Rudy Cline Thomas joins us on this week’s episode of the podcast. Rudy is the Founder and Managing Partner of a company called Mastery, Inc. which brings together world class athletes, leading technology, media and consumer product companies as well as entrepreneurs and investors to create top tier platform building companies. When we say top tier platform building companies, we are talking about companies like Zoom which was used to put together this podcast. Most recently Rudy was an Executive Producer in the documentary The Scheme which was on HBO and was about College Basketball. In 2007, Rudy founded the Annual Players Technology Summit and now they have Bloomberg as a partner, and they bring together top tier athletes with some of the best thought leaders in technology and venture capital. He currently works as a strategic advisor and resides in New York City.
In this episode, we discuss his childhood (5:45), basketball in his life (9:40), what he wanted to do in life (11:20), his relationship with money (12:30), his college experience (13:40), his internship with the NBA (16:20), his biggest failure (19:40), where his persistence comes from (25:30), what he learned from 3 different mentors (28:30), being an alpha (31:00), when he pivoted out of being an agent (35:10), his mission (36:00), his habits (38:40), Players Technology Summit (39:40), what makes him feel most alive (40:30), and where he likes to get information (42:10).
Thank you to Rudy for coming on the podcast. We encourage you to check out the documentary “The Scheme” on HBO which Rudy was involved in.
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