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Hey, I'm Ben!

I build, buy, and invest in businesses.

I've had 2 successful exits. Way more failures.

I try to send one dope email a week called a 1x1x1 filled with learnings and life updates.

I hope Iย can help a handful of people in their career and life path.

Want to learn more about what I'm working on? Visit Pono Ventures.

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Ben's 1x1x1 - July 19, 2024 ๐Ÿš€ - Red Ocean Strategy ๐Ÿ“•

As entrepreneurs, we all dream of the blue ocean. Not the blue ocean that you can see from your vacation villa in Tahiti (maybe next year Ben). We dream of the blue ocean for business that has few to no competitors.


Ben's 1x1x1 - July 12, 2024 ๐Ÿš€ - Shots On Goal

My business partner and I have a lot of weaknesses. But amidst our graveyard of weaknesses, I think we have a few strengths. One of our greatest strengths - we take a lot of shots on goal.


Ben's 1x1x1 - July 5, 2024 ๐Ÿš€ - Inspired To Give

The fact that my cousin is 29 and has this thriving business is not what was inspirational. The inspiration, was that he is 29 and is already aggressively giving back.


Ben's 1x1x1 - June 21, 2024 ๐Ÿš€ - Legacy businesses

I've been thinking a lot about legacy businesses recently. Basically the business equivalent of a family heirloom that doesn't gather dust.


Ben's 1x1x1 - June 14, 2024 ๐Ÿš€ - You want how much for this business?!

Getting your dog groomed isn't the only thing that's expensive these days. Businesses are expensive!