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Beyond the Ordinary is a podcast about the companies, founders, and ideas that are shaping the future of health sciences and financial technology. Brought to you by Mammoth.vc.

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Beyond the Ordinary is a podcast about the companies, founders, and ideas that are shaping the future of health sciences and financial technology. Brought to you by Mammoth.vc.

    Creating Core Values with David Quick

    Creating Core Values with David Quick

    Core values are the backbone of an organization. They offer a way to define the company as a whole, its unique culture, and what it stands for. With core values at the foundation for all organizational behavior, how can leaders set a clear expectation for their people to adhere to these values?
    In today’s episode, Tommy talks with David Quick, CEO at Helping Bulls Thrive in China Shop, TEDx Speaker, and Vistage Chair.
    At Helping Bulls Thrive in China Shop, David is committed to helping bulls (business owners, CEOs, and business leaders) thrive through speaking sessions, executive coaching, organizational coaching, sales training/coaching, team assessment, development, and hiring. He has impacted more than 300 CEOs nationwide, been featured on TEDx, and is a regular presenter at Vistage meetings. His vision is to make more than just a “small corner of the world” a better place to live in by helping business leaders thrive.
    David talks with Tommy about how core values define an organization, why establishing a culture is important, and what role leaders play in shaping people’s core and cultural values.

    Key Takeaways

    [00:37] - David's role in helping bulls thrive.

    [2:40] - How to establish a culture in an organization.

    [7:27] - The beginnings of David's leadership career.

    [12:06] - How core values are translated into their actual meaning.

    [19:59] - Why core values need to be repelling and compelling at the same time.

    [22:16] - The leader's role in shaping how people live by their core values.

    [26:35] - Managing expectations in organizations.

    [30:42] - The leadership principle Tommy learned from David.

    [35:31] - How to make an impact in an organization.

    [38:34] - The essence of leadership.

    [44:41] - David's leadership strategies during the pandemic.


    Quotes
    [0:56] - "For me, bull is a gender-neutral term. It is someone that is in a position of power that has this kind of remarkable focus on life. It is a power-passion-looking-forward persona. So it's not a male-driven analogy." - David Quick
    [04:49] - "The core values should set the tone and tenor of how we want everyone to act and behave. It should set a metric that we can measure people by." - David Quick
    [34:07] - "We (leaders) each have our own persona, our own method, and our own way. You gotta find your own way to communicate and give feedback. It should be more positive most of the time and the negative should demonstrate a challenge to do better. It needs to come with a voice of 'I care'. Otherwise, it just feels like you're tearing people down." - David Quick
    [39:47] - "The essence of leadership is to set this clear compelling vision of the future, set a standard for behavior that is set in your core values, set really high expectations, and then engage like hell. Find people on your team, be present, give praise, and challenge them directly." - David Quick

    Links 

    David Quick on LinkedIn

    David Quick Email

    New England Patriots

    Cleveland Browns

    Vistage

    Chick-fil-A

    Vestia

    Lightbridge Academy

    Heather Fortner

    Radical Candor

    Kim Scott


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    Learn more about Mammoth Scientific's Health & Tech Fund 1
    When you move beyond the point of making sure your retirement goals are on track, your investment opportunities are wider than just publicly traded funds. Step into the world of investing in venture capital by learning more about Mammoth Scientific's Health & Tech Fund 1. Curated by some of the leading medical and fintech experts, Mammoth's Fund 1 is paving the way for health science and tech innovation. If you're interested in helping patient care, provider insight, and instrumentation go beyond possibility and into reality, check it out today at Mammoth.vc. Visit Mammoth.vc today!

    • 52 min
    Alternative Investing with Phil Huber

    Alternative Investing with Phil Huber

    The term "alternative investments" is a loaded phrase. But they can be just as important to your portfolio as stocks or bonds, providing diversity that can help reduce risk and increase returns. How can alternative investments be used in conjunction with traditional investments to build a diversified portfolio?
    In today’s episode, Tommy talks with Phil Huber, Chief Investment Officer at Savant Wealth Management, author of the Allocator’s Edge, and blogger at Bps & Pieces. 
    Phil is responsible for portfolio management, contributing to Savant’s investment strategy, and managing investment processes for clients. He takes an active role in writing straightforward commentary to inform clients and explain the firm’s investment philosophy.
    Phil talks with Tommy about his book, The Allocator’s Edge, a new type of asset class, and why alternative investments should be considered as meaningful parts of a portfolio.

    Key Takeaways

    [02:03] - Why is “alternative investment” a loaded phrase?

