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Sebastian Saavedra has had a long career in motorsports that so far has culminated with an IMSA LMP2 class win at the Rolex 24 hours of Daytona. He also has multiple NTT Indycar Series starts under his belt including a pole position at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway road course. We caught up with him at the 2023 Acura Grand Prix of Long Beach Press Day where he was giving rides to celebrities (hear their stories here) and VIPs in the IndyCar Two-Seater. These days he's also heavily involved in young driver coaching and management. Having a mentor that can show you the ropes early on in your career can make a huge difference in how far you progress in motorsports. A friendly guy off the track, you can tell that his heart is definitely yearning to get back on track to do what he knows and loves. Enjoy! By Larry Mason Copyright © 2023 Larry Mason
Allen could no longer resist the forces of gravity at the center of the horological universe, and now he is broadcasting from the within the Rolex Black Hole. He has sold off swaths of his collection and aquired two five-digit Rollies. An unexpected turn in Allen's journey, and perhaps one from which he can never return. Has he sold out or bought in?
Last night was part 1 of Sister Wives: One on One. I share my 4 most SHOCKING moments of the one on one including Kody weeping for months after meeting Robyn, and I have a theory that Christine is the most amazing Sister Wife but also enjoys making Kody jealous. All that plus so general observations about the episode, Kody's love of Rolex watches, and did Robyn really cry? Show is sponsored by: ***Visit our Sub-Reddit: reddit.com/r/thesarahfrasershow for ALL things The Sarah Fraser Show!!!*** Hellobatch.com/tsfs get your hemp, CBD, and pet CBD oils. Use code TSFS for 30% OFF your first order Carawayhome.com use code TSFS for 10% OFF your order at check out Cozyearth.com use code TSFS for 35% OFF Horizonfibroids.com get rid of those nasty fibroids! Honeylove.com/TSFS get 50% OFF YOUR ENTIRE Honeylove order for the month of November ONLY use code TSFS Lumedeodorant.com use code TSFS at checkout for $5 OFF Lume's Starter Pack, returning customers spend $30 or more and get $5 off your order with code TSFS Nutrafol.com Use code TSFS for FREE shipping and $10 off your subscription Oneskin.co use code TSFS at checkout for 15% OFF your order Upliftdesk.com amazing office desks, chairs, and more! Use code TSFS for 5% OFF your order **Check out some of my FAVORITE things on Amazon Marketplace - especially if you're looking to get geared-up to start your own Podcast!!!** https://www.amazon.com/shop/thesarahfrasershow Advertise on The Sarah Fraser Show: firstname.lastname@example.org Got a TIP about your favorite show? Email: email@example.com Follow me on Instagram: @thesarahfrasershow Follow me on Tiktok: @thesarahfrasershow Follow me on Twitter: twitter.com/SarahFraserShow Book me on Cameo: cameo.com/sarahfraser Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
In the featured show, Chris articulates compelling reasons to consider investing in a Rolex timepiece. He delves into the advantageous aspects of transforming this investment into potential opportunities in individuals' lives, highlighting: 1. Cash Value on Your Wrist: Chris underscores the tangible value inherent in wearing a Rolex, emphasizing its status as a valuable asset that can appreciate over time. 2. A Secure Place to Park Your Money: Chris discusses the practicality of choosing a Rolex as a form of investment, portraying it as a stable and reliable repository for wealth in comparison to other luxury items. 3. A Milestone and Symbol of Achievement: Chris explores the symbolic significance of owning a Rolex, portraying it not merely as a watch but as a symbol of accomplishment and personal milestones, contributing to a sense of fulfillment and success in one's life. Get your Dominate Your Day Book https://chriswarnes.com/book/
If you've been missing James Hinchcliffe behind the wheel, rejoice: he'll be joining his fellow Canadians at Pfaff Motorsports for the endurance races in the 2024 IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship, starting with January's Rolex 24 at Daytona. It marks the first outings for the Mayor of Hinchtown since he traded in his NTT IndyCar Series helmet for a microphone at NBC Sports and on F1 TV for the past two years. The Ontario native won six times in his IndyCar career, where he drove for many of the biggest teams in the sport, but perhaps no triumph was bigger than his 2016 Indianapolis 500 pole—which came a year after a crash in practice for that race nearly killed him. Outside of racing, he was runner-up in Season 23 of Dancing with the Stars, and he continues to host Off Track, a podcast of his own with former Andretti Autosport teammate Alexander Rossi.Listen Now: Check out this episode featuring Hinch from April 2018! Other guests include Steve Arpin, Matthew Brabham, and Blake Wilkey.Be sure and find a General Tire for your ride here: General TireSubscribe here to the show: Apple PodcastsFollow us on YouTube here: Jim Beaver on YouTubeThis show is part of the Spreaker Prime Network, if you are interested in advertising on this podcast, contact us at https://www.spreaker.com/show/1021001/advertisement
Perched right on Christopher Street in the West Village, you'll find J. Mueser, the namesake bespoke tailor that's been featured in GQ, Vogue, and WM Brown Magazine, just to name a few. We chat a lot about the usual suspects, like his vinyl and watch collection, but we also talk about the nuance behind collecting and how it relates to bespoke tailoring, and J. Mueser specifically. Jake touches on how the design process and collecting share a lot of the same attributes, and in this case, all in good taste. If you've ever felt unsure about your decision to own multiple iterations of the same item, this ones for you. Alright, please enjoy, Jake Mueser, for Collectors Gene Radio.- J. Mueser - https://jmueser.com/
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On this episode of ICONIC Hour, Renee Dee delves into the world of luxury with none other than Daniel Langer, a distinguished luxury brand strategist and the founder of Équité. Renee met Daniel during a flight on SetJet where they hit it off and the conversation quickly revealed him to be one of the world's foremost luxury experts. Daniel Langer's expertise extends to teaching luxury at Pepperdine University, where he imparts his knowledge gleaned from years of working with global brands such as LVMH, Kering Group, Ferrari, Mercedes-Benz, Gucci, and more. With a focus on hospitality, automotive, aviation, and fashion, Daniel's portfolio spans ICONIC luxury brands as well as startups and smaller ventures. Tune in for an insightful conversation that unravels the secrets behind building and sustaining luxury brands. Also, get Daniel's thoughts on big luxury brands such as such as Louis Vuitton and Rolex. We invite you to SUBSCRIBE! You can find ICONIC LIFE on our website, Instagram, Facebook, or Pinterest. Follow Renee on Instagram, Twitter, & LinkedIn. If you enjoyed today's podcast, I'd be so appreciative if you'd take two minutes to subscribe, rate and review ICONIC HOUR. It makes a huge difference for our growth. Thank you so much for supporting me to do what I do!
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Walmart is the biggest retailer in the U.S. due to their vast selections and cheaper prices. You can purchase lots of quality items at Walmart though nobody considers it a ‘High End' retailer…until now? The company announced they'll start selling one of the world's most luxurious watches at it's stores.
Nao esperava uma resposta tão rapida já que eu recebera um email do site informando-me de que 1074 cartas estavam à espera de respostas. Eita! Fui privilegiada, não fui? Que pena que você não pode me mandar pra fogueira , não é? E nem pense que Deus o fará a não ser que ele seja tão cruel quanto você. E minha fé duvida muito disso. Bom, em primeiro lugar, vamos falar do rolex, afinal, em sua resposta você se referiu a tal relógio umas 13 vezes. Será que errei nos números de novo?? (rrss). Pois é, você, sendo tao inteligente, nao entendeu absolutamente nada do que eu disse. Meu amigo, eu nao preciso de rolex. O que eu quis dizer foi que diante de uma situação como a que Che estava vivendo(traído, sozinho, doente) eu teria vendido o rolex, comprado passagens de volta pra Argentina e nesse caso, desistido da revolução. Mas nao dos ideais. Nao de uma nova luta . Você disse que sou uma pessoa contraditória. Percebi contradiçoes em você. Primeiro, não entendi a associaçÃo que você fez entre ter um rolex e ser uma boa professora.CUIDADO com suas concepçoes capitalistas.
1983 veröffentlichte Casio ihre erste G-SHOCK - eine Revolution in der Welt der Armbanduhren! Über die Jahrzehnte entwickelte sich G-SHOCK zu einer Stilikone der Streetculture an Handgelenken von Pharrell Williams und Kanye West über Justin Bieber und Rihanna hin zu Brad Pitt und Doug aus "King of Queens". Amadeus und Fabian wagen den Deepdive in die Historie der japanischen Brand, zeichnen ihren Werdegang nach, besuchen das 40 Jahre G-SHOCK Event in Berlin, sprechen mit u. a. DJ JNS von Overkill, BMX Pro Kevin Nikulski, Perry von den Beathoavenz, und G-SHOCK Key-Account Manager Christian Dittrich, und werfen einen Blick in die Zukunft. Shownotes: 00:00 Intro & Hochzeiten / 03:47 OH! Update / 6:55 #LPU / 13:45 #WOMFT / 15:19 40 Jahre G-SHOCK / 16:11 Die Historie / 34:24 Das große Event in Berlin und Statements von Kevin Nikulski, Perry/Beathoavenz, Christian Dittrich, DJ JNS / 41:06 Impact & Forecast / 43:02 Outro EP145 ist ein Advertorial. Werbepartner dieser Episode in freundlicher Zusammenarbeit: [G-SHOCK](https://gshock.casio.com/de/) Mehr Infos auf: https://linktr.ee/ohschuhenpodcast
Jeff Stein is my guest today and I think we all owe this guy a big thank you for his scholarship and efforts he's put forth for the watch community. An attorney by day and collector at heart, Jeff is attributed with starting and running the vintage Heuer compendium known as Onthedash. After discovering a Heuer dash clock back in the day, Jeff went down the same rabbit hole a lot of us do and started collecting. But after getting a sense that the community needed a place to go and have resources for all things vintage Heuer, Jeff sought out to start the website as we know it today and has grown it ever since. We've gotten to know each other a little bit over the last few years and his knowledge and willingness to share never seizes to amaze me. We chat about the life cycles of collecting, how he middle manned a watch I sold to the Heuer archive, and the history of partnerships such as Abercrombie and Heuer. He's a friend, a fantastic collector, and as knowledgeable about the things he loves as one could be. So without further adieu, this is Jeff Stein, for Collectors Gene Radio.On The Dash - http://www.onthedash.com/
The Geneva watch auctions wrapped up last week. We had some great results, an interesting last minute change at Christie's, but most importantly a ton of excitement for the things we love. Marlon Brando's GMT, a platinum, Beyer signed Patek Philippe 3700, a 1518 with integrated bracelet, and an incredible 6062 from Rolex in steel were all on the auction block.Phillips results can be found here.The Phillips New York Watch Auction Nine catalogue can be found here.Christie's results can be found here.GPHG winners for 2023 can be found here. You can find us on our Website, YouTube, Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook Check out Life on the Wrist Merch!
