Nick is a serial entrepreneur with a passion for creating companies that disrupt the way people live, (sound familiar)? He is the co-founder of Leverage and the former CEO of CalvinApp. Before making the jump to the startup technology space, Nick spent more than eight years on Wall Street as a high frequency algorithmic trader. What the heck is a “high frequency algorithmic trader” and how did someone with ADD wind up doing that job for eight years before breaking from the pack and bringing the fun back? His story and how he keeps it all spinning & balanced, here in today’s podcast. Enjoy!
In this episode, Peter and Nicholas discuss:
:47- Intro and welcome Nick!
1:47- So what’s your story? And what exactly is a high frequency algorithmic trader? ref: “Micro Wave Technology”
3:45- How did you wind up with a career on Wall Street?
5:15- What influenced you to quit?
6:48- After you finally made the decision to quit, what was your first ‘day after’ like?
7:11- Tell us about your first few months of working for yourself?
8:21- So what happens on days when you wake up & it’s just not happening, or you’re just not feelin’ IT?
10:10- What do you do to ensure that you allow for downtime and honest rest in your life?
11:21- On obsessing and ‘doing fun’.
13:10- What is your lifestyle outside of work; do you exercise much?
14:36- Where do you find the joy in Chess? ref: “Spire Stone breathing tracker”
17:46- Nick, how can people find you? www.getleverage.com or Nick@GetLeverage.com
18:33- Thank you Nick and thank you for listening!
18:54- Faster Than Normal Podcast info and credits
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