    [05:11] - How Twitter can be a good platform for crowdsourcing opinions.

    [08:32] - Why alternative investments should be considered as meaningful parts of a portfolio.

    [14:31] - The Periodic Table of Investment Assets.

    [19:46] - Lesser-known types of investments that are worth checking out.

    [27:28] - A new type of asset class that investors may find exciting.

    [30:34] - How Phil invests his own money.

    [32:46] - A few of Phil's collectibles that make up his portfolio.


    Quotes
    [02:51] - "There are so many different categories, asset classes, and strategies that fit under this (alternative investment) umbrella that have nothing to do with one another. And yet they get kind of lumped together in this third bucket of a portfolio." - Phil Huber 
    [11:07] - "The investment landscape is always evolving. A lot of asset classes and products that are available today to advisors, that can be diversifying and providing different sources of low correlated return streams, weren't available 20 years ago. So we've got a wider toolkit to build portfolios with." - Phil Huber
    [15:47] - "If you take different investment assets and combine them together in different ways, you get different outcomes. You get different portfolios and those portfolios should be suited and matched ultimately to the investor's objectives." - Phil Huber
    [29:16] - "It would be logical to think that there's going to be some kind of collectibles-focused funds that advisors and clients can tap into as well. I think that's just an interesting one where something that's been around for a while is now becoming a bit more democratized thanks to innovation and technology advancements." - Phil Huber

    Links 

    Phil Huber on LinkedIn

    Phil Huber on Twitter

    Savant Wealth Management

    bps and pieces

    The Allocator’s Edge

    GoldenEye 007

    Nintendo 64


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    Learn more about Mammoth Scientific's Health & Tech Fund 1
    When you move beyond the point of making sure your retirement goals are on track, your investment opportunities are wider than just publicly traded funds. Step into the world of investing in venture capital by learning more about Mammoth Scientific's Health & Tech Fund 1. Curated by some of the leading medical and fintech experts, Mammoth's Fund 1 is paving the way for health science and tech innovation. If you're interested in helping patient care, provider insight, and instrumentation go beyond possibility and into reality, check it out today at Mammoth.vc. Visit Mammoth.vc today!

    • 40 min
    Empowering Women at Work with Kim Mackrill

    Empowering Women at Work with Kim Mackrill

    Women have been an integral part of organizations since the beginning. They are powerful decision-makers, but they are frequently left out of the discussion. Their influence and contributions are often overlooked because their role is different from that of their male counterparts. How can leaders encourage diversity and inclusion to empower women?
    In today’s episode, Tommy talks with Kim Mackrill, Co-Founder and COO at Mammoth. Kim started her career in a nonprofit organization and then moved to a publicly-traded company, where she coordinated joint marketing across a global sales team. It was while she was working at the company that she witnessed firsthand how women are discriminated against. Among other factors, it was at this point that Kim decided to start her own marketing company where she could work with clients she loved.
    Kim talks with Tommy about her rich background in marketing operations, how men and women are treated differently in the workplace, and why she decided to start her own marketing firm.

    Key Takeaways

    [02:54] - How Kim was prepared for an entrepreneurial role from an early age.

    [08:57] - Her transition from nonprofit to corporate work.

    [12:34] - How women are discriminated against inside an organization.

    [15:39] - Real-world examples of how men and women are treated differently in the workplace.

    [18:34] -The “pet to threat” phenomenon at work.

    [25:11] - The turning point at which Kim decided to start her own marketing firm.

    [30:21] - How Mineral Interactive transitioned after being acquired by Carson Group.

    [34:47] - How women play a key role both in family care and in organizations.

    [40:03] - The secret to having a good business relationship with a spouse.

    [43:01] - Kim's recommendations for future leaders.


    Quotes
    [04:40] - "When you're working inside of nonprofits, you have to motivate people outside of any kind of compensation." - Kim Mackrill
    [10:44] - "All the small groups that you can find inside of large organizations who are having similar experiences to you and how like-minded you can become, those are really where the work is getting done and where people are making an impact. If you can align yourself with great people inside of those small spaces, you can move the whole organization forward faster." - Kim Mackrill
    [12:19] - "If you're being asked to make a decision or a change in your process without any context around what's happening, I think that's really when people get dishearted and they lose hope around their own contributions." - Kim Mackrill
    [35:58] - "We have so many women who have solutions to some of the biggest problems facing our society. But they aren't able to communicate or garner support around those because their lives are being focused primarily on caregiving. The question is how can we provide systems that allow us to provide support and give women the space to be their creative selves and bring their whole selves into working environments that support them?" - Kim Makcrill

