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Invest Like a Boss covers all aspects of investing in the modern age in a fun, entertaining way. The show hosts interview the world's best investors, financial Insiders, entrepreneurs and CEOs to find out what they are investing in and strategies to gain outsized returns. In this modern age of investing, new investment instruments are popping up each day, from P-2-P (peer to peer) lending, to robo-advisors, equity crowdfunding to REITs. Investors today need to combine centuries of investment wisdom with an modern outlook and approach. Entrepreneurs Sam Marks, Johnny FD & Derek Spartz each took a different path to success as they now focus on learning how to invest alongside the listeners in order to put their hard earned money to work.
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Now displaying: December, 2021
Dec 30, 2021

Johnny and Derek count down the Top 10 best Invest Like a Boss guests of 2021. They'll go over the episodes, how they came about, provide takeaways and audio clips from each interview. Votes were taken from the Boss Lounge, download counts and directly from Sam, Johnny & Derek to create the list. Another great year in the books for ILAB - thanks for your support and don't forget to tell us who your favorite in 2021 was!

Listen to ILAB 210 on iTunes here or subscribe on your favorite podcast app.

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Like these investments? Try them with these special ILAB links:

  • ArtofFX – Start with just a $10,000 account (reduced from $25,000)
  • Fundrise – Start with only $1,000 into their REIT funds (non-accredited investors OK)

*Johnny and Sam use all of the above services personally.

Time Stamp:

  • 08:38 – #10 ILAB 174 Highlight Fahard Vladi
  • 13:08 – #9 ILAB 170 Highlight Mike Vranjkovic
  • 17:53 – #8 ILAB 197 Highlight Jon Radoff
  • 21:01 – #7 ILAB 208 Highlight Ken Coleman
  • 27:11 – #6 ILAB 177 Highlight Frank Song
  • 35:26 – #5 ILAB 167 Bitcoin Stephan Livera
  • 42:06 – #4 ILAB 206 DeFi Clayton Roche
  • 48:41 – #3 ILAB 168 Drew Bledsoe
  • 55:06 – #2 ILAB 194 Dutch Mendenhall
  • 63:03 – #1 ILAB 190 KRBN Luke Oliver

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Dec 23, 2021

Boardwalk Wealth's Omar Khan returns to Invest Like a Boss to talk capital appreciation with Sam. Omar tells us why you should stop focusing solely on cash flow and look to appreciation to truly grow wealth. Then Sam and Derek discuss Omar's ideas, go over their appreciable assets and do a general catch up as the year comes to an end.

Omar is responsible for capital raising, strategic planning and investor relations. He has over 10 years of global investment experience.

He has participated in capital financing and M&A transactions valued at $3.7 billion. He is a CFA Charterholder and graduated with honors from the University of Toronto with a B.Com in Finance.

Omar moved from Canada and lives in Texas with his wife and newborn son.

Listen to ILAB 209 on iTunes here or subscribe on your favorite podcast app.

Where we are:

Sponsor:

  • Ferret
    Ferret is a new relationship intelligence app that can spot red flags linked to any potential business associate partners or suppliers to give you the peace of mind you need. Get instant access to the beta version now when you visit Ferret.ai and use promo code BOSS 
  • Support Invest Like a Boss: Join our Patreon

Discussed:

Like these investments? Try them with these special ILAB links:

  • ArtofFX – Start with just a $10,000 account (reduced from $25,000)
  • Fundrise – Start with only $1,000 into their REIT funds (non-accredited investors OK)

*Johnny and Sam use all of the above services personally.

Time Stamp:

  • 09:15 – Can you explain Cash flow vs Capital appreciation?
  • 20:22 – Can you do capital appreciation without generating cash flow?
  • 21:47 – How do you determine how much to pay out as a dividend?
  • 24:22 – Can you talk about one of the successful deals Sam is involved in?
  • 27:10 – What do you do when you finally decide to sell?
  • 28:22 – Were you concerned when covid-19 first began?
  • 32:03 – How many projects do you currently have outstanding and how are they performing?
  • 33:54 – Can you talk about the upcoming deal in Atlanta?
  • 38:37 – How many other deals do you have starting up?  
  • 41:07 – With interest rates likely to increase, how would that affect your current and future projects?
  • 43:13 – Do you have any projections for the future?
  • 49:44 – Sam and Derek recap

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Dec 16, 2021

Derek interviews 'America's Career Coach' & Dave Ramsey Personality Ken Coleman on his new book From Paycheck to Purpose. They go over his 7 stages to go through in the process of finding your dream job. Then, Johnny & Derek talk about their own personal journeys of feeling stuck in dead end jobs and how they switched their paths to be where they are now. 

Ken Coleman is the #1 national bestselling author of The Proximity Principle and nationally syndicated host of The Ken Coleman Show on the Dave Ramsey Network. Pulling from his own personal struggles, missed opportunities and career successes, Ken helps people discover what they were born to do and provides practical steps to make their dream job a reality. The Ken Coleman Show is a caller-driven career show that helps listeners who are stuck in a job they hate or searching for something more out of their career. His latest book, From Paycheck to Purpose, is available now.

55% of Americans anticipate looking for a new job this year. Whether you’re looking for a step up at work or a giant leap toward something new, there’s never been a better time in history to look for something more in your career.

National bestselling author and career expert Ken Coleman felt stuck with no clue what was next for him—that’s when he realized that being stuck was a choice! In his latest book, he draws on what he learned from his own ten-year journey as well as from coaching thousands of others to walk you through the seven stages to discovering and doing work that gives you both a great income AND big impact.

