I grew up hiking and skiing in the small town of Klosters in the Swiss Alps. My family moved to Canada where we bought a large ranch … and I spent my teenage years as a cowboy.
It was on that ranch that my entrepreneurial career started — my friend and I started a business delivering aged manure to gardeners and making a lot more money than any of our schoolmates. After that I built and operated a number of businesses, furthered my education, and traipsed the world.
Then, in 1994, I discovered the Internet … I soon built my first website and by the next year had opened my own domain. Success eluded me that time, as the business community was not yet ready for online, but I could see the vast potential that this new media held for entrepreneurs.
In 1996, I jetted to Japan to help with the re-building of the Kansai area — after the destructive Kobe Quake. I found that I loved this place and it’s friendly people, so I settled in Osaka. Now, I live in a vibrant, fun city with my lovely wife Rieko.
I started to get more serious about doing business on the Internet as it matured into a viable business vehicle … and now I find it allows me to work from home and any of the many wonderful countries Rieko and I visit.
Since tasting the freedom that the online world gives me, I have never looked back to the days of doing business offline. Now, we hike when we want, travel to wherever we feel, and thoroughly enjoy life.