Adapt to Deliver Joe Duran’s Investing Life

Published on
February 21st, 2017
73 minutes

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Adapt to Deliver Joe Duran’s Investing Life

Master Class ·
Featuring Joe Duran

Published on: February 21st, 2017 • Duration: 73 minutes

Joe Duran’s journey from a childhood in Zimbabwe’s civil war, to growing United Capital to over $17 billion in assets, has given him a unique perspective on the future of the wealth management industry. In this Master Class interview, Joe’s epic personal story is entwined with his views on survival in an ever changing industry, with the central aim of helping his clients live rich. Filmed on February, 8, 2017 in Newport Beach.


  • MD
    Mario D.
    14 June 2019 @ 23:14
    Thank you so much to both of you for such an uplifting interview!
  • PP
    Parimal P.
    14 May 2019 @ 19:38
    Simply the best on RV.
  • PG
    P G.
    18 April 2019 @ 11:14
    From now on Joe is my man!
  • MA
    Matthew A.
    31 December 2018 @ 00:16
    I sat through it Joe. Thanks
  • KC
    Kenneth C.
    28 September 2018 @ 15:18
    Did he play rugby at SLU?
    • KC
      Kenneth C.
      28 September 2018 @ 15:18
      If he did, we both played for Bill.
  • KC
    Kenneth C.
    28 September 2018 @ 14:34
    This is amazing. Probably 2nd most eye opening moment of my path. My first was when I realized I was an Austrian economics follower and there were others like me. This, the 2nd, that there are others like me, who see the banality of using assumptions in conversing with and managing assets for individuals. They're used to dumb down the client and excuse mediocrity in managing assets. And bonus points, Joe and I were at SLU roughly the same time so I have bumped shoulders with him though I tried to deny my path to finance in every which way. I came out of school thinking exactly the same thing. Horrible preparation, and it just wasn't SLU, it's most business schools. If Joe sees this Dr. Tyree, Dr. Charlie James to bring back memories. Good for you buddy, glad to see found success.
  • SU
    Shakeel U.
    24 September 2018 @ 19:39
    Very inspiring 10/10
  • MF
    Michael F.
    7 May 2018 @ 21:25
    Best interview yet, Great stuff
  • JB
    James B.
    6 May 2018 @ 14:02
    Really will done Joe. Thanks for your authentic and life experiences sharing.
  • JB
    James B.
    6 May 2018 @ 13:46
    Communicate often (7)and have what they need
  • JB
    James B.
    6 May 2018 @ 13:45
    Allocate resources and vision is #1 responsibly
  • MN
    Mark N.
    25 October 2017 @ 22:58
    What a great conversation. Fascinating how he's (at the forefront of) disrupting that entire industry and what's already happening. Really really enjoyed it. Good luck to that man. Thanks Real Vision.
  • SD
    Steven D.
    6 October 2017 @ 13:39
    Inspirational guy, one of my favourite interviews on Realvision so far. Please keep the masterclass series going!
  • V!
    Volatimothy !.
    21 September 2017 @ 22:03
    Wasn't anticipating a life lesson. Thanks for the bonus.
  • TA
    Tim A.
    14 September 2017 @ 15:57
    Brilliant interview. Inspirational.
  • DF
    David F.
    14 June 2017 @ 19:28
    Absolutely brilliant. Please do bring this guy back in the future
  • LT
    Luis T.
    6 June 2017 @ 22:28
    This interview and this gentlemen has cultivated something in me that is aweing. I am so transformed from this.
  • PK
    Pheerasut K.
    23 April 2017 @ 03:01
    This is inspirational food for thought.
  • EC
    Edward C.
    16 April 2017 @ 22:25
  • BL
    Bruce L.
    12 March 2017 @ 19:11
    I had passed this discussion for a week or so because of time. An astoundingly good piece. A one hour Ted talk. One nugget after another.
  • UB
    USMAN B.
    11 March 2017 @ 13:14
    Absolutely fascinating!
  • ww
    will w.
