About Abrosco
Joined June 2017
A true internationalist having led MNC subsidiaries in Nigeria, China,& Japan. Prior to this held worldwide head of Marketing positions in the USA, UK & Europe.

Now am an independent entreprenuer building online businesses (so I guess we all here have at least one thing in common!) .... while living exactly where I want to be .... in a little town named Fuengirola, on the Costa del Sol, which lies on the southern coastline of Spain! 320 days a year blue sunny skies! This was one of my lifetime dreams and goals so at least I can say one box has been ticked!

I am British; born in London too many years ago to wanna mention. Funny enough I was born in the same hospital as Prince William's children (St Mary Abbots in Paddington). I wonder if that means we can swap telephone numbers!

My parents, both passed away now, emigrated from Dublin, Eire just after WWII.

Perhaps with all this Brexit nonsense going on I should protect my EU Citizenship by taking Irish passport, which actually, as the son of 2 Irish born parents, I am fully entitled to do so. To be frank in a world becoming more and more interconnected & interdependent personally I can't make sense of all this Brexit stuff. (Whoops ... mustn't inadvertently stray into political waters!)

In addition to my BA in English, and thanks to support from 2 US based MNC's at the time, I gained fast track MBA's in International Marketing from Princeton and International Business Management from INSEAD. These helped me to be posted to Tokyo, Japan for 5 years running a US/Japanese JV company in the personal care & cosmetics sector. After that I set up a British owned JV in Qingdao, China followed as kinda far from there as one could get running two different companies in Lagos, Nigeria for almost 20 years!

I have 3 grown up sons all doing great ... and last year my first grandchild, Matilda, was born! So it's clear I'm both a "newbie" online and an "oldie" in the more traditional offline world!

I am a lifetime fan of Arsenal FC (yeah all you soccer fans out there know how frustrating an experience that is!). I have a penchant for such teams - when living in the USA in the late 1980's my NFL team was the Eagles. I still think they have never won a Superbowl ... as yet!

Actually my second son, Jono, was born in Memphis, TN ... so we have a dual citizen in the family already!

What else? I love playing Chess; I love the English Language. We lost an Empire but at least we gave the most widely spoken language to the global community - although if truth be told it is a highly "mongrel" language forever changing!

I still think the Stones & The Beatles the best ever bands, altho Queen and Guns N'Roses surely must compete for that accolade. I love horseracing and my best friend is Benni the Dog (whoops cue for an image upload.)

I have been very fortunate in my career having had the opportunities to lead subs of multinationals in Japan, China & Nigeria as well as to have enjoyed senior Marketing roles in the USA & Europe.

In terms of countries slept in at least 10 nights straight or more ..... 147!!

Have been thru 9 passports each with all 96 pages completely filled up with visa's, entry & exit stamps.

The best thing emerging from all my travels are the remarkable people of all races, creeds and cultures that I have met all over the world; worked with; and the help, support and friendship they each have given me. Truly we all live in a wonderful world regardless of the bad blobs we sometimes might bump into!
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Money I would be happy earning
$100k pa
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Money I would be ecstatic earning
$250k pa
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Time I'm willing to invest to achieve my goals
4 hours a day
 
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abrosco Premium
How much money would you be happy earning?
$100k pa

How much would you be ecstatic earning?
$250k pa

And how much time are you willing to invest to achieve these goals?
4 hours a day
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pribs Premium
Great goals, Richard! In time, you'll want to increase the amount of hours you're working per week to achieve goals this ambitious, but for now that amount of work is a great start! The sky is the limit in this industry, so your goals are more than achievable with a lot of hard work and sticking to the training.
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abrosco Premium
Hi Pribs
Thanks your encouraging feedback. It does help you know!
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MikeLong Premium
Hi Richard !
So great to be connected and to meet you. I look forward to getting to know you and your business better and following your success.Would enjoy a chance to share some soccer talk with you ! Please reach out if I can help in any way !
Best Regards !

Mike Long
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despatis Premium
Dear Richard, welcome to our WA community, you're on the right place to start an online business! Thanks for sharing and for accepting my invite, much appreciated. Seems you're doing very well, so keep on track and let's stay in touch.

