June 3, 2020
Raoul Pal knew he wanted to work in finance, but after graduating from a third tier University and applying at Goldman Sachs, he was swiftly rejected.
But in the company of those who were born with a chip on their shoulder, instead of throwing away the letter and moving on, he...
May 28, 2020
“This is a story that ends very, very badly.” - Brent Johnson
Apologies for the dramatic headline, but every crisis has an opportunity.
Today I want to share a conversation with Brent Johnson, manager of the Santiago Gold...
May 14, 2020
How to Stand on the Shoulders of Giants
He was a former King of the Cage Champion.
Today he trains a handful of UFC fighters, and a bunch of white-collar wannabes, like myself.
The best workouts I've ever had were at Diaz Combat...
May 7, 2020
This week, our very own Georgia Tucker sat down for a deep drive with future legend, Mark O’Dea and Sprott CEO, Rick Rule. Rick first financed Mark with Fronteer Gold at 50 cents in 2000:
“I remember that day clear as a bell. It was 2000, nobody had any money. I was one...
April 22, 2020
A few years ago we tried something new at one of our conferences. We wanted to add a deeper level of interaction, so we recruited some of the best performing investors and money managers and asked them to guide private tours around our exhibition hall, introducing their favourite companies to...
April 15, 2020
When I was 18 years old I worked on a ranch in the interior of British Columbia. My boss was a wild old cowboy, with his own index of anecdotes and cliches. He’d never made any money, but that never stopped him from giving advice.
One piece always stuck with me:...
April 3, 2020
First, I want to thank our frontline healthcare workers. If you, or someone you know, has access to unneeded personal protection equipment, please visit Operation Protect today.
Now, the markets:
Last week I told you that I would open up my rolodex, and...
March 30, 2020
This week we lived through more uncertainty and volatility in the markets than we ever have, and potentially ever will again.
So what I am doing right now is leaning harder than ever on my network of Keynote Speakers, Money Managers and Company CEO’s in order to get as much...
March 19, 2020
In my early 20’s, I wasn’t chasing money. I was obsessed with whitewater kayaking. So I lived in my truck, chasing rivers.
Kayaking taught me a lesson about business and life that is still unrivalled.
Rivers are beautiful and thrilling, while simultaneously...
February 6, 2020
I have always thought of Daniela Cambone to be the best journalist in the gold industry. I’ve known Daniela for 9 years now, and every year she gets better. She’s smart, articulate - and most importantly - visibly enjoys her job. I’m always excited when she’s on our stage....
February 4, 2020
He opened his cheque book and placed the first bet on us succeeding.
I met Nick Waddell, the founder of Cantech Letter, in June of 2012. We were introduced by a broker at Canaccord Genuity who had been an avid reader of the Cantech Letter.
This broker was a young up and comer, passionate...
January 27, 2020
“Luck is what happens when preparation meets opportunity."
- Roman philosopher Seneca.
Last weekend was the best VRIC since 2010.
It was validation.
Validation for the industry - and a polarizing example of preparation meeting opportunity.
January 8, 2020
It was the first time I had spoken to a Lord.
We are two weeks away from the VRIC and I am immersed in conversations with all of our keynote speakers as we flush out content for the show and wrap up last minute details.
And I just got off the phone with Lord Conrad Black.
January 6, 2020
He has been the single most influential individual in Vancouver finance over the last 40 years.
But back in 1968, a then unknown broker in Vancouver invested $23,000 to purchase a failing business with “no reputation, no money, no history and no talent”.
By 1981, his company...