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Vicente Valencia

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This is my favorite entrepreneur

Shut up and learn There is one entrepreneur that I admire enormously. I even have unconditional devotion. And, it’s not Elon Musk. I like Elon. I know about his story. But you never know all the story for real. He may be just born with a flower and a four-leaf clover in the ass and be the luckiest guy ever. You never know for real… My favourite entrepreneur though is my brother. I know very well his story. Everything. Perfectly, his humble origins… Not the ones of a bio-book, but the real...

People with common sense have two ways of becoming millionaires with minimum risk. One Spend 30-40 years of your life working hard, saving, and investing to retire rich at 65-70. If that’s your plan, I wish you luck. That plan requires a lot of time and is risky: If you don’t know how to invest well, the plan is screwed. If the stock market has 10 bad years, the plan is screwed. If you are unemployed for several years, the plan is screwed. If you get sick, the plan is screwed. If you die...

Along the week, I’m offered serval investments. Start ups, equity in consolidated mid size companies, new real estate developments, or simply houses/buildings to buy. People complicate themselves too much. And then, you have those perfectionists… The brand colors need to “transmit / reflect your values”. The font of your web should be… Your blog needs to be optimized for SEO Add a AI chat bot for customers… Etc. etc. etc. 99% bullshit. If you’re interested in investing or creating any...

"He who does not know what he is looking for never understands what he finds." Claude Bernard It's not that I'm a fan of tennis, but I am a fan of tennis players. Their iron mentality, every point counts, every point you can fail, all by yourself, without a team to rely on. Every point: success or failure. Every point: mistake or success. That's why I like to listen to the greats, Rafa Nadal, Djokovic and Federer. If you have a minimum connection to the world, you’ll know that Federer,...

It's no coincidence that there is no financial education in school. It is premeditated. Just as it was illegal to educate a slave before the Civil War, we are now not allowed to learn about money in school. Robert Kiyosaki Look. Life is not a paycheck, nor voting stupid or senile people every 4 years hoping that they will solve your problems. Life is about freedom. Take your life to a state when all is in your hand, and not the hands of others. Everything starts with a shift in mentality....

Picture this. School bus in a break down. Full of children. In the middle of a highway. As a good operator, the guys managing the highway, go there, protect the vehicle, close a lane to traffic until the children are safely towed away. Until here, nothing relevant. Except that after the contract between the operator and the agency, they operator was penalized with big $$ because the lane stayed closed. The poor operator is not responsible for the towing, did an amazing job, and still they...

There are too many people giving opinions. Experts… or a kind of. Starting with politicians, followed by the human trash dwelling on Twitter, and you might even have a little idiot in your own life. I give my opinion on what I know. Since I read Nassim Taleb, I’ve even reduced my scope of opinions. Taleb tells us that if you want to play, you better have some skin in the game If you want your decisions to have weight, you have to feel the fear of possible loss in your own flesh. If you're...

I broke my foot a few days ago. Against the doctor advice, I went to the park. I needed a walk. Clear out ideas. I run almost every day around the park. Almost every day. But a 1km per hour, the word seems different. You realize that there are new things. Totally unnoticed to you before. Like the tree over the tree in the picture below. Sediments have created the conditions for a palmer to grow. No soil, nothing… just time and luck. Going slowly is great sometimes. New perspectives. And I...

My wife came last week from a trip to Europe. Work, and some family fan. Flying in First or Business. And you know… in those places, you hear stories. Terror stories. Stories about slavery. Slaves to a stupid lifestyle, I mean. People making 5 or 6k € maximum per month, and in the perfect trap to be poor. Let me explain: Expensive house in a posh neighborhood. Personal loans for a dream Honeymoon in some islands in the Indic The latest Audi Q7… paid with a loan. About to have a baby… 4...

I have the same 24 hours than you have. The same. Even if I’m in NZ and then, in the future. Hours ahead of you. While you’re thinking about, I’ve already acted. While you’re overanalysing, I’ve already tried and failed, tried again and got it. It’s not about being smarter, but about learning. Learning fast, I mean. Reading. Watching. Trying. Learning. Adjusting. Repeating. Most stay on the first R. I’m a few Rs away already. New month, new look at my portfolio. For those that are new to my...