Fratello On Air returns and this week, we discuss the wide world of case back engravings. Whether they relate to military-issued pieces or special occasions, there's a lot to potentially learn from these inscriptions. We hope you enjoy this episode and feel free to comment below about your thoughts on these adornments.Case back engravings are a wide subject. They cover some of life's most special moments and achievements. Or, they can give us clues about a watch's origin and story. Whatever the case, they're not always to everyone's liking. We talk about our likes and dislikes around these markings while sharing plenty of other side tales. But first...Handgelenks KontrolleNo matter what our friends on the Spirit of Time Podcast say, the Handglenks Kontrolle is firmly back on European soil. Mike is wearing one of the first vintage chronographs that joined his collection, the Croton Skymaster. It's making a return to the wrist because it features a case back inscription related to the original owner's 21st birthday. Balazs is also on theme with his Angelus 215 L.E. Chronograph. Here, the L.E. means Légi Er which stands for the Hungarian Air Force. So, yes, we are supporting case back inscriptions.Case back markingsOnce we hit the main topic related to case back markings, we spend time on issued military pieces. Balazs even explains how it has helped to piece together the history of certain models from his favorite brand, Angelus. Mike brings up a special family heirloom Rolex that he covered earlier this year along with a recent engraved purchase. We also discussed whether or not we would have a watch engraved. It's a back-and-forth conversation that allows us to bring up a number of related subjects.We hope you enjoyed today's episode. As always, if you have any ideas for future show topics, feel free to let us know.
We have all seen the effects of Matt's Five-Pronged Plan over the last few weeks, and this episode Matt talks about the new Rolex watches he's been looking at. He also gives some updates on a new OGHQ building happening not too far in the future.
AJ Kitt is a US Ski Team Legend and was the face of US Downhill at a time when the US Skiing's image desperately needed a re-fresh from the Bill Johnson era. AJ's a 4X Olympian, which is incredible, but also the most screwed-over athlete ever by FIS, which is unfortunate. On the podcast, we talk about going fast, understanding sponsorship early, Bill Johnson, the World Cup at 18, the Olympics, and so much more. US Ski and Snowboard Hall of Famer Chad Fleischer asks the Inappropriate Questions. AJ Kitt Show Notes: 3:00: Early season racing, dirt bikes in NY, weekends at Swain, and Dianne Roffe 12:00: Frustration with race results, Mountain House Academy and the talk with his parents, and GMVS 21:00: Stanley: Get 30% off site wide with the code winteriscoming Best Day Brewing: All of the flavor of your favorite IPA or Kolsch, without the alcohol, the calories and sugar. Elan Skis: Over 75 years of innovation that makes you better. 24:00: Spyder, learning to be professional early, Bill Johnson, and believing in himself. 32:00: Making the US Team and going straight to the World Cup, his first Olympics, winning his first World Cup, the mental aspect, and 2nd in Kitzbuel 41:00: Peter Glenn Ski and Sports: Over 60 years of getting you out there. Outdoor Research: Click here for 25% off Outdoor Research products (not valid on sale items or pro products) 41:30: Changing the Olympic course, getting screwed by FIS for the first time, Getting screwed by FIS for the 2nd time, and going down to Nor-Am's to get his confidence back 49:00: The Dual- Tech era of Rossignol, Ski Tech Ed Waldeberger, Rolex, and other sponsors 63:00: Success at Super G in Whistler, getting screwed by FIS for the 3rd time, retiring and getting used to being a regular civilian. 61:00: Inappropriate Questions with Chad Fleischer
This week on the aBlogtoWatch Weekly podcast Ariel has abandoned his post and left Rick and David to fend for themselves. Luckily, our old friend Simon, from Escapement24, steps in! There's a quick update on the Fifty Phantoms and news that Rolex has trolled Omega, then things get rolling with a dive into gold-plated watches and David's hope for their resurgence. The trio look at the new Breitling Avenger collection, give their takes on power reserves, and play guess the price of the newest Grand Seikos. Things wrap up with your usual digest of new releases and reviews, plus a round of Hit, Miss, Maybe. Listen below or on the player of your choice. Highlights Rolex buys building that houses Omega's largest boutique | Professional Watches Time Machines: The Ecstasy Of Gold (Plating) With The Heuer Camaro Ref. 73445 CHT Watch Hands-On Debut: The New Breitling Avenger Watches For 2023 Wait A Minute! Power Reserve Isn't That Important New Release: Grand Seiko 44GS Midsize Watches For The U.S. Market Hands-On Debut: Zenith Chronomaster Sport Aaron Rodgers Edition Watch Hands-On: The Carl F. Bucherer Manero Peripheral BigDate Black New Release: Mondaine Stop2Go Watches Updated Models In Two Sizes New Release: Bell & Ross BR 03-92 Diver Tara Watch Hands-On: The Restrained Complexity Of The Studio Underd0g 02SERIES Field Watches We'd love to hear from you with feedback or suggestions for future show topics or guests. Comment below or contact firstname.lastname@example.org. Advertising opportunities are also available. --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/ablogtowatchweekly/message
In this episode of Small Business Origins, host John The Marketer interviews Dann Williams of Owner's Pride in Omaha, Nebraska. They discuss Dann's journey into entrepreneurship after overcoming addiction, starting a mobile auto detailing business, and eventually joining Owner's Pride. Listeners will learn about Dann's origin story, keys to success like seizing opportunities, Owner's Pride products and services, their podcast, and the importance of offering a legitimate warranty program. Discussion Points: - Dann's early struggles and the influential people in his life like his father and wrestling coach (0:04:00) - Getting sober, moving to San Diego, and starting a mobile auto detailing business (0:08:50) - Scaling the detailing business and stepping back from doing the work himself (0:11:50) - Selling his detailing business and consulting for another company (0:18:00) - Launching Owner's Pride right before COVID-19 hit (0:19:00) - Owner's Pride product offerings and direct to consumer options (0:23:00) - The Owner's Pride podcast focusing on interviews (0:26:00) - Why Owner's Pride offers a legitimate and compliant warranty program (0:33:00) Links Mentioned: Owner's Pride Dann Williams LinkedIn Dann Williams Facebook Dann Williams Instagram Owner's Pride Podcast Twitch John Kelley Beefy Marketing Wingman
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Today's guest is Charlie Dunne, someone we all got to know under the moniker Books On Time. Passionate about watches, Charlie's that type of collection who took his affection a step further by not only collecting books, but mainly collecting research on the brands and watches that he loves the most. Needless to say, the word got out pretty darn quick about Books On Time and Charlie began writing a lot more in depth content for other friends mediums, like Rescapement. Eventually, our good friend Eric Wind snatched him up to come join the team, and that's where we're at today. Charlie is writing some serious content over at Wind Vintage and doing a lot more work behind the scenes as well. Him and I recently got a chance to catch up in New York, and today we're continuing our conversation over the mics. So without further adieu, my friend Charlie Dunne, for Collectors Gene Radio.Strictly Vintage Watches - https://www.strictlyvintagewatches.com/Wind Vintage - https://www.windvintage.com/John Goldberger Books - https://www.johngoldbergerwatches.com/books.htmlLe Cadran/The Dial - https://shop.hodinkee.com/blogs/journal/the-dial-the-face-of-the-wristwatch-in-the-20th-century-by-dr-helmut-crott
Episode 97: The Rolex KillerOne chilly Monday morning in the summer of 1996, fishermen aboard a boat in the English Channel cast their net into the ocean. When they brought their net back up, they were shocked and horrified to discover that what they caught wasn't at all what they hoped-- it was the body of a young man. The only identifiable features were a smudged tattoo and a rolex watch. Due to excellent police work, the man was identified, and the investigation into his death began. The investigation uncovered not only the truth behind the murder, but lies, betrayal, and international crimes.Tune in to this episode to learn more! Email us at: email@example.comFollow us on IG: about.time.for.true.crime.podLinktreeDon't forget to rate, follow, download, and tell a friend!Sources: 123456789101112131415
Le Français Julien V., surnommé le prince de la fausse montre de luxe, a inondé le marché de l'occasion avec ses contrefaçons de haute qualité. Aujourd'hui, on estime que 50 000 de ses fausses Rolex, difficiles à reconnaître, sont encore en circulation. Les détails sont si bluffants que certains revendeurs officiels de la marque ont authentifié des montres fabriquées par Julien V., pensant avoir de véritables Rolex entre leurs mains.S'il a commencé par vendre de faux sacs de luxe, le jeune homme s'est rapidement tourné vers le marché des montres de luxe, où l'offre est bien plus faible que la demande. Avec ses 39 revendeurs disséminés un peu partout sur l'hexagone, ce faussaire a organisé son trafic depuis l'Asie et à l'abri des autorités françaises, jusqu'à ce qu'un certain Florian R. se fasse arrêter en France en juin 2022 à Avignon.Pour Code source, Nicolas Jacquard, journaliste police-justice au Parisien, raconte la chute de ce faussaire de haut vol.Ecoutez Code source sur toutes les plateformes audio : Apple Podcast (iPhone, iPad), Google Podcast (Android), Amazon Music, Podcast Addict ou Castbox, Deezer, Spotify.Crédits. Direction de la rédaction : Pierre Chausse - Rédacteur en chef : Jules Lavie - Reporter : Ambre Rosala - Production : Raphaël Pueyo, Barbara Gouy et Thibault Lambert - Réalisation et mixage : Pierre Chaffanjon - Musiques : François Clos, Audio Network. Hébergé par Acast. Visitez acast.com/privacy pour plus d'informations.
In the world of high fashion and opulent living, luxury brands reign supreme, catering to the affluent elite who appreciate the finer things in life. These luxury brands have not only endured the test of time but have also managed to weather economic turmoil throughout history. What sets them apart? What is it that makes these brands consistently succeed, even in the face of financial crises? In this episode, we will explore the top 10 luxury brands in the world, unravel their common threads, and examine how they've demonstrated unwavering resilience over the years. 1. Chanel: Timeless Elegance Chanel is a name synonymous with timeless elegance. Established by Coco Chanel in 1909, the brand has thrived on the principles of simplicity, quality, and innovative design. Whether it's their iconic little black dress or the famous Chanel No. 5 perfume, the brand remains a paragon of understated luxury. 2. Louis Vuitton: Heritage and Craftsmanship Louis Vuitton, founded in 1854, boasts a rich heritage and unparalleled craftsmanship. The brand has stayed relevant by embracing collaborations with contemporary artists and designers while maintaining its commitment to high-quality, handcrafted goods. The LV monogram remains one of the most recognizable symbols of luxury worldwide. 3. Hermes: The Pursuit of Excellence Hermes, known for its Birkin and Kelly bags, represents the pursuit of excellence. Founded in 1837, this French brand combines heritage and innovation. It crafts each item with meticulous precision, ensuring only the finest materials are used. In turbulent times, quality and timeless design have kept Hermes at the forefront of luxury fashion. 4. Gucci: The Power of Reinvention Gucci, founded in 1921, has experienced a renaissance in recent years, proving that reinvention can be a brand's lifeline. Creative Director Alessandro Michele has taken the brand in an eccentric, eclectic direction, merging past and present to captivate a new generation of luxury enthusiasts. 5. Prada: Art and Fashion Fusion Prada, founded in 1913, is known for its art-fashion fusion. The brand combines fashion, architecture, and contemporary art, forging a unique identity in the luxury market. Prada's ability to merge creativity with commerce is a testament to its resilience. 6. Rolex: Precision and Durability Rolex has been a symbol of precision and durability since its inception in 1905. It's not just a watch; it's a status symbol that transcends time. Rolex's commitment to crafting the finest timepieces with unwavering precision has helped it sail through economic storms unscathed. 7. Dior: Timeless Glamour Christian Dior founded his eponymous brand in 1946, and it has been synonymous with timeless glamour ever since. The brand continues to captivate with its timeless designs, such as the Lady Dior handbag, ensuring its presence even in uncertain economic times. 8. Rolls-Royce: Automotive Elegance Rolls-Royce, established in 1904, epitomizes automotive elegance. The brand remains a symbol of prestige and luxury, consistently adapting to changing market conditions and retaining a loyal customer base who value excellence and craftsmanship. 9. Tiffany & Co.: Love and Luxury Tiffany & Co., founded in 1837, is known for its iconic engagement rings. The brand's ability to merge love and luxury has made it a staple in the world of high-end jewelry. Regardless of economic conditions, people still cherish and invest in symbols of love. 10. Cartier: Timeless Innovation Cartier, founded in 1847, blends timeless elegance with innovative designs. The brand's iconic pieces, like the Tank watch and Love bracelet, remain popular choices. Cartier's innovative approach ensures it remains a stalwart in the luxury industry. --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/wayne-weathersby/message Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/wayne-weathersby/support
A short debrief of the last ATP 1000 tournament - the Rolex Paris Masters and look ahead to the ATP World Tour Finals in Turin. Keith looks at the amazing week just gone with brief chats with Novak Djokovic and Daniel Altmaier. John and Keith are bnack in ful throttle from next week, so do subscribe, share and review.
