Cover art for podcast The Circle of Competence Podcast

The Circle of Competence Podcast

46 EpisodesProduced by The Circle of Competence PodcastWebsite

The Circle of Competence Podcast focuses on the nexus between entrepreneurship and investing, and explores each guest's journey of buying, building, and operating businesses. From real estate to technology to small business investing and more, this podcast will be a wide-ranging exploration of what … read more

episodes iconAll Episodes

#44 - AJ Wasserstein, Part II - Structuring and Implementing Programmatic Acquisition Strategies

August 29th, 2021

1:00:08

This week, Victor and Benton spoke with A.J. Wasserstein, Professor at Yale School of Management where he teaches courses on SMB leadership, …

#43 - How to Blend Software and Small Business Seamlessly with Mark Valdez, Founder of Eads Bridge Holdings

August 8th, 2021

1:00:18

This week, Victor and Benton spoke with Mark Valdez, founder of Eads Bridge Holdings. Mark has a deep background in tech, previously serving as the …

#42 - Insolvency, bankruptcy, and how to navigate turnaround situations with Jeff Sands, Dorset Partners

August 1st, 2021

1:05:07

This week, Victor and Benton spoke with Jeff Sands, founding partner of Dorset Partners, a firm specializing distressed business turnarounds. Jeff is also the author of "Corporate Turnaround Artistry: Fix a Business in …

#41 - Vending machine mogul Quinn Miller on bootstrapping your way to cash flow

July 25th, 2021

59:47

This week, Victor and Benton spoke with Quinn Miller, founder of Blue Agave Vending and Fairway Coffee. Quinn has built a vending machine empire and …

#40 - How to play the public markets with Bauncey Chillups (@PrefShares)

July 18th, 2021

1:13:22

This week, Victor and Benton spoke with Twitter personality Bauncey Chillups. Mr. Chillups currently works for a large family office and focuses …

#39 - Scaling a service business through programmatic acquisitions with Nick Haschka

July 11th, 2021

1:14:05

This week, Victor and Benton spoke with Nick Haschka, Founder of Cub Investments, a holding company for small businesses, as well as CEO of The …

[REPLAY] Episode #20 - Buying Wonderful Internet Businesses with Andrew Wilkinson, Founder of Tiny

July 4th, 2021

1:12:38

This week, I spoke with Andrew Wilkinson, founder of Tiny, about buying, building, and operating internet businesses.

The Big Idea: Podcasting right now is where the internet was in 1999.

Favorite Quote: "As soon as I …

#38 - Deep dive into Employee Stock Ownership Plans (ESOPs) with Chris Fredericks, Founder of Empowered Ventures

June 27th, 2021

1:08:52

This week, Victor and Benton spoke with Chris Fredericks, founder of Empowered Ventures, a uniquely structured holding company that is employee …

#37 - The Opportunity in Niche Saas Businesses with Colin Keeley, Co-founder of Verne

June 20th, 2021

46:40

This week, Victor and Benton spoke with Colin Keeley, co-founder of Verne, a holding company for SaaS businesses. In our conversation, we covered:

#36 - Lifestyle Design as an Entrepreneur with AJ Wasserstein, Professor at Yale School of Management

June 13th, 2021

56:49

This week, Victor and Benton spoke with A.J. Wasserstein, Professor at Yale School of Management where he teaches courses on SMB leadership, …

#35 - How to identify talent and spot attractive businesses with Sieva Kozinsky and Xavier Helgeson, Cofounders of Enduring Ventures

June 6th, 2021

1:28:20

This week, Victor and Benton spoke with Sieva Kozinsky and Xavier Helgesen, the founders of Enduring Ventures. Topics covered included:

  • How to …

#34 - Flywheels in Business, Life, and Beyond

May 30th, 2021

30:42

This week, Benton discusses his views on how feedback loops and flywheels permeate everything in life from business to interpersonal relationships to spirituality.

--- Support this podcast:

#33 - How to build a partnership to invest for the long-term with Ed Redden of Evermore Industries

May 23rd, 2021

1:25:41

This week, Victor and Benton spoke with Ed Redden, President of Evermore Industries. In our conversation, we covered the following topics:

  • Picking …

#32 - Behind the scenes in a real estate services business with Benton & Victor

May 16th, 2021

43:41

This week, Victor and Benton discussed Benton’s recent acquisition of a real estate services company (property management, leasing, maintenance). They dig into what his first week was like, what’s on his immediate to-do …

#31 - What it takes to find and buy a lower middle market business with Chris Williams, Founder of Fairway Transitions

May 9th, 2021

1:27:03

This week, Victor and I spoke with Chris Williams about his current search for a lower middle market business to acquire and how he thought through choosing the right route as an ‘entrepreneurial investor.’ In our …

#30 - How to delegate intentionally while running 3 companies with Chris Powers of Fort Capital, Fort Ventures, and the Fort Podcast

