Sunday, December 3, 2017

Advice for Startups from Billionaire Money Manager Ken Fisher

The following informative interview was provided by Kenneth L. Fisher, founder and chairman of the money management firm Fisher Investments, former long time columnist for Forbes Magazine, billionaire on the Forbes 400 list, and author of numerous books. His latest book is The Ten Roads to Riches: The Ways the Wealthy Got There (And How You Can Too!) Second Edition, which I highly recommend. (It is my favorite of all his books, maybe because it is so different from all the other finance publications. Resources include websites and suggested books. It basically tells you ten ways, with all the steps, to get really rich, including “marrying a billionaire.” Lot’s of insight and lots of humor.)
You may have seen him on TV commercials, or you may have spotted his magazine ads. Fisher is on the Forbes 400 list of richest Americans and the Forbes world billionaires list. According to Investment Advisor magazine, he is one of the 30 most influential people in the investment advisory business over the last 30 years. Fisher is considered to be the largest wealth manager in the United States.
We cover a lot in this interview, including:
  • What it takes to travel down Road #1 – Starting Your Own Business
  • The various roads to success and the roads he has taken
  • Bitcoin & cryptocurrencies
  • Whether or not we are still in a bull market
  • Stock market outlook for the next year
  • Annuities
  • Does age make a difference for starting your own business
  • One piece of advice for someone who is just starting out with their own business
  • And much, much more
Books by Ken Fisher
Here are some other books by Ken Fisher, which are worth checking out:
How to Smell a Rat: The Five Signs of Financial Fraud
(If you want to avoid getting ripped off, you really need to read this book.)
The Interview
You will certainly enjoy all this great information that Ken Fisher provides.
To stream the interview, click:


You can download as an mp3 by right-clicking here and choosing “save as.”
Enjoy the interview and Happy Investing!
All opinions are those of Ken Fisher, and do not represent the opinions of this site or the interviewer. Neither this site nor the interviewer nor the interviewee are rendering tax, legal, or investment advice in this interview.
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Monday, November 27, 2017

Entrepreneurship & Business Books on Sale

The following entrepreneurship, investment, business and finance Kindle books are currently on sale at Amazon (AMZN). Also, the hardback edition is for sale for some of these stocks, so they would make good gifts. If you are interested in any of these books, you should order them as soon as possible, because often these sales only last for just a few days.
The Ten Roads to Riches: The Ways the Wealthy Got There (And How You Can Too!) Second Edition
by Kenneth L. Fisher and Elisabeth Dellinger
ten distinct roads, each with its own challenges and rewards, to wealth
Sale price $16.47 Regular price: $29.95
Procrastinate on PurposeBy Rory Vaden
five strategies for increased productivity
Sale price $2.99 Regular price: $9.99
#AskGaryVeeBy Gary Vaynerchuk
entrepreneurship, leadership, advertising on social media
Sale price $2.99 Regular price: $15.49
Performing Under PressureBy Hendrie Weisinger and J. P. Pawliw-Fry
how you can perform at your best
Sale price $1.99 Regular price: $13.99
Your Money or Your LifeBy Vicki Robin and Joe Dominguez with Monique Tilford
take control of your finances in nine practical steps
Sale price $1.99 Regular price: $13.99
Grit to GreatBy Linda Kaplan Thaler and Robin Koval
how grit, more than talent, luck, or intellect, has helped people rise to the top
Sale price $1.99 Regular price: $9.99
Cracking CreativityBy Michael Michalko
how to apply the techniques of successful innovators
Sale price $1.99 Regular price: $15.99
Perennial SellerBy Ryan Holiday
key to creating and marketing products
Sale price $1.99 Regular price: $13.99
Small Message, Big ImpactBy Terri L. Sjodin
how to craft and deliver concise, effective messages with maximum impact
Sale price $1.99 Regular price: $11.99
Difficult ConversationsBy Douglas Stone, Bruce Patton, and Sheila Heen
handling conflict in all areas of life
Sale price $1.99 Regular price: $13.99
Remember, these sales may not last long (hopefully, long enough by the time you read this post), so if you have any interest in any of them, you should act right away.