When author Emma Straub's dad got sick, he told her one night in the hospital, “You should write a book about a daughter visiting her father in the hospital.” So that's what she did, and that book became This Time Tomorrow. Emma and Nora talk about Emma's latest novel and the realities of grief after losing a parent. Read Emma's GQ essay, My Father's Rolex. — Wanna read the book? When you purchase from Bookshop.org, you help support our show! Got a book recommendation? Send it our way by emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org. — Find all our shows and our store at feelingsand.co. The episode transcript can be found here. Find The Terrible Reading Club on Instagram. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Var drar man gränsen när det kommer till presenter från tandfen? Varför ge en tiokrona när man lika gärna kan ge en Rolex? Idag diskuteras senaste nytt om Kardashians, konspirationsteorier kring Hollywoodkändisar och att Lojsan blivit bedragen. Det är fredag, november, Hanna ska på dejt och fredagsviben är total!Följ oss på instagram @mandagsvibe, gå med i facebookgruppen "Måndagsvibbare" och skicka dilemman, frågor, am I the asshole och fuckboy or not till email@example.com. Hadeee!
Welcome to a new podcast series from Hodinkee called Ben Clymer Presents. Hosted by Hodinkee's own founder, Ben Clymer Presents offers a special chat between Ben and subject experts from the world of watches and, sometimes, elsewhere. It's a limited series that will run weekly for the next ten weeks, with new episodes every Wednesday in both video and audio. Want the video? Swing by Hodinkee's YouTube channel (or watch below). Just want the audio? It's being published to the same podcast feed as Hodinkee Radio, so check your feeds or subscribe wherever you find your podcasts (might we recommend Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, Spotify, or TuneIn).// Episode 5 //This episode features Ben chatting with Hodnkee's own Tony Traina (Editor) and Rich Fordon (VIP Adviser) about the upcoming fall auctions from Phillips, Sotheby's, Christie's, and Antiquorum (the catalogs for each are listed below, if available). From favorite lots, sleeper options, the return of the Brando GMT, and a whole lot more, the fall auction season kicks off this weekend, so we wanted to get a special extra episode in just in time to get you ready for the sales. Listings: Geneva Watch Auction XVIII – Phillips (November 3rd and 4th) Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces Geneva – Antiquorum (November 4th and 5th) Important Watches: Part 1 – Sotheby's (November 5th) Passion for Time Auction – Christie's (November 6th) Rare Watches – Christie's (November 6th) The OAK Collection Part 1 – Christie's (Nov 26th, catalog not yet available). Show Notes: 0:42 Monaco Legends Auction1:51 The Zaman Collection offered by Christie's2:00 The "Brando" Rolex GMT (now offered by Christie's here)3:11 Phillips Game Changers 20198:08 Philippe Dufour Simplicity being sold by Loupe This11:35 Patek Philippe 2526 in white gold via Phillips11:45 Audemars Piguet QP 5516 from the Oak Collection via Christie's Hong Kong11:55 History of the early AP QPs, including the 551612:03 Ben's AP 5516 hands-on12:16 Audemars Piguet Complete Calendar Ref 83114:33 Rolex Daytona 6239 via Phillips15:26 Cosigned Roger Smith x Daniels Millenium via Sotheby's19:32 Patek Nautilus Tiffany blue dial24:48 Rolex Daytona 6264 "Cherry Logo" via Phillips25:44 Rolex 6062 pink gold via Christie's26:22 Rolex 4467 Datejust "movement #12"26:42 Rolex 6062 in steel via Phillips26:57 Jason Singer's Talking Watches26:58 John Goldberger's Talking Watches27:12 Philippe Dufour Petite and Grand Sonnerie 31:55 Chrono24 Chrono Pulse Market Performance Report
Welcome to a new podcast series from Hodinkee called Ben Clymer Presents. Hosted by Hodinkee's own founder, Ben Clymer Presents offers a special chat between Ben and subject experts from the world of watches and, sometimes, elsewhere. It's a limited series that will run weekly for the next ten weeks, with new episodes every Wednesday in both video and audio. Want the video? Swing by Hodinkee's YouTube channel (or watch below). Just want the audio? It's being published to the same podcast feed as Hodinkee Radio, so check your feeds or subscribe wherever you find your podcasts (might we recommend Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, Spotify, or TuneIn).// Episode 4 // For this episode, Ben is joined by Geoff Hess – the Head of Watches for Sotheby's Americas and the founder of Rolliefest – to chat all about the world of vintage Rolex. From the continued highs of the Daytona to a softer market for Subs and GMTs, Geoff and Ben chat about their favorite references, the way in which vintage Rolex has changed over the years, and the future plans for Rolliefest.Show Notes:00:21 Geoff Hess on Instagram1:45 Rolliefest 20234:48 Rolex Daytona 62398:02 Phillips sale of a 6541 Rolex Milgauss8:07 Monaco Legends Tropical "R.C.O" Daytona8:17 Sotheby's "JPS" Daytona10:25 Jay-Z wearing a Tiffany-signed Paul Newman13:29 Rolex Daytona 'Big Red' 626314:29 Rolex Submariner 620015:46 Rolex Submariner "Big Crown" 653820:20 Matte dial Rolex GMT-Masters22:14 The Rolex Explorer 101625:50 The Rolex Milgauss, including the ref. 654127:37 Rolex Gilt Submariner27:55 Rolex 6204 Submariner31:13 Rolex 5510 Submariner 34:36 Sotheby's Important Watches New York Sale 2023
If you asked people what they thought the best watch in the world was, most of them would probably assure you that it's a Rolex. But is there any reason why this brand costs so much? Watch this video to find it out the truth about Rolex and some unexpected facts about the most expensive things in the world. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Watches of Switzerland, Soho hosted an exhibition showcasing the 2023 GPHG nominees.Watchtime hosted their New York event.OnlyWatch postpones their auction until 2024 after public scrutiny of the organizations financials.Monaco Legend Auctions hosted their Exclusive Timepieces auction this past weekend. They did an incredible job curating an auction where every piece was of exceptional quality. They also balanced rarity and accessibility to the best degree.The Vacheron Constantin reference 7375 can be found here.The Rolex reference 6062 with patina dial can be found here.The fresh-to-market Magnum Cartier with pearl cabochon and calendar moon phase can be found here.The Rolex Daytona reference 116520 with prototype blue Damask dial can be found here.The Patek Philippe reference 530 with black dial and yellow gold Breguet numbers belonging to John Goldberger can be found here.The fresh-to-market square Patek Philippe, possibly unique platinum square cased watch with Breguet numbers, leaf hands, and black enamel finishing can be found here.The Rolex Daytona reference 6265 “Mystery Cross” can be found here.The Rolex reference 3835 with triple-stepped lugs retailed by Ronchi, Milano can be found here.You can find us on our Website, YouTube, Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook Check out Life on the Wrist Merch!
If you buy some clothes you like not in the original store, you get a chance to get a fake item. Nike turns out to be the most counterfeited brand in the world. While Rayban, Rolex and Louis Vuitton are the most copied brands. Some simple techniques can help you recognize a fake product and tell the difference between a real and a fake item. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Hi Everyone, Carl Gould here your #70secondCEO, just over a minute of investment per day for a lifetime of results. We're talking about increasing your fees. Now wouldn't that be nice? Just take your prices and charge more? And you'll just make more money. Isn't that great? Well you know what, it's actually necessary. We have been talking about not just being another penguin, about standing above, about being an expert, about differentiating yourself. Well guess what? People judge your quality based on your fees. Think about it, I asked you the question, what's a better watch? A Timex or a Rolex? And some of you are like, “Timex, do they even make them anymore?” Like pretending you don't know. And then when I said, how about a Rolex? You all knew what that cost, “oh, $5000 well it depends on which one you get. How much are we blinging this one out Carl?” Now you can spend 15 or above. You all knew what the Rolex cost. But none of you could figure out what the Timex would cost. Right, because we are sold on brands that are higher in price. Apple, Mercedes Benz, Jaguar, Tiffany's, you know, Rolex and other high end brands. What makes them high end? How do you know they're as good as they claim? The reality is you don't! The way that you judge quality is based on their price. Like and follow this podcast so you can learn more. My name is Carl Gould and this has been your #70secondCEO.
