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Business News and Other Sh!t

Business News and Other Sh!t

By Amer Abdullah
Business News and Other Sh!t' is a comedy show about investing. #ComedicInvesting

During each episode, Amer Abdullah discusses the biggest news stories with the last person you'd expect, a stand up comedian.

Of course, hilarity ensues. What might surprise you is how much you’ll learn about making money! Our goal is to entertain and enlighten you with quick easy tips on how to take advantage of investing.

After listening to even one episode you'll understand why this show has been called the perfect listen for busy fifth graders with ADD.

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#97: Influencing Like a *Birkin Bag* w/ IG Influencer Helen Berkun
Besides having the same name, what do an Hermes Birkin bag and Helen Berkun have in common? They both have game in the world of influence. Helen's originally from Ukraine - so we discussed why the US is often messing with Ukrainian politics.  We also touched her expertise in Editorial Fashion and using her experience to begin her influencing career. I went deep into the psychology of influencers, why Helen does it and how she uses her platform to influence people. At the end of the day, influencing IS a business...but how does Helen use her elevated way of life as a positive platform? Listen down below! SHOW HIGHLIGHTS: 1:21: Helen’s Cultural Background+ why is Ukraine always involved in US politics? 4:28: Helen Using Her Expertise in Fashion to Start a Business 9:29: Helen Starting her career 16:00: Helen getting into influencing 21:57: how does Helen use her platform to positively influence her follower’s life 32:40: Helen’s Background in Editorial Work 36:40: Turning Influencing into A Business 42:00: Hustler Mentality 47:05: Making it on Instagram 49:57: Where you can follow Helen!
51:49
August 19, 2020
#96: *Doogie Howser* of Startups Sells Company, Tells Us Wassup w/Brian Wong
Check this dude out: starts high school at 12. Starts college at 14. Sells his startup at 28. Brian "diapers ain't sh!t" Wong gettin that bag! This brother started a marketing company called Kiip - basically, he figured out how to make cool ads for gamers, you know - like ads that make sense to see while gaming - for example, achieve a new level or high score, and a rewards program will kick on that allows advertisers to make offers to the gamer. Ya, dude cashed out fo' sho, fo' sho.  He wouldn't reveal how much chedda he nibblin' on, BUT he did open up about a serious life situation: Brian was indicted for a serious felony (lol I totally missed this in my pre-production homework, leave me alone, pandemic anxiety was high that day). Brian talked about how this messed him up, while at the same time it made it crystal clear who his real friends & fam are. Dayyum. Listen in to get some of that.  Dude also had a lot to say about what the pandemic means for the startup world: BOTTOM LINE - get creative people. We keep sayin' it every episode: the next year or 2 is all about innovation and adaptability. There's a new normal - EMBRACE IT. KISS IT. LOVE IT. SHOW HIGHLIGHTS: 3:36 Amer thinks Brian is the Doogie Howser of startups 08:04 Brian's life challenges growing up super fast - no time to be a human being 11:40 Amer working at Board of Trade on 9/11 story, impact on his faith 14:30 Brian's spiritual practice and using it to get through hugely difficult life moments 20:15 Brian describing his traumatic felony experience and how he got through it 30:40 "Time-delay" that tech industry gets amidst recessions and crises 46:00 Brian describing ad-industry metrics and how his company created "Cost Per Engagement" idea 54:15 Amer re-thinking entire restaurant business model given Covid 1:00:58 Brian thinks large number of people may get displaced from their homes w/Covid; be prepared for next 18 months before any kind of normalcy
01:15:18
May 14, 2020
#95: Recession is HERE! How to *Be Ready* w/Recession Expert Jon Slain
#95: Recession is HERE! How to *Be Ready* with Recession Expert Jon Slain SHOW HIGHLIGHTS: 1:00 "Deep Work" by Cal Newport - how Jon unplugs to actually "think"  07:15 Cedars providing donated meals to healthcare workers around Chicago 15:20 What Jon learned speaking to people from 2008 crisis that made out big 26:00 Why very few people on unemployment won't be going back to work anytime soon 43:00 VR headsets; VR conferences; VR personal training - lots is here to stay 49:50 Why Jon thinks we will NOT go back to normal as fast as China has 58:00 Jon's 20 question survey to check how well you're positioned for the next recession Jon Slain - connect on social: https://www.facebook.com/RockTheRecession/ https://www.linkedin.com/company/rock-the-recession/ https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCkAKdWaeESrylXXpQCD6DPQ https://twitter.com/RockRecession https://www.instagram.com/rocktherecession/
01:08:11
April 21, 2020
#94 COVID-19 Winners: Creative INNOVATORS w/ Dr. Karen Bartuch and Comedian Vik Pandya
Former CPD undercover prostitute. Humor-in-the-business-world researcher. Depaul Prof teaching creativity, innovation & design thinking. Yes, such a person exists in this world. Say wassup to Dr. Karen Bartuch. Me & funny-a$$ comedian Vik Pandya had a blast getting to know Dr. B. I think she nailed it on this episode: the most important biz skill for the next few years is NOT gonna be team skills or organizational skills. Nah. Dr. B thinks it's going to be creativity & innovation skills. COVID-19 is shakin up the global economy for real. Those that are most creative in adapting and innovating will take the cake. But we couldn't ignore the fact that years before, Dr. B rose through the ranks in the Chicago Police Department, ultimately working directly with the CPD superintendent as policy advisor. On her journey upwards, she saw A TON. Don't judge me for lingering on her stories as an undercover prostitute. Just tune in and listen to her amazing stories yourself! Now she's killin it as a professor, strategist, marketer, podcaster and all-out leader. Follow her/learn more at @iamdavidajane and https://www.iamdavidajane.com/episodes-1. Make sure to also check out my main dude Vik Pandya (@vpcomedy and http://www.teamuscomedy.com/vik). This brother is killin it in the stand up scene - last year, his comedy album 'Friends With 401(k) Benefits' debuted #1 on iTunes & Top 10 on the Billboard Charts! Sit back and relax while you Listen, Learn, Laugh Peace Amer 1:00 Adapt or die: finding new ways to be funny when stand-up is not an option    09:30 Humor research and why we need comedy now, more than ever    16:15 How to bring humor into the workplace    19:30 Operation Angel: Karen’s time as an undercover “prostitute” for the Chicago PD    40:30 Benefits of humor in the workplace    52:30 Humor as a coping mechanism    1:00:00 How humor leads to critical innovation in business  Connect with Amer and BNOS: Visit the BNOS Website: http://amerabdullah.com/ Like BNOS on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/businessnewsandothershit Follow BNOS on Twitter: https://twitter.com/theamerabdullah Follow BNOS on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/theamerabdullah Subscribe on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCUV4hDV5i4o0wHHydh6RcCA?view_as=subscriber
01:23:10
April 7, 2020
#93 “Agreements, Disagreements, and Shared Wisdom” w/Howard Weitzman - Chicago Real Estate Investor
What happens when a right-wing Jewish Trump supporter and a left-leaning Palestinian Bernie fan get into the same restaurant back stockroom? Fireworks, baby! Episode 93 of Business News and Other Sh!t. What's up, y'all? We had Howard Weitzman. This dude is a big-time real estate dude here in Chicago. Yeah, we talked a lot of good businesses. By the end of it, this dude walked us through one of his largest and wildest deals. He did a 320-unit building. It was an old freezer building that he converted into lofts, and he had to go through a whole lot of hoops, especially with the government, to make that happen. But before we got to that, this dude was talking some crazy-ass shit. What was he saying? I brought up the whole Tree of Life Pittsburgh synagogue shooting. I was like, "Yo, how can you support Trump, dude?" And he was blaming the synagogue and saying they should have had security. I'm like, "Dude, you're crazy, man." We didn't disagree on everything though. A lot of Palestine/Israel stuff we disagree on, of course, but we did agree on work ethic and how his dad raised him and how my dad raised me. We did agree on how politics is full of a bunch of bullsh!t. And we did agree on real estate and how to make smart moves. Ready for some fireworks? You're gonna enjoy this one. Then sit back, relax, and enjoy the episode y'all. Peace! 2:17 Bernie Sanders and President Trump 14:34 Leadership of the country affects behavior of public 22:51 Howard’s biggest deal & the work ethic he was raised with 30:22 Amer & Howard’s background 52:22 How being a Mason has helped Howard in real estate 58:22 Real estate lesson 1:00:20 Howard’s favorite real estate deal Connect with Amer and BNOS:  Visit the BNOS Website: http://amerabdullah.com/  Like BNOS on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/businessnewsandothershit  Follow BNOS on Twitter: https://twitter.com/theamerabdullah  Follow BNOS on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/theamerabdullah  Subscribe on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCUV4hDV5i4o0wHHydh6RcCA?view_as=subscriber
01:11:40
March 17, 2020
#92 CURING Major Depression + Anxiety Issues with ONE Ketamine Session w/ Bal Nandra, Owner of Chicago IV Solution
What up what up? Episode 92, listeners. How y’all doin’? BNOS, Business News, Other Shit. We are in the back stock room of Cedar’s. Rockin’ Out. Guy’s we have Dr. Bal Nandra (https://www.ketamineChicago.com) on the episode today. We also had Lancey Joe (https://www.instagram.com/lanceyjoe/), Comedian. Check him out at Chicago Joe’s, Thursdays and Fridays, 8 PM.  This Dr. Bal is a serial entrepreneur. He’s also an anesthesiologist. So this guy is always runnin’ some kind of business. Right now, he’s a ketamine pro, running a ketamine shop out of River North. Supposedly--this is what he said, it’s hard to believe, but I think it’s true--with just one ketamine session, a person can be lifted out of their depression / anxiety. And this is for people who have really debilitating depression and anxiety. So it’s powerful stuff. Dr. Bal talked about his first entrepreneurial adventure, which was owning a company called “Haute Auto” in River North, where they would deck out Pimp-My-Ride kinda stuff. IT FAILED miserably. And he talks about that and what he learned and how much he lost. He talked about MJ (Michael Jordan) comin’ in there and becoming friends with him and never buying anything. Bal talked about nurturing relationships and how important that is. He’s saying even twenty or thirty years later, some of these relationships are coming back FULL CIRCLE. He also talked about other controlled substances like psilocybin a.k.a. Magic Mushrooms, that are being investigated as possible ways to help people heal from depression and other mental issues. You’re about to learn a lot about psychedelics from a pro. Sit back, relax, and enjoy the episode. Peace! 4:22 Does veganism give you psychic abilities? 11:24 The Ketamine breakthrough 20:34 Why relationships are everything in business 27:33 Bal’s biggest business flop: Haute Auto 39:43 Don’t meet your heroes 49:23 Your greatest success is still ahead of you 58:12 How Ketamine works Connect with Amer and BNOS: Visit the BNOS Website: http://amerabdullah.com/ Like BNOS on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/businessnewsandothershit Follow BNOS on Twitter: https://twitter.com/theamerabdullah Follow BNOS on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/theamerabdullah Subscribe on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCUV4hDV5i4o0wHHydh6RcCA?view_as=subscriber
01:26:35
March 10, 2020
#91 Know Your Value, Trust Your Worth w/ James Sheehan, Real Estate Mogul
Wazzup, wazzup listeners, episode 91, BNOS. We march towards 100 episodes. We had a top real-estate salesman, name’s James Sheehan (https://www.linkedin.com/in/jsheehanrealestate/). Good old Irish boy. This dude’s done 80 million dollars since he started in real estate, which was only seven years ago. So the dude is hittin’ it. Former grain trader, economics pro, so kind of a different real estate sales guy, he knows his sh!t. This dude’s advice to us is: "if you’re gonna buy, wait until right before the election." Because he thinks real estate markets are gonna take a little bit of a dip around that time. Everyone gettin’ afraid and skittish ahead of time. So he goes into detail around that, listen in to make sure you understand why he’s making that prediction. This dude’s also a Certified Negotiation Expert, C-N-E. That’s right, if you get into a hostage situation, call James Sheehan, your Irish negotiation expert. This dude is a pro, he gave us a whole bunch of tips when it comes to negotiating whether it's in a real estate deal, or any other kind of deal. So sit back, relax, enjoy the episode, and learn about real estate with James. Peace! 1:20 Network for its own sake 5:33 Why to buy right before the election 13:22 Talk to people who’ve been there, done that 17:03 The fightin’ Irish - get schooled on race and real estate 19:25 Property flipping 101 32:32 How a day job can actually help you succeed at your side hustle 40:48 Crash course in Real Estate negotiations 47:55 Chicago Real Estate predictions Connect with Amer and BNOS: Visit the BNOS Website: http://amerabdullah.com/ Like BNOS on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/businessnewsandothershit Follow BNOS on Twitter: https://twitter.com/theamerabdullah Follow BNOS on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/theamerabdullah Subscribe on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCUV4hDV5i4o0wHHydh6RcCA?view_as=subscriber
01:08:41
March 3, 2020
#90 Smiling Through The Most Difficult Times Of Your Life w/Diarmuid Horan - Nutritional, Exercise, and Lifestyle Coach
We had Diarmuid Horan (https://www.lifelonglifestyles.com/) on today. This dude is an Irish gangster. Not literally, but he is a professional hurler. It’s a sport in Ireland that’s a cross between field hockey and lacrosse. He’s a diet and lifestyle professional. So the guy knows his stuff. One of the calmest -- no, THE calmest guy we’ve ever had on. And also has amazing eye contact. And he still owns a coffee roaster called Sputnik Coffee. So he goes into the entrepreneurial story of how they literally went to Ohio, bought a coffee roaster, brought it over, and so on. But then he was starting to burn out, so he went back to the diet and lifestyle world, and his whole thing now is mentoring other people and coaching them on not burning out. Being able to manage stress and take on more and more pressure in life and thrive at it. Imagine the most difficult time in your life, but you’re still smiling. This dude’s a coach at that. It’s amazing. So sit back, relax, and enjoy Diarmuid. Peace! 4:00 Making mindfulness meditation part of your routine 13:09 Sports as emotional outlet 23:32 Hurling into entrepreneurship 27:00 Sputnik Coffee: a roaster with just one blend 32:30 The story of Sputnik 46:45 The transition back to health and wellness 58:48 Better to have a coach than a guru 1:08:15 The lifestyle big 4: diet, exercise, stress management, and sleep Connect with Amer and BNOS: Visit the BNOS Website: http://amerabdullah.com/ Like BNOS on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/businessnewsandothershit Follow BNOS on Twitter: https://twitter.com/theamerabdullah Follow BNOS on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/theamerabdullah Subscribe on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCUV4hDV5i4o0wHHydh6RcCA?view_as=subscriber
01:29:47
February 18, 2020
#89 Follow Your Excitement, NOT Your Passion w/Quinton James co-founder of True Mentors
What’s up y’all? Episode number eighty-nine. We doin’ it baby: Business News, Other Shit. Thank you all for listening in. We had a couple guys on today besides our bad boy John Dolder, we had Quinton James, and Dan Baker, comedian and fellow improv teammate. Quinton James (https://www.truementors.com/), this dude grew up in the wild, wild hundreds. And if you’re not from Chicago, let me tell you about the wild, wild hundreds. They are pretty wild. So this dude is kind of a wonderful story of coming up from a difficult background from where he grew up and now runs his own organization called True Mentors. This dude believes and explains how your network is your net worth. For real. He sets up mentors with mentees. Quinton James dropped some serious bombs on us. He distinguished between stress vs. pressure. It was super interesting and how stress is really driven by a negative mindset, while pressure’s actually a good thing, and you can use a positive mindset to really benefit from pressure. That was cool, make sure you tune in and listen to that. And don’t forget, we tape from the stockroom of Cedars (http://www.eatcedars.com/), the restaurant I own. Come check us out y’all! Valentine’s Day’s coming up. Thursday, Friday we’re gonna have our new menu. You gotta check us out on Valentine’s Day. And then the all star weekend for hoops, we have the all star game in Chicago coming up next week. We’re gonna do a Kobe day here on Saturday and Sunday, Kobe Bryant and Gigi Bryant, may God rest their souls. Free dessert for your table. Roll through, wear your Kobe jersey or Kobe gear, and you get free dessert for your table. Sit back, relax, tune in and enjoy the episode. Peace! 3:50 Growing up entrepreneurial in Chicago 9:00 Quinton’s journey 19:57 Digital advertising comes of age (content is still king) 24:20 True Mentors 25:53 Mentorship Vs. Coaching 35:20 Stress vs. pressure & the true nature of leadership 37:58 Visionary vs leader vs quack 40:35 High risk = high reward 42:30 Servitude is leadership 43:50 The True Mentors model: buy-in from both sides 53:00 Risk tolerance goes down as your responsibility goes up 1:04:06 Passion vs. Excitement 1:13:15 Quinton’s Secret to Work/Life Balance Connect with Amer and BNOS: Visit the BNOS Website: http://amerabdullah.com/ Like BNOS on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/businessnewsandothershit Follow BNOS on Twitter: https://twitter.com/theamerabdullah Follow BNOS on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/theamerabdullah Subscribe on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCUV4hDV5i4o0wHHydh6RcCA?view_as=subscriber
01:19:51
February 13, 2020
#88: 1 Woman. 1 Computer. 1 Real Estate HUSTLER!!! Meet Danielle Pierce.
We had Danielle Pierce on this episode. She is a real estate wealth strategist. Check her out: http://daniellepierce.com/. We taped again from my new restaurant, Cedar's. Come on by -- we’ve got some cool stuff, like Middle Eastern fried chicken and Middle Eastern fish and chips. You're going to love it. Say "What's up!" if you see me as well! Danielle Pierce -- she's cool. You don't need to be a real estate broker to make money in real estate. There are other ways, and she broke down for us how to make money by becoming a repair and maintenance person for foreclosed properties. She basically works from her computer, anywhere she wants to, by hiring contractors to go fix houses for banks that have foreclosed on houses. She also talked about making money through tax liens, and how she basically will buy properties on the cheap for $1,000 or $2,000, and then later on, sell them for double or triple, if not even more.  The hardest part about all of this? Dealing with contractors. She's figured out some tricks and secrets after doing this for almost 10 years.  She was super cool and super smart. She's based out of Texas now, but she is a coach for wealth strategy when it comes to real estate. She's going to walk you step-by-step through an eight-week course she runs so you can make money by managing contractors for repair maintenance on foreclosed houses. And she can coach you on being a tax lien investor, where you can simply use $1,000-$3,000 to buy a property that has been delinquent on its taxes and the government now owns. And man, she has some crazy stories about contractors and tax liens!  You're going to learn a ton about how she does this and how you can do it too!  So sit back, relax, and enjoy the episode. Peace. 1:15 Amer’s background in investment banking 2:15 Danielle’s background in accounting & move to entrepreneurship 8:15 What it means to be a real estate wealth strategist (without selling anything) 9:20 Repairs & maintenance on foreclosed properties 10:58 Best coaching success story 13:39 Time investment to repair properties 15:42 Setting up LLC 17:11 Getting insurance for their business & applying to get work 19:19 Leaving corporate world because too high-strung & worried about rules 22:14 Comfort of staying in an 8-5 job for 20 years 24:07 Cost on insurance for their business 24:45 Connecting people to companies to get jobs & how to fill out applications 25:27 90-day average to get first job 26:11 What first contracts are like (story about frozen house) 29:10 Deciding how much to charge 33:09 How the couple made $248,000 in a year 34:31 Typical profit margin 35:34 Contractors are one of the hardest parts 38:27 Cauliflower couscous tangent 40:53 Using Indeed to find new contractors 42:16 How to learn more about Danielle and her services 44:24 Tax lien investing 49:30 Best tax lien from someone Danielle coached 52:00 Wrap up/summary starts - Danielle’s 8-week coaching program overview and cost Connect with Amer and BNOS: Visit the BNOS Website: http://amerabdullah.com/ Follow BNOS on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/theamerabdullah Subscribe on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCUV4hDV5i4o0wHHydh6RcCA?view_as=subscriber Follow BNOS on Twitter: https://twitter.com/theamerabdullah
01:06:20
January 28, 2020
#87 Space to Develop w/Billy McMillan - Ex-NASA Employee and ICF Certified Coach
What’s up Episode 87, Business News and Other Sh!t, how y’all doing? We taped from Cedar’s again, the restaurant that I own.  We have launched a new menu by the way with a kickass chef, delicious food, awesome reviews, please roll through, if you see me please grab me, say what’s up. Today we have a really cool dude named Billy McMillan. This dude worked at NASA for 10 long years. We also had Chris Brodhead, our producer on the podcast who we haven’t had on in a while, him and Billy were friends when they worked at NASA together.  Man what an interesting dude. During his time at NASA Billy helped create innovative leadership development programs for the agency and after several years of that he moved over to Accenture where he continues to create leadership programs and coach. We got into some really cool detailed questions about NASA as well:  Are they a waste, are they dumb, are they cool, what kind of curiosity NASA satisfies and is NASA worth it?  Sit back, relax and enjoy the episode. Peace. Billy McMillan (https://twitter.com/_BillyMcMillan) is an ICF certified coach who developed his coaching skills during his 10 years working at NASA and now continues to impact the way the world works and lives at Accenture. He lives in Titusville, Florida with his wife and 2 children. (https://www.linkedin.com/in/billy-mcmillan-203b471a/) 3:00 Cedar’s drama 10:00 Billy’s background 14:00 Religion  (Elon realizing Jack Ma is an idiot https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aHGd6LqAVzw) 19:45 NASA 30:15 Billy’s Leadership Development 47:00  Therapy 52:30 SCARF model 58:30 Mentors Connect with Amer and BNOS: Visit the BNOS Website: http://amerabdullah.com/ Like BNOS on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/businessnewsandothershit Follow BNOS on Twitter: https://twitter.com/theamerabdullah Follow BNOS on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/theamerabdullah Subscribe on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCUV4hDV5i4o0wHHydh6RcCA?view_as=subscriber
01:14:59
January 21, 2020
#86 Part 2 of 'Contentment is Wealth' w/Cory Shepherd - President of Sound Financial Group
This is part 2 of our interview with Cory Shepherd, the president of Sound Financial Group (www.sfgway.com), and he runs a podcast called “Your business, Your wealth” (www.yourbusinessyourwealth.com). What's up y'all? Umbrella insurance helping you make money. Disability Insurance helping you make money cultivating contentment. What is this wacky dude Cory talking about? Um, it was different. It was a different financial advisory conversation that I'm used to having. I'm used to talking about stocks, bonds, where to invest, how much to invest what age you should start investing? No, the dude is like, yo, none of that stuff matters as much as you being happy and using money to build your contentment. And me and John admitted, we struggled with contentment. So Cory broke it down for us and explained how his approach at Sound Financial Group is different than your average broker at Morgan Stanley. How they actually charge a design fee to help you design your financial life as opposed to taking 1% of commissions each year. He is a very cool and smart guy. He really gets in depth on financial advising in this episode. Anyway sit back, relax. Enjoy peace, y'all. 1:13 Impeachment/Election 8:53 Westwing 10:45 Aphrodisiacs, Yohimbe 13:23 Election Cycle vs. The Stock Market 17:44 Sound Financial Group 28:41 Making Contentment, Not Money 46:03 Fiduciary Standard, Sustainability Standard 53:18 Sufficiency and Surplus Sound Financial Inc. dba Sound Financial Group is a registered investment adviser. Information presented is for educational purposes only and does not intend to make an offer or solicitation for the sale or purchase of any specific securities, investments, or investment strategies. Investments involve risk and, unless otherwise stated, are not guaranteed. Be sure to first consult with a qualified financial adviser and/or tax professional before implementing any strategy discussed herein. Past performance is not indicative of future performance. Insurance products and services are offered and sold through Sound Financial Inc. dba Sound Financial Group and individually licensed and appointed agents in all appropriate jurisdictions. This podcast is meant for general informational purposes and is not to be construed as tax, legal, or investment advice. You should consult a financial professional regarding your individual situation. Guest speakers are not affiliated with Sound Financial Inc. dba Sound Financial Group unless otherwise stated, and their opinions are their own. Opinions, estimates, forecasts, and statements of financial market trends are based on current market conditions and are subject to change without notice. Past performance is not a guarantee of future results.