    8 March 2017 @ 03:46
    @Alan S - Joe’s point isn’t whether or not Life is “Fair” – his point is about the huge consequences of your outlook on that question, and the vastly better outcomes, for yourself and the other people you interact with, of adopting the ‘Yes’ answer. A very thought-provoking, uplifting message!
  • BC
    Ben C.
    4 March 2017 @ 22:11
    10 thumbs up! Best interview I have watched on RV. And Grant took another step higher on the pedestal with this one too :) Well done all around.
  • SC
    Sajad C.
    4 March 2017 @ 11:49
    Remarkable story..... an all round nice guy. Humble and genuine.
  • NS
    Nico S.
    4 March 2017 @ 03:01
    I would love to hear from the folks who gave him a thumbs down...why?
  • NS
    Nico S.
    4 March 2017 @ 02:49
    I love this interview. For all who think that connections are the way to riches. Beautiful interview for me and all who jump through hurdles!
  • JB
    Jonathan B.
    3 March 2017 @ 21:40
    Truly inspiring words from a giant in the RIA business. That was really an interesting and rewarding interview.
  • RA
    Robert A.
    2 March 2017 @ 23:48
    FWIW, I just watched it again. Didn't think I would so quickly as I felt I "got" it the first time and didn't want to invest another hour so soon on a "repeat". Well, I got even more out of it the second time and Joe's remark about the importance of re communicating an important thought or concept really hit home. My advice is to do yourself a favor and do rewatch it when you can. In the words of Grant, "Got it, Get it, Good.
  • BW
    Bradford W.
    1 March 2017 @ 23:17
    Outstanding speaker. Really enjoyed the program.
  • AS
    Alan S.
    1 March 2017 @ 02:38
    Watched this several days ago, and have given it considerable thought. I'm sorry, but I question the statement that "life is fair". It is not. And we all know that. The comments posted here, finding no fault with such naivety, leaves me astonished at the pure group think that must prevail.
  • CC
    Charnes C.
    28 February 2017 @ 18:28
  • VL
    ViMoments L.
    28 February 2017 @ 02:07
    Incredible interview - so much integrity and accountability. Loved it!
  • SS
    Stephen S.
    27 February 2017 @ 19:09
    I can't remember hearing such truth in an extended conversation. And, since the conversation was largely about personal struggles and philosophy, I'm interested to see the "thumbs up" are far ahead. It supports the point that part of the reason people like RV is the authenticity coming through the interviews. Should RV create a conversation series about how to become successful as a human being since that seems to be a part of what viewers are responding to? BTW, you should know that handsome, well-dressed, smart men (in this case), with accents get a huge amount of initial goodwill from Americans in addition to undeserved IQ points. Us natives with troubled backgrounds are usually looked at askance in our prime earning years (unless one is from the ghetto and therefore a Horatio Alger story). Only now in my fifties and exhibiting outward signs of success am I credited with having a rich fabric of life. We are mostly sheep but I bet your viewership is largely made up of people who lose sleep over how to survive the slings and arrows, be authentic, stay kind and become a whole human being.
  • WK
    William K.
    27 February 2017 @ 14:04
    This is the future of the advisory industry. Client answers are not going to come from their investments.
  • DY
    Damian Y.
    27 February 2017 @ 13:37
    This is one of the best interviews I've watched on RV. There is nothing more inspiring than watching a self aware, self made man.
  • RR
    Raj R.
    27 February 2017 @ 07:49
    I think a lot of immigrants have such stories. America is great because it gives people like Joe a chance. You can see in this interview that he is very thankful. I hope America doesn't change. There
  • A1
    Animal 1.
    26 February 2017 @ 21:12
    Would have loved to hear Joe's opinion on gold !
  • GO
    Glenn O.
    26 February 2017 @ 20:28
    It amazing what a positive attitude and a high degree of integrity can accomplish. To bad he can not run for government because to many people will have the single goal of bringing him down. Really enjoyed the frankness and honesty of the interview.a breath of fresh air
  • LP
    Lynn P.
    25 February 2017 @ 22:51
    This man is without contempt. No contempt of others (grandiosity) nor contempt for self (shame).
  • LP
    Lynn P.