Saturday, October 7, 2017

Interview with Tim McGraw CEO of Cannabis Real Estate Company Canna-Hub

The following informative interview was provided by Tim McGraw, CEO of Canna-Hub, a California-based real estate development and property management Company for the cannabis industry. He is an experienced commercial real estate developer who has also designed and built cannabis specific facilities in several states and abroad, and has overseen cultivation, manufacturing, distribution and security of the largest cannabis operation in Illinois.
The discussion includes the following:
  • The changes to the marijuana laws in California on January 1
  • The growth of the marijuana industry
  • The best areas in California for cannabis real estate
  • Investing in a dispensary  versus growing and cultivation
  • Regulations involved in various aspects of the cannabis business
  • The viability of owning a warehouse and leasing it to a marijuana grower
  • Dealing with cities and counties
To stream the interview, click:


You can download as an mp3 by right-clicking here and choosing “save as.”
More information about Canna-Hub can be found at

All opinions are those of the interviewee, and do not represent the opinions of this website or the interviewer. Neither this website nor the interviewer nor the interviewee are rendering tax, legal, or investment advice in this interview. No solicitations of investments are expressed or implied. All information is provided for education and general information only, believed to be reliable, but not guaranteed.

Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Interview with Bob Bethel: Fail-Proof Strategies From the Man Who has Rescued 77 Businesses

The following informative interview was provided by Bob Bethel, an orchestrator of seventy-seven business turnarounds over the past fifty years. He has turned around companies in various industries—from restaurant chains to engineering firms—and has helped save over ten thousand jobs as a result of his strategic business counsel. He is also the author of book, Strengthen Your Business: Fail-Proof Strategies From The Man Who Has Rescued 77 Businesses, which takes a practical approach to business advisory rather than an inspirational one, focusing on the fundamentals of what makes a business profitable.

Topics covered in the interview include:
  • The primary causes of business failures
  • Things a business owner should do to keep a business from failing
  • Whether or not now is a good time to start a business
  • And much, much more


To stream the interview, click:
You can download as an mp3 by right-clicking here and choosing “save as.”
More information about the book can be found at
Strengthen Your Business: Fail-Proof Strategies From The Man Who Has Rescued 77 Businesses

More information about Bob Bethel can be found at


Saturday, August 5, 2017

All Startupers Need to Read Angel by Jason Calacanis

Are you an investor? Are you the founder of a startup? Do you work for a startup? Are you a venture capitalist that specializes in startups? Are you an entrepreneur? If you answered yes to any of these questions, you need to get the book, Angel: How to Invest in Technology Startups-Timeless Advice from an Angel Investor Who Turned $100,000 into $100,000,000 by Jason Calacanis.  

If you don't know who Jason Calacanis is, you should. He is one of the top angel investors in the United States, and hosts the Launch Fesitval in San Francisco, which has featured numerous startups. 

Calacanis has invested in such companies as Tumblr, Uber, Evernote, Robinhood, Thumbtack, and numerous other companies.

His book takes you through all the steps to become wealthy through startups, from evaluating new businesses, determining the risks and rewards, and building upon your angel investor relationships.

If you are interested in making money through startups, I highly recommend the book, Angel.

Thursday, June 8, 2017

Top Selling FREE Books on Startups

Numerous books are available about startups, and one of the best ways to see what the best ones are is by checking the best sellers. To put icing on the cake, many of these books are available for free for Kindle, at least for a limited time. The following books are the top selling books on Amazon, and are currently available for free, at least at the time this article is being written. Here are the books, most of which have either 4 or 5 stars:

Starting a Successful Blog when you have NO CLUE! - 7 Steps to WordPress Bliss

597 Business Ideas You can Start from Home - doing what you LOVE!

A comment I have to  make about the above two books, which show up as numbers 1 and 2 in the Amazon category of Starting a Business. They are both written by Gundi Gabrielle. I have not read the above books (yet), but I have read the book Travel for Free which she wrote, and which I really enjoyed. It is an outstanding book on travel hacks, and I am planning on covering it in a future post.

How To Get Rich From Home On A Part Time Basis With Only $20!: Start Making Money In The Next 48 Hours!

How to start online eCommerce store: eCommerce store complete guide

40 Rules for Internet Business Success: Escape the 9 to 5, Do Work You Love, and Build a Profitable Online Business

15 Handpicked Unique Suppliers for Handmade Businesses 2015 - 2016: An Exclusive Guide To Fuel Etsy Selling Success and the Handmade Entrepreneur

49 Quick Ways to Market Your Business for Free: An Instant Guide to Marketing Success

Remember, these free book sales may not last long, so order them now if you have any interest.

