From Steve Sjuggerud, Editor, True Wealth China Opportunites:
“Steve, there are riots happening right outside your hotel!” my only contact in Jakarta, Indonesia told me over the phone.
“All our meetings are off! Whatever you do, don’t leave your hotel room!” Then he hung up.
I looked out my hotel room window… and couldn’t believe what I saw.
I saw fire. And young people throwing stuff. And young people breaking stuff.
I saw anger. And frustration. Like I’ve never seen in my life.
It was 1998. I had just landed in Jakarta a few hours earlier.
I reflected for a moment, sitting on the edge of the bed, staring at the phone. I was 100% alone, thousands of miles from home, and riots were happening just below me. No friends or colleagues. No cellphone. No Internet. Just me and a hotel room… for who knew how long.
What had I