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Facing changes in today’s social, technological and economic environment, what’s going to happen to my family, my work, my finances, my kids, and my future? The Lighthouse is here to help navigate the turbulent waters, by cutting to the chase on a variety of impactful topics such as investment, real estate, technology, and education. We bring in proven and recognized experts from the frontlines to share their cutting-edge insights so you can build up your toolbox to survive and thrive. We’ll candidly discuss risks and danger, as well as opportunities and really know how to help you and your family sail smoothly.
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Episode 1: Unpredicting Uncertainty with Tim Shih
In this episode, we have a frank discussion with Tim Shih, CEO of OneWorld Group and my co-founder and partner. He’s a computer scientist, a lawyer, a seasoned chef, and a horticulturalist. With so much uncertainty swirling around us, we are all looking for forecasts, predictions and crystal balls for comfort. Our candid discussion explores the reasons why relying on predictions may not be the best approach and offers some practical tools to help our listeners survive, and even thrive, in uncertain environments.
Howard Marks Memos https://www.oaktreecapital.com/insights/howard-marks-memos
July 17, 2020
Episode 2: Varsity Clues with Allen Koh
Allen is one of the top college consultants in the world, having started Cardinal Education from his dorm room at Stanford. His clients are the 1% of the 1%, paying him 5 to 7 figures for guidance. In this episode, we have a candid conversation about what it takes to make it in today’s hyper-competitive admissions environment, and what the common traits are for success in students today. Find out why he turned away William Singer and thought the Varsity Blue’s scandal was too cheap to be true.
Cardinal Education https://www.cardinaleducation.com/
July 25, 2020
Episode 3: Real Estate for the Thoughtful with John Burns
John Burns is among the most respected real estate consultants in the US. His diverse clientele includes large Wall Street institutions who look to him for insightful analyses of real estate. In this episode, we provide you with the type of information exclusively reserved for huge institutional investors that pay tens of thousands of dollars. Specifically, John and Lili discuss interesting trends and potential opportunities in the real estate market following the Covid19 outbreak.
John’s book: Big Shifts Ahead: Demographic Clarity for Businesses, a book written to help make demographic trends easier to understand, quantify, and anticipate.
John’s newsletters: https://www.realestateconsulting.com/stay-informed/building-market-intelligence/
John’s podcast: https://www.realestateconsulting.com/stay-informed/new-home-insights-podcast/
Fannie Mae Market Research: https://www.fanniemae.com/portal/research-insights/research-insights-overview.html
June 30, 2020
Episode 4: What's Real in Virtualization and Gaming with Yoshio Osaki
Yoshio runs IDG, one of the top gaming consulting firms in the world, with a client list that includes Amazon, Tencent, Blizzard, and Microsoft. He breaks down the ecosystem of gaming and virtualization, and shares how everyone can benefit from this new economy. We also talk about what these trends mean for your budget, your kids, and your future. Gaming’s not just for gamers anymore, find out why.
IDG Consulting https://www.idgconsulting.com/
Call of Duty https://www.callofduty.com/home
Fable Labs https://taleswriter.com/
July 2, 2020
Episode 5: Something New with Peggy Olin
Peggy Olin is CEO of OneWorld Properties, one of the leading real estate firms in Florida. She is also a friend, partner, and an incredible female trailblazer in real estate. In this episode, we dive into how the Covid19 crisis compares to the 2008 financial collapse through Peggy’s eyes. She shares her stories of opportunity, perseverance, and success through the global financial crisis. We also discuss how the residential real estate market is reacting to Covid19, and ways to approach real estate buying and selling decisions. Finally, Peggy offers some great insight and advice about what it takes to break through as a woman in a male-dominated industry.
July 31, 2020
Episode 6: Venturing into the Future with Garry Tan
Garry Tan, co-founder of Initialized Capital, is widely recognized as one of the most respected venture capitalists in the world. Often described as someone with the Midas Touch, whatever he touches turns to gold. As an early-stage VC firm, Initialized Capital has invested at least $1 billion dollars in every year of its existence. Some of Garry’s investments include Instacart, Coinbase, and Truepill. In an eye-opening and inspiring conversation, we discuss how Garry picks his investments and his founders, the opportunities today, and the trends that will change the future.
To reach Garry:
Twitter handle: @garrytan
Garry’s YouTube intro: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dtnG0ELjvcM
Garry’s YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCIBgYfDjtWlbJhg--Z4sOgQ
August 20, 2020