As an early starter, Daven has been an entrepreneur since the age of 15 years old. A nudge from a rich uncle paved the way to what’s looking like a one hundred million dollar exit in the near future. Not bad for a self-proclaimed overweight child from the OC.
Feeling like a big fish in a small pond and spurred on by regular visits to the rich Uncle in Beverly Hills, Daven’s journey landed him backstage with some of the 80’s biggest pop stars. In this episode he shares stories about the impact of MTV, hanging with Prince, Madonna, Duran Duran to Cyndi Lauper and his own music career.
Daven also speaks about discovering Tupac, recording with Coolio and the Black Eyed Peas and the dreaded game changer named “Napster”
From the youngest ever Macy’s assistant manager to mega success, delaying instant gratification has paid off handsomely. Multiple businesses later and an overly keen liking for Batman, Daven is happy to talk numbers …. and what his next supercar will be.
00:43 Nick introduces Daven
03:30 Why start a business at 15 years of age?
03:55 Uncle Dr Moe…. The Beverley Hills relative and feeding the desire for more
05:30 Hot tip – Beverly Hills Doctors are rubbish about dressing themselves.
07:15 Setting goals and rewarding yourself – with some pretty hot cars.
08:35 Why start a clothing line?
09:25 Hanging out with bands in the early 80s – design the fashion, add in a drop of MTV and stand back. Riding the wave!
11:08 Daven’s music career story… nightclubs, rave parties and electronic music producer Discovering Tupac, Coolio, Black Eyed Peas… Napster changes the game
14:19 Daven’s catastrophic losses… big debts and taking a hit
15:00 Muddling through – tapping into those who’ve been there before. Cutting ties when things aren’t working,
19:00 Bringing in the big guns (CEOs)– is it worth it?
19:35 Why did Daven get into outsourcing?
23:55 The early days…. Picking yourself back up. The only way to fail is to quit
24:50 Starting a business today… any tips?
26:50 Best marketing success tips you have used.
28:44 What is mindset all about? How powerful is it really?
31:30 Nice – plans on relaxing with a couple of hundred million dollar exits under the belt.
32:00 How to become a NY Times Best Selling author. Going viral Gangnam Style!
35:30 Time management … coping with being hyper busy.
37:00 Has Daven found his purpose? If so – what is it?
41:50 I want to be batman – he’s stinking rich
44:45 How to get in touch with Daven