Host James Beshara is an angel investor, advisor, founder, & general startup-helper in Los Angeles, CA. He has started three companies, sold one (Tilt; acq by Airbnb), and invested in multiple billion-dollar startups in his career. Now he's talking openly and honestly with others about what's going … read more
Chris Powers is an entrepreneur with more than 16 years of real estate development and investment experience. He was also one of the first people to invest in host James Beshara's payment company tilt. In today's episode Chris and James speak about investing in your mindset, and the mistakes you can make when finding a cofounder. They discuss envy and how it affects your mind. They dissect about how hiring cheap work gets you cheap results and also how it will cost you more in the long run. To conclude the episode, Chris and James speak about an organization called YPO that Chris has been involved with for many years and how it effects his day to day work.
Find Chris Powers:
10:26 What excites Chris in business
22:00 Efficiencies on recruiting
33:12 Key pieces of advice for Chris
45:12 Handing off the CEO title
57:38 Founders Ego
1:09:58 Starting something new
1:19:03 All business is people trusting each other
1:44:40 3 stories that have shaped Chris
1:55:03 YPO’s effect on Chris
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About your host, James: James Beshara is a founder, investor, advisor, author, podcaster, and encourager based in Los Angeles, California. James has created startups for the last 12 years, selling one (Tilt, acquired by Airbnb), and invested in a few multi-billion dollar startups to date. He has spoken at places such as Y-Combinator, Harvard Business School, Stanford University, TechCrunch Disrupt, and has been featured in outlets like the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, Fortune Magazine, and Time Magazine. He’s been featured in Forbes, Time, and Inc Magazine’s “30 Under 30” lists and advises startups all around the world. All of this is his “above the line” version of his background. Hear the other 90% of the story in the intro episode of Below The Line.
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