Guayakí Yerba Mate: David Karr and Chris Mann: How I Built This Podcast with Guy Raz

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Since the mid-1990’s, Guayakí Yerba Mate has revolutionized how Americans perceive herbal drinks. David Karr and Chris Mann were so captivated by the South American infusion that they launched a mission to make it available in the US. Together with three other friends, this devoted team endured 15 years of hard work living out of vans and visiting stores up and down America all for their product – culminating in widespread success as one of today’s most iconic yerba mate brands!

My mother in law loves to sew.

A few years ago she asked me how to set up an online store.

She wanted to sell fancy throw pillows she was making.

I gave her very basic steps. Enough to get started (I don't know much about ecom).

A few weeks later she showed me her site. It

Everyone wants “yes.”

But they don’t wanna pay the price.

100 Nos is the price of one yes.

You can get as many as yeses as you damn well please as long as you’re willing to pay the price.

I was sad to learn that Charlie Munger died today at age 99.

What a life.

He would likely roll his eyes and argue that none of us should be too surprised, based on the actuarial tables, but we’ve lost one of the 20th century’s greatest investors and businessmen.

Chris and I

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