    25 February 2017 @ 22:50
    "That thing" is your Adaptive Child (metaphor): the strategies and perspective of the world as you experienced it at age 11. You also have a "Functional Adult" (metaphor). Mental health is having an internal conversation in which the latter reassures the former that your Functional Adult's strategies are the better way to proceed. Magnificent self-awareness by this inspirational man. And he appreciates his wife and family.
  • DP
    David P.
    25 February 2017 @ 10:23
    Beautiful! A proof that even the toughest childhood will not decide for you what your path will be. A lesson!
  • DP
    David P.
    25 February 2017 @ 10:23
    Beautiful! A proof that even the toughest childhood will not decide for you what your path will be. A lesson!
  • RP
    Raoul P. | Founder
    25 February 2017 @ 01:40
  • MG
    Miguel G.
    24 February 2017 @ 18:58
    Love Joe so refreshing listening to a person of his magnitude be so down to earth.
  • RK
    Robert K.
    24 February 2017 @ 17:06
    Joe Duran’s is now the world's most interesting man. And given the Real Vision video archive, that's really saying something.
  • TS
    Todd S.
    24 February 2017 @ 03:44
    Absolutley brilliant. I can't express in this comment box the amount wisdom and life experience I've just gained. Much respect.
  • ZY
    ZHENG Y.
    24 February 2017 @ 01:45
    Seriously, the first time i used the bookmark function. This is a great video for your life and investment.
  • JC
    Ja C.
    23 February 2017 @ 16:11
    After watching this again, it occurred to me that there is another essential factor in this equation. Please consider interviewing Mrs. Duran to get "The rest of the storu"! Thanks again guys.
  • aj
    ankur j.
    23 February 2017 @ 15:55
    This was one of the best video i have ever come across about life and investing. Specially Mr. joe's life struggles and how he chose to see the positive side of the life in most testing times was fascinating.
  • LG
    L. G.
    23 February 2017 @ 15:22
    One of the best interviews yet. Joe Duran is thought provoking, a disruptor, and a huge asset to the future of the wealth management industry as it begins a anew chapter.
  • JH
    Jason H.
    23 February 2017 @ 10:11
    That was absolutely fantastic, Joe's brutal honesty is incredibly rare in any walk of life. And no, 72 minutes felt like 5!
  • JH
    Jay H.
    23 February 2017 @ 09:22
    "I deserve this." -- A huge upgrade to the "personal responsibility" mantra -- I absolutely love it. It recognizes there can be something else (karma? luck? serendipity? reputation?) that keeps us in check. And it begs the question: if one doesn't want what one deserves they must do something to deserve what they want. The Einstein quote immediately reminded me of Milton's from Paradise Lost: "The mind is it's own place and in itself, can make a heaven of hell, a hell of heaven."
  • NR
    Nuno R.
    23 February 2017 @ 09:11
    Top, Top, Top guy(s).
  • RA
    Ricardo A.
    23 February 2017 @ 06:38
    Refreshing .. futuristic perspective of markets & human nature. Nice person to be stuck at an airport or have dinner with,
  • SK
    Stephen K.
    23 February 2017 @ 04:44
    Amazed at how RV consistently unearths such inspiring and wonderful guests. His thought that we don't ever see ourselves honestly was so poignant. Thanks Grant & Joe.
  • RC
    Ryan C.
    23 February 2017 @ 02:04
    Hands down the best interview on RVTV.
  • PC
    Peter C.
    23 February 2017 @ 00:04
    I love Joe's humility. He comes across as real, smart, & a great role model for me. Thank you Joe & Grant and RV Team.
  • SS
    Steven S.
    23 February 2017 @ 00:03
    I'll have to check your Companies web site to see if your concentrating on teaching people how to use Risk Management or customers need to let your company do the Risk Management for them. Anyway I want to watch this video again so maybe it can help me move in a positive direction to where I want to go in life. Thanks
  • KL
    Ken L.
    23 February 2017 @ 00:02
    Exhibit A that while we work for money, we equally work for meaning in our lives.
  • AH
    Andreas H.
    22 February 2017 @ 23:33
    I love it!
  • PD
    Philip D.
