I Did it My Way a podcast series by NAOS Asset Management interviews business leaders who have had great success in their field. We find out the key ingredients to running a good business, how to handle failure and the lessons they have learned along the way.
Michael Heine, founder of Netwealth has had an incredible business career to date. Starting in his father's commodity trading business at an early age, he then went on to build a fund's management business called Heine Brothers which was sold to Mercantile Mutual. In 1999, he co-founded Netwealth with his son Matt which is an ASX listed company (ASX: NWL) and has a market capitalisation of approximately $2 billion. You can listen to the podcast here.
Warren Buffett disciple Tom Gayner started at Markel Corp in 1990 and reinvented the insurer into an investing powerhouse with diverse holdings. Gayner's eye for good values (financial and cultural) helped propel Markel's stock to 93 times where it traded upon his arrival. This podcast talks about his career, markets and the lost art of "value investing. You can listen to the podcast here.
Before it became fashionable to start a tech company in your dorm room, Michael Dell did exactly that. In 1983, he began selling upgrade kits for PCs out of his dorm. At age of 27, he became the youngest CEO to head a Fortune 500 company. Today, Dell has sold more than 650 million computers. How I Built This with Guy Raz interviews Michael Dell. You can listen to the podcast here.
How I Built This with Guy Raz interviews Kate & Andy Spade. Identifying an opportunity in the handbag market to do something different, the husband & wife duo bootstrapped a handbag company. In the mid 1990’s, they built the business using the yellow pages and sweat equity out of a studio apartment in New York. They never took on debt and successfully competed with the most powerful and iconic fashion labels in the world. You can listen to the podcast here, which was recorded before Kate Spade sadly passed away in June 2018.
Tim Ferriss of the Tim Ferriss Show interviews Sir Richard Branson. Founder and Chairman of Virgin Group, Branson is a world-famous entrepreneur, adventurer, activist, and business icon. In this podcast he shares the candid details of a lifetime of triumphs and failures and provides an intimate look at his never-ending quest to push boundaries, break rules, and seek new frontiers. You can listen to the podcast here.
Guy Raz of How I Built This interviews Yvon Chouinard, founder of Patagonia. In 1973, Yvon started the company to make climbing gear he couldn't find elsewhere. Over decades of growth, he has implemented a unique philosophy about business, leadership and profit. You can listen to the podcast here.
Guy Raz of How I Built This interviews Chip Wilson, founder of Lululemon Athletica. After noticing more and more people sign up for yoga in the late 1990s, Chip bet everything on an athletic apparel company aimed toward young professional women. What started as a small pop-up store in Vancouver eventually became the multibillion-dollar brand Lululemon Athletica, spawning a new fashion trend and forever changing what women wear at the gym. You can listen to the podcast here.
Bloomberg Opinion columnist Barry Ritholtz interviews John Carreyrou, the Pulitzer-winning investigative reporter who exposed wrongdoing at the much-hyped startup Theranos. Its founder was recently charged with "massive fraud" by the SEC (Securities and Exchange Commission). You can listen to the podcast here.
Bloomberg Opinion columnist Barry Ritholtz interviews retiring hedge fund manager, Leon Cooperman of Omega Advisors. The billionaire hedge fund manager and philanthropist, is closing his fund and converting it into a family office. In this podcast Cooperman talks about why he believes it’s best to fold at the top and why he has a sense of relief that the S&P 500 is now irrelevant to him. You can listen to the podcast here.
Tim Ferriss of The Tim Ferriss Show interviews investor and writer Howard Marks of Oaktree Capital Management on how to invest with clear thinking. Marks explains how his firm navigated the global financial crisis in 2008 and offers his opinion on where we are in this market cycle, why identifying this is so important and what the average investor should be doing about it. You can listen to the podcast here.
Tim Ferriss of The Tim Ferriss Show interviews Drew Houston, co-founder and CEO of Dropbox. Since founding the company in 2007 with Arash Ferdowsi, Drew has led the company’s growth from a simple idea to a service used by 500 million people around the world. You can listen to the podcast here.
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Published 20 November 2018