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Each week on Athlete CEO features select excerpts from interviews with trailblazers, the elite, those at the top of their field and the best at their craft with the goal to curate the best practices that you can leverage to unlock your human capital
 
Trapped is a six part series about a group of Australian airmen stranded on Japanese-occupied Timor during the Second World War. Using diaries of the airmen, wartime records and interviews with survivors, Trapped brings to life one of the greatest stories of survival and escape of the Pacific War. A true story of leadership, courage, mateship, and, at times, cruelty and violence that played out on a remote tropical island during one of history’s bloodiest conflicts.
 
Bringing Content Alive is a podcast sponsored by Moore Media Digital Design (M2D2), part of the School of Broadcast and Cinematic Arts at Central Michigan University. This series explores the lives and experiences of electronic media participants at various stages of their careers, from students to professional educators and practitioners. Subjects range from broadcast radio to broadcast television and new media.
 
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1:50 GoWild is not just a “Facebook” for Outdoorsman. “If you post a hunting adventure [on social media], you can get trolled you can get death threats...it’s crazy. We wanted to build something that catered to this audience in ways that social media just didn’t.” 10:00 Moving from the marketing side of business to the founder side can be difficult…
 
Athlete CEO Podcast Optimizing Your Human Potential Joe Schmidt Ep. 4 Guest: Joe Schmidt, Former Notre Dame football captain, investor in Excel, a venture capital firm and he now runs strategy, sales and partnerships for Ethos Life. Twitter @joeschmidtiv On the fourth and final part of our interview with Joe Schmidt we discuss how Joe puts his high…
 
Athlete CEO Podcast 15 Minutes and a Cup of Coffee Joe Schmidt Ep. 3 Guest: Joe Schmidt, Former Notre Dame football captain, investor in Excel, a venture capital firm and he now runs strategy, sales and partnerships for Ethos Life. Twitter @joeschmidtiv 1:47 Brandon Averill on building up your network through Joe Schmidt’s advice by asking for 15 m…
 
Athlete CEO Podcast Venture Capital and the 99.9% Joe Schmidt Ep. 2 Guest: Joe Schmidt, Former Notre Dame football captain, investor in Excel, a venture capital firm and he now runs strategy, sales and partnerships for Ethos Life. Twitter @joeschmidtiv 1:51 Brandon Averill on AWM Capital and how their approach to investment mirrors that of Accel Ve…
 
Athlete CEO Podcast Skin in the Game Guest: Joe Schmidt, Former Notre Dame football captain, investor in Accel, a venture capital firm and he now runs strategy, sales and partnerships for Ethos Life. Twitter @joeschmidtiv 2:01 Brandon Averill on Ethos Life disrupting the life insurance model and the need for disruption in the insurance industry. 2:…
 
Athlete CEO with Erik Averill and Brandon Averill Separators of Success Guest: Craig Domann Twitter Instagram LinkedIn Website: https://360sportsrep.com/about-360/ Podcast: https://www.promindsetpodcast.com/ 3:00 There are seven key ingredients that someone needs to be successful: Believe in yourself You need passion for what your sport There needs…
 
Investing in Tik Tok US? AWM Insights Presented by AWM Capital For more insights, sign up for our newsletter at awminsights.com AWM Capital: IG | LinkedIn | Facebook | AWMCap.com Erik Averill: LinkedIn Brandon Averill: LinkedIn Justin Dyer: LinkedIn Investment in Tik Tok US is starting to make headlines; Erik, Brandon and Justin give you The Averag…
 
Last week, we discussed the Federal Reserve’s recent meetings where they signaled a willingness to allow a rise in inflation over the next 10-20 years. We received a lot of good feedback and follow up questions, and as a result are following up in a part two this week where we can address a few of the implications for investors. Our managing partne…
 
Athlete CEO Podcast Advice All Pro Athletes Need Former NFL TE and Super Bowl Champion Zach Miller knows firsthand how unprepared athletes are for money management and even more unprepared to enter the workforce after their playing careers. That’s why he’s decided to pursue wealth management as a career after the NFL. His goal is to help equip athl…
 
You might be familiar with the terms “inflation” and “deflation,” but do you know how they positively and negatively impact us as investors? About 2 weeks ago, the Federal Reserve held a virtual conference where they said they would be willing to let inflation run higher over a certain period of time to make up for lower inflation we’ve experienced…
 
Recent headlines are reporting massive drops in tech industry giants like Apple, which dropped last week by a little over 9% - roughly $150 billion of market value, and Tesla is down again this week after a similar fall last week. Have they reached the bottom? As we have said before – there is no crystal ball to determine that. However, there are i…
 
Athlete CEO Podcast How to Coach and How to Be Coached What makes Derek Jeter who he is? What made him great? Coach Dana Cavalea is the former Director of Strength & Conditioning and Performance for the New York Yankees. He joins Brandon and Erik Averill on Athlete CEO to discuss what goes into a “Championship Mindset” and why mental balance is a k…
 
