New Zealand continues to promote access to NZ for wealthy travelers and to actively discourage travel by the less wealthy.Continue reading
The Law of Jante
Conceived as a satirical comment in a fiction book, these rules morphed into real-world practice in areas of Scandanavia. These rules are now taught in schools as a society-wide code…Continue reading
Surprise – we just did a trip to Europe
A big surprise – we just snuck in a two-week trip to the Netherlands – we finally traveled internationally.
This post describes the planning process, and some crazy stuff that happened before and after the trip.Continue reading
Is international experience important for everyone?
Depending on the nature of your business and your role in the business, global thinking may be important – or not. A strictly local retail, product or service business may have little need for global skills and thinking. Yet a company developing software or products that may be used globally, or sourced from outside the country, may have a much larger need for global skills. Global skills appear to also enhance one’s ability to both see and seek out “big opportunities”.Continue reading
Complete list of countries offering investment visas
Go here. On the right-hand side of the page are countries listed, by name. Click on any country to see the summary of options for residency via investment, or in…Continue reading
U.S. ranks extremely poorly in foreign language instruction in public schools
Just 20% of U.S. K-12 students will study a foreign language, typically Spanish, and starting around age 15-16. In Europe, 91% of students will study a 2nd language, starting at age 6 to 8.Continue reading