Fri, 6 September 2013
CW 337: The Collapse of Bear Stearns with Douglas Brunt Author of "Ghosts of Manhattan" & Former CEO of Authentium
Doug Brunt is the former CEO of Authentium and author of, "GHOSTS OF MANHATTAN." In his new book, he transports readers back to the extravagant times before Bear Stearns collapsed, exposing a culture with boundless bonuses, where the company expense account was routinely used for bar tabs, visits to strip clubs, and worse. He even throws in some comical stories and describes some of them. Brunt offers a withering view of life on Wall Street from the perspective of an unhappy insider, run-down by the corrosive lifestyle which is jeopardizing his marriage, who is too hooked on the money to find a way out.
Brunt is married to FOX News anchor Megyn Kelly, who has helped him with his books. Brunt describes their relationship and why he gave up a lucrative career as an Internet security entrepreneur.
Find out more about Doug Brunt at www.douglasbrunt.com.
Direct download: cw-337-DougBrunt.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 11:25am EDT
Tue, 3 September 2013
CW 336: Multi-Generational Wealth Preservation with Catherine McBreen Real Estate Investor & Author of ‘Get Rich, Stay Rich, Pass It On’
Catherine McBreen is the President of Millionaire Corner.
The U.S. is now seeing record numbers of millionaires. McBreen explains the effect stocks has had on this run-up.
She recently released a service called "Find an Advisor," and discusses how it helps people find the best financial advisor for them. She also analyzes investment newsletters in lieu of financial advisors.
McBreen finally talks about the effect money has on happiness and marriage relations.
Visit Millionaire Corner at www.millionairecorner.com.
Direct download: cw-336-CatherineMcBreen.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 10:43pm EDT
Thu, 29 August 2013
CW 335: Financial Planing with Michael Kitces Publisher of ‘The Nerd's Eye View’ & Director of Research for the Pinnacle Advisory Group
Jason talks with Michael Kitces, who is a financial planner and runs the blog Nerds Eye View.
Direct download: cw-335-MichaelKitces.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 11:33am EDT
Mon, 26 August 2013
CW 334: Little Rock Arkansas Real Estate Investment Market Profile with Local Market Specialist Jeremy
Jason Hartman talks about rent increases exceeding inflation, Fed tapering off on mortgage backed securities buying and the possible end of the government's role in the secondary mortgage market (Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac). After a quick announcement about the Austin, Texas property tour http://www.jasonhartman.com/events/ Jason discusses Little Rock, Arkansas with our Local Market Specialist (LMS).
From Wikipedia: Little Rock is the capital and the largest city of the U.S. state ofArkansas. The Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA) had a population of 717,666 people in the 2012 census estimate. The MSA is included in the Little Rock−North Little Rock, AR Combined Statistical Area, which had a population of 893,610 in the 2012 census estimate. As of the 2010 US Census, Little Rock had a city proper population of 193,524. It is the county seat of Pulaski County.
Located near the geographic center of Arkansas, Little Rock derives its name from a small rock formation on the south bank of theArkansas River called la Petite Roche (French: "the little rock"). The "little rock" was used by early river traffic as a landmark and became a well-known river crossing. The "little rock" is across the river from "big rock," a large bluff at the edge of the river, which was once used as a rock quarry. There have been two ships of the United States Navy named after the city, including USS Little Rock (LCS-9).
Direct download: cw-334-Arkansas.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 11:58am EDT
Sat, 24 August 2013
CW 333: Low-Income Apartment Investing with Al Goldstein Founder of AvantCredit and President of Pangea Properties
Al Goldstein is the President of Pangea Properties and founder of AvantCredit. He was recently given an award for reviving neighborhoods in inner city Chicago. In this interview, Goldstein discusses his real estate investment strategy and why he focuses so much on the low-income demographic.
Goldstein was also named as a Top 40 under 40 entrepreneur in Chicago. He gives his tips on how to become more entrepreneurial.
Growing up in the Soviet Union in the 1980s, Al Goldstein used to watch government-sponsored cartoons "teaching you to be a good little communist." But the message never rubbed off on Mr. Goldstein, the main character in a capitalist success story. By age 28, he had built and cashed out of his first entrepreneurial venture: CashNet USA, an online payday loan company he sold for $265 million, just two years after starting it. Now he's well on his way to building his second business, Pangea Properties, a real estate investment trust that owns 7,000 apartments in Chicago, Indianapolis and Baltimore. Pangea mainly buys properties in lower-income neighborhoods, catering to the same kind of customer whom CashNet targeted.
Find out more about Pangea Properties at www.pangeare.com. Visit AvantCredit at https://www.avantcredit.com/.
Direct download: cw-333-AlGoldstein.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 12:52pm EDT
Sun, 11 August 2013
Jason talks with Les Leopold on his new book: "How to Make a Million Dollars an Hour: Why Financial Elites get away with siphoning off America's Wealth." In the interview, Les details just how hedge funds are making unthinkable amounts of money.
Les Leopold co-founded and currently directs two nonprofit organizations, the Labor Institute of New York and the Public Health Institute. He designs research and educational programs on occupational safety and health, the environment and economics. He also serves as a strategic consultant to the Blue-Green Alliance which brings together trade unions and environmental organizations. Leopold designs research and educational programs on occupational safety and health, the environment, and economics and helped form an alliance between the United Steel Workers Union and the Sierra Club. He is a proud graduate of Oberlin College and Princeton University's Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs (MPA 1975).
Leopold also authored several other books about "The Man Who Hated Work and Loved Labor: The Life and Times of Tony Mazzocchi," (Chelsea Green Publishing, 2006.) If you'd like to read more by Les, you can take a look at his articles published by AlterNet at http://www.alternet.org/authors/les-leopold-0
Direct download: cw-332-LesLeopold.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 4:33pm EDT
Tue, 6 August 2013
CW 331: State of the States with Meredith Whitney Author of ‘Fate of The States: The New Geography of American Prosperity’
Meredith Whitney is the founder of Meredith Whitney Advisory Group and author of, "FATE OF THE STATES: The New Geography of American Prosperity."
Whitney believes "interior" states like North Dakota, Indiana and Texas are doing a lot better than "coastal" states like California, New York and Florida. She thinks the coastal states continue to struggle long after the recession, while the middle of the country will continue to thrive.
Keeping these in mind, she discusses the outlook for the following areas:
- Housing prices
- Quality of schools
She also shares her advice to help troubled municipal and state governments.
Visit the Meredith Whitney Advisory Group at www.meredithwhitneyllc.com.
Direct download: cw-331-MeredithWhitney.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 9:02pm EDT
Fri, 2 August 2013
CW 330: Power & Strategy with Robert Greene Best-Selling Author of ‘Mastery, Power & Seduction’ & ‘The 48 Laws of Power’
Robert Greene, best-selling author of such books as The 48 Laws of Power, The 33 Strategies of War, The Art of Seduction, The 50th Law (with rapper 50 Cent), and Mastery, joins Jason to talk about his wheelhouse topics – power and strategy.
· Jason’s take on the current state of European real estate investing – are there any likely prospects?
Best-selling author, Robert Greene, is known for a series of books powered by a broad range of research and sources, synthesized for the masses. His life has been a drastic departure from writers’ who never stray from the hallowed halls of academia. After attending UC Berkeley and graduating from the University of Wisconsin with a degree in Classical Studies, Greene worked his way through 80 different jobs before settling into his current writing career (by his recollection), some of which included construction worker, translator, magazine editor, and even a stint as a Hollywood screenwriter. Robert’s first book was 48 Laws of Power, which became a runaway hit and has sold more than 1.2 million copies. Numbered among its devotees are such celebrities as 50 Cent, Jay-Z, Kanye West, Chris Bosh, and Will Smith. Greene speaks five languages and is a student of Zen Buddhism, as well as an avid swimmer and mountain biker.
· [1:15] Jason’s monologue includes a reflection on his recent European trip. Has his opinion on investing there changed?
ANNOUNCER 1: Welcome to Creating Wealth with Jason Hartman! During this program, Jason is going to tell you some really exciting things that you probably haven’t thought of before and a new slant on investing. Fresh new approaches to America’s best investment that will enable you to create more wealth and happiness than you ever thought possible. Jason is a genuine self-made multimillionaire who not only talks the talk but walks the walk. He’s been a successful investor for 20 years and currently owns properties in 11 states and 17 cities. This program will help you follow in Jason’s footsteps on the road to financial freedom. You really can do it! And now, here’s your host, Jason Hartman, with the Complete Solution for Real Estate Investors. Jason’s Back from Europe and Hanging in Iceland
JASON HARTMAN: Welcome to the Creating Wealth show. This is your host, Jason Hartman. This is episode #330 and I am talking to you today from Reykjavik, Iceland. I’m in a quaint, little café, a little coffee shop here, so pardon the background noise. I think you probably hear a little bit of it, but the intro portion won’t be too long before we get to our 10th show guest. And today, that will be the very famous Robert Greene, author of many, many books on Power, Seduction, The 50th Law, The 48 Laws of Power, just a whole bunch of things. He’s got a lot of interesting stuff to share with us today and you know, on every 10th show, we go off the strict financial or real state investing topic and we talk about something that just relates to personal interest and personal success and more effective living.
Anyway, let me tell you a little bit about my European real estate tour here before we get to our guest today and I am in Reykjavik, Iceland now, as I mentioned. Iceland is a beautiful country, a small country and yesterday, I toured around, went to on what they call the Golden Circle tour and saw the geysers, waterfalls, and the tectonic plates where you can actually see rifts in the ground or big, very large cracks where the tectonic plates separated, and that’s quite interesting. Some people go diving in there and it’s just crazy to imagine that that’s literally where the earth has come apart [LAUGHING], creating totally different continents.
Anyway, I was in Spain before this. I toured and looked at quite a few properties. I was in Barcelona and then to the south of that, I was in Malaga and Marbella and, you know, I’ve been reading a lot in the past few years about Croatia, about Spain, in the real estate markets there based on their very different economic situations and Europe’s economic problems in general, and it’s just really inspired me to come out and take another look at some of the European properties. I was pleasantly impressed, actually very impressed, with Malaga and just what a high-end area it is and how much Middle Eastern money and really money from all over the world is flowing into that market. You see Ferraris, Lamborghinis, Rolls-Royces, a lot of Saudi money in that market, very high-end stores and shops, and expensive real estate even though Spain is in a tremendous crisis and unemployment is very high especially among the under 30-age group. I’m not sure, really, how the market will go here. I’m gonna continue to research it when I get back. We have a potential local market specialist here and we may actually have them on a future episode. If not on this show, I’ll do it on my JetSetter Show. So, we’ll see about that, but it has been an interesting trip.
Before Spain, I was in Croatia and I was very, very impressed on the last episode. I talked a little bit about Croatia. I went there and Montenegro as well and what a beautiful, beautiful coastline, really, really amazing. Yeah, it’s been an interesting tour. Before that, Germany, Switzerland, Austria, and I’m on my way back home after Iceland here today.
I’ve got a helicopter tour and I’m actually gonna take a flying lesson here as well. I’m not a private pilot yet, but I’m pretty close to it. My mom said something very wise to me several years ago when I was about to finish and get my private pilot’s license. She said, “Jason, you don’t have enough time to get good at this.” [LAUGHING] And I thought, you know, those are probably some words of wisdom, so I listened to my mom and I really didn’t pursue getting my license, but I do take lessons here and there and I find it particularly interesting when you can take a lesson on a trip, maybe in a different state or in a foreign country and get some sightseeing at the same time, so pretty interesting.
