Tag Archives: entrepreneurship

[BONUS] THE MASTERMIND – s01e01 – “The Time For Expansion”

(AUDIO, 136 MINUTES) With Richard Grove and Kevin Cole. The Mastermind shows begin with a "pain point," which is a pressing problem of a personal, professional, political, cultural or educational nature. We discuss the problem in detail and contemplate/debate solutions. Every day, Alex Jones and his collection of extremely punchable co-hosts shill for the executive branch of the US government, in between promotions of white-labeled products that somehow fight the New World Order. InfoWars has basically devolved into Alex Jones fan fiction, as they spent the weekend using the the death of Anthony Bourdain to suggest "we've been right all along about everything" because Bourdain was getting ready to reveal to the public everything Alex has been professing for years. ...

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[PODCAST] #547: Building Your Own Credential and Career (Derek Magill, Part Two)

dropping out of college

Part Two of Two - Please Make Sure You Heard Part One! As as follow up to our conversation on dropping out of college, Derek Magill and I explore how to "build your own credential" in lieu of a degree. Derek explains why he believes such a self-directed credential is superior to the four-year degree, and he illustrates how you go on to signal that credential in the market. Derek is just twenty-four years old, but he is already enjoying great success as an entrepreneur, freelancer and writer. He also currently serves as the Director of Marketing for Praxis. Derek dropped out of the University of Michigan during his sophomore year because he "was not finding the experience valuable towards ...

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[PODCAST] #506: Emily Hirsh – Financial Freedom At 22 (instead of a college degree)

Today's guest is among the increasing number of bright young people who have come to view the traditional college path as an opportunity cost. Emily Hirsh opted out of college at age 19 to pursue her first online business full time. Just three years later, Emily has built multiple six-figure-a-year ventures. In addition to running Virtual Assistant Academy and KettlebellMovement.com, Emily works as a Sales Funnel Strategist helping entrepreneurs to grow their business and generate revenue and leads using sales funnels and Facebook Ads. As a very busy young mother, she also actively promotes the freedom of working from home and controlling your schedule. Learn more about Emily's work at emilyhirsh.com. She joins me today to discuss - dealing with ...

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[PODCAST] #503: Successful Dropout – With Kylon Gienger (Part 2 of 2)

Kylon dropped out of college during his freshman year in 2009. Since then he has founded and co-founded multiple companies in the construction, fitness, food service, real estate, and online education industries. He is the creator and host of The Successful Dropout Podcast. He joins me again today to discuss his education and his entrepreneurial journey. Check out part one: [PODCAST] #499: Successful Dropout – With Kylon Gienger (Part 1 of 2) Discussion: -What does "living the dream" mean when someone says it with a scowl? -Community and accountability through Christianity -but - oh yeah - shame and judgment through Christianity too -the law of attraction! (made less dumb) -Self-trust: Kylon was an unenclosed child -Comfort zones and glamorizing "failure" ...

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[PODCAST] #501: Craig Hemke – Escape From Wall Street

Craig Hemke worked on Wall Street as licensed Series 7 securities professional from the 1980s until 2008. Frustrated by various frauds in the "financial planning" sector, he decided to exit the protective bubble of his corporate career, parlaying his online reputation into a new venture as a blogger, precious metals advisor and financial forecaster. Craig is the founder and editor of TFMetalsReport.com. Discussed: - current obstacles in entrepreneurship - the process of moving away from the corporate world - the protective bubble in the financial services industry - glamorizing failure, learning from failure - The Big Short - central banking - precious metals and "sky is falling" scenarios - global reserve currency - the future of US economic power - ...

