Every week, our CEO profiles a prominent individual who helps shape his perspective on life, business and the world around him.
Movies like The Social Network have young people convinced that the entrepreneur life is mostly glamorous. All you need is an idea and a little seed money from your friend’s rich parents. Next thing you know you’re poppin’ bottles in the club with Justin Timberlake talking big picture business strategy. Sounds a hell of a lot cooler than that cube grind, right?
Through the glorious innovations of digital content distribution, Sam Harris is building a media empire around nothing more than his ideas and his impeccable ability to articulate them.
Peter Thiel is a bad motherf*cker. He’s a notorious Silicon Valley entrepreneur, investor, and activist worth nearly $3 billion. He’s anti school, pro corporate monopolies, and hated Gawker Media so much that he financed their demise.
Ryan Holiday has had quite the decade. Ten years ago, he decided school wasn’t for him, so he dropped out at age 19. He became the mastermind behind the media outrage surrounding Tucker Max’s controversial book series. In his early-20s…
Do you feel that? That’s the feeling of enlightenment. Your whole perspective on shit is forever changed. You now understand that you are part of a greater collective consciousness that connects all of God’s living creatures. You are simultaneously everything and you are nothing. Welcome my friend, we’ve been awaiting your arrival.
Arnold lives a flavorful life and does not f*ck around with mediocrity. If he’s going to lift weights he’s going to win the most prestigious honor in the sport of bodybuilding, seven times. If he’s going to be an action movie hero, he’s going to create a multi-billion dollar worldwide hollywood franchise.
Look, I get it, Rogan isn’t for everybody. His podcasts are ridiculously long, his THC-fueled tangents are frequent, and there is zero theme or consistency to the types of guests he brings on the show. These, however, are the exact reasons I love it.
I’d like to introduce you to a man named Gary Vaynerchuk. I haven’t come across anyone who has a better understanding of consumer marketing and the current landscape of the media industry. Beyond his specific industry insights, I’m a huge fan of his general philosophy on life, business, and what it takes to be successful.