57:45
January 13, 2020
#85 Contentment is Wealth w/Cory Shepherd - President of Sound Financial Group
What's up BNOS listeners! This is episode 85 the first one of 2020! That's right we just finished a decade with a stock market bull market for 10 straight years. Wow, hope y'all made some cash. Our guest today was Cory Shepherd, the president of Sound Financial Group (www.sfgway.com), and he runs a podcast called “Your business, Your wealth” (www.yourbusinessyourwealth.com). He is a very cool and smart guy. He really gets in depth on financial advising and you can catch our deeper conversation in Episode 86. Which comes out later in the week. But what we talked about besides that longest bull market was Carlos Golson. This is the dude that ran Nissan Mitsubishi. One of the biggest car companies in the world and then he gets arrested in Japan. Then this week the dude fled Japan somehow, some way without passports, the dude escaped the country. It's like some crazy TV shit. Then we get into this attack that Donald Trump approved. Basically, they killed a top General. I had previously talked about oil prices going up and they have been going up the last three months since I mentioned that. But I think oil prices are done. Anyway sit back, relax. Enjoy peace, y'all. 4:03 Quick rundown of Sound Financial 7:05 Holding a strategy: The Restaurant 11:38 Cory’s Growing up 19:18 Dubai 23:38 One of the longest bull markets 2010-2020 32:27 Carlos Ghosn, financial crimes, Nissan 41:20 Cultivating contentment 48:04 General Soleimani Attack Connect with Amer and BNOS: Visit the BNOS Website: http://amerabdullah.com/ Like BNOS on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/businessnewsandothershit Follow BNOS on Twitter: https://twitter.com/theamerabdullah Follow BNOS on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/theamerabdullah Subscribe on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCUV4hDV5i4o0wHHydh6RcCA?view_as=subscriber Sound Financial Inc. dba Sound Financial Group is a registered investment adviser. Information presented is for educational purposes only and does not intend to make an offer or solicitation for the sale or purchase of any specific securities, investments, or investment strategies. Investments involve risk and, unless otherwise stated, are not guaranteed. Be sure to first consult with a qualified financial adviser and/or tax professional before implementing any strategy discussed herein. Past performance is not indicative of future performance. Insurance products and services are offered and sold through Sound Financial Inc. dba Sound Financial Group and individually licensed and appointed agents in all appropriate jurisdictions. This podcast is meant for general informational purposes and is not to be construed as tax, legal, or investment advice. You should consult a financial professional regarding your individual situation. Guest speakers are not affiliated with Sound Financial Inc. dba Sound Financial Group unless otherwise stated, and their opinions are their own. Opinions, estimates, forecasts, and statements of financial market trends are based on current market conditions and are subject to change without notice. Past performance is not a guarantee of future results.
54:04
January 8, 2020
#84 Big Trouble in Big China 🇨🇳 w/comedian Brian Reed
Wanna grab good grub before your New Years celebration? Come hit our New Year's Eve party at Cedars! Catch our new Chef Amado Lopez throwin' down a dope culinary experience through a one-time-only 4 course prix fixe menu baby! Seats limited, book here using Opentable! Our guest was Brian Reed the comedian. I love this dude. On the show he agreed to do this experiment where he goes up to as many women as he has to until one of them agrees to go out on a date with him. And he promised to come back in the new year and report to us what his results were. We also talked about Facebook. Are they a monopoly? What's a monopoly? How do you think about a monopoly? You know, these guys run the majority of social media in the world so yes they are a monopoly. We talked about China, we talked about Brexit, the world becoming less and less economically integrated. That's nothing to sneeze at y'all. It has big consequences. Short term it may be positive for the United States stock market. Long term, very negative for all stock markets, especially the United States. We need other countries in order for us to grow. That's the bottom line y'all. So sit back, relax and enjoy this episode. Thanks for listening. Peace and happy new year. 3:00 Total Brian dating  5:20 Social media monopoly  13:00 Politics and presidencies 16:30 China  19:00 Brexit discussion 24:00 Chinese surveillance  27:00 Nationalism Connect with Amer and BNOS: Visit the BNOS Website: http://amerabdullah.com/ Like BNOS on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/businessnewsandothershit Follow BNOS on Twitter: https://twitter.com/theamerabdullah Follow BNOS on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/theamerabdullah Subscribe on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCUV4hDV5i4o0wHHydh6RcCA?view_as=subscriber
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December 24, 2019
#83 😅 Wanna Get Better? Get *UNCOMFORTABLE* with Mansoor Kazi, Partner at Bain
Wassup BNOS listeners! Here's to another kicka$$ decade in 2020! Yo, wanna grab good grub before your New Years celebration? Come hit our New Year's Eve party at Cedars! Catch our new Chef Amado Lopez throwin' down a dope culinary experience through a one-time-only 4 course prix fixe menu baby! Seats limited, book here using Opentable! Btw, this is our last episode before the new year. THANK YOU ALL for supporting the sh!t out of me and the podcast! We'll catch y'all in January! This week's guest is Mansoor Kazi. The dude's a gangster when it comes to education & corporate pedigree. But here's the really cool thing: this brother also grew up in a small business *dry cleaner* in none other than Augusta, Georgia. Dats right, dry cleaning for rich golfers, you gotta hear his stories about Sergio & Tiger (ehem, he also shares some great stories about consulting lol). As a Partner at Bain & Company, Mansoor's focus is on retail, customer strategy, and implementing growth/turnaround strategies.  And get this, Mansoor also advises private equity guys on potential acquisitions for various funds across multiple industries, including Consumer Products, Healthcare, Industrials, and Chemicals. And, MOST IMPORTANTLY, we then got into "A-B-C" -- always be closing, baby. Best example we had? One of my boys who kept asking women on the street for a date until one of them said Yes. Guess how many he had to ask? CLICK TO LISTEN..... Sit back, relax and enjoy Episode 83! Peace, Amer 9:00 Mansoor explaining his job 12:29 ask for forgiveness, not permission 13:55 “The uncomfortability is how things get better” 35:30 “Something better than a condom for your infidelity” 40:08 Mansoor talking about small business vs consultant appreciation 42:00 Blockbuster consulting missing the boat 44:00 Corporate vs small business 46:00 Digital natives and brick and mortar stores 48:00 Home depot 50:00 Consultant jargon Connect with Amer and BNOS: Visit the BNOS Website: http://amerabdullah.com/ Like BNOS on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/businessnewsandothershit Follow BNOS on Twitter: https://twitter.com/theamerabdullah Follow BNOS on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/theamerabdullah Subscribe on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCUV4hDV5i4o0wHHydh6RcCA?view_as=subscriber
51:39
December 18, 2019
#82 How to Read Stocks and Influence People w/JJ Wenrich 20-year Investment Veteran & Comedian Lancey Joe
J. J. Wenrich is a Certified Financial Planner and 20-year veteran of the investment world.  He developed his fascination in the stock market as a child, watching business reports on PBS, one of the few stations available in his small-town Kansas home.  During the freezing winters and blazing summers, he was inside learning about what he calls “the amazing world of stocks.” Despite his small-town upbringing, J.J. had progressive teachers along the way who included personal finance and stock-picking games in their curriculum. Later, his education continued at The University of Kansas, reigniting his love of the market. So much so that, while his buddies headed off to Mexico for spring break, he stayed on campus and spent all-nighters watching CNBC, geeking-out on stock charts and spreadsheets as he followed equity markets around the world. Since then, J.J. has built a 20-year career in financial planning and investments, working with some of the best investment professionals and financial advisors in the U.S. Along the way, he met his wife Jodie—also a financial professional—and together they built a family “portfolio” including Jodie’s son and another three children born within 30 months. It’s that family unit that is the basis of J.J.’s lessons on educating kids about healthy financial habits and Teaching Kids to Buy Stocks. J.J. also runs a Registered Investment Advisory Practice in California (https://www.jjwenrich.com/wenrichconsulting) 0:20 Friendships 3:20 Cumoc’s Sickness 4:00 Hanging Out with Business Partners 9:15 Forming Relationships with Clients 11:19 Treating People Like People 12:18 Friendship Article 19:45 Modern World Distractions / Phone Addiction 22:38 Donald Trump and Tim Cook / Apple Factory 28:42 Teaching Kids to Buy Stock 30:09 Farmer’s Wives Investing 35:15 The Book’s Feedback 36:37 Stocks Follow Earnings 39:40 Paying for Future Earnings Up Front 46:32 Ratings for Expected Earnings 51:08 Influencers 53:10 JJ’s Next Move 54:17 Marketing Skills Connect with Amer and BNOS: Visit the BNOS Website: http://amerabdullah.com/ Like BNOS on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/businessnewsandothershit Follow BNOS on Twitter: https://twitter.com/theamerabdullah Follow BNOS on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/theamerabdullah Subscribe on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCUV4hDV5i4o0wHHydh6RcCA?view_as=subscriber
01:00:03
December 2, 2019
#81 Breaking Out of the Golden Handcuffs w/JJ Wenrich 20-year Investment Veteran & Comedian Lancey Joe
J. J. Wenrich is a Certified Financial Planner and 20-year veteran of the investment world.  He developed his fascination in the stock market as a child, watching business reports on PBS, one of the few stations available in his small-town Kansas home.  During the freezing winters and blazing summers, he was inside learning about what he calls “the amazing world of stocks.” Despite his small-town upbringing, J.J. had progressive teachers along the way who included personal finance and stock-picking games in their curriculum. Later, his education continued at The University of Kansas, reigniting his love of the market. So much so that, while his buddies headed off to Mexico for spring break, he stayed on campus and spent all-nighters watching CNBC, geeking-out on stock charts and spreadsheets as he followed equity markets around the world. Since then, J.J. has built a 20-year career in financial planning and investments, working with some of the best investment professionals and financial advisors in the U.S. Along the way, he met his wife Jodie—also a financial professional—and together they built a family “portfolio” including Jodie’s son and another three children born within 30 months. It’s that family unit that is the basis of J.J.’s lessons on educating kids about healthy financial habits and Teaching Kids to Buy Stocks. J.J. also runs a Registered Investment Advisory Practice in California (https://www.jjwenrich.com/wenrichconsulting) 1:40 Stories and Lessons for Grown-Ups 2:40 JJ Leaving the Corporate World 3:30 Lancey Leaving his Job 5:40 IV Investments 9:04 Leaving the Firm Over Publishing 10:39 Getting his Own Voice Back 11:50 “I Second-Guess Myself All the Time.” - Lancey 12:00 “I Have Multiple Second-Guessing Periods Per Day.” - JJ 13:38 Kareem’s Unstable Employment / Stressing Out 16:25 Elon Musk, Tesla Truck, Paypal Accountability 20:20 Tesla’s Showcase of the Truck / Shattered Window 24:40 Pickup Trucks Discussion 29:00 Teslas are Boring 30:52 Talking Stocks 32:30 Mutual Funds 35:40 Out Performing, Sell-Offs 37:40 60/20/20 39:18 Being More Active with Your Portfolio 43:40 Investors Business Daily 45:10 Macy’s & JC Penney’s Online Platform 49:00 JC Penney Sucks 49:20 Amazon Adapting as Retail is Dying Connect with Amer and BNOS: Visit the BNOS Website: http://amerabdullah.com/ Like BNOS on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/businessnewsandothershit Follow BNOS on Twitter: https://twitter.com/theamerabdullah Follow BNOS on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/theamerabdullah Subscribe on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCUV4hDV5i4o0wHHydh6RcCA?view_as=subscriber
56:34
November 26, 2019
#80: Disrupt Yourself or DIE with Kison Patel, CEO of DealRoom
No one but Kison Patel would think, hey maybe I should buy this methadone clinic for $1.5 million. And in three months, Toronto sells it for 3.5 million. This dude almost had that deal in the bag, and then the financial crisis hit. And that's when he really got going.  He moved on his way to M&A software, domain name marketing, etc.  But he goes into talking about product validation and product distribution. And what he's been learning is, don't just create your harebrained idea and think everyone's going to love it. No work backwards, reverse engineering, get the people on the phone, talk to them, find out what really bugs them, what could really solve their problem? We go into detail around all of that, above and beyond all the M&A stuff. So sit back, relax and enjoy learning a whole lot about M&A. SHOW NOTES 02:48 Going into Real Estate 05:58 P&L's 09:40 Business Broker Learning 13:19 Trans-Atlantic Investment Advisory 14:45 Selling Gas Stations 17:04 Selling Hotels 23:20 Getting Stiffed on Selling Property 24:40 Working With Corporations 25:42 Letter of Intent, Indicator of Interest 30:10 Becoming an M&A Pro 31:17 Amer's Restaurant Fax Machine 33:40 Selling a Methadone Clinic 37:38 S1 Filings 41:30 Lending to Freddie Mac, Foreign Markets 43:00 Losing Book Value 45:00 Damaging Social Networks 48:55 Wild Disclosures in S1 Filings, 100 Websites 53:05 Marketing Through Domain Names 56:15 Findbanker.com  59:05 Kison's Podcast 01:01:25 The Website's Failure 01:03:42 Feature Creep 01:57:20 Content Ink, Learning Distribution 01:05:33 Don't Assume 01:11:50 Product Validation 01:17:38 What is M&A 01:22:27 Bayer Buying Monsanto, Roundup 01:35:25 M&A is Complicated Connect with Amer and BNOS: Visit the BNOS PODCAST: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/business-news-and-other-%24/id1438358922?mt=2 Visit the Amer Abdullah BLOG: http://amerabdullah.com/ Like BNOS on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/businessnewsandothershit Follow BNOS on Twitter: https://twitter.com/theamerabdullah Follow BNOS on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/theamerabdullah
01:37:27
November 20, 2019
#79: Heaven Lies Beneath the Feet of Mothers
What up BNOS peeps, When all else fails, find heaven under your mother's feet. Our guest Kison Patel hit rock bottom and did just that with his mom - which then propelled him into the world of Subway sandwich franchises, then business brokerage, and finally becoming and M&A pro. Kison slapped us with a bad ass line: "Disrupt yourself or die." Though I personally practice that, I'm not gonna lie: sometimes I rather DIE! This dude Kison disrupts himself errryday - he now runs his own software company that makes M&A deals way more efficient (Founder and CEO of DealRoom & host of the podcast "M&A Science") Kison & I exchanged brown kids war stories - he grew up running motels, I grew up fighting white power crazies at my uncle's gas station. Welcome to America! In the end, we both came out waaay stronger for it. Bottom line: owner's mentality is priceless. We finally broke down M&A - mergers & acquisitions - wtf are they REALLY? Why's xerox buying HP? Why'd Facebook buy IG? Amazon & Zappos?? Kison's looked at all these with intense detail. Tune in to laugh & learn y'all! Peace. - Amer SHOW NOTES 03:58 Passion: Design 10:55 Agile Mergers and Acquisitions 12:50 Finance Rewards Inefficiencies, Corporate Development 15:30 Amazon Buying Companies 19:03 Disrupt Yourself or Die 20:25 Kison Patel 21:33 Growing Up in Nebraska 22:25 Amer Working at a Gas Station 25:32 High School/Immigrant Parents 32:00 Owner's Mentality 38:36 Kison’s Path Into M&A 39:20 Amer's Parents 43:02 Getting Kicked Out of College 44:05 Working at Subway 46:45 Excelling at What You're Doing 51:20 Having a Vision Connect with Amer and BNOS: Visit the BNOS PODCAST: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/business-news-and-other-%24/id1438358922?mt=2 Visit the Amer Abdullah BLOG: http://amerabdullah.com/ Like BNOS on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/businessnewsandothershit Follow BNOS on Twitter: https://twitter.com/theamerabdullah Follow BNOS on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/theamerabdullah
55:40
November 18, 2019
#78: There’s a Will and a Way: Work Through the Muck to Obtain Freedom w/Michele Kehrer Founder of Balance Chicago
The most gangster episode when it comes to personal and powerful mindset changes. Michele Kehrer. Founder and owner of Balance Chicago (https://balancechicago.com/). We got into it with a Michelle. She’s a super positive and powerful person. This woman had cancer not once but twice. extremely powerful story about her saying I'm not going to give up and continuing to work through her chemo through her remission. Meanwhile, she also racked up a whole lot of debt while she was investing in herself and in her business. The woman has come out of it with huge rewards. She teaches us about networking, how to set company goals, how to make sure your day to day role changes as a leader and as an owner. Sit back, relax and learn a lot here. Peace, y'all. 0:36 investing in yourself 8:47 How has cancer experience affected your business? 16:23 Post cancer business plan 20:40 Second round of treatment 24:11 Value of not closing yourself off 29:18 Conquering $250k in credit card debt 32:05 Savings plan for her business 34:26 Goal setting 35:00 Staffing lessons 37:47 Freedom is the most important reward 48:43 Networking vs. Media, Finding New clients Connect with Amer and BNOS:  Visit the BNOS Website: http://amerabdullah.com/  Like BNOS on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/businessnewsandothershit  Follow BNOS on Twitter: https://twitter.com/theamerabdullah  Follow BNOS on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/theamerabdullah  Subscribe on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCUV4hDV5i4o0wHHydh6RcCA?view_as=subscriber
55:16
November 7, 2019
#77: Warren in 1st, Sanders 2nd?! Rich Peeps Sh!ttin They Pants!
Warren just unveiled a TWENTY *TRILLION* DOLLAR plan to pay for Medicare for All! This could *really* happen people!! Rich are quakin in their Ferragamo boots. We had Dr. Michele Kehrer on from Balance Chicago (https://balancechicago.com/). She don’t like M4A bc she thinks the target should be on insurance companies, NOT doctors getting paid less. Talk about investing in yourself. After being diagnosed with cancer TWICE, and her biz on the brink of failure with $250k in debt, this woman has doubled down and TRIPLED down on investing in herself and her business. Spoiler alert: it all works out in the end!! We also talked about stocks at a record high again, I know I've said that so many times. It keeps happening!!! Hold onto your Sh!t people! Fimally, we discuss Ed Stack, CEO of Dick’s Sporting Goods, who recently released a new book. This dude is *amazing*! He destroyed $5 million worth of guns and has created all new gun policies for Dick’s stores. NRA wants to rifle this guy down. Sit back relax, enjoy the episode, peace out. 11:32 Investing in Yourself 16:51 Stocks at a Record High 18:50 Disney Plans, Apple Plans 26:00 Are we already in a Recession? 35:05 Amer’s Dad’s Investing, Saving 37:47 Fiat & Chrysler 42:40 Elizabeth Warren’s Healthcare, Should it Be Free? 58:09 New book by Dick’s CEO about Guns and Gun Safety Connect with Amer and BNOS: Visit the BNOS Website: http://amerabdullah.com/ Like BNOS on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/businessnewsandothershit Follow BNOS on Twitter: https://twitter.com/theamerabdullah Follow BNOS on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/theamerabdullah Subscribe on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCUV4hDV5i4o0wHHydh6RcCA?view_as=subscriber
01:20:14
November 5, 2019
#76: Retired Air Force Colonel Carla Bass Explains How Powerful Writing Changes Lives
She's a ‘word sculptor,’ NOT a ‘wordsmither’ - very different. Episode 76 y'all, Carla Bass, Air Force Colonel, took the worst squadron and made it the #1 squadron in the state. How is that possible? Yeah, it totally happened. She was also able to get the Joint Chiefs of Staff, to come to her gala ball through writing. How did she do that? She's doing workshops, she's teaching businesses how to make more cheddar, and she's teaching YOU how to make more cheddar and get promoted through writing. Carla has a whole lotta ways to make extra cheddar. Make sure you sit back and relax this episode, you're gonna learn a lot. Enjoy it. Peace. SHOW HIGHLIGHTS: 01:10 Carla D, Being First Lieutenant 04:55 Carla’s Dad Swearing in Carla 07:23 Carla’s Briefings for the Director of the NSA 09:46 Word Sculpting vs. Wordsmithing 14:35 Teaching Her Writing Technique in Her Battalion 17:38 Powerful Writing Used Dishonestly 22:00 Military Representative to Bulgaria 23:55 Plays: Write to Influence 27:00 Cutting Down the Fat 34:25 Marketing Good News 36:15 Carla’s Shocking Story 39:30 10 Reasons Why a Boss Needs To Be a Powerful Writer 40:10 Administrating the Birthday Ball, Gerard Shelton 46:25 More Powerful Writing Plays Connect with Amer and BNOS: Visit the BNOS PODCAST: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/business-news-and-other-%24/id1438358922?mt=2 Visit the Amer Abdullah BLOG: http://amerabdullah.com/ Like BNOS on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/businessnewsandothershit Follow BNOS on Twitter: https://twitter.com/theamerabdullah Follow BNOS on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/theamerabdullah
50:44
October 30, 2019
#75: The Sh!t Show - WeWork, Boeing & FB Woes Run Deep w/ Retired Air Force Colonel, Carla Bass
We had a retired Air Force Colonel, Carla Bass (www.writetoinfluence.net). This ep is all about how to write more powerfully! How that helps you to make more cheddar (money). We do a deep dive into her “Money-Making Methods” in the second episode so make sure to tune in on Wednesday for that. This is the shit show episode. WeWork, Boeing, and Facebook. Specifically Boeing, I can't believe how much these guys have withheld. Carla shows us how that's not the right move withholding all that information. We get into some of that and how their stock has been plummeting. Then we get into WeWork. The real issue here is SoftBank as they are the one that's really screwed. Those guys have a $100 billion vision fund that is totally at risk here with Uber Slack and WeWork shit in the bed. And finally, Facebook. Facebook's trying to do to the banking industry what they did to the newspaper industry up with their Libra cryptocurrency. They trying to take over banks and credit card so that everyone can kind of just use cryptocurrency on their website to do their business. Thank you for listening, enjoy the ep! Peace. SHOW HIGHLIGHTS: 05:46 Powerful Writing For Professionals 08:30 Officer in Air Force Intelligence 14:37 Power of Writing 15:37 Boeing, WeWork, Facebook 16:30 Boeing, Flight Simulator Flaws 21:53 Boeing Stock Has Issues 25:14 WeWork 35:00 Vision Fund for Various Companies 36:55 Facebook, Crypto Currency, Bitcoin 39:00 Cryptocurrency Investing 46:10 Lobbyists, Investing in Facebook Connect with Amer and BNOS: Visit the BNOS PODCAST: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/business-news-and-other-%24/id1438358922?mt=2 Visit the Amer Abdullah BLOG: http://amerabdullah.com/ Like BNOS on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/businessnewsandothershit Follow BNOS on Twitter: https://twitter.com/theamerabdullah Follow BNOS on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/theamerabdullah
48:12
October 28, 2019
#74: Owner's Mentality = Roll Up Sleeves. Clean Toilet. Wipe Sh!t Water Off Your Face
Episode 74. Yo, Masroor Ahmed. This dude is a finance lover. This guy really is comfortable with money and making big decisions around money. He showed us that he's willing to roll up his sleeves and clean some toilets and wash some dishes. That's right.  Dude is VP of finance at Factor 75. A company that makes food- organic, grass fed type of food- and then delivers it already cooked and chilled to your door. He's basically CFO for that company. We asked him, "yo, how do you make that chedda?" and he says it's all about work ethic in his opinion/experience. Noshod broke down some crazy stories from his time at military school and as a cross country runner- some depressing sh!t, but it was actually great because he ended up winning in the end. And, finally, Masroor, walks us through what it means to really have an owner's mentality. And how does that relate to the saying, "own your sh!t"? Yeah, Masroor told us some personal stories around that- really powerful.  We finished off talking about something unexpected- the Chicago Public School situation- and some ideas we have to make things better (if CPS would ever listen to us, but why would they? No idea.) There's so much knowledge already out there with Khan Academy and other similar sites that maybe there's some wacky or otherwise outside-the-box solutions for CPS's problems. So anyway, sit back, relax. Enjoy the episode. Thanks for tuning in, ya'll. Peace. SHOW HIGHLIGHTS 02:00- Masroor's work history at Deutsche Bank 04:45- Work ethic 07:50- Noshod's depressing story 13:10- Masroor's search after Deutsche Bank 16:50- Masroor's inspirations for work ethic 18:00- Noshod's military school story 22:20- Caring in work ethic 30:30- Masroor's role at Factor 75 33:35- Egos 40:10- The Owner's Mentality 46:45-  Teacher's strike and caring for education 58:30- Khan Academy and other out-of-box solutions for CPS issues 01:02:20- Kids entering the workforce 01:05:00- Check out all the cool things our guests are up to Connect with Amer and BNOS: Visit the BNOS PODCAST: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/business-news-and-other-%24/id1438358922?mt=2 Visit the Amer Abdullah BLOG: http://amerabdullah.com/ Like BNOS on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/businessnewsandothershit Follow BNOS on Twitter: https://twitter.com/theamerabdullah Follow BNOS on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/theamerabdullah
01:07:15
October 23, 2019
#73: We're *ALREADY IN* Recession IMO. So Whaddya Do ?
