ECI Hemispheres Publishing

January 2011

In This Issue...

 

 

Turmoil Coming: How to Survive and Thrive
by Simon Black

A few months ago, I was in a park near the Louvre museum in Paris, enjoying a lazy summer day.  I wasn’t the only one with such a great idea, there were probably a few hundred others enjoying the sunshine – children playing football, kissing lovers entwined on the grass, businessmen on a lunch break….

You can imagine my surprise when I looked up and saw a squad of French infantry troops on patrol through the park, brandishing assault rifles at the ‘ready’ (essentially holding the weapon in a fire position with index finger over the trigger).

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Baby Boomers on the Move
Demographic Shift Opens Door to Profit

by Michael Cobb

What’s the Number #1 most useful news item for businesses and investors in 2011?

The first members of the baby boom generation turn 65.

The first post-World War II babies started arriving in 1946, months after the soldiers got home.

Now, as the boomers prepare to retire, many of them will be tracing their fathers’ footsteps offshore.  Not to war this time, but to a retirement they can afford and enjoy.

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New Hemispheres: Expanding Your Wealth, and Your World
by Susan Rensberger

Our view at Hemispheres has always been that life is richer – in every way – when you take advantage of all the opportunities the world has to offer.

In 2011, Hemispheres is expanding to provide more services that will help you find new opportunities for profit, financial security, and expanding life experiences.

Our mission is to bring you together with experts in the fields of finance, international law, and investment in a wide range of sectors.  We’ll present information, ideas and the contacts you need to take action.

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Sand, Sun, Palm Trees and Pundits:
13th Annual Asset Protection and Global Investment Forum
March 12-16

Every year, a roster of international experts meets on a secluded Caribbean island with a short list of invited guests for a private summit on global business, investment and   economic issues.

Nicknamed "Presidents Week," the forum was started by a small group of corporate presidents who wished to share their collective knowledge and bring in expert speakers to discuss cutting edge topics.

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Joys of the Road: Driving Lessons for Central America
by Kent Payne

Driving in Central America is easier than you might think -- even if you're not well-versed in Spanish.

The basics are the same as in North America.  Drivers stick to the right hand side of the road, the traffic signs are in (comparatively) easy to read letters and familiar shapes, and the speed limits are posted in numbers (though 45 means 45 km/hour not 45 miles/hour).  Yield signs are yellow triangles and stop signs (they say ALTO) are red and octagonal.  It’s all about keeping  your wits about you, and keeping your hands on the wheel and your eyes on the road (as the old song goes).

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