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From the athlete's pen; unfiltered notes about business, revealing the first market maps of what athletes are building and investing in, and giving updates on what happens monthly.

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Mookie Is Everywhere...

The 2024 MLB All-Star game is upon us, and while guys like Jarren Duran, Freddie Freeman, and Juan Soto showcased their ability on the Diamond, they are certainly making moves off of it.
Let’s dive in

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7/17/2024

We are 1 year in...

It has been 1 year since we incorporated Athletes & Assets™. Wow.

Now for the record, I started the podcast 3 ½ years ago, so it’s been a while. But 1 year ago I said f*&% it and went all in.

As we usually do, I will give a monthly recap and will also reflect on the journey so far.

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7/10/2024

PGA Tour Market Map

Golf has always been a sport of unwritten rules and traditional credences. Our favorite golfers are changing this from a couple of different angles….

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7/3/2024

UFC Market Map

The first ever comprehensive UFC market map.

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6/28/2024

NFL Tight End Market Map

Swifties will love this one...

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6/20/2024

NFL Wide Receiver Market Map

I bet you didn't know your favorite Receiver was doing this...

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6/18/2024

5 Rising Companies Built by Athletes

The best companies are run people who have that elite athlete DNA in them. It’s something we will preach until our death bed.

Why do we say this? First off…

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6/12/2024

May MAYHEM

1 event, 3 topics, 6 athletes.

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6/4/2024

New Career Trajectory?!

You are supposed to work at a big company, then move on to a startup, then hope that startup succeeds, get rich, and then move on to the glamorous career of Venture Capital.

Right? 

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5/22/2024

Dude, focus

You can do anything but you can't do everything...

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5/10/2024

An Astounding April

6 topics, 5 athletes, and some great coverage on private equity, venture capital, real estate, financial literacy, content creation, and NIL.

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5/1/2024

Introducing... The Athlete Flywheel

The Athlete Flywheel explained.

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4/24/2024

We passed 100 episodes of Athletes & Assets. Here's 5 things we've learned.

Five lessons learned from conversations about business with 100s of the top athletes on the planet.

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4/11/2024

It's not magic, it's March.

4 topics, 3 athletes, and one hell of a month

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4/1/2024

NFL Running Backs Are Building Fashion Brands?!

Here’s what your favorite NFL Running Backs are building and investing in off the field.

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3/21/2024

March Madness Legends, Say Hello To ACP

One framework athletes should consider when building a company is the ACP Business Model.

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3/20/2024

The NFL Quarterback Market Map: VC and CPG

Here’s what your favorite NFL Quarterbacks are building and investing in off the field.

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3/14/2024

The First NWSL Market Map

The 2024 National Women’s League Soccer season is upon us. The map outlines what your favorite players are up to off the pitch.

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3/7/2024

February FLEW

TOPICS COVERED
1. Financial Literacy
2. Brand Management
3. Venture Capital
4. Everything in the NBA (I will explain)
5. Tech
6. Tech Sales
7. Content Strategy
8. Crypto
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3/4/2024

MLS Season is here, and so is the 2024 Market Map

Yep, we are back and so is the 2024 Major League Soccer Season! The map outlines what your favorite players are building and investing in off the pitch.

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3/1/2024

A WNBA Market Map!

The map outlines what your favorite WNBA players are up to off the court.

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2/23/2024

Behold, The First NBA Market Map

The map outlines where your favorite players are building and investing in off the court.

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2/14/2024

January was JUMPING

TOPICS COVERED
1. Financial Markets (Stocks, Hedge Funds)
2. Tech/Startups
3. Venture Capital
4. Real Estate
5. CPG (Consumer packaged goods)
6. NIL

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2/1/2024

The athlete turned software engineer is LETHAL

A unique combination few possess.

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1/23/2024

Need to raise from investors? You probably need a Delaware C-Corp.

If you will need investment for your startup and will issue equity/shares in return, then you will most likely incorporate as a Delaware C-Corporation.

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1/17/2024

Height may matter in hoops. But not in Venture Capital.

Height doesn't matter in VC.

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1/9/2024

How the hell did we get a billboard in Times Square? Nov/Dec 2023 recap

8 athletes, 6 different sports, 6 leagues, 8 topics, and a website.

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12/22/2023

Success Loves Speed

Fail FASTER than your peers.

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12/12/2023

Don't just play the game, create it

My life wasn't just about basketball- video games held an equally special place in my heart

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11/29/2023

I wanted to be like my favorite Olympians... until I realized they were broke

Leveraging tech to generate more income for my peers

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11/21/2023

I Don't Care What Anyone Says, Location Matters

Athletes, where you work will have an impact on your career.


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11/8/2023

Trust me, this isn't a cold email

From a projected top draft pick, to a new career in sales.

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10/31/2023

The First Deal is Done. Let's Work.

8 athletes, 5 different sports, 6 leagues, 9 topics.

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11/3/2023

For My Athletes Who Aren't The Star Player

A Lesson on "Networking"

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10/26/2023

Which Athlete Archetype Are You Closest To?

Try to find the middle ground...

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10/23/2023

I will definitely remember September

4 athletes, 3 different sports, 3 leagues, 4 different topics

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10/3/2023

August was nuts

Let’s skip the small talk,
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9/5/2023

From NBA Summer League to Techstars Winter Class '23

Three years ago, the general manager of a Western Conference NBA team told me “If you’re thinking about running a tech company on the side of being a pro athlete, you probably won’t have a very successful pro career.”

I took those words and pinned them to my wall. It’s what many athletes would define as “bulletin board material”.

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11/24/2023

Yes, I went from Olympian to Accountant

I competed in 2021 Olympics as the #1 nationally ranked badminton player alongside the likes of Kevin Durant and Katie Ledecky. A couple months later, I was crunching numbers and reviewing financial records at a large public accounting firm.

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8/10/2023

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