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David Porter appears on the podcast for the second time and catches up with Jason. David was on the podcast many years ago to talk about a metric he had creatively come up with that Jason dubbed the 'free lunch'. David considers himself a very conservative investor and didn't even get into debt until Jason recommended him to. He has been incredibly happy with the progress so far and shares some fantastic insight with Jason's audience today on the Solomon Success show. 

 

Key Takeaways:

4:52 – David purchased his first out-of-state home in 2009 with Jason's team. 

9:30 – David has an extensive shipping and fiance background and shares his story. 

16:15 – Both Jason and David are in the agreement that owning property is safer than owning stock. 

21:10 – Not taking advantage of the ability to borrow money for investment purposes is like stuffing money under a mattress. 

24:20 – David says there has been an increase in retail shipments this year than ever before. 

28:10 – Jason wonders whether China's economy will be able to over take the United State's economy.  

33:10 – The thing that makes the US unique compared to Grease or Italy is that we can print as much money as want. 

41:00 – Jason talks about a kick starter campaign for glowing trees and how cool it is to be alive. 

48:45 – David shares some tips as to what houses he looks for to invest. 

55:15 – David shares more specific numbers on his house appreciation over the years. 

 

Mentioned In This Episode:

Abundance by Peter Diamandis

Makers by Chris Anderson

Khan Academy

David Porter's first interview - http://www.jasonhartman.com/89-%E2%80%93-the-%E2%80%9Cfree-lunch%E2%80%9D-metric-what-it-tells-about-income-property-%E2%80%93-an-impromptu-discussion/

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 6:03pm EST

Rep Ploshay is an experienced business man who uses the teachings of God as his guide. He sits down with Luke to talk about how he started to incorporate his faith into his business, tithing to the church, and supporting companies that openly participate in a biblical lifestyle. 

 

Key Takeaways:

2:15 – Rep knew at an early age that he wanted to have his own business. 

6:05 – Rep and his wife attended church one day and felt inspired to work on the nursing home business full time. 

7:50 – There's always going to be good and bad times, but the bad times aren't going to be as bad when you have faith in the Lord. 

12:40 – It took Rep a little while to tithe 10% to the church, but life has been so much better since he did. 

16:45 – Rep believes corporations should remain neutral, but if they're actively and openly supporting a lifestyle that is not biblical, then he will not purchase from that company. 

17:45 – Galatians 2:20 is the verse Rep reads in his time of need and he explains how this verse helps him keep going. 

 

19:25 – Rep talks a little bit about investments. 

Direct download: SS_58.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:39am EST

In today’s Solomon Success Show, Jason Hartman invites Jerry Robinson, author of Bankruptcy in Our Nation, to the show to share his views about what bankruptcy would look like. They discuss a variety of topics and consider frankly just how bleak America’s future could look. Robinson also gives his opinion on the impact of America’s international relations, as well as posing the interesting notion that we can see the path of America’s future by looking at the past of the rest of the world.

 

 

Key Takeaways

02.20 – Jerry Robinson’s Bankruptcy of Our Nation deals with facets of the economic crisis such as what happened, why it happened and what we thought would happen.

04.39 – In a number of ways, the 2014 picture we draw now looks very similar to the state of the world in 1914.

13.31 – No-one does anything for nothing. A closer look at the incentives can provide a lot of insight.

19.34 – The psychological impact of the economy is already taking an effect. People now expect prices and values to go up, and are surprised if they don’t.

25.50 – Maybe we need to reassess our definition of evil to better match today’s global situation.

29.45 – If the relationship between the US and Saudi Arabia changes, it could change the entire balance of power in the Middle East.

31.45 – Exports are always going to be vital, and we need to consider the impact if the US becomes energy-independent.

39.27 – International threats, and especially those involving cyber-attacks, must be taken seriously. Even if you’re living in a city, know the precautions you can take.

43.39 – Find out about Jerry Robinson’s Five Levels of Financial Freedom at www.FTMDaily.com/fivelevels. 