In this exhilarating episode, we journey alongside Freddie Bennett, tracing his evolution from a troubled corporate executive battling addiction and despair to an embodiment of human potential, pushing boundaries in the harshest terrains. How does one transition from the corporate world's pressures to enduring the scorching heat of the Sahara Desert or bracing the biting cold of the Arctic? Freddie delves deep into his experiences, unraveling the mindset shifts and discoveries that empowered his transformation. Amidst tales of grit, determination, and the power of purpose, we explore the pivotal moments that forged his character: a harrowing encounter with death, the devastating loss of his father, and the decision to no longer settle for the ordinary. As Freddie recounts his odyssey, he challenges the very fabric of societal success. Beyond the allure of material possessions like a coveted Rolex or a sleek Porsche, he ventured into the depths of self-discovery, proving that with the right mindset, even the non-athletic can conquer the world's most formidable races. Throughout the episode, Freddie's philosophy resonates powerfully: we are defined not by external circumstances but by our internal narratives. By revisiting and reshaping the thoughts we constantly entertain, we can rewrite our life's trajectory. Whether you're seeking inspiration, motivation, or actionable strategies to overcome personal challenges, this episode with Freddie Bennett promises a transformative experience. Join us as we celebrate the human spirit's resilience and the boundless possibilities awaiting those willing to chase their dreams. Disclaimer: Not advice. Educational purposes only. Not an endorsement for or against. Results not vetted. Views of the guests do not represent those of the host or show. Do your due diligence. Click here to join PodMatch (the "AirBNB" of Podcasting): https://www.joinpodmatch.com/drchrisloomdphd We couldn't do it without the support of our listeners. To help support the show: CashApp- https://cash.app/$drchrisloomdphd Venmo- https://account.venmo.com/u/Chris-Loo-4 Buy Me a Coffee- https://www.buymeacoffee.com/chrisJx Thank you to our sponsor, CityVest: https://bit.ly/37AOgkp Click here to schedule a 1-on-1 private coaching call: https://www.drchrisloomdphd.com/book-online Click here to purchase my books on Amazon: https://amzn.to/2PaQn4p Follow our YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/chL1357 Follow us on Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/drchrisloomdphd Follow us on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thereal_drchrisloo Follow us on TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@drchrisloomddphd Follow the podcast on Spotify: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/christopher-loo Thank you to our advertisers on Spotify. Financial Freedom for Physicians, Copyright 2023
Rolex, a renowned Swiss watch manufacturer, has built its brand value and reputation over many decades. Several key factors contribute to the brand's enduring appeal and why people choose Rolex over cheaper alternatives: 1. **Heritage and Tradition:** Rolex was founded in 1905 by Hans Wilsdorf and Alfred Davis. The company has a long history of watchmaking excellence, which has helped build trust and credibility. Over the years, Rolex has consistently produced high-quality timepieces, and this heritage is a significant part of its value statement. 2. **Quality Craftsmanship:** Rolex is known for its meticulous attention to detail and craftsmanship. The brand is associated with precision, durability, and exceptional quality. Rolex watches are made with the finest materials, including stainless steel, gold, and sapphire crystals. The company produces its own components and movements, ensuring control over the entire manufacturing process. 3. **Innovation:** Rolex has a history of innovation in the watch industry. They introduced the first waterproof wristwatch, the Oyster, in 1926, and the first self-winding mechanism in 1931. These innovations not only set Rolex apart but also influenced the industry as a whole. 4. **Iconic Design:** Rolex watches feature timeless and iconic designs. Many of their models, such as the Submariner, Daytona, and Datejust, have become synonymous with luxury and style. Rolex's dedication to design continuity over the years appeals to consumers who appreciate classic aesthetics. 5. **Robust Marketing:** Rolex has invested heavily in marketing and brand image. They have carefully crafted their image as a symbol of success, achievement, and adventure. High-profile endorsements, sponsorships, and partnerships, such as James Bond movies, sports events, and explorations, contribute to this image. 6. **Exclusivity:** Rolex limits the number of watches it produces, creating a sense of scarcity and exclusivity. This exclusivity adds to the brand's allure and drives up demand. 7. **Resale Value:** Rolex watches tend to hold their value well over time, which is an attractive proposition for many buyers. The perception that a Rolex can be an investment contributes to the brand's appeal. 8. **Quality Control:** Rolex has stringent quality control measures, ensuring that each watch meets the highest standards. This reliability is crucial for consumers seeking a watch that will last for generations. 9. **After-Sales Service:** Rolex provides exceptional after-sales service, including warranties, maintenance, and servicing. This reassures customers that their investment is protected and can be maintained for years. 10. **Status Symbol:** Rolex has transcended its role as a timekeeping device to become a status symbol. Owning a Rolex watch often signifies success, prestige, and accomplishment, making it a sought-after item. People are willing to buy Rolex over cheaper options because of the combination of these factors. Rolex watches offer not only accurate timekeeping but also a statement of personal style, status, and appreciation for tradition and quality. It's a brand that has successfully intertwined luxury, craftsmanship, and heritage into a compelling value proposition that appeals to a broad range of consumers. --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/wayne-weathersby/message Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/wayne-weathersby/support
In this episode, we talk with John Buckley, master Rolex guru and a watch industry veteran of over 25 years. John is a partner in Vookum a wholesale watch company and owner of Tuscany Rose. We get his insights on the industry, cost of Rolexes, where to find reputable dealers who will sell you a genuine watch and not a knock-off. We cover how he started his business, why Rolex's are expensive in the secondary market, and also the Vookum Watch Show coming up Oct 22, 2023 in NJ that will have vendors selling, buying and trading watches. Here's the YOUTUBE interview https://youtu.be/EI9JfNsI3MQ Tickets for the show: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/vookum-new-jersey-watch-show-tickets-705004125317 https://vookum.com/ https://www.instagram.com/vookum/ https://www.facebook.com/tuscanyrosebuckley https://www.tiktok.com/@tuscanyrose
Join us as we welcome internet marketing titan, Perry Belcher, to the AM/PM Podcast! Listen in as we journey through Perry's remarkable career path - from humble beginnings before turning to digital marketing. Perry's illustrious career even saw him get a personal call from none other than Jeff Bezos himself, a short story you don't want to miss! The conversation continues with Perry reflecting on the rise and fall of his business and partnerships. His journey, marked by selling health supplements to launching a digital marketing business, and finally starting the Driven Mastermind and the War Room, is an insightful one for any entrepreneur. Our chat also covers the importance of joining a mastermind group, the benefits it can bring, and how it can help you gain a broad perspective of different industries. Lastly, Perry shares fascinating insights about the role of AI in business, specifically in copywriting. From reducing labor costs to crafting compelling headlines and stories, the potential applications of AI are far-reaching. He also discusses misconceptions people have about AI and the opportunities it presents. Tune in for a riveting discussion about the intersection of AI, E-commerce, and internet marketing. In episode 365 of the AM/PM Podcast, Kevin and Perry discuss: 09:22 - Success in Real Estate and Selling 16:45 - Running Successful Events 23:30 - The Value of Networking and Collaboration 29:55 - Selling Event Recordings for Profit 34:19 - Cash Prize Incentives for Speakers 39:00 - Leveraging Email Lists for Business Success 42:06 - Artificial Intelligence And Its Impact On Internet Marketing 53:21 - Other Mindblowing AI Capabilities 57:27 - AI's Role in Various Industries 1:07:38 - Follow Perry on Facebook for Updates 1:09:46 - Kevin's Words Of Wisdom Kevin King: Welcome to episode 365 of the AEM PM podcast. My guest this week is none other than the famous Perry Belcher. If you don't know who Perry is, perry is one of the top internet marketers, probably one of the top copywriters in the world today. He's got his hands in all kinds of stuff, from newsletters to AI, to print on demand to funnels, to you name it. In marketing, Perry's either got tremendous amount of experience in it or he's heavily involved in it right now. We talked some shop today and just go kind of all over the place on some really cool, interesting topics. I think you're getting a lot from this episode, so I hope you enjoy it. And don't forget, if you haven't yet, be sure to sign up for the Billion Dollar Sellers Newsletter. It's at billiondollarsellerswithaness.com. It's totally free. New issue every Monday and Thursday. It's getting rave reviews from people in the industry and some of the top people in the industry as well as people just getting started. So it's got a little bit different take on it and just a lot of information. Plus, we have a little bit of fun as well in the newsletter. So hopefully you can join us at billiondollarsellers.com. Enjoy today's episode with Perry. Perry Belcher, welcome to the AM/PM Podcast. It's an honor to have you on here. How's? Perry: it going, man, Dr King, esquire at all. I'm doing great, buddy, I'm doing great. I'm just trying to survive this hot, hot, hot summer that we're all having, you know. Kevin King: Well, you're out there in Vegas. Y'all had floods, right. I was seeing some stuff on TikTok, like some of the casino garages and stuff were flooding. Perry: Yeah, there were some floods out here, so it's been. We got like years worth of rain in two days or something like that, they said, which we could stand. It didn't hurt. But the hot weather out here is just the way that it is. You get used to it after a little while. Kevin King: Yeah, it's the same in Austin. It's like 108, I think today, and I know you know, football season just recently started and everybody's complaining that they're doing a game. One of the first games was in the middle of the afternoon, like 2.30 in the afternoon and like man, half these people are going to be dying out there, you better have some extra medical. You know supposed to do these things at night in Texas during September. Perry: My kid did in the middle of the day and he had some days that they were kids passing out, you know. So I don't miss the heat in Austin. I'll take the heat in Vegas instead. It's different kind of heat to me. Kevin King: Yeah, it's not. It's more of a dry heat, not that, not that human heat that we have here. I'll take it so for those. There's some probably some people listening that don't know. They're like who's this? Perry Belcher character? I never heard of this Perry Belcher guy and if you haven't, you've probably been living on a rock in internet marketing, because Perry Belcher is one of the living legends out there and when it comes to internet marketing, it's not just he dabbles on Amazon, but it's Amazon's just a little piece of what he does. He does a ton of other stuff. So, and you've been doing this since you're like, you've been an entrepreneur since you're like I don't know, three years old. I heard you selling hot dogs. I mean, you've pretty much done, everything from run from selling hot dogs to running, I don't know jewelry, pear shops or something, to having little kiosk in the mall, to crazy kind of stuff. I mean, just for those that don't know who the heck you are, just give a little bit about your background. Perry: Sure, I'm world famous in Kazakhstan. I started out, you know, I grew up really poor in little town in Kentucky, paducah. It's a sound of dead body makes when it hits the floor. And I'll as soon as I could. I stayed there until I could drive. I could drive a car. I got the heck out of there and went to the big city, nashville, you know, and I got into, you know, early on I got into retail and I owned 42 jewelry stores. At one time when I was really, really young, before I was old enough to buy beer, I owned 42 jewelry stores. Isn't that crazy? That's crazy. Not that I didn't buy beer, but as long as I was legally buying beer Exactly. You know. So I was in retail. I went out of, you know, eventually I made three different runs and retailed it, Okay, and then I got into manufacturing. I found I really enjoyed manufacturing Great deal. I still do a lot of manufacturing, as you know and then along, I guess about 1997, for those young whippersnappers that were born about then that are on in your Amazon crowd right In 1997, they invented this thing called the interwebs and Jeff Bezos started a store called Amazon and I sort of got. I sort of got all caught up in the web thing. And you probably don't know this story. It was a true story, Kevin. I got a call from Jeff Bezos when I owned craftstorecom, so this was in probably 1998 or 1999. I got a personal call from Jeff Bezos wanting to talk to me about buying craftstorecom and rolling it into the Amazon family. And then they were only selling books, they were bleeding I don't even know $100 million, a quarter, or some crazy number. And I'm like dude, you're, I'm reading about you, you're losing money, I'm making money. You know, I think you got this reversed. I probably should buy you. I swear to God, I said that. Yeah yeah, I said that that was about best I can figure about a $750 million mistake. Kevin King: Well, it's funny you say that, because I mean we go back, we're old school when it comes to way, before you know all this internet marketing craze. We were doing old school marketing, you know, by by putting a postage stamp on an envelope and sending it out. And I remember I have a couple of similar stories back around that same time, early late 90s, early 2000s. The guy at MySpace had just started somewhere around in there and those guys reached out to me. I had a newsletter, an online newsletter going at the time, and they reached out to me to do something and I turned. I just ignored them. I was like what's this MySpace thing? I never heard of it. Perry: I did the same thing with Jim Barksdale. You know who that was. Yeah, yeah, barksdale wanted to buy one of my companies and I blew them off, and he was Netscape you know they