That’s what I’m off to do now and then I’ll be back home and next week when I talk to you, we will be doing our more regular broadcasting, and I’ve got some of the investment counselors and local market specialists that I want to get on to talk about their markets, some different markets we’re looking at and some current events as well. So we will definitely do that and get back to more regular guests. Of course, this is a 10th show. We’re talking to Robert Greene today. So without further adieu, we will be back with Robert Greene in just a moment.
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Introducing Robert Greene, Best-Selling Author
JASON HARTMAN: It’s my pleasure to welcome Robert Greene to the show. He is a famous author on Power and Strategy. He’s the author of several books including his latest book entitled Master. The 48 Laws of Power is another great one, The Art of Seduction, The 50th Law, 33 Strategies of War, and he’s just got a prolific amount of work on the subject, and covers a lot of controversial areas that other authors just don’t really touch, and it’s great to have him here. Robert, welcome! How are you?
ROBERT GREENE: I’m fine. Thank you very much for having me on your show.
JASON HARTMAN: Well, the pleasure is all mine and I like to give my listeners a sense of geography. Are you located, by any chance, in Los Angeles today?
ROBERT GREENE: Good guess. Yes, I am. It’s where I was born and raised and that’s where I live right now, yeah.
JASON HARTMAN: Fantastic! Well, that’s where I grew up too, so we’re both Los Angelinos [LAUGHING].
ROBERT GREENE: Oh, cool. “Mastery” is His New Book
JASON HARTMAN: Well, yeah. So, tell us a little bit about your latest book, Mastery, and then I want to touch on some of the other books as well.
ROBERT GREENE: Well, Mastery is basically a book about what I consider to be the ultimate form of power that a person can have in this world. I think we’re in an environment that’s incredibly competitive and difficult. Very few people have any sort of job security anymore. The competition out there is globalized. It’s intense. It’s everyday. You can’t let up your guard ever and I noticed that in all my years of researching very powerful people, they reach this level of intelligence. It’s not an intellectual intelligence, it’s a practical intelligence. They reach this high level where they’ve mastered their field. Um, you can visualize it in a way where, let’s say, you’re professional with chess, it’s just a metaphor. But after 10, 15 years of playing chess, you’re now like a grandmaster and you’re no longer thinking about the chessboard. It’s internalized. You have a feel for it.
JASON HARTMAN: Right.
ROBERT GREENE: Being something in larger dimensions, what they call chunks, and I believe that happens in any profession and once you reach that point, you’re on a whole other plane. You’re so creative that nobody’s gonna replace you, that you’re able to see trends and answers to problems that just are invisible to others, and so you’re gonna be continually in demand. You’re like Steve Jobs or whoever it is. It’s not that you have to ignore being good at politics, being a social person is a component of mastery, but once you get to that point, you’ve got command and you’re in demand, and I wanted to show the reader that it’s not a matter of your brain size, what college you went to. It’s a matter of going through a process with a lot of effort and intensity and you will get there, and it’s an incredible feeling, and it’s in all professions. The book covers everything from science to sports, to working with your hands, to the arts. So, it encompasses everything.
JASON HARTMAN: Well, I think you laid out a few steps. Maybe there are four major steps if I’m remembering correctly in the book, find the thing that is your passion, your great area of interest. What are those if you’d go over with them?
The Process of Becoming a Master
ROBERT GREENE: Well, the first step is the most important. If you don’t follow the first step, you’ll never gonna get there and it’s not me just saying that, it’s the pattern of all highly successful people, and for this book I’ve researched a lot of very powerful figures in history and also interviewed nine contemporary masters to show that it’s a very modern thing. But in all of the stories, everybody starts out with step one and what I call it is discovering your calling or your life’s path and the idea is simple. You’re born with a unique set of DNA. Your brain is wired in a totally different way. There’s something unique about you and what separates very powerful successful people from others is that they are very clear early on in their life about that quality in them that makes them unique. It could be a subject that fascinates them, a problem, an activity, or whatever it is and that clarity carries on into their adolescence and then when it comes time for choosing their profession or career, they have much more clarity. There might be a bit of exploring trying to figure out exactly how to apply their interests but there is a higher degree of clarity than what most people have and because they’re so clear about it and they focus so intensely on something that is emotionally engaging to them, they learn much faster, more intensely than other people. That’s the key to everything in life.
JASON HARTMAN: Sure.
ROBERT GREENE: And so you need to be following that path and I show you very clearly in this chapter that you can discover what these inclinations are that you have and carve out a career path that will set you more in that direction than you might be going. A lot of people choose careers because there’s money involved or because their parents said this is what you should do and they do alright in their 20s because they’re young, etc. but then they hit a wall in their 30s because they’re not engaged emotionally, personally with what they’re doing and disaster ensues, and you’re not aware of where the disaster comes from. It is because you’re tuning out. You’re not fully engaged. And so this is such a critical step. I can’t emphasize it enough and I show you how at any point in your life, you can take this step. You can review and figure out what it is and head in that direction.
JASON HARTMAN: Okay. So, Robert I’ve got to ask you because I’m sure there are people listening that are thinking. That’s just never been clear to me. Some people—
ROBERT GREENE: Right.
JASON HARTMAN: You know, they knew as a kid what they wanted to do. Certainly, what you say makes absolute sense. We all know that the subjects we liked in school, we did well at those usually. Whether it’s, you know, liking the subject or even liking the teacher or professor because you relate to them better or relate to the subject matter better. So, you just pick it up naturally because it’s your area of interest, but just maybe one tip on how someone can discover what their main area is.
ROBERT GREENE: The point of mastery is to slow yourself down. There’s no short cut. There’s no one week suddenly or one year plan. It takes time and so discovering your life path also takes time and a lot of people are not very in tune with themselves. They’ve been listening for too long to what other people have to say. They’re not aware of what their actual interests are, of who they are. So, it’s going to take a couple of, for people like that, it’s gonna take a couple of months, but I’d say something for, a simple banal example will be when you open a newspaper or you check something out online, you’re surfing a site that you like, what is that subject that when you see in the headline, you go, “God! I have to read that. That just fascinates the hell out of me.” I know for myself if I’ve cracked open the New York Times and there’s an article about some discovery about our earliest ancestors, I can’t explain to you why but I am so excited by that. I will read every single article on that subject. Well, there’s something like that for you. There’s always something that lights up your eyes like when you were a kid where you wanna read about it. These are signs. I give you in the book many other signs, but this is a sign of something that excites you in a primal way, that probably dates back to your childhood and you should follow these indications. You should also follow things that you hate in your career path and you hate working for other people. You hate the politicking and all of the gamesmanship involved. Look at that sign. It’s a sign that you are probably an entrepreneur. You probably are meant to be working for yourself. You probably have that individual risk-taking cavalier spirit that is not comfortable working for other people. These are signs and you’ve got to start becoming aware of them.
JASON HARTMAN: Yeah, makes sense, makes sense. Talk to us a little bit more about the mastery subject and I love how, in your books, you tie in so much history and so many historical figures. Every person in business likes to quote and talk about power and talk about the Art of War. Some like to relate to Napoleon. Thoughts there on some of the historical tie-ins and maybe some examples?
Masters’ throughout History – Da Vinci and Darwin
ROBERT GREENE: Well, the icon of this book is Leonardo Da Vinci, you know, like my War book was Napoleon, the Power book was like Louis XIV, Seduction, Cleopatra, The 50th Law was 50 Cent. But here, Da Vinci is sort of the icon in that he is not as mythical as people make him out to be. He’s somebody who came from a rather disadvantaged background. He was an illegitimate son. He was kept out of all of the noble professions and so, the only really avenue for him was to pursue art which actually was something the he deeply, deeply loved and I show clearly in the book that what makes Da Vinci so absolutely astounding was an unbelievable work ethic. His motto was “ostinato rigore” which means obstinate rigor, persistent rigor. He said, “I’ll figure something out just by sheer persistence and work.” That’s a lot of love and I have all sorts of examples.
He’s a young man who doesn’t really know exactly where he sits in this world. He’s not good in school, his father thinks that he’s kind of a loser, he just likes to go hunting and observing things in nature and collecting specimens, and finally, he gets this chance to go on a voyage around the globe on the ship, the HMS Beagle. His father said, “You’re a fool to go on that. Why would you think of something like that? There’s no money. You have no training in it.” And he grabbed it. There’s something inside of him that tells him this is it, and in the process of going on this voyage, he transformed himself from the sort of naïve, inexperienced young man to someone who becomes the greatest observer of nature that we’ve ever had in history and transformed himself into a scientist. And I take this as a metaphor for the transformation that could happen to any person who goes through what I call a rigorous apprenticeship phase like Darwin went through. So these are some of the historical figures that I have in the book from all different fields and as I said, I have nine contemporary figures like great architect, Santiago Calatrava, or the scientist, Temple Grandin, or the great entrepreneur, Paul Graham who started the company, Y Combinator. So, there are lots of stories in it.
JASON HARTMAN: Well, how did you get into it? What is your background? I mean, were you a history professor or just a student of it [LAUGHING]?
ROBERT GREENE: No, I mean, the part of the reason why I’m able to do what I do is I don’t have any traditional background. So, if I were a history professor, I couldn’t write the kind of books that I write because academia kinda forces you into a certain mold.
JASON HARTMAN: Puts you in a box, yeah.
Screenwriter to Philosopher
ROBERT GREENE: Yeah, and my background was I studied, in college, Greek and Latin, Classics, very interested in History and Literature, and then I went out in the work world, and I worked in journalism, and I worked in film and Hollywood, and I had many different jobs, but I was always reading a lot of history and observing people very closely. And so, I like to write books that are incredibly practical because I’m a very practical person. I don’t like reading academic books on a subject that have no relationship to my life but on the other hand, I like to relate it to history and I like to make the readers think very deeply about their lives. So because I don’t fit into these categories, I’m able to kind of be my own self, so to speak.
JASON HARTMAN: Yeah, yeah, very interesting. So, manipulation, it’s a controversial subject, but there are many books and writings on how people can manipulate others to get the result they want out of them, you know, how to change people, how to get your kids to do what you want, how to [LAUGHING] get your dog to do want you want, how to get your spouse or significant other. Can people be manipulated? I think you’re going to say yes to that [LAUGHING] from knowing your work, but tell us uh, if so, how?
It’s all About Manipulation
ROBERT GREENE: Well, you know, you’re referring to my earlier books. It’s just sort of a subject uh, theme in all of them. It’s not so much a question. Manipulation is a loaded word. You can also use the word influence, persuasion. Can we convince other people? Can we get them to do what we want them to do or can we get them to do something that won’t hurt us? And of course we can. If not, we would be miserable, powerless creatures.
JASON HARTMAN: Well, and not only that, you know. I know it’s a loaded word and that’s why I used it but to inspire some or instill some controversy into the discussion but the old saying is nothing happens until somebody sells something and whether it’s selling an idea or a product, that’s where a lot of progress comes from.
