Rules of the Scrappy Capitalist: Rule 6 — Be relentless

Old school capitalists succeeded because they were well-connected in an exclusive “old boys network”. Whether they succeeded in business or in the capital or real estate markets, it was largely because of who they knew. But the internet changed everything. It levelled the playing field, making it possible for anyone to start a business or […]

Rules of the Scrappy Capitalist: Rule 5 – Take smart risks

Until recently, business owners and investors had a deep, wide moat around their castle of success. They made money and then their money made money, and they sat around in mahogany-paneled rooms, smoking cigars. The internet changed everything. Easier access to markets and an ability to start profit-generating businesses in minutes (instead of months) has […]

Rules of the Scrappy Capitalist: Rule 4 – Act fast; Learn more

Yesterday’s capitalists had a lock on success because newbies couldn’t easily break into business or investing. But the web changed everything. Today, anyone can be a successful entrepreneur, stock trader, or real estate investor. Because of the easy access to opportunities that were once reserved exclusively for the elite, entrepreneurs and investors need to be […]

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 […]