Happy reading!!!

Monday, May 8, 2017

Venture Deals: Be Smarter than your Lawyer and Venture Capitalist

If you have ever considered starting up your own business, or maybe you have just created your startup and need to raise funds but feel a bit overwhelmed, you need to read the book Venture Deals: Be Smarter Than Your Lawyer and Venture Capitalist by Brad Feld and Jason Mendelson. It is a complete guide to venture capital from raising money to selling the business.

The book covers the various sources of funding that are available in great detail including crowdfunding and convertible debt. Because the term sheet is so important, there are four chapters dedicated to it.

Throughout all the chapters, there is an "Entrepreneur's Prospective" which is very useful to the startuper.

Probably the best feature of the book is the sample term sheet at the end.

So if you are planning or working on your startup and need additional capital, I recommend you get  Venture Deals: Be Smarter Than Your Lawyer and Venture Capitalist.

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Startup Your Own Movie or TV Show: Interview with Sean & Taylor King, Producers of Private Sales

Have you ever wanted to produce your own movie or TV show? Well now you can and it's easier and less expensive than you might think.

Listen to this exclusive interview with Sean King and Taylor King, the owners and producers of New Zealand Son Films, which recently produced the series on Amazon called Private Sales, a mystery and thriller that takes place in the South Bay area of Los Angeles. Sean and Taylor were the directors, writers, producers, and actors for the series.

This fascinating podcast will provide you with extensive amount of information, including:

Finding actors and actresses
How long it takes to film an episode
Choosing shooting locations
The budget
Deferred pay for actors
Getting a deal with Amazon
The four ways to get paid by Amazon
Future projects
Advice for someone who wants to produce their own indie movie or TV show
And much more

The Interview

To stream the interview, click:

(You can also download the podcast by right-clicking or Control-clicking, and choosing Save as...)

To watch Private Sales on Amazon, click:

To find out more information about New Zealand Son Films, click:

Check out the trailer for the series below:

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Don't Miss the TechCrunch Disrupt Conference

The TechCrunch Disrupt Conference will be held at Pier 36 in New York City on May 15th through the 17th. You have 16 days to get tickets before prices go up. 

If you have a startup in any of the following areas, you have a chance to display in Startup Alley for free

  • Artificial Intelligence & Machine Learning
  • E-Commerce
  • Fitness & Beauty
  • Fintech & Payments
  • Food & Beverage
  • Hardware & IoT
  • Health & Biotech
  • Media, Gaming & Entertainment
  • Mobility & Transportation
  • SaaS, Marcom & Advertisement
  • Security & IT
  • Virtual Reality & Augmented Reality

If you want to be a speaker at the event, you can submit your submission here

Hopefully, you will get the chance to attend. 

Thursday, February 2, 2017

Tim Ferriss Interview

Fred Fuld & Tim Ferriss
I think most people are aware of Timothy Ferriss, famous author, entrepreneur, venture capitalist, fitness enthusiast, public speaker, and much, much more.
Last night, he spoke at an Inforum at the Commonwealth Club event, held at the Castro Theatre in San Francisco, California. He was interviewed by  Naval Ravikant of AngelList. The entire session, including questions and answers, lasted an hour and a half.
For those of you who don’t know,  Tim Ferriss is the New York Times and Wall Street Journal bestselling author, who wrote 4-Hour Workweek , 4-Hour Body, and 4-Hour Chef. He just released his latest book, Tools of Titans .
He talked about a lot of different topics covering a wide range of areas. (I don’t want to give any of it away.)
Fortunately, for those who were not able to attend, the presentation was broadcast live on Facebook (FB) and the recording is available on Facebook right now. Enjoy!

Friday, January 6, 2017

How to Get Free Tickets to the LAUNCH Festival on April 6-7

If you have never been to the Launch Festival, the world's largest startup event, you need to attend at least once. And if you have been before, you know that it is worth coming back to.

The latest festival will be held in San Francisco on April 6th and 7th at the Innovation Hangar & Palace of Fine Arts Theater in San Francisco.

Ten startups wil be features in each of various Summits, including:
Smart Home

Free tickets are available to founders but only to the first 10,000 applicants, and they are almost at capacity. The tickets entitle you to all stages and the demo pit.