Posted by: Martin | May 15, 2011

Taxi: More action, less talk

Today’s quote is:

“It’s not about ideas; it’s about making ideas happen.”

Found at Chris Guillebeau’s blog ‘The Art of Non-Conformity’

So in this spirit, instead of just theorising about the taxi business, I went out and bought an old Toyota Corolla for 450 EUR.  And now it’s booked to take this vehicle carrying container ship all the way to Abidjan:

Figured the only way to really find out how the taxi business works is to try it.  In a couple of weeks, I should know how big the import duties are, and after that how much profit a taxi makes, and if the selected driver really is as trustworthy as I hope.

Updates will follow.

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Responses

  1. Great! I can’t wait to read your adventures in the taxi business. It’s something I regret never having tried myself.

  2. The taxi should have been on it’s way by now, but is annoyingly still in port. The shipping company said there is a delay of over a month, so unfortunately there will be no updates on my taxi business for a while. Promise to write about it when it reaches Abidjan!

    What’s stopping you from trying by the way?


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