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Tren Griffin is a Senior Director at Microsoft, doing strategy, competitive analysis and business development, with a focus on software platforms and business models. He creates and helps execute "go to market" plans, working closely with the engineering and marketing teams. Before that, he was a partner at Eagle River, a private equity firm controlled by Craig McCaw with investments in software, communications and other technology industries including Nextel, Nextel Partners and many start-up firms. During some of this time served as an officer of portfolio companies XO Communications (VP Strategy) and Teledesic (VP Business Development).

Tren recently released his new book, Charlie Munger: The Complete Investor. The book presents the essential steps of Munger's investing strategy, condensed from interviews, speeches, writings, and shareholder letters, and paired with commentary from fund managers, value investors, and business-case historians. Derived from Ben Graham’s value-investing system, Munger’s approach is straightforward enough that even novices can apply it to their portfolios. Not simply about stock picking, it's about cultivating mental models for your whole life, but especially for your investments.

Key Takeaways:

[3:57] What you're looking for as a value investor

[8:42] How FOMO is hurting investors and how value investing avoids it

[13:35] If the corruption on Wall Street is impacting the Munger's and Buffett's of the world

[19:09] If the level of intelligence and activity on Wall Street makes it impossible for the average investor to have an edge

[24:03] Why the Warren Buffett's of the world don't care what the market is doing right now and in the near future

Websites Mentioned:

www.25iq.com
www.twitter.com/trengriffin

Direct download: SS_85_Tren_Griffin.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:58pm EST

Patrick Wood is a leading and critical expert on Sustainable Development, Green Economy, Agenda 21, 2030 Agenda and historic Technocracy.

He is the author of Technocracy Rising: The Trojan Horse of Global Transformation (2015) and co-author of Trilaterals Over Washington, Volumes I and II (1978-1980) with the late Antony C. Sutton.

Wood remains a leading expert on the elitist Trilateral Commission, their policies and achievements in creating their self-proclaimed “New International Economic Order” which is the essence of Sustainable Development on a global scale.

Key Takeaways:

[5:36] Where Orwell and Huxley fit into technocracy

[10:41] Why sustainability, while it sounds good, is a dangerous road

[15:53] What's solving our problems (hint: it's not government, charities or communism) and externalities

[19:33] What current threats we're facing

[24:41] The quest for immortality

Websites Mentioned:

www.technocracy.news

Direct download: SS_84_Patrick_Wood.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:00am EST

Tyron Barrington is author of "The Lord is My Agent...And, He ONLY Takes 10%" and is a former top model agent who has worked with some of the world’s leading stars in fashion and entertainment, including MATTHEW FOX of ABC TV series “LOST”, TYSON BECKFORD, KIMORA LEE SIMMONS, CARRIE OTIS, NICOLE MURPHY, ASHLEY GREENE, LAUREN CONRAD, DJ TONY (Ellen De Generes show), and has been featured on news programs such as ABC “NIGHTLINE”.

He has negotiated multiple contracts for clients such as DOLCE & GABBANA, CALVIN KLEIN, VERSACE, GUCCI, YSL, CHANEL, PRADA, DONNA KARAN, RALPH LAUREN, etc, and has booked countless magazines including VOGUE, ELLE,  HARPER’S BAZAAR, V, W, etc.

In 2003, he started his own Casting & Production company appropriately named, BARRINGTON Group, for Fortune 500 companies such as AVON, L’OREAL FERIA, LEVI’S, TARGET, CARTER’S, OSH KOSH B’GOSH, etc, and working with clients such as JENNIFER LOPEZ, LAUREN CONRAD (“The Hills” MTV), ASHLEY GREENE (“TWILIGHT”), etc.

Key Takeaways:

[5:58] The significance of his faith in his job change

[10:27] If his faith has led to any detriments in the fashion industry

[16:02] How faith can impact what models in the industry are willing to do

Website Mentioned:
www.tyronbarrington.com
www.barringtonmgt.com

Direct download: SS_83_Tyron_Barrington.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:40am EST

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