Chapter 6

Pursue Strategic Action

We are blind until we see

That in the human plan

Nothing is worth the making

If it does not make the man

Why build these cities,

If man unbuilded goes?

In vain we build the world

Unless the builder also grows.

—Edwin Markham

Despite being born in an isolated territory in Argentina, Wenceslao Casares did not allow geography to limit his dreams and actions. Casares capitalized on the Internet as a medium through which to reach out to thousands of people. He established a personal finance site called and pioneered online trading in Argentina. Patagon became a leading financial services site in Latin America. Eventually, Casares sold 75% of the business to Banco Santander for $529 million. He stayed ...

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