Going Dutch: Securing Financial Independence in an Insecure World - Gilbert Shaw of Stedman Capital (guest speaker Amsterdam Academy, 2014)

The Dutch are an intriguing people. Statistically, they are the tallest people in the world, yet they hardly have room forthemselves within one of the most densely populated countries in Europe. They are known for their strong individuality and quick defense of personal liberty, yet they hold consensus-driven politics and business management in the highest regard. They walk as often on land they’ve reclaimed themselves as that created by nature. Their agricultural exports are greater in value than those of Canada, orRussia, or China, or Brazil – indeed, they often rank second in value only to the United States, but they achieve it with an arable landarea no bigger than the very smallest of US states..

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Hannah Huber