The Art of Excellence
About This Show
The Art of Excellence is an in-depth interview-style podcast about people who have accomplished great things in their lives. The goal of the show is to deliver inspiring stories from ultra-successful entrepreneurs, athletes, entertainers, authors, thought leaders and anyone doing something extraordinary. We will explore the backgrounds, talent, work ethic, sacrifices, mental outlook and serendipity that led to their success.
Most Recent Episode
Bill Browder: Superstar investor turned human rights activist
7 days ago
Bill Browder is the founder and CEO of Hermitage Capital, which was the largest investor in Russia for a number of years. More recently he has been spearheading a campaign to expose Russia’s corruption and human rights abuses. His efforts led to the passing of the Magnitsky Act in 2012. He is the author of Red Notice: A True Story of High Finance, Murder, and One Man’s Fight for Justice. Some interesting insights from this episode: Learn how he became the largest investor in Russia and one of the top performing investment funds in the world. If you follow your passion before there’s any real business opportunity, the profits will eventually follow. He had an epiphany one day that if his grandfather was once the biggest communist in America, Bill would become the biggest capitalist in Eastern Europe. Hear about the trade of the century that would help propel his fund from $100 million to over $4 billion. Learn how the Russian police stole his corporation and then committed the biggest tax refund fraud in the history of Russia. Learn how he sought justice for his friend Segey Magnitsky, who was tortured and murdered by the Russians, through the passage of the Magnitsky Act. “Excellence is about rolling up your sleeves, putting in the time and constantly working at getting better in yourself at every step of the way.”