May 2nd, 2021

1:23:11

This week, Victor and I spoke with Chris Powers about how he built Fort Capital into the real estate company it is today - all while investing in early stage tech companies and running a podcast. This is a masterclass …

#29 - Handling personal tragedy as an entrepreneur with Thomas Kim, founder of the Everclean Car Wash brand

April 25th, 2021

1:22:56

This week, Victor and I spoke with Thomas Kim about building the Everclean Car Wash brand and how he dealt with personal tragedy as an entrepreneur. …

#28 - Building a tech enabled services business with Dan Teran, former CEO of Managed By Q and Head of Corp. Dev. at WeWork

April 18th, 2021

59:57

This week, Victor and I spoke with Dan Teran about building and operating a tech enabled services business in the office management space. Dan is the …

#27 - Buying, building, and operating businesses in the trades with John Wilson, CEO of The Wilson Companies

April 11th, 2021

1:29:02

This week, Victor and I spoke with John Wilson about buying, building, and operating businesses in the trades. John is the owner of The Wilson …

#26 - How to identify, acquire, and operate an internet brand with Bill D'Alessandro, CEO of Elements Brands

April 4th, 2021

1:01:45

This week, Victor and I spoke with Bill D'Alessandro about buying, building, and operating great e-commerce brands. Bill is the founder and CEO of …

#25 - What one CEO learned over 15 years about purpose, goals, and mindfulness with Ryan Begelman

March 28th, 2021

1:16:03

This week, Benton spoke with Ryan Begelman about how his journey in business shaped his views on finding purpose, setting goals, and practicing …

#24 - Starting and Growing a Profitable Podcast with Alex Bridgeman, Founder of Think Like an Owner Podcast

March 21st, 2021

1:10:40

This week, Victor and I spoke with Alex Bridgeman about building a profitable podcast in a niche space. Alex is the founder of the 'Think Like an …

#23 - Operating E-commerce Brands with Kelcey Lehrich, CEO of 365 Holdings

March 14th, 2021

1:11:20

This week, Victor and I spoke with Kelcey Lehrich about buying, building, and operating e-commerce brands. Kelcey is the CEO of 365 Holdings and in …

#22 - Building Blue Collar Businesses with Mike Griffin, Managing Partner of the Griffin Brothers Companies

March 7th, 2021

1:15:47

This week, Victor and I spoke with Mike Griffin about buying, building, and operating blue collar service businesses. Mike is the Managing Partner of …

#21 - Introducing Victor Corrigan, co-host of the Circle of Competence Podcast

February 28th, 2021

24:14

In our brief conversation, we cover why we partnered and our North Star for the podcast. We are excited to share our journey learning about buying, …

Episode #20 - Buying Wonderful Internet Businesses with Andrew Wilkinson, Founder of Tiny

February 21st, 2021

1:12:38

This week, I spoke with Andrew Wilkinson, founder of Tiny, about buying, building, and operating internet businesses.  


The Big Idea: Podcasting right now is where the internet was in 1999.

Favorite Quote: "As soon as …

Episode #19 - Moses Kagan, Founder of Adaptive Realty

February 7th, 2021

1:29:43

This week I interviewed Moses Kagan, founder of Adaptive Realty, a real estate private equity firm based out of Los Angeles, CA. We dove into his journey building Adaptive Realty's real estate investment and management …

Episode #18 - Justin Turner, Partner at Traction Capital Partners

January 24th, 2021

1:16:21

This week I interviewed Justin Turner, Partner at Traction Capital Partners. We discussed his journey building Traction and did a deep dive on the first two companies that Traction purchased. The two biggest takeaways …

Episode #17 - Drew Pearson, Founder of Pearson Partners

January 10th, 2021

1:01:11

This week, I'm sharing my conversation with Drew Pearson, founder of real estate private equity firm, Pearson Partners. Pearson Partners' "goal is to create a recession resistant real estate investment that produces …

Episode #16 - Henry Kaestner, Founder of Sovereign's Capital

December 27th, 2020

1:07:46

This week, I'm sharing my conversation with Henry Kaestner, founder of Sovereign's Capital and host of the Faith Driven Entrepreneur podcast. Sovereign's Capital "invests in two market segments: profitable, lower middle …

Episode #15 - Shirin Kanji, CIO of Impact Properties

December 13th, 2020

1:17:48

This week, I'm excited to share my conversation with Shirin Kanji, President of Impact RTO Holdings and Chief Investment Officer of Impact …

Episode #14 - Trish Higgins, Partner at Chenmark

November 29th, 2020

1:10:57

This week's episode is a conversation I recorded with Trish Higgins who is the co-founder and a partner at Chenmark, a holding company that focuses …

Episode #13 - Michael Arrieta, CEO and founder of Garden City

November 15th, 2020

1:01:01

I had the pleasure of interviewing Michael Arrieta recently for episode #13 of the Circle of Competence podcast. In our conversation, we hit everything from Michael's sales experience at CUTCO (where he was the #1 sales …

