This is another excellent video by CNBC. Entrepreneurs from very miscellaneous business segments explain their rise to wealth and how they noticed opportunities. Follow two clothing designers who almost failed until “Jake” came along (watch the video). Also follow one entrepreneur who turned his passion of corn stalk mazes (yes like on a farm) into a huge international business. Meet the men behind virtual monopoly businesses like 1-800-Flowers and Kernel Seasons. Also included are the interesting rises to wealth of two men in very unique business: one created a business by crushing things, and the other makes money when men go bald.
This is a MUST SEE. Beyond the Glory: Mark Cuban. Mark Cuban’s rise to wealth is detailed in this excellent behind the scenes video. Cuban had various jobs and businesses before hitting it big with Broadcast.com (which is what blossomed his immense wealth).
One of his first ventures was actually owning a college bar which went bankrupt after a lawsuit stemming from an infamous wet t-shirt [Read more...]
George Roberts of KKR being interviewed at Stanford Business School. George describes how to pick a good business partner, as well as the early days of KKR. George is one of the pioneers of the leveraged buyout business. If you have read the book Barbarians at The Gate you will definitely enjoy this video.
Guest Lecture at Yale by Stephen Schwarzman of Blackstone. This video is over 1 hour in length but very informational, and Stephen describes some of his previous experiences in the Private Equity business (as well as the basic principles of leverage). Stephen’s net worth is approximately $4 billion.
This is an essential article for any young entreprenuer begining a business. Branson’s bullet points are simple and direct. His approach to building a business and rise to wealth was born from simple fundamentals. Notice that creating a huge corporation was not his initial goal. Read, enjoy and learn.
“Richard Branson: Five Secrets to Business Success”, this is a great article from entrepreneur.com. Click HERE to read it.
This is a great speech by Steve Jobs (arguably one of the best even though his Ipad demonstrations are pretty entertaining). He explains his rise to wealth, and the important lessons in his life. He speaks about his time in college and the odd classes he took. His rise to wealth is very peculiar, but he speaks about “connecting the dots”. Notice Steve’s take on being fired from his own company, and how he comes back even stronger. Watch the video and learn from one of the best in the tech industry.
Everyone has seen the film entitled The Pursuit of Happyness. Now get a chance to meet the real life person this film was based on in this brief video. Gardner overcame extreme adversity in his life, and became a very successful and wealthy individual. He managed 13 hour days, AND taking care of a toddler! Another great video can be seen HERE. For a detailed interview and more about Chris’s biography, there is a detailed interview HERE .
This is a fascinating video from CNBC. Learn how these entrepreneurs rose to wealth, and maybe you too (in a few years) can become the next person to attend a European Bentley auction. The video illustrates certain businessmen, such as Tim Durham, detailing his education and career path, and his subsequent explosion of wealth in leveraged buyouts, and subsequent explosion of interest in high end automobiles. Watch the video and notice that both Durham, and another businessman who is detailed named Anthony Scaramucci of Skybridge Capital (Scaramucci has a cameo in the new Wall Street film as he was a technical adviser to the director Oliver Stone) grew up middle class. The video also explains the internal psychology that can occur when one attains great wealth, and the different perspectives that may emerge.