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Smarter Destiny Podcast

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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

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#19 - Moiz Ali

Show notes Moiz Ali

  • 00:30 - Introduction Moiz Ali
  • 02:30 - What were you doing just before you became an entrepreneur? - MA I was a lawyer in NYC, it was my last job before becoming an entrepreneur.
  • 05:05 - What did you do next? - MA One of my partners at college and I started an alcohol online business.
  • 17:30 - What happened after you sold that business?
  • 20:28 - What is Native and what it stands for?
  • 22:22 - How did you manage to make this kind of cosmetics without prior knowledge?
  • 26:20 - How did you manage to make the first samples and different formulas? How did the cash flow worked?
  • 31:00 - How was your growth during these first years?
  • 34:27 - How did you manage the advertising?
  • 41:45 - What’s the story behind Procter & Gamble acquisition of Native?
  • 45:15 - How did you feel during these negotiations?
  • 48:55 - What did your mother think about this business?
  • 52:10 - QUICK FIRE QUESTION ROUND
    • Any unusual drinking or eating habits? - Vegan protein shakes every morning. Trying to be a vegetarian.
    • How do you get yourself into a state of flow? - Wake up very early, workout and get to work before everyone else.
    • What habit or opinion you have that people tend to disagree with? - I value the single individual work. I don’t think a lot of employees necessary make a difference.
    • What nontraditional lesson would you give at school? - Income tax.
    • What books had the biggest impact on your life? - “Atlas Shrugged” by Ayn Rand.
    • Any advice for your previous boss? - Let people benefit and play their strengths.
    • What do you do to get inspired? - Travel and try not to think about work and watching infomercials.
    • How would you double US$ 5K in 24 h? - Sell something thru facebook ads or go to Vegas.
    • What’s the best advice ever given to you? - “The only thing that matters is how good your business is” and “build a business that you really enjoy”.
    • What silly thing people should do more of? - Dance or sing in the shower.
    • Would you rather fight one horse sized duck or one hundred duck sized horses? - One hundred duck sized horses.
    • How would you convince someone to do something good that they didn’t want to do? - Showing them why it’s good.
    • What makes you happiest? - Spending time with friends and family.
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