By extending extra effort to do the right thing, humans can reach more optimal outcomes. Instead of saying “We can’t do that” why not provide options about what you can do?
It’s amazing that some countries turn away big business and act unfriendly to tourists whereas other countries are accepting and welcoming to do business. I’ve found Singapore is the most tourist friendly country in the world. I encourage the public sector and private sector to visit the country firsthand
Many countries have wealthy tourists who will add value to your society.
Countries that want to attract tourists should do the following:
- Get Feedback from Tourists: In Singapore you can rate how well the security did, how clean the bathrooms are, and more.
- Multilingual Support: Have staff available who speak major languages fluently.
- Fast Internet and Mobile Connections: I’ve travelled to a country that didn’t have internet in their airport. It doesn’t make sense to travel to countries with poor infrastructure
- Private Sector Transportation Options: I’ve visited a country where the only available taxi option was a government owned company. It was not well run compared to private companies like Lyft and Uber.
- Respectful Security Staff: There should be accountability and communication.
- Allow people to pay for expedited services. Some people will pay for the convenience of being pre-screened.
- Payment Options: I’ve visited a country where they didn’t accept credit cards or US dollars. They only allowed payment in their airport in their local currency. This is quite inconvenient.
- Make the Visa Process Reasonable for Tourists willing to pay to visit your country. There are countries where you can buy a passport for $100,000s-$1,000,000. Instead of forcing people to pay this, I’m sure many tourists would pay countries annual fees or even upfront fees for the ability to easily enter countries without hassle.
Quick Way to Organize Priorities/Tasks
- Use at least two computers, each designed for a specific type of project (eg. work only vs. recreation only)
- For Windows Users: Use a unique “user” login for each project you do, so each new user is instead a “unique project.” I’ve found this very helpful for ensuring my computers run quickly because each user has a unique set of programs installed with much less unnecessary software running in the background.
- Use a tool like Springpad/Evernote to take notes and create a new notepad for each new major project
Stamina for Late Risers > Early Risers: http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/RTGAM.20090423.wsleep0423/BNStory/Science/. However, you need to read the journal itself to verify the quality of the study’s method. They used only 30 subjects and the specific quality assurance controls weren’t stated in the article.
I’m committed to getting this blog to #1 for my own name… Yup, I’m a stubborn egomaniac like that…haha