097: Europe… what could possibly go wrong?

It’s been a hell of a week here in the Italian countryside. I’ve been treating my team and some friends to a sort of mini-vacation at a 400-year old wine and olive estate that we’ve taken over.

The views, the food, the wine, the company… it’s all incredible. Each[...]
  • Simon Black
  • August 20, 2018
  • Spoleto

The world’s greatest investor is running out of things to buy

It was late October, 1989.

East Germany was disintegrating, and the Berlin Wall was days away from coming down.

The Soviet Union was just starting to fall apart.

George H. W. Bush (the elder) was President of the United States.

And the #1 movie in the[...]
  • Simon Black
  • August 15, 2018
  • Spoleto

These people lost one-third of their savings in a single week (not in crypto)

Let me say up front-- I know I’ve been a bit quiet lately.

It happens every year around this time when I hold the annual Liberty and Entrepreneurship Camp that I’ve been sponsoring for the past nine years.

The event is incredible: I bring in top entrepreneurs and[...]
  • Simon Black
  • August 14, 2018
  • Rome

Introducing the Sovereign Man Global Passport Ranking

For the remainder of this week and through the weekend, I’m in Trakai, Lithuania – just outside the capital of Vilnius – for our 9th annual Blacksmith Liberty & Entrepreneurship Camp.

Each summer, I host 60+ students from around the world in this picturesque setting.

But these aren’t[...]
  • Simon Black
  • August 9, 2018
  • Trakai

How to get a second passport in a South American beach paradise

Yesterday, I shared how you can get a Brazilian passport for your entire family by having a baby within the country’s borders.

Today, we’ll continue our discussion of building a proper Plan B. Again, a Plan B is simply an insurance policy.

So many people have the vast[...]
  • Simon Black
  • August 7, 2018
  • Frankfurt

Have a baby in this country and get a passport within 2 years

I’ve been talking a lot about economic and market risks in Notes lately.

But there’s a potentially even larger risk that you’re completely ignoring today.

If you live, work, invest, own a business, bank or hold assets in a single country, you’re putting all of your eggs in[...]
  • Simon Black
  • August 6, 2018
  • Vilnius