Tho it ain't official, I think we're in recession. Why? Recessions LAG data. Here's the data: - China Slowest GDP in 30 years. - Inverted yield curve. - Europe in recession. - Capital spending droppin. Should you sell your stocks to try and time the market? HELLLL NAW!!! Click and listen as our guest Masroor Ahmed drops some serious street cred on how to be a long term investor. Comedian Noshod Barrow joined us too - he shared some stories from his cross country running days (RUN *BLACK* FORREST, RUN!!) and his military school days. As for Masroor, this dude is VP of Finance (aka 'cheddar manager') for Factor 75, a food service company. He basically tells CEOs and CMOs how much they can spend, where they should spend it, and what prices they should charge for all their products. CHEDDA-MANAGER! He breaks down how to make that bread and how to keep that bread. Finally, Noshod decided to bring up "ego death" as a topic. aka Nirvana, enlightenment, ma'rifa. Know it? We take a stab at it, listen in to find out how to obliterate your s-e-l-f. Make cheddar and chill, - Amer SHOW HIGHLIGHTS 03:28- Noshod’s introduction 04:52- Hair loss 05:48- Introducing Masroor 08:55- Rap Swagger 11:06- Amer’s Bollywood Dance 11:26- Masroor’s origins in Alaska and India 14:05- Masroor, VP of Finance Factor 75 18:40- Working in finance, Deutsche Bank 26:05- Success and failure 28:15- Ego in comedy 30:40- Masroor's experience in business 33:04- We’re in a recession 41:04- China's economy is slowing down 42:40- Who’s affected by slowing economies 44:55- Questions from the audience 47:40- Selling your portfolio in a recession 50:10- Ego death 54:50- Meditation 59:15- Do not sell 01:02:45- Buy low, Sell high 01:05:30- Snowballing your investment 01:06:30- Should you invest in stocks or your own business? 01:11:10- Charlie Trotter’s Connect with Amer and BNOS: Visit the BNOS PODCAST: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/business-news-and-other-%24/id1438358922?mt=2 Visit the Amer Abdullah BLOG: http://amerabdullah.com/ Like BNOS on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/businessnewsandothershit Follow BNOS on Twitter: https://twitter.com/theamerabdullah Follow BNOS on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/theamerabdullah
01:15:60
October 21, 2019
#72: Legit Biz Hack: Combat Brain Training for Civilians (with John Kennedy)
Thin slicing, scout snipers, speed drills, anticipation thinking. Yo, we covered a lot with John Kennedy. This is the brain training episode y'all. If you all want to sign up with me, come on out. Doing this demo was powerful. It had a big impact on the way I operate. John has worked directly with some super performers to help them achieve their peak- such as Kyle Korver of the Bulls, a billionaire real estate investor, stock traders, Top Athletes, people with Parkinson's and CTE. He calls this a learning accelerator in that you're able to learn quicker and faster and retain more. This simple repeatable technique can make you smarter, sharper, and improve your attention span.  Thanks for listening and sit back, relax.  Peace. SHOW HIGHLIGHTS 01:20- John J Kennedy and (www.combatbraintraining.com) 07:25- Caleb Wells 08:55- Thin slicing 12:30- Amer's demo 14:30- Scout sniper course 19:30- Using it in business 26:20- CFL, John's influence 32:10- Speed drill 39:15- Anticipation 45:55- The exercise helps improve anticipation 53:05- Groups who've been helped with this technique 53:45- How does this make money? 54:18- Revenge trading 57:00- Stronger vs weaker processes 59:15- Rates for a session 01:03:40- Commercial real estate 01:08:30- Practical use of exercises 01:14:55- Plugs Connect with Amer and BNOS: Visit the BNOS PODCAST: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/business-news-and-other-%24/id1438358922?mt=2 Visit the Amer Abdullah BLOG: http://amerabdullah.com/ Like BNOS on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/businessnewsandothershit Follow BNOS on Twitter: https://twitter.com/theamerabdullah Follow BNOS on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/theamerabdullah
01:17:16
October 17, 2019
#71: China Just *Latrell Sprewell-ed* the NBA
Q: What do you get when China & the NBA go toe-to-toe? A: Yao Ming The Chinese LOVE basketball. The Chinese ADORE the NBA. The Chinese government HATES an outspoken NBA. It feels like a $4 billion NBA business in China was flushed down the toilet overnight with one tweet: "Fight for Freedom, Stand with Hong Kong" Is this bigger than the NBA? Yup. Do American companies have a spine when it comes to China? Nope. Is this really all Daryl Morey's fault? Daryl WHO? Episode #71, y'all. After breakin down the NBA and China, we gets to talkin to John Kennedy. Don't worry, his middle initial ain't "F." This dude is a brain coach. He runs a company called Combat Brain Training. He's a former corporate guy that developed a brain-training system for Marine Special Ops on how to sniff out an IED device (booby traps) in Afghanistan. Basically, it boils down to mental agility: can a Marine take in TONS of info in the moment and make a critical decision to save his/her own life? Spoiler alert: the Marine CAN. John taught them how. And now he's teaching athletes, business folks, and investors how to do the same thing. I did a demo of this technique - WHOA! It worked! Make sure you catch the full run-down of his interview in part 2 (released Thursday). Peace, Amer. SHOW HIGHLIGHTS 02:40- Anxiety attacks & coffee 03:30- Introducing John Kennedy (http://www.combatbraintraining.com/) 06:58- Combat brain training 11:05- IEDs (Improvised Explosive Devices) 18:15-  Will Trump's potential trade deal with China go through?  20:20-  China's Muslim detention camps 24:50- Joe Biden's relationship with China 27:50- NBA's silence on the China issue 44:10- Apple's roll over relationship with China 46:40- Creative destruction 50:10- Apps and Robinhood 50:55- Schwab ends stock trading commission charges Connect with Amer and BNOS: Visit the BNOS PODCAST: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/business-news-and-other-%24/id1438358922?mt=2 Visit the Amer Abdullah BLOG: http://amerabdullah.com/ Like BNOS on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/businessnewsandothershit Follow BNOS on Twitter: https://twitter.com/theamerabdullah Follow BNOS on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/theamerabdullah
54:14
October 15, 2019
#70: Welcome to the *Golden Circle* of Generosity
Episode 70! We had on Suzanne Griffith, owner/founder of Vega Partners (http://www.vega-partners.com/) - a management consulting firm for corporate citizenship. Yeah, she doin it. Yo, she walked us through how the world is becoming one where social impact can happen with just one person. That's how Purdue Pharma came down. It was a woman's opioid art installation project that really brought all that attention. And so she explains- how does a corporation do good?  She worked for Exelon- the corporate citizenship there. And now she's doing it for other corporations as a consultant. She broke down for us how a restaurant does that- I've recently taken over running my late father's restaurant.  PG&E, how did they do it wrong? Walmart, how are they doing it wrong? Suzanne knows her shit yo. Listen up. Enjoy the episode.  Peace.  SHOW HIGHLIGHTS 00:50- Vega Partners, urban partnership bank 02:48- African American legacy fund 03:52- More about Vega 08:55- PG&E/ Corporate responsibility 15:42- Amer's restaurant 24:15- Suzanne's plugs Connect with Amer and BNOS: Visit the BNOS PODCAST: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/business-news-and-other-%24/id1438358922?mt=2 Visit the Amer Abdullah BLOG: http://amerabdullah.com/ Like BNOS on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/businessnewsandothershit Follow BNOS on Twitter: https://twitter.com/theamerabdullah Follow BNOS on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/theamerabdullah
26:44
October 10, 2019
#69: To All My Sketchy CEOs: Call Suzanne Griffith
My fave sketchy CEO's: Adam Neuman - WeWork Devin Wenig - eBay Mark Zuckerberg - Facebook Fellas, PLEASE call Suzanne Griffith, episode # 69's guest. Suzanne is the founder/CEO of Vega Partners: https://www.vega-partners.com/. Suzanne runs a consulting company that coaches corporations on being good corporate citizens. ZUCK - don't get fired like Adam & Devin - you need Suzanne real bad. Suzanne teaches us what real charismatic leadership is and what truly good corporate citizens are. Rule #1: pick a mission that you can actually accomplish (WeWork be like "elevate people's consciousness" WTF?) We then talked about the economy, which has been buried amidst all the impeachment news. Economy took some hits last week yo - manufacturing data is starting to flash red, even professional services data startin to shit its bed. Guess what the Fed wants to do? Yup, lower interest rates more. We just be bouncing on this bubble instead of tryna slowly let the air out. Come on, Fed, have some ballz and let some air out the economy bubble. Make sure you catch our Wednesday episode with Suzanne where we go into detail about what she can do and how she helps companies make money AND do good. Chillax, Peace. Amer SHOW HIGHLIGHTS 01:45- Suzanne's background 03:48- Introductions 11:48- Theatre people 12:43- What's Vega Partners? 15:46- CEOs of WeWork and more 17:40- Greenwashing 21:08- B Corps 25:40- CEO spiritual nonsense 29:52- Charismatic leaders 32:34- Purdue Pharma and their opioid scandal 37:40- Jamie Dimon, Roundtable 41:35- Ben & Jerry's Black lives matter 44:55- Bed ordinance and non-profits 49:30- Markets down ~3% 52:15- Interest rates down to zero and lowering 54:45- Snowfall Connect with Amer and BNOS: Visit the BNOS PODCAST: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/business-news-and-other-%24/id1438358922?mt=2 Visit the Amer Abdullah BLOG: http://amerabdullah.com/ Like BNOS on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/businessnewsandothershit Follow BNOS on Twitter: https://twitter.com/theamerabdullah Follow BNOS on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/theamerabdullah
58:50
October 8, 2019
#68: No Bouncers At The IRA Club Door with Dennis Blitz & Kasia Macioch
Whats up y'all? Episode 68, thank you for tuning in.  This is the IRA episode with the IRA club, not a night club, Its a place where you try and make some extra cash without getting taxed. We get to know Dennis and Kasha better as they break down how to make money in your IRA tax free.  What are the pros man, I've never met people who know IRA's better than these people. They're strongly strongly well versed in IRAs.  So sit back, relax and you're about to learn how to make some cheddar for free without tax baby.  Peace!  SHOW HIGHLIGHTS: 01:05- IRA Club 01:35- Mutual funds/ Bank CDs 03:35- 1-800/Fidelity 07:10- Real estate & IRA 09:35- Dennis origin into investing/ IRA Club 11:25- How they both met 13:48- Roth IRA/401K 15:00- Tax code/ Social security 17:50- IRA's can be inherited 20:20- Roth IRA's 21:20- Assets going into in IRA/ One hour annuity/ Prohibitive transactions 24:10- Retirement plans other than 401K, IRA 24:40- Buy assets, prohibitive transactions 25:50- What is self dealing? 28:40- Start the IRA first 32:53- Hard money lending 33:29- Baby shark/ Copyrights 36:30- High interest rates, IRA loans 38:10- Roth IRA loans 41:06- PayPal bought by eBay 42:13-  12000 investing with the IRA, Mobile homes 46:35- Traditional vs Roth 50:05- Roth is not taxable, better for younger people 53:10- Real estate syndication 53:30- Life insurance/ Life settlements 01:00:40- Plugs 01:01:43- Millennials & IRAs Connect with Amer and BNOS: Visit the BNOS PODCAST: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/business-news-and-other-%24/id1438358922?mt=2 Visit the Amer Abdullah BLOG: http://amerabdullah.com/ Like BNOS on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/businessnewsandothershit Follow BNOS on Twitter: https://twitter.com/theamerabdullah Follow BNOS on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/theamerabdullah
01:04:27
October 2, 2019
#67: Get an IRA. Get $1.2-billy in it. GTFO.
"o-k, don't shoot! I'll open a self-directed IRA!" --Me, holding both hands up, after talkin to Dennis "IRA" Blitz Episode 67, Business News other Sh!t, yes you're still subscribed to this. What a cool episode y'all! Dennis Blitz-ed us with the *BEST* IRA advice on the 🌍! He's the founder & CEO of the super-nerdy-yet-super-cool IRA Club (iraclub.org). No joke - Dennis met Peter Thiel, who has the *BIGGEST* IRA in the country at $1.2bn (I already asked, it's his PayPal stock). Dennis breaks it alllll down, make sure you catch episode 68 on Wednesday. As for biz news: yes, Trump is getting impeached people. This is really happening. What effect does it have on your investments? What business impact does this have on real estate? Stocks? Bonds? Blonds? *Spoiler alert* it probably ain't gonna have a big effect. Final thing we talked about: Adam Neumann, gone-zo CEO of WeWork, actually jumped out of the dumpster fire we *know & love* as WeWork! YAY! JUSTICE HAS BEEN SERVED!!! Sit back, relax. Enjoy the episode y'all. Peace be with your IRA. SHOW HIGHLIGHTS 00:00- Podcast intro 01:23- New restaurant 03:25- BNOS introduction- Introducing IRA Club, Dennis & Kasha 04:50- Talking about IRA club 07:50- Retirement talk 09:40- Peter Thiel IRA 11:50- Donald Trumps potential impeachment 14:20- Impeachments 16:50- Eisenhower heart attacks 17:40- Information/ Walter Cronkite/ Facts over feelings 23:25- WeWork 29:30- Adam Neumann steps down 35:10- Adam's shady practices 37:20- J.P. Morgan Connect with Amer and BNOS: Visit the BNOS PODCAST: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/business-news-and-other-%24/id1438358922?mt=2 Visit the Amer Abdullah BLOG: http://amerabdullah.com/ Like BNOS on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/businessnewsandothershit Follow BNOS on Twitter: https://twitter.com/theamerabdullah Follow BNOS on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/theamerabdullah
38:12
September 30, 2019
#66: How Do You Go *Viral*? Chill Marketing Pro Margy Sweeney Breaks It Down
Episode 66. We had Margy Sweeney on. Let me tell y'all, this woman knows her sh!t (www.akrete.com). Her whole thing is helping you go viral, making you 'trending.' That's right. You can get your company to go viral or trending. If you tell the right story the right way using someone like Margy.  We also get into what would she would have told WeWork, and what she's telling her cannabis companies with all this drama with vaping. She breaks it down for us.  Sit back, relax and enjoy the episode. Peace. SHOW HIGHLIGHTS 01:40- Women taking over the workforce 05:30- Women in male dominated industries 07:47- SomerCor 10:00- PR marketing 13:35- WeWork 19:00- WeWork confidentiality/ Office space 23:10- Going viral/ Positive response 25:15- Skender revolutionizing buildings 30:49- Pricing for PR marketing 32:50- Holding your own as a woman 39:20- Networking experiment 43:20- Owning your title 46:20- Egos from CEOs and other leaders Connect with Amer and BNOS: Visit the BNOS PODCAST: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/business-news-and-other-%24/id1438358922?mt=2 Visit the Amer Abdullah BLOG: http://amerabdullah.com/ Like BNOS on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/businessnewsandothershit Follow BNOS on Twitter: https://twitter.com/theamerabdullah Follow BNOS on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/theamerabdullah
50:49
September 25, 2019
#65: Iran Pokin' the Sh!t Out the Bear
Let's see: Trump pulls out of Iran nuclear accord and applies FOOT-TO-THROAT sanctions on their economy. THEN: (1) Iran blows up an oil tanker in May (2) Iran blows up a second oil tanker in June (3) Iran shoots down an American drone in June (4) Iran blows up half of Aramco facilities in September As long as we ain't attacking them, Iran's gone keep pokin' the bear. Put on your oil seat belts, prices 'bout to go up some more, $75/barrel, maybe $100!? Click listen to her us discuss it all. Our guest this ep was PR gangsta Margy Sweeney (Founder/CEO of Akrete, a top 20 PR/Marketing firm in the US, top 14 in The Chi). Check her out at www.akrete.com. We also kicked it with Margy's daughter Maddy - a comedian! Check her out on The You Never Know Show, a new sketch comedy show on Twitch TV this fall, youneverknowshow.com & IG@youneverknowshow. Tho the Fed cut rates last week, this whole Iran-Saudi thing could act as a bubble prick as oil prices continue to rise IMO. (I don't think most people understand - we almost went to WAR this week y'all!) We then hit up vaping and the proposed ban - Margy had a TON of opinions because she does PR/Marketing for cannabis companies! We got her hot take on wassup with vaping, especially with cannabis oils. Sit back, relax. Enjoy the episode. Peace, y'all. Amer SHOW HIGHLIGHTS 01:30- Various jail sentences and drug war reparations 03:50- Cannabis stores 05:45- An introduction to Margy 09:00- Sick 09:30- Commercial real estate 10:40- Twitter/ Foursquare 12:40- Geo tagging/ Privacy 14:35- Fed interest rates 16:35- Opportunities in real estate 19:20- Dollar is our religion 23:50- Trump/ Left and right policies 27:55- America can go both ways financially 28:10- Margy's family history 32:20- Old money/ Crown family 34:55- Saudi Arabia/ Potential war 39:40- Iran's the potential aggressor 44:50- Buy oil, Iran's getting desperate 46:15- Vaping 50:10- Cannabis industry's passion 56:20- Marketing to kids 58:10- Vaping research 59:45- Not knowing the answer 01:01:45 - Altria buying into fund, cannabis Connect with Amer and BNOS: Visit the BNOS PODCAST: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/business-news-and-other-%24/id1438358922?mt=2 Visit the Amer Abdullah BLOG: http://amerabdullah.com/ Like BNOS on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/businessnewsandothershit Follow BNOS on Twitter: https://twitter.com/theamerabdullah Follow BNOS on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/theamerabdullah
01:03:02
September 23, 2019
#64: Secret to Un-F**king Yourself? “Consistent Awareness Generation” with Hayden Humphrey
Episode 64! We had Professional Life Coach Hayden Humphrey (https://www.haydenhumphrey.com) on this episode.  Hayden is a young man who knows his stuff, not only he is a life coach, but he's also teaching the material.  We broke down what's needed to make change, double your income, get a promotion among much more! This guy proves you can get the job you want and make the money at that dream job. His secret? "Constant Awareness Generation," its a structure that empowers you to enact radical change in your life and see the results! He walked me through my own survival mechanisms, fear of white men and goals for my restaurant. So we covered a lot- everything from the difference between Life Coaching and Therapy to wrestling with our flaws and past traumas. And I gained a lot of introspection in Episode #64!  So sit back, relax, enjoy the episode and I hope you learn something. Peace! SHOW HIGHLIGHTS  01:10- Introducing Hayden  01:48- Anxiety  04:30- Turn Over, Un-f*** Yourself  04:50- Life Coaching vs Therapy  10:40- Victim Mentality  12:55- Amer's Upbringing, Survival Mechanism  16:50- Psychosomatic  19;20- Success stories  24:08- More Survival Mechanisms  27:20- The Impossible Mindset  29:40- Moving on to Something Else  33:25- Amer's Mission of the Restaurant  Connect with Amer and BNOS: Visit the BNOS PODCAST: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/business-news-and-other-%24/id1438358922?mt=2 Visit the Amer Abdullah BLOG: http://amerabdullah.com/ Like BNOS on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/businessnewsandothershit Follow BNOS on Twitter: https://twitter.com/theamerabdullah Follow BNOS on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/theamerabdullah
40:35
September 18, 2019
#63: Europe's Economy is *Breaking Bad*
Negative interest rates getting MORE negative? Printing Euro's like they're goin outta European style? Yup, Europe 'bout to dish out some "economic" meth This episode was great bc we had bad a$$ life coach Hayden Humphrey on (https://www.haydenhumphrey.com/). This dude not only coaches -- he also trains new coaches. Knows his his sh!t. Make sure you catch his full interview in Part Two on Wednesday. We got a taste of his expertise tho: another CEO at Nissan just bit the dust (wonderin which clown is gonna be the next CEO? Ya, same here. We ask Hayden -- what if the ousted CEO hit you up for life coach advice: what would you tell dat clown? We also hit up stock market's: they're basically at an ALL-TIME record high again. And I know it's crazy to say this -- slowly but surely, keep on buyin because our economy and our country's all about keeping that market up rn. And when it goes down a lot? Keep that powder dry. Sit back, relax. Enjoy the episode. Thanks for listening in! Peace. Amer SHOW HIGHLIGHTS: 01:17- About Columbus 03:00- Introducing Hayden 06:20- Purdue Pharma is a major supplier of opioids 07:20- About Bernie Sanders 14:00- Immigration 14:45- Stock market and housing 17:50- Stocks are at a peak 20:05- Australia 24:32- Rotten tomatoes 27:42- Nissan and Hiroto Saikawa 30:24- Virginian Black face 33:10- Hiroto's advice (from Hayden) 38:05- Creating consistent awareness generations 40:40- The European Union's inflation 45:35- Eddie Murphy 48:00- AT&T 48:45- Pigs and AT&T 54:45- Xfinity Connect with Amer and BNOS: Visit the BNOS PODCAST: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/business-news-and-other-%24/id1438358922?mt=2 Visit the Amer Abdullah BLOG: http://amerabdullah.com/ Like BNOS on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/businessnewsandothershit Follow BNOS on Twitter: https://twitter.com/theamerabdullah Follow BNOS on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/theamerabdullah
58:02
September 16, 2019
#61: How’s It Feel To Make $1mm Trade Mistake? Me & CIO for City Exchange War Stories
What's up y'all Episode #61.  You ever wonder how a big institution like the city of Chicago manages its money? Jabari Porter is our guy, He was CIO of Chicago. He was the Chief Investment Officer. He ran a team to invest the city's $8 billion (that they just have laying around.) And so he teaches us what they would think, how they would do it. And he shows us how much money he made for the city last year.   What's it like working for the government? Versus working for Northern Trust (where he used to manage portfolios)? If you want to know about big money and big bonds and how to lend out $8 billion, this is the episode for you.   Sit back, relax and enjoy it. Thanks for listening in.  Peace.  SHOWNOTES: 01:05- Jabari as Chicago's CIO  03:20- Jabari's experience at Northern Trust  07:20- Jabari on avoiding dramatic loss and long duration positions  09:10- The inverted bond curve  12:05- How much money did Jabari help the city make?  14:40- Jabari on using his work experience personally  15:40- Amer's trade mistakes  18:00- Bond market versus real estate investments  20:20- Jabari's advice for investing in the bond market  24:30- Return "on" versus return "of" investment  26:00- What to do when your investment tanks  27:30- Permanent destruction of capital  Connect with Amer and BNOS:  Visit the BNOS PODCAST: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/business-news-and-other-%24/id1438358922?mt=2 Visit the Amer Abdullah BLOG: http://amerabdullah.com/ Like BNOS on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/businessnewsandothershit Follow BNOS on Twitter: https://twitter.com/theamerabdullah Follow BNOS on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/theamerabdullah
29:47
September 11, 2019
#60: CIO for City of Chicago Invests $8-billy Of Our Cheddar - He Tells Me What He's Buyin' !
