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The RazReport is at the intersection of markets, entrepreneurship & overcoming the odds to be successful. You can expect to see interviews that will make you a better person, investor & think bigger than you are thinking now.




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    “We Killed It With These Sticks!” Interview With Bob Parsons

    “We Killed It With These Sticks!” Interview With Bob Parsons

    This is an excerpt of Jason Raznick's on-site interview with Bob Parsons, founder of  GoDaddy and Parsons Xtreme Golf. Parsons opened Parsons Xtreme Golf's newest retail store in Detroit. The store is in Troy, a suburb about 25 minutes north of downtown. 
    Guest:
    Bob Parsons
    Founder of GoDaddy, Parsons Xtreme Golf.
    Host:
    Jason Raznick
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/jasonraznick
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    Transcript:
    Jason Raznick: What was your vision for Parsons Xtreme Golf? 

    Bob Parsons: I only do things that I like to do. Things that I love doing, because when you love something you're willing to work hard or you spend more time doing it for the sake of just doing it better and better and better.

    I always was curious why golf clubs didn't get better every year. You get new golf clubs that perform pretty much the same or work maybe only a little marginally better. I talked to a friend of mine and I said "why don't these clubs get better every year?" And he goes, "well, you know, we do the best we can. We got price points. We got release schedules."
    My question to him was if you were in a situation where you didn't have any time or money constraints, and you could spend whatever you wanted, could you make a hell of a club? He said "I'd like to think that we can." And so I thought about it, I talked to him again and I said, "let's do it." And so, that was the beginning of Parsons Xtreme Golf.

    That was in 2013, we started working on our gen 1 clubs and when we finally got the clubs where they needed to be, I got a call from him and a couple of guys in engineering and said, Bob, "we've got a breakthrough."

    This breakthrough hasn't been duplicated by anybody, nobody figure out how we do it. So when we shipped our first clubs in 2015, they were unlike anything that's ever been done. Then of course we push the envelope, in every generation since. We interview a lot of people.
    Jason Raznick: You take on industries that have been around for years and then you dominate them.

    Bob Parsons: We're not like any other company. You'll notice a commercial that we put up, there's no other company doing a commercial like that.
    We just simply said "we killed it with these sticks".

    Jason Raznick: And that is your creation? Is that your idea?

    Bob Parsons: Always but it works. We have our own stores. And as long as it's good, that's the number one key for us to being successful.
    With our golf clubs, each release has to be noticeably better.

    Jason Raznick: So say someone's club snaps, can they just come to the store and then you guys fix it? Most clients don't have that direct relationship with the manufacturer. How many of these stores do you have?

    Bob Parsons: We have 13 now. We will have 14 in 2 weeks. And we will have 15 the following month, 16, the following month.

    Jason Raznick: And the last question is we hear about your covenant golf club in Scottsdale.Is there a deal where someone buys like 3 sets of clubs and they get to go out there? 
    Bob Parsons: No, not even 50 sets.

    Jason Raznick: Would you ever take Parsons Xtreme Golf public?

    Bob Parsons: I'm not the type of guy to take any company public. GoDaddy went public and I was the chairman when it did, I resigned and became just a board member. I'm not a public company CEO.


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    • 7 min
    Big Money and The Cannabis Industry

    Big Money and The Cannabis Industry

    "Right now there is a lack of capital supplying an industry that has an incredible opportunity and that mismatch means that capital that is deployed is deployed at an attractive price," Ricky Sandler
    This is a replay of Jason Raznick's interview with Ricky Sandler founder and CEO of Eminence Capital at the Benzinga Cannabis Conference in Miami Beach.
    Host:
    Jason Raznick
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/jasonraznick
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    • 14 min
    Ric Flair's Wooooo Chews and Mike Tyson's Mike Bites

    Ric Flair's Wooooo Chews and Mike Tyson's Mike Bites

    "The WWE athletes pay fines repeatedly because it is necessary, it is a healthier way to fall asleep at night, to take the edge off." Ric Flair
    This is a replay of Jason Raznick's panel interview with:
    Ric Flair Professional Wrestler Tyson 2.0Chad Bronstein Chairman and co-founder of Tyson 2.0Adam Wilks CEO of Tyson 2.0  at the Benzinga Cannabis Conference.
    Iconic American wrestler Ric Flair and legendary American boxer Mike Tyson are retired champions in their respective combat sports. They also share a common interest in cannabis. 
    Ric Flair Drip: The retired wrestler, popularly known as "Nature Boy," has partnered with the team at Tyson 2.0, Tyson's rapidly expanding cannabis brand, which offers premium and affordable cannabis flower, concentrates and consumables nationwide.
    The cannabis company is launching a new Flair-branded line of products called Ric Flair Drip that will feature edibles called "Wooooo Chews."
    The edibles will be similar to the company's "Mike Bites," fun ear-shaped edibles with a chunk missing in reference to the time "Iron Mike" took a bite out of boxing great Evander Holyfield's ear.  
    Host:
    Jason Raznick
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    • 31 min
    The Future Of Crypto Trading with Jakub Rehor, Co-Founder and CIO of Lucy Labs