 

 

Mentioned in this episode

Bankruptcy of our Nation by Jerry Robinson

Direct download: SS_57_Jerry_Robinson.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 4:32pm EST

It's time to introduce our new host for the Solomon Success show, Luke McClure. He will be going through both the old and new testaments as well as talking about important lessons you can learn in scripture, how to make better moral decisions using the foundation of the bible, and more. Today on the Solomon Success show he shares some incredibly valuable lessons he's learned as well as asks a very important question, “Will God approve or disapprove of my decision?” 

 

Key Takeaways:

2:15 – Ask yourself, will God approve or disapprove of this decision? 

4:15 – Where your treasure is is also where your heart is. 

7:10 – You should work with companies that are inline with your morals. 

10:00 – Make responsible decisions using the bible as your foundation. 

 

Mentioned In This Episode: 

http://www.solomonsuccess.com/

http://www.site5.com/

Direct download: SS_56_REV1.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 5:07pm EST

Richard Tiller is a motivational leader, manager, coach, as well as an author. He has been a bible teacher for the past three decades and wrote the Tough Conversations with the Heart of Jesus book. He shares some great insights on the Solomon Success show on how you can be a better leader in your work place and he also shares some great advice on having the tough conversations no one wants to have. 

 

Key Takeaways:

3:15 – The biggest reason why we avoid tough conversations is due to fear. 

9:10 – Richard shares some great phrases you can use to make tough conversations easier. 

12:30 – It's important to tell people what they've done well, but also let them know the standards that you've set for them. 

15:20 – Don't worry about winning or losing. It's a team effort. 

18:10 – The key to success in short term relationships is gratification, but that doesn't work for long term relationships. 

20:35 – Richard talks about the biblical aspects of his book in Tough Conversations with the Heart of Jesus.  

 

Mentioned In This Episode: 

http://www.richardtiller.com/

http://www.tillerleadership.com/

http://www.toughconversation.com/

Direct download: SS_55_Richard_Tiller_Tough_Conversations.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 6:13pm EST

Robert Kiyosaki is the author of the famous book Rich Dad, Poor Dad. His book has been referenced countless of times from financial experts all over the world. Robert has appeared on shows such as Bloomberg News, CNN, Oprah, and Larry King Live. He has been on Jason's show twice and today he talks about the biggest scams in our modern society. 

 

Key Takeaways:

2:15 – The real scam is when you don't know anything about money. 

8:10 – The biggest scam is when you invest in the stock market. The brokers are the ones who are always making money. 

11:52 – What's really happening in the stock market is the CEOs are buying their own stock and drying the market up to try and dube you that the market is doing well and to invest. 

18:26 – Robert talks about his investments and his debt. 

20:25 – Being successful in school doesn't make you rich. 

24:50 – The biggest scam is the lack of financial education in the school system. 

 

Mentioned In This Episode:

http://www.richdad.com/

Direct download: SS_54_Robert_Kiyosaki_8_Rich_Dad_Scams.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 11:21am EST

Michael Novak is a journalist, novelist, diplomat, and an American Catholic philosopher. He has written and edited more than 45 books since 1961. Novak has touched on issues as vast as human rights and welfare reform to sports and television. Pope John Paul II called Novak his friend and Margaret Thatcher has praised him dearly for his work. He appears on the Solomon Success show to talk a little bit about his time with President Ronald Reagan, his opinions on abortion, the democratic party, and more. 

 

Key Takeaways:

3:55 - China and Indian alone have raised half a billion people out of poverty. A good 70% of the world is no longer poor. 

9:15 – Michael talks a little bit about how he started and his work with Ronald Reagan. 

14:15 – Michael breaks down what a good speech should consist of. It should open with some humor, talk about the current pains of the people, share facts not many people might know about, and what action you're going to take to fix this. 

18:45 – Michael makes a comparison between political parties back in his time and now. He believes in today's current time politics has become much more bitter. 

