Fred Schmidt - based in Austin, Texas - has been a refugee and the recipient of an MBE (a very rare occurrence for a US citizen). He has a lifetime’s career at the cutting edge of music, games, media, tech and retail - rubbing shoulders with Alice Cooper, Ted Turner and…our host Dan Kirby! Find out how Fred and Dan met (it involved street wrestling in Austin) and the unique perspectives of this “bootstrap kinda guy”. In this episode, you’ll find out how to take advantage of life’s ups and downs. The value of hard work and getting out of your comfort zone. How to listen to fate and let it guide you. How to be ready for when luck comes knocking. And some clear-eyed advice when it comes to taking other people’s money.
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▷ Check out Dan's top three interviews from season 1:
How To Turn Your Worst Day Into Your Biggest Breakthrough with Dan Sullivan
From Public Speaker To Prison Cell with Peter Sage
The Power of F*ck You with Debbie Wosskow, OBE