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Jan. 16, 2022

E:42 Top M&A Entrepreneurs - Tom Shipley raised $100 million for ecommerce acquisitions - Add a ZERO

E:42 Top M&A Entrepreneurs - Tom Shipley raised $100 million for ecommerce acquisitions - Add a ZERO

Great conversation with Tom Shipley.  Tom sold $2billion through Atlantic Coast Brands and raised $100 million for ecommerce acquisitions - Why you need to Add a ZERO to your opportunity. 

00:09  Sponsor DueDilio com
00:43  Introduction to Tom Shipley Launched Foundry, Atlantic Coast Brands
01:43  Major shift in life - moved to Israel and joined Israel Special Forces
03:01  Learning the "Power of the Impossible"    Focus and Clarity: same in Special Forces as in Business
04:41  Started with $100 in pocket.   What is worse that can happen.  
05:54  How do you create or transfer the "Special Forces" life experience - if you don't join military 
07:09  Why Ego kills the culture - taking calculating risks  (adding a Zero)  Why playing small is soul crushing
11:20  How they bought a $15mm with $1mm in Ebidta business when theirs was only doing $300k and in one year took both to $35 million
14:10  Getting into Amazon Aggregation,  Thrasio,  The World has changed - the start of Foundry
15:49  Taking Roland Frasier's EPIC course  - everyone should crafting their skill sets  - sharpen sword
17:14  Launching his next Billion dollar business with Peter Lang
18:10  Why the number one job is "Recruiting"
19:42   Speed and Culture  - Hiring Stars / Superstars  - Trust - How you do Extraordinary things
24:09  Raising $100 million acquisition fund,  how he picked the capital sources - what was important in a funding partner  - what are people like when things go bad  - asking "and then what?"
34:23  Integrating Digital Agencies through M&A - rolling up 10 at time
38:22  Solving the Cultural issue with the new Digital Agency Acquisitions - setting up SOPs/Culture Bibles
40:51  What are skills & tools to "add a zeros"   Having a bigger vision  - 1. What would have to be true for this to happen?   2. If we solve this, so what?
45:40   The Book will come when I have time. 
47:40  Impact investment project - NFTs, crypto raising $30billion  - no clowns
49:25  Who he seeks out for inspiration  - listening to our gut
50:49  Its a game but how many lives have you impacted.