Desmond
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abrosco Premium
Thanks
Richard
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wozzy Premium
Hi Richard, It's great to meet you and thanks for the follow...WOW!!!...A man who has clearly traveled and lead a very interesting life. We are hoping to sell up here in the UK and move to Spain in around 5-6 years, after we have hopefully left the EU. At the moment we are researching places and there are many on the current list. Need to weed them down somewhat! All the best in your ventures, Mick
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abrosco Premium
I must say am loving Spain!
Thanks
Richard
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shaviar Premium
You really have had a remarkable life and career. My self, I have lived in the USA all my life. I have been to Canada to see relatives and Mexico as tourist.

Welcome to WA. I would like to learn from you. I half been a programmer/analyst my entire career.
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Sftat Premium
Hello Richard,
I hope we can build synergy between our efforts, here and beyond, as I much admire your big-picture approach to business in Nigeria. That is a country I've observed and hoped to do business in, but have been challenged in how to approach the markets there. Currently, I'm working on a niche in R/D in the US, UK and EU, because I understand those markets and I'm confident I can deal with the modest barriers I encounter there. Here is the website I'm building at WA to nurture R/D and some clinical and industrial prospects to feed a scientific marketing funnel - https://failsafeisolation.com/choose-your-life-boat

I'd appreciate any insight you can share about this site and approach, as well as other thoughts you wish to share.

I seldom encounter effective business problem solvers who are global big-picture thinkers, and as that is my orientation, I value such relationships. Please let me know of any help I can offer you on your WA journey or other business, as I believe such an investment will be most worthwhile.

Thanks,
Steve
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abrosco Premium
Thanks Steve. Definitely will go read it and try and provide constructive feedback.
You're right. Countries like Nigeria present enormous challenges to anyone contemplating entering whatever their chosen market sector. Best to study; take time to form relationships you can trust where both parties truly both have complimentary value to offer. Not easy!
I am British but, by choice, live on the Costa del Sol now - love the weather, the food, the folk and the lifestyle! Even the "manana manana " at times a little frustrating! Hey! One can always siesta!
I do hope your ventures prove successful for you.
Kind regards
Richard
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Sftat Premium
I imagine there is much less need for a Panic Room in Costa Del Sol than in Lagos.
Siesta is a tough choice for driven people, but it is great for blood pressure, general health and life expectancy. I'm trying to sleep more, but the bucket list is long, and check marks are few.
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Fabdermis Premium
Rich:
Congrats on being "upgraded" to a grand-father.
You have an impressive background academically...some thing I value and admire much...in addition to you r great heart, toward the furry ones, too.
Indeed, this is a wonderful world we are living, and be of influence to the ones who are on the other side of the spectrum...
So great to have you in my network, I am blessed.


Warmly,
Pamela
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Pamela
Such kind words - truly am touched - thank you
Richard
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Pernilla Premium
Hello Richard!

Here I am visiting you! Very Welcome to WA and thank you very much for following me. Of course I'm following you back.

You certainly have got an interesting profile - you practically have been all around in the world! I like your positive attitude. You'll absolutely be successful in the online business too. Wish you all the best.

Happy to be in the same crew!
:-)
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BradB18 Premium
Hi Abrosco,

Nice meeting you and thank you for the follow.

My last name is Burns but 50% of me is Irish - O'Brien.

"The best thing emerging from all my travels are the remarkable people of all races" I totally agree. I love getting off the beaten track and exploring new worlds and living with people in their natural environment.
WA gives us the opportunity to meet people from all around the world in a digital sort of way.

I wish you success in all aspects of your life.

Cheers Abrosco.