    The Future Of Crypto Trading with Jakub Rehor, Co-Founder and CIO of Lucy Labs

    In this episode of The Raz Report, Jason Raznick speaks with Jakub Rehor, Co-founder and CIO of Lucy Labs
    Jason and Jakub talk about:
    What is a perpetual swap?How To Navigate Crypto VolatilityWhich is a better investment - USDC vs USDTWhat happened with Terra USD?Algorithmic Stable CoinsAdvice for retail crypto investorsAdvice for institutional crypto investorsWhat works in crypto trading vs what works in traditional financeGuest:
    Jakub Rehor
    Co-founder and CIO of Lucy Labs
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/jakubrehor
    Learn more about Lucy Labs here!
    Host:
    Jason Raznick
    Founder, CEO of Benzinga
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/jasonraznick

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    Transcript:
    In this edition of the RazReport we have Jakub Rehor Co-Founder and CIO of Lucy Labs.

    Jason Raznick: This is going to be an exciting one because he has tons of experience working at hedge funds from Third Avenue and just being in this industry, being in the McKinsey. So I'm going to stop talking now and start asking questions, Jakub, you have a lot of interest in experience from crypto to equities being at multi-billion-dollar value fund for many years.
    But before we get into all that fun stuff, where did you grow up?

    Jakub Rehor: I grew up in Czechoslovakia, so it was in the 1970s and 1980s. So it was still a communist country and it was a very different place than then living here in the US now.

    Jason Raznick: So you went through the Velvet Revolution?

    Jakub Rehor: Yeah. The Velvet Revolution. One thing I might mention, because it has something to do with crypto is there was an interesting currency situation in Czechoslovakia.

    So you had the national currency, which was the crown and that's what you were to earn and you would spend in regular shops, but you also had hard currency stores that had stuff that the regular shops didn't have. And if you want it to be shopping in those hard currency stores, you need i the special vouchers that that were exchangeable for a higher currency.

    And you could go into these stores and use these vouchers to pay for, more luxury luxurious stuff. And nobody would really ask you how you got your hands on it. That it was a, it was just considered to be okay. And the third currency that was circulating in the country was the Deutsche Mark.

    If you were planning to go on a vacation abroad or you were planning to live it up and go to restaurants and buy some souvenirs you would use Deutsche Mark. So there was really like three currencies in circulation in the country. And there was a gray market where people would be changing from one currency to another.

    So I'm familiar with with a situation where technically you have a single currency, but you have actually in reality, multiple circulating currencies with fluctuating exchange rates

    . And the connection to crypto is that people are talking about now, oh, why would we even have something like Bitcoin running in parallel with whatever the country currencies is?

    And it's so strange and there will be never any need for it. And I'm like, no, that's normal to me. I grew up with that. That's just absolutely normal state of affairs.

    Jason Raznick: And so you going with those multiple currencies, do you think then, like the Bitcoin revolution will be here stay?

    Jakub Rehor: Oh, it's absolutely here to stay. Nobody will uninvent Bitcoin. We now know that it's impossible. Whatever happens to Bitcoin in itself somebody will come up with a new cryptocurrency. It's just you'll never put this genie back into the bottle. What Bitcoin di

    • 53 min
    Fyllo Founder and CEO Chad Bronstein - On How He Built His Data Empire

    Fyllo Founder and CEO Chad Bronstein - On How He Built His Data Empire

    This is a replay of Jason Raznick's interview with Fyllo Founder and CEO Chad Bronstein at the Benzinga Cannabis Conference.
    Jason and Chad talk about:
    How Fyllo startedData of the futureTyson 2.0
    Hosts:
    Jason Raznick
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/jasonraznick
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    Transcript:
    This is a replay of Jason Raznick's interview with Fyllo Founder and CEO Chad Bronstein at the Benzinga Cannabis Conference.
    Chad Bronstein is the most energetic driven entrepreneur that I am going to say in this industry. This guy not only has Fyllo , not only Tyson 2.0 and more companies, we are pumped to introduce the man, the myth, the legend, Chad Bronstein from Fyllo.

    Jason Raznick: So what time do you get up, what time do you end your day at ?

    Chad Bronstein: I get up about six o'clock in the morning.Go for a run. Then my son wakes up. Work pretty much until later on and then hang out with my son and my wife. And then I am in conference calls late into the night.

    Jason Raznick :Fyllo - how did you start this company?

    Chad Bronstein: So prior to starting Fyllo , I was running a large ad tech company and I was bored. And I just want to do something new.
    And so I had to make a crucial decision. I had a bunch of offers, I was doing well. I decided I'm going to go start a cannabis company.

    And we started Fyllo three years ago. And it's been a great ride. So we told Brian Spears, Britney Spear's brother. Hey, can you get us in front of Mike Tyson? Brian lived in Vegas. And so he got us to Mike's brother-in-law and then we brought Mike on as a strategic advisor to really talk about traumatic brain injury and the effects of psychedelics.

