#120 Brock Pierce -The Mastermind of Digital Assets

“Not the score, not even the results but how you play” – Brock Pierce.

On a chilled sunny Thursday evening after a long mountain hike. I managed to get hold of the Unicorn; Brock Pierce to talk about…everything. I have lots of respect for the Billionaire, Child actor, Entrepreneur, technologist etc. Especially in the digital asset space, I’ve always admired people who accomplished a lot in a relatively small amount of time but in multiple industries. Brock is one of those guys.

Brock Pierce is an entrepreneur and venture capitalist with an extensive track record of founding, advising and investing in disruptive businesses. He’s been credited with pioneering the market for digital currency and has raised more than $5B for companies he has founded.

In 2013, Pierce joined brothers Bart and Bradford Stephens in founding venture capital firm Blockchain Capital (BCC) which was reported to have raised $85 million in two venture funds by October 2017. Described as its managing partner, Pierce announced a $50 million Initial Coin Offering (ICO) by BCC in February 2017. On its launch in June 2017, the currency was named EOS and marketed through a new vehicle called Block.one of which Pierce was variously described as co-founder, head, minority partner and advisor.

In this interview, Grey Jabesi and Brock Pierce discussed:
– His early beginnings as an actor
– Mt Gox AKA Gox Rising
– Tether
– EOS
– Money and Wealth

Website Links:https://brockpierce.io/
: https://bitcoinfoundation.org/forum/
Follow Brock Pierce on twitter: https://twitter.com/brockpierce

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#107 Meir Ezra – How to make a 100 Million Dollars

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In this episode, Grey Jabesi interviewed Meir Ezra. Meir Ezra is an international entrepreneur with multi-million dollar businesses and clients in the US, Canada, Israel, Italy, Colombia, Russia, India, China, Romania, the Dominican Republic, South Africa, Germany, the Czech Republic, Turkey and many others. As part of this drive to make a difference in people’s lives, Meir has been involved in working with high level government officials on projects related to education and business development.

One of his most notable accomplishments includes establishing the most successful distributor of gasoline management systems, a company that within three years grew to $100,000,000. He has consulted companies such as BP (British Petroleum), Motorola, IBM and loves working with entrepreneurs and small business owners. Meir’s most recent company, Guaranteed Prosperity, is a training, coaching and implementation company that helps it’s clients succeed beyond their wildest dreams.

Meir’s passion is helping others. Active in many personal activities such as karate, motorcycling and kite surfing, Meir is very much a family man, deeply in love with his wife of over 30 years and three beautiful children.



The notable things we discussed in this episode includes:
Childhood
-How did the disability affected you
-What kind of kid were you. (Did you possess any special skills)
-What was your passion
-Did the disability motivated you more

Electronics
-What were you building
-The difference between knowing and understanding
-How did you hear of the South African opportunity
-Moving to South Africa

Business
-What made it very successful
-Hiring
-Solutions to challenges

Money
-What is not true that’s common knowledge
-How do you not lose it
-Traits that someone would make money

Misc
-How much of your life was planned/designed
-Go to routine during tough times(specific situation)
-How do you get out of comfort zone
-Work life balance?
-How to not be weak

Now
-You have a great understanding of people
-Why do you still do it?
-How to stop complaining

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#105 Ashley Wallace – Exploring Japan

In this episode, Grey jabesi interviewed Ashley Wallace from Chicago,USA. He is HR Professional currently living in Japan.In 2007 studied Japanese language and business management.He shares his experience living in Japan as black man for the past seven years.
“Black man in Japan trying to make my mark everyday JBBF Kanto Open 2013 1st Place, JBBF Kanagawa Open 2014 65kg 3rd place”




Links:
Ashley on Instagram : https://www.instagram.com/blacksunflowersamurai1914/

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#103 Bianca Bosch – 2018 in Review, The Kissing Booth

In this episode Grey Jabesi chats with Bianca Bosch and Radhesen Naidoo. We casually discuss 2018, reflections, lessons learned and all. Special guest was Bianca Bosch. An actress from South Africa, known for The Kissing Booth (2018) and Killer Instinct with Chris Hansen (2017). Enjoy the banter and happy holidays to y’all




Links:
https://sbamtheatreblog.wordpress.com/2018/06/01/chatting-to-bianca-bosch-about-netflixs-the-kissing-booth/
https://www.instagram.com/biancabosch/?hl=en
https://za.pinterest.com/biancabosch96/
https://samanthabernhardi.com/site/artist/bianca-bosch/

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EP#75 ANTHONY SILVERSTON – LESSONS FROM TRIGGERFISH ANIMATION PRODUCER & DIRECTOR

Anthony Silverston(@antimator) is a Partner, writer and director at Triggerfish Animation Studios, which is the leading animation studio in Africa based in South Africa.

He produced The Adventures of Zambezia, Directed Khumba respectively and works on various projects at Triggerfish as. I wanted to pick his brain on a number of things which I tried to compress them in a single interview and it was a good one.

In this interview, we covered:
– The history of Triggerfish Animation Studios
– How Anthony got started
– The business side of running a studio
– The challenges of creating animated movies(Zambezia as an example)
– Art vs Funding
– Development

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