With an estimated $44 billion worth of startups like Snowflake, Unity Software, JFrog, Sumo Logic and Amwell going from private to public right now, is it time to try and strike it rich by investing in the next unicorn company during its initial public investment (IPO) phase? If you only got your investment advice from the mainstream media, you mig…
 
Last Tuesday, the S&P 500 hit a record high after a sudden and unprecedented decline in the earlier months of the year. Much of the growth has been attributed to 5 big tech stocks, which we covered on a recent episode. As we’ve seen these 5 big tech stocks diverge, it’s made many investors ask if valuations even matter anymore? While these companie…
 
On this episode of the Athlete CEO, Erik dives into the debt side of Venture Capital with Founder, Operator, & current Chief Investment Officer of Trinity Capital, Kyle Brown. Trinity Capital provides smart debt for high growth venture-backed startups. Trinity’s portfolio is packed with successful companies including the likes of Impossible Foods, …
 
Are certain presidential candidates better for the stock market? If so, is there a “correct” party to vote for to improve the chances of stronger returns? We often hear political pundits offering advice or predictions around presidential election season, and suggest that the answer to both of these questions is unequivocally “yes.” There are certai…
 
Recently in the headlines, we’ve seen a lot of attention around SPACs (special purpose acquisition company) due to some big names in the investing world doubling down on them this year. So far in 2020, 60 of the 95 IPOs in the US have come from these SPACs and they’ve raised $24 billion further cementing them as the preferred method for going publi…
 
Kobie Fuller is the perfect venn diagram of the Athlete CEO – he was a track star at Harvard, used his background in tech to invest early in some of the top winners of emerging technologies including Oculus and Exact Target, and now works as a partner for Upfront Ventures where he continues to help discover and fund innovative tech companies. He ha…
 
Most economic news continues to point to things not looking great – including a 2nd quarter contraction of US GDP by an annual rate of 32.9%. However, the stock market still seems to have some positive moves. What’s behind the majority of the returns in the public stock market? Tech companies like Apple, Microsoft, and Google. In fact, the disparit…
 
Gold is a topic that tends to pop up anytime there’s uncertainty in the market or conversations of where the economy is headed. We’ve seen gold hit all-time highs over the past week joined with increased nervousness of the pending stimulus package in congress and upcoming elections. This has resulted in more voices who recommend investing in gold a…
 
Growing a business, serving your community, taking a leap in your career, spending time with friends and family, developing a hobby - often our interests and desires overshadow the simple fact that there are only so many hours in a day. It can be hard to find time to tackle all our goals let alone find balance and mastery in our current commitments…
 
With a looming election this fall, an ongoing global pandemic, and companies declaring bankruptcy left and right; there is currently no shortage of speculation framed as certain advice everywhere you look. Mainstream media pundits and social media influencers alike are quick to share the latest stock tip, advice on market timing, speculations on ba…
 
One of the most important distinctions we like to make with our clients is that our primary job is not only investing. We re-center our clients’ definition of success by asking them if simply investing is the goal or if it’s actually to increase their net-worth after taxes and expenses? The answer is always: net worth. Investing is really just a me…
 
As a professional athlete, all of your passion, focus, and attention is on your sport. However, whether it’s 5 years, or 20, it’s only a season of your life – what comes next? This week, Erik & Brandon are joined by Olympic legend Michael Johnson to discuss finding your passions beyond your sports career. Over his 12-year career as a professional a…
 
As you see in the major media and financial publications, earnings season is coming soon, but what does that mean for the typical investor? Articles and TV segments abound with the results and guidance of some of the best analysts in the business on their predictions of how some of the top companies are doing, but does that mean that you should be …
 
Over the last couple weeks, we've seen the return with a vengeance of volatility in the markets with some of the biggest highs and lows in history all within a short time span. With these swings, we're starting to see non-investor voices give investing advice that really boils down to gambling. The message from these media personalities is loud and…
 
In this episode of the Athlete CEO Podcast, Erik sits down with Alex Mather, the co-founder of The Athletic. Valued at roughly $500 million The Athletic has disrupted the sports media world. They dive into the vision, strategy and tactics that led to the quick rise of dominance for the Athletic in a saturated market that seemed impenetrable. Alex o…
 
With a spike in Coronavirus cases around the country, we continue to see multiple industries getting shaken including airlines, cruise ships, and travel destinations. Alternatively, we see the top tech companies (Google, Facebook, Microsoft, Apple, and Amazon) combined currently represent more than 20% of the S&P 500, which makes sense with more pe…
 
The market has continued to bring surprises. In the last couple months we've seen one of the quickest recessions to one of the quickest recoveries then suddenly last week we saw a -6% down day in the market. In tandem with this market volatility, we've also seen many big name companies declare bankruptcy followed by their stock prices skyrocketing.…
 
We have all experienced moments of being in the zone. A state of deep focus and peak performance. Unfortunately, those seem to be difficult to string together. Instead, we find ourselves more distracted and exhausted than ever before. It’s time to take back your attention and focus on what matters most. In this episode of the Athlete CEO podcast, E…
 
