TGM Classic | David Osborn | Fuel for Success: Like Father, Like Entrepreneur

Join Darius and David as they map out the unusual path of an entrepreneur, and discuss why money should be more of a means to a goal rather than a goal in and of itself.

In this episode, David and I talked about:

  • How growing up in Europe gave David an appreciation for the US, and how he ended up working in real estate almost by accident
  • What it means to ‘pivot’ as an entrepreneur
  • The importance of investing in passive income vehicles.
  • And other topics…

Meet David:

David Osborn was raised in Europe and educated in Great Britain. Selected as a National Merit Scholar, he attended the University of Texas and graduated with an economics degree.

David is the principal owner in the 6th largest real estate company in the US with 4,500+ agents responsible for over 19,000 transaction sides and $10 billion in sales in 2017. He is an operating principal and/or investor in five Keller Williams Regions and nine Market Centers, owns 20+ real estate related ventures, principle of a REI private equity group, and the operator of over 35 profitable real estate related businesses in the US and Canada. Firmly rooted to the principal of knowledge sharing and giving back, David is a member of the Keller Williams Master Faculty and regularly teaches as a keynote speaker. He is a co-founder of GoBundance, an accountability-based group of entrepreneurs, and sits on the board of the 1Life Fully Lived non-profit, a member of YPO/WPO Austin and TIGER 21, and contributes to various causes from fighting cancer to building clean water wells through Charity Water. David is the proud father of two beloved daughters, a son and is married to the wonderful and talented Traci Osborn.

Meet Darius: 

Darius is your host of The Greatness Machine LIVE. Darius is a mad scientist, high-growth CEO, serial entrepreneur, author, conscious capitalist, speaker, and entertainer. Darius is on a quest to create 1,000,000 Core Value Driven Organization by 2030. He is calling this “The Core Value Revolution.” Darius is an alumni of the Birthing of Giants Entrepreneurial Program at MIT and Stagen Integral Leadership Program. Darius’s accolades include being ranked #9 Top Rated CEO in America on Glassdoor, has won numerous Stevie Awards, and has founded and grown organizations that have been ranked #40 in the Inc. 500 and were ranked #3 Best Places to Work By the San Francisco Business Time. He is all about the P’s: Passion, Pizza, Puzzles, and, especially, Pink Unicorns. His book, The Core Value Equation, is an Amazon #1 Best Seller and is available at

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