James Corbett is the founder of The Corbett Report, a provider of open-source news and analysis. Interview Highlights "I decided to come to Asia ... one year turned into two years, turned into three, turned into now ten years" "It took four years before that [podcasting] became my full-time occupation" "I've built-up [an audience] gradually over a long period" "I couldn't have contemplated even imagining that this could become a source of income" Sponsors Liberty.me: A social media and publishing platform WB Wealth Management: An independent registered investment adviser Advice: There isn't a lot in my university education that I couldn't have done own my own time through my own self-interes...
Judy Joo | Proprietor, Jinjuu Restaurant & Iron Chef UK
Sep 9, 2014 |
Judy Joo is the proprietor of Jinjuu Restaurant and an Iron Chef UK Interview Highlights "I had a bit of a sheltered childhood. You don't know what else is out there. " "I didn't love calculating convexity and duration of bonds." "[My mom's perspective on] being a chef is it's nothing prestigious, nothing to brag about" Sponsors Liberty.me: A social media and publishing platform WB Wealth Management: An independent registered investment adviser Current Project: Jinjuu Restaurant (opening winter 2014): serving modern, sexy, and fashionable Korean cuisine. References & Links http://www.judyjoo.com https://www.facebook.com/JudyJooChef http://instagram.com/JudyJooChef https://twitter.com/JudyJoo...
Stephanie Murphy, PhD | Professional Voice Talent
Sep 2, 2014 |
Stephanie Murphy is a radio host, freelance voice artist, and scientist. Interview Highlights "[Being a physician-scientist] is a very unfree lifestyle" "[T]he scarier prospect was staying in a career that would make me unhappy" Sponsors Liberty.me: A social media and publishing platform WB Wealth Management: An independent registered investment adviser Productivity tool of choice: Google Calender Advice for voice talents Audiobook opportunities at: http://acx.com ACX will connect you with authors looking to make an audiobook How to build a home studio: http://smvoice.com/studio/ Website resources for freelancers: http://voices.com http://voice123.com Free guide: http://audioandvoiceovers.co...
Peter Schiff | CEO, Euro Pacific Capital Inc.
Aug 26, 2014 |
Peter Schiff is the founder, CEO and chief global strategist of Euro Pacific Capital Inc. a broker-dealer firm. Interview Highlights "They don't really teach you how to sell in college" "I had a lot of arguments with my professors" "I grew up with my father teaching me about the Constitution and Austrian economics" His early experiences in sales: "I sold cable TV subscriptions door to door. I sold shoes" Prior to starting Euro Pacific Capital: "I wasn't going anywhere. I didn’t have a career. I didn't have a job." On starting Euro Pacific Capital: "I was a one-man operation, working out of my apartment" During the dot-com bubble: "I was having a tough time telling people not to buy internet ...
Isaac Morehouse | CEO, Praxis- Real World Education
Aug 19, 2014 |
Isaac Morehouse is an entrepreneur, thinker, and communicator dedicated to the relentless pursuit of freedom. Interview Highlights "Are there some homeschoolers that wear bow ties and churn butter and have thirteen siblings? Yes there are." "For my last two years of high school I went to community college full-time. When I finished high school, I had an associate degree. I don't have a high school diploma to this day." "Everything is negotiable, including where you live." Sponsors Liberty.me: A social media and publishing platform WB Wealth Management: An independent registered investment adviser Productivity advice: Delete, shred, destroy. I have a zero inbox policy. I get rid of things I d...
Robert P. Murphy, PhD | Economist, Author
Aug 12, 2014 |
Robert P. Murphy is an economist and author. Interview Highlights "I was sort of a weird thing." "I made sure I was going to be better than anyone else they were looking at-- because I had to be." Sponsors Liberty.me: A social media and publishing platform WB Wealth Management: An independent registered investment adviser On social media Building Twitter followers and making goofy posts on Facebook helps market services later on. https://www.facebook.com/robert.murphy.370/posts/725754617484789 https://www.facebook.com/robert.murphy.370/posts/729066670486917 Advice for the independent scholar Avoid sectarian squabbles. Rise above the fray. You can succeed without selling out. References & Lin...
