#19 – Moiz Ali – Quitting the perfect job to become an entrepreneur
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Moiz Ali is a Harvard lawyer turned entrepreneur, investor and speaker. After selling his first business, a flash sales site for spirits called Caskers, Moiz founded Native. The company specializes in creating high-quality natural care products, and it’s the fastest growing CPG company in the United States, with over 1 million customers nationwide. The company was acquired for $100 Million in November 2017. Today Moiz is an active investor in over 100 startups, and a speaker on stages across the world.

  • Bullet points
  • 00:30 – Intro
  • 02:30 – Working as a lawyer
  • 05:05 – Quitting the perfect job and starting an online business: Caskers
  • 09:40 – Getting free press
  • 13:25 – The first profits
  • 15:15 – Selling the company
  • 17:30 – The next steps
  • 20:30 – Starting a new business: Native
  • 22:10 – Becoming an expert in natural care
  • 25:30 – Finding the right manufacturer
  • 31:00 – Focusing on product quality
  • 34:30 – Advertising and taking advantage of trends
  • 39:45 – Starting to sell internationally
  • 41:40 – The Procter & Gamble acquisition
  • 52:20 – Rapid fire question round
  • 52:50 – Any unusual drinking or eating habits?
  • 53:55 – How do you get into a state of flow?
  • 56:03 – What habit or opinion do you have that people tend to disagree with?
  • 57:43 – What non-traditional lesson would you teach at school?
  • 58:20 – What books had the biggest impact on your life?
  • 01:00:33 – Any advice for your previous boss or bosses?
  • 01:03:20 – What do you do or where do you go to get inspired?
  • 01:04:25 – How would you double USD 5K in 24h?
  • 01:04:55 – What’s the best advice ever given to you?
  • 01:06:20 – What silly thing should people do more of?
  • 01:06:54 – Would you rather fight one horse-sized duck or one hundred-duck sized horses?
  • 01:07:31 – How would you convince someone to do something that is good for them, but that they don’t want to do?
  • 01:08:10 – What makes you happiest?

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