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  • (lightning booming)

  • - There was a great thing that somebody

  • said to me years ago,

  • and I say it all the time.

  • There's two ways to build the biggest building in town.

  • You either just build the biggest building in town,

  • or you spend all your time

  • tearing everybody else's building down.

  • And if there's anything on my last breath

  • that I'm most proud of, is I'm out here

  • just trying to build the biggest building.

  • It would be the best if all eight billion

  • people had this mindset.

  • You wouldn't have a single bad thing happen in society.

  • (laughs)

  • If you actually cared about everybody else

  • and didn't impose your own hurt on someone else.

  • - [Interviewer] So where do we start?

  • Because you would say parents, maybe?

  • - Yeah, I think you start with even the conversation.

  • We start with this fucking film.

  • (urban music)

  • I think about succeeding in one very simple story.

  • There are two ways, my friends, to build

  • the biggest building in town.

  • Step number one, just build the biggest building in town.

  • Step number two, build a decent-sized building

  • and then spend all your time trying to tear down

  • everybody else's building around you down,

  • so you end up being the biggest building in town.

  • My friend, 95% of people try to do number two.

  • People that tear everyone else's building down

  • are hurting inside and want other people

  • to feel pain, misery loves company.

  • And are so insecure that they actually think

  • that that $1 or that opportunity is only available.

  • They don't live in a world of abundance.

  • I do think some people think the lives of a population,

  • like black lives matter more,

  • that means my life matters less.

  • And I think that's super wrong.

  • That's why people are replying saying all lives matter.

  • They don't get it.

  • They think that it's like a competition

  • or there's space that black lives are taking up.

  • People hear black privilege.

  • And I've been watching how people have been acting.

  • They think that comes at the cost

  • of somebody who's white or Asian.

  • - Absolutely. - That's crazy.

  • This is not a black, white, girl, boy issue.

  • This is a positive, negative issue.

  • - [Man] That's it.

  • - It's fucking stupid.

  • Of course your life matters too.

  • How do you not understand that you should

  • only be as happy as your most unhappy fellow human.

  • That level of compassion, sympathy, empathy

  • is fucking required for your own happiness.

  • How in the world does anybody translate

  • black lives matter in their head as

  • no, no, but my life matters too.

  • Yes, yes, yes.

  • But that's why this is on my mind,

  • because when you see things happen socially,

  • it translates in my brain business-wise.

  • These are the same people that think

  • when somebody else's store opens up,

  • that they're gonna lose.

  • See, I think the problem is so many people

  • want to win at somebody else's expense

  • without understanding that there's so many

  • variations of winning, and every one of us

  • has a totally different definition for it.

  • And when my homie Travis from Uber,

  • and when my homie, Chris Saka becomes the best VC,

  • and goes on "Shark Tank" and they beat me,

  • I'm the most pumped for them.

  • They deserve it.

  • And then I say, but it's not over yet.

  • (audience laughing)

  • And that's who I am.

  • - [Interviewer] Why do some people get mad?

  • - Because they're sad.

  • Because they're selfish.

  • They care about themselves.

  • But the question is, why do they care about themselves?

  • They care about themselves because they're insecure,

  • and it's a protective mechanism.

  • Most people that come along that have

  • a lot of talent to amass attention

  • and resources and wealth and power,

  • a solid amount of them lack humility and altruism.

  • But I think a lot of people were also lucky

  • in having kindness and capability in them.

  • They just weren't watching something

  • that made them think that was the thing to do.

  • That's what this is all about, right?

  • This is all about like, no, I'm not that special.

  • There's actually millions of people

  • in the last 100 years that had what I had.

  • It's just they grew up in societies and messaging

  • that made them think differently.

  • I think that Steve Jobs came along, became an icon.

  • But the sad part of that narrative

  • was he did not treat his employees well.

  • He became an icon and the narrative became,

  • he got the most out of people by being a jerk.

  • And that became romanticized.

  • I could literally watch people that I knew

  • who used to be nicer start treating employees like jerks

  • because that's what Steve Jobs did.

  • And a lot of people in Silicon Valley today

  • run companies where they're mean

  • because they think that's the right thing to do

  • because they put Steve Jobs on a pedestal.

  • I want my pedestal moment.

  • I want to become that big.

  • And what I want to come from that

  • is that kids that aren't even born today

  • think that they can build a $5 billion company

  • and be a great guy or great gal.

  • And what I want to do is inspire two 14 year old girls

  • in Kansas City right now to build a billion dollar company

  • on having a bunch of employees

  • hugging each other in the halls.

  • I feel this crazy, weird sense of responsibility

  • that I was given all this talent and capability.

  • And I'm like, okay, I need to communicate how I do it,

  • because I do think I do it with a more empathetic,

  • sympathetic, compassionate, human, good intent.

  • If you asked me point blank, do I feel like

  • I've already moved the collective entrepreneurial world

  • a little bit, a hair towards it?

  • I do because I've just had hundreds and hundreds

  • and hundreds and thousands of entrepreneurs

  • reach out to me and say, I'm a better person

  • because of this or that.

  • And I think the more successful I am,

  • the more people will try to parrot that behavior.

  • So I think positivity and good is practical advice

  • to building an empire.

  • And I wanna be the poster child of the person

  • that built the biggest, baddest empire

  • and did it by being a good dude along the way.

  • And that's the legacy I want to leave.

  • Let me make it perfectly clear to you.

  • The world is abundant.

  • Nobody else is taking out of your pocket.

  • Everybody who's watching this film right now,

  • if you're good enough, nothing's gonna stop ya.

  • Why would you run from me, run from me yeah

  • You could just run to me, run to me yeah

  • The feeling's electric

  • The feeling's electric

  • Why would you run from me, run from me yeah

  • You could just run to me, run to me yeah

  • The feeling's electric

(lightning booming)

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