30 March 2011

Richard Branson On Leadership

Its video time again. This week whilst surfing around on youtube I came across this video from the businessman we all know and whom I respect very highly not only for his accomplishments but for his dedication in giving back, Sir Richard Branson. In this interview he talks mainly on leadership and I thought he mentioned a few key ideas that we could take away. Don’t forget to leave your opinions on this video below! 

29 March 2011

5 Movies On Business That Every Entrepreneur Must Watch

For those of you searching for brilliant movies on business that reflect the world of money and entrepreneurship, look no further than this list of 5 to whet your appetite

Wall Street (Insider Trading Edition)1 – Wall Street [Charlie Sheen, Michael Douglas, Darryl Hannah]

Directed by Oliver Stone, this movie classic contains everything that makes for an exciting story about  the inner workings of Wall Street. Bud Fox, a struggling stockbroker manages to secure a wealthy investor ‘Gekko’ as his client and is attracted to his wealth and success. As he is schooled in the high speed ways of the business world, his own success skyrockets. Before he knows it however, he is in too deep, in a bind with his morals and his initial desire for success, realizing that it may be more than he had bargained for.  

27 March 2011

Real Estate Riches - Dolf De Roos [Review]

Real Estate Riches: How to Become Rich Using Your Banker's MoneyFor those wanting a simple to read, fun and insightful book on property/real estate, look no further than Real Estate Riches by Dolf De Roos. This book contains everything that you could possibly need to start investing in the ultimate income vehicle. The book makes a powerful case for investing in property and explains why the sheer leverage that you can get by getting banks to put up a huge percentage of the money makes it better than any other investment you can think of, and I personally agree. 

All the main questions you would ask if you wanted to start is covered; questions such as, ‘How do I analyse whether it’s a good property’, ‘how many properties would I need to look at’, ‘how do I find the money’, ‘how do I write the adverts’ etc

25 March 2011

Balance Sheets Made Simple

How do you make reading a balance sheet nice and simple to understand? That is what I’ll be doing here. The balance sheet is another part of the financial statement which is wonderful for a business owner or investor because it allows them to very quickly assess the financial health of the company, which helps them to make their buying or investment decision. It can be very confusing but it’s really quite simple once you understand it. Let’s get stuck in!

23 March 2011

Robert Kiyosaki Interview

Here is an interview with the author of the Rich Dad series, Robert Kiyosaki. In this interview he answers questions that viewers have been sent in from across the globe on issues to do with investing, wealth, determination, drive and persistence. I love the part where he’s being asked about his attitude to quitting. It’s very informative, direct and inspirational.

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22 March 2011

Inside The Mind Of A Billionaire :- )

I thought I would take a journey into the minds of a few billionaires by tracking down some of their quotes. Enjoy!

18 March 2011

Networking 101: How To Network!

I’m sure you’ve all heard the statement “you are the company you keep. Now much older and on the journey to yell0brickrd, I’ve realized that the good old parents may have had a point! Surrounding yourself with the right people is essential for success. Doing so propels you towards your dreams much quicker. So how do you do it? By learning how to network!

To test the theory, take a moment to estimate the annual income of the 5 people you currently spend most of your time with. Add it all and divide it by 5. Now divide that by 12. You’ll find that this figure won’t be far off what you see in your bank on average monthly.

What is networking?

Networking is all about getting yourself in the places where like minded people populate. I found that it’s really important to seek out people who are on the same path as you, or who have achieved what you are trying to. When I first started out, I was nervous

16 March 2011

Donald Trump On: "Success"

This is a clip of an interview with Donald Trump being asked questions by the audience on issues to do with brand, persistence, success in life, mindset and keeping your people motivated. I loved the answers he gave on all of these issues and think we can all learn something from it so I decided to share it with you! Enjoy

14 March 2011

"Your choice of people to associate with, both personally and business-wise, is one of the most important choices you make. If you associate with turkeys, you will never fly with the eagles." – Brian Tracy

13 March 2011

Hot Commodities - Jim Rogers [Review]

If you want information about why and how commodities can provide excellent returns, I recommend you check out Hot Commodities. As a premise, Jim Rogers was one of the co-founders of the ‘Quantum Fund’ a hedge fund which ultimately returned 2400%. He is now the chairman of Rogers Holdings and is one of the most successful investors of our time.