Brad
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abrosco Premium
Brad. Thank you for your kind words. Both my parents emigrated from Dublin, Eire, to the UK after World War II, as did many Irish folk at that time. They were poor and initially lived in relatively squalid housing in London. Slowly they made their way thru the 1950's to not a rich but definitely a better life.
Richard
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BradB18 Premium
Thanks, Richard.
I would love to get to Ireland one day and go to that little village where Ned Divine won the lottery haha. The Waking of Ned Divine. What a classic community.
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PSheridan Premium
Hello and welcome to WA. Thanks for the follow. Wishing you much success and prosperity here. I am adding a ling to my thought of the day - hope you enjoy Also here is a link to my web site - appreciate any comments.

www.addictionrecoverypros.com
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Loes Premium
Hello Richard,♫Welcome! Nice to meet you ツ I wish you a lot of learning pleasure and fun on WA. Thank you for adding me to your network. You must be so proud, after 3 boys, to welcome the little Matilda in your family!

From the start, I have written training for every issue I had problems with myself. I made an addition for After The Walkthrough. Also a list of 1001 niche ideas, a checklist with 25 points to go through before you publish a post, 101 blogging ideas when you get stuck and an A-Z WA dictionary. I just love lists:) It has been very helpful to a lot of people. I have listed them in one blog you can find on my profile. It's the first website link right under “Follow me on” (click on my picture to get there). I hope to help you with those.

If you have any questions, please reply to this message or leave a comment on my profile.
Success building your business in 2017. See you around, Greetings Loes
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onebluemoon Premium
Hello Richard,

Welcome to WA and thank you for the follow back!

I hope you are enjoying this robust community so far. Should you ever need help, feel free to reach out at any time.

In the meantime, you might like to check out my compilation of 100 success stories: Wishing you all the best,
Moon
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abrosco Premium
Hi Moon. Am gonna read your stories ... with my breakfast! LOL!!

Richard
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laparra1 Premium
Good afternoon Richard,

I must say that reading your profile has left me somehow breathless. The more countries one has traveled, the more people one meets and all the cultures with its surprises, all that is one's memory treasure trove to enjoy when one gets older.
Ah, before I forget, I like the "mongrel".To all the new people I meet I say in case you need a good source for writing do have a look at my WA post on the Spanish priest and the world library, very helpful.
Thank you for the follow and good luck.

Regards, Taetske
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abrosco Premium
Taetske
Thanks - I will definitely read your post.
Kind regards
Richard
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PSheridan Premium
Hello and welcome to WA. Thanks for the follow. Wishing you much success and prosperity here. I am adding a ling to my thought of the day - hope you enjoy.
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pribs Premium
I hope things are going well. I know you are getting rolling within the training and there is ONE thing that always tends to confuse people and that is "what is my niche?".

I know, same thing happened to me when I started.

I just wanted to reach out and let you know that I am here if you ever want to run any niche "ideas" by me or you have any questions about finding your niche.

Get back to me when you get the chance! :)
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abrosco Premium
Hi Ian
STUCK!
I have several domain names all bought at GoDaddy. But it doesn't seem clear (and yes I am a bit "thick"!) EXACTLY what to do to set up my websites ... of course one at a time!

Is there a simple step by step instruction guide. Probably but I can't find it (told you I'm thick!)
Hope weekend is going well
Kind regards
Richard
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pribs Premium
Hey Richard — what you're looking for is the glowing "Get Started Here" button towards the top of the left navigation menu. Feel free to skip what you already know, but that'll carry you through step-by-step.

Also, I only catch up with comments/emails once a day here (fortunately I caught this one pretty quickly!). Make sure to post your questions to the community here, as long as they're somewhat basic like this one, by clicking the pen icon near the top-right corner and selecting "Ask a Question". The community here can be very, very helpful and will likely get you an answer faster that I can!
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garydlc Premium
Hello

Congratulations on going WA Premium and welcome to it, now you have all the tools to be more successful here with your online endeavours,
It is said that success happens when your Dreams become bigger than your Excuses.
I wish you great success with your future. I am one of your followers now.

All the best
Gary
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abrosco Premium
Thanks Gary
Your profile should be REQUIRED READING for every WA newbie! You've achieved so much in such a short time. Am bowing my head - awesome!!
Kind regards
Richard
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garydlc Premium
Thank you Richard, for the kind words,

It is just commitment and a little hard work, that produced these results, and I am only just beginning.

All the best
Gary
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