ROBERT GREENE: Yeah and so, I’m trying to make you focus very deeply on the other person that you’re dealing with. The greatest problem that everybody faces in this realm of persuasion or manipulation is that they’re self-centered. The focus of their attention is inward so I need to sell this product. I need to make money for my family. This is what I like. The other person must like that as well. That said, are you projecting other than something from inside yourself and you’re not focused on the social environment, on what people are thinking, on their needs, etc. All of my books are simply a way to twist you like a yoga pose out of that constant self-centeredness and get you to focus so that you really, really, really understand where that other person is coming from. Once you have that understanding, you can begin to lower their defenses. You can begin to make them move in your direction whatever that might be. At the furthest extreme, you can manipulate them and I show in “The 48 Laws of Power” that extreme. I go into it and I show you that very powerful people are often, can be often very manipulative and here are some of the laws that they use in that realm. You can either take that knowledge to help defend yourself or if you really need to, you can use this. Uh, and that would be sort of the extreme but the tie that connects all of these stuff together is your ability to get out of yourself and focus deeply on the other person. Once you do that, a weird kind of magic can start happening. You can start figuring out other people. You’re never gonna totally understand that person you’re trying to sell to. There’s always an element of mystery. It’s a margin game. If you’re able to increase your margin of intelligence and knowing about them from 5% to 20%, suddenly a kind of magic happens where you’re able to align your interests and figure out what it is that’s gonna seal the deal or whatever it is you need and that’s, that’s really, really what my books are about.
Writin’ with 50 Cent
JASON HARTMAN: Robert, when you wrote about the, the book about “The 50th Law” you talked about 50 Cent, the rapper. What could 50 Cent teach us? [LAUGHING] you know, it’s uh -
ROBERT GREENE: Well actually it’s the book that is co-written with 50 Cent.
JASON HARTMAN: Oh, okay.
ROBERT GREENE: Uh, and basically that was an interesting process in which we spent about five or six months together and I interviewed him intensely and together we kind of shaped the book and so the uh, more or less collaborative process and it’s an amazing story. I’m not a celebrity person. I could really care less about Leonardo DiCaprio. I’m more interested in everyday people and how they get by in their lives but 50 is an amazing story, he’s a very real person. He doesn’t have all this celebrity crap around him and there are a couple of things that we can learn from him. First, the total American rags to riches story of someone who come from the absolute worst environment and how he’s then able to raise himself up from this bottom to be a very wealthy, very powerful individual. It’s an amazing story and it has incredible lessons.
The other element of it is I determined that there’s a quality about him, that is the source of his power and it’s what I call, what we call fearlessness but it’s not a fearlessness of taking, being ah, beating people up or being aggressive or for guns or anything. It’s a kind of philosophical fearlessness in front of anything that happens in life. He’s not afraid of failing. He’s not afraid of what other people think of him. He’s not afraid of being alone. He’s not afraid of being different and when you have that kind of fearless attitude, you are going to get somewhere in this world in whatever you do and so in this book, we have 10 chapters. Each chapter is about a kind of fear that you have. It’s very primal and very human and here’s how you confront that fear and how you overcome it, uh, it’s all of course illustrated. Each chapter begins with a story from his life illustrated and then we go into history about other great Americans and people around the world who have used uh, a, a similar idea and one of the chapters for instance, just to give you an example, is a fear that a person might have in business is a fear of other people. I know that sounds a little bit counterintuitive but a lot of people in business don’t really want to know too much about their customers, about their audience.
JASON HARTMAN: Very interesting, you know, with, with all of your books, it begs the question do you have a favorite?
Robert’s Favorite Book is…
ROBERT GREENE: Well, it’s, you know, they’re like children and it’s sort of hard –
JASON HARTMAN: [LAUGHING]
ROBERT GREENE: To choose –
JASON HARTMAN: You can’t pick a favorite, right?
ROBERT GREENE: Yeah. Well, you can, I mean, the 48 Laws of Power was my first one and it made me – it transformed me from an unhappy person writing in Hollywood to having this great life so it’s always a love of that. The Art of Seduction was my – it is the most fun to write as you can probably imagine by the title and then uh, the Mastery is the newest one so it’s closest to me so maybe right now, that’s my favorite child, but The 50th Law was a lot of fun to write. I can’t say that the Book on Warfare was not fun because it was a very tough subject but even that book, you know, had some closeness to my heart so it’s hard really to say.
JASON HARTMAN: Um-hum. Yeah. I, I knew that would be impossible to pick – like asking a parent to pick their favorite child.
ROBERT GREENE: Yeah.
JASON HARTMAN: But, interesting. Well, you mentioned about the, the Seduction book and –
ROBERT GREENE: Yeah.
JASON HARTMAN: I mean, wow, what an amazing compilation in the Art of Seduction of these different, these different personas that people can exhibit and, and you give examples of people throughout history that have done this. How about if you take a few of those and then, I would be remiss not mention that this isn’t just about seduction in a romantic or a sexual sense but at the end, you talk about self-seduction and how to sell anything to the masses.
And Along Came Seduction
ROBERT GREENE: Yeah, I mean, uh, I’m trying to write a book about the psychology of seduction which I say permeates us as human beings. We are continually vulnerable to being seduced so certainly, we think of sexual seduction and there’s a lot of that in this book but it is also social seduction, how you can charm and get people around you to like you. It’s also political seduction. John F. Kennedy seduced the Americans in 1960 and won an election. It’s clearly marketing and I go into, as you say, the soft sell. So, I’m interested in what ties all of that together.
What ties Cleopatra to John F. Kennedy or, or whomever and there are ties to it. It always involving the same seduction, the same psychology which is how do you lower people’s resistance so they do more or less what you would like them to do and in seduction, you’re creating a kind of pleasurable environment where it’s not about overt manipulation. It’s about what you’re getting people to do is something that they actually want to do or will like and I’m gonna show you how you can have that power.
The beginning of the book, the first half, I, I identified nine types of seducers and you’re probably gonna have the, hopefully, at least one of these types and maybe a combination of two, possibly three and the idea is to be a seducer, you can’t just be reading a book and following certain strategies. You’re gonna seem cold-hearted, particularly, a woman will see right through you and you won’t get very far and it’s not fun. So, the trick is to discover what is naturally seductive about yourself as an individual. So, I identified these types and I make you more aware of what makes you a
The second half of the book I go into various strategies that people typically use in the seduction. Um, and, all of these chapters have application to marketing, to politics, to selling anything as well and, and in there, it’s clear when you read them. But the second half of the book, I kinda show you starting from the beginning, with knowing who it is that you’re trying to seduce, to the last strategy, which is sort of consummating the deal whatever that might be. And along the way, I give you stories from the greatest seducers who had ever lived in all of these different fields.
JASON HARTMAN: What book took you the longest to write?
The Art of War Revisited
ROBERT GREENE: Well, uh, the War book is sort of my version of Sun Tzu’s Art of War and in, for business people, it’s maybe in some ways, the most applicable, but it was a very difficult subject because first, there are so many books written on warfare. The subject is so big. And what I wanted to do is take all of the most classic strategies that exist in the history of warfare. And identify this and then show you the psychology behind them and how they’re applicable to everyday situations, to business, to dealing with people. Uh, and that is not easy. It’s not really been done before to show you on the pulley and the use of the flanking maneuver. It’s actually a strategy that has incredible application to running a business. So it took a lot of thinking on my part and a lot of work, a lot of hard work. So that book was the longest and hardest to produce.
JASON HARTMAN: I would agree that when you read The Art of War and try to relate it to modern times I don’t think that’s very easy to do. People talk about it, maybe [LAUGHING] in an attempt to sound intellectual or something but if you ask me, I didn’t find that much relation to business. Maybe I’m missing something but [LAUGHING] or my attention span is too short. I don’t know.
ROBERT GREENE: Well the Sun Tzu is an amazing book, I used it very much in my book on war, but you’re right. I understand exactly what you’re saying but let’s say a scene in Sun Tzu is all about not going to war unless you have to and using your resources, marshaling them to the best possible usage, so you’re not wasting life and you’re not just ruining your country in the process. Well, I created a chapter out of that which I called First Economy and that means using your resources, who you are, your business, your army to the absolute maximum economical usage. So you’re not wasting anything and basically the idea is your reliance on money or technology is making you probably less creative than you want to be. You can be incredibly creative with less actual material resources and do better in your business than you are if you’re so addicted to spending a lot of money and buying things that you think are gonna improve your productivity, etc. That’s an idea of Sun Tzu that you can take as metaphor and apply to sports, to business, to life in general, and that’s sort of what my approach was.
JASON HARTMAN: Yeah, very interesting. Well, of course your books are available at the bookstores and on Amazon.com and the web site is powerseductionandwar.com, all written out and anything else you’d like to people to know in closing Robert?
ROBERT GREENE: No. Yes, you say powerseductionandwar.com. There will be links there to Mastery, etc. Now, I guess it’s just that these are books that are meant, you know, they are longer. They’re not a simple read like a lot of self-help books but if you take the time, they’re all very practically oriented and reading them, you don’t have to read them [INDISCERNIBLE]. You can skip the chapters that seem more irrelevant but it kinda gets under your skin. I’m trying to alter your way of thinking, your life and about success. I’m trying, we discussed a little earlier about making you less self-centered. It’s a process and I’m trying to change how you think and I think reading the book in that spirit, it, it has incredible practical value if you give it a time. So that’s sort of the [INDISCERNIBLE]
JASON HARTMAN: Yeah, what I, what I love about your work is just all that historical ties and I, I feel like –
ROBERT GREENE: Yeah.
JASON HARTMAN: I learn so much about history, reading a book about power or seduction which I would never think you know, [LAUGHING] that would come out on that’s why your work is a just very interesting, very well thought out. I’ve got to ask you, do you have another book in your sights? The recent release of Mastery but what’s next?
ROBERT GREENE: Well, a lot of my books kinda come out of an idea in another book uh, in those that I’ve written and so with Mastery, I have a chapter on what I called Social Intelligence and the idea in that chapter is to say, it’s not just enough to master your field and be technically brilliant at it. You also have to be really good with people and intelligence, intellectual intelligence actually goes hand-and-hand with people intelligence, the social intelligence. I’m gonna write a book that expands that idea into something much larger. I’m gonna give you what I called a deep, deep understanding of the elements of human nature that go back thousands of years, that are embedded in each person. So that when you read this book, you’re gonna have a much better sense of what is motivating the people around you. You’re gonna be able to read them a lot better than just of kinda go operating blindly. And I’m gonna show you how you can develop this kind of reading ability and I’m gonna give you, as I said, this kind of encyclopedia about human nature so you’ll have a much better knowledge of what motivates people.
JASON HARTMAN: That sounds fascinating and I really, really look forward to that book. We will definitely have you back on to talk about –
ROBERT GREENE: Okay.
JASON HARTMAN: Social intelligence and Robert Greene, thank you so much for joining us today.
ROBERT GREENE: Oh well, thank you so much for having me. It was fun.
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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 1:50pm EDT
Fri, 26 July 2013
CW 329: Hedge Fund and Wall Street Scams with James Altucher of ‘Altucher Confidential’ & Financial Times Contributor
James Altucher is the Managing Director of Formula Capital and Founder of Stockpickr. He writes the popular blog, "Altucher Confidential." He is also the author of the new, "Choose Yourself: Be Happy, Make Millions, Live the Dream."
James first first went through big publishers to get your investing-related books out, but you now self-publish everything. James explains how viable self-publishing is and how he gets the word out for his books.
James frequently holds Twitter chats with his followers and has even written books based off these conversations. Now he is paying people to read his new. book. This strategy is already revolutionizing content marketing.
James is the first person to pre-sell a book on Bitcoin. He describes his outlook on this currency, and how will it affect gold's value.
