The Daring Chris Burch

Chris Burch could be said to be daring in that he saw a business opportunity in an isolated and unoccupied place but did not develop cold feet. Instead, he took advantage of that remoteness to develop something that would attract people and make it habitable. Therefore, in the year 2015, he transformed a cult surf into a five-star resort which he named Nihiwatu which means ‘mortar stone,’ and it was strategically located on the Sumba Island, in Indonesia. The kind of confidence that Chris Burch demonstrated in his move to develop the island is what has seen it flourish, something no one else had dared to do before him. Surprisingly, his resort has become recognized globally and has as well earned the first spot as voted by readers of Travel + Leisure magazine in two consecutive years, 2016 and 2017. Before settling for the decision to venture into that business, he had a few strings to pull, and he had done his research since 2012 when he first heard about Nihi in the Sumba Island. From that point, he knew who he had to involve in making his plan a success. In that case, it means that before venturing into business, one has to sit back and plan and not get into it blindly.

Chris Burch knew the right people to contact like James McBride who was a South-African hotelier and could, therefore, relate to his idea and a friend from New York who would probably give an honest opinion regarding his anticipated venture. Involving people with experience in the hospitality industry like in the case of McBride, Chris Burch would get started on the right foot in putting up the resort.

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The partnership between the two saw Chris Burch become a hotel entrepreneur and was confident that he was in the right company. In mind though, it was not all about investment and making money, he was as well interested in the welfare of the community. With the resort in place, the surrounding would be preserved under his watch, and his children would as well have an inheritance which they would cherish for life. Irrespective of Chris Burch not being a good student and suffered from severe attention deficit disorder while growing up, that did not deter him from venturing into what he believed would work for him positively. To sum it all, Chris Burch is the founder and Chief Executive Officer of New York’s Burch Creative Capital which is a private investment company. In that case, it is clear that he is interested in uplifting other investors by offering great ideas that are likely to work in their businesses, check

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