Listen to ILAB 208 on iTunes here or subscribe on your favorite podcast app.

Where we are:

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Discussed:

Like these investments? Try them with these special ILAB links:

  • ArtofFX – Start with just a $10,000 account (reduced from $25,000)
  • Fundrise – Start with only $1,000 into their REIT funds (non-accredited investors OK)

*Johnny and Sam use all of the above services personally.

Time Stamp:

  • 13:20 – How did you find your own purpose?
  • 17:03 – How did you start working with Dave Ramsey?
  • 19:28 – What are the signs you see in people that aren't living their dream job?
  • 24:44 – Is it a good time to change companies or look for promotion in the same company?
  • 26:30 – How does your advice translate to entrepreneurs?
  • 28:48 – How do you tell someone to leave their steady income to pursue their passion?
  • 32:51 – How do you get experience when the job you want requires experience?
  • 35:22 – How easy is it to get connected to the right people to open doors to your dream?
  • 38:15 – How to overcome the emotions that hold you back?  
  • 45:05 – How do you develop winning habits and traits?
  • 48:51 – What do you mean by “results that matter to me”?
  • 53:06 – Patreon: How do you handle coworkers' judgement when you leave the daily grind to find your own path?
  • 48:10 – Johnny and Derek recap

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Dec 9, 2021

An introduction to the world of NFTs with Hashkey Group's Ben El-Baz. Hashkey is one of the largest Digital Asset investors in Asia. Sam and Johnny catch up before the interview where Sam reveals that something shocking happened at his Barcelona condo while he was gone. Then Johnny jumps into the interview to get the basics on Non-Fungible Tokens and how they differ from Fungible Tokens. After the interview, Sam and Johnny circle back to discuss their takeaways on investing in NFTs.

 

Ben leads HashKey Group’s strategic partnerships, blockchain applications and asset tokenisation projects, and post-investment management of a US-based tokenised securities firm. Ben is also an Advisor to the Hong Kong Monetary Authority and Bank for International Settlements’ projects on tokenised financial products.

With over 13 years of experience in Silicon Valley, Mainland China and Hong Kong, he started his career as a derivatives trader, then as a China cross-borders corporate finance analyst, before moving into technology product management and business development, serving Big Tech clients like Microsoft, Google, and Amazon. Ben is a graduate of the Stanford Graduate School of Business, where he earned his Master’s degree in Management and led the university’s largest working group on blockchain applications.

Listen to ILAB 207 on iTunes here or subscribe on your favorite podcast app.

Where we are:

Sponsor:

Discussed:

Like these investments? Try them with these special ILAB links:

  • ArtofFX – Start with just a $10,000 account (reduced from $25,000)
  • Fundrise – Start with only $1,000 into their REIT funds (non-accredited investors OK)

*Johnny and Sam use all of the above services personally.

Time Stamp:

  • 12:45 – What is Hashkey Group and how did you get started in this field?
  • 13:29 – How long has NFTs been around?
  • 14:51 – Why are NFTs so valuable?
  • 16:50 – What are some of the popular NFTs?
  • 19:38 – Do you think some of the big gaming companies get into NFTs?
  • 23:18 – Are NFTs just an upgrade to buying and selling assets of previous games?
  • 25:00 – What other ways do you see NFTs incorporated into the metaverse in the future?
  • 30:03 – Why are “Gas” fees so high?
  • 33:22 – What are the four types of NFT storage?  
  • 39:59 – Do you think it will evolve and what does the future hold?
  • 43:38 – How does Hashkey help with NFTs?
  • 48:10 – Johnny and Sam recap

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Dec 2, 2021

Sam, Johnny & Derek all weigh on this introduction to Decentralized Finance AKA DeFi. Sam interviews DeFi Nation's Clayton Roche to go over the new types of financial tools available in DeFi and compares them to traditional financial institutions. Then Johnny & Derek recap the interview and give their thoughts on how they might utilize DeFi in the future. They also touch on what to look out for on these platforms that may be too good to be true. Use this episode as a stepping stone into the DeFi space and we will dig deeper into specific DeFi tools in future episodes. 

Listen to ILAB 206 on iTunes here or subscribe on your favorite podcast app.

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Sponsor:

  • RAD Diversified
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Discussed:

Like these investments? Try them with these special ILAB links:

  • ArtofFX – Start with just a $10,000 account (reduced from $25,000)
  • Fundrise – Start with only $1,000 into their REIT funds (non-accredited investors OK)

*Johnny and Sam use all of the above services personally.

Time Stamp:

  • 08:02 – What is Decentralized Finance?
  • 11:25 – Why has the government allowed this?
  • 16:49 – What are the bigger stable coins, and how do they work?
  • 20:03 – Why would anyone own a stable coin?
  • 21:32 – Is there a risk in creating a stable coin?
  • 24:45 – Can you explain the borrowing and lending with crypto?
  • 30:16 – What platforms do you use to borrow and lend?
  • 33:10 – Is there more risk in using a centralized than a decentralized platform?
  • 34:30 – What is staking?
  • 38:35 – Can you use staking with “primary” coins?
  • 41:38 – Is borrowing or staking simpler than how the literature appears?
  • 45:34 – Can you explain the differences in centralized and decentralized exchanges?
  • 49:45 – Would coin base be considered decentralized finance?
  • 50:20 – Do you see DeFi overtaking traditional finance?
  • 37:35 – Johnny and Derek recap

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