Visit Altucher Confidential at www.jamesaltucher.com.
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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 12:03pm EDT
Fri, 19 July 2013
CW 328: Securing America’s Vulnerable Electricity Grid with Byron Dorgan Former US Senator (D-North Dakota) and Author of ‘Gridlock’
Byron Dorgan is the former Senator of North Dakota and author of, “Gridlock.” In this interview, Dorgan explains the very real threats to our highly vulnerable electrical system. Countries from Russia to China have ALREADY infected our electrical systems with a powerful virus that can’t be simply removed. There NO SUCH THING as a National Electrical Grid. Dorgan discusses what America has done to basically sabotage our alternative energy industry. He still believes there are some ways we can use coal as an effective energy source.
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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 12:16pm EDT
Wed, 17 July 2013
CW 327: How the Government Wants Your 401K with Dr. Jerome Corsi Co-Author of ‘Unfit for Command: Swift Boat Veterans Against John Kerry’
Dr. Jerome Corsi is Editor of the Red Alert newsletter. He recently authored, ""What Went Wrong: The Inside Story of the GOP Debacle of 2012 ... And How It Can be Avoided" Corsi discusses how Obama is trying to take control of people's 401k's to balance the budget. Dr. Jerome Corsi is a Senior Staff Reporter for World Net Daily where he works as an investigative reporter. In 2004, Dr. Corsi co-authored the #1 New York Times bestseller, Unfit for Command: Swift Boat Veterans Speak Out Against John Kerry.
The success of Unfit for Command permitted Dr. Corsi to devote full time to writing. In the past 5 years, he has published 5 New York Times bestselling non-fiction books. In August 2008, he published The Obama Nation: Leftist Politics and the Cult of Personality, which was a #1 New York Times bestseller for a month and remained on the NYT bestseller list for 10 weeks. His most recent non-fiction book, America for Sale: Fighting the New World Order, Surviving a Global Depression, and Preserving USA Sovereignty debuted on the New York Times bestseller list on Nov. 1, 2009. For nearly 25 years, beginning in 1981, Dr. Corsi worked with banks throughout the United States and around the world to develop financial services marketing companies to assist banks in establishing broker/dealers and insurance subsidiaries to provide financial planning products and services to their retail customers.
He is a frequent guest on talk radio shows nationally and has made repeated television appearances on Fox News, MSNBC, CNN News and Fox Business News. Dr. Corsi lives with his family in New Jersey, where he is a full-time writer.
Visit the Red Alert newsletter at http://redalert.wnd.com/.
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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 12:11pm EDT
Sat, 6 July 2013
CW 326: Income Property Real Estate Investing Forecast & US Economic News with Jason Hartman and Investment Counselor Steve
Jason and Steve talk about world issues, and then Jason talks with a caller.
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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 12:03pm EDT
Fri, 28 June 2013
CW 325: Retirement Investing with Dennis Miller Author of ‘Retirement Reboot’ and RetireMentors Columnist for MarketWatch
Dennis Miller is the author of a book called Retirement Reboot and the only retired RetireMentor columnist on Marketwatch. Jason Hartman interviews Dennis about his experiences and research on retirees and investing. Dennis is also the author of the weekly newsletter Millers Money which has over 150,000 subscribers. Dennis surveyed his readers about how much inflation is a reality in their lives. Over 3,000 people responded and the results were staggering. The reality is that retirees living off a fixed income know EXACTLY how much the price of basic necessities have gone up. They can not only tell you exactly how much the price went up, they can tell you how much the packaging has downsized and how the quality has diminished. Dennis has tapped into the real fear faced by retirees. These three columns that came out of the results really sum up how the government inflation numbers are not a true reflection of how retirees live their lives which is why they seem to be feeling inflation to a greater extent.
• Only 1.6% thought inflation was 1 – 2%
• 14.2% of readers thought inflation was 3 – 5% for them
• 34.9% thought inflation was 6 – 8% for them
• 25.7% thought inflation was 9 – 10% for them
• 23.6% thought inflation was over 11% for them
For more details, visit www.JasonHartman.com.
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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 12:19pm EDT
Wed, 26 June 2013
CW 324: Knowledge & Power: An Information Theory of Capitalism with George Gilder Author & Chairman of the Gilder Group
George Gilder is Publisher of the Gilder Technology Report, Chairman of the Gilder Group, co-founder and Senior Fellow at Discovery Institute, an original pillar of Supply Side economics, and author of, "KNOWLEDGE AND POWER: The Information Theory of Capitalism and How it is Revolutionizing our World."
The information age is changing our country's economics. Gilder explains his new paradigm for kick-starting economic growth and how companies outside the tech sector can benefit from Silicon Valley-style information flow. Gilder believes the risks inherent in free enterprise relate to accumulation of knowledge.
Gilder also discusses the drivers that lead to poverty as well as the most efficient ways to eradicate poverty.
Find out more information about the Gilder Technology Report at www.gildertech.com. Visit the Discovery Institute at www.discovery.org.
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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 11:40am EDT
Tue, 25 June 2013
Jason Hartman opens with one of the investment counselors as they discuss current news, rental properties and the biggest obstacle to investor success. More at: http://www.jasonhartman.com/podcast/ With our guest for this episode, you'll hear opinions on some of the too-good-to-be-true advertising schemes out there. Jason and Doug will render opinion on, expose and debunk some advertising claims in this investigative report. This is just our opinion, as Dennis Miller says; we could be wrong - you decide. Here are a few very cleaver ad examples, targeted at investors, for your consideration:
"Stock Picks" newsletter:
"Five Words" to get real silver from banks:
"Buy $2 dollar silver" - really?:
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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 4:14pm EDT
Mon, 17 June 2013
CW 322: Sequestration & Furloughs with Frank Vernuccio Co-Host of ‘The Allison Report’ & President of COMACTA
Frank Vernuccio is the Editor-in-Chief of the NY Analysis of Policy & Government. He also co-hosts the radio program, "The Vernuccio/Allison Report." He serves as President of COMACTA.
The New York Analysis of Policy & Government provides practical reviews of key issues facing the United States on the federal, state and local levels. Vernuccio co-hosts the "And Nothing But the Truth" radio show on WVOX in Westchester, NY with Larry Allison. He has extensive experience as a legislative writer, columnist, and policy analyst, with a background in both Republican and Democrat administrations.
View Frank Vernuccio's work at www.usagovpolicy.com/.
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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 11:27am EDT
Tue, 11 June 2013
George H. Walper, Jr. is the President of the Spectrem Group. He discusses the correlation between how investors describe their risk tolerance and how they actually make investment decisions. He also shares whether investors looking to get more aggressive given the market's run-up. There's been a lot of debate about the one-percenters... are they helping or hurting the economy and markets? Walper shares the data. Retirement has changed a lot over the past decade. How much do wealthy investors think is in the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow?
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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 6:54pm EDT
Mon, 3 June 2013
CW 320: The Science of Spectacular Living with Dr. Bob Wright Author of ‘Beyond Time Management: Business With A Purpose’
Jason Hartman interviews Dr. Bob Wright, co-author of Transformed! The Science of Spectacular Living and Beyond Time Management: Business with a Purpose, to talk about the science and positive results in personal transformation and finding purpose. Dr. Wright discusses identifying inner yearnings, becoming more engaged, and becoming more aware of our programming (limitations) and changing them. He explains the difference between learning and growing and how to transform our lives by rebuilding neuro pathways in the brain. He also defines the three types of happiness – hedonic, engaged and meaningful – and how to create an intimate relationship with our fears in order to transform. Dr. Wright then talks with Jason about finding deeper purpose in business, creating a more meaningful, more fulfilling experience.
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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 8:00am EDT
Wed, 29 May 2013
CW 319: Income Property Market Survey of Austin Texas & Real Estate Price Bubbles with Investment Counselor Steve
Jason Hartman is joined by investment counselor, Steve, in this episode as they discuss current events from Newser and Zero Hedge. The talk of a real estate bubble is increasing in volume; however, that issue must be considered in many component parts to be understood, our take… we have a long way to go unless interest rates increase rather dramatically. The Zero Hedge articles include:
Next, Jason interviews the Austin, Texas Local Market Specialist (LMS) as they look at investor trends both in and out of the greater Austin MSA. More at: http://www.jasonhartman.com/properties/
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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 9:47pm EDT
Wed, 22 May 2013
CW 318: Resale Property Value Expectations & U.S. Real Estate Market Update with Anthony Lolli CEO of Rapid Realty
Anthony Lolli is the CEO at Rapid Realty. He gives us some tell tale buying signs that he sees from his clients. Anthony can tell from a client's behavior if they are saying "yes" when they really should be saying "no." Anthonythinks a client's demeanor can help determine the right type of property for them. Anthony also explains if real estate agents always have resale value of property on their minds when evaluating a potential sale.
Find out more about Anthony Lolli at http://anthonylolli.com. Visit Rapid Realty at http://RapidNYC.com.
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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 11:31am EDT
Fri, 10 May 2013
CW 317: Crowd Funding for Real Estate Investors with Chase Insogna Managing Partner of Insonga & Stewart
Jason Hartman starts this 317th episode along with Steve as they discuss real estate market conditions and economic factors creating investor urgency. Then it's a discussion of "Crowd Funding" - a potentially hot new opportunity that came out of the 'Jumpstart Our Business Startups Act' or JOBS Act, a law intended to encourage funding of United States small businesses by easing various securities regulations.
It passed with bipartisan support, and was signed into law by President Barack Obama on April 5, 2012. To help with the discussion client, Chase Insogna, CPA outlines some of the issues. Chase is Managing Partner & Co-Owner of Insogna & Stewart, CPAs, PC, a licensed CPA firm focusing on delivering paperless & cloud-based technologies to provide professional accounting and tax services for small & medium-size businesses, including entertainment (film & music) and through crowdfunding platforms. To contact Chase, please visit www.iscpapc.com
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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 1:02am EDT
Tue, 7 May 2013
CW 316: Analyzing Trends in the U.S. Real Estate Market with Jed Kolko Chief Economist & VP of Analytics at Trulia
Jason Hartman talks with Jed Kolko, chief economist of Trulia, about current trends in buying, selling, and new construction in real estate markets around the country. “We’re seeing the biggest increase in construction on the multi-family side,” Jed shares. He says this is definitely a recovery time in the housing markets, although there are some markets that are investor driven that may not last. One red flag still hovering is the upcoming large foreclosure wave in certain markets around the U.S. Jed also shares where consumers are looking hardest, such as the western part of the country and suburbs. There are some urban neighborhoods experiencing growth, but there is still more population growth and interest in suburban neighborhoods. Jed and Jason also discuss seasonal patterns of buying and selling. For more details, listen at: www.JasonHartman.com.
Jed Kolko, Chief Economist and VP of Analytics, oversees Trulia's research programs. Applying a background in economic development and research methods, he transforms real estate data, economic trends, and public policy debate into digestible insights for home buyers, sellers and renters. In Jed's prior role as Associate Director and Research Fellow at the Public Policy Institute of California, he led research projects and advised policymakers and business leaders on economic, housing and technology policies. Before his work at PPIC, Jed directed Forrester Research's consumer-technology market research, advising corporate executives on technology adoption and demand. Jed has also held positions at the Office of Federal Housing Enterprise Oversight (now FHFA), the World Bank and the Progressive Policy Institute.
