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We're on a mission. We're going to find and uncover the smartest, most successful entrepreneurs on the planet. Explore their highs, their lows and how they ultimately mastered the game. I'm Martyn Cook and I'm excited to welcome you to the Smarter Destiny Podcast. I'm grateful for you and your time,… read more


#15 - Roland Frasier

 Show Notes Roland Frasier

  • 00:28 - Introducing Roland Frasier
  • 03:21 - What were you doing before you become an entrepreneur? - RF: “I was a skate rental clerk. Got paid below the minimum wage, but it was fun.”
  • 05:40 - What started your transition becoming an entrepreneur? - RF: “As soon as I turned 18 I started on the real estate business. But also I played in a band at night, that got me paid as well.”
  • 11:21 - How long were you on the real estate business? - RF: “About one year. I learnt how was the money flowing in this business and it was very interesting.”
  • 18:25 - Why is it important to have a diverse surrounding of people? - RF: It’s good to know the different perspectives and their interests.
  • 19:25 - What was the next step on your path? - RF: “I basically move from real estate to companies. I loved the idea about buying and selling companies.”
  • 26:00 - What skills do you have that made you good at this? - RF: “The hunger to learn and improve”
  • 27:14 - What is I.R.A.C. and how it applies to the decision making process?
  • 28:22 - How do you spot an opportunity?
  • 30:50 - “Revenue, profits and valuation”
  • 31:40 - How do you choose from this vast amount of opportunities available so you can administrate your time?
  • 36:06 - How do these opportunities come across you?
  • 44:42 - How did you get into digital marketing? 
  • 46:05 - The story about “Wicked Smart”
  • 54:05 - How many companies do you have or are a part of actively?
  • 56:05 - Tell us about your podcast “Business lunch”
    • Any unusual drinking or eating habits? - I seek for unusual food in different cultures.
    • How do you get yourself into a state of flow? - I actively seek relationships outside the computer. 
    • What habit or opinion you have that people tend to disagree with? - I am anti grind.
    • What nontraditional lesson would you give at school? - How to think better.
    • What books had the biggest impact on your life? - “Think and grow rich” by Napoleon Hill, “How to win friends and influence people” by Dale Carnegie, “Seven habits of highly effective people” by Stephen R. Covey, “Black box thinking” by Matthew Syed, “Measure what matters” by John Doerr, “Business Adventures” by John Brooks and “The goal” by Eliyahu M. Goldratt.
    • What do you do to get inspired? - Being grateful and thinking about where I want to go moving forward.
    • How would you double US$ 5K in 24h? - Buy low sell high.
    • What’s the best advice ever given to you? - My father “People often say things they don’t mean when they are mad”.
    • What silly thing people should do more of? - Just be silly.
    • How would you convince someone to do something good that they didn’t want to do? - The art of persuasion and negotiation.
    • Would you rather fight one horse sized duck or one hundred duck sized horses? - One horse sized duck.
    • What makes you happiest? - Helping other people.
    • Any ask or requests from the audience? - Contact me with any questions you might have.
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