Barrett loves his home but continually finds himself far from it.
The first time Barrett found himself in Asia, he was guiding rock climbing and starting an eco-tourism company in rural Indonesia. Afterwards he led a team to market and sell Dell servers in over 30 countries and then he quit his job to move to China and get an MBA through MIT and Tsinghua University.
Almost ten years after first coming to Asia, he is currently building and running a technology company in Beijing with his Chinese partners. He is the organizer, among other things, of the largest and most elite mobile internet conference in Asia, The Global Mobile Internet Conference.