    22 February 2017 @ 21:55
    Having recently decided not to renew my work contract in the Financial services sector to pursue my passion in Financial advice-watching this video has been inspirational. The relentless phone calls and door knocking with key decision makers "liking you as an individual but ...". The idea of not looking at the experience from a victim mentality(believing the world is just and kind) meant a lot to me. On second thought bring something like United Capital to Australia would be revolutionary considering the dodgy advice client's receive and domination by big banks.
  • AH
    Andreas H.
    22 February 2017 @ 21:47
    Just in 10 Minutes in the interview I have to say this is amazing, very open, very constructive, very optimistic. Beautiful! :-)
  • DF
    Dave F.
    22 February 2017 @ 19:48
    This is one of the best conservations I have heard on RealVisionTV. Amazing. Inspiring. Thought-provoking.
  • BK
    Brian K.
    22 February 2017 @ 19:10
    Great interview - really uplifting, inspirational stuff. Laughed at the end when Joe said 'I don't know who will sit through this interview'.
  • PM
    Paul M.
    22 February 2017 @ 18:41
    Valuable and actionable insights and lessons for life in general let alone the financial world. What a great and inspirational guy he is. Thank you Real Vision for one of the best interviews I've seen.
  • JH
    Jesse H.
    22 February 2017 @ 16:49
    Excellent stuff from a man with real gravitas and understanding. I will remember many gems from this interview for some time, especially the Einstein quote about our belief as to whether we live in a kind / hostile universe, and that a successful life is about making conscious choices. Much more to this interview than investing & finance.
  • JC
    Ja C.
    22 February 2017 @ 15:27
    Outstanding! I listened to this yesterday. This morning we watched it in our family orientation meeting. Although Joe and I do not share the same world/life perspective, I found much to absorb from his experiences and observations. I want my people to be great investors, not just in financial matters, but in life itself. There is power in faith and hope which can lead to positive results when founded upon transcendent truth. Thank you, Joe, Grant, Raoul and the RVTV crew!
  • AD
    Arvydas D.
    22 February 2017 @ 14:43
    Amazing Interview, Amazing Story! One of the best interview on RV.
  • MH
    Marco H.
    22 February 2017 @ 14:32
    I have been a member to RV now for around 1.5 year. This interview belongs to the best I have seen. A very long interview indeed but time flew by.
  • JW
    John W.
    22 February 2017 @ 14:21
    Amazing interview. Very inspirational and insightful.
  • DW
    Daniel W.
    22 February 2017 @ 14:00
    Inspirational for sure. I'm going to show my children the first few bits of this interview. Everyone has choices, victimhood or adapting. It is a choice, period. He's living proof. This should be required watching for college students across America.
  • nR
    niall R.
    22 February 2017 @ 13:50
    Inspirational and education in equal measures, thanks again RV!
  • OM
    Omar M.
    22 February 2017 @ 13:35
    Loved it👍 Thx RV peeps!
  • SP
    Samant P.
    22 February 2017 @ 13:14
    Best interview on RV to date
  • MK
    Markus K.
    22 February 2017 @ 10:31
    I grew up in Liberia, with a similar life situation. Opened my business on Wall Street in 1994 and still having fun. Thank you for the inspiring talk!
  • MW
    Mike W.
    22 February 2017 @ 10:17
    Extraordiary interview! RV always delivers but the positive message was so engaging.
  • AD
    Anton D.
    22 February 2017 @ 09:46
    Amazing! Plan button will get worn out on this one! Please, please write book about life and living Joe!
  • MF
    Mohammad F.
    22 February 2017 @ 09:45
    Most wonderful interview and lessons in life. Maximum respect to this accomplishment and to the US for recognizing merit. An inspiration to us all!
  • kv
    keith v.
    22 February 2017 @ 09:21
  • NF
    Nat F.
    22 February 2017 @ 06:03
    The world is indeed kind. It has delivered RV and this amazing interview.
  • TH
    Timo H.
    22 February 2017 @ 06:03
    Master class about life.
  • TW
    Tom W.
    22 February 2017 @ 04:27
    Excellent interview... Thank you!
  • HJ
    Harry J.
    22 February 2017 @ 02:37
    I wish the conversation had continued. Seldom do I hear anything that is as thought provoking as this discussion on so many levels. Joe and Grant thank you.
