Recently - well, not so recently - I talked to a friend of mine who is now living in the States. He is an American citizen and a successful businessman. He's now thinking of investing in new regions and at the same time becoming a philanthropist. When I asked him which region he was thinking, he said Africa.
Why Africa? I don't know. Can somebody enlighten me?
In another occasion I met with an investor (originally he started a company and was bought by a larger company - I am not naming name here. :) ). He visited Indonesia and met with me in Bandung. He's been around in the region looking for an investment area. You know what he picked? Vietnam.
In a sense I should be happy that people in Africa and Vietnam are getting investment from abroad, but I am a little sad that not many come to Indonesia. What's wrong with us?
I've been living in North America for quite a while (to know some of the culture - heck, I am a bit westernized in thinking and action) and traveled to parts of the world. I could honestly say that Indonesia is heaven. It's just, things here are just different. If you're not used to, you'll be frustrated. (I know, I did.) But, no parts of the world is perfect.
I've been back in Indonesia for 10 years now. I am enjoying this beautiful place. I am mixing business and pleasure - running IT companies while playing music. Ha ha ha. I want to share this with the rest of the world. Investing here is tough, but is there such an "easy" place to invest? China? India? Africa? Vietnam?
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