That would be interesting. But Sami is too far from NYC (I believe somewhere in Norway?) to meet with him.
Besides, Dan, as the #1 player in this platform (arguably ) how would you invest funds in this website to make it grow besides massive web advertising? If AWS became a highly profitable venture.... most of the players that are hooked on it today (myself included of course) wouldnt enjoy it anymore. But hopefuly Sami reads this..... if they were to open their books to me I would love to have a private discussion about a venture.
He is over in Finland and what does that matter in todayís internet age
One word I say, Web-Conferences.
Interesting question, how to spend money. Well my missus has her own ideas on how to spend my money
But here is here's my answer.
- Get Sami to go full time. There are so many more things that AWS could have/do. Cargo, Travel Agencies, Hotels, Car Rentals. More detailed/specific demand. Low Cost Carriers etc. etc. the list is endless. At the moment he is doing this as a hobby if I remember it correctly....
- I would be inclined to invest in more targeted web advertising. There must be Thousands of websites out there for Aircraft enthusiast that he could hit with AWS. On a side note: A year or so ago I sent an email to Sami that he should target the plan-spotters that every airport in the world has :-) Not all of them are old duffers and Iím sure they would enjoy it.
- Of course you would enjoy it, more to do. At the moment the biggest challenge for the game is that it gets a bit boring half way through. If there was more to do you will just keep on playing.........