Wassup y'all, Jabari Porter left a cush gig at Northern Trust to work for Rahm as Chief Investment Officer. He invested the City's $8 billion in cash. What'd he buy? Can City Hall handle investin' $8 billion? Did Rahm kick Jabari's door down every time market's went south? Make sure you check out the full interview on Wednesday's Part 2! We also had kicka$$ comedian Michael Kim Lewis on - check him out every Friday night at The Comedy Clubhouse, 10pm, doin improv! We hit up the topic of HATE - how do you deal with hate when it shows up in your heart? Can it hurt you and your business? Yo we jumped into discussing our strategies on getting that sh!t out of our veins. We finished up talking about WeWork tryna IPO ReWork. YO - these dudes are desperate tryna cash out on whatever they think they are. WeWork ain't that special. The thing I HATE (okay, fine, annoys the sh!t out of me) most about WeWork? CEO Adam Neumann. BNOS PEEPS - I don't trust this dude at all. He's doing so many sketchy things with WeWork. These guys were tryna sell themselves to the public for a $50 billion valuation. Now they talm'bout $20 billion valuation. And I don't even think it's worth that much! Buyer BEWARE! Sit back. Relax. Enjoy the episode! Peace. SHOWNOTES 01:25- Introductions 04:10- Plugs and Hatred 09:00- Shootings 11:00- Michael's improv / Jabari plugs 13:00- Proximity, an upcoming Chicago investing firm 17:00- Wall Street Journal aka WSJ 18:40- Positive Friday: Jobs report, Hurricane Dorian, and sharpies 20:55- Uber 23:10- Dow Jones is up thanks to 'China talks' 28:45- WeWork's trying to jazz it up 33:30- Jabari, our financial specialist 35:45- Adam Neumann is sketchy business Connect with Amer and BNOS: Visit the BNOS PODCAST: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/business-news-and-other-%24/id1438358922?mt=2 Visit the Amer Abdullah BLOG: http://amerabdullah.com/ Like BNOS on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/businessnewsandothershit Follow BNOS on Twitter: https://twitter.com/theamerabdullah Follow BNOS on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/theamerabdullah
40:51
September 9, 2019
#59 *Daft* We're Up All Night To Get Wealthy! with Wealth Manager Osman Arain
What's up y'all. Episode 59. We had our badass guest Osman Arain (Portfolio Manager / Wealth Manager) break it down for us. Yeah, this dude don't play around. Dartmouth and Columbia credits. Hard working dude. Very smart and can articulate really well. Lancey Joe and I fire questions and have some fun with him.  Our assistant producer also came in with some crazy stories about lying his way into a job where he eventually got found out and kicked out. Millennials! Y'all don't use wealth managers enough. And Osman is saying you should. It will benefit you to have someone else (emotionally detached from your money) to be watching it. Did millennials suffer psychologically from the 2008 crisis? Yes, they did. Are these challenges insurmountable? No. Osman believes you can get past them and he breaks down how. He also talked about how to avoid permanently losing some of your money that's invested. Make sure you listen in and get some of that wisdom from him. And finally, he's like, yo, everyone ends up with a big opportunity at some point in their life. A windfall of a big amount of cash in some way- whether it's a raise/promotion, you move to a different city that's cheaper, or inheritance. What do you do with that when it comes? You want to be prepared. Sit back, relax and enjoy the episode. Peace. SHOWNOTES 01:40- What is a portfolio manager? And why are they important? 08:40- Jaded and JUUL-ed millennials  11:00- Osman on millennial clients 13:30- The educational system is a disaster- is college worth it? 17:10- Who shouldn't go to college? 20:40- When is it time to hire a financial adviser? 23:47- The benefit of an emotionally detached investor 25:10- Big Mistakes: Permanent destruction of capital & living above your means 32:17- Our assistant producer lied his way into the kitchen 35:18- What to do with your money and how to accumulate wealth Connect with Amer and BNOS: Visit the BNOS PODCAST: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/business-news-and-other-%24/id1438358922?mt=2 Visit the Amer Abdullah BLOG: http://amerabdullah.com/ Like BNOS on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/businessnewsandothershit Follow BNOS on Twitter: https://twitter.com/theamerabdullah Follow BNOS on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/theamerabdullah
46:39
September 5, 2019
#58: Could Epstein’s “Pimp Island” Affect Your Investments?
Wassup cash-maker's, Let's take a gander at Epstein's boys, shall we? - Donald J. Trump - Bill J. Clinton - Prince Andrew of Wales (who?) You tryna' tell me some big-name CEO-types weren't visitin' creep-o-island? Of course they were.  There's risk out there in them markets, people. I'm not saying sell, just hold onto your hats, it could get bumpy as Ghislaine Maxwell (Epstein's business manager) starts to speak. How about our guests? - Osman Arain, bangin' portfolio manager - Lancey Joe, bangin' comedian Yo, make sure you check out Lancey Joe's comedy show - the best independent show (I think) in the city called Comedy Tub over at Chicago Joe's, every Thursday, 8pm. Onwards: opioids are fo' real. The Sacklers' (fam that owns Purdue Pharma, biggest dealer of opioids to vulnerable Americans) talm' about settling for $12bn ($3bn cash, $9bn from FUTURE sales of supposedly legit opioids). I think the Sackler's should've died in the 80's with parachute pants.  Finally, we hit up JUUL, vape-capital of America. These dudes bout to get investigated like Gayle King interviewing R. Kelly. FTC, FDA, ETC. Teenagers startin' to show up at hospitals with seizures and other illnesses. At the same time, Altria trying to re-unite with Phillip Morris - listen in to see if Altria owning 35% of JUUL will stop the merger of Marlboro's. Chill and make cash people, Peace Amer SHOWNOTES 03:37- Introducing our guests 06:15- Disclaimers 09:11- Osman's credits (Osman Arain on LinkedIn) 13:17- Lancey's comedy show gets to standing room only 15:07- Jeff Epstein: A pimp for the elites 19:45- Jeff Epstein's prostitution island  24:30- Jeff Epstein's suicide, a very sketchy situation 26:23- Reasons to create a will 33:13- The Sackler family settlement 37:27- Johnson & Johnson's lawsuit and the market 40:25- Altria and Philip Morris, re-merging as people smoke less 42:26- JUUL has all kinds of flavors 44:39- JUUL is under investigation by the FDA and FTC 50:20- Saudi Arabia wants to sell 5% of Aramco, the biggest company in the world 55:20- Why would Saudi Arabia want to sell a piece of Aramco? Connect with Amer and BNOS: Visit the BNOS PODCAST: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/business-news-and-other-%24/id1438358922?mt=2 Visit the Amer Abdullah BLOG: http://amerabdullah.com/ Like BNOS on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/businessnewsandothershit Follow BNOS on Twitter: https://twitter.com/theamerabdullah Follow BNOS on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/theamerabdullah
01:00:01
September 3, 2019
#57: Jeff Tack's Journey from Billion Dollar Portfolio Manager to Serial Real Estate Entrepreneur
What's up? What's up? Episode 57. We're interviewing Jeff Tack of Woodward Real Estate Partners. This dude is a fixed income pro. There aren't many people like this dude in Chicago. This guy knows the markets really, really well. He worked at ABN AMRO in the South Bank for over a decade. He managed a $20+ billion portfolio there. Then at Credit Agricole, where he also had a huge portfolio. At Crestline, he had over $10 billion. He was managing huge amounts of money! We learn how he thinks about making those transactions: How to manage that money? How to make money in a big way? But now the dude has left that world. He's now an entrepreneur doing his own real estate thing. This dude was buying up cribs in the recession. He bought a lot of them. All of them in Michigan. His first one, he paid 16 grand. As he calls it, “half a Camry.” And then just kept waving at them after that. And now we figure out what's he doing with it. And how can we be doing stuff like that. Maybe the Great Recession's gone, but he still has some great advice on how to make money in real estate. So yeah, tune in. Listen to the episode. Sit back. Relax. Peace! SHOWNOTES 01:40 – Jeff Tack's job background and profile 03:25 – ABN AMRO investing on secure products 05:10 – $10 trillion mortgage loans in the US 06:40 – Jeff's $25 billion portfolio at La Salle 08:00 – Comparing investing to drug dealing 10:50 – US mortgage market: world's largest, most liquid market 12:10 – Jeff on losing and gaining a lot of money 13:45 – Massive transactions fees 16:00 – How not to steal a billion 18:30 – The goal is to make money 19:35 – Fixed Income market is bigger than the stock market 21:35 – Good debt and bad debt 22:30 – Jeff's memorable story as a portfolio manager 26:15 – Becoming a serial entrepreneur + taking advantage of the Great Recession 28:35 – First house Jeff and his partner bought for $16,000 30:45 – Now is the right time to buy a house + getting rich via real estate 31:45 – On mobility and renting vs. owning a house 33:20 – Looking for opportunities to buy 35:55 – Millennials not buying houses + housing loan options 38:30 – Jeff's property management company + construction business 41:10 – Real estate benefits + jumping on opportunities Connect with Amer and BNOS: Visit the BNOS PODCAST: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/business-news-and-other-%24/id1438358922?mt=2 Visit the Amer Abdullah BLOG: http://amerabdullah.com/ Like BNOS on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/businessnewsandothershit Follow BNOS on Twitter: https://twitter.com/theamerabdullah Follow BNOS on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/theamerabdullah
47:16
August 28, 2019
#56: Trump Just Grabbed China By The Egg Rolls. Be Concerned! 
Wassup Chedda-makers, Trump just told American companies to get out of China. Yep, he using even more "big stick" diplomacy to make up for his manhood. I don't like it. Keep investin, tho ... and keep powder dry, trade war's fo' real, things bout to get worse. Say wassup to our guests: comedian Tito (IG: titos_tales) and bond guru Jeff Tack (Woodward Real Estate Partners). David Koch passed away, may all the dead rest in peace. This dude made billions from Koch Industries (Tony Montana made his billions from the other "Coke" industries). We discuss why there's so much drama surrounding his death. Finally, we hit up Pat Byrne, CEO of Overstock.com. This clown hooked up with Maria Butina (Russian spy now in jail) and then said Warren Buffett told him to confess his hook up. Stock dropped 36%! I love you super rich white dudes, but WTF? Between this dude, Zuck, Bezos & Trump, the whole country needs to do an intervention. Chill and make chedda! SHOWNOTES 02:30 – Introducing Jeff Tack and Tito 05:50 – Plugging Tito's "Comedy for a Cause" show in September 07:00 – Drama in business and finance 08:20 – Trump on trading with China and tariff planning 12:25 – China's alleged agreement with USA 14:40 – USA's trade deficit 16:40 – Current account surplus benefit 18:40 – China's demographic problems 23:00 – "American Factory" Netflix documentary and China's debt 25:25 – Trump's Twitter bomb against China 26:40 – Trade War and technology theft 30:35 – Stocks went down 32:45 – Market is correcting itself and the ripple effect 34:35 – Media harping on recession 36:05 – G7 meeting, Jay Powell and more drama 37:05 – Amer recommends equity investment 40:30 – David Koch's passing and Koch Industries 44:55 – Tax code is so big 48:40 – Allahu Akbar (God is greater) 49:05 – Overstock.com's Pat Byrne and his relationship with the Russian spy Maria Butina 53:00 – Trump is a master media manipulator 55:25 – Farmers losing jobs Connect with Amer and BNOS: Visit the BNOS PODCAST: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/business-news-and-other-%24/id1438358922?mt=2 Visit the Amer Abdullah BLOG: http://amerabdullah.com/ Like BNOS on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/businessnewsandothershit Follow BNOS on Twitter: https://twitter.com/theamerabdullah Follow BNOS on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/theamerabdullah
59:07
August 26, 2019
#55: How Do You Get An NFL Linebacker to Team Up On A $200mm Fund? with Activated Capital
Wassssup BNOS listeners!? We had Josh Burrell and Lane Campbell on with us. Wow, these dudes have a great story! They run a fund called Activated Capital out of NYC. These dudes are not just about the bottom line of profits. They look at a double bottom line. So it's not just profits, but also values and impact. They are not just making money BUT also having an impact? I hadn't heard much about that before. So it was great to hear these dudes talk about their story. Their focus is real estate. So they're trying to get the right tenants into some real estate that they buy and they become landlords. Their story got so much PR that Derrick Morgan, former outside linebacker of the Tennessee Titans, joined up with them. They're doing a joint venture - $200 million fund - called Kingdom Activated. And we break down: What do these guys do? How do they do it? How do they keep track and measure that they're actually having an impact and not just making money? How do they ensure that all their nonprofit partners will make their investments provide a competitive return? Not just in capital (money), but will also have a positive social impact. So sit back, relax and enjoy this episode. Learn a lot about social investing and being smart about where you put your money.  Peace! SHOW NOTES 01:15 - How Josh and Lane met and introducing Activated Capital 02:10 - Real estate investment background  03:20 - Investing in growing cities like Detroit, Nashville, Memphis 04:25 - Amer discussing double bottom line connection between tenants and investors 05:10 - Creating/trademarking OZ (Opportunity Zone) Scorecards 05:40 - Criteria for buying real estate investments in Detroit and Nashville 06:35 - It's more than just caring 07:10 - Amer asks Josh: why do you care and what drives you? 09:40 - Amer talks about growing up with his grandma  11:10 - Minimum investors limit 50k 13:25 - Kingdom Activated teamed up with Derrick Morgan 17:25 - Conversation and closing the deal with Derrick Morgan 18:50 - Measuring the double bottom line  19:40 - Financial education and improving credit scores 20:30 - Mental health and wellness 21:30 - Possible mentorship programs for low income communities 24:50 - $200 million Kingdom Activated joint venture 27:15 - Activated Capital and Kingdom Activated contact information   Connect with Amer and BNOS: Visit the BNOS PODCAST: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/business-news-and-other-%24/id1438358922?mt=2 Visit the Amer Abdullah BLOG: http://amerabdullah.com/ Like BNOS on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/businessnewsandothershit Follow BNOS on Twitter: https://twitter.com/theamerabdullah Follow BNOS on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/theamerabdullah
29:58
August 25, 2019
#54: Markets Scared Sh!tless About A Recession. What Should You Be Doing?
Dow tanked 800 points last Wednesday Hong Kong stocks down -10% since violence began last month St. James pumped gas for an uber drive in exchange for a blunt WTF's going on in the world!? And WTF should you be doing? As for St. James, go check out his upcoming stand up show at the Laugh Factory (8/30, 10pm, hit him up for tix) @LifeOfStJames on IG. Now, stocks: market needs some Xanax (prescription, please, Dr. Fed). How about Xanax for you? Be a bad ass and meditate. Afterwards, you'll realize (1) Trump needs to get re-elected, so he's gonna do everything he can to avoid recession, and (2) the Fed's gonna do everything they can to fix sh!t Then we discussed the Trade War. Yo, these Hong Kong protesters? Not an accident that it is happening during the trade war. I think China's instigating now because they know Trump can't make a stink about it. Trump's got a trade war to try and win, so EFF sticking up for democracy. The Donald needs to make a deal!! Then, we had an IG question from some listeners about what stocks to buy given this decline. And finally we talked to a couple of solid dudes from Activated Capital, Josh Burrell and Lane Campbell, who struck a deal with former NFL linebacker Derrick Morgan to launch a $200mm social impact fund. Make sure you check that interview out on Episode 55, coming Wednesday morning. Relax and make some effing cheddar, Peace, Amer SHOWNOTES 01:20- Has Amer been working out?  02:20- Introductions and all about St. James's life (don't miss his Young Hustle show) 06:05- Markets are scared sh!tless- why? And what should you be doing? 11:30- Uber is bleeding cash, will it bleed dry? 15:00- What to know about the August traders, aka the B team 17:30- Market volatility: The GE accounting fraud, inflation, and more pointing to a recession? 21:25- Quick intro to Lane, Josh, and their company- Activated Capital 22:25- Audience Q: Stocks on sale? And Beyond Meat's impossible burger? 26:10- The Trade War and Hong Kong protesting 32:20- Trump confronting China Connect with Amer and BNOS: Visit the BNOS PODCAST: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/business-news-and-other-%24/id1438358922?mt=2 Visit the Amer Abdullah BLOG: http://amerabdullah.com/ Like BNOS on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/businessnewsandothershit Follow BNOS on Twitter: https://twitter.com/theamerabdullah Follow BNOS on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/theamerabdullah
36:02
August 25, 2019
#53: Former Gang Member Becomes Millionaire at 25. He’s Now Planning His Next Money Moves
Episode 53! We interviewed Jeff Badu. Who? This dude was 25 years old, he made his first million dollars. Former gang member who at 16 decided to just change up his life and now he's a millionaire. Amazing, amazing story with this dude. He is a tax accounting specialist but the dude knows how to make money in all sorts of other ways. Owns 11 companies. Owns some real estate and BADOOM marrying a princess. What? Yes. This dude is marrying a princess. Thank God she doesn't have a twin or triplet, if you listen to the episode you'll know why.  So Jeff breaks down how he makes cheddar, lets us in on that strategy and what game he plays. It's really cool to listen in. Sit back, relax, and enjoy the episode.  Peace. SHOWNOTES 00:50- Talking to Jeff Badu about Jeff Badu 04:00- Jeff started making life changes at 16, aiming to become wealthy 09:30- How Jeff made the switch to entrepreneurship 12:50- Breaking down what a 'millionaire' entails 14:50- How Jeff went from 100 to 300 clients, goal setting techniques that got him to 1500 today 20:00- Jeff loves building companies from the ground up 22:13- Jeff's fiance is a princess! 25:05- All about Jeff's rental car company and delving deeper into how Jeff expanded his tax business 30:30- Jeff's plan to buy out Yelp 34:00- How Jeff buys other CPAs 37:00- Sam Prickett is going to be in Akron, Ohio for a couple shows and you can catch Amer Abdullah doing stand up at Comedy Clubhouse, Thursday August 9th at 10pm.   Connect with Amer and BNOS: Visit the BNOS PODCAST: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/business-news-and-other-%24/id1438358922?mt=2 Visit the Amer Abdullah BLOG: http://amerabdullah.com/ Like BNOS on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/businessnewsandothershit Follow BNOS on Twitter: https://twitter.com/theamerabdullah Follow BNOS on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/theamerabdullah 
39:20
August 7, 2019
#52: Trump's Latest Trade War and the Fed's Mid Cycle Adjustment Affect on the Market w/Jeff Badu Owner of Badu Tax Services and Comedian Sam Prickett
What's up y'all Episode #52. We had Jeff Badu on- a millionaire by the age of 25! WHAT? Make sure you catch our Wednesday episode when we drop our interview with Jeff. He was here the whole time to give us his hot takes, his questions and his answers on what's going on in the markets. We also had Sam Prickett, make sure you check out @smugprickett on Instagram.  And I got a show coming up- here's a little plug. Thursday at the Comedy Clubhouse, August 9th at 10pm. I do some stand up there. So come out and check me out.  This episode was great. We talked about stocks. Why are they down the last five sessions? The Fed cut rates this week- isn't that supposed to be good for stocks? Well, we'll talk all about why the Fed cutting rates didn't work out the way everyone wanted it to. Also, trade problems. Trump announced a 10% tax on 300 billion Chinese goods. Those are consumer goods. Let the games begin. We're about to start feeling this shit a lot more. This war keeps getting worse. And then we answer some audience questions about stocks and taxes. We talked about buying gold and we talked about our thirst for technology versus our privacy getting invaded and monetized. Sit back, relax, and enjoy the episode. Peace. SHOWNOTES 03:00- Introducing Jeff Badu (http://www.jeffbadu.com/) and why you should always carry receipts 06:20- From gang member to millionaire by age 25- an intro to Jeff's tax services and strategy (http://www.badutaxservices.com/) 10:20- Interest rates are cut but stocks are going down 15:30- FED Prez, Jerome Powell, calls rate cuts "A MID CYCLE ADJUSTMENT" 17:20- Trade war kicks up again, this time the civilian consumer is going to get hit in the crossfire 23:00- USA is borrowing a trillion dollars to fund the government 26:50- Why does Congress dislike social media platforms? 29:10- The only thing Democrats agree upon 31:30- Jeff on investing in the stock market 32:55- Audience Q: What are the tax implications of selling stocks you bought in the same year? 36:00- Audience Q: Should we buy gold in anticipation of a recession? 39:00- Audience Q: How do we balance our thirst for new tech with our fear for our privacy and of getting monetized? 43:00-  Who is "Homie the Clown"?   Connect with Amer and BNOS: Visit the BNOS PODCAST: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/business-news-and-other-%24/id1438358922?mt=2 Visit the Amer Abdullah BLOG: http://amerabdullah.com/ Like BNOS on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/businessnewsandothershit Follow BNOS on Twitter: https://twitter.com/theamerabdullah Follow BNOS on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/theamerabdullah 
47:24
August 5, 2019
#51: Will Victoria FINALLY Tell Us Her *Secret*? With MY IMPROV TEAM As Guests!
