Invest Like a Boss

Invest Like a Boss

Entrepreneurs Sam Marks, Johnny FD & Derek Spartz each took different paths to success and now focus on learning how to invest invest like a boss in order to put their hard earned money to work.

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September 29, 2022 52 min

Derek goes on site to the Los Angeles headquarters of Azure 3D Printed Homes to see how their approach to affordable housing with 3D printing differs from Boxabl’s assembly line approach (ILAB Episode 245). Derek sits down with co-founder Gene Eidelman to talk how he went from growing up in Ukraine to running a startup to solve the housing shortage. Then Derek and Johnny discuss if they’d invest in this, and how they’d utilize the...

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Sam and Derek do a one on one episode to discuss how your spending habits change at various high wealth levels. The guys break down real cash flow, income growth and spending habits for income brackets from $10-30 Million, $30-100 Million, $100M-1 Billion & $1 Billion + net worth. Sam belongs to one of these brackets already and is able to share his personal experiences on this while for Derek this is more of an aspirationa...

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Derek travels to the Las Vegas headquarters of gaming company Winner Winner to speak with co-founder Cody Flaherty. They discuss how Winner Winner is allowing users to play real machine gaming from anywhere in the world via their mobile phones. Plus, Winner Winner has since expanded to online gaming, live trivia events and more. Sam Marks is an active early investor in Winner Winner and has worked extensively with one of their foun...

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Derek travels to Las Vegas to visit the Boxabl Factory, where they are taking advantage of the tiny home/ADU trend happening in housing right now. He sits down with Father & Son founder team Paulo & Galiano Tiramani to discuss Elon Musk buying one of the first casitas, scaling up to multiple factories to fulfill demand, investment opportunities & more. Then Johnny & Derek talk about their experiences with the concep...

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September 1, 2022 70 min

Fan favorite Meb Faber returns to the show after a 6 year absence to tell us about the current state of inflation. Johnny & Sam also talk about how inflation has effected them living in Europe compared to what Meb is seeing in the United States.

Mr. Faber is a co-founder and the Chief Investment Officer of Cambria Investment Management. Faber is the manager of Cambria’s ETFs and separate accounts. Mr. Faber is the host of The M...

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An ILAB Callback episode to our original interview with Meb Faber from ILAB 15. Johnny and Derek create an all-new intro and outro to Sam’s interview to give an updated version of a timeless interview that is very much still relevant to today. We wanted to re-air this interview in preparation for Meb’s return on next week’s episode where he will talk about inflation.

Mr. Faber is a co-founder and the Chief Investment Officer of Ca...

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Sam interviews author and psychotherapist Jonathan Rios on his book Primal Virtues of the Modern Man. They talk about issues with today’s men and what they can do to get back to their ‘primal’ nature and balance their lives better. Sam and Derek catch up on the show and talk about how this applies to their lives currently and what they are doing themselves to get back to their own primal virtues.

Jonathan Rios is an athlete turned ...

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Johnny brings the Financial Samurai back to the show, who last appeared in 2016 on ILAB 24. The Financial Samurai created a popular financial blog and was until recently only known as an image online… but he has finally revealed his identity as Sam Dogen. Dogen has a new book out titled Buy This, Not That. Johnny and Dogen discuss the book, his path to financial freedom, why he stays living in San Francisco and more. Derek jumps i...

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Harvest Returns CEO Chris Rawley joins the show to talk about the different type of agricultural (AG) investments they offer. Harvest Returns has some unique investments including tech plays, indoor farming, cattle, aquaculture and more. Johnny and Derek discuss their thoughts on the food industry as a whole and whether they’d invest in these. The guys also do a quick followup on their car situations since they last spoke about the...

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Sam and Johnny go over their wild quarter of life experiences in Q2 of 2022. Both are recording from their actual homes together for the first time, Sam in Barcelona and Johnny in Kyiv. The guys take philosophy of life, updates on the Ukraine war, plus a happy charity update from the school in Bucharest that we donated to earlier this year! Full financial breakdowns for the quarter are available to Patreon members only. Sign up for...

