Global Culture Talk

S01 E10 – My Theory of 1.5 World Countries & Why They Rock

Happy New Year! 2019 is full of change – perhaps for you and certainly for our exponentially globalizing world. I talk often about the balance of freedom and order, of development and opportunity – and I travel looking for places that offer the best of both worlds.

In this episode, recorded in Istanbul at the end of last year, I want to share my theory of “1.5 World” countries and why they rock – why they can offer you great benefits in lifestyle, investment, productivity, social life, identity, and more. What are these countries and why does this matter for you?

What was once the “First World” is now changing – with new standards of living possible outside of simply the “West” vs. “The Rest” – and a new paradigm of understanding countries is called for. For lack of a better term, this theory hopefully can help you understand why the opportunity you may be craving could be found somewhere in the exciting transition of globalization and modernity.

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