June 28, 2022

Michael Girdley: Why Fireworks Are A Cash Cow and How to Operate a Holdco Worth $100 Million

Michael Girdley:  Why Fireworks Are A Cash Cow and How to Operate a Holdco Worth $100 Million

Shaan Puri (@ShaanVP) and Sam Parr (@TheSamParr) talk to tech investor and entrepreneur Michael Girdley (@girdley), about selling fireworks, how to hire great CEOs, and what it takes to operate a successful holding company.

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Show Notes:

(05:00) - How rich are you?

(08:55) - Which business is the best cash cow?

(15:40) - Waste paper mill in China

(21:30) - The anti-advice of Berkshire Hathaway

(27:05) - Hiring great CEOs

(32:50 - What it takes to run a holdco

(56:40) - Unpopular opinions


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