> Until you enter the US you are in a weird constitutional grey area.
Do you know that you arent technically in the U.S. until you are 100 miles from the border? Look at this: https://d3n8a8pro7vhmx.cloudfront.net/alliancesandiego/pages...
Technically, Florida is not even the U.S. (for citizens).
Far better to focus on fixing the problem and apologizing to the paying customers afterwards.
Nominally an LLC will give you basic financial liability shielding but I'm finding whatever advantages there were of an LLC wash away if I start having to do multi state (US) business since I have to file for foreign LLC qualification in each state.
I've worked in a major company ( global - 10s of thousand of employees ) where the chairman and CEO were changed and it was like night and day.
The company changed from one that was driven too much by short term pressure from money men investors, to one that took a much longer term view and invested in R&D and inhouse skills.
Note the change in management was instigated by some of the larger, longer term investors ( pension funds etc ) - ie not all capital is short term.
The new CEO put together that long term vision - said investment now ( and so lower EPS now ) will result in substantial longer term bottom line growth - had to persuade the markets etc.
They were successful, and it's sort of self-fulling - the short term capital leaves and you get more longer term investors that matches that longer term vision ( obviously the spiral can go the other way ).
However - that's the easy bit - delivering growth - at some point it's not possible to sustain that level of growth - then selling the idea you need to invest to standstill is much harder.
The CEO - also have to fight-off opportunists - where the problem is the maths is often in favour of buying a company, stripping/milking the assets and sacking the people.
Note sometimes it's only capital efficient because the capital doesn't need to pay the full social costs of the company destruction - it's governments job to make sure they do.
Once one of those things happens, they start to squeeze blood from the stone. The quality of the product drops, the prices are inflated, jobs are outsourced or eliminated, they pivot into providing other goods and services (which will also get worse later), etc.
None of these things are mutually exclusive with that "next quarter" mindset.
I actually blame the stock market for a lot of this. Private companies can, in theory, settle for just making a nice profit year after year. As long as they come out profitable they don't need to expand. Once you're publicly traded though, you have no choice but constant expansion.
The boom and bust cycle has been happening for a long time now.
The value of a stock is base on its long term value, not its short term value. Sabotaging the future of the company to drive short term results is something you'd have to keep secret.
Is part of the problem, that people making the decisions have asymmetric incentives - the gain from the boom is greater than the penalty from the bust?
Definitely hire a driving instructor. From my friend’s description learning to drive in NYC (specifically Brooklyn) was far more stressful than when I did so as a teen in the 80s (rural Indiana and suburban Chicago). But they passed the driving test on their first try.
If possible find a friend who will let you do some low key driving with them in parking lots or suburbia before tackling the BQE or the LIE. My friend was a bit surprised to have to drive on both in their second or third class. It’s not absolutely necessary but if you’ve never driven it helps to get a bit of the feel (like, learning how the braking distance changes depending on speed is a lot easier in an empty parking lot than on Atlantic Avenue mid–afternoon).
My only advice as an aging driver is people are far more aggressive post Covid. Pre–Covid I felt that you had to be on your “A” game driving in Manhattan and downtown Brooklyn or the highways but people generally let you merge, didn’t tailgate constantly. There were always assholes of course, but they seem to have multiplied since 2020.
Not sure if this will link correctly: https://propertyinformationportal.nyc.gov/parcels/parcel/101...