11. South Africa
I was in my hotel room overlooking the Atlantic Ocean in gorgeous Cape Town, South Africa. Dressed in tan slacks, a white Paul Stuart dress shirt, and shined Ferragamo black loafers, I happened to be taking in the ocean when the phone rang. I answered it.
“Mr. Bellafiore, your driver is here.”
Grinning, I thought to myself: I have a driver? Life is good!
I went down and met a gentleman who was indeed my driver, a former competitive basketball player from Malawi named Geoff. He escorted me in a souped-up Range Rover to one of the coolest trading offices I have ever seen. I was in Cape Town to work with our partners African Gateway and their prop arm, Storm Securities, to help their successful South African market traders add U.S. ...