also used to do back you might remember this back. Kevin King: I had several different websites and to get traffic back before there was Google and all these. You know, this SEO and all this stuff is basically as Alta Vista and you know, I love that, I love that Yahoo and all these guys and you could just just by putting stuff in the meta tags, you'd rank, you know on top of the crap out of yeah. You put a text down at the bottom and all the good, all the good, all the good all the good, all that kind of stuff. But I one of the things, what you might remember this there is what's called ring sites. So in order to get traffic, you go to some guy would figure out how to get people to his site and then it would be like next or previous, and you'd hit a button and it would go to the next, previous, and then we had a newsletter that was doing about 250,000 emails a day back before can spam and all that stuff and to get traffic to it. You know, we were getting on Howard Stern Show when he was on terrestrial radio and we were doing all kinds of crazy stuff. But I was working with a site called BOMAS B-O-M-I-S and they had one of these ring sites and we they were like one of our top sources of traffic and I just remember there's two guys there running out of their apartment or something. I talked to one of them. This is like probably around 2000 or so, ish, 2001. He said, hey, you're going to be dealing with me from now on. My buddy is moving on. I'm like all right. I said James is moving on. I said, ok, cool, what's he going to do? He said I don't know, some sort of encyclopedia or something. I'm not sure what he's going to do. He's got some some crazy idea. Turns out it was Jimmy Wells from Wikipedia. I was actually working with Jimmy Wells from Wikipedia before he was Jimmy Wells from Wikipedia. Isn't that crazy? It's crazy, I mean the stories that we can tell from the early days of the Internet. Perry: When I look back, I just can't. You know my buddy's favorite saying, and I've adopted this I can't believe how stupid I was two weeks ago. You know like you. Just you just realize you know just the boneheaded stuff that you did when there was so much opportunity. The first domain I ever bought this was like just when domain registrations came out I bought formulas, the number four you oh wow com, the most worthless domain anyone could ever own, when I could have probably bought internet.com Pretend to buy anything and I bought the most boneheaded stuff. You know. Kevin King: Well, you remember the guy that he got in early he bought was at sex.com or something for, like you know, 10 bucks or whatever it cost to register it back then before there was a go daddy, yeah, and remember the fight like 20 years ago over that domain because it became like the most valuable domain on the entire Internet or something. Remember that huge fight about that. Perry: It was. It was crazy, but I know there's been a bunch of those stories. Man, I've got some friends that really did well buying domain real estate early on. I bought a lot. I mean I've, over time, I still think domains are a bargain. I really do Most. For the most part, I own stuff like sewing.com and makeuptutorials.com and diyprojects.com. I still own some big stuff that we operate and I own a bunch of other big stuff that we don't operate and you know I'm buying after markets. Now I bought conventions.com for a little over $400,000 two weeks before COVID Boy. That timing was extraordinary. You know what could go wrong. Conventions are impervious to depression and so anyway, yeah, so I started buying. You know I got a manufacturing and I immediately saw the benefit of online selling because you could cut out all the different layers of middlemen in the in between the consumer and the manufacturer. So I've been a manufacturer selling direct to consumer for a long time. And then I got. I got in business with Ryan Dice. After I got in a lot of trouble, almost went to jail in the supplement business scares me to death to this day. You know I lost everything I had, almost went to the clink, and when that all got settled out I went to business with Ryan Dice and we he turned me on really to the information selling world. Kevin King: How'd you guys meet up? Was it at some events, or did you just meet up? Yeah, we met up. Perry: Yeah, I'll tell you, the story is pretty funny story. So we met at a Yonix Silver event. We went to dinner with, you know, all these millionaires, you know in the room, the millionaire mastermind people, and we went to this big dinner and we had like 20 people at the dinner and when the check came it was like, well, I only had a salad, well, I only had the soup, and you know they're all dividing up checks and crap. And I'm like, come on and Ryan looked at me and I looked at him. He said do you just want to pay this bill and get the hell out of here? And I said, yeah, so we split the bill. And that's how we became friends, how we met. And then, you know, when I we knew each other through Yonix and then when I got in trouble in the supplement business, I mean, I had loads of friends when you're, when you're now and when you're when you're netting out half million dollars a month and you're flying all your friends on private jets, the Thomas and crap on the weekends, boy, you got lots of friends, you know. And as soon as the money ran out, well, guess what? The friends ran out. You know, you know everything was, you know. Nobody knew who I was. Then, you know, and Ryan called me and said hey, man, I got this business in Austin. It's doing a couple million dollars a year. If you'll come help me run it, I'll give you half of it. Oh, wow, and we did $9 million in the first seven months. Kevin King: And that was a digital marketer. For those of you that don't know, that's correct. Perry: Yeah, it was called touch tone publishing then, but eventually we rebranded it became digital marketer and then out of digital marketer came traffic and conversion summit and out of traffic and conversion summit came the war room mastermind and we ran all three of those for years. And digital we sold a TNC to a Claire and Blackstone Blackstone group about four years ago, I guess. Then I sold my interest in digital marketer to Ryan and Ryan, roland, richard about two years ago and then we dissolved war room about a year ago I guess they were going a different direction and and Kossim Islam and Jason Flylon I started driven mastermind so but yeah, it was a great, great run with. Those guys are super good, guys are super, super smart and we were business partners for 14 years long time. It's a long. That's a you know outlast a long time. Kevin King: That's a long time in this business longer than all my marriages, almost divine, you know. So going just down. We'll talk about some of those in just a second, but just down that back what? What got you in trouble in the supplement business was it claims that you just didn't realize you couldn't be. Yeah, what was the it? Perry: was kind of a combination. I was. I was legitimately a pharmaceutical manufacturer. We were an FDA pharmaceutical manufacturer. I got all the licensure and all that I got in trouble with the state had nothing to do with the federal. They called in federal, they called in DA, they called in everybody, like guys. Everything he's doing is correct. But the state took issue to some claims and what ended up happening? They realized that they had not. The thing is, once the state gets their tentacles into you and have your money, you know it's really hard to get rid of them, right? They're like a tick. But. But at the end of the day, the only thing that that that they actually that stuck was something called ways and measures. So that meant that my equipment wasn't precise enough to put the exact amount of product per bottle. So let's say it says it's two ounces right, mine might be 2.1 or 1.9 ounces right, and that's there's. There are state laws about that. They're called ways and measures laws. They're governed by the people who manage gas pumps, if you could believe it. But out of everything that they originally said that I was doing, they dropped everything else and that was the only thing that actually, at the end of the day, was it? But I had to settle it and they got all my money and all my stuff and left me three million dollars in debt. And when, when I went to Austin and we hustled hard, you know, for a couple of years, and I paid all that off, I didn't file bankruptcy on it and it was hilarious because I threw a Perry's broke party. Yeah, about two years in, when I got to zero, I got back to just broke. I wasn't three million dollars, right. I threw a giant Perry's broke party as maybe one of the most fun parties we've ever had. It was a little you're in. Kevin King: Austin's, you do that out at Willie Nelson's ranch. Because, I was tapes, remember he did that when he got in trouble for seven million bucks and he did some sort of big ass fundraising party out. He has this like old ranch out West of Texas, west of Austin that's. It's got a studio lot on it, basically an old. Perry: House. Then I just had it right over the house and we had a big pool party and, oh my Lord, so many drunk people. It was a lot of fun, it was good time, so I got a lot of friends at Austin and you'll talk digital marketer. Kevin King: the conference from like. I think the first one's a few hundred people to what the? Now it's five, six thousand people, or yeah, we get the biggest internet for if you're an internet marketing, yeah, just in in general, it's not just Amazon, it's like across the board, it's the biggest one out there, I think. Perry: Yeah, before the year before COVID, I think we had the biggest year was seventy two hundred. Oh wow, seventy two hundred, seventy eight hundred, I can't remember. They thought we were going to ten thousand the next year and they rented the Coliseum in San Diego instead of the hotels. And then, of course, covid yeah, and it was just a you know, two or three years we had sold just prior to that. So have we not have sold that first year of COVID? I think was probably around a five million dollar loss, but they had clear and had insurance for it, fortunately. So I don't think they. I don't. I don't know the exact damage, but I know it would have probably wiped us out and we've been because we had a refund. Tickets with In the venue would not have soft to hook and I was a big bunch of crap when it comes to running conferences. Kevin King: I mean, I do my billion dollar solar summit. You do your events now, like you do. You've done the couple AI summits, you've done the Perry's weird event or whatever. You do quite a different things. You have the Whatever, whatever, whatever. You done like three of those which are fascinating. You do, you know, you have the driven mastermind and you're involved with digital market and our space. There's a ton of people it's almost gotten through Events for Amazon sellers, like everybody. Everybody in their dog wants to have an event and the vast majority of them suck. There's like seven people there they can't sell tickets that are losing their shirt. Very few of them actually make money. What is the key actually, if you want to do an event or you're thinking about that to actually making these things work, is it the long term play you gotta have? The upsell is at the. Perry: Well, events, events are very, very much an uphill battle. That's the reason. When you go to sell one, they have a lot of value. If you go to, if you build an event to a thousand, two thousand people, it has a lot of value in the exit market because once an event hits a certain inflection point, they're insanely profitable. So you're so, like digital market, we lost money On TNC for probably the first four years that we did it. But the way we made up for it, we filmed all of the sessions and we sold them as individual products. So we built all of our. We had a thing that really made that thing magical, because every session had to be good enough to sell as a product. So it made the event itself, you know, great because you had to have executable do this, do this, do this, do this. It couldn't just be a fluffy talk, right. Every talk had to be good enough to sell as a product when Ryan and I were doing them. So for the first three or four years we didn't make hardly any money, but we generated a lot of product out of that. We sold throughout the year. So we, you know, we did make money a couple million dollars a year From the product sales and then over time, as the attendance goes up, the ticket prices tend to go up. You start at really low ticket prices and you ratchet ticket prices up as the event gets bigger and bigger, bigger, and you start taking on sponsors and we basically got to the point by the time that we sold. You don't really want to sell right, because the sponsors were paying for 80 90% of the cost to put on the event. Tickets were you then over a thousand dollars a ticket? We were selling 7000 tickets. You didn't really need to sell, you know, because you the event was paid for by the sponsors. The ticket sales money was just free money. And then whatever you do at the event, you know in sales is even more free money. But when you look at companies like Clary on the by these things, they don't care about the product creation, they don't care about selling at the event, they only care about tickets and they make a lot of money on hotel rooms. So they so in when, when they're promoting they got a lot of cash, so they'll buy all the hotel rooms in downtown San Diego a year before we, right before we, now we announced the dates, they buy all the rooms and then when you're buying your room from bookingcom or American Express or whatever, you're actually buying that ticket from Clary on, because Clary on in a lot of cases bought all the rooms in the city for $120 a night and then a year later you're paying 350 on AmEx and they just pay AmEx a commission, a 20% commission. Kevin King: That's different than the way when I do like for a billion dollar so much in order to not have to pay you know, $3,000 to turn the Internet on in the ballroom, or to have to per day, or from not having to pay for the ballrooms or this or that. We have to do guarantees. Rather than buying the rooms up front, we have to guarantee that we're going to put 50 butts in the in these beds or whatever. If we don't, we get penalized, you know, yeah, right. Perry: We did a little bit different model. Yeah, we did, we did too. You still have room blocks, you know, and the killer and the killer in the convention businesses contract negotiation and room blocks. You know, if you can get room blocks down, we did one recently at the ARIA and I didn't have a room block anywhere because the ARIA surrounded by like eight hotels within walking distance, so there's no reason to book a room block. Everybody could stay where they wanted within that complex and the room blocks Everybody could stay where they wanted within that complex. And then we got together and it didn't. It didn't create the problem, but you know they get you. Would they charge you more for F&B? So they, they're going to get you right. So I've got my own event center now I've got a 50 person event center. I think