    Links 

    Kim Mackrill on LinkedIn

    Jud Mackrill

    Dr. Kecia Thomas

    Vestia Personal Wealth Advisors

    The Enneagram Personality Test

    Myers-Briggs Type Indicator

    The Kolbe System

    Working Genius

    Patrick Lencioni

    Insights


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    Learn more about Mammoth Scientific's Health & Tech Fund 1
    When you move beyond the point of making sure your retirement goals are on track, your investment opportunities are wider than just publicly traded funds. Step into the world of investing in venture capital by learning more about Mammoth Scientific's Health & Tech Fund 1. Curated by some of the leading medical and fintech experts, Mammoth's Fund 1 is paving the way for health science and tech innovation. If you're interested in helping patient care, provider insight, and instrumentation go beyond possibility and into reality, check it out today at Mammoth.vc. Visit Mammoth.vc

    • 50 min
    A Beginner's Guide to Digital Assets with Reagan Cook

    A Beginner's Guide to Digital Assets with Reagan Cook

    In today’s episode, Tommy talks with Reagan Cook, Tax and Accounting specialist for crypto and digital assets at TaxBit.
    Digital assets have grown in popularity and momentum in today's world, with Bitcoin and Ethereum being the most popular cryptocurrencies. Cryptocurrency is the new economic norm. It offers a new financial system that is decentralized. Although it can be used to buy goods, crypto has so much more potential than just being another form of currency.
    Tommy talks with Reagan about digital assets, the top cryptocurrencies used in the digital market today, and how crypto works in the virtual world.

    Key Takeaways

    [02:35] - What are digital assets?

    [07:05] - How are cryptocurrencies protected against money laundering or other crime?

    [09:36] - What is blockchain technology?

    [12:58] - How digital wallets work.

    [14:05] - The top cryptocurrencies on the digital market.

    [17:21] - What NFTs are and how they work.

    [21:53] - Why NFTs are becoming a hit in the digital asset space.

    [28:46] - The concept of the metaverse.


    Quotes
    [02:37] - "Cryptocurrency is one of the most common forms of digital assets. Think of it as a token that you can purchase on specific exchanges and pay for other goods and services with." - Reagan Cook
    [09:37] - "Let's think of blockchain as a completely digital ledger. Let's think of computers across the entire globe constantly recording. Every time there's a transaction, a unique ID on that blockchain network is generated, which means that every transaction that occurs is correct and uniquely identified and stored on this blockchain network." - Reagan Cook
    [15:20] - "The digital asset space, in general, what makes it unique is that it is demand-driven. Right now, these cryptocurrencies are extremely volatile and the demand is driven on the actual application of that cryptocurrency." - Reagan Cook
    [17:47] - "NFT stands for non-fungible token. It represents images that we're seeing online that are selling for millions of dollars. NFT is not just a picture. It is anything from the virtual world, virtual clothing, photos, and music. This is all being monetized through the use of cryptocurrency." - Reagan Cook

    Links 

    Reagan Cook on LinkedIn

    TaxBit

    Bitcoin

    Ethereum

    OpenSea

    Discord

    Tim Tebow

    The Sims

    Ralph Lauren

    Zepeto

    Markets Daily Crypto Roundup Podcast

    Coinbase Bytes


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    Learn more about Mammoth Scientific's Health & Tech Fund 1
    When you move beyond the point of making sure your retirement goals are on track, your investment opportunities are wider than just publicly traded funds. Step into the world of investing in venture capital by learning more about Mammoth Scientific's Health & Tech Fund 1. Curated by some of the leading medical and fintech experts, Mammoth's Fund 1 is paving the way for health science and tech innovation. If you're interested in helping patient care, provider insight, and instrumentation go beyond possibility and into reality, check it out today at Mammoth.vc. Visit Mammoth.vc today!

    • 35 min
    Raising Venture Capital, and the Value of Academic Research with Winter Mead

    Raising Venture Capital, and the Value of Academic Research with Winter Mead

    In today’s episode, Tommy talks with Winter Mead, CEO and Co-Founder at Oper8r.
    In addition to running Oper8r, Winter teaches entrepreneurship and venture capital at Stanford University Graduate School of Business. Previously, Winter worked with tech startups and a multifamily office that managed $30 billion in investments. 
    Winter talks with Tommy about the real value of academic research and the path of investors, emerging managers and limited partners. 

    Key Takeaways 

    [05:10] - Research is all about helping other people and moving the needle — not about stroking your ego.

