Howard Lindzon, Co-Founder of StockTwits, is perpetually curious and, in some ways, fearless. In this episode, Howard takes us from his early stockbroker days to his most recent projects. Take his countless lessons learned to inform your investing and entrepreneurship goals.
Howard's career began during the savings and loan crisis in the 1990s. A cold call led to one of his first successes, investing in The Grip, a product in the QVC Hall of Fame. Howard experienced the tech boom and crash in the late '90s and 2000s. Here he learned the value of patience.
He always kept looking for the next wave of brokerage and retail trading. That came in Twitter and YouTube. Hear how Howard leveraged YouTube to create his parody of CNBC, which was bought by CBS six months after he started. Learn about the formation of StockTwits and why being a tech Neanderthal helped him out.
Howard wraps up with advice on being successful at investing. It's like learning Chinese--there's a specific language, and it takes time to become fluent. Entrepreneurs will benefit from hearing his take on private markets and valuation. Learn to recognize your strengths and weaknesses and become a ruthless recruiter to build scalable and profitable ventures.