we're going to expand to 100 people and and I really prefer having smaller workshops anyway, they're they're more intimate, they're more effective and if you're going to sell something else to the attendees, the smaller the room, the higher your conversion rates will always be if you're offering something to the attendees. Kevin King: That's true, yeah, so then you took it from there to the mastermind you did the war room for a long time and I know my buddies, Manny and Guillermo, at Helium 10. They joined the war room about two years into working on helium 10. They said that was the number one life changing thing that they did. Perry: They killed it to that. Kevin King: I don't know the numbers, but I know it's. I see what he's spending and what he's doing, so I'm like it's some serious numbers. But they they attribute that to war room, because there was some. Y'all did one event and I think it was in Austin, actually around 2018 ish, and it was all about system. Whatever the talk was on that one, because they're quarterly, they were quarterly deals. I think it was all about systemizing and getting out your way and like cutting all the riffraff. I don't, but they said that was. It was game changing for them and made them tens of millions of dollars. So, but to join a war room was what 30 grand, I know driven was what you have now which I've been driven 30 grand. Perry: Yeah, I've been to. Kevin King: I've been to driven. I went to the one back in July which was excellent out in LA and and I love going to these. Those of you are listening. You know this is not an Amazon conference. A lot of us go to Amazon conferences, but I think the best conferences for me are actually the non Amazon conferences, because I go into something like a driven where there's yeah, there's a handful of Amazon people there, but there's also a bunch of Facebook people. There's also a bunch of domain people, there's SEO people, there's people that you know just have some sort of a shop in Baltimore that you know do internet marketing and you, you meet this range of people and for me it's brainstorming sessions. I'm uninterrupted. You know if I'm watching stuff online, even the recording of that, you know I got phone calls coming in, the dogs barking. You know wife's nagging, whatever it may be. You're interrupted. But you're sitting in a room from nine to five, obviously not in the room. You're sitting in a room From nine to five listening to people, these people talking a lot of it. You might already know, some of it may be new to you, but you're just in there. One guy says something, perry says something, and then Kazim says something, and then Jason says something, and whoever else the speaker says something, you start going. If I put all these things together and I can do this for my business, holy shit, this is freaking incredible. And so that's. These people look at me. And why the heck would I pay 25 or 30 grand to be in some sort of event? And if in the Amazon space, I personally wouldn't, because I'm going to be the one delivering most of the value in a lot of cases. And so why would I pay to join something? They should be paying me to come to it. But when you go to something where it's a cross section of people in the marketing world that all think like you but they do different things, I think that's the most valuable thing, would you? Would you agree? Perry: I think honestly, I think in a good mastermind and that there's that good being in parenthesis and a good mastermind. I don't think you can lose money. I think it's almost impossible. I've made money in every mastermind I've ever been in you just, I like the idea of the diversity, right. I might learn something from a guy in the funeral industry that can be applied to somebody that's selling weight loss, right. You never know. And you know my benefit. I guess I've been around a long time, like you, kevin, I've been around the block a bunch and I've been fortunate enough to work with like hundreds and hundreds and hundreds of businesses Pretty intimately in the, in the, the war room and now driven setting, and you know I get to see what's working and what's not working from like a 10,000 foot view inside all these businesses. So for me personally it's a great benefit that I get to learn something from really diverse. You know I learned the other day I was talking to a friend of mine, a client, that that they're in the, they sell online, that you book an appointment, you know they call you in, whatever, and they're in an industry that I have no interest in, no knowledge of, right. But they figured out that if they once somebody's booked an appointment, if they put a zoom, a live zoom, on the thank you page with somebody sitting there going hey, kevin, so glad you booked your appointment. By the way, jimmy can take you right now if you want, right. That one thing those, those people are coming in that way, or converting nine times higher than the people who book a normal sales call. And the beautiful thing now is. Kevin King: You can do that with AI. There's tools with AI where you could actually, when they fill in that form I'm registered, I'm Kevin air dot AI and all that yeah, several and one that you could actually and you could put in you upload a spreadsheet or tie it into. You know, through an API to your, your cell system, that Jenny is available and it can actually, as I'm typing in, kevin King it's in the background recording a video with with Perry saying hey, hi, kevin, this is Perry. I glad you just signed up. Jenny's available right now. It's all automated and all like holy cow how to help her is just sitting around it and you know the conversions on that go through the roof. Perry: Oh, they're nutty and but that's something I learned from a person who's in the like the the trauma they. They serve trauma psychiatrists, that's their market and I'm like I would never know that in a million years. Right, but but how many other businesses or clients of mine could that one tactic be applicable to? The answers? A lot, right, so you. So, when you go into those rooms where you know to be in driven, you got to be doing at least a million a year, but I think our average is around seven million a year gross and, and some you know up to, you know there's there's some hundred million dollar Folks and big players in there. There's some big players there, but you but nobody's stupid, right? You're in a room full of really, really smart people when they're basically telling you what they're doing. I joke about. I get paid for people to tell me. I get paid for really smart people to tell me what they're doing. That's really working and what I right, what a great gig I got right. But, yeah, we've been doing it for a really long time there. Those groups masterminds are hard to keep together and Keep happy and all that there because they are, because they're intimate, people share a lot of details and sometimes you have personality, kind of little things. This is crazy nutty stuff. That happens that you, the only problem with those things are just, they're a, they're a bit to, they're a bit to manage and you know that, as far as the 30 grand goes, or 50 grand, or 70. I know a lot of people charge. I know a buddy mine charge is 70,000 a year. You know we act like that's a lot of money but everybody's got an idiot on their payroll that there's a more than 30 grand to, I promise you. Everybody does. Everybody has a dodo on their payroll that they should have fired a long time ago but he brings the doughnuts or something and you don't farm that. Would you rather have that dodo licking stamps four hours a day or would you rather, you know, have access to some of the smartest people and your peers and you know really Really that? Keep you accountable, keep you on your toes and keep you up to date, because we do a call every week along with the meeting. So I I'm not pitching it down, I don't. This is sound like I'm hey, go buy my thing, but no matter what the industry you're in, get into a mastermind group. If you can, it'll one that you can afford. Kevin King: You know ours is out of reach for most people because they're they're not because it's they can afford it, because they just don't meet the minimum sales, like you said, like you know, if you're at a one million and you said the average is around seven, you know, for 30 grand a year, all you need is one, one little idea, one thing, just you, just the ROI could be immense on just one thing. Perry: I've heard a hundred times and I got all my value for the year within the first two hours. The first meeting yeah, you know, I've heard that so many times because this Kevin King gets up and talks and says something really smart and you go. Well, that was worth it, right, I got. I learned a thing that I didn't know and and, like you said, when you're doing, the beauty is the reason we don't take people that aren't doing a lot of money yet. It's hard to ROI. But if you're already doing let's say you're doing seven million a year and you get an idea that gives you a 5% bump, right, let's 350 grand, yeah for an idea. And you, you know, you're in for a year. You're in for 52 calls and four live meetings and Intensives and networks and private calls and all kinds of stuff. It's you know and I'm not saying for us, just for any man mind if you get a good mastermind, you can't lose money if you, if you have a good enough business already that you can ROI. Kevin King: One of the things that you do that's really cool too is, like you said. You know, with digital market and I agree that you know you're recording it, turning it into content you do that now. Well, you'll do a Like that, the weird event you you straight up say, hey, come out to this thing. Yeah, it's gonna be a hundred of you here, but I'm recording this. I'm gonna turn this into a product. Yeah, you turn it into six products. You know, and I didn't with my billion dollar seller summit. I didn't used to record those, but now that's half the prop. That's where the actual the profit is. It's actually in recording it and then selling it to the people that didn't come. But one of the cool things that you do, like it driven and some of your other events your AI event you did this. I think you do it. Probably pretty much everyone I've ever been to is at the end you say get the kick the cameras out of the room, turn everything off. Let's grab a bottle of wine. You sit up with the stage. You might bring a couple other your partners or the couple other speakers and it's just two hours, three hours. They're just shooting the shit of Q&A and, yeah, stuff that comes out of that Alone pays for the entire event. Perry: Yeah, the unplugged we've we've been doing unplugged forever because at the end of most events, you know, you still have unanswered questions and I don't want people to have unanswered questions. But also some people just don't want to talk about, they don't feel comfortable talking about the particulars of their business on camera. Yeah, so you know, if they because you know, sometimes a lot of my students are also Gurus, right, and you know how gurus are they don't want to tell you that. Well, they don't want to tell you that they're having a hard time making the lease payment on Because they're pretty ill, hurt their image, right, I talk about all of my screw ups and Almost going to jail and going broke and all it, because you know it's real, that's the real of people. But but a lot of the guru guy, well, I can't say that because it was just destroying my image. So I like doing unplugged sessions a lot of times because they people feel a little more comfortable talking about their challenges and Without feeling like it changes their position. And I think sometimes, just, you know, people don't want to ask their question on a microphone in front of a thousand people for fear of embarrassment. And what if my questions? A dumb question. So when you're just sitting down Slugging back a beer and you know chatting they feel more comfortable asking the questions. They probably should be asking it we I've done that as a policy for a really long time. We do wicked smart and we do unplugged, and those are the two. You know we always ask for the best idea in the room, and that that was a funny story. Wicked smart was invented the first year that Ryan and I did Traffin conversion summit. We programmed three days worth of content for a three-day event and At 11 o'clock on the third day we were out. We'd have anything else to talk about. We actually we had miscalculated our time and we have anything else to talk about. So we went to lunch and we said man, we got to fill all afternoon. What are we gonna do? And and and I don't know if Ryan or I are together, I think we pretty much together we came up with the idea let's just challenge people to come up and tell us the smartest thing They've learned in the last six months and how it affected their business, and let's give whoever gives the best idea. And I think the first person that came up, ryan or I won Jeff Mulligan's, a good friend of ours and he's from as a former boss tonight lives in New Hampshire and he always says wicked smart, that's wicked smart, you know. And yeah, and the first person came up and they did their thing was whoo, that's wicked smart and that's stuck. And that's how wicked smart got started. But we never did unplugged. I used to do unplugged with Andy Jenkins at Stompernet years ago when I would. I used to go speak for them every now and then and one of the things that I did was really, really cool was called unplugged and we just Andy and I, would sit down on the edge of the stage. I don't, andy was brilliant. I don't know if you ever knew him or not. He was absolutely a really really brilliant guy and he and I would sit on the edge of the stage and talk to people for hours. You know it was a lot of fun. So I kind of picked that up from Andy. Kevin King: Yeah, I do that at the billion dollar source. I'm not do a hat contest, so the last day, what well? I do two things. I incentivize the speakers to bring it, so I put a cash prize on the speakers. So, because I don't want them doing the same presentation they just did it three other conferences or same thing they talked about on podcast I want them to bring their a game, so I put a five thousand dollar cash prize on the first and twenty five hundred on second. It's voted on the last day. I'm ineligible. I always speak last, so I'm ineligible. But all the other speakers that I invite after the last one spoke, everybody votes On who they thought was the best speaker, deliver the best value, and then that person gets five grand. So it's become like an honor to do that and then, as a result, everybody is bringing next level stuff that they normally wouldn't talk about. Because, and then I publish the list of the and you know, if there's 15 speakers I Public, I start at number 10. I don't show number 11 through 15. I want to embarrass somebody totally, but I start at number 10 and go backwards and announce them up like it's. You know, like it's a billboard top 100 or something, casey casem or whatever and it works really really well because Everybody's. If you're not in the top 10 of a speaker, you're like you know you didn't do so