Many have asked me what’s brought me to Chile this time. As I sit here in Antofagasta, Chile, I wanted to share this recent New York Times article that frames in the discussion. Power in the 21st century is about networks. Over the next 10 years. The individuals, companies, and nations that have the strongest networks will define the age. Its critical to continually build these networks. I am in Chile to assist entrepreneurs in Austin, Antofagasta, and Santiago to connect, create strong relationships, and do business with each other… and through this, transform each location.
Opportunities come from all over the world. In my business, I’ve known this since I started my first company, for my “first dollar earned” was actually a peso from Mexico. As we forge and create into the future, the world we’re building as entrepreneurs will be about being connected together. Its not just a naive vision of the future, its good business, especially given that $40 billion will be invested in Antofagasta over the next 10 years.