Wazzup, wazzup, Episode 51 - first episode of season TWO. First, COME SEE ME DO STANDUP! Two shows coming up: - This Thursday 8/1 "The Comedy Tub" at Chicago Joe's (2256 W Irving Park Rd) 8pm FREE! (Det's here)  - Next Thursday @ Comedy Clubhouse (1462 N Ashland Ave) at 10pm Thursday August 8. $8 online, $12 at box office. (Det's here!) Aiight, let's hit it: T-Mobile/Sprint Q: What do you get when 2 half-idiots have a baby? A: A Nextel Push-to-Talk comeback Bill Barr & his boys finally approved the merger. Get ready for your cell phone bills to go up (yes, even AT&T and Verizon). A huge company like that means -  more power to price-abuse customers (bc less competition) - more power to bribe Congress - more power to deliver sh!tty service I do not like this merger (shocked, right?). Next we jumped into talking about L Brands. Who?? These guys were originally behind The Limited, Abercrombie, Express, Structure, Lane Bryant. They currently own - Bath and Body Works - Pink - and their crown jewel, Victoria's Secret. Yo, shady stuff going on with CEO Leslie Wexler. This dude was boys with Jeff Epstein, super dangerous pedophile. Need I say more? Fine, I will. Jeff Epps was Leslie's "Personal Money Manager" aka Personal "I Got No Game" Manager. Leslie gave Jeff FULL Power of Attorney to basically use his name to do ANYTHING. Why? Well, Jeff used to falsely tell women he's a Talent Scout for Victoria's Secret, THEN sexually harass them. WTF?  *cue Radiohead* That's ~100x worse than the creep at the bar that awkwardly tries to join your group of friends. Where there's smoke ........ there's fire. I think Leslie used Victoria's Secret for super sketchy purposes. Stay further away from this stock than you would if you saw Jeff Epstein at a bar. Finally, we talked to my improv team about how to make some cash. Dan Baker, an advertising exec, broke it down: marketing and advertising is HOW you get cash in the door. Anyone who says "advertising doesn't work" lives under Bill Barr. Listen in to learn a bit from Dan on how to get creative with advertising. Chill and make chedda, Amer SHOWNOTES: 12:30- T- MOBILE merger- Number of phone accounts greater than human beings 19:10-  Cell phone bills will go up- Cell phones cost goes up 21:30- T-mobile and sprint CEO's attacking each other like Sonic and Wendy's 24:20- Did Bill Barr have a roll in this merger? 25:05- Telling about Sprint CEO Marcello  27:30- Talking about L-brands and crown jewels Victoria Secret 31:00- Victoria's secret   34:00- Sex trafficking 39:30- The best investing Apps 48:40- Den helped the company to make huge amount of money by advertising 58:00- Marketing and advertising both together 01:02:20- Amer question how to get the money   Connect with Amer and BNOS: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/business-news-and-other-%24/id1438358922?mt=2 Visit the Amer Abdullah BLOG: http://amerabdullah.com/ Like BNOS on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/businessnewsandothershit Follow BNOS on Twitter: https://twitter.com/theamerabdullah  Follow BNOS on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/theamerabdullah
01:04:51
August 4, 2019
#50: Is Money the *REAL* Obstacle to Your Dream Career? with Angie Gaffney
What's up y'all. Episode 50. Our season finale. We did 50 episodes, y'all. We did, yeah, we did. Yo, we're about to finish Season 1 and move on to Season 2. Before we talk about how badass Episode 50 was, y'all need to come see me perform some stand up. I have some shows coming up. Two shows: Wednesday, July 24 at a place called Uncommon Ground in Edgewater at 7pm, 20 bucks. Thursday, August 1, I'm in a comedy tub show. That's at Chicago Joe's on Western and Irving Park- 8pm. That's a free show, y'all.  I'll be doing some stand up at both of those. Please come out Wednesday, July 24. Thursday, August 1.  Now, Episode 50, badass episode. Angie Gaffney was our guest. AngieGaffney.com: Beast when it comes to making movies in Chicago. She's made 17 feature film movies in Chicago, her last ones in the fall raised over a million dollars to make. Angie's killing it. We then talked about how she does raise that kind of chatter. And she's transitioned into a life coach. So she helps people now or she's into helping people transition in a way where they can get their creative dreams fulfilled. How do you do that in a financially stable way? Angie's got some answers.  As for the episode, it was a tech heavy episode. Is it time to sell your technology stocks? Yo, these tech companies were on Congress- getting grilled. Facebook, are they a monopoly? Congress thinks so. Amazon, monopoly? Congress thinks so. Facebook's Libra cryptocurrency? The Fed ain't gonna let them do that shit. So yeah, we talk all about technology. We answer a bunch of audience questions. It was a great episode. Come see me perform stand up.  Sit back, relax and enjoy the episode.  Peace. SHOW HIGHLIGHTS: 01:50- Introductions and bus drivers 09:30- Amer's goals 12:20- Introducing Angie 17:30- Talking about Tech 19:20- Face App drama 24:30- What is the US government going to do about tech monopolies? 29:30- Land versus digital governments, looking at the future 32:00- Amazon and Bezos vs Trump 35:10- Answering audience questions: What to know about Netflix stocks. And should you invest in video games? 52:00- All about Angie 54:10- Gotta learn how to make cheddar (aka how to raise money) 01:02:00- About Killing Eleanor and Monuments, morbid but fun movies 01:03:40- Profit vs passion 01:05:30- Angie's life coach calling 01:08:00- Angie exploring our relationship with money, an experiment in River North 01:09:50- Nishad's street stand up 01:14:10- Life coach tips to leaving the corporate culture 01:20:40- Angie applying life coaching to herself 01:29:30- Angie's breakdown of different avenues to get help and how a life coach is distinct Connect with Amer and BNOS: Visit the BNOS PODCAST: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/business-news-and-other-%24/id1438358922?mt=2 Visit the Amer Abdullah BLOG: http://amerabdullah.com/ Like BNOS on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/businessnewsandothershit Follow BNOS on Twitter: https://twitter.com/theamerabdullah Follow BNOS on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/theamerabdullah 
01:34:25
July 23, 2019
#49: Real Estate Man of STEEL Jeff Glenner Shows Us How To Make $ Without Being Trump “Man of STEAL”
You can be in real estate, AND make legit money You can "give" in negotiations, not just take. You can be tough, AND fair. You can enjoy what you do, AND make some cash. Yup, not every real estate developer has to be like DJT. Jeff Glenner from JBG Property Holdings came to the show and showed us how to woah! This dude believes in wellness, making life better, not just for himself, but for OTHERS too! He talked to us about how to make mad cash in real estate development AND inject 'wellness' into it. Comedian Lancey Joe was there too, and I publicly pledged to refrain from any KKK Mississippi talk with him. TOTALLY failed. The good news? I'm performing standup at his upcoming Comedy Tub show! 8pm @ Chicago Joe's, det's here, ROLL OUT! If you can't make that, I'm also doing standup 7/24 7pm (charity event). Tix here! We then hit up stocks: how's they still RISING?!? yet the Fed's about to *cut* interest rates?! Nothin' like injecting morphine into the economy's arm when it's already high as F8CK!! Anyway, they doin' it, so get ready for the 3 pieces of bubble-licious in your mouth to get some more! So what should you do? With rates goin lower, getchu some real estate on the cheap! I been lookin for some myself near my home in Humboldt Park. What did I find? AN ALLIGATOR! Yup, someone let one loose in my hood. It's coo, we named him Chance the SNAPPER. Yup, we discussed it. We took questions from people on IG and talked about the cannabis industry - should you be opening a business next door to dispensaries? Like a bakery? Or escape rooms, except stoners just sit in awkward silence? Listen in! We then hit up Facebook, my favorite dumpster fire to discuss. FTC finally approved a $5 billion fine. Number's so LOW that their stock done gone up $40 billion since announced! 8x the fine! That ain't how you punish them, FTC. That's a Zucke-reward. Sit back, chillax, make cash, enjoy. Peace Amer SHOW HIGHLIGHTS: 01:40- Introductions 06:15- Jeff's story; JBG Property Holdings is the next big thing 09:00- Lancey's Comedy Tub show 10:50- Interest rates cut down while stocks going all time high 14:10- Services weather the storm better than products 18:10- Jerome Powell & Co are pumping morphine into the market 21:00- Breaking down and assessing real estate property investments 26:20- Chance the Snapper settles down in Humboldt Park 30:30- A short rooster anecdote 31:30- Answering Bryan's questions! Can you buy stock in Little Debbie? Should you invest in golf carts? Should you open up a bakery next to a Cannabis dispensary? 39:40- Facebook faces a $5 billion fine from FTC 42:55- Who is Jeff Glenner? All about Chicago's upcoming hotshot CEO 51:35- Be passionate, money doesn't matter if you aren't enjoying life and doing good for others 54:45- People do want more and they deserve it 01:02:35- Jeff in New York and the value of team effort 01:10:20- What inspires real estate work? 1:13:45- Faith looks more like open hands than closed fists Connect with Amer and BNOS: Visit the BNOS PODCAST: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/business-news-and-other-%24/id1438358922?mt=2 Visit the Amer Abdullah BLOG: http://amerabdullah.com/ Like BNOS on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/businessnewsandothershit Follow BNOS on Twitter: https://twitter.com/theamerabdullah Follow BNOS on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/theamerabdullah
01:28:57
July 15, 2019
#48 Millennials Unconsciously Bleed Money Everyday. Here's How to STOP with Cofield Advisors CEO
Don't know their profit margins. Don't invest in stocks. Don't plan for a big tax bill. Don't take advantage of depreciation. Millennials, WTF?! Cofield from Cofield Advisors told us wassup on this episode. Before that, tho, we started with Jony Apple-seed. Apple lost their most important dude, Jony Ive (Pronounced Johnny I've), who Steve Jobs called his "spiritual partner" (ie, get-blazed buddy). Apple stock was down as much as -2%. As the Chief Design Officer, Jony's fingerprints are all over every product (creep): iMac, iPad, Apple Watch, and of course the iPhone. So who's gonna make the iSexRobot in 2021? Don't worry, Jony's opening a new design firm and Apple will be his first client. Bottom line: keep buying Apple stock. It's a long-term win as they rotate away from hardware towards services. We then talked about interest rates DROPPING a lot! Mortgages, car loans, credit card debt - it's all going lower. Y'all need to be borrowing money and buying some kind of investment like a real estate property or a business. HURRY UP, that sh!t just got cheaper!!! Finally we hit up Bitcoin, the F*CK IT currency. Should you be buying Bitcoin at 13 grand? Everyone should own at least a LITTLE BIT of BTC. Go open an account at Coinbase and join us in 2019 please, thank you. Relax and make some effing cheddar, Peace Amer SHOW HIGHLIGHTS: 01:40- Why the EFF does Sam hate GoT & dragons?  11:00- Apple stock is falling bc Chief Design Officer Jony Ive is leaving 16:40- Should you buy Apple stock? YES! 22:00- Economy's interest rates fell A LOT and FAST; take advantage and invest now! 26:05- Trump is meeting Chinese President Xi Jinping; expect a short-lived bounce in the market 28:10- How China can work around tariffs by manipulating its currency 30:50- Bitcoin going up, up, and away 39:00- Amer's transgender experience at an elementary school 44:00- Is investing in Bitcoin gambling? Hear Yahia's insights as well 46:25- Dogecoin - WTF is this thing?  48:00- Cofield's story on how to tell if the corporate life is not for you 50:45- Cofield's online financial course https://moneymaster.thinkific.com/ 52:00- Cofield Advisors, all the biz advisor / personal finance / tax advisor all in one place 54:00- Depreciation - how to take advantage of it like Trump does so you don't have to pay taxes 58:00- The rich have the knowledge to get wealthier like a video game player has CHEAT CODES 59:25- Millennials' strengths: more woke, more socially conscious 01:02:30- Some millennials (and regular people too) are annoying bc they "Virtue signal" 01:03:20- Millennials' weaknesses: they're jaded by 2001/2008 and so they don't invest 01:12:00- Some of Cofield's success stories with IG influencers & bloggers making $250k+ 01:22:45- Cofieldadvisors.com 01:23:05- Catch Sam's show, July 12th at the Otherworld Theatre Connect with Amer and BNOS: Visit the BNOS PODCAST: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/business-news-and-other-%24/id1438358922?mt=2 Visit the Amer Abdullah BLOG: http://amerabdullah.com/ Like BNOS on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/businessnewsandothershit Follow BNOS on Twitter: https://twitter.com/theamerabdullah Follow BNOS on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/theamerabdullah 
01:24:57
July 1, 2019
#47: Prof. Faisal Schools Us on Scoopin Up $50k Properties for $10k from the City of Chicago!
Let's get straight to it: (1) I need you to move yo' a$$ from a PAYCHECK mentality to a NET WORTH mentality! (2) I need you to keep investing EVEN IF the stock market is at ALL-TIME record highs! (3) I need you to learn how to get valuable Chicago properties for $2,000 (!!!) by becoming a "receiver" for the City of Chicago Episode #47 was SUPER interesting - we taped from a men's retreat in Woodstock, IL. I'm a member of an org called MKP (the Mankind Project) and I helped run a training to teach 32 men leadership and emotional intelligence. My boy J-Mo was bringin the ha-ha's (he got real - *vulnerability moment* - and shared that he was in the "wrong line" when they were handing out - ehem - junk). We then talked to Mahmoud Faisal Elkhatib about scooping up abandoned Chicago properties on the CHEAP. He's a real estate attorney and a professor - and he TOTALLY schooled us on how to become a "receiver" so that YOU can scoop up properties on the cheap and then later sell them for 2x, 3x, or even 5x what you paid! Bottom line: MAKE SURE YOU ALWAYS IN THE *RIGHT* LINE!!! Chillax and enjoy! Peace Amer SHOW HIGHLIGHTS: 01:10- Intro to Jason Montgomery, Faisal Elkhatib & the Mankind Project men's leadership organization 06:30- Amer thinks Faisal is the early version of 1906 famed patriarch Joe Cacciatore 08:00- What the heck is the "mankind project" 10:20- Prophet Muhammad: Believers are "mirrors" for each other 15:05- Joseph Kennedy in the early 1900's, a story about selling all his stocks 16:10- What would happen if large amounts of African-Americans invested in the stock market? 17:10- Talking about military intelligence & "anti-fragility" 19:30- What is an ETF Trade? 24:20- American political system: The main goal is to always keep the stock market going up 26:00- The CEO decision tree: Should money go to employees or shareholders? 37:00- Real estate saturated; 60/20/20 rule 41:15- African-Americans are not afforded the funding that other Americans receive 45:00- Cheap properties intro: Landlords abandon properties and it becomes a "zombie" property 48:15- Becoming a receiver allows you to get super high "cap" rates 52:50- How exactly can a person become a "receiver" and obtain properties 90% below their value? 54:35- Becoming a "receiver" allows you, as an owner, to actually wipe out the bank's foreclosure lien 57:10- Faisal tells his students to do the "least amount of work to acquire a "receiver's lien," ideally $10,000 investment to get a $50,000 property   Connect with Amer and BNOS: Visit the BNOS PODCAST: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/business-news-and-other-%24/id1438358922?mt=2 Visit the Amer Abdullah BLOG: http://amerabdullah.com/ Like BNOS on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/businessnewsandothershit Follow BNOS on Twitter: https://twitter.com/theamerabdullah Follow BNOS on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/theamerabdullah 
01:05:20
June 26, 2019
#46: "Soprano's" Cyber-Mafia Will Ransom Your Corp for Millions. Invest in an IT Superhero with Brian Greenberg
What's up y'all, We’s havin a WILD time on episode #46! We had a Chief Technology Officer We had a VR gangsta We had NOSHOD’s clownin’ ass! (Noshod may not have won “Cincinnati’s funniest” last month but this dude had us ROLLIN!!) Yo, did you all know that the IT department is becoming a PROFIT center? Brian Greenberg, CTO to some serious companies, broke it down.  Most importantly, companies he works for are getting RANSOMED by the cyber-mafia! Instead of paying millions of $’s, hit up cyber-hero Brian to protect yo-self before you wreck yo-self.  Y’all see the stock market barely move last week? AND the oil market pretty quiet too? How’s this possible when TWO oil tankers in the Middle East were blown up!?  If this was a LEGIT attack, markets would’ve *freaked out.* Instead, I explain how both the markets AND me are suspicious.  Bottom line: I don’t think Iran really did this. I don’t think the markets do either. Keep investin, y’all good.  What else did we discuss? - Mark Zuck wakes up erryday and puts a chip in the side of his brain - Noshod got a cousin named Raytheon - It’s gettin Impossible to eat an Impossible burger Chillax and enjoy! Amer  SHOW HIGHLIGHTS: 02:25- Noshod breaks down Cincinnati comedy competition 04:25- Robert Bozitch - we all got some name drama 07:35- Chris's upcoming movie "Seems" 09:55- Brian Greenberg - CTO rubbing shoulders with CEO's 12:05- Raytheon & United Tech Merger; Noshod's Cousin?? 13:45- A unnamed Muslim guy is one of the biggest US gun supplier to big box stores 17:00- Amer's Airpods are GANGSTA 19:00- How'd stocks stay calm despite serious middle eastern conflict? 23:35- Iran situation super suspicious given we the US have the itchy trigger finger 24:00- Is Bitcoin REALLY anonymous? 25:00- What is ransomware? Are cyber ransoms a REAL thing? 34:05- Noshod tried "Musk" strain of cannabis and it raised his IQ 4 points 39:25- Trade war with China is HUGE; oil tankers and Iran are Trump using them to distract 40:45- Fake beef is what's for dinner; there's a shortage 47:20- Brian has eaten different types of insects while living in Japan 50:25- Beyond Meat stock - Amer recommends to start building a position 53:35- Beyond Meat getting sued for having "meat" in their name 57:15- Firefighters don't eat bacon bc it smells similar to charred skin 58:55- Facebook doubling spending on corporate ad's to improve their reputation; sign of things about to get worse 01:07:35- Facebook's FAKE news 01:13:30- VR Technology: is VR closer to "taking off" ? 01:26:30- Ransom ware - what is this really all about? 01:39:10- Brian breaks down what it's like to be a CTO Connect with Amer and BNOS: Visit the BNOS PODCAST: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/business-news-and-other-%24/id1438358922?mt=2 Visit the Amer Abdullah BLOG: http://amerabdullah.com/ Like BNOS on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/businessnewsandothershit Follow BNOS on Twitter: https://twitter.com/theamerabdullah Follow BNOS on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/theamerabdullah 
01:48:25
June 17, 2019
#45 What's It Take To Be a Day-Trader? $20k & Some Big Balls/Ovaries! 💪 with Brooke Hoerr
Wassup y'all, Stocks are up 6+% in the last 4 sessions! That's a HUGE move in such a short time! WTF happened? Why's this market all over the place? I break it down -- bottom line: THE FED. We also discuss what might be the REAL intentions behind Trump's trade war - man that sh!t's getting shadier and shadier each day that passes. We then jump into scratchin everyone's "trader" itch:  Ever think about becoming a futures trader? Maybe doing it part-time to make a lil extra cash? Maybe you've wondered "Do I have the stomach for that?" My boy Brooke Hoerr in London broke it down. This dude traded extra large positions in both the stock and bond markets for several years. At one point, Brooke told us a story about being on the train line one morning that, a couple hours after he got off, got bombed in the London bombings, yet still going into the office to trade!  Comedian Anthony Bonazzo dropped some funny 1-liners. To him, day-trading is like being on Facebook all day, but waaayyyy more productive.   Sit back, relax and enjoy! Peace SHOW HIGHLIGHTS: 01:45 - Anthony Bonazzo - performed last night in Chicago's NBC Breakout Festival 03:10 - Is our guest Brooke the JPMorgan 'London Whale'? 07:10 - Stocks crushed in May due to tariffs. US then smacked the sh!t out of Mexico, makin it worse 09:00 - US government putting Google through a full-blown cavity search - stocks crushed MORE! 10:30 - Possible US motive for investing Google and Facebook 12:50 - Almost 2/3 of ALL INTERNET ADVERTISING goes thru either Google or Facebook 17:00 - Fed JOLTED the market 6-7% when they suggested they may cut interest rates 19:25 - Keep investing 20% weekly/monthly. Keep powder dry if you want to invest more 25:00 - Should Anthony buy gold right now? 25:30 - What are some reasons Trump would artificially create trade wars?  30:00 - Anyone can bet on the predictability of a panic (ie, trading volatility) 37:00 - What's the difference between day trading and regular investing? 37:35 - Need a strong bladder to trade all day; need to invent the "futures diaper" 38:35 - What was Brooke's biggest trade ever? 40:20 - London bombing: Brooke trading in anguish that morning while following the story 41:40 - If Anthony (or anyone) wanted to be a trader, what exactly is needed? 44:45 - Finance lingo: is it unnecessarily complicated? Why? Investment scams 47:20 - Finance is such an intricate part of our country, yet most "not understood" thing 48: 30 - Even investors with millions DO NOT understand markets 50:00 - How does $20k security deposit work if you go work as a day trader trading futures? 52:15 - Would Brooke go back and be a part-time day trader? 53:35 - Can anyone be a part-time day trader? How many hours would a person need to be in front of computer screens?  55:40 - How much does an average day trader make?  57:45 - Anthony's personal training clients: some throw their iPhones against the wall 59:20 - Brooke's manager gettin all up in his face threatening him Connect with Amer and BNOS:  Visit the BNOS PODCAST: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/business-news-and-other-%24/id1438358922?mt=2 Visit the Amer Abdullah BLOG: http://amerabdullah.com/  Like BNOS on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/businessnewsandothershit
01:03:06
June 10, 2019
#44: Warren Buffett's Number 1 Investment? YOUR S-E-L-F !!! (Huh?)