well, you didn't resonate, and then you're not coming back if you need a spelling of my name for the check. You've been involved in AI for like seven years before. It was the cool thing to do, I think probably six yeah, probably six years. Perry: I got. I spoke on AI at the largest TNC, that one before COVID. I spoke on AI and showed Jarvis and Well said labs and a bunch of those before Anybody or anything, and and everybody in the room was just blown away by it and I feel certain they didn't do anything at all when the dog, you know. But I was using it for copywriting and we were building services For and like this AI bot that were it'll be after this Heirs, but but this AI bot, you know, we're really concentrating more on the business models that you can apply AI to. So the first AI bot summit was all about Opening people's minds up to it, so they understood what it was, understanding how to use the tools and and really just grasping this. One thought of If you had 10,000 really smart people willing to work for you 24 hours a day for free, what would you have them do? That's always my question, because with AI and a little bit of robotics, that's what you have. You have an unlimited amount of Robotic slaves to do your bidding right, whatever you want, and they don't take breaks and they don't break up with a boyfriend and they don't sue you for, you know, workplace compliance issues and all that stuff and, and you're gonna see, I think it's already happening. It's just people aren't exposed to it in mainstream yet, but Corporate is projecting like huge profits over the next few years as they Diminish the amount of workers, physical workers they haven't replaced with AI Elon Musk whether you like him or not, you know, cut the workforce at Twitter by 90% and arguably, the experience for the end user hasn't changed. Kevin King: Yeah right, yeah, it's, it's your event back in just to tell a quick little story. Then we'll go into this. But your event back in April. You're showing some business uses. You know you're talking about the army of 10,000. You showed something about a. You know here's a building, the payroll of this building and use AI and the payroll goes from I don't know some crazy number of a million dollars a month to 86 dollars a month or what some exaggerate there. Perry: It's the Empire State Building and the payroll. The daily payroll in the Empire State Building is about I I'm gonna paraphrase, I don't remember the numbers, but it's about a million dollars or more a day and the average worker output 750 words of text a day in white collar America. So if you translate that into the cost of open AI to generate the same 750 words, it's about 42 bucks, I think yeah, it's like you know it's it's in 42 I mean for all of them, not for one of all of you know 42 bucks or 92, but it wasn't much. Kevin King: It was less than less than 200 dollars, I think, to generate the same amount of work product one of the things that you talked about there were newsletters and like how AI can automate a lot of newsletters and and I'm a I'm gonna disagree with you a little bit there on where you can actually have. I think at that time you may have changed your tune now I'm not sure. But you're like let AI do all the writing, do everything. You can just put these things on autopilot and I think that's definitely possible, but the quality sucks and for the most part, unless you're just assembling links. But if, but, but. What you said there actually about newsletters got me thinking. It's backed on that same thing we're talking about earlier bringing this all together. Here is where, about going to events. It's like you know what I used to run a newsletter in the late 90s and early 2000s that we that had 250,000 daily subscribers. We crushed it as using that as a lead magnet to sell memberships, to sell physical products, to sell everything. What, if you know? And this Amazon product space, everybody's always trying to build audiences and they're always like go build a Facebook group, go Create a blog post and you, as you know, the most valuable asset in any business as your customer list, your email list, your Custom list and be able to use that when you want, as you please. And you can't do that on social media. You have no control with algorithms on Facebook, you know, have no control over how many people see your LinkedIn post or or anything. But with an email list or a customer base database, you do. I was like, wait a second, what if we took newsletters and did this with physical products and actually to build audiences? So if I'm selling a dog products and I happen to have sustainable dog products, I'm like what if I build an audience? A dog, the dog markets half of America. That's too big. Well, if I niche that down to some people who ends dogs and sustainability, create a newsletter for them. I'm not trying to sell them anything. This is not a promotional email from my company saying, hey, look at our latest product, here's our new things. But it's more of a about the dogs, about dog training, dog tips, food tips, whatever. And then occasionally spreeking on some affiliate links To test things or you maybe even get a sponsorship. So make this thing self-sustaining and when you're ready to launch a product, you have an avid, rabid, loyal fan base to launch that product to as like this is the way to actually build things. So we I started looking into it Devoured everything you you showed about newsletters. You even set up a special tele I think it was telegram Newsletter channel, devoured everything in there. I went out, devoured everything in the newsletter space for three months, like everything is like. I already know this stuff, but I want to re educate myself on the latest tools, the latest strategies, and I just launched one In August, august 14th for the Amazon space. That's that I already have an audience there. Let me figure this out. Let me, like, figure out what are the best tools, the best systems, and then I can spread this to across multiple industries, multiple things, and that's what we're doing now and it's hugely Successful so far. And and AI is a part of that. But I'm not letting AI write it. AI is more of the, the creative side. It's how it it will rewrite something. If I'm trying to think of a headline, I'm like what's a better way to say X, y, z? I'll type in what's a better way, you know, to say we're ten ways that there are funny and catchy, in the tone of Perry Belcher, whatever it may be, to say this you know, give me all these cool ideas and then I mix and match, or sometimes it nails it, or I'll write a. I do a six you, you talked about this and one of your things the six second video, and so the beginning of every one of my newsletters is a six second, basic six second story. It's a personal story About me. It's something about me meeting Michael Jordan, spending a night with him in a sweet and Atlantic City the day before the night before he first retired, and you know it's crazy. Stories are about my divorce or about you know, so you're a naked girl on the balcony. I know it's, it's edgy, crazy story. But then I tie that back into the physical products and I'll use AI sometimes, maybe to help tweak that. Or if we got it some scientific document from Amazon about how the algorithm works, I'll use it to read the document, summarize it and then, you know, rewrite it with a human touch and add personality to it. So that's where using AI in other industries. I think it is brilliant. Most people aren't getting that right now. Most people just think of it as this is a threat to my job, this is a threat to you, this is the terminators coming to kill me and take over the world. Perry: So what about? Everything's a conspiracy theory. Kevin King: Yeah, I mean AI. I was just had just had a chat in August, so it's my father's 82nd birthday and I was sitting there for an hour explaining AI to you know, an 82 year old and a 79 year old in their mind was just, they're just was blown. They're like how do you know all this? This is, this is like science fiction movies or something, and like this is what you can do with it. And most people don't understand that. What are your thoughts on on AI right now and how people are misunderstanding or misusing and what are the best opportunities out there? Perry: Well, circling back to your newsletter thing that the AI sucks for newsletters, it depends on the kind of newsletter you're writing. Kevin King: That's what I said. If it's a link, newsletter or something, you can do it. Perry: If it's a, if it's an aggregated or what you call a link newsletter, what I call a curated newsletter, they add as a really good job at writing basically a tweet and then linking to the article, and you do that like eight or nine times and you got a newsletter. But did you see the one? Kevin King: the hustle, I think it's. They did a study. Like people are saying that. I don't know if you saw this from the hustle, but the hustle actually hired a guy, he went out and he did Let me see if I can fully automate a newsletter 100% AI so they had their programmers do some stuff and they put it out. It was about the nineties. So they would take today. You know, if today is, you know, April 6th, no, august 6th 2023, they would do August 6th 1993. What happened on that day? You know? Jurassic. Perry: Park, the whole movie. Kevin King: But the thing is it was repeating itself. The way it was writing was like all it was just you got to have, you got to have ins that. Perry: Do a final review. I mean you got to have a human still, do a final review. Yeah, we've got a system. So Chad, my partner Chad, built a software system we're about to launch actually it's called Letterman and it we manage 18 newsletters a day through it and we do it with three outsourcers. Kevin King: And the way that we do it is we hand out the we handpick what we're going to talk about. Perry: So basically, we have a bunch of API feeds that tell us these are the stories that are trending about this subject today, and then our guys can go in and just hit, click, click, yes, yes, yes, no, yes, yes, no, delay, delay, delay. So maybe for a future issue, and then it's going to pull together those links and drop them into our software and then the software reads the article and then writes a like a tweet, that tells them to go, that compels them to go read this article. The call to action is compelling them to read the article. Right? Kevin King: So that's SDO, then something really. It's a. Or is it a newsletter? It's a newsletter. Perry: So this all goes into a newsletter and basically like, for instance, financials, a great example. The capitalists is ours and we want them to be able to get the gist of, like the Wall Street Journal and three thumbs swipes. And even though we're only writing, there might be 10 links in here. Right, we're writing like 140 characters on each link, compelling you to go click the link, and AI is writing that. Kevin King: Okay. Perry: And then they're going over and reading the actual article on the original source, right, okay, so so it's expanded. Kevin King: It's an expanded judge report or something. It's exactly what it is. Perry: It's not. It's not even kind of like it. It's exactly what it is Now the opposite. That's only really useful if you have a news worthy topic. Yeah. News or financial or something that's not for entertainment, financial entertainment, sports, politics things that change every single day. But if you're in the Amazon space, you got to think about it more like a, a magazine. Kevin King: That's what I do, yeah. Perry: So what we'll do there is find a feature article or three features. Three feature articles is even better. So we'll, let's say, for instance, my things on Amazon, and I'm talking about optimizing the perfect Amazon listing, right? I don't know whatever, but I'd go find three, the three best articles I could possibly find on that subject anywhere in the world, feed them into the AI, have them read all three and then write me a new article. And oftentimes the way we keep it interesting, we have characters, ghost writers created that right in the style of whomever right. So, but I mean really detailed. But one of the things that we found, Kevin, that's killing right now that you might find is our email list. I'm on a mission to get my email list to never send a promotion ever. Kevin King: That's what I'm on to. I'm on to yeah. Perry: So the way I do it is by sending out content, so like Perry might send out an email. You're doing it every day right now. Kevin King: I get an email from you every day on copywriting Big, long email right. Yeah, big long. No, I save them. They're valuable. I mean, some of them go into my swap file. Perry: It's a subtle. Kevin King: It's a subtle like you're staying top of mind. You're doing it. Dan Kennedy does it right now and there's a couple others. He's doing that with Russell, but I and they're valuable. You can just read that and never do another thing. But it's you're staying top of mind and then you'll put in something OPS, remember the AI summits coming or whatever that stuff works. Perry: But what's about to happen with those lists and we're doing another list right now is, once you open that thing about headline writing right, I can fire off a straight up promotion to you. Kevin King: Yeah, you're segmenting based on what I click and what I do open and read Instantly. Perry: So you're opening reading my article, right? So you just read my article about headlines and then the. Then you close that article down close that email. The next email in your queue is from me going hey, fibs, copywriting course is 50% off today. Great deal, and you're already so pre-framed to that. The open, the open rate on that second email is like 70 to 80%. Yeah, yeah, we're doing that. Kevin King: We're going to do that in the product space, where we will watch what people click and if they're always looking on the docs and story, we'll start feeding them more docs. And there's a tool out there, there's a what. There's a tool that does this for the AMA right now, that that does newsletters, where it automated it watches everything and automatically get basically creates a personalized feed in a newsletter we want to Instagram. Perry: We basically want to Instagram the newsletter business. So if you're only opening dots and stuff, then we want to deliver dots and stuff to you. If you're only delivering lip plumper articles, then we want to deliver a lip plumper off offers to you and and make the newsletter more lip related. Kevin King: If that's your thing you're into in a makeup space, we're talking about it for newsletters, for you know Amazon sellers, but you can do this for physical products. You can do this for any industry and then leverage off of that. You see that they're always by clicking on the docs and ads. Then you start driving them to your print on demand docs and t-shirts, or you start driving them to Amazon to buy docs and bowls or whatever it's there's a guy that sells drones on Amazon. Perry: You should have a drone newsletter. You know. You absolutely should have a drone newsletter. We say when, when Perry and I are talking about newsletters there's a big misconception in my