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July 21, 2022 74 min

We polled ILAB listeners for your questions and said Ask Us Anything! We received so many questions that we decided to split it into two episodes, one for Johnny and one for Sam. Last week (ILAB 237) was Johnny and now it’s Sam’s turn. Sam will answer questions on investing as well as lifestyle in this open forum style episode.

Listen to ILAB 238 on iTunes here or subscribe on your favorite podcast app.

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  • Johnny FD – Mo...
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    July 14, 2022 66 min

    We polled ILAB listeners for your questions and said Ask Us Anything! We received so many questions that we decided to split it into two episodes, one for Johnny and one for Sam. First up is Johnny, where he answers questions on investing as well as lifestyle in this open forum style episode.

    Listen to ILAB 237 on iTunes here or subscribe on your favorite podcast app.

    Where we are:

  • Johnny FD – Montenegro / IG @johnnyfdj
  • Sam Mar...
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    July 7, 2022 57 min

    Johnny and Derek do a one-on-one episode about a subject they are both passionate about – cars! We try not to bring them up too much in the show, but both guys are certified car nuts, so this is a fun episode that hopefully you’ll get something out of as well. Your car is an expense that often gets overlooked as many deem it a necessary cost to live life. Nonetheless, the guys talk how to find a deal in this crazy car market, new c...

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    Johnny interviews Composer CEO & Co-Founder Ben Rollert on this episode to talk quantitative strategies. If you aren’t familiar with quants, they’ve been used by hedge funds for decades to determine trades and were only available to those with advanced mathematics degrees until now. Composer has created an easy to use tool featuring hundreds of pre-determined strategies aka “symphonies” like following your favorite billionaire ...

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    Sam and Derek provide updates on their drastically down metaverse portfolios. They go over each individual holding and their respective current losses in this bear market. They also indicate why they are still excited about this space and which companies they are continuing to invest in. Individual stock holdings mentioned in the episode: $AI, $AMD, $ATVI, $BILI, $AVID, $EA, $KWEB, $MTTR, $COIN, $NHNCF, $RBLX, $SONY, $U

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    Johnny and Derek do a 1 on 1 episode discussing their investment plan

    for the ongoing bear market. What’s changed in their philosophy, now that everything is not just blindly going up, dealing with inflation and what they’re buying/avoiding in today’s market.

    Listen to ILAB 233 on iTunes here or subscribe on your favorite podcast app.

     

    Where we are:

  • Johnny FD – Balkins / IG @johnnyfdj
  • Sam Marks – Barcelona / IG @imsammarks
  • D...
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    We pull Sam's recent interview from Justin Donald's "Lifestyle Investor Podcast" for our bosses to hear in case they missed it. Sam and Derek provide intro/outro duties to help set up the interview and elaborate further on Sam's journey to a $100M exit with his company at the end of the show. 

    Entrepreneur Magazine calls Justin Donald “The Warren Buffett of Lifestyle Investing.”

    Imagine being able to earn passiv...

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    Derek interviews European Watch Company representative Joshua Ganjei about the explosion of interest in trading and investing in luxury watches. Joshua breaks down watch culture, what the market looks like, what brands/models are hot and which watches are the most sought after today. Then Derek and Johnny share their experiences with high end watches and how they're looking to get in on this opportunity. 

    Established in 1993, E...

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    Johnny and Derek discuss in long form what's happening on the ground in Ukraine. Johnny crosses back over the border and breaks down what everyday life looks like now since the war with Russia has begun. They discuss the different regions of Ukraine, where Russia has attacked, what's still open, how people are maintaining "normal" lives during wartime & more. Johnny also gives an update on the state of his prope...

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    A follow-up to ILAB Episode 228, Sam shares his personal experiences at Bordeaux's famed "En Primeurs" week. He went along with Julien Angevin, who is the curator for Volume Wine Vault. They tell us about the experience tasting, investing and the attitudes that these vineyards carry toward pure wine investors. 

    Listen to ILAB 229 on iTunes here or subscribe on your favorite podcast app.

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  • Johnny FD – Ukrain...
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