Really interesting video below on what motivates people based on research conducted by MIT.
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.
Pretty interesting video on how The Grateful Dead had a different business model compared to other bands at the time. High cost music production forced the band to focus on touring only and provide their recorded music free of charge, claiming 100% of touring revenue instead of a fraction of album sales.
Below is a great brief interview of Larry Leight as he describes the beginnings of upscale eye wear brand Oliver Peoples. Larry basically started as an apprentice, networking and learning the intricate design components that piece together metal eye wear. As a salesman for retailers, he eventually knew what sold to customers and what didn’t. [...]
First interview with Four Square since it’s new $50 Million VC funding by Andreesen Horowitz and $600 valuation. Wall Street Journal interviews Four Square Co-Founder Naveen Selvadurai. Foursquare is using the money to expand by opening the new office in SF and go on a hiring spree. They also want to expand globally. Naveen discusses [...]
Biography’s profile of Tyler Perry. The title pretty much says it all. In my opinion this is one of the best videos Biography has done simply because Perry’s perseverance is so astounding. He had to deal with a physically abusive father and later became broke, living in his car (Just like Robert Kiyosaki). All this [...]
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 [...]