Ryan Begelman, Summit Series // Holistic Entrepreneurship, Philosophy + Buying A Mountain
Who Is Ryan?
Ryan Begelman co-founded Summit Series, described as “TED meets Burning Man” & “The Davos of Gen Y” by Forbes
They’ve become known for hosting incredible events with thousands of leading creators like Richard Branson, Jeff Bezos & Jessica Alba. Summit acquired Powder Mountain, America’s largest ski resort after pre-selling the opportunity to their community.
Ryan also bought into Bisnow Media, became CEO & sold for a reported $50mil+, all without venture capital.
What You’ll Learn
🏔️ Part 1: Business Frameworks + Backstory
Framework For Business Ideas – a technique to generate ideas: marketing, monetization + markets
Bootstrapping + Buying A Mountain – how they pre-sold an idea to their community to buy a mountain for $50mil + why you should consider bootstrapping too
Joint Venture Waterfalls – applying a concept from private equity to real estate + businesses
Dealflow – four ways to think about generating deal flow: hunting, trapping, farming, trading
Replacing Yourself – how to find, hire & train someone to replace you
🧠 Part 2: Holistic Entrepreneurship, Philosophy + Mental Fitness
Redefining Wealthy + Holistic Entrepreneurship – creating a well-rounded, fun & meaningful life through entrepreneurship
“Software For The Brain” – train your brain for mental fitness, developing awareness + neuroplasticity
Practical Philosophy – concepts from greek philosophy, buddhism & stoicism to help you be less reactive + less annoyed
The Story of the Chinese Farmer – a parable about nature + grounding yourself in truth
Ego – is wanting to leave an indelible mark on humanity a form of ego or something to strive for?