"The greatest drug of all is fulfillment. If you can feel that level of fulfillment, everything else is gravy"

— Cenk Uygur

Cenk Uygur, CEO, Founder & Host, TYT Network


What does it take to get to 5 billion views? Cenk Uygur goes into his story and explains what it took to build the number one news channel online: ‘The Young Turks’.

Show Notes


Five things to listen out for:

(1) Coming to America – Cenk talks about growing up in Istanbul and his ‘coming to America moment’

(2) Media – How he got started in media after sending 400 tapes to radio stations

(3) Starting ‘The Young Turks’ & bootstrapping their business by spending only $25k in 4 years

(4) Growing – from hundreds to millions of views! What were those pivotal moments that moved their business forward?

(5) Personal – we talk about what success means to him, his day-to-day routine, his thoughts on meditation, managing stress, how much of his progress came from chance vs his own skill.

Books Mentioned


Good To Great – Jim Collins

Confessions of an economic hitman – John Perkins