Jim Rogers | Author, Street Smarts: Adventures on the Road and in the Markets
Aug 5, 2014 |
Jim Rogers is the author of Street Smarts: Adventures on the Road and in the Markets. Interview Highlights "I always thought I knew, from a distance, that business school was more or less a waste of time but then I actually taught at a business school so I'm pretty convinced it's waste of time and money" "Skepticism is something I try to teach my children" "The largest creditor nations in the world are now in Asia ... you have to have savings and investment to build an economy ... even Karl Marx knew the importance of building capital " Sponsors Liberty.me: A social media and publishing platform WB Wealth Management: An independent registered investment adviser On the economy: We're going to...
Stephan Kinsella | Patent Attorney, Writer & Scholar
Jul 29, 2014 |
Stephan Kinsella is a registered patent attorney and libertarian theorist Interview Highlights Childhood interests: "I used to take televisions apart ... and figure out what made them work" On choosing a career: "If you are generally intelligent, competent, and hard-working and have the right values it's not just one thing your suited for." On patent trolls: "this is just another example of the problem with intellectual property in general and patents specifically ... patent trolling is just an implication of having patents in the first place" On finding him: "I'm 'nskinsella' everywhere" Sponsors Liberty.me: A social media and publishing platform WB Wealth Management: An independent registe...
Michael Malice, Author | Dear Reader: The Unauthorized Autobiography of Kim Jong
Jul 22, 2014 |
Michael Malice is a New York Times Bestselling author. His latest project, Dear Reader: The Unauthorized Autobiography of Kim Jong Il, is a carefully reconstructed first-person account of the man behind the mythology. Interview Highlights "I help celebrities write their books" "I felt there was a need to tell North Korea's story because it's so misunderstood " "Part of being a good entrepreneur is seeing opportunities at others don't." "I knew fully well that the only purpose of university is credentialism" "If you're just competent and can deliver, you're going to be at the 90th percentile" Sponsors Liberty.me: A social media and publishing platform WB Wealth Management: An independent regi...
Doug Casey | Chairman, Casey Research
Jul 15, 2014 |
Doug Casey is a bestselling financial author, international investor, entrepreneur, and the founder and chairman of Casey Research. Interview Highlights "I'm certainly a hardcore unemployable" "I've had no alternative but to figure out what to do on my own" "Sales is where the big money is" "If somebody asked me for a job ... I wouldn't be impressed by a degree" "Everybody's going off to be a lawyer these days. I wouldn't do that" "I would definitely take a hard science - engineering, chemistry, math" "Don't stay in one place-- that works for a plant. But acting like a plant is not a good survival strategy" Sponsors Liberty.me: A social media and publishing platform WB Wealth Management: An ...
Ali Spagnola | Binge Responsibly LLC
Jul 8, 2014 |
Ali Spagnola is an independent pop-rock musician, artist and inventor. Interview Highlights "What am I thinking, it's drinking game. Get your life together Ali" "Innovation is recombination. If you can't have the building blocks then you can't build." "If nothing funny comes obviously I'll take silence over boring" Sponsors Liberty.me: A social media and publishing platform WB Wealth Management: An independent registered investment adviser On using Twitter: Have fun with it and do what works for you. There's no one formula. If you're stressing and trying to do it right then it won't come naturally. Advice for her younger self: Go for it. Little Ali, you can do it! Productivity tool of choice...
David Wong, MD | CEO of SnapHealth
Jun 30, 2014 |
David Wong, MD is a co-founder and CEO of SnapHealth. "The average physician spends 40% of their overhead just collecting from insurance" "If you are going to see an endocrinologist, for your diabetes wouldn't you want to know that this doctor has patients that never lose their toes?" "Somehow in the history of the creation of health insurance it became a payment system" Sponsors Liberty.me: A social media and publishing platform WB Wealth Management: An independent registered investment adviser Interview Highlights Advice for future medical students: Consider another profession. Nine out of ten physicians would not tell their children to go into medicine. Advice for dissatisfied medical pra...
Keith Smith, MD | Free Market Medicine
Jun 26, 2014 |
Dr. Keith Smith is co-founder of the Surgery Center of Oklahoma. Interview Highlights “In the first 6 months we discovered that we could provide better care for less than 1/10 of what these so-called not-for-profit hospitals were charging” “Not-for-profit in the hospital world doesn’t mean that the hospitals are not making profit. It just means they’re not paying tax.” “We felt like we were working with surgeons that we would not let operate on our own families” “Physicians that worked in the hospitals that created the most complications helped the revenue stream of the hospital the most”