Uncle Joe, the Village Voice and Jeff Bezos: Michael Gleissner Builds an Empire – Helping You Soar: A (Sort of) Legal Podcast #2

Dec 12, 2023

Welcome back to Helping You Soar: A (Sort of) Legal Podcast, your dive into the minds of successful entrepreneurs who have climbed the heights of the business world and lived to tell their tales. In our second episode, Jeffrey W. Berkman, Esq., LL.M., Chair of the Corporate & Securities Group at FRB, sits down with Michael Gleissner who tells his story; starting from his time as a boy growing up in Regensburg, Germany to building a multimillion-dollar, international empire. 

They delve into Michael's early forays into the online world, selling books and pioneering web hosting services in Germany, and how that entrepreneurial spirit was fueled by the allure of America's boundless opportunities. The episode explores how Michael was able to capitalize on the nascent technology of the late 1980s to build and sell a company to Amazon, had the vision in the 1990s to understand the business opportunities offered by the Internet, and then went on to build several successful businesses as well as become a prolific real estate and stock market investor. If you only take one lesson from Michael’s many pearls of wisdom, never tell them how much you want…

You'll hear how Michael's clear-headed strategies on valuation metrics, risk perception, and the power of good legal counsel can make or break your investments. And don't miss the tale of our guest's admirable leap from an early online struggle with an overflowing inbox to a genius outsourcing solution halfway across the world.

Sit back, relax, and get ready to absorb the wisdom that can help you make that strategic leap. 

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Helping You Soar: A (Sort of) Legal Podcast, hosted by FRB Partner Jeffrey W. Berkman, Esq., LL.M., gives listeners insight into the minds of the myriad of successful businesspeople that FRB has been privileged to represent.

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