[quote]angry chicken wrote:
I’ll play, but first I think you should put your empathy hat on. Why don’t you tell us what Swiss products YOU think Americans would want to buy and why.
I own several Swiss products from my briefcase/computer tote to several knives and a nice timepiece.
I exported a few vehicles and some construction equipment to South America and the biggest challenge I faced was severe inconsistency with the customs officials/tariffs/under the table “expedition fees” in Chile. It got to the point where I couldn’t accurately predict my profit nor guarantee a delivery on time (leading to lack of performance penalties). So I stopped.
I hope you have better luck than I did. [/quote]
Why the fuck would you send cars to S. America? You are supposed to send cheap shit to expensive countries on a mark up. Of course your venture failed!
Well its not like he bought the cars man come on. :)[/quote]
Oh I see. I guess that makes sense. But Mexico is so much closer. Surely gas money to the border costs less than international shipping. Still FAIL.
I’m sorry, but I failed to see you list of what you’ve done to be successful…
Well old chap ( And I did miss you) I will tell you. Whether you choose to believe me or not is up to you of course.
I did all the usual kid stuff, sports, good grades, extra curriculars and completed an MBA at a Tier 1 university.
I went to work for an advertising agency and became an Account Executive in short order. I had people twice my age working under me. Advertising tanked and I knew I could make more money working for myself any ways so I quit and started an annuity whole sale business.
I’m in my second year of operations and project $2.7 million in revenue. Not a sock knocking number by any means but my overhead is a small office space, an assistant (secretary), commissiion to 4 sales associates and a CPA’s quarterly fees.
Every month I add financial and insurance agents to my client list, I expect my company to $5 mil in revenues within 4 years.
I am 28 years old.
Believe, don’t believe it, destroy my character for bragging online but remember you asked.
I sure as fuck don’t take premium products from a developed nation and ship them to market in 3rd world countries. [/quote]
Hold on… Before I say anything else…
I love you Hungry. Give me a tiger growl. [/quote]
Ah shit!! Welcome back!!!
How’s life been treating you?[/quote]
Pretty well as you can see. My physique has been slipping unfortunately. I know pussy’s make excuses but I’ve been a busy and stressed out bee.
I’m at a point though where I can put some pressure on a few minions and felt it was time to re-visit the ol’ T-Nation crew and hit the gym with a real intensity again, so thanks for the welcome!
How are you?
Well, stress can screw you up like nothing else, so it’s understandable. Especially, if you’ve been getting established with a new business like you have. The gym groove comes back easily at your age, anyway.
I’m glad things are going your way. Seriously.
Me? I’m just trying to stay employed and be a decent husband, these days. The Cable company that I worked for over 13 years, sold our department and others, to a vendor in 2010. Then, they started laying off and outsourcing what they can. I should be ok, since I have a couple of technical skills and knowledge that are not easy to come by… we’ll see…
Why the name change… again?
[/quote] Thanks for the good thoughts and please accept my well wishes, I hope the merger fall out favors you. My old sn’s don’t work. Maybe I was banned, not sure.