mind. Kevin King: Maybe you have a little bit different take on it, but so many people have what they call a newsletter. You go to their website you know the drone maker, sign up for our newsletter and the newsletter is nothing but a promotional email. It's like hey, we just announced two new parts. We just announced this to me. That's not a newsletter. That's a good one. That's not a newsletter. Perry: That's a good one. You're not going to get deliverability on it either I mean a newsletter provides value. Kevin King: It's like 95% value, 5% promotional. It's valued, something you want to get it to where people look forward to getting it, not, oh God dang. I just got another freaking email from drones. Or us Delete, delete, delete. They like I got to open this because they may have some cool tactic in there on how to fly my drone, you know, or in heavy winds, or whatever. Whatever it may be. That's where you got to be thinking when you're doing this, and AI is a great tool. And I always remember something you said when just as a quick aside here, it's a quote I often re-quote you on this and credit to you but you always said, when it comes to selling products on Amazon, people don't buy products on Amazon. They buy photos, absolutely, and so can you talk about just for the Amazon people. Perry: Nobody can buy a picture. Nobody can buy anything on the internet. It's impossible. All you can do is buy a picture or something that's. Or if you're writing copy, you're creating a mental picture of a thing, right? So yeah, I'm a big believer in product photography being a giant piece of what you do and making something that's demonstrable. If you can actually show how it works in a 30 second video clip, I think that's different than anything. You know that works more powerfully than anything, because you've got to, and design I think you're seeing now is becoming more and more important the quality of your design, because we don't have any way to trust companies, right? You don't really have a way. It used to be the old Dan Kennedy world and Dan at the time was right. You know, ugly sells and pretty doesn't, right? The truth is today, pretty outsells ugly, and that's just. We've proved it eight times, eight times over. Pretty outsells ugly, and especially if you're selling a physical good, right? So don't skimp on the amount of money you spend on photography and photo editing and all those things. I was in was in Kevin interesting thing I was in Guangzhou, China, and I went to this illustration company. They do illustrations, you know. Have you been to? You've been to Yiwu before? Yeah, I've been able. Ok, so you know, upstairs in Yiwu, like on the fourth and fifth floor, it's all service companies, web companies, and I found a company up there and they were doing watches so they would take a watch. You can't take a good enough photograph of a watch for that photograph to actually work in a magazine. It's an impossibility. So what they do is they take a picture of the watch and they pull it into an illustration computer and then there's a program just for jewelry that has all of these textures and paint brushes and all that and they actually build the watch on top of the photo. They build an illustration of the watch and if you ever pick up a magazine and really look at, get a magnifying glass and look at the picture of the Rolex on the back right, you can see where there's an illustration piece cut here or there. You don't see any of the photo. They completely overlay it. But sometimes it takes these guys two weeks to set on illustrator and replace every little pixel dot. Everything is a vector and then they send that off and that. Kevin King: But now AI can do a lot of that. Perry: Yeah, I don't know how much I would trust it to do that, but yeah, it probably can. It can certainly enhance the photos a lot. You're seeing AI photo enhancement become a really big deal. Have you seen that thing that takes? I mentioned it at AIBotson. I'm trying to think of the name of it now Topaz. Kevin King: Yeah. Perry: Topazai. Well, you can take your old video footage and it'll turn it into 4K footage. It looks pretty doggone good. I mean, you take an old piece of footage that you shot 10 years ago and you run it through there and it'll give you a whole face lift and make it really appear to be a 4K footage. Kevin King: Yeah, as Remini does that for photos, you can have some old photo or even something you downloaded, some stock image you downloaded online. It's kind of low res because they want you to go pay for the high res. Just download the low res, run it through Remini and it'll upscale it. And upscaleio is another one. There's a bunch of them and some of it's like holy cow. This is amazing stuff. Perry: Another year from now, probably most of the things that we're using services for now will be you know you don't have to. We're making a lot of money right now in the Philippines by our outsource company uses AI to do things for people. So if you wanted an illustration of a product or whatever, you could send it to man. We're going to charge X for that, but we're actually going to use tools that cut our labor time down by 80, 90%. We haven't got it to where we can cut it all the way out yet and we still hire art directors. You know, really, but it allows you to, instead of hiring 30 B minus designers and you know an art director, you use AI and you get three or three or so, three or four really high level art directors and you don't need all the carpenters anymore. Right, and if you've seen the way they're building houses now, with the brick laying machines and all that all the carpenters, all the framers that won't be a profession in another 24 months. Kevin King: Well, that's the scare I think that general public has when it comes to AI is like, well, it's going to take my job and so I don't want that, but look what happened in the industrial revolution, look what happened when the wheel wasn't been it. People will adapt and if you don't adapt, you're going to get left behind. And I think right now, one of the biggest skills if you're listening to this and you're, you know, in high school or college or you're young and still trying to figure you need to learn how to do prompting Prompting. I think good prompting versus okay prompting can make a world of difference with AI. As this gets more sophisticated, being good at prompting is going to be a major skill set that's high in demand. Would you agree with that? 0:55:51 - Perry: I think so. It's funny though, you know. Now you can go to open AI and say write me a mid-journey prompt. Yeah you know this and use this camera lens and this but you don't want the camera lens. Kevin King: That's where photographers and artists right now are. Perry: You kind of don't. You can actually have open AI right the mid-journey prompt for you. It's crazy and a lot of people are doing that and I think that's. I think prompting is going to become easier and easier, but it's still going to require imagination. Kevin King: You know. Perry: No, no artificial intelligence engines ever going to be able to replace imagination. You know it's not going to happen. So I think that we're we're we're fine for, you know, a good long while. I don't see it being a problem, but there's good money to be made right now with just arbitrage. You know how it is, kevin. You've been around this business long enough. When, anytime, a market is inefficient, that's when all the money's made, right, and right now you got people who need things done. Nobody wants to work, right? So you know AI is just filling the slot perfectly, so we can offer services. Now that used to be. You know, like. We'll do unlimited video editing for $2,000 a month, right? Well, we're doing 90% of that video editing with AI. If we were doing it by hand, we'd have searched $10,000 a month, right, and the end of the day, the customer doesn't care. The customer's getting the desired product delivered within a timeline. They don't really care if you did it yourself or if a robot did it. And if they do care, well, it's probably not your kind of customer, right? So all the stuff that you guys go through of writing product descriptions and all your SEO, your keyword loading and your product photo enhancement and all the stuff that you do, I'd say within a year, probably. Right now, if you're studious you can do 90% of it? Kevin King: Yeah, you can, but within a year. I mean, it's been a big thing. I just was in another mastermind with a big Chinese seller. He does $50 million a year or something. He's based in China and sells into the US and he said that AI has been a leveling ground for the Chinese sellers. Perry: Yeah, of course. Kevin King: Because now they used to, you'd have all that broken English and stuff on listings or they couldn't understand the culture to write it in the right way. And he said with AI, that advantage is gone for Westerners, so you got to step up your game and now it's in. Still, you have an advantage in branding or innovation or some other areas, but it's leveling the playing field for a lot of people. Perry: Yeah, we found it. We found with Mid Journey packaging design. Kevin King: Yeah. Perry: It's been. Packaging design mockups have been amazing. We've come up with some really great packaging ideas that we wouldn't have come up with and for the most part you can send those over to your factories in China and get a reasonable. Kevin King: When people are doing that for product. Now they'll come up with a product idea like, hey, I want to make a I don't know a new dog bowl. You'll have the AI create. You know, they'll give it some parameters. It needs to be this, it needs to be slow the dog down from eating or not slip on the floor, whatever Right and have the AI create a hundred different models of it. Just boom, boom, boom. Use 3D illustrations, put that into a tool like PickFu, let people vote on it and then, you know, have the top couple. You know, go to molding and make prototypes and then do some additional testing. You couldn't do that. That's just what you can do. Now is just some of the times, sometimes almost mind boggling. Perry: And robotics have really taken down molding costs. Kevin King: Yeah. Perry: Back when you and I started, you know I want to custom mold for this. Well, it'll be $100,000. Now you know, six grand you know, whatever it lasts, you know, depending on what you're molding, but it's crazy how cheap molding costs have gotten. Kevin King: So we're almost out of time here. Actually we've gone over, but just real quick before we wrap up. What are? What would you say are three things out there that you're seeing right now that either hot opportunities that people need to be paying attention to, or three big, or maybe even three big mistakes that people are making when it comes to trying to sell physical products to people.
Welcome to another episode of Fratello On Air where we discuss our recent picks of the best watches under €5,000. We apologize for the late publishing of this week's episode, but travel is back in season. Get ready for another candid episode with our usual pre-topic banter!Recently, Balazs and I contributed to a running topic on Fratello about the best watches under €5,000. Articles like this always generate a fair amount of feedback which we greatly appreciate. We discuss our picks, some of the feedback, and how the industry has changed. In particular, some of our favorite brands are now priced out of this all-important spending cap. Still, there are some fantastic new and used watches out there.Kettle KiteThis week, we are coming to you from the Big Apple and the Big Smoke! Before getting to the kettle kite and our main topic of watches under €5,000, we talk about a recent Longines meetup in London. We also discuss how important face-to-face gatherings are to keep interest alive in vintage watches. Balazs is currently in the USA and will be for the next week. He's wearing his faithful G-Shock (similar to, but not exactly the model above). Mike is wearing a watch he has in for review, the Ollech & Wajs OW M-110 AS. It's a great watch that we will feature soon enough on the site.Our picks under €5,000Next, we come to the main topic of our favorite watches under €5,000. Mike published his article first and chose pieces from Seiko, Breitling, Nomos, and Breguet. Balazs came with his article a couple of weeks later and chose entries from Grand Seiko, Ming, and Omega. He also threw in various vintage chronograph options. We discuss why we chose these models along with some of the comments we received. Finally, we discuss how brands like Omega and Rolex no longer play in this market if we are looking at retail prices. A lot has changed within the past several years indeed!As always, thank you for listening! If you have any ideas for future shows, please feel free to let us know!
El anciano tomó el billete de lotería en sus manos y pagó lo acordado. Se consideró muy dichoso de haber hecho el negocio, y se felicitó a sí mismo por su audacia. Era un billete de la lotería del estado de Florida, Estados Unidos, premiado con medio millón de dólares. Dos individuos se lo habían vendido en siete mil dólares, diciéndole que ellos no lo podían cobrar por ser inmigrantes ilegales. Pero cuando Ceferino Cruz, de ochenta y un años de edad, se dirigió a cobrarlo, descubrió que era un billete falso. El anciano había sido engañado, y perdió todos sus ahorros. Con la moral destrozada, Ceferino se lanzó en su auto a un canal de agua, y murió ahogado. Los llamados «cuentos del tío» abundan en nuestro mundo. Tenemos el del billete premiado, el de la herencia del tío rico, el del reloj Rolex de oro, y miles de cuentos más. Estos ladrones malvados son grandes psicólogos que saben elegir a sus víctimas. Saben apelar a su codicia. La policía de todo el mundo tiene registrados millares de casos como estos. ¿Por qué cae la gente en tales engaños? Por lo que se resume en una sola palabra: «avaricia». La avaricia es el paso que le sigue a la codicia. De todos los males del hombre, tal vez el peor mal es la avaricia. La avaricia impele al hombre a ser malvado, deshonesto, inmoral y criminal. A nadie se le ocurriría poner la codicia a la par del homicidio, pero Dios sí lo hace. La declaración más fuerte que tenemos del carácter moral de Dios se encuentra en el decálogo, los Diez Mandamientos que Dios mismo le dio a Moisés. El mandamiento número seis dice: «No matarás», y el número diez dice: «No codiciarás.» La verdad es que estos mismos Diez Mandamientos también dicen: «No tomarás el nombre de tu Dios en vano», «Honra a tu padre y a tu madre» y «No cometerás adulterio.» De modo que en este importantísimo documento divino, que revela el carácter de Dios, tenemos los extremos desde «No matarás» hasta «No codiciarás». Si la codicia es un problema para nosotros, mientras no la controlemos sufriremos toda la vida a causa de decisiones torcidas. Pidámosle al Señor Jesucristo que sea el dueño de nuestra vida. Que nuestras motivaciones no obedezcan los impulsos de un corazón codicioso sino de un alma llena de la gracia de Dios. Si estamos llenos de su amor divino, tendremos éxito en esta vida. Cristo quiere ser nuestro Señor. Hermano PabloUn Mensaje a la Concienciawww.conciencia.net