PEER HUSTLE : FROM THE FRONTLINES OF THE GIG ECONOMY
In this episode I talk to Ian Balina. He is the founder and CEO of Peer Hustle, a mobile on-demand freelancer marketplace for the sharing economy, often called “Uber for Freelancers.” Ian is an avid entrepreneur and hustler. He has started many businesses and has a deep understanding of the gig economy. We discuss trends in the sharing economy and how Ian realized the need for a hyper-local platform for freelancers. Ian also shares some of the challenges he faced as an entrepreneur and the lessons he has learned.
APPZUI : A STARTUP FUNDING STARTUPS
AppZui is a venture based out of Bangalore, India. AppZui is a unique business model created by VijayPuttaraju and Sudhindra Naib; they are a venture capital firm in the form of an IT services company. They also have a unique fee structure for their clients, and their clients are early-stage startups.
A STARTUP ON A MISSION TO SLOVE AMERICA’S DEBT CRISIS
Forward Funded is a start up on a mission to solve the consumer debt crisis in U.S. In the latest show of the BitsBusiness podcast, Brendan and I discuss Forward Funded, its business model and future plans. We also talk about Brendan’s journey as an entrepreneur, his mistakes and what he learned form them.
In this episode of The Investor’s Podcast, We discuss Pabrai Funds, managed by the emerging, and newly famous, Mohnish Pabrai. Pabrai has adopted the same principals as Warren Buffett, and I describe the similarities and differences during the episode. I also discusses my experience of attending Pabrai’s shareholders meeting.
In this episode of The Investor’s Podcast, we have the renown Guy Spier on the show to talk about his new book,The Education of a Value Investor. in 2008, Guy and Mohnish Pabrai bid $650,000 to have lunch with Warren Buffett. In our interview, you’ll quickly learn there’s a lot more to guy than investing and expensive lunches.
In this episode of The Investor’s Podcast, we have a discussion about Google and the book, In The Plex. If you ever wanted to know more about the Google’s billionaire founders, Larry Page and Serga Brin, or how Google makes money, you’ll definitely enjoy this episode.
In this episode of The Investor’s Podcast Stig, Preston, and Hari, discuss Jeff Bezos’s success with Amazon. The catalyst for the discussion is Brad Stone’s Book, The Everything Store.
In this episode of The Investor’s Podcast, the panel discusses the ideas of Peter Thiel. Peter is a famous Silicon Valley Billionaire who founded PayPal and Palantir. He also owned a 10% stake of Facebook.
The MasterMind Group, 2Q 2015
After reading Napoleon Hill’s classic book Think and Grow Rich, Preston and Stig decided to follow his guidance and create their own mastermind group. But what is that? A mastermind group typically consists of 4-6 people with the same values and goals, but with very different skillsets. They meet regularly and help each other with whatever they are struggling with. Preston and Stig’s mastermind group is no different. It has 5 members who have the same goal of maximizing their returns on their investments, yet each member has very different approaches.
The MasterMind Group, 3Q 2015
In this episode of The Investor’s Podcast, the mastermind group discusses new information about Mohnish Pabrai’s Dhandho Holding Company, the Japanese stock market, currency concerns, Quantitative Easing (QE), Warren Buffett’s recent stock purchases, and much more.
The MasterMind Group, 4Q 2015
- If the mastermind group is looking to invest in technology companies
- If the mastermind group would consider momentum investing combined with value investing
- Why Preston is taking a short position in junk bonds
- Why baby boomers in Canada might provide you with a unique investing opportunity in the years to come
- How to make money on a depreciation of the Japanese currency, and the risks associated with it