Chapter 6Coming to America

Chasing the dream—and dealing with the reality

With a few million in the account and Devdutt on our board, we slowly began to set up shop in Boston. Alex and Morten weren't terribly excited about settling in Boston. Alex stressed that he would rather go to New York. Squabbles ensued.

“Don't worry; in six months' time we'll be off to somewhere else,” I told them.

And I believed that.

I had talked with Mie about the concept of a move to the United States, at least in theory, and now that it was a reality, she was on board immediately. She had traveled extensively and was very much up for the adventure. I had shared my American dream with her when we originally met. Back then, I didn't know how much I could predict ...

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