Wassup chedda-makers,  The world's GREATEST investor, Warren "Benjamin's for Breakfast" Buffett, says: If you want to raise your net worth by 50%, then before anything else, invest first in YOURSELF. This dude doesn't hang up his Nebraska college degree in his office. He doesn't hang up his Master's degree from Columbia. He hangs up the communications certificate he got from the Dale Carnegie course he took decades ago. Invest in YOURSELF.  And that's why we had some awesome guests for episode 44: executive coach Patrick McWard, aka P-Mickey, talked street cred on how to invest in ourselves, while Meghan Powell hooked us up with some cool laughs about LaCroix & Juul stock. Bottom line? If you want an EDGE over errryone else, hook up your emotional intelligence game and get REAL with your colleagues and clients. P-Mickey gets into the deets of how to make this happen. We also had the whimsical Mexican ambassador to the United States on this episode, who broke down wassup with Donny Trump and this crazy-a$$ 5% tariff. He basically says: this sh!t ain't gonna be effective whatsoever.  After that, I break down how this impacts the markets. Let's summarize:  - you have a REAL China trade war happening  - you have a potential Mexican trade war about to happen.  So sh!t's gettin real. Put your seat belts on, we bout's to have some more turbulence in the markets. My point in all this? Keep powder dry and start building up some courage to use it. You want to keep investing - even as the market's going down - and if you see it down 10%, down 20%, down 30%, that's where you want to be investing a little bit more money at each draft downwards.  Kick back, Relax, Enjoy this episode! Peace.  SHOW HIGHLIGHTS: 01:35- Patrick intro - executive coach. From sales-man to SOUL-man.  04:05-  Meghan went blonde for the summer 07:20- Pat's 40-acre soybean farm in S. IL lost China as a buyer  13:25- China trade war: China's "blacklisting" America 15:10- DJT created the Mexico problem to distract us from  China 16:00- Mexican "ambassador" explains how tariff is BS 24:05- Buffett: Be greedy when others scared, and be scared when others are greedy 28:00- How to stay current & un-depressed 33:00- LaCroix stock down 65%! Buy opportunity 40:30- Juul launching retail stores "Apple stores for Vapers" 45:15- J.P. Morgan  $5mm lawsuit by new dad's  49:40- Patrick McWard - exec coach, prof speaker, wrote 2 books 51:50- Spiritual awakening while super successful yet super unhappy  01:02:30- Details on Pat's 2 books 01:04:20- Meditation retreat changed his life 01:05:20- Has now spent cumulative 4 years of his life in front of audience 01:08:00- Jean Paul Sartre - Philosopher - "if thoughts and actions unaligned, you WILL be unhappy" 01:09:55- Warren Buffet - "Best investment is in your own self" 01:11:50- How  do Execs invest in themselves hiring Patrick? 01:13:50- Huge edge in business? Ramp up your emo. intelligence 01:16:00- "Be your best self" 01:17:50- "Trust foundation of Leadership"- Patrick 01:21:50- How Patrick created multiple streams of income for himself 01:25:20- Healing the mind by shutting down logic - Pat oil painting 10 hours / week 01:27:40- Pat turned his hobby into a career Visit the BNOS PODCAST: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/business-news-and-other-%24/id1438358922?mt=2
01:33:27
June 3, 2019
#43: “Content” is EXPLODING! My Boy Professor Patrick Schools Us on Gettin In the Game
Wassup y’all, Episode 43! We talked trade war, we talked race, we talked content! Comedian Tito (aka Puerto Rican Stevie Wonder) was straight crackin us up!  Yo this trade war sh!t’s fo real now! China stepped up things a couple notches, so put your seat belts on y’all: gettin ready to invest in upcoming weeks is what separates the MEN from the boys.    We also talked to my boy Professor Pat Wimp - he done dropped some serious-a$$ knowledge on us! This dude: - teaches TV/Film & Digital Media at Northwestern and DePaul.  - has pitched his TV pilot to HBO - makes content for McDonald’s, Facebook & Cubs/Bulls/Sox  Check out these diamonds he dropped about the “game” of content:  - “Entertain and educate.” - “Attention is everything.”  - “To maximize your return, make several pieces of shorter content.” Best part? Pat schooled us on how to make $50,000 or $100,000 Nike-type cinematic content for $5,000 or $10,000!!! THAT is how to get a great investment return on your content money!  Sit back, relax and enjoy the episode!  SHOW HIGHLIGHTS: 04:20- Pat’s one of the TOP content creators in Chicago with 12 years experience  05:50- Stock investing: short game vs long game 08:10- Trade War: Sh!t’s gettin real since China stepped up “war” talk  16:00- Trade war will impact the entire globe 26:45- where does the USA borrow money from?  29:10- We aren’t focusing on our own problems 33:40- Patrick “ethnically ambiguous” - experience with that 35:15- How black and white people react to Patrick  39:00- Patrick’s background: production studio work  42:30- Patrick as a Professor at NU & DePaul  44:50- Which career Patrick is proud of the most? 47:40- Pat pitching TV Pilot “Public Housing Unit” to HBO 51:40- HBO: The gold standard for Patrick and most other screenwriters  55:40- Pat creates content that acts as a “salesperson” for a company 01:00:40- Nike Kaepernick campaign: good investment for the risk?  1:06:20- Making a $50k or $100k Nike-level commercial for $5k or $10k!  01:06:35- How to create a commercial for you or your business to maximize your investment return   01:15:00- Nike vs Gillette: Gillette seems to have failed 01:18:50- How to contact Patrick And Tito Connect with Amer and BNOS:  Visit the BNOS PODCAST: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/business-news-and-other-%24/id1438358922?mt=2 Visit the Amer Abdullah BLOG: http://amerabdullah.com/  Like BNOS on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/businessnewsandothershit Follow BNOS on Twitter: https://twitter.com/amer5x  Follow BNOS on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/realamerabdullah
01:21:60
May 28, 2019
#42 Muhammad Ali’s Business Manager. Obama’s First Seed Money. Who’s YOUR Mentor? with Danny Rezko
Wassup bid-ness peeps! Episode 42 was BANGIN with top real estate dude Danny Rezko and comic Noshod Barrow (soon to be Cincinnati's funniest comedian)! While we had a sh!tload of fun, we also got into some serious stuff with Danny about his dad and role model, Tony Rezko. You see, Tony was one of Chicago's top businessmen: - Muhammad Ali's business manager - owned 75+ fast food restaurants - ran one of the largest real estate companies - provided Obama with his first seed money. Then, in 2008, Tony and several others were convicted in a broad Illinois corruption scandal. Tony got jail time. Danny tells us the story of losing his role model and how that impacted him. Danny also walked us step by step through how he and a team are looking to make upwards of $50 million on a real estate deal of a 320-unit apartment complex. Before that, tho, my grandma came on and broke down the train wreck Uber IPO and explained why all sorts of sh!t is hittin the fan with these IPOs. Bottom line: stay away from all the other upcoming ones. These ain't good for investors. We then talked about the trade war and how that's killin stocks. Why's it hurting markets? What's a better solution? Chillax and enjoy!  SHOW HIGHLIGHTS: 4:50- See Noshod on May 22 at the comedy competition in Cincinnati @8pm @ Go Bananas Club  11:30- Uber IPO with Grandma Za Ree Ree  21:30- Wassup with all these IPO flops?  25:00- A guy suing apple for “facial recognition” theft  31:20- Trump’s Trade war is really a sneaky way to tax middle class  34:20- what would a Chinese Mexican war look like?  39:00- Free Uber rides as marketing to hook people in  42:05- China: abuse of Uighur Muslims  46:30- Danny’s bio of his father Tony Rezko  1:06:40- Barack on speed dial  1:18:30- Danny learned about real estate from his dad  1:20:00- Danny's best deal ever  1:23:20- How Danny made $200k by buying loans from Citi for $5k and threatening a borrower with “fraud transfer”  1:43:10- The 3 Magical ways to increase the value of real estate   Connect with Amer and BNOS:  Visit the BNOS PODCAST: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/business-news-and-other-%24/id1438358922?mt=2 Visit the Amer Abdullah BLOG: http://amerabdullah.com/  Like BNOS on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/businessnewsandothershit Follow BNOS on Twitter: https://twitter.com/amer5x  Follow BNOS on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/realamerabdullah
01:52:43
May 20, 2019
#41 BEST Investment Ever? Write a Book! (or 6!!) with Val Gee and Lancey Joe
Wazzzup up y'all, Episode 41! From multiple wives to the Uber IPO to "what's heaven & hell??", it was a super interesting and funny episode! Biggest takeaway? "You'll NEVER get rich working for someone else!"  --writer and entrepreneur Val Gee Our guest Val Gee was awesome! (https://www.amazon.com/Val-Gee/e/B000APG4OQ?ref=sr_ntt_srch_lnk_1&qid=1557707149&sr=8-1). We also had on the hilarious Lancey Joe (Comedy Tub, Thursday's 7:30pm at Chicago Joe's http://www.comedyofchicago.com/2017/02/comedy-tub-free-comedy-show.html). Val Gee showed us WASSSUP! She's banged out SIX books in 19 years! My favorite (and hers too!) of the 6? "You Married a WHAT!?!...And Now I Have a Muslim in My House!" Wait'll you hear the story about her Egyptian son-in-law Ehab! Even better, Val schools us on how money keeps flowin' for her ever since she wrote her first book in '99...and her phone hasn't stopped ringin since! We also spoke markets - they were down nearly every day this week! Why? Trump's sh*tty handling of the China trade war he started. Uber went public - one of the biggest IPO's in American history at ~$80..BILLION...DOLLARS. Bad a$$ technology company, too bad they're a PR nightmare. Speaking of trainwrecks-cluster-f*cks-and-dumpster-fires, Facebook lit on fire again. Zuck's boy Chris Hughes flung some sh!t at Zuck....aaannnddd let the GAMES BEGIN! Chris was a former exec of FB - he's saying Zuck's a d*ck and FB needs to be broken up. Listen in, sit back, relax and enjoy the episode!  6:00- Ramadan's here baby! 12:55- Markets went down almost every day this week...thanks Drumpf 17:30- WHERE'S Heaven and hell? 19:00- China trade war - how's this the only shot we have at Trump losing 2020? 32:20- Uber went public; worth buying? 38:00- 60 20 20 rule to save you years of pain and heartache (Val speaks from experience!) 40:50- Facebook fine so low the stock actually went UP 7% when it was announced! 56:40- Val Gee getting old is actually GREAT  (she wrote a book called "The Winners Attitude"!) 1:08:00- Val's daily writing process - writing is re-writing 1:14:00- Emotional intelligence: Val's "A-B-C-D-E" process to get you emotionally smarter! Connect with Amer and BNOS:  Visit the BNOS PODCAST: https://bit.ly/2rYjUBr  Visit the Amer Abdullah BLOG: http://bit.ly/17jDHw3  Like BNOS on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/businessnewsandothershit Follow BNOS on Twitter: https://twitter.com/amer5x  Follow BNOS on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/realamerabdullah
01:30:48
May 20, 2019
#40: Invest in POVERTY? If you're EVER gonna listen in, THIS is the one!!
Yo! Number 40!!! Woohoooo! You. Gotta. LISTEN TO THIS ONE! We had one of the most legit-amazing-O.G.-human-beings-on-the-planet: Teju Ravilochan. This G is a hidden treasure! This episode was fun! Inspiring! Education fo' the soul! Can you imagine investing in social causes that have BAD-A$$ potential to change the world? AND make money?! Teju makes that happen! Teju co-founded a *social impact* accelerator called Unreasonable Institute (now Uncharted). Basically, Teju's (former) organization gets behind entrepreneurs that try to push the world to be better. Like Moses, for example, whose company Eco-Fuel Africa discovered a way to turn human waste into fuel (which has now helped millions of girls in Uganda attend school instead of traveling long distances to search for firewood). Our comedian guest Sam Prickett was....also on. He quit smoking this week. So he was ANNOYING 🤣 We then jumped into talking about markets - company earnings reports, the Federal Reserve, and the eye-popping jobs report showing 263,000 peeps gettin hired in the US (but were those jobs any good? we discuss). Finally, we got into the nitty gritty of WHY should a person even bother investing? Get ready for some feel-good! Peace... SHOW HIGHLIGHTS: 02:40- Teju - co-founded a non-profit called "Unreasonable Institute" (now Uncharted) 04:00- Examples of entrepreneurs launching startups that do social good 08:40- Teju's personal story on his first trip to India 12:20- Can a person invest AND do social good? 16:50- How does Uncharted help startups? 19:00- Where is Teju headed next? 23:00- Can we solve the homeless problem by giving away money? 33:00- How can a layperson support holistically? 37:40- Talking about the markets - Jobs and Unemployment 48:20- Google and apple earnings reports 49:40- Warren Buffett buying billions of Amazon stock 51:50- What's insider trading? 53:30- All about Apple getting into services 58:15- Federal reserve bank meeting 1:00:20- Tesla needs cash FAST 1:02:10- Is convertible debt basically a drop-top? 1:04:50- Why should a person invest? 1:14:20- Become shareholders instead of just employees! Connect with Amer and BNOS:  Visit the BNOS PODCAST: https://bit.ly/2rYjUBr  Visit the Amer Abdullah BLOG: http://bit.ly/17jDHw3  Like BNOS on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/businessnewsandothershit Follow BNOS on Twitter: https://twitter.com/amer5x  Follow BNOS on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/realamerabdullah 
01:18:58
May 6, 2019
#39: A Palestinian Podcaster, a Jewish Lawyer, and a Black Saint All Walk into a Podcast Booth...
Wasup y'all, We got REAL on this ep! I couldn't ignore the Sri Lanka tragedy - may all those who lost their lives rest in peace. How the efff did Sri Lanka miss all the warnings!? Focusin on money and power, that's how. But then we got into it! We had my lawyer buddy, Jon Friedland, get real about bankruptcy! Are there ways to scoop up companies going bankrupt on the cheap? If so, how? And why is Jon doin' business deals in the back rooms of sketchy bars? Me and comedian St. James Jackson hit up Jon with all sorts of wacky 'what-if's'. We were also talm'bout the markets - this week they hit an ALL-TIME high! Bottom-line? Keep investin, it's all about the long game right now. Finally, we asked the hard question: should everyone be going to college? WHERE did this idea - everyone needs to go to college - even come from? Is it outdated? Enjoy the episode! Thanks for tuning in! 06:30- Sri Lanka terrorist attack 25:38- The stock market's at ALL TIME RECORD HIGHS! 34:20- Uber going public in stock market 43:10- Tesla missed earnings; announces Robotaxi's 48:30- 60/20/20 formula 51:45- Jon Friedland: Top Chicago bankruptcy attorney 53:00- How a company decides whether to declare bankruptcy or not 1:07:40- Secured and unsecured debt 1:15:10- Are there entrepreneurs that making money buying co's going through bankruptcy? 1:37:00- One successful deal example
01:48:54
April 29, 2019
#38 Does a Harvard Degree = REAL Success? Google Exec Spills the Beans
Wassup guys, I had a blast doing episode 38!  I had some dear friends on - our biz guest was my boy Mansoor Panawala, a Harvard grad and currently Google exec whose team's responsible for $2.5bn in revenue! We also had my good friend on Carinda Rae Larson, a comedian -- who by the way, works at a bar next to the Chicago Board of Trade -- she gave us some good inside scoop on what some of the floor traders are like that come into her bar! The markets this past week  basically did nothin'. What we DID get was the Mueller report. Bottom line? Y'all better get ready for some even stronger markets on the back of this report! Democrats done messed this up BIG TIME ... Trump likely in for 4 more years. We then  get into some Google stuff with Mansoor - craziest thing? 2 Chainz is a regular visitor at Google headquarters! We also dig into Mansoor's Harvard MBA - does a Harvard degree guarantee REAL business success?  Finally, Yahia from our investment posse speaks truth about why he's really on this podcast - dude's been making money off of it by tellin' lil old ladies he knows money and then they ask him to manage theirs! Chillax and enjoy the episode!  SHOW HIGHLIGHTS: 0:30 Driving vs. flying between states 4:17 Return to talking about Mansoor 8:54 The Mueller Report. No conclusive evidence against Trump himself. Russia interfered with the election- but US does the same? 11:00 Defining the Mueller Report 12:10 Why do we care about this? Legislation’s impact on the stock market. Trump’s influence on stocks → keep investing! Mansoor’s take on the Report 17:00 Carinda’s take on the stock market and ‘Chicago Trader’ inside info 26:00 60-20-20 27:50 Our economy is built to make the rich richer, but stock market can help you level the field 28:30 Yahia & Nurse at the "Battle of the Badges" 39:10 Next topic: IPO’s, Zoom, Pinterest 46:00 The OTHER Zoom stock results 59:20 Mansoor advising a prince and a whole country 1:00:00 Different kinds of people in the consulting/finance industry 1:03:58 Work Ethic trumps education 1:04:10 Google in the news 1:06:00 Mansoor’s expectations for working at Google vs. the reality 1:09:30 What does Mansoor actually do for Google? $100 bil of revenues. “Pity clicks” 1:14:00 How much is Google watching? They know when you’re in a certain store. 1:15:00 Blame EVERYTHING on Amazon! 1:17:55 Sears finally suing Eddie Lampert 1:21:20 Companies in America are SUPER powerful - Mansoor says they can be vampires 1:22:25 Lampert was kidnapped and finessed his way out 1:24:00 The liabilities of profit seekers 1:25:45 Boeing is going to start flying those planes again ?!!! Connect with Amer Abdullah and BNOS:  Visit the BNOS PODCAST: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/business-news-and-other-%24/id1438358922?mt=2  Visit the BNOS Blog: Coming soon! Like BNOS on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/businessnewsandothershit Follow BNOS on Twitter: https://twitter.com/theAmerAbdullah Follow BNOS on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/theAmerAbdullah Subscribe on Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCUV4hDV5i4o0wHHydh6RcCA 
01:37:31
April 22, 2019
#37 Most Restaurants Fail. My Bro Talks Street Cred On How To Succeed
Wasup y'all, Man we had some fun on this episode! We had my brother, the restaurant HUSTLER Mutaz, on, along with the crazy, wacky, offensive and gotta-love-him comedian Noshod Barrow on. We started out talm'bout the markets - how's it possible that earnings for some companies -- like Apple, FedEx, are actually going DOWN, yet the stock market's going UP?! We then discuss Trump nominating a pizza chain CEO to the Fed board, and how maybe that's a good thing for investors, even though the dude's unqualified!  Finally, we asked my bro - how did he succeed in the restaurant bidness? What are some of his secrets to makin money in restaurants? And what's the craziest thing that's ever happened to him as a restaurant owner? (HINT: he almost burnt down a train station) Enjoy the episode! Thanks for tuning in!5:40 Markets 5:40 Markets   11:02 Fed Reserve Bank Propping up Market - they are like the captain of the titanic   12:50 Noshod question about Federal Reserve messing up economy   15:24 Federal Reserve Bank   15:55 Noshod qualifications for Fed  19:17 Could a chair run as governor of Virginia?   19:35 Herman Cain   22:14 Is Donald Trump a time traveler?   27:40 Mexican border shutdown   29:00 Brilliance of Trump: creates problem, presents solution   32:54 Trump cancels border shutdown to improve stock markets   34:35 Mutaz teaching us the restaurant business   36:17 Mutaz: "it ain't that glamorous"   40:46 Noshod’s restaurant idea - kick ass drive-thru   42:03 Amer asks Mutaz would you advise someone to open a “different” restaurant   45:24 “Love what you do” - Mutaz. Businesses fail b/c lack of knowledge of funding, management, customer service   48:03 Funny story of Mezza burning down   52:51 Logistics of restaurant business   57:22 Marketing food service establishments is important   1:01:23 When to close down a restaurant?   1:05:40 Tricks to make restaurant successful: Dad saying buy own produce from the “Farmers markets on steroids”   1:07:46 Cutting out middle man for produce to save money   1:09:44 How much to make price of food based on costs?   1:11:29 Economy slowing down - evidence? Retail rents going down   1:11:55 Uber Will go public at $100B valuation   1:16:20 Uber transformed transportation   1:17:40 Accents of Uber drivers and self driving cars   1:20:13 Amer doesn’t recommend buying Uber or Lyft   1:20:46 60/20/20 Rule   1:21:21 Are we in a time that is almost impossible to bring down America? Visit the BNOS PODCAST: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/business-news-and-other-%24/id1438358922?mt=2  Visit the BNOS Blog: Coming soon! Like BNOS on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/businessnewsandothershit Follow BNOS on Twitter: https://twitter.com/theAmerAbdullah Follow BNOS on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/theAmerAbdullah Subscribe on Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCUV4hDV5i4o0wHHydh6RcCA 
01:27:34
April 15, 2019
#36 Make LEGIT Cash Movie Investing with Bad-A$$ Chicago Movie Mogul Ted Reilly and Comedian Skyler Higley
What happens when a former Goldman guy turns into a movie investor? *12 Days of Christmas beat*  17 films, 2 TV shows and a slate of 4 web series  Yup, this SAVAGE (Ted has 6 kids!!) schools us on how to make legit money investing in movies!  Ted and his partner Kelly Waller run Chicago Media Angels and they’ve created some bad-a$$ movies and shows that are already making returns!  Can a regular person like me or you invest as little as $5k in a movie and make bangin’ returns?  What’s the smart-money way to invest $10k or $20k in a film, TV or other media and have a good shot at makin' it back?  Besides movie-makin', we also talk about the Fed: is Trump REALLY pushin the Fed to bring back “quantitative easing?” We need to WEAN ourselves off the Vicodin our economy’s been on, not double the dosage, Donny T!!  Finally, we discuss our boy Elon Musk - Tesla delivery miss, Elon’s tweets, RIP Harambe....  Enjoy! Shownotes: 2:00 Plugged skylar - Young Hustle 10pm Fridays 4:45 Ted Riley “30 Miles To Nowhere” movie. Thriller on Amazon. 6:00 Jeff Bezos 8:00 “Come As you Are” movie 9:00 Markets up 1%. Close to all time highs 10:00 “Quantitative Easing” 12:00 Fire truck sounds funny explanation of “Quantitative Easing” 14:00 Trump, Fire trucks, and stock market 16:00 Amer doesn’t think this is good for economy b/c already in “Bubble Territory” 22:30 Trump and “Opioids 26:00 Fear of market high 31:00 How to make money through movies 40:00 How to make low budget movie money back 42:00 classes of movies in terms of price points 44:30 Ted is cutting to the chase - don’t make a feature film make a web series. Shorter videos are easier to capture audience 48:00 Ted breaks down parts of a movie 50:00 What about a lawyer wanting to make money on a banker making money in movie 51:45 “equity is high risk high reward” 52:30 Lay person becoming producer? Make it your full time job.  53:30 Low risk low reward in terms of debt investing 59:00 Investor US building audience  1:01:00 Has to be cheaper way than Fox to make money 1:02:30 Elon Musk 1:07:30 Why did Tesla not reach their estimated orders? 1:12:40 Saudi Arabia 1:18:00 Start of Saudi decline? 1:19:00 Patagonia 1:24:00 Taylor Swift Op-ed to Apple’s big plan Connect with Amer Abdullah and BNOS:  Visit the BNOS PODCAST: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/business-news-and-other-%24/id1438358922?mt=2  Visit the BNOS Blog: Coming soon! Like BNOS on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/businessnewsandothershit Follow BNOS on Twitter: https://twitter.com/theAmerAbdullah Follow BNOS on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/theAmerAbdullah Subscribe on Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCUV4hDV5i4o0wHHydh6RcCA 
01:22:45
April 8, 2019
#35 Real-Estate Gangsta Joey Cacciatore Schools Us on Makin Chedda with Comedian Lancey Richardson
Wassup friends,  Oh man, dis episode was DOPE!  Comedian Lancey Richardson (Comedy show every Thursday at 8pm at Chicago Joe’s) cracked us up while real estate gangsta Joey Cacciatore (http://jos-cacciatore.com/) coached us up!   Why did Joey drop out of college to develop the bad ass Lacuna Artist Lofts property? What are the 3 techniques Joey uses to make serious chedda in real estate?  How did Joey take a $300,000 parking lot in 2017 and turn it into $9 million of condos today?! Why the F is Joey Cacciatore so cool?  (Hint: has something to do with meditation. I told y’all *reflection* is fo’ real!!) We also got a taste of my grandma Zarifa - she slam dunked the Lyft IPO  *grandma Arabic accent* tech bubble all over again!  Finally, we broke the news to Lancey that he missed in the crazy news cycle: Trump was elected President in 2016! And according to Joey, we have 10 more years of Trumps in the White House after Ivanka wins in 2024!! (WTF?!)  Enjoy! Amer SHOWNOTES: 7:30 Brexit day 3 years ago March 29th 9:15 markets up 13% this quarter 15:50 last year fed stopped raising interest rates 23:00 Muslim underground railroad 30:00 Estate taxes putting companies out of business 33:30 50K to 500K in 25 years 35:45 Capital gains tax 39:25 Hedge-fund risk 42:20 FUNNY 45:30 Don’t go to college 56:15 Art of real estate development 1:00:00 making bank through real estate development 1:24:00 How much money you make - how much you can borrow 1:26:00 Zareefa - Lyft IPO, 1:28:00 Uber vs Lyft 1:34:30 “Not just ride sharing” 1:37:00 Facebook dumpster fire 1:43:30 Gov probably going to regulate social media - sell facebook 1:44:00 Apple new services - credit card, tv plus, apple news, #BUYAPPLE Connect with Amer Abdullah and BNOS:  Visit the BNOS PODCAST: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/business-news-and-other-%24/id1438358922?mt=2  Visit the BNOS Blog: Coming soon! Like BNOS on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/businessnewsandothershit Follow BNOS on Twitter: https://twitter.com/theAmerAbdullah  Follow BNOS on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/theAmerAbdullah
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April 1, 2019
#34 Stocks Down ~500 pts Fri ... ERRRYONE JUST CHILL with Meghan Powell
Hey peeps,   Flip-flop-Fed.   Right Said Fred.   Yabba dabba dooooo!   Yeah, so the Fed flip-flopped last week. First, interest rates were UP  in December. Now, they’re DOWN in March. And guess what? Stocks prolly  ‘bout to flip-flop.   Errryone just ch-ch-ch-ch-chill. Keep investing 20% of yo chedda, no  matter what the market do. Bein’ chill-ion gonna get you to a billion.   What about Mark Zuck? He always in some muck. Our passwords weren’t secure? Man, W-T-F ??!!   And y’all gon love Meghan’s story about being on a flight with Jesse Eisenberg (yep, he’s as creepy as he looks).   Lyft IPO goin’ bananas. Investors straight THROWIN billions at Lyft! Is  it gonna be another Snap? Dat sh!t still down 35% from IPO even tho it  came out bangin.   Finally, Bud Lite been talkin’ smack to MillerCoors on TV commercials,  sayin Miller & Coors brew with corn syrup. And now MillerCoors suing  the sh!t outta Bud. Let’s sit back and watch deez 2 clowns beat the  sh!t outta each other!!   Click listen and enjoy!   Amer Shownotes: 3:00 The NZ Mosque shooter 11:00 Meghan Powell - Air and water show at the Cards Against Humanity Theater. Every Wednesday in April at 8pm. 12:00 Agenda 15:00 The markets-down week in stocks-dovish. Fed has embraced an easy money policy. Why are they flip flopping? 20:00 What does the Fed know that we don't? 24:30 Lifeblood of economy is interest rates-stay invested 30:00 60/20/20 rule - keep that 20% continuing to invest 36:30 Does this data negatively affect the market 39:00 Facebook-down 3.5%. Instagram check out. 40:00 Jesse eisenberg story 48:20 FB has been storing passwords incorrectly 53:30 Disney and Fox 58:00 AT&T and Time Warner is a much messier merger 1:09:00 IPOs for Levi's, Pinterest, Lyft, Uber - is this a sign of an oncoming down market? 1:14:00 Bud Light vs MillerCoors - corn syrup
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March 25, 2019
#33: New Zealand Tragedy — My Take As A Muslim
Hey friends, Dayyum, this one was not easy to record. I’m glad we did, tho.  As a Muslim myself and regular mosque-goer, I was shaken up by the mass shooting in Christchurch, New Zealand. My guest Sam Prickett and I open by discussing my experience of the tragedy,  which happened the same day we taped the show.  Though Sam isn’t Muslim, he’s actually gone with me to Friday prayer before, so he could relate to the peace and stillness there was in the mosque moments before the tragedy took place.  After this, we jump into talk‘mbout some bidness news and other sh!t. Rich parents bribing SAT proctors (or, per Sam, proctologists)?! And TWO Wall Street executives caught up in all this?! And what kinda bullsh!t is the FAA on? FAA was TOTALLY cool with TWO Boeing MAX 8 crashes?! Surprise, surprise — Donny T & Boeing’s CEO are boys. Solution? Swap out Air Force One with a MAX 8.  We finish up with Brexit. Britain wants a divorce from Europe. Only problem is they’re still sleeping on the couch and refuse to move all their sh!t outta the house.  Happy listening! Amer 5:00 Amer at an open mic when tragedy in NZ happened   15:30 What to do in the aftermath of such tragedy 19:19 Relevant verse from the Quran about life and death  25:00 Thank you’s to all the amazing people that are helping  27:00 Let’s talk markets: up a HUGE 2.5% last week  29:25 How does the Federal Reserve target GDP & inflation?  34:30 Summing up the markets 36:07 College admission scandal’s impact on Hercules Capital & PIMCO  44:20 Scandal’s impact on Hercules Capital 45:00 Discussing white privilege and status privilege 47:20 Scandal’s impact on PIMCO 48:30 Boeing crashes: make Trump fly in a MAX 8  51:30 Impact on Boeing stock   52:35 Why the FAA hesitated to ground sketchy planes  57:25 Bottom line on the Boeing issue 59:18 Trump’s models and bottles trade signing cancelled  1:01:00 Facebook still wack  1:04:00 Brexit - one nasty a** breakup  1:08:40 Biggest NY cocaine bust in 25 years. Is Wall Street gonna make it into the office this week?  
