A stock I have been following for a while, simply because of the HUGE dividend (32%) is YPF, the large Argentinean energy company. YPF has a very interesting back story, as the government of Argentina recently took over the company. The Argentinean government is basically demanding YPF to use its earnings to develop the country […]
Below a great hour long video in which Tim Ferriss, the author of The New York Times best selling book The 4- Hour Work Week, describes the ways he built his business and his subsequent rise to wealth. Most notably, Ferriss stresses testing one’s market before creating a product, and the specific ways he did […]
John Arnold was raised in Dallas, earned a degree from Vanderbilt University in 3 years, and eventually became a trader at Enron in 1995. This alone was impressive, as getting a job at Enron in 1995 was no simple task. Back then the firm only recruited about four economics majors from Vanderbilt each year. Arnold […]
One of the funniest books I have read this year by far was The Wolf of Wall Street by Jordan Belfort. The book details Jordan’s rise to wealth (and subsequent fall that sent him straight into prison) as the owner of the notorious brokerage firm Statton Oakmont. At one time his book was optioned with […]
Great old school video below of Steve Jobs rocking a solid beard and dishing some sound advice. Jobs discusses how he called Bill Hewlett (co-founder of HP) at age 12, landing a summer job.
Wanted to share a great video biography piece on Dave Thomas of Wendy’s which aired recently on CNBC. I couldn’t find the full video online yet but have added the short bio below: Interesting to see Dave learned the ropes from none other than Colonel Sanders of KFC If you can catch the full CNBC […]
Wealth comes in many forms. Below is the inspiring story of the life of start-up social entrepreneur Scott Harrison. Scott started the non profit Charity:Water, which provides clean drinking water to people in Liberia. Scott describes his reasons for starting the charity and his success in launching and branding it. Branding Charity Water Scott’s Reinvention […]