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[PODCAST] #498: Daniel Ameduri – Self-Directed Financial Education

Daniel Ameduri is entrepreneur, investor and the President of Future Money Trends. He joins me today to discuss teenage entrepreneurship, self-directed learning and being a You Tube pioneer. Dan's You Tube Channel: Discussion: - If You Want to Be Rich & Happy Don't Go to School - The influence of Robert Kiyosaki - The college drop-in - School in the way of Dan's learning - Dan's wife left a career as public school teacher to home-educate their children; she had a lot to unlearn - real estate investing and flipping - 10 years ago... Dan takes his warnings of a real estate bubble to You Tube - intellectual dependence exacerbates the financial crisis - The value of college; Dan's advice ...

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[PODCAST] #496: Lior Gantz – Lessons From A (former) Teenage Entrepreneur and Investor

Lior Gantz is entrepreneur, world traveler, financial researcher, and advisor in many forms to many different types of investors. He currently serves as President of Wealth Research Group. Lior's You Tube Channel: Discussion: - Mindset, protecting your mind from bad influences - Lior started working at 13, and investing at 16 - High School: Surprisingly the ideal time in life to fail - Commitment - Finding A Niche; complete uniqueness is not retired - "Solopreneurship" vs. forming a partnership - How to find the right partners - Stoicism and self-discipline in investing - Crisis preparation: cash, precious metals, chaos hedges, foreign real estate - Silver market price manipulation, silver bullion holders vs silver stock investor - The future of marijuana ...

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[PODCAST] #460: Time To Grow Up, Abandon “Anti-Attitudes” and Embrace the Infinite Game

My guests today are Skinner Layne and Moritz Bierling. Skinner is the founder of Exosphere Academy and Moritz is the Director of Research. These two help to exemplify what I hope more and more of what SSP will be about in the coming years - discussions about how to actually build institutions and movements in education that become un-ignorable, desirable and perhaps even increasingly irresistible alternatives to the failing systems. Exosphere Academy - "a learning and problem solving community features 2-day traveling workshops and an 8-week residential program to learn new skills, build exciting projects with other dynamic people, and jumpstart your new life & career." DISCUSSION: -lifestyles and attitudes that support the development of those institutions and movements -the ...

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[PODCAST] #454: Building A Credential Better Than the College Degree, With Zak Slayback

Zak Slayback is an entrepreneur who writes, speaks and takes action on issues of education, innovation, and philosophy. He is an Ivy League dropout and a founding team member of Praxis - an organization that creates apprenticeships for college-age people that lead directly to full-time jobs. Learn more about Zak at ZakSlayback.com. Learn more about Praxis at DiscoverPraxis.com. Zack's Book: Discussion: -apprenticeships -What's the difference between school and education? -career guidance or lack thereof in high school -The truth about college admissions -The Ivy League liability -deschooling Please Support School Sucks Our Amazon Wish List Donate With Bitcoin Or Join the A/V Club Support Us On Patreon Shop With Us At Amazon Your continued support keeps the show going and ...

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[PODCAST] #453: Ben Settle – Authentic, Ungoverned Self-Promotion (Is Your Duty)

Ben Settle is very well-known and well-respected Internet marketer and the world leader in email copy writing education. He joins me for a conversation geared towards young entrepreneurs. Topics include asserting and promoting yourself, believing your words have value, breaking the rules of an industry and becoming a new industry leader, why people struggle with authenticity and what to do about it, how Ben helped me overcome certain types of negative self-talk, Ben's path from multi-level marketing frustration to a marketing industry leader, why principles supersede tactics, the sales-averse mindset, how to increase your depth of knowledge, and teaching to learn. Learn more about Ben at BenSettle.com. Please Support School Sucks Our Amazon Wish List Donate With Bitcoin Or Join ...

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[PODCAST] #437: Think Like An Entrepreneur, Not Like A Crusader (With John Vespasian)

Crusaders are motivated by the desire to win over their opponents. Entrepreneurs want to find buyers for their products, even if the rest of the world laughs at them. - John Vespasian, The 10 Principles of Rational Living John Vespasian is the author of seven books about rational living, self-reliance, self-mastery and entrepreneurship. His works include "When Everything Fails, Try This" (2009), "Rationality Is the Way to Happiness" (2009), "The Philosophy of Builders: How to Build a Great Future with the Pieces from Your Past" (2010), "The 10 Principles of Rational Living" (2012), "Rational Living, Rational Working: How to Make Winning Moves When Things Are Falling Apart" (2013), "Consistency: The Key to Permanent Stress Relief" (2014), and "On Becoming Unbreakable: ...