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March 20, 2019
#32: R. Kelly vs Stocks: Who Had a Worse Week? w/ Comedian Jack Hutsey
Wassup y’all, While R. Kelly snap-krackle-popped all over America on CBS, stocks fell 2.5% this week.  Why’d stocks drop - and where they prolly going?  “Hmmm, what else can we snatch from Snap?” - probably Mark Zuckerberg Zuckerburg-lar is completing the theft trifecta:  (1) FB from the Winklevoss-es (Winklevii?) (2) “stories” feature from Snapchat (3) and now doin private posts, including auto-deleting posts after some time.  Thanks, Snap! WTF is FB without peep’s postin every dumbass thought they have?!  And remember Pharma-bro, Martin Shkreli? He done gone all Larry Hoover on us, runnin his drug company from prison with a contraband cellphone. “Ayyy a**hole, come decorate our prison cell” D-Rock & Krispy, who probably made Shkreli their prison b**ch.  Finally, did you know Trump’s tariffs haven’t had their intended effect? “Well WTF did you expect?” - all economists in America. The government reported America is somehow hittin record trade deficit numbers DESPITE THE TARIFFS!   6:30 Stocks suck thanks to Trump’s trade war with China 7:38 Low job creation 9:50 Question on unemployment and hiring 13:30 Investing for the kids 15:25 Stipulations for a 529 account 18:40 Ekarmoney- Finding love with homeless people and the flow of money 20:44 Summing up 529 plans 22:30 Facebook! Mark is going crazy! 25:10 Facebook is going private 27:50 Amer’s note on cheese and his wife 30:23 Soldier Boi, Pharma Bro 34:00 Martin Shkreli prison life- quotes from Wall Street 37:30 International Trade- USA’s trade deficits 39:55 Trump approaching the trade deficit foolishly. What’s new? 41:37 Favorite Imports 42:35 2020 Presidential Favorites
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March 11, 2019
#31: Income Inequality Makin' Us All Mentally Crazy. One Fix? INVEST!! with Shreya, St. James & Noshod
The march upward in stocks continues - TEN straight weeks! Time to sell? NOPE. Time to BUY, my peeps. Keep yo 20% movin' into the markets.      Robert Kraft prostitution sting was bad enough to hear about. But did Tom Brady’s boy know about the huge business scheme behind the massage parlor ring down in southern FL? It’s official: we all done lost the 5G battle to China. So now wassup? Is 5G truly revolutionary? And what’s the right investment move?  Noshod asks about investing in medicine in anticipation of a possible health epidemic. SJJ asks about investing in porn because everyone’s becoming more socially awkward. Are these legit investments? And why the F- do I have guests that ask these kinda questions? Income inequality sucks because there’s super rich people and super poor people living side by side. But researchers are now saying American inequality is bad for people’s health, BOTH RICH and poor. For real?! 4:00 The Young Hustle My Last Friday Mar 29th at 10pm Comp tickets @lifeofStJames 9:00 Bob Kraft 13:30 Markets  22:00 60 20 20 Rule 33:00 Beating Mental Blocks with Investing 42:00 Income inequality 49:00 Cat Named Xanax 54:30 5G Revolution in Speed 59:20 How Powerful China is Going to Be with 5G? 1:16:00 Elon Musk- Purposely Trying to Tank Tesla Stock? 1:21:30 GAP and Old Navy 1:25:00 ATT and Time Warner
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March 4, 2019
#30: F- the Paycheck Mentality. Get-chu a *Net Worth* Mentality with Meghan Powell
Hey friends, Markets Are KILLIN’ it! WTF is going on?! Mr. Market was in a *really* good mood this week. He’s up 11%+ to start off the year, up NINE straight weeks!  Well,  if you’re following me, you cool as a cucumber. Chill as a chickpea.  Easy green peas-y. Why? Because you playin the long game, buildin’ legit  wealth. You ain’t gamblin Wolf of Wall Street style. Up or down market,  put in yo 20%.  Why’s  the market up? Well, Fed’s slowin their roll on quantitative easing  sales. And Trump’s startin to get all scared on China trade war,  talm’bout moving deadlines and meeting with China’s president. Art of  the deal my a** ... Click  “Listen” now to hear my guest Meghan Powell and I talk about movin from  a paycheck mentality to a *net worth* mentality. Yup. It’s time. Grow up and get you some real cheddar. I’ma show you how.   Finally,  we discuss all the shi**y things banks did this week. Don’t get me  wrong, banks are important, I use ‘em all the time to help me make bank.  But dayyum deez banks LOVE to do stupid a** sh!t to hurt people! Like help rich Frenchies evade taxes, help Russians move dirty money, and lose billions on losing stock trades they stuffed in a drawer 10 years  ago hoping it’d go away.  SHOW NOTES: 6:00 Our guest Meghan Powell: If you have a sales team that would benefit from Improv Sales Training contact Meghan Powell at MPowell652@gmail.com for more info 15:00 The Markets are doing *great* WTF is going on?!  17:45 60/20/20 rule 39:00 Would a Bernie Sanders win negatively affect the stock market?  43:00 Change your money mindset - move from a paycheck mentality to a  *net worth* mentality 54:00 Google’s YouTube losing advertisers fast due to permitting a soft-core pedophile ring in its comments section 1:00:00 Elon Musk - why the F do you keep posting sensitive info on Twitter? 1:03:00 Lyft IPO: *driver* “get in, we’re going PUBLIC” 1:07:30  If you’re having a bad day, just look to Kraft Heinz-slashed their  dividend, stock -28%, $15 billion write down, SEC investigating and a  partridge in a pear tree 1:11:00  Danske Bank was kicked out of Estonia after $230 billion of money  laundering. UBS fined 4 Billion. Deutsche bank lost 1.6 billion. Banks  suck this week.  1:20:00 McKinsey consulting company - they suck too.  1:21:30 Apple credit card teaming up with Goldman Sachs for some reason. Clowns don’t know what they’re doing.  Special Mentions: become Anti fragile, Babyshark, Rich dad, Poor dad, and Bernie Sanders
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February 25, 2019
#29: Well, Excuse Me, Mr. Gangsta Market, Up 8 STRAIGHT Weeks!
If you’ve been listenin’ to me and investing 20% every week, you done made some SERIOUS cheddar the past 8 weeks yo!! Yes, KEEP INVESTIN’ every week. If you’re not, whatever excuses you makin’ up, knock the teef outta they mouth! I know, I know. Last week I said the market’s gonna puke. Well, it definitely did NOT puke this week. I DO still believe the market’s vulnerable given (1) Drumpf clownin’ around with China trade war and (2) the global economy straight up slowin’ down.   Even when the market does puke tho,stayin’ disciplined = long term rich AF. What about all this drama with Amazon pullin out of NYC? And WTF is up w Bezos not being there to rescue the deal? Too busy hittin’ LA pool parties w spicy Lauren Sanchez? Too busy piss matchin’ with D-Trump and the Enquirer’s truthful Bezos story? (Lancey can’t even believe the Enquirer actually published a TRUE story! First for everything) I ain’t diggin’ AMZN stock over the next few months, sell some of dat sh!t because Bezos distracted fo’ sho. And wassup with Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (AOC) draggin all the millennials with her to the left? Is she a communist? Is she the reason Amazon left NYC? Wasssup AOC!?! Are we still gonna have a stock market if everyone becomes a socialist? Listen in to this ep to hear wassup. Our guest this week is Lancey Richardson. He has a FREE Stand up comedy show called “Comedy Tub” - https://www.facebook.com/Comedytub/ every Thursday night at Chicago Joes at 8 pm. SHOW HIGHLIGHTS: 5:30 Topics: Markets, Greed, Amazon, Millennial Socialists 9:00 WTF is Lancey’s accent?  11:00 Lancey's investing strategy - “buy whatcha know” 17:00 Amer’s strategy: Buy at least 20 “Whatcha know” stocks to diversify 21:00 Markets - Fed pausing rate increases is BIGGLY for stocks  26:00 60:20:20 rule  29:00 80/20 rule 30:00 JP Morgan himself said “There's something calming about having savings” 31:00 Playing the long game in stocks helped Amer become aware of his greed and thereby work on reducing it  42:30 Mo’ money, mo problems - what does this ACTUALLY mean in reality? Or is it BS? 45:30 Playing on “scared money” at the casino 47:00 Amazon HQ 2 - WTF happened?  1:02:30 Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez: millennials banking hard left bc of AOC
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February 18, 2019
#28: Brace for Another Market Puke... By Investing MORE! W/Ted Reilly and Sam Prickett
Imagine you just finished heaving, you crawl back to the couch on your  knees feelin relieved, thinkin “everything’s ok again, phew!”   Well, that’s what January (and so far February too) was like for stocks.  Feels ok right now..... but that sh!t ain’t gonna last! So start  runnin’ for the hills (uh, really bathroom) right?   Nope. No such thing as a quick buck in my book. Only way to brace for  another puke is...wait for it...invest MORE! Real wealth doesn’t happen  in a day or a week. It happens with *disciplined* investing.   On this podcast, Ted & Sam join us to talk about the markets — and  how I do not believe it’s possible to be a daytrader and reliably make a  quick buck.   We also bang the ringside bell for the boxing match that’s now underway  between the most powerful person in the world — D-Trump — and the  richest person in the world — Jeff Bezos. *Michael Buffer* LLLLLLLet’s  get ready to rummmmbllllllllllle!!!   What does this - and the Virginia governor fiasco - mean for stocks?  Will “cancel culture” soon take over the biz world? What the hell is  “cancel culture” anyway?   Finally, Ted and I wrangle over how much the Cubs should get “cancelled”  due to Grandpa Joe Ricketts hating on minorities, and whether the Cubs  franchise will take a valuation hit the way the Reds (Marge Schott) and  Clippers (Don Sterling) did years back. Show Notes: 19:00 The markets - keep investing even when the market is puking. 60-20-20 rule  24:00 How much does the president have to do with the economy? 27:30 On average your investment doubles every 7 years. #KeepInvesting 37:00 Why don't people think about the numerator? How much of you stash can you spend per year?  #KeepYourNumeratorLow 45:30 Now's the time to buy real estate 50:00 Cancel culture - black face? 1:00:00 Bezos vs Trump - Are Trump and Saudi govt behind this?  1:21:00 Chicago Cubs and the Ricketts racist anti muslim emails
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February 9, 2019
#27 This One’s For You, Dad.
The stock market is feeling gooooooood. We’ve got the best stocks in 32 years! So life’s perfect, right? WRONG. We’re setting ourselves up for a recession. What does a recession mean? Finally find out here! Show highlights: 03:20 About Anthony Bonazzo- our new guest! 06:46 Amer’s disclaimer- this show is dedicated to the dads. 08:37 Amer’s baba was a warrior. 23:06 Anthony’s advice on grief. 28:00 One of the most important things Amer learned from his dad. 31:08 The Markets: January had the best stocks in 32 years! But not all is well. 35:00 Why our stock market is happy- the Fed and Trump. 38:19 Why the rich are getting richer. 46:10 We have a slowing economy on our hands. This is what you need to do. 51:10 There are too many billionaires in this economy!! 54:12 What does recession really mean? 58:40 Elizabeth Warren as president? Taxing the rich harder- now there’s a wild idea. 1:04:55 Recapping this episode. 1:05:45 P.S. China and Russia might screw us.
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February 5, 2019
#26 Stocks Suddenly Swag? Market’s on Some Bulllllll-Sh!t with St. James Jackson
Oh now Mr. Market is happy again? This is why I’m tellin y’all that stock-pickin ain’t cherry-pickin!  You wanna get rich? Stay the damn course and invest every week.  You wanna octuple your money? Keep it in the market for 21 years. (Octuple = 8x for dumb asses like me).  Join me and my guest St. James Jackson to discuss. We also touch on the effects of the government shutdown - our  country’s flying blind right now and we’re losing ~$100 billion per month! My grandma, Zarifa, then comes on to discuss the time she almost hooked up with Jack Bogle (God rest him in peace). Jack was THE OG of the stock  market (OG = original gangster). This might  be the only dude ever that made more money for regular investors and  less money for finance companies.  Finally, we discuss WeWork and how their DG CEO Adam Neumann (DG =  douche gangster)  is screwing over the people that made him rich - his investors - by  being BOTH WeWork’s CEO and landlord! WeWork ain’t a Zuck-Bezos-Sergei tech company - they’re a (Trump-like) real estate company.   SHOW HIGHLIGHTS:  St James shout-out: Laugh Factory this Friday 1/25 for the Young Hustle show. Agenda: Markets, Shutdown, Bogle and WeWork  Q4 worst for stocks in a decade. Now we’re rallying!?  Markets and fear are intertwined like a DNA helix  Don't mistakes your net worth for your self worth  Keep investing that 20% even when its scary  Compounding returns allow for 2x money in 7 years (and 8x in 20 years!)  What to do in crazy markets  Auto invest in an SPY index fund $400 per month  Tech companies helping to drag the economy down  Has Trump done anything good?  Government shutdown - the government is one of the biggest spenders in our economy   Shutdown shrinks economy .2% every 2 weeks  Why did the shutdown happen?  State of the union drama between Trump and Pelosi  Amer’s grandma Zarifa loves John Bogle - founder of Vanguard - bc he created “index mutual funds” an invention arguably more important than the printing press  WeWork-Adam Newman got rich by being on some bullsh!t
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January 21, 2019
#25: Financial Freedom Ain’t What You Think It Is with Skylar Higley
We live in a culture that values “financial freedom” above almost all else. WTF does this even mean?!  Work like a donkey and you’ll have financial freedom, right?  Get really good at day trading stocks and one day you’ll have that big winner, right?   Play the lottery and when you win a small jackpot (say, $1 or $2 million) you’ll have financial freedom, right? Comedian Skyler Higley (Laugh Factory, January 25th) joins me to discuss how all this is BS.  You may also learn a thing or 2 about Mennonites...and methanites.  Bottom line: you can do whatever you want right now. It’s just no one is ever going to tell you that.  I  also discuss how last week’s negative news on Apple’s revenue problems is HUGE for the market, though everyone seems to have moved on thinking  the bull market is fully back on track.  Finally, my dad comes on to talk about some of the economic effects of Drumpf’s government shutdown.  Show Highlights: - What is financial freedom?  - FF has a spiritual component & a tangible component  - What is the right plan for financial freedom?  - 60/20/20 rule  - Why it’s important to know your net worth - Cut up your credit cards - Put this plan into place and your money anxiety will decrease. - The markets have suddenly forgotten all the bad out there -  Jeff Bezos is getting divorced - Apple is becoming a service company. -  Last week’s jobs reports is a misdirection - Should we raise interest rates? Huge impact on economy - Amer's dad talks about the government shutdown and its economic impact Latest episode of Business News and Other $#!+
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January 10, 2019
#24: How FLOW Can You Go, Mr. Stock Market?
It’s a new year, and if you’re like most investors, you’re thinking “How low can the market go?!”  As a result, good investors are asking when to sell. Great investors are asking when to BUY.  The answer, my friends, is now. And next week. And the week after. I know, sh*t ain’t easy.  Comedian  Sam Prickett (Zanies Chicago, 1/14-1/21) joins me to discuss (ehh, more like fight about) how to view money as FLOW, like the breath, and keep it moving if you want it to keep on coming.  Bottom line: learn to handle your money anxiety and watch yourself get rich AF.  We  also discuss the fact that everyone is asking the wrong question -  which is, “are we gonna have a recession in 2019?!” The BIG question  everyone should be asking is “Is the underlying economy sound? Or is  something sinister and smoky lurking underneath the hood?”  Finally,  my grandma Zarifa joins us to give her take on Larry Ellison joining  Tesla’s board to represent shareholders and, of course, be all up on  Elon’s nuts.  Shownotes: 7:30 Jenga Tower  - Trump, China, for pointing in America.  18:00 sixty twenty twenty rule-give small percentage to charity  26:00 How sensitive our economy is to interest rates #InvestAnyway 29:00 Run into a burning building and keep investing. 44:00 Reconcile keeping powder dry and continuity to invest your 20% each month 49:00 Facebook's increasingly bad decisions 57:00 Is now the time to invest the powder thinks all hell could break lose-fear of the money flow stopping. 1:03:00 Will apple regain their market share? 1:07:00 Thinking about the next 12 months 1:18:10 Has the economy ever been on stable footing? 1:24:47 Quantitative Easing 1:22:24 Economies are slowing down. 1:30:00 March 1st Trade deadline.  1:36:58 Grandma Zariffa discussing Elon Musk bringing Larry Ellison onto board of Tesla. Good time to buy Tesla
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January 4, 2019
#23 Watch Out For Tech Stocks with Ted Reilly and Skyler Higley
Welcome to 'Business News and Other $#!T', I am your host Amer and thank you so much for tuning in to a show that has been called the perfect listen for busy fifth graders with ADD who are invested in laughs. Our guests today are: Ted Reilly (@REILLED) is the Executive Director of the Chicago Media Angels (https://www.chicagomediaangels.com), whose mission is to organize, educate and accelerate savvy media investors in Chicago. Skyler Higley (@Skyler_Higley) is a Chicago based comedian/writer. And producer of the @YoungHustleShow at @LaughFactory_CH Shownotes: 6:30 Skyler Higley - see him at the "Young Hustle" show on Friday at 10 pm at the Laugh Factory. Tweet @ Skylar_Higley for free tickets 12:00 Markets ain't going nowhere 16:00 Does the Crypto craze prove that millennial's are interested in investing? 23:00 Amer’s wife bought him Yeezee's but he can’t bring himself to wear them. 32:00 Can we just forgive all the debt? 36:00 Usury law 40:00 The economy is way more sensitive to bond's than stocks 46:00 No English degrees should be allowed to have student loans 47:00 The 60/20/20 Rule 48:00 Market Volatility-So many shoes that could drop, interest rates, going to continue to do that. 50: 22 Worst December in 80 years. 59:00 Buy bitcoin and forget about it. 1:00:00 Robin Hood. Buy and sell stocks for free. No commissions. Offering 3% for checking account. Not FOIL insured. SPIC insured accounts. 1:08:00 FDIC Question. 1:14:50 Medium or advanced investing with Amer's dad. If you own technology stocks they are very bad. they were lying to congress. 1:29:00 What should these tech companies have done 1:32:00 Kids using phones? 1:45:00 Talks with Ted - 1MDB - Jo Lo and the charges leveled on Goldman Sachs.
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December 20, 2018
#22 A Watched Recession Never Recesses with Sam Pricket, Amer’s Dad, Yahia, and Chris
Welcome to 'Business News and Other $#!T', I am your host Amer and thank you so much for tuning in to a show that has been called the perfect listen for busy fifth graders with ADD. Our comedian guest this week is Sam Prickett @SmugPrickett on Instagram. He will be at Zanies Jan 14th-20th in Old Town (Chicago). 6:00 Markets 24:00 Govt shutdown with Amer’s Dad 44:30 Europe 1:05:00 China avoiding Thucydides trap. 1:29:00 Does the stock market crash before a war?
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December 14, 2018
#21 Which Stocks To Unload Before The Recession and How To Say Huawei with Yahia, Chris and Zarifa
Welcome to 'Business News and Other $#!T', I am your host Amer and thank you so much for tuning in to a show that has been called the perfect listen for busy fifth graders with ADD. 9:00 Bush Senior passing and reflecting on his presidency 21:00 Markets: Recession 24:00 60/20/20 Rule 35:00 Zarifa Amer's grandma 56:00 Trade War - Title fight Heavy weight between US and China. Trade war about to kick up and create uncertainty. 1:08:00 Meng Wanzhou CEO of Huwwai arrested in Canada 1:10:00 The Thucydides Trap - When one great power threatens to displace another, war is almost always the result
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December 8, 2018
#20 Avoiding War With China w/Skyler Higley, Brother Mutaz , and Amer’s Dad
Welcome to 'Business News and Other $#!T', I am your host Amer and thank you so much for tuning in to a show that has been called the perfect listen for busy fifth graders with ADD. Our guest this week is the very funny and well read Skyler Higley. A Chicago based comedian, writer, @ClickHole contributor and producer of @YoungHustleShow at @LaughFactory_CH. You can follow him @Skyler_Higley on Twitter and Instagram. 9:00 The Markets 24:26 Feel a recession is coming 27:31 The problems with Facebook 52:05 Avoiding War with China - with Amer's Dad 1:07:33 Brexit
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November 30, 2018
#19 Markets Moving Into Crash Territory? w/Mutaz and Cousin Yahia
Welcome to 'Business News and Other $#!T', I am your host Amer and thank you so much for tuning in to a show that has been called the perfect listen for busy fifth graders with ADD. Our guests this week are Mutaz and Yahia. 2:20 Agenda: Market going bananas 4:30 The active shooter at Mercy Hospital and Yehyeh’s experience 23:00 Markets moving into crash territory? Is tech down enough to invest? Invest in SPY. Still buy boring staple stocks the Mcdonalds, Proctor and gamble. 38:30 Romaine lettuce making people sick 53:20 Goldman Sachs - 1MDB scandal. Money laundering happens often. KYC - Know Your Customer. Goldman Sachs flagged this. CEO gave it the go ahead. Goldman down 10%. 1:03:00 What percentage of money submitted for investing is laundered? 1:08:30 China not releasing communique between Pence and Xi Jin Ping. 1:26:00 Ex-Nissan CEO arrested
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November 22, 2018
#18 Cannabis investing, Market Politics Overlap + The-60-20-20 Rule with Ted Reilly + Sonal Aggarwal
Welcome to 'Business News and Other $#!T', I am your host Amer and thank you so much for tuning in to a show that has been called the perfect listen for busy fifth graders with ADD. Our guests this week are Ted Reilly and Sonal Aggarwal. Ted Reilly (@REILLED) is the Executive Director of the Chicago Media Angels, whose mission is to organize, educate and accelerate savvy media investors in Chicago. Ted is the co-founder of SRH Partners where he leverages his passion for creativity and extensive experience in finance to help creative talent organize and flourish. Ted is also a co-founder of Lifefinder Films, a Brooklyn based film production company that produces content in a variety of formats. He currently sits on the board at Stage 18 Chicago. Before launching his own company to focus on content as an asset class, Ted worked in the investment management division of Goldman Sachs and received his BBA in Finance from the University of Notre Dame. Sonal Aggarwal (@razor_bliss) is a stand up comedian and actress. She played herself in an episode of Joe Swanberg’s “Easy” on Netflix in 2017. She has an upcoming show called “Alchemy of Bliss”. 10:00 “The-60-20-20” - 60% toward primary expenses rent, car, food, clothing, etc 20% toward savings, 20% for whatever you want. #MOJOMoney - Use Robin Hood or Stash to put $300/month into an SPY account 20:00 October went down as the worst month in the last ten years. FANG Stocks 24:30 Sonal's growing into an investor. Buy something boring, commodity, gold, oil. Not tech, just had a huge run 27:00 Price per earnings (PPE) and when it makes you nervous? 35:00 How to Best benefit from investing in the market. Some in the stock market and some cash always. You can get 2-3% for just leaving it in your checking account. 44:00 Cannabis investing - new, volatile market. Advice jump on board with John Boehner. 53:00 Keep investing in the market. Non-American markets are struggling. 56:00 Amer's grandma Zarifa explains Amazon HQ 2 1:10:00 Why Washington DC has become much more important to the markets 1:13:00 Oil! In last 35 years oils never gone down straight for 11 days-gas and airplane tix will go down over the next 3-6 months. 1:35:00 Harvard Astrophysicist saw strange object. 1:38:00 The overlap of politics and markets 1:50:00 Ali Mohammed interviewing Ted of ChicagoMediaAngels.com on how to get your movie made in Chicago and How they choose projects.
