Jordan Belfort – Wolf of Wall Street
Jordan Belfort is a former stockbroker, speaker, and best-selling author of The Wolf of Wall Street.
At the height of his career he was earning $50 million a year, employing over 1000 stock brokers, and partying like a rock star.
Later he pleaded guilty to securities fraud, spent time in prison, and wrote his book, which was made into an Oscar nominated film, starring Leonardo DiCaprio, and directed by Martin Scorscese.
Today he travels the world teaching his step-by-step sales and persuasion method, known as “straight-line selling.”
02:44 Brian’s thoughts on the episode.
04:02 Brian’s introduction.
04:34 Jordan loves London but for one thing.
06:01 Lack of information on financial investments no excuse now with so much information online.
07:14 Working on Wall Street with the mission to make lots of money.
12:14 The ethics of Wall Street then and now.
17:16 Why there is a drug culture on Wall Street and in the City of London.
21:52 Jordan’s realisation of where his relationship with money came from.
26:55 What getting caught and going to jail has allowed him to do.
33:20 The tough years.
41:17 What Jordan learnt about himself in writing The Wolf on Wall Street book.
44:19 How his values have changed.
47:00 His book was also made into a film. What it is about the story that attracts people.
53:29 Praise for Leonardo DiCaprio’s interpretation of Jordan in The Wolf on Wall Street.
57:19 How much of the film is true, inaccurate or was missed out.
1:06:18 Life for Jordan now and his philosophy on redress.
1:08:22 Jordan’s daily habits which make him successful.
1:10:33 Does he miss the camaraderie of the old days?
1:11:40 Best and worst days of his life.
1:12:36 What scares him.
1:18:31 What keeps him awake at night.
1:20:41 Phone call to the 20 years old Jordon Belfort.
1:21:16 Best advice he ever received.
1:21:34 Success secrets…
1:22:20 Brian’s summing up.
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