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
]Today’s episode is with stand up comedian, actor, and podcaster Pete Holmes. James and Pete dive into the repulsion you feel in your early life that forces you away from things that aren’t intended for you. From leaving Massachusetts at an early age to finding his voice in comedy, Pete explains the feelings he had while falling upward. He also explains the craft behind Stand Up and what tactics he uses while on stage. To conclude the episode, James and Pete talk about why you don’t need to ask for permission. You have to find the freedom within yourself.
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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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