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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 12:51pm EDT
Wed, 1 May 2013
CW 315: Liberty is the Path to Prosperity with Doug Wead Senior Adviser in Ron Paul’s 2012 Presidential Campaign
Doug Wead has served along side some of the greats in modern American politics. Doug has been close with and written books about several "First Families." Doug's work has been praised by everyone from Ladybird Johnson (wife of LBJ) to former Congressman and Presidential Candidate Ron Paul, whom he served as a senior adviser in the 2012 Republican Presidential Primary.
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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 11:13am EDT
Wed, 24 April 2013
CW 314: Richard Branson's Necker Island, Bulk Foreclosure REO Purchases & Income Property Investing in Florida
Jason Hartman talks with Steve about his recent trip to the British Virgin Islands (BVI) including Necker Island owned by Richard Branson, the founder of the Virgin group of companies.
Jason and Steve discuss the gold crash, goldbugs, the silver markets, Harry Dent's prediction of gold dropping to $750, Peter Schiff's incorrect prediction of gold at $5,000 by the end of Obama's first term. Is Gen Y deflationary? We'll see. Other talking points include; judicial foreclosures, streamlining the foreclosure process and price discovery, British Virgin Islands (BVI) asset protection and several other issues.
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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 4:02pm EDT
Sun, 14 April 2013
John Ulzheimer is the President of consumer education at SmartCredit.com. Recently, there was a massive ten-year, $200M credit card fraud scheme, spanning 28 states, eight countries, with 18 people arrested. Ulzheimer breaks down how this happened. He also give us a step-by-step process whereby a fraudster can create a synthetic consumer out of thin air.
John Ulzheimer is a nationally recognized expert on credit reporting, credit scoring and identity theft. He is the President of Consumer Education at SmartCredit.com and the credit blogger for Mint.com. Formerly of FICO, Equifax and Credit.com, John is the only recognized credit expert who actually comes from the credit industry. He has served as a credit expert witness in more than 125 cases and has been qualified to testify in both Federal and State court on the topic of consumer credit. Download John’s CV here.
John has 21+ years of experience in the consumer credit industry including positions with Equifax Credit Information Services and Fair Isaac (inventors of the FICO® credit scoring system). He has authored the following educational materials including:
John has been quoted and published over 1,000 times since 2005 on the topic of consumer credit and has appeared numerous times on CNBC, FOX, CNN, CBS Evening News and Oprah’s “Oprah and Friends” XM Satellite Radio show. He has contributed to CNBC’s “On The Money” and “The Millionaire Inside”, Freddie Mac’s “Know Your Score” campaign, Oprah’s “Debt Diet” series and The Suze Orman Show. He is also a frequent commentator on credit-related issues in various outlets including CNBC, Associated Press, USA TODAY, Los Angeles Times, New York Times, CNN.com, Washington Post, American Banker, Wall Street Journal, SmartMoney.com, MONEY Magazine, Bankrate.com, ABC News Radio, CBS MoneyWatch, and other regional business and consumer media.
Since 2006 John has been a regular guest lecturer at The Westminster Schools in Atlanta and the University of Georgia in Athens. He also volunteers his time to speak about consumer credit to the Georgia Consortium for Personal Financial Literacy and the Atlanta Union Mission. He has also taught courses at Emory University’s Center for Lifelong Learning and guest lectured at The Walker School, both in metro Atlanta.
Visit John Ulzheimer's website at www.johnulzheimer.com.
Direct download: cw-313-JohnUlzheimer.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 10:05pm EDT
Wed, 10 April 2013
CW 312: How Income Inequality Can Be Good for Society with Libertarian Legal Scholar Richard Epstein Professor at NYU School of Law
Professor Richard Epstein, pioneering Libertarian legal scholar, joins Jason Hartman to explain how income inequality is good for society, but is very dependent on the methods used to produce the best outcome. The current methods our government are attempting to use are causing job losses, it blocks gains in trade, the need for further public assistance increases, which in turn increases taxes, “yet another implicit drain on voluntary transactions,” Richard illustrates. He provides examples to demonstrate the consequences of equality by egalitarian efforts of our government versus voluntary redistribution. Listen for more details at: www.JasonHartman.com.
Richard A. Epstein is the inaugural Laurence A. Tisch Professor of Law at NYU School of Law. He has authored several books, including Design for Liberty: Private Property, Public Administration and the Rule of Law, The Case Against the Employee Free Choice Act, Supreme Neglect: How to Revive the Constitutional Protection of Property Rights, and many more. Richard has written numerous articles on a wide range of legal and interdisciplinary subjects. He has taught courses in administrative law, antitrust law, civil procedure, communications, constitutional law, contracts, corporations, criminal law, employment discrimination law, environmental law, food and drug law, health law and policy, legal history, labor law, property, real estate development and finance, jurisprudence, labor law; land use planning, patents, individual, estate and corporate taxation, Roman Law; torts, and workers' compensation.
He also writes a legal column, the Libertarian, found at http://www.hoover.org/
Direct download: cw-312-RichardEpstein.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 3:27pm EDT
Wed, 3 April 2013
CW 311: National Debt & Grassroots Political Campaigns with Dean Clancy VP of Public Policy for FreedomWorks
Jason Hartman interviews Dean Clancy, the Vice President of Public Policy of a grassroots movement called FreedomWorks, to discuss many hot topics and issues that our country is facing. Dean talks about the fiscal cliff and the ramifications of the policies pushed through on New Year’s Eve, and the money being thrown at special interests in typical bloated government fashion. Dean stresses the importance of voter participation and discusses some radical options to turn around the debt crisis and decentralize the system. He states there is more incentive in government to do the wrong thing than what is actually best for our country and its citizens.
FreedomWorks’ aggressive, real-time campaigns activate a growing and permanent volunteer grassroots army to show up and demand policy change. They believe individual liberty and the freedom to compete increases consumer choices and provides individuals with the greatest control over what they own and earn. They lead the fight for lower taxes, less government, and more freedom.
Dean Clancy is FreedomWorks’ Legislative Counsel and Vice President, Health Care Policy. He leads our efforts to reverse the government takeover of health care and adopt a patient-centered approach. Clancy has served as the top White House budget official on health care, Medicare, Social Security, and other major government spending programs; as executive director of the President’s Council on Bioethics; and as a senior policy advisor to the congressional leadership. Clancy boasts an impressive resume a deep expertise on a broad range of domestic and fiscal policy subjects. Jokingly referring to himself as a "recovering Washington insider," Clancy works closely with Members of Congress, grassroots activists, and the public to defend and strengthen the world's best health care system and reduce government interference in the doctor-patient relationship.
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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 8:44pm EDT
Mon, 1 April 2013
CW 310: Journey to Success with Jack Canfield NY Times Bestselling Author of the ‘Chicken Soup for the Soul’ Series
On this episode, Jason Hartman is joined by Jack Canfield, America’s #1 Success Coach, to talk about Jack’s journey to success as founder and CEO of Chicken Soup for the Soul Enterprises, founder and chairman of The Canfield Training Group, and his latest project, Bestseller Blueprint Training Program.
His proven formula for success reached global acclaim with his most recent National Bestseller, The Success Principles™: How to Get from Where You Are to Where You Want to Be. Jack is a multiple New York Times bestselling author, including titles such as The Power of Focus, The Aladdin Factor, Dare to Win, You’ve Got to Read This Book! and The Key to Living the Law of Attraction.
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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 9:39pm EDT
Thu, 28 March 2013
CW 309: A Personal Journey from the .COM Crash to the Real Estate Crash with Roger Salam Founder and CEO of Winners Circle
Join Jason Hartman as he talks with real estate investor and Winners Circle founder and CEO, Roger Salam about Roger’s journey from going bust in the dot com business to becoming a successful real estate investor until the housing bubble burst.
He shares his experiences of cleaning up the neighborhood, building relationships and putting together a team of other investors. He started investing in higher quality neighborhoods and began working with hard-money lenders. Roger’s venture grew until it became nationwide, but the housing bust led to him unraveling his portfolio. Jason and Roger talk about the bad deals created by the banks and the shift in real estate deals that have created better opportunities for investors. Roger’s experiences taught him a lot and led him to create The Winners Circle.
Direct download: cw-309-RogerSalam.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 8:49pm EDT
Mon, 25 March 2013
CW 308: Cyprus Bailout & The Race to Debase Currencies with John Rubino of TheStreet.com and DollarCollapse.com
Jason Hartman and John Rubino of DollarCollapse.com tackle the latest hot EU issue happening in Cyprus with the potential implosion of the Cyprian banking system. John discusses what is on the table to bail out Cyprus and the consequences of any deals reached. He also shares his outlook for Japan, the U.S. and other countries around the world, including the race to debase currencies and the run to gold.
Direct download: cw-308-JohnRubino.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 1:58pm EDT
Thu, 21 March 2013
CW 307: Gold Market Corrections & An Uncertain Future for Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac with Jim Rogers
Jason Hartman is joined by Jim Rogers, who is returning to the show a second time, to talk about Jim’s thoughts on several issues. Jim discusses the possibility of a major correction in the gold market, cautioning that it is not normal to have so many speculators rushing in right now. He gives his opinion on Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, stating that eventually Congress may have to get rid of them and he doesn't see how they can continue to survive.
Direct download: cw-307-JimRogers.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 7:00pm EDT
Fri, 15 March 2013
CW 306: Central American Real Estate Investment Markets with Jason Hartman Podcasting from San Pedro, Belize
Jason Hartman just returned from his second real estate scouting trip to Belize and doesn't have much to show for it in terms of cash flowing income properties. In this episode you'll hear his discussion from the beach in Ambergris Caye, San Pedro, Belize with a developer who is active in four countries in the region.
Direct download: cw-306-MikeCobb.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 1:00pm EDT
Thu, 14 March 2013
CW 305: American & International Real Estate Investing plus Judicial vs Non-Judicial Foreclosures with Investment Counselor Steve
Jason Hartman covers several issues in this episode including; American vs. international real estate investing, keeping ROI score, maintaining emotional stability, judicial vs non-judicial foreclosures, and much more with investment counselor, Steve.
Direct download: cw-305-JasonSteve.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 12:21pm EDT
Wed, 6 March 2013
CW 304: Nominal Dollars vs Real Dollars & Understanding Investor Psychology with Investment Counselor Sara
Jason Hartman talks with investment counselor, Sara, about investor psychology, overcoming obstacles and getting out of our own way. The smoke-and-mirrors propaganda perpetuated by mainstream media (lamestream media as Sarah Palin says) in reporting the new high in the Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA).
Direct download: cw-304-LenderPanel.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 1:00pm EDT
Mon, 4 March 2013
CW 303: Visualizing Finance with Carl Richards Author of ‘The Behavior Gap: Simple Ways to Stop Doing Dumb Things With Money’
It is possible to illustrate complex financial concepts and Jason Hartman interviews author/artist, Carl Richards, who developed a way to do this and led to his book, The Behavior Gap: Simple Ways to Stop Doing Dumb Things with Money. Carl creates simple sketches that help people understand financial concepts, which he refers to as Visualizing Finance. People are primarily visual learners and Carl found that as he made the concepts visual, it was easier to communicate them to others effectively.
He shares some of these visualizations, such as the market cycles, explaining the terms he uses and the psychology behind the buy/sell behaviors in the stock market. Using a Venn diagram, he is able to help people realize what they have control over and what they don’t, whether it’s investments or business, and enabling them to make better decisions and simplify their financial life.
