Over the last few years, we have watched as our nephew (a self-proclaimed techno-geek) has developed himself into a ‘virtual employee’. His stated goal has been to be as free from working in a fixed ‘bricks and mortar’ office environment as possible. Fortunately, our nephew is in a type of business that may lend itself more to virtualization than other types of business.
Our nephew, and his immediate famliy members, used to own and operate a fairly large wholesale distribution company (i.e. warehouses, trucks, wholesale outlet locations – lots of real world bricks and mortar). That business was sold a few years back, and now the family is primarily involved in utilizing the proceeds from their business sale in investment banking and venture capital endeavors. The current activities of the immediate family lend themselves quite well to ‘virtualization’.
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