Erik Townsend: The Search For Greener Pastures Overseas
The Viewpoint from an American Living Abroad
Jim welcomes Erik Townsend, a software entrepreneur and expatriate living abroad. In a riveting and thought-provoking interview, Erik discusses why he left the US and offers some interesting areas to consider overseas, but cautions there are no perfect locations. The USA of his youth no longer exists, neither in the US nor overseas. Erik sees many perils ahead, but opportunities as well.
Erik Townsend is a Private Investor based in Hong Kong. He was a successful American technologist and entrepreneur in the 1990s technology boom, and retired from the software industry in 1998 after selling a company that he founded in 1991. After a short hiatus to pursue personal interests, he re-invented himself as a full-time private investor with a macroeconomic investing strategy.