  • TS
    Tim S.
    22 February 2017 @ 00:45
    Very enjoyable interview, great thinker and orator.
  • DM
    Daniel M.
    22 February 2017 @ 00:44
    You can tell this guy reads Stoicism. Indeed, the only thing we possess is our ability to make reasoned choices. Marcus Aurelius, Seneca, and Epictetus would be proud watching this interview.
  • RA
    Robert A.
    22 February 2017 @ 00:03
    Grant, I spent some time trying to come up with the right word for this most excellent interview and the word I came up with is "Profound". Interestingly, the two given meanings of the word BOTH exactly fit this interview. Isn't it interesting how something as simple as getting to the essence of life and an elegant solution to an unsolved problem can warrant such a big complimentary word like "Profound"? There are some RV parallels that just kind of jump out. And he REALLY sincerely doesn't think we are going to listen to every last bit of it? I think he has under estimated we RV'ers.
  • CE
    Carl E.
    22 February 2017 @ 00:03
    This is the only RV interview (so far) that has made me question my life's purpose.
  • SH
    Scott H.
    21 February 2017 @ 23:56
    Thanks Grant. Thanks Joe. So many take aways, great life lessons, deeply profound insights and business acumen that were shared. For the first time i will be making sure my kids watch an RV interview.
  • DS
    David S.
    21 February 2017 @ 22:01
    Excellent. A Master Class with two Masters. Just what a Master Class should be. I used a bookmark so I can watch several times later. Mt. Duran works hard to develop win/win outcomes for clients, employees, investors, etc. He starts with a win for his client. Very rare. DLS
  • RM
    Russell M.
    21 February 2017 @ 21:34
  • CT
    Claudia T.
    21 February 2017 @ 21:15
    Love it!
  • BF
    Bruce F.
    21 February 2017 @ 20:45
    once word covers this-OUTSTANDING
  • BS
    Bruce S.
    21 February 2017 @ 20:26
    Fantastic! I am inquiring about the service they provide as we speak!
  • BA
    Ben A.
    21 February 2017 @ 19:53
    Brilliant! Enough said!
  • DM
    Dom M.
    21 February 2017 @ 19:51
    God Bless!
  • PR
    Pedro R.
    21 February 2017 @ 18:29
    I have no words. Only stars, five.
  • RM
    Richard M.
    21 February 2017 @ 18:28
    Wow, what an amazing and profound story/life! Thank you so much for bringing such a wonderful experience to us. I am so glad good karma came into his life, he definitely deserved it. And NOT to get into politics, but we need more of these kind of individuals as immigrants to America - to make our country more resilient and strong and GOOD!
  • LA
    Linda A.
    21 February 2017 @ 18:26
    What a fascinating story & I have found that children of abuse always doubt themselves no matter how much they achieve. The next time something goes wrong remember "Every adversity carries with it the seed of an equivalent benefit".
  • HJ
    Harry J.
    21 February 2017 @ 18:06
    Grant, This story sounds familiar to one you heard in Dallas not long ago. I loved this, rings so many. Bells I've lost track! Regards, Jim
  • JH
    Jacqueline H.
    21 February 2017 @ 17:23
    Brilliant. Thank you for this. Really looking forward to hearing from Mr. Duran again.
  • IJ
    Ian J.
    21 February 2017 @ 16:55
    Beautiful, inspiring story.
  • RM
    Rainer M.
    21 February 2017 @ 16:39
    Great interview and truly inspirational story and insights. Thanks for getting Joe on RV Grant.
  • EL
    Elizabeth L.
    21 February 2017 @ 16:27
    Personally, Joe's sharing of his life experiences and thoughts has had a profound impact on my thinking and has shown me some of my stuck beliefs. I can feel that I will be making different life choices as a result. My deep gratitude to you Joe
  • MS
    Mark S.
    21 February 2017 @ 16:16
    What an amazing personal story! Often I gloss through the background portions of these interviews, but not this one. Inspirational!
  • A1
    Animal 1.
    21 February 2017 @ 15:45
    The master class series are back !!! :-) Epic!