Rules of the Scrappy Capitalist: Rule 3 – Leverage what you have

Success in business, the capital markets, or in real estate investing has changed. Old-school capitalists thought they had a deep moat around their endeavors as they build mega-corporations and traded vast amounts of investments. But thanks to the web, a new group of capitalists — what I call scrappy capitalists — have risen up to […]

Rules of the Scrappy Capitalist: Rule 2 – Find a model that works for you

Success in business or the markets used to be impenetrable unless you looked and acted like Gordon Gekko. But the internet has become the great leveller, allowing entrepreneurs, capital market investors, and real estate investors to break in and succeed like never before. No longer is pedigree or the “old boy’s network” a factor. Today’s […]

Rules of the Scrappy Capitalist: Rule 1 – Become an expert at spotting opportunity

The old guard of capitalism is dying out. They have relied on their name or where they went to school or the “old boy’s network”. But the web is the great leveller and today’s success stories are people who don’t have the pedigree or daddy’s money. Scrappy capitalists are fierce fighters who succeed in business, […]

What I’m working on this week (Apr. 2 – 9)

Remember that logjam I was complaining about last week? Almost done. Most of it is out the door. Woohoo! This is great because I’m in crunch time for a couple of projects. Here’s what I’m focused on this week… Finish a real estate investor’s book. (This is a big one!!!) Write a sales letter for […]

3 reasons why I didn’t like “Rich Dad” Robert Kiyosaki… until now

I have a confession to make. There were many years when I didn’t like “Rich Dad” Robert Kiyosaki. Only recently have I become a fan but it’s taken me a while to come around. Robert Kiyosaki is the creator of the Rich Dad brand, and author of a bazillion books like Rick Dad, Poor Dad […]