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November 19, 2018
#17 What Do The Midterm Elections Mean For The Markets with Sam Prickett and brother Motez
Welcome to the show! We've got a doozie for you this week including coverage of the midterm elections effect on the markets, Google, Amazon, and thriving during a potential recession. 3:30 PG-13 Rule 6:30 The frenzy going into the midterm elections 12:20 Google getting sued by EU 14:00 How long do you anticipate a recession lasting? 15:30 Barefoot investor strategy 18:00 What does the midterm election mean for the markets 28:30 Amazon circus for HQ2 36:00 Google's huge walkout over sexual harassment 44:00 Under Armour's new no strip club policy 48:30 Matez's entrepreneurial journey 1:00:00 Thriving during the recession 2008 1:04:00 Have you had employees attack you? 1:07:00 Amer and Mitaz's story taking down a robber
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November 12, 2018
#16 Is Elon Musk Our Next President? w/Skyler Higley
Welcome to 'Business News and Other $#!T', I am your host Amer and thank you so much for tuning in to a show that has been called the perfect listen for busy fifth graders with ADD. Our guest this week is the very funny and well read Skyler Higley. A Chicago based comedian, writer, @ClickHole contributor and producer of @YoungHustleShow at @LaughFactory_CH. You can follow him @Skyler_Higley on Twitter and Instagram. Shownotes: 9:00 Accomplishing the hardest thing in western culture "being yourself" 12:00 The market 20:00 The 3 big reasons the economy goes up 28:00 The current state of technology has us building the airplane and trying to fly it at the same time 31:00 Where is technology taking us? Soft singularity? 39:00 Amer loves what's happening in the world of investing these days - Robin Hood, Stash etc 43:00 Heading toward a downturn so keep some powder dry 45:00 Trump is weird 52:00 Is Elon Musk our next president? 1:02:00 Social media and tech 1:10:00 Red hat IBM
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November 7, 2018
#15 Market Going Bananas, Revisiting Saudi Drama, + Mega Millions
11:08 The Market is Going Bananas! Three reasons: 13:50 #1 Tech Stocks Leading the Way 14:55 #2 Trade War with China- Trump’s Zonk Presidency (23:15 Solutions for the Market and Trump Mess) (25:00 How Robinhood Stocks Work) 28:04 #3 Interest rates!! 29:29 Jamal Khashoggi & Saudi Drama 42:16 Mega Millions & Self Help
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November 2, 2018
#14 Two Marks from MyIRE + Market and Saudi Drama
Episode Preview 6:46 Mark Graves (CEO of MyIRE) Intro 12:48 Mark Schindel (CFO of MyIRE) Intro Business and Econ News: 16:25 The Market: PGH Stocks- Where Your Money Should Go 27:07 The Market: Interest Rates!!! +More 39:15 The Market: Technology and Productivity 46:50 Saudi Drama Intro 52:46 Saudi Drama- Business Side American Values Shifting from the White House to Business 1:07:18 Interview: Mark Graves on MyIRE Getting Launched 1:16:50 Interview: Mark Graves on Hardest Part of Last 5 Years 1:22:00 Interview: Mark & Mark Give a Pitch 1:32:40 Interview: Mark Schindel on ICO
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October 21, 2018
#13 Plant/Grow/Harvest, Downturn of the Market, and the Future of Empty Malls
7:43 The Emotional Part of Money  (9:20 Plant, Grow, Harvest vs. Picking Flyers) Business and Econ News: The Market is on the Move...  35:20 Tech Taking a Breather  44:46 $#!+ Getting Real with China- The Trade War  46:44 Interest Rates- Shooting Up  56:41 The President’s Impact on the Economy  58:10 Sears: The Old Reliable (Eddie Lampert’s Destructive Moves and the Impact on Retail)
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October 17, 2018
#12 Delving Deeper into Money Mindsets, Trade War, Musk, and Amazon
Welcome to 'Business News and Other $#!T', I am your host Amer and thank you so much for tuning in to a show that has been called the perfect listen for busy fifth graders with ADD. I am an aspiring stand up comedian, improvisor and stay at home dad. In a previous life I graduated from the University of Chicago (cough - the Harvard of the midwest) with an A.B. in Economics and for 10 long years I worked as an Executive director for JP Morgan (cough - selling my soul). You may be asking why someone in their right mind with a wife and two kids would give up such a prestigious and profitable position to become a lowly comedian? And to that I would say uh because it's way more fun and maybe don't be such a jerk about it.... Our goal with the show is to entertain you with funny stories, jokes, and one liners about investing and hopefully make you a stronger and more financially secure young person. Basically we want to help you increase the size of your back up stash. Back up stash being that secret stash of money that keeps you afloat after you tell that horrible boss to get effed and/or you want to travel around South East Asia for 6 months. So join us every Thursday as we tell some funny stories, some jokes, have a good ol time, and maybe learn some important things. 3:22 What’s YOUR Money Relationship? Recapping the 4 Money Mindsets and investigating them further (27:51 Strategy) (28:47 Tactical Steps) 30:49 America’s Financial Situation: It’s fantastic, but are we happy? Business and Econ News 45:38 Trade War 1:00:50 Elon Musk: Privacy Plans and Taking People to Space 1:10:03 Big Tech (Amazon)
01:23:16
October 8, 2018
#11 Plant, Grow, Harvest - Feeling Better Emotionally About Money
https://www.BusinessNewsAndOtherShit.com Welcome to 'Business News and Other $#!T', I am your host Amer and thank you so much for tuning in to a show that has been called the perfect listen for busy fifth graders with ADD. I am an aspiring stand up comedian, improvisor and stay at home dad. In a previous life I graduated from the University of Chicago (cough - the Harvard of the midwest) with an A.B. in Economics and for 10 long years I worked as an Executive director for JP Morgan (cough - selling my soul). You may be asking why someone in their right mind with a wife and two kids would give up such a prestigious and profitable position to become a lowly comedian? And to that I would say uh because it's way more fun and maybe don't be such a jerk about it.... Our goal with the show is to entertain you with funny stories, jokes, and one liners about investing and hopefully make you a stronger and more financially secure young person. Basically we want to help you increase the size of your back up stash. Back up stash being that secret stash of money that keeps you afloat after you tell that horrible boss to get effed and/or you want to travel around South East Asia for 6 months. So join us every Thursday as we tell some funny stories, some jokes, have a good ol time, and maybe learn some important things. 5:00 Emotional part of money - Plant grow harvest 11:00 Nuts and bolts of plant grow harvest 13:00 Why you should have a broker - Broker is going to watch your account closer than you are 24:00 Harvesting philosophy 32:00 Leadership changes across the market - Why have there been so many? Does changing of CEO's affect the stock price? 42:00 The new NAFTA 48:00 Amazon and Jeff Bazos - Paying everyone at least $15/hour in Amazon - How to get into the 11 zero club ($100,000,000,000) 52:00 Interest rates
01:23:16
October 7, 2018
#10 Lessons on Emotion, Inflation, Trade, Big Mergers +More!
Welcome to 'Business News and Other $#!T', I am your host Amer and thank you so much for tuning in to a show that has been called the perfect listen for busy fifth graders with ADD. I am an aspiring stand up comedian, improvisor and stay at home dad. In a previous life I graduated from the University of Chicago (cough - the Harvard of the midwest) with an A.B. in Economics and for 10 long years I worked as an Executive director for JP Morgan (cough - selling my soul). You may be asking why someone in their right mind with a wife and two kids would give up such a prestigious and profitable position to become a lowly comedian? And to that I would say uh because it's way more fun and maybe don't be such a jerk about it.... Our goal with the show is to entertain you with funny stories, jokes, and one liners about investing and hopefully make you a stronger and more financially secure young person. Basically we want to help you increase the size of your back up stash. Back up stash being that secret stash of money that keeps you afloat after you tell that horrible boss to get effed and/or you want to travel around South East Asia for 6 months. So join us every Thursday as we tell some funny stories, some jokes, have a good ol time, and maybe learn some important things. 3:45 The Emotional Side of Money- Social Constructs, Actor Shaming, and More! (11:59 Understand the 4 Money Mindsets- This Week: Money Status and Money Worship) Business and Econ News 20:09 The Fed: A Lesson on Money and Inflation (and a few insurance anecdotes) 37:27 Unionization and Income Inequality (42:48 Unionization in Comedy) 52:20 Trade, trade, trade! (Trade War basically equals Game of Thrones) 1:03:16 Big Mergers and State of the Economy (Problem with the 1%) 1:13:39 One Group Mind
01:25:40
October 2, 2018
#9 Getting to Know Money Better + Big Moves in Big Tech
Welcome to 'Business News and Other $#!T', I am your host Amer and thank you so much for tuning in to a show that has been called the perfect listen for busy fifth graders with ADD. I am an aspiring stand up comedian, improvisor and stay at home dad. In a previous life I graduated from the University of Chicago (cough - the Harvard of the midwest) with an A.B. in Economics and for 10 long years I worked as an Executive director for JP Morgan (cough - selling my soul). You may be asking why someone in their right mind with a wife and two kids would give up such a prestigious and profitable position to become a lowly comedian? And to that I would say uh because it's way more fun and maybe don't be such a jerk about it.... Our goal with the show is to entertain you with funny stories, jokes, and one liners about investing and hopefully make you a stronger and more financially secure young person. Basically we want to help you increase the size of your back up stash. Back up stash being that secret stash of money that keeps you afloat after you tell that horrible boss to get effed and/or you want to travel around South East Asia for 6 months. So join us every Thursday as we tell some funny stories, some jokes, have a good ol time, and maybe learn some important things. 1:02 Learning About Money: 2 ways to understand money better 2:47 Way #1: What’s YOUR relationship with money? (4:01 Understand the 4 Money Mindsets) 11:55 Way #2: 5 Tactical/Technical Steps Business and Econ News 16:05 10th Anniversary: The Great Recession of 2008 and Its Impacts Today 26:03 Elon Musk: Taking Tesla Private? 31:11 Big Tech: Facebook, Apple, Google, Twitter, Netflix, Amazon, Snapchat... 40:46 Emerging Markets: Turkey and Argentina
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September 14, 2018
#8 Improving Your Relationship w/ Money, Trump's Trade War & More News
Welcome to 'Business News and Other $#!T', I am your host Amer and thank you so much for tuning in to a show that has been called the perfect listen for busy fifth graders with ADD. I am an aspiring stand up comedian, improvisor and stay at home dad. In a previous life I graduated from the University of Chicago (cough - the Harvard of the midwest) with an A.B. in Economics and for 10 long years I worked as an Executive director for JP Morgan (cough - selling my soul). You may be asking why someone in their right mind with a wife and two kids would give up such a prestigious and profitable position to become a lowly comedian? And to that I would say uh because it's way more fun and maybe don't be such a jerk about it.... Our goal with the show is to entertain you with funny stories, jokes, and one liners about investing and hopefully make you a stronger and more financially secure young person. Basically we want to help you increase the size of your back up stash. Back up stash being that secret stash of money that keeps you afloat after you tell that horrible boss to get effed and/or you want to travel around South East Asia for 6 months. So join us every Thursday as we tell some funny stories, some jokes, have a good ol time, and maybe learn some important things. 1:56 The Emotional Side to Money... 8:27 Summing it up into 3 types of relationships with money 21:01 Business and Econ News... 22:00 Trade Deficit- Trump’s War on NAFTA 36:38 Technology- Keep an eye on Google and Apple 48:12 Emerging Markets- Argentina and Turkey 56:21 Recap of today’s podcast
01:01:26
September 10, 2018
#7 Movie Pass and The Age Of Viral Companies #MoneyMindfulness
Welcome to 'Business News and Other $#!T', I am your host Amer and thank you so much for tuning in to a show that has been called the perfect listen for busy fifth graders with ADD. I am an aspiring stand up comedian, improvisor and stay at home dad. In a previous life I graduated from the University of Chicago (cough - the Harvard of the midwest) with an A.B. in Economics and for 10 long years I worked as an Executive director for JP Morgan (cough - selling my soul). You may be asking why someone in their right mind with a wife and two kids would give up such a prestigious and profitable position to become a lowly comedian? And to that I would say uh because it's way more fun and maybe don't be such a jerk about it.... Our goal with the show is to entertain you with funny stories, jokes, and one liners about investing and hopefully make you a stronger and more financially secure young person. Basically we want to help you increase the size of your back up stash. Back up stash being that secret stash of money that keeps you afloat after you tell that horrible boss to get effed and/or you want to travel around South East Asia for 6 months. So join us every Thursday as we tell some funny stories, some jokes, have a good ol time, and maybe learn some important things. 7:00 Tesla-why Elon would take the company private 16:20 Trade deal with Mexico - essentially the same as NAFTA. China hurting from tariffs. Like Settlers of Catan. 29:30 Money Anxiety - limiting beliefs especially from childhood. #MoneyMindfulness 41:00 Recession Watch - Bull market longest ever. Biggest decline has been 10%. 43:00 Raising interest rates. Recession coming in next 18 months. That moment to sell. Lessening portfolio tech stocks 52:00 Movie Pass - the age of viral companies
01:00:34
September 4, 2018
#6 What is Causing the Highest Income Inequality Since Pharaohs- Mike Abdelsayed
Welcome to 'Business News and Other $#!T', I am your host Amer and thank you so much for tuning in to a show that has been called the perfect listen for busy fifth graders with ADD. I am an aspiring stand up comedian, improvisor and stay at home dad. In a previous life I graduated from the University of Chicago (cough - the Harvard of the midwest) with an A.B. in Economics and for 10 long years I worked as an Executive director for JP Morgan (cough - selling my soul). You may be asking why someone in their right mind with a wife and two kids would give up such a prestigious and profitable position to become a lowly comedian? And to that I would say uh because it's way more fun and maybe don't be such a jerk about it.... Our goal with the show is to entertain you with funny stories, jokes, and one liners about investing and hopefully make you a stronger and more financially secure young person. Basically we want to help you increase the size of your back up stash. Back up stash being that secret stash of money that keeps you afloat after you tell that horrible boss to get effed and/or you want to travel around South East Asia for 6 months. So join us every Thursday as we tell some funny stories, some jokes, have a good ol time, and maybe learn some important things. 1:00 Intro to Mike's School - https://www.thecomedyclubhouse.com/ 3:00 One group mind improv comedy school - Comedy Club House 5:00 Elon Musk's tweet - “Funding Secured” 7:00 Trade War 10:00 Tech stocks 16:30 Current level of income inequality has not been seen since the Pharaohs 20:30 Crazy idea on how to decrease the wealth discrepancy 29:30 Dealing with money anxiety 43:00 Nikola Tesla 47:30 Don't buy or sell Tesla. Buy on volatility. 48:30 Trade war and what it means 52:00 Technology
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August 27, 2018
#5 Is Money Anxiety Ruining Your Life? w/Sam Prickett
Welcome to 'Business News and Other $#!T', I am your host Amer and thank you so much for tuning in to a show that has been called the perfect listen for busy fifth graders with ADD. I am an aspiring stand up comedian, improvisor and stay at home dad. In a previous life I graduated from the University of Chicago (cough - the Harvard of the midwest) with an A.B. in Economics and for 10 long years I worked as an Executive director for JP Morgan (cough - selling my soul). You may be asking why someone in their right mind with a wife and two kids would give up such a prestigious and profitable position to become a lowly comedian? And to that I would say uh because it's way more fun and maybe don't be such a jerk about it.... Our goal with the show is to entertain you with funny stories, jokes, and one liners about investing and hopefully make you a stronger and more financially secure young person. Basically we want to help you increase the size of your back up stash. Back up stash being that secret stash of money that keeps you afloat after you tell that horrible boss to get effed and/or you want to travel around South East Asia for 6 months. So join us every Thursday as we tell some funny stories, some jokes, have a good ol time, and maybe learn some important things. 1:00 Sam’s finance and investing experience 2:30 Turkey is barrelling toward failure and how that could be affecting the world economy 4:30 Tech - Alex Jones removal 10:30 Tesla going private? 21:00 Keeping the economy from overheating 31:00 Explanation for reason for show 32:00 Are tech companies too Liberal? 39:20 Recession watch - Interest rates are going up. Raising interest rates is a harbinger of recession. It could create a contraction. Recession in the next 12-18 months 48.30 How a recession could affect millennials 56:00 Is Amer scared of a recession? 1:00:00 Is money anxiety a real thing? Finances are the top reasons for divorce - How to decrease money anxiety. No Money problems. Sitting down with partner and discussing. 1:10:00 Difference between income and financial well being 1:12:30 Tesla-frustration with analysts and investors. $70 billion on the stock market. Contact for guest: @ SmugPrickett sprickett5@yahoo.com
01:27:29
August 17, 2018
#4 Is It Time To Sell All Your Tech Stocks?
Welcome to 'Business News and Other $#!T', I am your host Amer and thank you so much for tuning in to a show that has been called the perfect listen for busy fifth graders with ADD. I am an aspiring stand up comedian, improvisor and stay at home dad. In a previous life I graduated from the University of Chicago (cough - the Harvard of the midwest) with an A.B. in Economics and for 10 long years I worked as an Executive director for JP Morgan (cough - selling my soul). You may be asking why someone in their right mind with a wife and two kids would give up such a prestigious and profitable position to become a lowly comedian? And to that I would say uh because it's way more fun and maybe don't be such a jerk about it.... Our goal with the show is to entertain you with funny stories, jokes, and one liners about investing and hopefully make you a stronger and more financially secure young person. Basically we want to help you increase the size of your back up stash. Back up stash being that secret stash of money that keeps you afloat after you tell that horrible boss to get effed and/or you want to travel around South East Asia for 6 months. So join us every Thursday as we tell some funny stories, some jokes, have a good ol time, and maybe learn some important things. 1:00 Intro 5:00 Potential upcoming regulation issues in the world of tech 6:30 Apple's reported earnings of $11 Billion - Is Apple going to be broken up? 14:00 The government is going to start restricting and regulating these tech companies 16:00 Are pharmaceuticals a good investment? 17:30 Socially conscious investors 25:00 Dealing with money anxiety 31:00 What Amer is doing to deliver more income 34:00 Ways to start improving your net-worth 38:30 Tesla's earnings call - the significance of Musk’s apology 42:00 Update on Tariffs 47:00 Tim Cook sits down with Trump #Sketch
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August 12, 2018
#3 Good investors ask when to sell. Great investors ask what to sell.
Welcome to 'Business News and Other $#!T', I am your host Amer and thank you so much for tuning in to a show that has been called the perfect listen for busy fifth graders with ADD. I am an aspiring stand up comedian, improvisor and stay at home dad. In a previous life I graduated from the University of Chicago (cough - the Harvard of the midwest) with an A.B. in Economics and for 10 long years I worked as an Executive director for JP Morgan (cough - selling my soul). You may be asking why someone in their right mind with a wife and two kids would give up such a prestigious and profitable position to become a lowly comedian? And to that I would say uh because it's way more fun and maybe don't be such a jerk about it.... Our goal with the show is to entertain you with funny stories, jokes, and one liners about investing and hopefully make you a stronger and more financially secure young person. Basically we want to help you increase the size of your back up stash. Back up stash being that secret stash of money that keeps you afloat after you tell that horrible boss to get effed and/or you want to travel around South East Asia for 6 months. So join us every Thursday as we tell some funny stories, some jokes, have a good ol time, and maybe learn some important things. 3:00 Why a lifestyle brand? 13:00 Why is the GDP way up? 18:00 How much different would another country act if they were the largest economy in the world? 19:30 What role did our capitalistic propensities play in our becoming the #1 economy? 25:00 Things are changing on the policy front for these internet companies 30:00 Career change from investment banker to comedien 37:00 Trade War 43:00 Government Shutdown
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August 2, 2018
#2 How a Trade War Puts a 3rd of Our Economy at Risk
Welcome to 'Business News and Other $#!T', I am your host Amer and thank you so much for tuning in to a show that has been called the perfect listen for busy fifth graders with ADD. I am an aspiring stand up comedian, improvisor and stay at home dad. In a previous life I graduated from the University of Chicago (cough - the Harvard of the midwest) with an A.B. in Economics and for 10 long years I worked as an Executive director for JP Morgan (cough - selling my soul). You may be asking why someone in their right mind with a wife and two kids would give up such a prestigious and profitable position to become a lowly comedian? And to that I would say uh because it's way more fun and maybe don't be such a jerk about it.... Our goal with the show is to entertain you with funny stories, jokes, and one liners about investing and hopefully make you a stronger and more financially secure young person. Basically we want to help you increase the size of your back up stash. Back up stash being that secret stash of money that keeps you afloat after you tell that horrible boss to get effed and/or you want to travel around South East Asia for 6 months. So join us every Thursday as we tell some funny stories, some jokes, have a good ol time, and maybe learn some important things. 1:00 Why do we avoid money making decisions? 4:00 What exactly is a tariff? 9:00 Why a trade war? A 3rd of our economy is at stake. 17:00 Why did Facebook nosedive? 20:30 Huge signs that technology is about to shrink from an information first perspective 23:00 The time Amer had a hit put out on him when he was 7 31:30 Recession watch - American CEOs are at the highest level of optimism ever 39:00 Personal finance chat 44:00 Reframing - don't look at it as a financial decision look at it as a lifestyle decision 47:00 Mark Duplass’s artist investment philosophy 49:00 Easiest way to get started investing
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July 30, 2018
#1 CNBC + Planet Money Alone Do Not A Happy Life Make
Welcome to 'Business News and Other $#!T', I am your host Amer and thank you so much for tuning in to a show that has been called the perfect listen for busy fifth graders with ADD. I am an aspiring stand up comedian, improvisor and stay at home dad. In a previous life I graduated from the University of Chicago (cough - the Harvard of the midwest) with an A.B. in Economics and for 10 long years I worked as an Executive director for JP Morgan (cough - selling my soul). You may be asking why someone in their right mind with a wife and two kids would give up such a prestigious and profitable position to become a lowly comedian? And to that I would say