Interview with Don Yaeger

Featuring Don Yaeger

Don Yaeger, NYT best-selling author, draws parallels between the 1% performers in sports and in investing – how they approach failure, the mindset of success, and how they maintain the drive to be the best.

Published on
29 July, 2016
Psychology, Investment Framework, Career
23 minutes


  • GJ

    George J.

    10 8 2016 20:59

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    Good one

  • PJ

    Peter J.

    2 8 2016 20:51

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    Brilliant interview loved it

  • DH

    Dale H.

    2 8 2016 04:18

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    Outstanding interview. I enjoyed the warmth of both parties. I am looking forward to the next one. Having lost financially or personally, does have an upside when one can honestly assess issues and take responsibility. It is also empowering - Personal responsibility means control of the next effort and of fine tuning from wrong assumptions etc. Loved the final comment, I am now drawing the two lines on paper..... A lot can be learned from RV and reading, and experience, however, whether your circle applies to investing, personal growth or whatever, I think it is key and often forgotten. It can take effort to find great and like minded people. For me this reminder is important.

  • MS

    Mark S.

    1 8 2016 22:10

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    All from a guy who isn't even in the financial world. The last advice from him is worth the price of the subscription. Thanks, Grant, thanks, Raoul for RV!

  • B

    Bojo .

    1 8 2016 16:41

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    Excellent interview! And yes, one of the most important things is to choose who our teachers are in a certain area.
    Also, if you liked this: this brilliant interview with one of the best boxers ever and a very intelligent man, Chris Eubanks, was very inspiring to me... definitely worth the time:

  • PP

    Preston P.

    1 8 2016 00:51

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    That last bit of advice is simply amazing!

  • KH

    Katrina H.

    31 7 2016 17:49

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    What an astute interview. Sometimes we all need to be reminded that it's not just technical skill that will get us to where we want to go. Great job RV!

  • db

    don b.

    31 7 2016 17:38

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    My earlier comment was censored (sadly). But I will just say the world has changed and most of the great hedge funds have just missed one of the greatest moves in history. The old game of front running the Fed is over and the real investors that can see deep deep value and be a true contrarian will be tomorrow's champions.

  • DS

    David S.

    30 7 2016 21:00

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    I agree with Christopher C. (7/29) about why would someone give this video a thumbs down? Several times I have commented that it would be a service to the rest of us for someone who gives a thumbs down to comment as to why. It would only take a moment, and would help us understand the position. If it were up to me I would get rid of the "thumbs down" like you got rid of the trolling option. We should be grown up enough to not need it.

  • DS

    David S.

    30 7 2016 20:50

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    My favorite John Wooden quote is - It is OK to disagree, it is not OK to be disagreeable. DLS

  • BF

    Bruce F.

    30 7 2016 13:31

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    outstanding observations of life.

  • gg

    gurdeep g.

    30 7 2016 12:02

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    more interviews like these please

  • JB

    Jenny B.

    30 7 2016 08:54

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    What a genuine and warm human being! Loved this.

  • WJ

    Wells J.

    30 7 2016 01:10

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    Outstanding..! I wrote down four important facts that I need to think about personally.

  • WK

    William K.

    30 7 2016 00:29

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    Grant, focusing on losing is the lesson of investing and life. Great line of questioning. Outstanding interview. Adversity as fuel - a loss is not a failure until you make an excuse!

  • CC

    Christopher C.

    29 7 2016 23:12

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    If I can conjure the dual spirits of Grant and Raoul for a moment, I just have to ask.... How the fuck can you downvote this video. I am past the disgust, then incredulousness, and now I am just honestly curious? What is not to like? I obviously have missed what you are seeing. And I want to know what it is. Speak up. Please.

  • RA

    Robert A.

    29 7 2016 22:31

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    I know someone who played for John Wooden and when he talks about Wooden his whole persona changes. He is both reverent and in awe of the man. When he tells the stories his delivery is almost erie. Does this guy have a data base or what?

  • Sv

    Sid v.

    29 7 2016 21:15

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    Real Vision delivers every day!

  • IF

    Ian F.

    29 7 2016 21:08

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    I would love a Sunday Night Football commentator to refer to the players as 'sportsmen'.

  • sc

    stefan c.

    29 7 2016 20:34

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    Amazing interview!

  • SC

    Sau C.

    29 7 2016 19:18

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    Great interview, wished it was longer in duration

  • DM

    Dom M.

    29 7 2016 19:10

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    vision,trust,respect are the key variables in a winning team!

  • BE

    Baha E.

    29 7 2016 16:42

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    Last piece of advice is truly great!

  • CC

    Christopher C.

    29 7 2016 15:43

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    Those who learn to own their failures learn to hate their failure. Those who learn to hate failure succeed.
    Those who succeed are not afraid to to fail.
    Wash, rinse, repeat.

  • CP

    Charles P.

    29 7 2016 14:38

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    The best RV interviews always contain those handful ideas which strike you with seeming serendipity. They challenge , extend or excite your thinking. They are ideas which you immediately absorb and reflect upon....and act upon. What a gift to keep these ideas coming into my life with such regularity!

  • Hv

    Henrik v.

    29 7 2016 14:13

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    Amazing advice right in the end. Homework to do.