Carl became an accidental artist with his simple sketches that make complex financial concepts easy to understand for thousands of people every week on The New York Times Bucks blog. Richards’ art had its first showing at the Kimball Art Center, in Park City, Utah. His commissioned work is on display in businesses and educational institutions across the country.
Direct download: cw-303-CarlRichards.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 8:10am EDT
Mon, 25 February 2013
CW 302: Free Markets vs Big Government with Steve Forbes Editor-in-Chief of Forbes Media and Author of ‘Freedom Manifesto’
Jason Hartman is joined on this episode by Steve Forbes, the editor in chief of Forbes Media, to propose and attempt to answer the question: Why does government get bigger and bigger when we know it doesn’t work well? Mr. Forbes states that history proves free markets work for the people, while big and over-reaching government is about meeting its own needs.
In his book, Freedom Manifesto: Why Free Markets Are Moral and Big Government Isn’t, coauthored with Elizabeth Ames, the authors delve into historic events and statistics, showing that in every instance, big government promotes favoritism, stifles economic growth, dumbs down education, and creates an atmosphere of “rigidity and scarcity.” At the same time, it opens the door to corruption.
Mr. Forbes discusses the benefits of economic freedom, which promotes creativity and growth. Jason and Mr. Forbes also talk about current economic issues, including the bubbles that the Fed continues to create in the bond market and housing. “When government undermines money, bad things happen,” laments Mr. Forbes. “When government says it’s here to help, watch out!”
Direct download: cw-302-SteveForbes.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 8:10am EDT
Thu, 21 February 2013
CW 301: Geopolitical Outlook & Income Property Investing with Bud Conrad Author and Chief Economist of Casey Research
Jason Hartman interviews Bud Conrad, Chief Economist of Casey Research, regarding the geopolitical focal points in our world, funneling these down to how it all affects the United States. Bud mentions the importance of looking at the big picture of what is happening in the world, particularly China becoming the new “mover” in the world, Japan’s apparent desire to destroy its currency, new technology, government overreach, who benefits from inflationary measures and monetary policy, and much more.
Direct download: cw-301-BudConrad.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 5:52am EDT
Thu, 14 February 2013
CW 300: Maximizing our Potential with Dr. Judith Wright Bestselling Author of ‘Soft Addiction Solutions'
Today we’re celebrating our 300th episode of The Creating Wealth Show and wish to thank our loyal listeners and all of our fantastic guests who have made this show a success!
Direct download: cw-300-JudithWright.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 3:29pm EDT
Mon, 4 February 2013
CW 298: America's Economic Outlook with John Mauldin Author and Publisher of ‘Thoughts From the Frontline’
On this show, Jason Hartman talks with one of his investment counselors about current events, welcomes a guest caller and also brings to our listening audience the economic outlook from renowned financial expert, John Mauldin. Mauldin discusses “spending rearrangement”, a restructuring of our country’s spending problem and tax code, and how the election outcome influences the direction of that restructuring. The larger the government becomes, the smaller the private sector becomes – not an ideal situation for economic recovery in the U.S. Mauldin gives his insights and the possible scenarios and outcomes that could happen, depending on whether or not the deficit problem is truly solved, touching on investments, job creation, tax issues and trade deficits.
Direct download: cw-298-JohnMauldin.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 5:52pm EDT
Tue, 29 January 2013
CW 297: Overseas Income Property Investing & IRS Audit Risks with Jason Hartman and Investment Counselor Steve
Join Jason Hartman and investment counselor, Steve, as they discuss a few news topics critical to your success as a real estate investor. Jason and Steve start by discussing a recent article by Kiplinger’s that discusses the top IRS audit red flags.
Direct download: cw-297-JasonSteve.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 9:08am EDT
Sun, 27 January 2013
Join Jason Hartman as he discusses some good takeaways from attendees, speakers and panel discussions at Meet The Masters of Income Property.
Direct download: cw-296-MTM.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 8:17am EDT
Wed, 23 January 2013
CW 295: Finding & Keeping Great Tenants + Tips for Landlords & Property Managers with Real Estate Investor Barb Getty
Jason Hartman is joined by author and real estate investor, Barb Getty, as she talks about her journey into real estate investing, what it takes to be a good landlord or property manager, how to find and keep great tenants, and explains the eviction process.
Direct download: cw-295-BarbGetty.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 12:38pm EDT
Fri, 11 January 2013
CW 294: Privacy Rights & The TSA plus Obamacare Tax Provisions with Free Speech Attorney Jonathan Emord
Jason Hartman and prior guest, Jonathan Emord, get together once again to talk about current issues affecting our rights, beginning with the damaging and highly intrusive passing of the tax provision of Obama’s healthcare plan. This has created a fissure in the Constitution, a horrible outcome that opens a door to the government violating our civil liberties. Jonathan breaks down the consequences of the violations, such as our liberty to choose and right to privacy in the interest of a government mandate that only benefits the government. Moving on to TSA, Jonathan divulges the massive problems with this act.
Direct download: cw-294-JonathanEmord.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 9:01am EDT
Mon, 31 December 2012
CW 293: Averting A Global Depression with Richard Duncan Author of ‘The Dollar Crisis: Causes, Consequences & Cures’
When the United States stopped backing dollars with gold in 1968, the nature of money changed, becoming the fiat currency system that has now put the world into an unprecedented recession.
Direct download: cw-293-RichardDuncan.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 2:37pm EDT
Sat, 29 December 2012
CW 292: Local vs Long Distance Real Estate Investing with Logan Mohtashami Financial Contributor for BusinessInsider.com
Jason Hartman talks with a listener about local vs. long distance real estate investing and how geography is less meaningful than ever before in history. Then today’s guest is loan manager, stock trader and financial columnist, Logan Mohtashami with a no-spin discussion on the fiscal cliff and other current events.
Direct download: cw-292-LoganMohtashami.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 6:37am EDT
Sun, 23 December 2012
CW 291: Fractional Reserve Banking & Fiscal Cliffs with G. Edward Griffin Bestselling Author of ‘The Creature from Jekyll Island’
Jason Hartman is joined by returning guest and best-selling author of The Creature from Jekyll Island, G. Edward Griffin, for a discussion of the hot topic of the United States’ “fiscal cliff.”
Direct download: cw-291-GEdwardGriffin.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 6:51pm EDT
Fri, 21 December 2012
CW 290: New Technology and Human Longevity with Sonia Arrison Author of ‘The Coming Age of Longevity’
The study of aging has always been fascinating, and in today’s society, we have found ways to look and feel younger. Is it possible that science has evolved to the point that in the very near future we will all live longer, healthier lives? Jason Hartman’s guest, Sonia Arrison, says yes.
Direct download: cw-290-SoniaArrison.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 2:49pm EDT
Tue, 18 December 2012
CW 289: Currency Collapse, Gold & Silver Markets, and Debt with Max Keiser from ‘The Oracle with Max Keiser’ on BBC World News
Coming to us from London, Max Keiser joins Jason Hartman for a fast-paced interview about what is going on in our world with GDP, the debt ceiling and debt loads, gold and silver markets, and currency collapse.
He is also the co-founder of HSX films that went on to make almost a dozen films, including "Mixed Signals," "Six-String Samurai," "Dancer, Texas Pop. 81," and "girl." The company was then sold to Ignite Entertainment/Lionsgate. Max designed, scoped, and built the Hollywood Stock Exchange with Michael Burns. Max was awarded a US patent (number 5950176) for the 'Virtual Specialist Technology" on which the Hollywood Stock Exchange operates. He created virtual securities; MovieStocks, and StarBonds and created the first fully convertible virtual currency, the Hollywood Dollar. The Hollywood Stock Exchange remains the highest volume stock exchange in the world.
Direct download: cw-289-MaxKeiser.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 1:51pm EDT
Thu, 13 December 2012
CW 288: Clearing Clouded Titles with Dave Krieger Investigative Journalist & Author of ‘Clouded Titles’
On this episode, Jason Hartman interviews Dave Krieger, author of Clouded Titles, and an investigative journalist, for a fascinating look at the MERS mess, the foreclosure crisis, and get Dave’s outlook on things. Dave says there are an anticipated 4 million homes yet to go into foreclosure.
Direct download: cw-288-DaveKrieger.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 9:25am EDT
Sun, 25 November 2012
CW 287: Private Lenders vs Public Banks with Larry Muck Executive Director of the American Association of Private Lenders (AAPL)
Jason Hartman is joined by Larry Muck, the Executive Director of the American Association of Private Lenders, to talk about the AAPL’s history, mission and vision. Larry explains what private lenders are doing for people that the banks can’t do, and how the AAPL is trying to organize the efforts of private lending.
Direct download: cw-287-LarryMuck.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 6:25pm EDT
Mon, 12 November 2012
Tracking foreclosure stats and trends can be deceiving due to shadow inventory. Jason Hartman’s guest, Sean O’Toole, founder of Foreclosure Radar, explains the foreclosure rate, the “foreclosure hangover,” the slow increase in home prices, and much more.
Direct download: cw-286-SeanOToole.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 8:23am EDT
Mon, 5 November 2012
CW 285: Global Economic Structural Imbalances with Karl Denninger Author of ‘Leverage’ and ‘The Market Ticker’ Blog
Jason Hartman and Karl Deninger, author of Leverage and his blog, “The Market Ticker,” get together to discuss the economic structural imbalances around the world. Karl started “The Market Ticker” to warn investors about impending ruptures in the stock market after he figured out the illegal methods happening in the tech boom and crash that left many of his friends bankrupt.
Direct download: cw-285-KarlDenninger.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 8:10am EDT
Wed, 31 October 2012
CW 284: Private Equity Investing with David Carey Author of ‘King of Capital’ and Senior Writer for ‘The Deal’
Private equity is a type of investing where you deploy capital in companies privately rather than in the public market. Here to talk about this subject with Jason Hartman is David Carey, author of King of Capital, and senior writer for “The Deal.” David explains the various forms, including injecting money into companies to help them grow faster, and the most common form, a leverage buyout (LBO).
Direct download: cw-284-DavidCarey.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 2:36pm EDT
Fri, 26 October 2012
CW 283: The Financial Health of America’s Social Classes with Dr. H. Woody Brock Author of ‘American Gridlock’
Between 1980 and 2000, the wealth of our nation grew enormously. Interest rates dropped, dot com businesses grew, and then the housing market was rocketing. We then went into a tricky period where overall net worth grew a bit until the dot com crash; the middle class was sustained to some degree by the housing boom, and then dropped sharply with the housing crash. Dr. H. Woody Brock, President and Founder of Strategic Economic Decisions and author of American Gridlock, joins Jason Hartman for an in-depth explanation of the financial health of our nation across social classes.
Direct download: cw-283-WoodyBrock.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 8:27am EDT
Tue, 23 October 2012
Jason talks briefly about some upcoming events and Creating Wealth shows.
Direct download: cw-announcements.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 7:59am EDT
Fri, 19 October 2012
CW 282: Electronic Voting Machine Vulnerabilities with Bev Harris of HBO’s ‘Hacking Democracy’ Documentary
With the November Presidential election right around the corner, nothing could be more timely or more important than understanding the electronic voting system and the risk to our right for a fair and honest voting system. Jason Hartman interviews Black Box Voting founder, Bev Harris, who was featured in the HBO documentary, “Hacking Democracy,” and has been researching and writing on the subject of electronic voting since 2002 after she discovered that U.S. Senator Chuck Hagel had ownership in and had been CEO of the company that built the machines which counted his own votes.
