“Poker teaches you resilience, because it’s a complete rollercoaster. It is very humbling, it’s a bit like running a startup. Experience outweighs theory, just like being a Founder.”
From wanting to be an entrepreneur since the school yard days, to a self-set mission of building two billion pound brands in his 30’s, today’s guest is no stranger to the rollercoaster life of startups. And he’s never had a job.
James shares so much advice from his professional poker playing days to navigating the collapse of SVB.
We chat about:
➡️ His wish for entrepreneurship to be taught in schools [02:33]
➡️ How poker can prepare you for Founder life [05:27]
➡️ Lessons from launching his first Startup [09:36]
➡️ Falling into the beauty industry [11:41]
➡️ The challenges going from software to D2C [15:36]
➡️ More about our sponsors, Alchemist [20:05]
➡️ Educating the planet on re-fillable products [20:38]
➡️ Being born to create, and chasing big goals [24:53]
➡️ The rollercoaster ride following the collapse of SVB [32:55]
➡️ The power of collaborations [35:03]
➡️ The motivational video that kicked him into gear [39:48]
⛳ Helpful links:
➡️ More about James: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jamesmishreki/
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➡️ Check out Life Supplies: https://lifesupplies.com/
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