Episode #12 - Brent Beshore, CEO of Permanent Equity

November 1st, 2020

1:01:24

Episode #12 - Brent Beshore, CEO of Permanent Equity

I had the pleasure of interviewing Brent Beshore recently for episode #12 of the Circle of Competence podcast. In our conversation, we hit everything from Brent's …

Episode #11 - Mohnish Pabrai, CEO of Pabrai Funds, Founder of the Dakshana Foundation

October 18th, 2020

1:09:26

I had the pleasure of interviewing Mohnish Pabrai for episode #11 of the Circle of Competence podcast. In this wide-ranging conversation, we covered concepts far and wide:

- reflections on internal 'mapping' and what …

Episode #10 - Michael Girdley, Chairman of Dura Software

October 4th, 2020

1:03:04

My latest podcast interview is a conversation with Michael Girdley, Chairman of Dura Software, where we discuss:

- Search funds (and Michael's advice …

Episode #09 - Neil O'Donnell - SPACs Galore and the Federal Reserve's response to Covid-19

September 20th, 2020

1:08:53

This week, I caught up with my good friend Neil O'Donnell on all things SPACS and monetary stimulus.  We discussed typical terms around SPACs for …

Episode #08 - Monick Halm, Vineyard Investment Partners & Real Estate Investor Goddesses Network

August 30th, 2020

51:39

This week, I had a fun conversation with Monick Halm, the founder of Vineyard Investment Partners (Multifamily and Industrial Syndication Platform) …

Episode #07 - David Gardner, Co-Chairman of The Motley Fool

August 23rd, 2020

1:30:00

This week, I spoke with David Gardner, the Chairman of The Motley Fool, a financial advisor and media conglomerate focused on helping the world …

Episode #06 - Blair Silverberg, CEO of Capital Technologies

August 16th, 2020

1:12:37

This week, I spoke with Blair Silverberg, the CEO of Capital Technologies which is a software-based lending platform focusing on the venture debt …

Episode #05 - Jeran Fraser, Investing in Land, Startups, & Consumer Brands

August 1st, 2020

52:55

Jeran Fraser is a serial entrepreneur and land investor.  In 1999, he launched his first startup during college selling land on Ebay. Through this …

Episode #04 - Neil O'Donnell, Faraday Tower and Legal Scale PLLC

July 25th, 2020

1:18:09

Neil O'Donnell is the founder of Faraday Partners (a cell tower lease investment firm) and more recently, Legal Scale PLLC (a law firm focused on the venture debt space). Neil is one of the most widely read young …

Episode #03 - Brian Burnett, Glenwood South Tailor + Burnett Development

July 18th, 2020

1:08:30

Brian Burnett is the founder of Glenwood South Tailors (a high end custom tailor) and more recently, Burnett Development (an affordable housing and commercial real estate company). Brian's story is one of true social …

Episode #02 - Ryan Reeves, Founder of Investing City

July 12th, 2020

39:19

Ryan Reeves is the founder of Investing City, an online financial media website whose mission is to save people time and boost their returns in the stock market through his research as a service platform and educational …

Episode #01 - Nathan Reid, Founder of Capital Allocation Partners

July 2nd, 2020

1:03:00

Nathan Reid is the founder of Capital Allocation Partners, a real estate private equity firm based out of Phoenix, AZ focused solely on value-add …

Episode #00 - Introduction & Purpose

July 2nd, 2020

2:09

The Circle of Competence Podcast will focus on the nexus between entrepreneurship and investing, and explore how each guest's journey led them to start and grow their business from the ground up. From real estate to …

Loading ...

Are you the creator of this podcast?

Verify your account

and pick the featured episodes for your show.

Listen to The Circle of Competence Podcast

RadioPublic

A free podcast app for iPhone and Android

  • User-created playlists and collections
  • Download episodes while on WiFi to listen without using mobile data
  • Stream podcast episodes without waiting for a download
  • Queue episodes to create a personal continuous playlist
RadioPublic on iOS and Android
Or by RSS
RSS feed
https://anchor.fm/s/2a1d700c/podcast/rss

Connect with listeners

Podcasters use the RadioPublic listener relationship platform to build lasting connections with fans

Yes, let's begin connecting
Browser window

Find new listeners

  • A dedicated website for your podcast
  • Web embed players designed to convert visitors to listeners in the RadioPublic apps for iPhone and Android
Clicking mouse cursor

Understand your audience

  • Capture listener activity with affinity scores
  • Measure your promotional campaigns and integrate with Google and Facebook analytics
Graph of increasing value

Engage your fanbase

  • Deliver timely Calls To Action, including email acquistion for your mailing list
  • Share exactly the right moment in an episode via text, email, and social media
Icon of cellphone with money

Make money

  • Tip and transfer funds directly to podcastsers
  • Earn money for qualified plays in the RadioPublic apps with Paid Listens