Here with Ashten Kutcher, here Ryan Long City Summit.
Now last year they had Halle Berry,
they had John Silver, they had Quench Johnson.
Taday it’s Ashten Kutcher.
—对 只有我—今年是……嗯 是……你是大人物 是焦点 兄弟
-Yes, just me.-It’s…well, it’s…you are the big, you’re the headline, you know, brother.
But, let’s talk about this.
据我所知 如果说错请见谅 你投资的五千万美元
You have turned from what I understand, correct me if I’m wrong, 50 million dollars
into 250 million dollars with entrepreneur investments.
And that’s…that’s a big deal.
You’ve done a fantastic job.
嗯 我本以为我们最终会做得更好 但 我们做得……
Yeah, I think we’ll end up doing better than that. But yeah, we did…
We, um… started investing about 10 years ago.
I was just investing my own capital.
I was running out of money really quickly.
Because this exceeded Walter to actually turn over and pay off.
And then I partnered up with my partner Guy Oseary
and Ran Beverly at the time we started at A-GRADE,
which is our first fund and that fund seems really well.
And now we moved on…we have another fund called Sound the guy and I do together.
And really just let you feel like the best and brightest entrepreneur
trying to build things that matter in the world.
赞助他们 支持他们 帮助他们
And support them, back them and help them
build something that can actually change the direction
that the bigger vehicle’s moving in so.
What advice would you give to young or
you know, people who would want to be an entrepreneur?
Cause at any ages of this point, people are jumping into the game.
What advice do you have? What does it take, you think?
I think everybody is an entrepreneur.
To some degree, I think, you know
the one thing that definitely says is like some
some insight or domain expertise that
others don’t have. like…you know.
Everybody has an idea for a company that they should start
and validate it and that’s an idea that you should actually do.
like really comes out a pretty simple function which is like
do you have an assumption about the world or insight about the world
that other people don’t necessarily share?
Because you really want to build an noncompetitive market.
And you want to build something that’s you need, that’s really difficult to replicate.
But you have to…have a lot of domain expertise that differentiate too.
Because no matter what you are building if people find out it’s doing well and making money,
a lot of other people are going to try to do it as well
You know, lot of tons of people’re out there.
So it’s competition.
What about your passion about being a philanthropist?
What is your passion there? What’re you driving for your today’s city summit?
My philanthropy actually drives all of my business choices.
Er…At the end of the day, I’m a firm believer that
you are handing money down generationally inside your family.
It’s …doesn’t necessarily behoove your kids and doesn’t behoove you and so…
Right now at this point of my life, I’m working forward the philanthropic work that I’m doing
所以 我…… 我来了
and so you know, I’m…I’m here
I’ll probably talk about Thorn, which is our foundation we…
we build technology to fight the sexual exploitation to children,
so that we could create a world where
every child has the opportunity to just be a kid.
因此 我能做的就是推动它 使它发展起来
So, you know, anything I can do to further that, push that, drive that forward.
So I think ultimately at the end of the day,
if you’re not doing good, what are you doing?
So, even if you are an entrepreneur building a business
or if you’re building a…a philanthropic endeavor.
If there isn’t some essense of philanthropy underpinning what you’re doing,
I think you’ll ultimately struggle to find
purpose in what you’re building.
and the drives to actually see it through so…
不可思议 兄弟 坚持你谈到的这些事业
Fantastic, bro, keep on those talks,
because everytime you get on Facebook or any of these social mediums,
and you say a few things, the ripple effect in the entrepreneur world is dramatic.
So keep it up.
Thank you very much Ashton Kutcher, everybody.