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The GuruFocus podcast brings interviews with influential investing leaders, extended discussion with website contributors, original stories and all the happenings in value investing. Tune in to stay fresh on the world of money and give your portfolio an edge, on the go.

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The GuruFocus podcast brings interviews with influential investing leaders, extended discussion with website contributors, original stories and all the happenings in value investing. Tune in to stay fresh on the world of money and give your portfolio an edge, on the go.

    Episode 31: Brad Sugars on 17 Books, Over 50 Business, and Building an Industry

    Episode 31: Brad Sugars on 17 Books, Over 50 Business, and Building an Industry

    Founder of ActionCOACH Brad Sugars is no newcomer to the entrepreneur lifestyle. His franchise, the first of its kind, has been in business approaching 30 years. With over a thousand employees worldwide and doing hundreds of millions in revenue he also has claims to fame as a best selling author with his 17th book hitting shelves. While not the CEO of ActionCOACH Sugars remains as the chairman, dictating the future of the company, and maintaining high level interests in eight other companies.

    Episode 24: Crafting Cocktails Into a Nationally Acclaimed Distillery

    Episode 24: Crafting Cocktails Into a Nationally Acclaimed Distillery

    Co-founders of Tattersall Distilling Dan Oskey and Jon Kreidler founded their craft distillery in 2015. Since then they have created almost thirty different spirits that have won numerous awards around the country. Alongside their craft cocktails the two created a nationally acclaimed cocktail room to feature signature drinks that has been featured in Eater and Playboy Magazine.

    Episode 23: Slava Khristich on Dodging the Collapse of the Soviet Union and Realizing His American Dream

    Episode 23: Slava Khristich on Dodging the Collapse of the Soviet Union and Realizing His American Dream

    Over the last seven years Slava Khristich has grown his business Tateeda to almost fifty employees in the United States and Ukraine. The company creates custom software solutions for clients in healthcare, real estate, and field services technologies. With over thirty developers accessible to clients 24/7 the company has already completed over one hundred custom projects. On top of solving communications issues with overseas outsourcing the company has saved their clients over $5 million dollars since going into business.

    Episode 22: Calvin Carter on Building Apps for the World's Biggest Companies

    Episode 22: Calvin Carter on Building Apps for the World's Biggest Companies

    The smartphones that provide access to endless amounts of information also provide companies with an unparalleled opportunity to interact with their customers. However many of these companies are not positions to develop these types of applications. Calvin Carter has capitalized on this situation. In 2008 he founded Bottle Rocket and has taken his company to the forefront of creating digital experiences to "surprise and delight" both companies and their customers. From their first customer NPR to the likes of Disney, American Express, and Chick-fil-A, Bottle Rocket has created mobile and web applications for some of the most well known companies in the world. Their work has won them countless awards and even saw a nomination for an Emmy. Such success brought the attention of WPP, the world's largest advertising and media company, and Bottle Rocket was acquired in 2013. However, to this day Bottle Rocket continues to be led by Carter and operates as an autonomous company under his leadership.

    Episode 21: Ken Aldrich on 30 Years of Venture Capital and 50 Successful Businesses

    Episode 21: Ken Aldrich on 30 Years of Venture Capital and 50 Successful Businesses

    Over the last three decades Ken Aldrich has successfully invested in over fifty businesses and has personally co-founded almost a dozen himself. He considers himself a jack of all trades, having been involved in everything from biomedicine to real estate. Some of his most successful investments include helping start one of the first wind parks in Palm Springs and Green Dot Corporation, which has become the world's largest prepaid debit card company. In May Aldrich published his book Dream Toolbox, which aims to guide readers towards establishing an entrepreneurial mind and gaining control over their financial world.

    Episode 20: Jie Song on Becoming the Premiere Data Center Monitoring Software for Enterprise Businesses

    Episode 20: Jie Song on Becoming the Premiere Data Center Monitoring Software for Enterprise Businesses

    Jie Song, co-founder and CTO of LogicMonitor, grew his business from a two man operation that coded in his apartment to become the premiere SaaS-based data center monitoring software service. The company grew to employ over 200 employees in the states and overseas in China. They acquired over $140 million in funding and had over 1,500 enterprise customers as clients, including the likes of Adidas, Netflix, PayPal, and Blackstone.

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