Guy Spier is a Zurich-based investor and the author of, "The Education of a Value Investor". In June 2007 he made headlines by bidding US$650,100 with Mohnish Pabrai for a charity lunch with Warren Buffett. Guy talks to John on some of the key lessons he learned from that three hour lunch with Warren Buffett and how he helps founders get funded.
What Was Covered
- 04:30 - How did Guy get started?
- 07:00 - Guy worked for an investment bank that ruined his reputation. When he left, no one wanted to hire him.
- 08:10 - His father encouraged him to go into business for himself.
- 10:30 - What did Guy learn when he met Warren Buffet?
- 16:25 - Always be humble and always try to give value to others.
- 18:15 - Focus on being interested in someone vs. being interesting to them. You'll have a better conversation.
- 19:15 - It's not about how you feel, it's about how you make other people feel.
- 20:00 - What kinds of questions did Guy ask Warren Buffet?
- 26:10 - The more you understand yourself, the better of an investor you become. Guy explains further.
- 29:05 - Left brain and right brain are members of a team. Don't fight yourself. work with yourself instead.
- 31:15 - Emotions are a call to action. If we don't feel them, then we won't take the actions we need to take.
- 32:15 - How does Guy help founders get funded?
- 37:55 - Last piece of advice? Always generate more value than you take.
Generate more value than you take.
Emotions are a call to action.
Be humble and helpful to everyone you meet.
Accept help from people close to you.
J Robinett Enterprises
John Livesay Funding Strategist
Aquamarine Fund Website
Guy on Twitter
Guy's LinkedIn Group
The Education of a Value Investor by Guy Spier
TED Talk - The Power of Vulnerability
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