Ayele is the Executive Director of BUILD – Greater Boston, the non profit organization that I am supporting during The Wandering Capitalist’s 2014 fundraising campaign. Their mission is simple and powerful – “to use entrepreneurship to excite and propel disengaged, low-income students through high school to college success.”
Ayele – thanks for the work you and the folks at BUILD our doing to help the Boston community at the grass roots level…where the rubber hits the road.
Please take a moment to learn a little bit about BUILD. Go to http://www.thewanderingcapitalist.org & then look for the BUILD logo on the left hand side next to my picture & click on it. You can also go to their site directly at http://www.BuildinBoston.org.
A note about the sign – I met Opp at the beach in Ko Samui, Thailand. When I told her what I was doing, she was happy to help out and produce the sign at a very discounted price. No, I would not expect her to do it for free. Entrepreneurship with a heart to help out. That is all you can ask of people. Thank you Opp.
And now to the contest. Can anyone figure out in what city this picture was taken? The first person (who I haven’t told that I was going there) with the right answer gets a free Wandering Capitalist Tee shirt along with 10 complimentary “Material Applications” lip balms mailed to your home.
Easy killer, slow down…don’t get too excited, you’ll hurt yourself!
You can click on the pic to blow it up.
Now some interesting hints on this location:
1. This is the capital city of a country which is 65% Muslim, 20% Chinese, and 15% Hindu Indian
2. They all get along and therefore the economy grows (go figure). GPD per capita comes in at a respectable US$10,380 ($15,000 is considered a requirement for “developed country” status…they target 2020 for this achievement).
Now for some facts I found interesting:
3. If you are Muslim, it is against the law to change religions.
4. By law, Muslim men can marry up to 4 wives. Indians and Chinese can only have one.
My comment – this may seem weird to most from western cultures, but again, everyone seems to get along…and the standard of living continues to rise. Do what works. Norms are different in different parts of the world.
OK – where am I??