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Welcome, if you are listening to this podcast, it’s highly likely you are one of the early adopters. I’m an entrepreneur, investor and today your podcast host, outside being an entrepreneur and investor I hold a masters from UCL and have recently acquired two additional diplomas one from Harvard and another one from Stanford and many other financial qualifications from the London School of Business and Finance. I also studied my undergrad in Computer Science and today I’m your podcast host. The value proposition of the broadcast is the startups businesses and want to be entrepreneurs. The idea is, to learn from world leading guests, and up and coming entrepreneurs. Our aim is to attract a small community of like-minded folks that connect learn and execute new ideas. The theme, business activism, disruptive technologies is so pre 2020.
Today I’d like to welcome James Delingpole to the podcast.
James holds an undergrad in english language and literature from Oxford University, which led him to become an English writer, journalist and columnist. James Delingpole has written for a number of publications including The Daily Mail, Daily Telegraph, The Times, The Spectator and an Executive Editor for Breitbart London.
Let’s go and say hello.
The idea of the podcast is decentralisation um which is technically web 3.0 or you know I’ve be coined it as business activism. I’ve been watching you for over a year now and I like your style of Journalism and I feel that you only have that license to do what you do is because you’re decentralised. You’re totally independent in the terms of being ‘independent’ and so that’s why I really wanted to invite you onto the podcast. To discuss your entrepreneurially journey.
The podcast is all about problem, solution, fit.
So I’d really wanted to find out about you as an individual your entrepreneur of your journey how you got to take that leap of faith from being in the corporate world to an independent operator as an entrepreneur and your solution your pricing models and how you feel it’s gone for you and how nervous you may or may not be at the beginning of that journey.
If you can start by tell us a little bit about you as a journalist, in the real world or the previous world.
Why you become a journalist?
I became a journalist because I’m good at writing. I’m really good at writing and I’m unsuited really for any other job. That’s the problem.
I’d love to have been a hedge fund manager or whatever but I’m just constitutionally incapable of of doing that kind of thing. Im kind of quite sketchy I don’t really like taking orders from people, I don’t like conforming to a company ethos. I think you have to do that at least in the early stages of a financial career. I might have been good at the stage where you just start making shed loads of money but by having long lunches whatever. I wouldn’t have been very good at the beginning stage so I never got to the end stage. So I ended up being a journalist. I fell into journalism and in the in the days when I was doing journalism to start off with you earned a really reasonable living. I was earning the same or probably more than my peers who were lawyers.
My accountant friends even my city friends you know I was in my twenties I was having a good income. Then of course, they catch up with you and they overtake you and they are much much more than you . Where’s your salary as a journalistic? Salary in real terms, probably halved every decade. Which is a function of the decline of the the mainstream media. You know the legacy the models it’s rightly. The model doesn’t work because people don’t buy newspapers anymore.
They can’t make the money on the sales or indeed on the advertising. What’s happened to the mainstream media is that the only people they can recruit now are these woke kids fresh out of their university. Indoctrination and they go into the media because they want to change the world and by changing the world what they mean promoting this mendacious narrative. Which the system wants to use to to brainwash people so you don’t get any news reporting anymore.
I mean, to a degree. I’m sure it was always like that. Propaganda for the powers that be but it’s definitely got much much worse, totally.
I realized at least a decade ago that the writing was on the wall. Mainstream media journalism my career I just didn’t