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[SUPPLEMENTAL] #431: Brett On the Isaac Morehouse Podcast + Important Announcements

Isaac Morehouse is an entrepreneur, thinker, and communicator dedicated to the relentless pursuit of freedom, and an advocate of self-directed learning and living. He is the founder and CEO of Praxis, an intensive one-year program combining real-world business experience with personal coaching, professional development projects, and interdisciplinary education for those who want more than college. We discuss socialism, the entrepreneurial spirit, college, tutoring, conspiracy theories, the origins of schooling and more.

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[PODCAST] #409: The Mastermind Alliance

SSP Productivity Month! We conclude this monthly theme with a roundtable discussion on perhaps one of the most powerful tools of highly successful people for over a century: the mastermind group Participants include Nathan Fraser (Anarcho-Preneur Podcast), Darrell Becker (Voluntary Visions ), Drew Sample (The Sample Hour) and Brett Veinotte (School Sucks). Visit Nathan's Free Market Squad and Get a cheat sheet for today's discussion Covered: 1) Inspired by Napoleon Hill and his books. What did Napoleon Hill have to say about Mastermind Groups? Source: thesuccessalliance.com In his book, “Think and Grow Rich,” he talked about something called a “mastermind alliance.” He goes on to describe a mastermind group as, “A friendly alliance with one or more persons who will ...

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[PODCAST] #407: Advanced Productivity Tools – The Secret Weapons of A Lifestyle Entrepreneur

SSP Productivity Month! My guest is Kevin Geary, founder of SixFigureGrind.com . Kevin is a busy lifestyle entrepreneur, writer, husband and father. Impressed with his levels of productivity and success, I originally added him to the guest roster for SSP Productivity Month to explore a "day in the life of Kevin." However, we spent most of this conversation focusing on Kevin's tools and strategies - it's a highly valuable conversation for aspiring entrepreneurs. Tools & Apps: - GMAIL (web + IOS) Labeling system All email addresses routed to same place - Google Calendar (web + IOS) Keep track of appointments + automated reminders - Way of Life (IOS) Secret weapon for making sure key behaviors are accomplished/avoided in specific patterns. ...

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[PODCAST] #406: Time Mastery – A Conversation With Kevin Kruse

SSP Productivity Month! Kevin Kruse is the New York Times bestselling author of 15 Secrets Successful People Know About Time Management: The Productivity Habits of 7 Billionaires, 13 Olympic Athletes, 29 Straight-A Students, and 239 Entrepreneurs. The book is the product of interviews with and research on over 250 highly productive and successful people including Mark Cuban, Kevin Harrington, James Altucher, John Lee Dumas, Pat Flynn, Grant Cardone, and Lewis Howes. Kevin is also a successful serial entrepreneur and a columnist for Forbes. He joins me to discuss what he says is an extremely powerful productivity tool. And it's one I left behind long ago: the calendar. Covered: - 1440 minutes in a day - the Pomodoro Technique; work sprints ...

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[PODCAST] #405: Time Freedom – A Conversation With A World-Traveling Entrepreneur

SSP Productivity Month! Kevin Koskella from FreedomLovin.com joins me to discuss short cuts and "smart cuts" for better time management, and ultimately more time freedom. In this conversation Kevin shares his experiences with and lessons from being a world-traveling author and entrepreneur. Covered: - Maintaining routines and getting work done while traveling - Outsourcing the urgent but not important work - Apprehension about outsourcing - Making more of mundane activities - Time Quantification - Kevin's time saving tools - Lifestyle balance This month SSP has partnered with FEE, the Foundation For Economic Education. Are you between the ages of 14-26? Are you interested in Entrepreneurship? Learn More about FEE's seminars here. New Subscriber Geography Trivia Today's Show is also brought ...

