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The real value of International Business

Published on 3/16/2016
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When goods don’t cross borders, armies will” - Otto T. Mallery


It’s been an observation for a long time that the people from countries that trade goods and services rarely go to war.


Most people, regardless of where they live, are mostly concerned with providing food, clothing and shelter for themselves and their families first and foremost.


Like Maslow said, people tend to focus on needs sequentially based on how they are doing financially. The more money people have the less likely they are to be concerned with starving or freezing to death and the more likely they are to “transcend” to being focused on being better people…


The “hierarchy” Maslow famously outlined (in order)....


  1. Biological and Physiological needs
  2. Safety needs
  3. Love and belongingness needs
  4. Esteem needs
  5. Self-Actualization needs - realizing personal potential, self-fulfillment, seeking personal growth and peak experiences.


In most of  America and most of the top 20 percent of the the richest countries of the world we don’t worry about those first 2 needs.


But in Syria, Iran, Cuba, Nicaragua,North Korea, Burma, Laos, Libya, Somalia and dozens of other countries most people live “day to day”. Kids grow up not knowing if they are going to eat that day.


Governments can help coordinate goods and services but they never do a very good job of providing them effectively or efficiently on any kind of long term basis.


PEOPLE, private citizens, do that best. Always have, always will.


When you or I transact some business “in a foreign land” , probably over the internet, maybe on “skype” it usually seems like a very small deal - But…


It can be kind of a “big deal” in many ways.


If you teach somebody in Bangladesh how to make $50 a month you have probably DOUBLED their income.


When I hire a school teacher in the Philippines to work 8 hours a week doing some of my internet marketing I often increase her income by 30 to 40 percent.


It’s something to think about


Greatly blessed - highly favored & eternally grateful (how could you not be?)

Bill Bateman - (that’s like Batman with an “E” in the middle you’ll hear me say when we talk on the phone)

PS - Is this the year you start outsourcing to the #Philippines?

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