The Power of Masterminds

Discover the power of joining a Mastermind group, and find out how you can create your own in this interview with Lifebook Founder Jon Butcher and business maverick Yanik Silver.

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About Yanik Silver:

Yanik redefines how business is played in the 21st century at the intersection of more profits, more fun and more impact.

Starting with his first million-dollar idea at 3 o’clock in the morning, he has bootstrapped 7 other products and services to the 7-figure mark from scratch without funding, taking on debt or even having a real business plan.

Yanik’s story and businesses have been featured in WIRED,, USA Today,, MSN Money, Entrepreneur, Fox Business News, and the Wall Street Journal among others.

He is the author of several best-selling marketing books and tools including “Maverick Startup,” Instant Sales Letters® & “34 Rules for Maverick Entrepreneurs”. Yanik is the host of the annual Underground Online Seminar®, a noted “Top-10 Event for Entrepreneurs” by Forbes. Yanik was named one of Entrepreneur Magazine’s top 50 Favorite Online-Marketing Influencers.

His latest venture is Maverick1000, a private, invitation-only global network of the top entrepreneurs and industry transformers. This group periodically assembles for breakthrough retreats, rejuvenating experiences and ‘giving forward’ opportunities (to-date raising over $1.5MM+) with participating icons such as Sir Richard Branson, Tony Hawk, Chris Blackwell, John Paul DeJoria, Tony Hsieh CEO of, Russell Simmons and Tim Ferriss.

Yanik’s lifetime goal is to connect visionary leaders and game changers to catalyze innovative business models and new ideas for solving 100 of the world’s most impactful issues by the year 2100. Leveraging business as a multiplier for good…co-creating something great.

As a self-described “adventure junkie,” Yanik has found that his own life-changing experiences such as running with the bulls, flying MiG jets, HALO skydiving, exotic car rallies and Zero-Gravity flights have not expanded his limits but also led to breakthroughs in ideas, focus and business thinking. In between checking off items on his Ultimate Big Life List, he calls Potomac, Maryland home with his wife, Missy, and 2 mini mavericks adventurers in the making, Zack & Zoe.

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