The files she found contained databases with votes in them and the voting machine programs themselves. She downloaded the files on Jan. 23, 2003 and set them free on the Internet a few months later, where they were studied by scientists and security experts.
Direct download: cw-282-BevHarris.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 3:26pm EDT
Tue, 9 October 2012
CW 281: Do-It-Yourself Property Management Strategies & Evaluating the Real Estate Investment Market in Birmingham Alabama
Jason Hartman has his mom back on the show to discuss her DIY property management/self-management strategies and one of her tenants who has occupying a property for 23 years - no vacancy! Then Jason interviews his Birmingham, Alabama Local Market Specialist (LMS) and talks to a caller/listener with some good real estate investing questions.
Five Fortune 1000 companies are headquartered in Birmingham. In the field of college and university education, Birmingham has been the location of the University of Alabama School of Medicine (formerly known as the Medical College of Alabama) and the University of Alabama School of Dentistry since 1947, and since that time, it has also become provided with the University of Alabama at Birmingham (founded circa 1969), one of three main campuses of the University of Alabama, and also with the private Birmingham-Southern College.
Between these two universities and Samford University, the Birmingham area has major colleges of medicine, dentistry, optometry, pharmacy, law, engineering, and nursing. Birmingham is home to three of the state's five law schools: Cumberland School of Law, Birmingham School of Law, and Miles Law School. Birmingham is also the headquarters of the Southeastern Conference, one of the major U.S. collegiate athletic conferences.
Direct download: cw-281-Birmingham.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 5:08pm EDT
Wed, 3 October 2012
CW 280: Leading A Passionate & Inspiring Addiction-Free Life with David Essel XM Satellite Radio Host
When people think of addiction, the most common thought is drug or alcohol addiction and the stereotypical image of people with these addictions, but as Jason Hartman’s guest, life coach David Essel, explains, addiction comes in numerous forms and is very prevalent in our country. In fact, he guarantees that every person in this country is suffering from one form of addiction or another. Examples of addictions include such things as: spending, greed, power, being right, controlling others, nicotine, food, gossip and many more.
Direct download: cw-280-DavidEssel.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 8:05am EDT
Wed, 26 September 2012
CW 279: How the Republican & Democratic Parties Control Presidential Debates with George Farah Founder of Open Debates
Jason Hartman is joined by George Farah, author of No Debate: How the Republican and Democratic Parties Secretly Control the Presidential Debates, and founder of Open Debates, for an inside look at how the presidential debates are a rigged game. George refers to the debates as “the Super Bowl of politics.” So what really goes on in the debates?
Direct download: cw-279-GeorgeFarah.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 1:02pm EDT
Mon, 17 September 2012
Jason Hartman welcomes guest co-host/listener, Brandon, from Portland, Oregon as they discuss several things. First, a discussion of some of Jason's recent book consumption including; Abundance: The Future is Better Than You Think by Peter Diamandis and Steven Kotler and Free: The Future of a Radical Price by Chris Anderson.
Direct download: cw-278-Brandon.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 9:33am EDT
Tue, 11 September 2012
CW 277: Domestic & International Real Estate Investing with Dr. Steve Sjuggerud of Stansberry Research
Jason Hartman is joined by Dr. Steve Sjuggerrud, editor for Stansberry Research, for a discussion of real estate investing domestic and international, attractive mortgage rates, and government deals that are making real estate a much more attractive investment. Steve talks about what he calls the “Bernanke Asset Bubble,” where the Fed would like to see a booming real estate market and stock market to get the country back on its feet. Jason and Steve also talk about the demographics of the rental market and comparative returns of the rental market and stocks.
Direct download: cw-277-SteveSjuggerud.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 7:39am EDT
Mon, 10 September 2012
A quick announcement that due to popular demand, the Atlanta Property Tour is now sold out. Stay tuned for your next chance to participate in a property tour with Jason Hartman.
Direct download: Atlanta-Tour-Sold-Out.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 8:34am EDT
Tue, 4 September 2012
Jason Hartman talks with one of his Investment Counselors, Steve, about a Naked Capitalism blog post on the new real estate train wreck in securitized rentals. Wall Street's newest "innovation" based on rental income. Will this be another Wall Street scam like the pools of subprime mortgages, auction rate securities, derivatives or numerous other products that were misrepresented to investors.
Next up, a discussion of the 'lost decade' for the American middle class based on a Newser article and some talk about the investor-driven recovery in real estate.
Direct download: cw-276-GeraldineBerry.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 11:51am EDT
Wed, 29 August 2012
CW 275: Commodities Investing with Dr. Chris Kacher & Gil Morales Managing Directors of VirtueOfSelfishInvesting.com
While the last several years have seen huge losses for most investors in stocks, it has provided some valuable insights and allowed development of new concepts for stock investing. Jason Hartman talks with Dr. Chris Kacher and Gil Morales, principles and managing directors of Virtue of Selfish Investing, LLC and MoKa Investors, LLC, regarding their take on the markets, particularly commodities.
Direct download: cw-275-ChrisAndGill.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 7:46am EDT
Sun, 19 August 2012
Jason Hartman starts this episode of The Creating Wealth Show with a candid discussion about some internal workings in his business, properties in Indianapolis and Memphis. The disastrous political policies that lead Detroit into economic devastation and high crime rates. Jason Hartman interviews Keith Fitz-Gerald, the Chairman of The Fitz-Gerald Group and Chief Investment Strategist at Money Map Press.
Direct download: cw-274-ScottFitzgerald.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 9:27am EDT
Thu, 16 August 2012
Jason Hartman is joined by contributing author for GoldMoney.com, Alasdair MacLeod for a rousing discussion of the decline of the European economy, the mistakes of the European Central Bank and EU, and how “governments are eating their own children.”
Direct download: cw-273-AlasdairMacleod.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 12:30pm EDT
Wed, 8 August 2012
CW 272: High Frequency Trading with Scott Patterson Wall Street Journal Reporter and Author of ‘The Quants & Dark Pools’
Jason Hartman is joined by author, Scott Patterson to discuss high frequency trading, of which roughly 70 percent is driven by computers. Scott says the firms using artificial intelligence for high-speed trading make it nearly impossible for the little guy to compete in the markets.
Direct download: cw-272-ScottPatterson.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 9:34am EDT
Wed, 1 August 2012
CW 271: Multidimensional Aspects of Income Property & Real Estate Investment Opportunities in Atlanta Georgia
Jason Hartman answers client questions, discusses the organization of your real estate portfolio and is interviewed by Future Money Trends. During the interview, Jason discusses the multi-dimensional nature of income property and the one-dimensional or maybe two-dimensional nature of other investments as well as the demand equation.
Direct download: cw-271-JasonInterview.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 12:44pm EDT
Tue, 24 July 2012
Relationship expert and best-selling author, Dr. John Gray, joins Jason Hartman to talk about research studies and Dr. Gray’s new work, “Boys to Men.” Dr. Gray talks about how his observations have been backed up by and further explained by brain studies, showing obvious differences between men and women in brain function and hormones that affect health and behavior. He offers a deeper explanation of these differences based on scientific research showing how activities particular to each gender, diet, and an increased existence of xenoestrogens in our environment play a significant role in hormonal balance and imbalance.
Direct download: cw-270-JohnGray.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 7:27am EDT
Thu, 19 July 2012
Jason Hartman starts with a discussion about the recent Facebook IPO scandal. Morgan Stanley and the other IPO underwriters gave the bad news to their big clients about Facebook having a bad quarter but didn't bother to tell their financial advisors and individual clients about this - more bad behavior on Wall Street?
Short Bloomberg News clip. What would Eliot Spitzer think of Morgan Stanley CEO James Gorman?
Direct download: cw-269-ClientCase.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 7:31pm EDT
Sat, 14 July 2012
Jason Hartman's monologue on episode #268 covers a range of topics, including:
The last show on "Abundance - The Future is Better Than You Think" and Jason's desire to have Alvin Toffler and or Heidi Toffler on a future episode - American writer and futurist, known for works discussing the digital revolution, communication revolution, corporate revolution and technological singularity. Works include: Future Shock, The Third Wave, Power Shift, Revolutionary Wealth, Creating a new civilization, War and Anti-War.
Direct download: cw-268-Indianapolis.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 11:33am EDT
Tue, 10 July 2012
CW 267: Technological Optimism with Steven Kotler Author of ‘Abundance: The Future is Better Than You Think’
Despite the grim, doom-and-gloom events occurring in our world today, emerging technologies will make it possible to overcome challenges and bring about significant abundance. Jason Hartman interviews Steven Kotler, co-author of the book, “Abundance,” also co-authored by Peter Diamandis.
Direct download: cw-267-StevenKotler.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 8:35am EDT
Tue, 3 July 2012
Jason Hartman discusses the two California city bankruptcies that occurred in just one week. Both Stockton, California and Mammoth Lakes are seeking bankruptcy protection. Jason has been predicting municipal bankruptcies for about six years now noting how big government simple does not work, more to come.
Direct download: cw-266-ClientCall.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 12:16pm EDT
Thu, 28 June 2012
CW 265: How National Debt Impacts Millennials, Generation X and Baby Boomers with Laurence J. Kotlikoff Author of 'The Clash of Generations'
Jason Hartman hosts an interesting interview with Professor Laurence Kotlikoff, author of The Clash of Generations: Saving Ourselves, Our Kids, Our Economy, regarding the problems with the economy and the effect that the astronomical national debt and government spending will have on generations to come.
Direct download: cw-265-LKotlikoff.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 8:02pm EDT
Thu, 21 June 2012
Jason Hartman talks with one of the Seattle based lenders in his network about nationwide mortgage financing. You'll gain insights from Steve's 25 years in the mortgage business and you will learns some important distinctions between mortgage brokers, mortgage bankers and commercial banks.
Direct download: cw-264-Steve.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 9:34pm EDT
Thu, 14 June 2012
CW 263: Effective Use of Land Trusts for Single Family Home Investments with Land Trust Specialist Randy Hughes
Join Jason Hartman as he and land trust specialist, Randy Hughes, talk about why and when land trusts should be used and how to use them effectively. Randy defines land trusts and explains some of the key elements of asset protection.
Randy’s newest home study course on Privacy and Asset Protection teaches students how to be more private in their personal lives and to protect their investments from the most dangerous terrorist of the 21st century--the contingency fee lawyer.
Direct download: cw-263-LandTrusts.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 9:44pm EDT
Sat, 9 June 2012
CW 262: Monetary Policy, Fiscal Policy and Governmental Irresponsibility with Dr. Kirk Elliott (Part 2)
Countries around the globe are teetering on the brink of bankruptcy, with our own country no exception. Jason Hartman interviews Dr. Kirk Elliot, Ph.D., investment adviser with ICA, on monetary and fiscal policy and the irresponsibility of governments around the world.
Direct download: cw-262-KirkElliot2.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 9:51am EDT
Sat, 9 June 2012
CW 261: Monetary Policy, Fiscal Policy and Governmental Irresponsibility with Dr. Kirk Elliott (Part 1)
Countries around the globe are teetering on the brink of bankruptcy, with our own country no exception. Jason Hartman interviews Dr. Kirk Elliot, Ph.D., investment adviser with ICA, on monetary and fiscal policy and the irresponsibility of governments around the world.