On last week's episode, we started our conversation on the idea of ownership by defining risk and discussing some of the rewards that come along with the different types of risk you can take. Ultimately, this can be described as the upside of ownership. This week, we'll continue with part two where we'll explore the fundamentals of ownership and co…
 
What should we be doing with our money right now? Over the last few weeks, we've covered topics that we've been asked about from our clients on real estate, private markets, and more. We've also been asked if now is a good time to consider cryptocurrency. However, these might be the wrong questions, at least in starting the conversation. Instead, w…
 
We've said that trying to predict markets is a dangerous game to play, so now that the country begins to open up - how do we answer the frequently asked question of what the market will do over the coming months? We typically start our response by revisiting why our clients are invested in the public markets in the first place. The answer should no…
 
Welcome to season 2 of the Athlete CEO podcast! In this episode, we hear from Randy Newsom of X10 Capital who discusses the idea of betting on yourself in your sports career. Prior to X10, Randy was an associate in the Sports Litigation practice of Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP. Before pursuing law, Randy had a 7-year career in the Red Sox, Indians, a…
 
In recent weeks, we've seen a lot about how the stock market seems to be rallying, but the economy is doing poorly. As a result, we've received a lot of questions about how there can be a disconnect between those two entities. When the stock market is mentioned, many refer to the S&P 500, which only makes up only 44% of the U.S. economy. Whereas, w…
 
Much of the initial emotion toward fluctuating markets has softened and our clients have begun asking great questions like "Should I invest in oil? Or real estate?" which we have been addressing the past few weeks in our Insights podcasts. This week, we wanted to focus our attention on some of the ways we do like to think about taking concentrated …
 
While many states in the U.S. are beginning to relax social distancing practices, the future is still uncertain with some still wondering if there will continue to be drastic market fluctuations. This has sparked many to wonder whether they should stay in the markets at all in the face of potentially more downturns? Why not just return to the marke…
 
Real estate is a topic that a lot of people have interest in - often from being home owners themselves. There is wide exposure to the idea of investing through real estate in tv shows, books, webinars and more. One question we've been frequently asked by our clients is if this current time is providing a unique opportunity to invest in real estate …
 
After another week of wild financial markets, we saw another historic first yesterday where the price of oil actually went negative. Does this mean you should run out to your local gas station and have them pay you to store gas? Well, no - but it does drive home an important point: You can't predict the future. At the end of the day, trying to outg…
 
In a time where it can feel like a lot of things are out of our control, there are still some things you can do that add tremendous value to your portfolio. Last week, we discussed one of the methods - tax-loss harvesting - and we'll continue this week by looking at asset location. At its core, asset location is essentially a method of managing mul…
 
On this week’s episode, we’re honored to be joined by Todd Seigler, father of Anthony Seigler – first round draft pick with the New York Yankees. We get to hear from Todd on what the draft process was like from the perspective of family members and in working through these areas together as a family. As a parent going through the draft process, it …
 
The last month has been a wild ride in the financial markets. At one point, we were down 34% and then all the sudden we have seen a quick rebound where - as of today (April 7) - the S&P is up 24.7% from its 52 week low that had been set on March 23rd. As we mentioned last week, what can happen during these times of flux is that people can tend to r…
 
On this week’s episode, Erik and Travis talk with Adley Rutschman, catcher for the Baltimore Orioles. Adley was selected by the Orioles as the first overall selection in the 2019 Major League Baseball draft with the highest signing bonus in baseball history. He joins us this week to discuss his time playing in college for Oregon State University, g…
 
The financial market upheaval that has accompanied the COVID-19 epidemic has been a teachable moment for investors. The S&P had been down 34% and investors wondered if it would ever stop falling. People were asking if they should take their money out of the markets - another form of trying to time it. Then, in 3 days, the market bounced back 17%, w…
 
This week, Travis and Erik interview Bobby Stroupe, founder and president of Athlete Performance Enhancement Center (APEC). Bobby and his team started APEC in 2005 and it has grown over the years to become one of the most trusted sources for athletic performance improvement including accolades from and work with Nike. Bobby and APEC have trained so…
 
Are you familiar with the changes to how an MLB Draft signing bonus is paid out? Historically, teams have split the gross amount into two equal payments over two years, but due to COVID-19 have recently made some important changes that you need to know. As a player, your ultimate goal is not the gross (before tax) MLB Draft signing bonus amount; ra…
 
You probably didn’t think we would be talking about disability insurance, right? So, do you need coverage? The answer varies for every individual. We are joined this week by former NBA player and current owner of Leverage, a disability and life insurance firm. In this episode, we discuss questions like: As a high school draft prospect, is disabilit…
 
In times of uncertainty, it's human nature to try and control things - specifically within investing. Some of the most frequently asked questions we've received from our clients are: "Should I be reacting right now to try and stop the bleeding?" or "What are ways to utilize this market downturn to turn a seemingly bad financial situation into a goo…
 
Welcome back to another edition of AWM Insights. With all the recent public market volatility, we've been highlighting the importance of our long-term investment strategy. Since 1928, there have been 24 bear markets. A unique trait they have all shared is that every one in U.S. history has then led to new all-time highs. However, while it's importa…
 
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