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Jun 21, 2019

Bill Perkins

Mr William O. Perkins, also known as Bill, III, serves as Chief Executive Officer and Managing Partner at Skylar Resources LP. Mr Perkins is the Founder and President of Small Ventures USA, L.P. He founded Small Ventures USA in 1997. Most recently, Mr Perkins has been a significant market participant for Centaurus Energy, where he joined at inception in 2002. Mr Perkins has a 12-year history of energy derivatives trading, holding senior risk management and trading positions at AIG, El Paso Energy and Statoil. He serves as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer at Cutuco Energy Central America. He serves as a Director of NorthernStar Natural Gas Inc. Mr Perkins has produced several films under his production company, Lleju Productions and Films, including After. Life, The Chameleon and Road Kill. He is an active participant in the Save the Children charitable organisation. Mr Perkins received a B.Sc. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Iowa.

 Perkins graduated as Electrical and Electronics Engineer from the University of Iowa and worked under oil trader, John D. Arnold for several years before starting his own hedge fund. During his 12-year career, Perkins directed NorthernStar Natural Gas and was the CEO of Cutuco Energy Central America. Perkins actively traded the stock market turning a $1.25 million profit trading Goldman Sachs in September 2008. In 2009 Perkins became involved in film production, producing various films including After. Life (2009), Unthinkable (2010), and Cat Run (2011).

Perkins is an avid poker player and has entered multiple events including the World Series of Poker Big One for One Drop, PokerStars Big Game, PokerStars Caribbean Adventure and "High stakes poker" as well as Poker Night On Wall Street. Perkins is friends with Dan Bilzerian, and they are often seen together. As of 2015, his total live tournament winnings exceed $2,500,000 of which $1,965,163 have come from his One Drop cash at the WSOP.


In this episode:

00:08– About Bill Perkins

00:51– Bill Perkins talks about liking puzzles

2:45- The process of learning Chess

4:55– Why Bill believes "delayed gratification is no gratification"

5:57- How Bill came up with his model

10:17- How does it work with longevity? Bill explains that

16:16- Bill's thoughts on retirement

18:09- How Bill lives his life

18:59- How Bill takes the risk of running on autopilot

21:31- Bill talks about the different seasons of life

27:50- Bill discusses his upcoming book "Die With Zero"

34:40– Bill talks about the importance of health

44:44- The importance of discipline

51:12- Focus on the thing that people can do

58:35- Believing in the supernatural

59:40– Importance of meditation and healing the body and mind


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