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[PODCAST] #378: An Introduction To Self-Directed Learning and Living For Teens (with Nick Hazelton)

This episode is what The School Sucks Project is all about! Nick Hazelton, the seventeen-year-old creator of The Anarch-Yakitalist Podcast, is back to share his new self-education plan. Nick first reached out to me in early 2014 to discuss the possibility of leaving school (he was a freshman at the time)and becoming a farming entrepreneur. You can watch a clip of that conversation here: Nick left school this September to pursue this venture on a full-basis. He is still very committed to his education, and he asked me for some guidance on taking it into his own hands. Discussed: -Rethinking Education: Self-Directed Learning Fits the Digital Age (Wired.com) -questions for potential autodidacts -identifying strengths and how to use them -selecting ...

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[PODCAST] #375: College Debt – The Most Expensive Lesson of All Time?

is college worth it

Today's guest is Mike Vine, the Editor at Schiff Gold News and the Principal at Centinel Consulting. I sat down with him last week in his Portsmouth, NH office to discuss the recent paper by Addison Quale titled, "The Student Loan Bubble: Gambling with America’s Future." Episode #375 In a Nutshell: Topics: - the place for personal responsibility in the student loan debt crisis - Student loans represent the third bubble in the last 20 years, following the dot coms in the late-90s and the mortgage crisis of 2008 - there is a 300% increase in student loan debt in the last 10 years - almost 25% of all loans are in some state of non-payment (default, deference, or forbearance) ...

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[PODCAST] #342: Conformity vs. The Six Pillars of Self-Esteem (with Jake Desyllas)

Jake Desyllas recently invited me on The Voluntary Life Podcast to discuss conformity. Topics covered include: -How conformity to "normal" spending habits prevents people achieving financial independence -Solomon Asch's conformity experiments and what we can learn from them -How conformity can alter your perception -The importance of allies in resisting conformity -The role of privacy in reducing conformity -The danger of conforming to a subculture (and still being a conformist) -How exposure to different views can increase your independence of thought Look Closer: Jake's Site: The Voluntary Life - http://www.thevoluntarylife.com/ Asch conformity experiments - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Asch_conformity_experiments Solomon Asch: Opinions and Social Pressure (1955) - http://www.panarchy.org/asch/social.pressure.1955.html Milgram experiment - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Milgram_experiment Neurobiological Correlates of Social Conformity and Independence During Mental Rotation - http://www.darkcoding.net/research/Berns%20Conformity%20final%20printed.pdf ...

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[FULL VIDEO] 0f Podcast #312: Jeff Berwick – A World of Opportunity

ENTREPRENEURSHIP - Traveler, entrepreneur and financial writer Jeff Berwick joins me to continue a new series where I talk to people I admire about their successes, challenges and habits. Jeff is the host of Anarchast and the creator of the financial newsletter, The Dollar Vigilante. Look Closer: Brett's Interview Notes The Good, The Bad and The Ugly on Galt's Gulch Chile - https://www.dollarvigilante.com/blog/2014/8/27/the-good-the-bad-and-the-ugly-on-galts-gulch-chile.html Wikipedia: Jeff Berwick - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jeff_Berwick The Dollar Vigilante on YouTube - https://www.youtube.com/user/TheDollarVigilante Please Support School Sucks Our Amazon Wish List Donate With Bitcoin Or Join the A/V Club Your continued support keeps the show going and growing, which keeps us at the top of the options for education podcasts and leads to new people discovering this message. ...

