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January 18, 2021 74 min

My next guest is a local entrepreneurial enigma...no one is quite sure what he does and he kinda likes it that way. 


I’ve been friends with Walt Lawrence for 20 years and have always been amazed and slightly mystified by his approach to business.  He graduated from the University of Texas in 92 with an English Literature Degree.  He spent seven years dedicated to the Retail Commercial Real Estate business, culminating in becoming President of Woodmont's Brokerage Division by age 27...he cold-called The Mills Corporation in the mid-90s and convinced them to come to Texas, which resulted in exclusively representing them for both Grapevine Mills here and Katy Mills Mall in Houston, as well as representing Bass Pro Shops adjacent to each location.


He’s had over $1B in real estate transactions to date.


Resigned from Woodmont in December of 1999 to pursue his self described "A-D-D" Business Plan of numerous other ventures, which has resulted in ~20 Different entrepreneurial endeavors over the past 21 tears in a wide range of industries.


Walt’s most recent venture, Clear Sky Partners, is a small business accelerator that forms close partnerships with uniquely differentiated organizations and atypically talented people striving to solve big business problems so they can more rapidly and efficiently expand into their target markets with proper execution.


Walt has been married to Stephanie for 24yrs and has 3 kids...the oldest just turned 21…


I honestly haven’t been this excited about a podcast interview in a while!


Useful Links and Book Mentions:
Medium
Antifragile Wikipedia
Antifragile by Nassim Nicholas Taleb

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