Dave Lukas Chats with Stephen Flood
291: Success Lessons and The Truth About Money from Billion Dollar Goldcore CEO, Stephen Flood
This week’s Misfit Entrepreneur is Stephen Flood. Stephen is the founder and CEO of Goldcore, one of the oldest gold and silver dealers in the market today. The firm is responsible for over $1 billion in transactions and manages $300 million in assets for their clients.
Stephen has an incredible story. After graduating college in Ireland, he left for New York with just a few hundred dollars in his pocket and made his way into finance, eventually working with Goldman Sachs as a Trader in Equity Derivatives. After having a lot of success, he followed his entrepreneurial spirit back to Ireland starting Goldcore in 2003. The company has been featured on just about every financial medium there is from CNBC to Bloomberg.
But, what I love most about Stephen is that he’s an entrepreneur at his core and I’ve asked him to come on and share the wisdom he’s learned on his way to becoming a billion dollar CEO as well as his unique take on investing.
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Stephen’s father died when he was 11. He learned early on how to take care of himself. And after going to college he knew he needed to follow his instincts and decided to go to New York where he go into finance. He loved his time in New York, but was always fascinated with technology and finance together. This helped in New York, but it also helped in finding creative solutions like he and his team have done at Goldcore.
Everywhere Stephen has gone, he’s been a disruptor and is driven by creating efficiencies.
What made you leave Wall Street to start Goldcore?
What should people know about investing in gold and silver?
Inflation is at 40-year highs, why hasn’t made very large moves higher?
At the 18 min mark, Steven and I have a deeper discussion about central banking and about the monetary system in general.
Explain how gold gives personal sovereignty…
Thoughts on cryptocurrency?
What are the key elements needed to succeed as an entrepreneur?
Biggest challenges and how did you overcome them?
What is the benefit of storing things offsite vs. a safe at home?
www.GoldintheUSA.com for some good basics on gold.
Main principles that you have used in building your business that have really stood out?
Where do you see the economy going over the next year?
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