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[PODCAST] #312: Jeff Berwick – A World of Opportunity

ENTREPRENEURSHIP - Traveler, entrepreneur and financial writer Jeff Berwick joins me to continue a new series where I talk to people I admire about their successes, challenges and habits. Jeff is the host of Anarchast and the creator of the financial newsletter, The Dollar Vigilante. Brett's Interview Notes Bumper Music: "Extra Extra" Beats Antique "Informer" Snow "Be Good Johnny" Men At Work Look Closer: The Good, The Bad and The Ugly on Galt's Gulch Chile - https://www.dollarvigilante.com/blog/2014/8/27/the-good-the-bad-and-the-ugly-on-galts-gulch-chile.html Wikipedia: Jeff Berwick - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jeff_Berwick The Dollar Vigilante on YouTube - https://www.youtube.com/user/TheDollarVigilante Please Support School Sucks Our Amazon Wish List Donate With Bitcoin Or Join the A/V Club Your continued support keeps the show going and growing, which keeps us at the top ...

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Podcast #295: Entrepreneurship, Freedom and Fulfillment (with Jake Desyllas)

Jake Desyllas returns to discuss his new book, Becoming an Entrepreneur: How to Find Freedom and Fulfillment as a Business Owner. July 4th is the last day to get a free copy! Follow this link: http://www.amazon.com/Becoming-Entrepreneur-Freedom-Fulfillment-Business-ebook/dp/B00JLTUFSS/ Look Closer: Jake's Site: The Voluntary Life - http://www.thevoluntarylife.com/ Related PostsPorcfest Chronicles - Overcoming Public Education85Porcfest Co-Head Organizer and all around great guy Jason Osborne introduces Brett Veinotte for this talk at the 2012 Porcupine Freedom Festival. Jake Desyllas joins Brett halfway through for a discussion about entrepreneurship and how it ought to start as early as possible in a persons life.Tags: desyllas, jake, life, entrepreneurship, freedom, voluntary149b (Porcfest Micro-Series): Brett Veinotte and Jake Desyllas - Surviving and Overcoming School71Topics: At Porcfest, I talk ...

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Podcast #256: 2 Weird Tips To Make School Suck Less

Today I am joined by a new listener named Duncan, a high school senior from Virginia who has devoted some his own time and curiosity to the question: what is school good for? In our conversation we'll cover some of his tested strategies for making high school tolerable and even enjoyable at times, and a smarter approach to a college education. Look Closer: Duncan's Blog: The Question Academy - http://whatisschoolgoodfor.com/

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Bonus Show (Video) – Young Entrepreneurs, Cheating Teachers and Bitcoin

(AV CLUB/Recorded 4-18-13) - Kristov and Andrew call in to discuss their new apparel company, Robber Baron Swag - entrepreneurship - Kickstarter - Paul Krugman on Bitcoin - the divisibility of Bitcoin - Mike Martelli from First Degree Liberty calls in - teachers cheating on standardized tests - Brett vs. Matt Damon in a fight? - how to get celebrity guests on SSP - Kate Baker calls in to report on the progress of The Network For Educational Opportunity - Bill the teacher from NJ gets a few of his students to listen and call in

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Full Video – 207: Intrinsic Motivation Into Action (With Jeremy Frandsen)

Topic: Jeremy Frandsen of Internet Business Mastery Academy joins me to explore how one can transform an intrinsically motivated pursuit into a livelihood. I was motivated to contact Jeremy after reading his blog post, The Secret to Endless Motivation. Discussion: -What is the the mission of Internet Business Mastery -Podcasting in the Beginning -The Single Motivating Purpose -The importance of Voluntary Value Exchange -Finding A Niche -Trail and Error -The $100 Start-Up -Ways you can tell that starting a business is an intrinsic pursuit -A checklist for taking action Look Closer: Internet Business Mastery Academy - http://internetbusinessmastery.com/ Complete Liberty Podcast - http://completeliberty.com/ Ayn Rand Lexicon - http://aynrandlexicon.com/ The $100 Start-Up - http://100startup.com/ Related Posts207: Intrinsic Motivation Into Action (With Jeremy ...

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