FREE Report From Our 46th Anniversary


Each May we celebrate the anniversary of a lifestyle change that led Merri and me to a lifelong global micro business.   To celebrate this anniversary I want to give you a free report that shares 7 lessons I have learned over the past 46 years on how to earn with a global lifestyle.

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1st passport 1968.

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My global investing and business began 46 years ago May 2, 1968 in Asia and eventually led me to Europe, Florida, the Blue Ridge The Dominican Republic and Ecuador.

The goal of our websites is to help you prosper from the world’s increased pace of change so let me share over 46 years of ideas.   Our goal is to help you have the lifestyle you desire by looking at important facts that Merri and I have learned about earning via a micro internet business.

I arrived in Hong Kong in the night, the tropical air so soft it was a velvet mist.   Thick evening scents in the fragrant harbor and mellow insects purring in rhythm with the cacophony of the great city!  What a an exotic adventure.

Kai Tak was Hong Kong’s airport then and being American born and bred, I knew nothing about investing aboard.

That was my first airplane trip, first time out of Oregon. Portland to Vancouver, Tokyo to Hong Kong.  I melted in my heavy woolen blazer, was weary and afraid but excited too. An incredible global investing journey had begun… and continues to this day. sales teams… this one in Hong Kong led by John So Kwok Kee (far left)….-you can guess which one I am!.

I built teams from the north in Japan down through Thailand.

Starting a business, investigation or residence with a tourist visa is a pretty good idea. This is usually the easiest, most efficient, practical way to begin so you can be sure what you are doing and how you’ll develop a more permanent stay if you want one.  In many cases… such as mine… a permanent tourist system is simply the easiest and best.

Having a micro internet business is even easier since you can start small, live almost anywhere and still run your business.

I began my business in Hong Kong this way (small) and for years I also lived and worked in England on tourist visas before obtaining my permanent residence there.

Here is my reply:

“We have always spent less than six months a year in Ecuador as we do not want to become resident in most of the places we live.  We believe in the six point command posture. The idea is to separate  your residence from where you earn and where you invest.

Back to Hong Kong.  I began there selling US mutual funds.

When arriving there 45 years ago there is no way I could have known how exciting the next decades would be, how much information, facts, figures, ideas and insights on how to invest globally would be gained. Had I known the mistakes to be made I would probably have run!

Then I moved east again to England and Europe… trying many things.

Thankfully all the trials, tortures and errors were mitigated by much fun and an earnest endeavor to learn.

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Here is a newspaper clipping of me  with a business partner in my London office on Artillery Row selling square inches of Graceland. This was before the Elvis estate really became big. This was not a very good idea I might add.

Later Merri and I imported used Rolls Royces and Bentleys from England to the US… a better idea…  but

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in retrospect this is not a business I would ever do again.

One goal at this site has been to share basics of global investing.. micro internet business and living an international life learned over our 45 years of experience. Global investing and business have changed so much during this time and is changing even faster now.  I am continually forced to rearrange my thinking strategy and tactics at a faster pace.

This shift is one reason we began offering health courses at our North Carolina farm.  Here I am with our son, Jake, with one tactic we taught… a morning dip in a cold creek after exercise… yes, that is snow on the banks and no… this idea, not surprisingly, did not sell very well either.  However our natural health focus has grown a lot.

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Our food as medicine courses taught by Merri in her teaching kitchen at the farm had better attendance!

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For over 15 years we conducted courses in Ecuador.

Here I am in the meeting room at the Cotacachi museum next to Meson de las Flores on an Ecuador export tour.

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This continual evolution has helped Merri and me, our readers and our income continually grow… through good times and bad.

The reason we have survived and progressed amidst never ending updates is because we recognize that the stuff that shifts and evolves is important, but the fundamentals remain immutable.  “Plus ce change plus ce la meme chose”… the more things change, the more they stay the same.

So though our business is totally online now… the basics and our mission statement are still the same… “provide interesting, useful information and contacts that help make people’s lives better as they prosper from change”.

Global investments and businesses are not a panacea, but expanded horizons are.  They help us see further into the future.

Life is a trip and we have an entire globe to enjoy the ride.  Expanding our horizons beyond our local borders can help our visions penetrate the mists of tomorrow so we can adjust to gain opportunity and avoid dangers ahead.

For example global studies of economic markets led me to write on my May 2, 2007 anniversary: “History suggests that this is a time when chances are increased for panic and sudden drops in investment markets. Investors who have proven themselves nervous short term thinkers are highly leveraged, in thin, over purchased markets that are easily sinkable boats treading the dangerous waters of May though October when tradition says the currents will most likely be treacherous and surrounded with lots of storms.”

Then our global view helped us see ahead and write at this site on October 26, 2008,  the week before the Dow dropped below 10,000, “I sent my Multi Currency subscribers a Triple Crunch warning… three signals of caution in equity markets that could cause a market crunch.”

Then in early 2009 we began recommending and investing in Florida rental real estate in smalltown USA.

Florida real estate looked really terrible in early 2009.  I learned this on my first trip abroad 45 years ago in 1968 that bad times create exceptional value.

Hong Kong was filled with political, military and economic tension in 1968.  Those who bought real estate then earned huge fortunes.

I can sum up my investment basic investing patterns and the advice I have shared in my newsletters and later my ezine in seven sentences.

#1: 1970s. Invest in real estate, gold, silver Japan, Germany, Switzerland and Hong Kong.

#2: 1980s. Invest in real estate, the Tigers, Japan, Taiwan, Singapore, Malaysia and South Korea as well.

#3: 1990s. Invest in real estate South America (which led me to Ecuador).

#4: 2000s. Invest in real estate, China, India and emerging markets including Ecuador real estate.

#5: 2010s.  Invest in rental real estate. 

#6:  Always embrace change.

#7: Have an international investment view. Never overextend. Don’t trade too much, just keep looking for and holding good value thematic purpose driven investments.

This philosophy has reaped millions for Merri and me. More important this approach has helped us follow our purpose and feel that we are doing more for the world than just making a buck.

The increased pace of change leaves all of us with a lot to do.

We feel healthier and more energetic than 46 years ago.  Maybe I am not wiser… but I am more experienced and seem in a better position than when I took that first trip to Hong Kong.  This is why we now recommend creating pinnacle careers.  Our most valuable asset is our natural health, energy and desire.  Next is our willingness to serve and third is the experience we have gained from decades of living and working.

Merri and I look forward to the next 45 years… and we look forward to sharing them with you!

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Gary

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