Direct download: cw-261-KirkElliot1.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 9:18am EDT
Thu, 24 May 2012
Jason Hartman interviews research scientist, Heidi Grant Halvorson regarding the science behind human motivation and success. There are many successful people in the world who are highly motivated and have concise goals, but how many actually understand why they’re successful or why they fail? The common belief is that certain people are just genetically wired to succeed or fail.
Direct download: cw-260-HeidiHalverson.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 7:06am EDT
Wed, 16 May 2012
Jason Hartman and returning guest, Dan Amerman discuss federal policies and interest rates, which hurts the savers and fixed income folks. The artificially low interest rates are not working and create higher prices through inflation.
Direct download: cw-259-DanAmerman.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 8:29am EDT
Mon, 7 May 2012
CW 258: Business Cycles with Bernie Baumohl Author of ‘The Secrets of Economic Indicators: Hidden Clues to Future Economic Trends’
We are all confused about economic indicators and it’s critical that we understand the real figures, the direction of the economy, interest rates and their consequences, and much more. On this episode, Jason Hartman interviews Bernie Baumohl, author of Secrets of Economic Indicators, in regard to the numerous economic indicators and what is most useful. Bernie explains what a “business cycle” is and what happens during the cycle, how it comes full circle over time.
Direct download: cw-258-BernieBaumohl.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 5:22pm EDT
Tue, 1 May 2012
CW 257: Crash of the Titans: Greed, Hubris and The Fall of Merrill Lynch and the Near Collapse of Bank of America with Author Greg Farrell
Jason Hartman is joined on this episode by Greg Farrell, author of Crash of the Titans: Greed, Hubris, The Fall of Merrill Lynch, and the Near Collapse of Bank of America, for a discussion of the economic crash and the resulting bailouts, as well as some of the inside dealings with some of the major banks, such as the buyouts by Bank of America.
Direct download: cw-257-GregFarrell.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 10:33am EDT
Fri, 27 April 2012
Jason Hartman interviews returning guest, Bryan Calderon, Director of Business Development with Accuplan Benefits Services, for a timely discussion on breaking out of 401k jail and putting your retirement money to better use. Bryan explains the differences between the various retirement plans, such as IRAs and 401ks, and though a 401k is a great way to save money, there are some pitfalls as well. Some of those traps have been scams, employers stealing funds from employees and the concerns over business failures. Jason reminds listeners of why it’s so important to be in control of your money.
Direct download: cw-256-Entrust.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 5:10pm EDT
Tue, 24 April 2012
Jason Hartman discusses the return of construction jobs, new home development, the Indianapolis rental housing market, Wall Street/hedge funds getting into the landlord business, how investment and vacation home sales surged last year (National Association of Realtors NAR survey and Lawrence Yun commentary), developers selling homes in La Costa, California and a Memphis, Tennessee market profile.
Direct download: cw-255-Memphis.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 1:20pm EDT
Mon, 16 April 2012
CW 254: Economic Bubbles and Fiat Currencies with Harry Dent NY Times Bestselling Author of ‘The Great Depression Ahead'
Jason Hartman interviews returning guest and founder and CEO, Harry Dent, Jr., of HS Dent, an economic think tank and research company, about the next coming crash. Mr. Dent accurately predicted the boom of the 1990s, which was contrary to what many other forecasters predicted. He explains why America is on a path to the next Great Depression through its mounting debt to boost the economy.
Direct download: cw-254-HarryDent.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 4:05pm EDT
Wed, 11 April 2012
CW 253: Dubious Ethics and Deceptive Practices in the Financial Services Industry with Investor Watchdog Jack Waymire
Join Jason Hartman and Investor Watchdog, Jack Waymire, for a discussion concerning the ethics of the financial services industry. According to Jack, the frequent lack of integrity undermines the achievement of investors’ financial goals.
Direct download: cw-253-JackWaymire.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 7:02pm EDT
Fri, 6 April 2012
CW 252: Rapidly Rising Costs of Business in China with Shaun Rein Author of "The End of Cheap China"
Despite popular belief, China is no longer a cheap place to do business with labor costs and real estate costs soaring. Join Jason Hartman as he interviews Shaun Rein, author of The End of Cheap China and Managing Director of China Market Research Group in Shanghai, about debunking common myths, such as China is stealing U.S. jobs.
Direct download: cw-252-ShaunRein.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 9:06am EDT
Wed, 4 April 2012
Join Jason Hartman and consulting economist, John Williams, for a discussion about how government statistics don’t paint the whole picture of economic conditions. Many years ago, John realized that GNP (now GDP) numbers were faulty, causing his clients’ sales forecasting models to no longer work.
Direct download: cw-251-JohnWilliams.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 11:08am EDT
Thu, 29 March 2012
CW 250: Your Brain At Work with Dr. David Rock Author and Co-Founder of the Neuro Leadership Institute
Join Jason Hartman and co-founder and director of Neuro Leadership Institute, Dr. David Rock, as they explore conceptual issues of the brain as it pertains to work, such as focus, managing distractions, why our brains feel taxed, and how to maximize mental resources.
Direct download: cw-250-DavidRock.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 8:53am EDT
Tue, 20 March 2012
CW 249: American Demography from Baby Boomers to Generation Y with Ken Gronbach Author of ‘Age Curve’
Many demographic changes are taking place, with the Baby Boomers, a large generation, retiring, and Generation Y, a larger generation than the Baby Boomers, consuming at record levels. Join Jason Hartman and demographer, Ken Gronbach, as they discuss this upcoming “storm.”
Direct download: cw-249-KenGronbach.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 12:40pm EDT
Wed, 14 March 2012
CW 248: Property Acquisition Tips with Michael LeBeouf Author of ‘The Greatest Management Principle of the World’
Join Jason Hartman as he opens with some thoughts on buying far below construction or replacement costs sharing an email from Allstate Insurance, then a discussion of an Orange County Register article citing Marcus & Millichap's 2012 National Apartment Report. You'll hear Michael LeBeouf, author of the NY Times best-selling book, "The Greatest Management Principle in the World", where he discusses human behavior and how "What Gets Rewarded, Gets Repeated." In the news: Underwater borrowers eligible for settlement write-downs.
Direct download: cw-248-David.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 1:27pm EDT
Thu, 8 March 2012
CW 247: Improve Your Negotiating Skills with Stuart Diamond Author of ‘Getting More: How to Negotiate to Achieve Your Goals’
Whether you’re trying to get a raise at your job, solve a relationship problem, or deal with a stubborn child, negotiating is a daily part of our lives, and every human interaction is affected by emotion and logic or rationalization. Jason Hartman interviews Stuart Diamond, the author of "Getting More: How to Negotiate to Achieve Your Goals in the Real World" on improving negotiating skills and interactions with others in order to “get more.” Stuart stresses the importance of making the human connection and finding the pictures in people’s heads, knowing them better in order to better meet their needs, which gives a person a more competitive edge and adds tremendous wealth to any deal.
Direct download: cw-247-StuartDiamond.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 6:15pm EDT
Fri, 2 March 2012
CW 246: From One Property to Family Legacy with Randy Luebke Financial Planner at Lifetime Paradigm, Inc.
Broadcasting from Washington DC, Jason Hartman interviews financial planner, Randy Luebke on an amazing client case study of how Jason and Randy helped a client turn one property into a sizable, diversified, high cash-flow income property portfolio that will create a lasting legacy for generations to come. You'll learn more about the 1031 tax-deferred exchange strategy and much more.
Direct download: cw-246-RandyL.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 10:32am EDT
Sun, 26 February 2012
CW 245: ‘The Forgotten Man: A New History of the Great Depression’ with Amity Shales NY Times Bestselling Author
Jason Hartman interviews author, Amity Shlaes, about her book, “The Forgotten Man: A New History of the Great Depression.” Franklin D. Roosevelt spoke of the forgotten man as the man at the bottom of the economic pyramid, the poor man, the homeless man. Miss Shlaes explains that there is another forgotten man, the taxpayer, based on an algebraic description by William Graham Sumner.
Direct download: cw-245-AmityShlaes.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 11:00am EDT
Wed, 22 February 2012
Join Jason Hartman and client, Patrick, for a timely discussion about the benefits of real estate investing. Patrick shares his experiences working with Jason Hartman and Platinum Properties Investor Network’s investment counselors.
Direct download: cw-244-Pat.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 11:42am EDT
Sun, 19 February 2012
CW 243: Core Causes of Economic Crisis with William D. Cohan NY Times Bestselling Author of ‘Money and Power’ & ‘House of Cards’
Jason Hartman interviews author, former Wall Street senior banker, and best-selling investigative journalist, William (Bill) D. Cohan on the events that led up to the current economic crisis. Bill explains the choices that the big firms, such as Goldman Sachs, JP Morgan, etc, made regarding what type of institution they were going to be, the path of these firms that led up to the current crisis, and how they used the bailout money gifted to them. He said it was one big party on Wall Street, during which brokers were to bring in revenue using a lot of whacky products, until everything came crashing down. Huge bonuses were paid out from the revenue collected from unsuspecting clients.
Direct download: cw-243-WilliamCohan.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 10:17am EDT
Thu, 16 February 2012
Join Jason Hartman and returning guest, Ellen Brown, author of Web of Debt, for a discussion of the United States’ debt ceiling, QE2, inflation, as well as a brief explanation of how money came to equal debt. Ellen explains why the debt ceiling is unconstitutional, how the government is legally committed to paying its debts. She points out the contradiction that has been for more than 100 years, since WWI. The easing put into place at that time was only to be a temporary measure.
That experience produced her book Forbidden Medicine, which traces the suppression of natural health treatments to the same corrupting influences that have captured the money system. Brown's eleven books include the bestselling Nature's Pharmacy, co-authored with Dr. Lynne Walker, which has sold 285,000 copies.
Direct download: cw-242-EllenBrown.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 9:21am EDT
Mon, 13 February 2012
Jason Hartman starts this episode with a discussion of incredible financing for foreign investors looking to buy American real estate, self-directed IRA investors and those who have exceeded the 10 property/10 mortgage Fannie Mae/Freddie Mac loan limits or have lower FICO scores.
Direct download: cw-241-DallasFinancing.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 5:43pm EDT
Wed, 8 February 2012
CW 240: “Relationship Enhancement” with Gay Hendricks Ph.D. Founder of SpiritualCinemaCircle.com and The Hendricks Institute
Join Jason Hartman and relationship expert, Gay Hendricks as they discuss relationships in the 21st Century, both personal and business. Gay says that in order to be a successful business person, you have to be a student of relationships, and for those who consult or do therapy or teach, you really need to be open to business.
After a twenty-one-year career as a professor of Counseling Psychology at University Colorado, he and Kathlyn founded The Hendricks Institute, which is based in Ojai, California and offers seminars worldwide. He is President of The Hendricks Institute. In recent years, he has also been active in creating new forms of conscious entertainment. In 2003, along with movie producer Stephen Simon, Dr. Hendricks founded The Spiritual Cinema Circle, which distributes inspirational movies to subscribers in 70+ countries around the world, www.SpiritualCinemaCircle.com. He has appeared on more than 500 radio and television shows, including OPRAH, CNN, CNBC, 48 HOURS and others.
Direct download: cw-240-GayHenricks.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 9:27am EDT
Fri, 3 February 2012
CW 239: Real Estate Investment Property Evaluation Software with Joel Grasmeyer Founder of PropertyTracker.com
Jason Hartman invites prior guest Joel Grasmeyer back on the show to talk about updates to one of the greatest software tools for property investors, Property Tracker.
Direct download: cw-239-PropertyTracker.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 9:05am EDT