@purorogers - Pierre Rogers

Founder of PuroTrader 🍂 Venture Capital Investor 💵 Obsessed with Coffee ☕️
https://www.pierrerogers.com/
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When I was in college I had a group project in my business class. We got into groups of five and were told to build a business from the ground up. Business plan, mission statement, build out a product, get in contact with suppliers. We then had to present these business ideas to our teachers for a grade. Some of the ideas people had were surf shop and pizza place. Nothing original with thin margins and stiff competition. I forced my team to use my idea. It was called “Movie-Link”. You could stream movies directly to your tv. We were going to give away branded RF converters in every copy of various tech magazines. I worked so hard on building this vision way back in 1999. 
My business teacher gave me a C-  saying that it would never work. That my head was to far in the future and that I needed to be more grounded.  I gave up on my idea. He was older and experienced. I was young and didn’t know better. I gave up. 
Netflix launched a few short years later. Netflix now has a market cap of $125b. 
Do not let anyone tell you, “you can’t do it”. Always follow your dreams.
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When I was in college I had a group project in my business class. We got into groups of five and were told to build a business from the ground up. Business plan, mission statement, build out a product, get in contact with suppliers. We then had to pr

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Via @success.portal - Remember the lesson, not the disappointment.
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Via @success.portal - Remember the lesson, not the disappointment.

If she doesn’t know this ashtray then she’s too young for you. #OG #ifyouknowyouknow
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If she doesn’t know this ashtray then she’s too young for you. #og #ifyouknowyouknow

Recent story that JUST happened. 
I hired an outside vendor to do some work for me. This vendor had known me and my family for nearly two decades. 
Their work was outstanding. A really talented person and has a unique eye.  Really outstanding stuff, and I will never hire that person again. -
To make it even worse is that I have 10-15hrs per week of this type of work ongoing for the foreseeable future. -
But I still won’t hire this person. -
Why, you may ask? -
It’s really comes down to two simple reasons. They were over budget by 50%, but it’s not the price, it’s the fact they didn’t tell me we had gone so far over the scope of work. -
Lesson here: Communication is key! It can build a relationship, a lack of it will break it down. -
But the single biggest reason I will not rehire that person? They hit me with a bill for services and refused to send basic information to my team until I paid the bill. Remember I have known this person for 20years! -
They put their short term needs in front of everything else. This held back the whole project by a only a few days but when you have a tight deadline, a few days is critical. -
They were more concerned with the short term need of getting paid then the bigger goal of the project getting done. -
UPDATE: This person has been paid. The product has been delivered and I won’t hire them again. -
So here’s the question: -
Do you think this person is flush with clients? Do you think this talented person has a line of clients just waiting for a time slot? Or do you think that despite their talents they are in need of more work? 
#marketsdontlie #business101
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Recent story that JUST happened. I hired an outside vendor to do some work for me. This vendor had known me and my family for nearly two decades. Their work was outstanding. A really talented person and has a unique eye. Really outstanding stuff,

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My single favorite place on this earth. I dream of living on this beach. I work at this goal every single day. 
What happens if I work hard and I never hit this goal? I have still lived a life of purpose. And most likely have gotten a lot closer to it then most people who “just dream”. Don’t just dream. Go forward and do something.. anything. It’s all about personal momentum. #dreambig
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My single favorite place on this earth. I dream of living on this beach. I work at this goal every single day. What happens if I work hard and I never hit this goal? I have still lived a life of purpose. And most likely have gotten a lot closer to i

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Often times those closest to us will give us advice about something they have zero experience doing. While their advice might come from their heart it’s all most always wrong. 
Find someone that’s where you want to be and do what they have done. This could be emulating their work ethic in business or how they treat their spouse. 
Find great mentors!
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Often times those closest to us will give us advice about something they have zero experience doing. While their advice might come from their heart it’s all most always wrong. Find someone that’s where you want to be and do what they have done. This

The legendary Marvin Shaken smoking in his office in New York. Gotta love the empire he built. Thanks @handrolled for the pic
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The legendary Marvin Shaken smoking in his office in New York. Gotta love the empire he built. Thanks @handrolled for the pic

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Broke? Didn’t go to a good school? No real skills? Want to build a bigger network? Want to potentially make millions? 
#business #work #makemoney #stackpaper
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Broke? Didn’t go to a good school? No real skills? Want to build a bigger network? Want to potentially make millions? #business #work #makemoney #stackpaper

A man seldom does what’s right because he wants to; he does it because he is a man. 
#family #fatherandson
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A man seldom does what’s right because he wants to; he does it because he is a man. #family #fatherandson

It’s up to you - don’t wait!
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It’s up to you - don’t wait!

Seneca. Letters from a Stoic @dailystoic - One of my favorite quotes. Do you agree?
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Seneca. Letters from a Stoic @dailystoic - One of my favorite quotes. Do you agree?

@atlasandmason and I filmed a short educational video on smoking a cigar.
Not only is cutting and lighting your cigar important, but also the pace that you smoke at! Catch this video on @gentslounge soon. Thank you @thekingcigarlounge for letting us use your lounge
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@atlasandmason and I filmed a short educational video on smoking a cigar. Not only is cutting and lighting your cigar important, but also the pace that you smoke at! Catch this video on @gentslounge soon. Thank you @thekingcigarlounge for letting us

“Would you take marriage advice from someone who’s been divorced multiple times? 
Would you take business advice from the cashier at Taco Bell? 
Often times those closest to us will give us advice about something they have zero experience doing. While their advice might come from their heart it’s all most always wrong. 
Find someone that’s where you want to be and do what they have done. This could be emulating their work ethic in business or how they treat their spouse. 
Find great mentors!
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“Would you take marriage advice from someone who’s been divorced multiple times? Would you take business advice from the cashier at Taco Bell? Often times those closest to us will give us advice about something they have zero experience doing. Whil

Action! Take more action... All the studying and planning in the world cannot replace the knowledge you gain from charging into action. It’s often your lack of knowledge in a particular field that prevents you from being stuck in dogmatic thinking. 
Did Zuckerberg know anything about building a Social network? 
Did Travis Kalanick founder of Uber know anything about running a taxi service? 
What did Sir Richard Branson know about airlines?

If it only came down to eduction and study why aren’t nearly all of the unicorn start ups (Facebook, Google, Uber, AirBnB, Netflix etc) started by Harvard Business School Grads? 
If winning at business came down to “preparedness” then why out of the Fortune 500 Companies are only 9 CEO’s grads from Harvard? 
Take action, fail, learn, get up and do it again. Self eduction is the best eduction.
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Action! Take more action... All the studying and planning in the world cannot replace the knowledge you gain from charging into action. It’s often your lack of knowledge in a particular field that prevents you from being stuck in dogmatic thinking.

Having nothing is easy. Going from nothing to being worth $180m is very difficult. Betting 100% of that wealth is insane. Love it!! #betbig
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Having nothing is easy. Going from nothing to being worth $180m is very difficult. Betting 100% of that wealth is insane. Love it!! #betbig

Seizing the day  ️ #CigarxCoffee
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Seizing the day ️ #cigarxcoffee

Take me back! #HawaiiLife
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Take me back! #hawaiilife