This book will definitely increase your knowledge. Rogers explores the fundamentals of various commodities and explains some of the factors that cause them to rise and fall. He provides a lesson on oil and how it exploration is becoming difficult and provides some information on alternative energy sources that we may be utilizing use in the future.

He speaks about gold and its value, and explains the reasons why investors park their money here. I learnt a hell of a lot about gold from this book, originally believing that it was a monetary metal only. It turns out that isn’t the case. In other chapters he also goes into detail about how and why china is fast becoming an economic superpower and provides a wealth of information regarding other commodities such as lead, sugar and coffee.  

11 March 2011

How To Stretch Your Paycheck

Are you fed up of receiving your pay check, only to see the money completely gone before you have a chance to blink? How frustrating is it when your salary disappears so quickly that you have to struggle on for the last few weeks or days before you get paid again, only for the process to repeat itself?

Just before I decided to get serious about accumulating wealth my situation was exactly the same. My pay check simply didn’t stretch. Weeks before the end of the month areas of life would come to a standstill, simply because there was no income to do anything. After paying off all my bills the rest of the money would somehow evaporate and I would be left broke!

Nowadays however that is no longer a problem. Any flow of income that comes in effortlessly stretches until the next inflow comes through. So how do I achieve it?

9 March 2011

Richard Reed On: 'INNOCENT'

One group of entrepreneurs whose success I have admired for a long time are the 3 founders of Innocent Smoothies. This is an interview by ‘Tigrent Learning UK’ with Richard Reed, one of the co-founders of the company. 

Their business model has seen them expand from smoothies to Innocent food and, most recently, Innocent vitamins. I love the way they continue to expand their business and thereby their profitability and sustainability within the marketplace. 

Their passion for providing healthy food and drink devoid of E numbers and other crazy chemicals, coupled with their commitment to giving to charity makes them a wonderful company to learn more about business from.

If you really want to learn more about their sheer determination to come to market, the rejection of 20 banks and various VC groups for funding etc, I recommend you check out their book, one that I will give a comprehensive review on soon!


7 March 2011

How Long Should You Hold Onto Commodities?

In a previous post, I mentioned that commodities are an absolute must have in terms of investing in them to maintain the value of your money at the very least, and to profit massively from them during periods of turmoil, such as currently is the case in Libya for example. The question remains however, when commodity prices have risen, when do you sell them?

The thwarting of oil production means that for those of us putting petrol in our cars,

6 March 2011

Unfair Advantage - Robert Kiyosaki [Review]

So guys I will now be conducting regular reviews of books and material that has helped me to improve my knowledge in the area of finance, investing and self development.  

I believe that investing in yourself is the most important thing that you can to improve your knowledge and achieve success faster.

Today’s post is a very quick one, but there is a new book coming out from Robert Kiyosaki entitled ‘An Unfair advantage’ where

3 March 2011

Business Cashflow: Read Between The Lines!

This is part 2 of the financial statement series. You can read part 1 HERE

In this post, I will be discussing how to read a cashflow statement in conjunction with the other financial statements in order to get a clear picture of how well a company is performing.

The cashflow statement is an interesting document to keep an eye on, as it tracks cash flowing in and out of the business at a specific point in time. Because the availability and flow of cash is the most important thing to a business or investment,

1 March 2011

How High Will Silver Prices Go?

This is a video interviewing the founder of www.goldmoney.com . He speaks about where he believes gold and more specifically, silver, is headed and goes into detail about how we can position ourselves to take advantage of a bull market that is set to continue to increase silver prices.

I started off my yell0brickrd journey investing in silver when it was $26 and now, at the time of writing it has increased to $34. Experts believe that prices still have the potential to rise, at least in this video, to at least $400 due to indicators that anybody can keep a close eye on. Check out this video. Comments welcome! Enjoy. J

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