 

23:00 – Michael used to associate himself as a democrat, but that changed when the democratic party started to supported abortion. 

 

Mentioned In This Episode:

http://solomonsuccess.com/

http://michaelnovak.net

Direct download: SS_53_Michael_Novak_The_Spirit_of_Democratic_Capitalism.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 4:08pm EST

Key Takeaways:

2:40 – Jesus was always asking questions. It's important to always ask questions. 

7:15 – If you're governed by things, there's never enough. 

10:00 – What is the Christian way of investing? Hawkins explains a little bit more about this. 

13:10 – You have to start early to investing and to just get started. That's the important thing, just start. 

16:30 – If you want to see where someone's heart is, see where they're putting their money. 

18:10 – When Hawkins received his paycheck, he's always make sure a 10th of it went to the Lord. 

19:30 – God looks at how you get your money, how you guard it, and how we give it. 

22:25 – Book proceeds and donations goes to Hawkins's ministry that helps retired pastors and widows who are living near poverty level. 

 

Mentioned In This Episode:

http://www.solomonsuccess.com

The Jesus Code by O. S. Hawkins

http://www.guidestone.org

 

http://oshawkins.com/

Direct download: SS_52_OS_Hawkins_The_Jesus_Code.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 3:45pm EST

Dr. Calvin Mercer appears on the Soloman Success show to explain a little bit about what transhumanism is and what exactly defines a 'human'. He talks about some of the future problems transhumanists might face when the technology allows you to modify your body in extreme terms and have it help you extend your life. He currently resides in North Caroline and has been teaching at the East Carolina University since 1985. 

 

Key Takeaways: 

7:25 – Fundamentalists are often anti-science and Dr. Calvin believes that it's going to get very complicated in the near future when more powerful technology is available and more people question what being human is. 

12:00 – The transhumanism community used to talk a lot about immortally. They understand that this subject can create problems for extremely religious groups because it gives them the image that they're trying to play God. 

13:40 – Many people are fine with enhancing yourself, but are not okay with enhancing your genetics that can affect future generations. 

16:20 – Dr. Calvin finds that women are less likely to be open to different therapies and technologies that would make them live for over 100 years.

18:00 – A lot of the transhumanism communities consistent of computer engineers and other people in the technology field. 

 

 

 

Mentioned In This Episode:

http://www.jasonhartman.com/cw-290-%E2%80%9C100-how-the-coming-age-of-longevity-will-change-everything%E2%80%9D-with-sonia-arrison/

 

http://www.ecu.edu/religionprogram/mercer/


Jeff DeGraff joins the show today with Jason Hartman. DeGraff is a professor for the University of Michigan's Ross Business school and has worked extensively in teaching innovation. Today, he joins the show to talk a little bit about his new book called, “Making Stone Soup: How to Jumpstart Innovation Teams” and how it can help you succeed in your business venture. 

 

Key Takeaways: 

  • 1:35 – Companies are struggling with innovation on a team level and his new book, Making Stone Soup, talks about some of these challenges and how they can over come it. 
  • 4:25 – When you look at the history of innovation, most of these come from conflicting ideas or completely new hybrid ideas to try and make something better. 
  • 7:15 – Forget the 80/20 rule. Innovation uses the 20/80 rule. 
  • 11:25 – When you look at the patent timeline, it is more incremental than ever before. Jason asks, “Is it because everything has already been invented?” 
  • 15:00 – Remember, you're catering to a completely new generation. Millennials experience the world in a completely different way now. 
  • 20:00 –  DeGraff breaks down the four important elements that make innovation happen. 
  • 23:00 – Tip: Focus on something that works. Do not focus on trying to fix something that's broken. 
  • 27:00 – You can not start something new unless you give up something you're currently doing. We simply can't do it all at once. 
  • 28:15 – As you are trying to build or invent something for the first time, remember that you need multiple versions of it before you can truly succeed. 
Direct download: SS_50-Jeff_DeGraff.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 4:30pm EST