    [06:49] - Becoming an emerging manager and an institutional VC is sought after by most but it's a difficult process. You should learn from existing programs that focus on firm-building and that have a supportive network.

    [16:08] - Limited partners play an interesting role in terms of where capital gets allocated, and, in general, how the industry moves forward.

    [21:32] - It’s easy to position yourself as an expert if you are thorough when learning. Learn about the tiniest details, how every operation works.


    Quotes
    [15:42] - “Limited Partners are definitely less known. It’s harder to count 10 LPs on your fingers than 10 VC firms. But, they do play, can play, and should play an interesting role in the future of the venture.” - Winter Mead

    Links

    Winter Mead

    Oper8r

    Stanford University Graduate School of Business

    How To Raise A Venture Capital Fund: The Essential Guide on Fundraising and Understanding Limited Partners by Winter Mead

    Beyond The Ordinary 04: When Medicine Meets Business with Navin Goyal

    Beyond The Ordinary 02: How to Identify a Great Founding Team with Mark Mullen


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    Learn more about Mammoth Scientific's Health & Tech Fund 1
    When you move beyond the point of making sure your retirement goals are on track, your investment opportunities are wider than just publicly traded funds. Step into the world of investing in venture capital by learning more about Mammoth Scientific's Health & Tech Fund 1. Curated by some of the leading medical and fintech experts, Mammoth's Fund 1 is paving the way for health science and tech innovation. If you're interested in helping patient care, provider insight, and instrumentation go beyond possibility and into reality, check it out today at Mammoth.vc. Visit Mammoth.vc today!

    • 36 min
    A Data-Driven Approach to High-Impact Results with Russ D’Argento

    A Data-Driven Approach to High-Impact Results with Russ D’Argento

    The private wealth industry is growing rapidly. As new opportunities arise, how can private family offices focus their efforts on bringing high-impact results to their businesses?
    In today’s episode, Tommy talks with Russ D’Argento, Founder and CEO at FINTRX.
    Wanting to bridge the gap between portfolio managers and family offices, Russ utilized his expertise in taking fragmented data, pulling it into a single resource, and organizing an algorithm that is very actionable and understandable. What started as a simple idea has now become one of the most important and dynamic data intelligence platforms for the financial industry. 
    Russ talks with Tommy about his journey from playing baseball to running a data intelligence platform, the importance of data in delivering high-impact results for the private capital markets, and how FINTRX was built from the ground up.

    Key Takeaways

    [2:30] - What attracted Russ to playing poker.

    [4:54] - How Russ created an opportunity for himself at Perfect Game.

    [10:28] - The most important lesson he learned from working with Perfect Game.

    [13:15] - The beginning of his career in the financial services industry.

    [15:14] - What prompted him to build his own data intelligence platform.

    [22:55] - How FINTRX was built from the ground up.

    [30:32] - How FINTRX is helping asset-raising professionals.

    [41:02] - FINTRX Series A Funding.


    Quotes
    [12:23] - "I was at this stage of my life where I wanted to do things that I loved and that I was passionate about. And I am fortunate enough to find inefficiency in a set of information or data and pull it together and present it in a really understandable and really easy to digest manner." - Russ D'Argento

    [19:51] - "I wanted to know how to humanize my outreach and be armed with the type of information that would allow me to get to the right person, have some sort of hook or personalized info that would help me create rapport and build relationships." - Russ D'Argento

    [31:31] - "We spend a tremendous amount of time taking information, data, research, intelligence, and using technology to keep end-users in the know with actionable pieces of information that they use at that time. Not only do they need to identify all of this information, but they also need to stay current because it's constantly changing." - Russ D'Argento

    Links 

    Russ D'Argento on LinkedIn

    FINTRX

    Perfect Game

    Jerry Ford

    John Hancock Investments

    Windham Capital Group


    Brian Aoaeh 

    Capital One

    Navid Nathoo

    Boston Red Sox

    New England Patriots

    Jason Krantz

    Joe Mirisola

    Mr. Bartley’s Gourmet Burger


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    Learn more about Mammoth Scientific's Health & Tech Fund 1
    When you move beyond the point of making sure your retirement goals are on track, your investment opportunities are wider than just publicly traded funds. Step into the world of investing in venture capital by learning more about Mammoth Scientific's Health & Tech Fund 1. Curated by some of the leading medical and fintech experts, Mammoth's Fund 1 is paving the way for health science and tech innovation. If you're interested in helping patient care, provider insight, and instrumentation go beyond possibility and into reality, check it out today at Mammoth.vc. Visit Mammoth.vc today!

    • 53 min

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