, I highly recommend you go check them out, especially Robert’s first book: Rich Dad, Poor Dad. Rich Dad,

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Come explore the red-hot entrepreneurship scene in Bangkok

March 2, 2015 Bangkok, Thailand Whenever I land in Bangkok, I instantly feel the buzz. This is a city that’s alive, unlike any other in the world. Commerce is everywhere and sometimes it feels that the whole city is one big marketplace. Bangkok is known across the world for its exhilarating social life, but

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Prepare to be Inspired

August 12, 2014 Spoleto, Italy If you’ve been a reader of Sovereign Man for any length of time you’ve probably read about our annual youth camp. Each summer, we bring students from all over the world to a beautiful lakeside resort in Lithuania where my colleagues and I coach them about liberty, investing,

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009: A conversation about entrepreneurship and US real estate

This podcast features a very special guest. A close friend. One of the most talented real estate investors I know. And someone who I respect beyond measure. J Massey. For the last two years, I brought J to Lithuania to our annual Liberty & Entrepreneurship camp where we teach up and coming entrepreneurs

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This is why I am so optimistic about the future

February 14, 2014 Buenos Aires, Argentina It’s clear that in today’s world, young people are constantly getting the shaft. Everyone is, really. But in many ways, young people have it the worst. Youth unemployment rates in ‘rich’ countries are shocking. Abysmal. Young people are the last to be hired and the first to

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How a 17-year old made a fortune in Chile

January 15, 2014 Santiago, Chile In 1892, 17 year old Pascual Baburizza stepped off the boat in what looked like an unwelcoming, arid landscape in the north of Chile. Baburizza had just spent several weeks on a boat travelling from his home island of Koločep, Croatia, which was then part of the dying

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If you have children, you need to see these numbers

December 17, 2013 Santiago, Chile According to a recent survey by the Pew Research Center, just 33% of Americans think their children will have a better life than they did. On the other hand, 62% believe their children will be worse off. They’re likely to be right.  The typical American family has seen

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Yesterday I learned about this great residency loophole

Yesterday I had the opportunity to break bread with a good friend of mine who is an alumnus of the Startup Chile entrepreneurship program. This is a really unique program that the government launched in 2010 at the behest of one of Chile’s leading entrepreneurs. In its first few months, Startup Chile brought

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The easiest place to be an entrepreneur

November 15, 2010 Singapore I’ve long argued that the path to becoming a successful entrepreneur lies in finding ways to create value– solving problems. The larger the problem, or the more people affected by the problem, then the more value is created… and hence, the greater the reward for the entrepreneur. It takes

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