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Understanding the US Business Landscape – with Adam Sandman (Always an Expat S1:E13)

Episode 13 Shownotes – Adam Sandman

In this episode, Richard Taylor interviews Adam Sandman, the CEO of Inflectra, about his expat journey from the UK to the US. They discuss starting a family in a new country, the cost of living and healthcare, cultural differences between the US and Europe, and the opportunities and aspirations in America. They also speculate on an alternate history where the British won the American Revolution and discuss the impact of children’s media on parenting. Adam shares his experience of starting a business for work-life balance and the challenges of commuting and childcare.

They conclude by reflecting on the economic confinement of the American experience and the expat community in Washington, DC. The conversation explores the importance of social networks and how they have evolved during the pandemic. It also delves into the journey of the guest from Swansea to Oxford to DC and the embodiment of the American spirit. The discussion touches on the appreciation of the grass on the other side and the differences between American and European values in business. The financial cost of employee turnover is highlighted, and the concept of the American Dream is explored. The conversation concludes with a look at the future and the broader horizons of the next generation.

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About Richard

Richard Taylor is a British expat, dual citizen (UK & US). Originally from Bolton, he now lives in Greenwich, CT, where Plan First Wealth has its head office.

As the firm’s leader, Richard launched Taylor & Taylor, now Plan First Wealth, and continues to fuel the firm’s growth. Richard is a Chartered Financial Planner (UK – CII) in addition to holding the IMC (CFA UK) and Series 65 (US – FINRA).

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About Adam

Adam Sandman has been an avid computer programmer since the age of about 10 when he wrote his first computer programs. Since 2006 he has been the Founder and CEO of Inflectra – a leading maker of software test management, application lifecycle management, and automation platforms. He is responsible for company strategy, thought leadership, and strategic business development. He lives in the Washington, DC area with his family.

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