    Jason Raznick: And what do you do to stay in shape and to have these guns?
    Chad Bronstein: Right now I just do cardio.

    Jason Raznick: Do you eat healthy?

    Chad Bronstein: I eat really healthy, I don't eat red meat.

    Jason Raznick: What does Fyllo do in the most basic terms?

    Chad Bronstein: We offer multiple services.
    So we have brands like Dunkin Donuts, buying data from us and why they do that is because they don't know that Jason wears a Rolex. He drives a nice car. He shops at Nordstrom's, but they don't let Jason goes to Michigan and buys a bunch of marijuana. And there's all these different correlations you can make.

    You're literally spending $200 a week on weed. Why wouldn't Nike want to target you? Because they know you can afford it. Why wouldn't a car manufacturer want to target you because you're spending $200 a week on weed because they know you can afford leasing a car. pharma buys data, because they don't want to lose, share shift to the cannabis industry because instead of buying ibuprofen or Aleve, you're taking cannabis medicinal products.

    So we have over 7,000 brands buying data from us. And we're integrated into every major platform like Google trade desk, et cetera, where you can go into the platform and buy our data.

    Jason Raznick: Are you a much better Nielsen?

    Chad Bronstein: Nielsen is a great company. Fyllo is the data of the future. Cryptocurrency is now becoming more and more talked about and trend, right? You have gaming, which is a big conversation. Those data sets are where Fyllo is going.

    Jason Raznick: So you're going to get into other sectors. What's the sales process like?

    Chad Bronstein: So for us, what was great was we talking about something different and everyone opened up like "I ate edibles with my husband last night".So it opened up the flood gates to have more of an intimate relationship with the

    • 20 min
    Why Kevin O'Leary Won't Invest In Cannabis

    Why Kevin O'Leary Won't Invest In Cannabis

    This is a replay of Jason Raznick's interview with Kevin O'Leary at the Benzinga Pyschedelics Conference.
    Jason and Kevin talk about:
    Psychedelics as an investment opportunityWhy Cannabis Industry Attracts 'Zero' Institutional DollarsThe Most Successful investmentsHosts:
    Jason Raznick
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/jasonraznick
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    Transcript:
    BZ: I want to introduce the number-one shark Mr. Wonderful. Kevin O'Leary. When did you first get into the psychedelic space?

    3 years ago. I was here and a young guy came to me and said, look, I want you to give me a few million bucks to invest in psychedelics.

    I said, are you out of your mind? That's an illegal substance.He said, no, I want to do FDA trials with it. And it was a very fascinating conversation because at that time everybody was trying to raise money for Bitcoin. It was very crypto oriented and I really got interested and I put a couple of guys with him to do some diligence.

    And Alex one of the guys that works with me, Alex rarely gets excited about anything. He's seen everything. He's just came back and said listen we got to own this thing. The potential here is huge. And he was right. The addressable markets are in the hundreds of billions of dollars.

    BZ: And so where is Mindmed right now?

    K: When I index a sector, I try and mitigate my risk based on trials. In biotech medicine, the outcomes are unknown. So it's very binary. You can chase a molecule for 10 years and you in stage three lose.

    And so you have to have multiple trials. I'm overweight MindMed, but I also have exposure to Compass. They're all doing things slightly differently, but they're all in stage two. And The minute one of them gets to stage three on any medicine, you're going to lift all the tides, so you want multiple exposure.
    BZ: How did you decide to get into psychedelics?

    K:How many times in your investment life, do you get to position yourself in a brand new sector?

    A completely brand new sector? Never is the answer. You've once in a lifetime, if you're lucky. And this sector, and I'm not talking about cannabis, right? And I'm talking about psychedelics as medicine, FDA approved trials, non recreational use. Remember what happened back in the early sixties, the whole movement overdosing LSD caused this to be elevated to a narcotic and put aside, even though there's lots of promising evidence that micro-dosing, it could have some good natural attributes.
    In terms of helping people with addiction, opioid addiction, alcoholism, anxiety, all of these different massive markets. It was ignored. And then we've tried all these other drugs like pumping kids full Ritalin and all this garbage. And we haven't explored this opportunity. And I think now we are.

    And so for me, it's okay. There's been nothing new for 30 years in mental health. Other than just drugging people with more drugs. This looks more interesting. Let's put some dollars aside for this.

    BZ: Are you invested in cannabis companies?

    K: Let's talk about what cannabis is. Cannabis is a narcotic and that puts it in a difficult place for institutional investors.

    If you have two states beside each other, one has legalized cannabis and the other hasn't and you are a shareholder. Somebody takes it across the border. and now you have aided and embedded transferring a narcotic that's punished by about 23 years in jail. I'm not that interested in that outcome for me.

    Why don't we just get it off the narcotic list?
    And so I represent institutional capital. We're always trying to

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