Mike's Gringo Life Radio Show, Tuesday March 13

Posted by Mike Cobb on Mar 12, 2012 4:28:12 PM

On tomorrow's Radio Show, I will be talking with and old friend, Ajay Patel, the former Dean of the Wake Forest Business School. He and his students, along with funding from Tom Dingledine, have created an extension of the university and a primary research center in Managua. The focus of their work is to pull together data from the business community on a variety of factors that effect business success or failure. Many organizations right now, Ajay contends, are running blind, working in a vacuum without sufficient metrics for comprehensive evaluation. His 5-year study hopes to alleviate this shortage with data from over 700 business in Nicaragua. Gran Pacifica will be paying attention to the reports and analysis and will provide updates via the blog as we get them.


Mike Cobb

Written by Mike Cobb

In 1996, Michael K. Cobb and his business partner formed a company, Exotic Caye International, to provide loans to North Americans purchasing properties in Belize, Honduras, Costa Rica, and throughout the region. With a strong focus on consumer need, Mr. Cobb accurately predicted the growing demand for high quality, residential product for North American "baby boomer" retirees in the region. He led the group into real estate development and created a holding company called ECI Development for several properties, including a resort on Ambergris Caye, Belize. Michael speaks at dozens of international conferences annually about offshore real estate finance, development, and ownership. He was a consultant to The Oxford Club, hosted a weekly radio program, contributes regularly to overseas publications, sits on the board of several international companies, gives counsel to various real estate projects throughout Central America, and serves on the Board of Directors and the President’s Advisory Group for the National Association of Realtors, NAR.

Topics: Living In Nicaragua