David Packouz (@DavidPackouz) is an entrepreneur, inventor, musician, and CEO of Singular Sound. He’s also a former arms dealer, whose story was portrayed in the movie War Dogs with Jonah Hill, Miles Teller, Ana de Armas, and Bradley Cooper. [This is part one of a two-part episode. Carry on to part two here!]
What We Discuss with David Packouz:
- How does an Orthodox Jew with 10 siblings become an international arms dealer?
- How federal government contracts work — and why some of them almost always go over budget.
- How corruption at every level of the Russian government hamstrings its military and stifles innovation.
- How David and his partner Efraim Diveroli got hooked up with lucrative government arms deals when they were barely adults.
- The countless ways in which Efraim is not as charming as Jonah Hill made him out to be in War Dogs.
- And much more…
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Resources from This Episode:
- War Dogs: The True Story of How Three Stoners From Miami Beach Became the Most Unlikely Gunrunners in History by Guy Lawson | Amazon
- War Dogs | Prime Video
- David Packouz | Website
- David Packouz | Instagram
- David Packouz | Facebook
- David Packouz | Twitter
- David Packouz | YouTube
- Next Generation Music Gear | Singular Sound
- Efraim Diveroli | Wikipedia
- Types of Government Contracts | Government Contracting Academy
- NATO and the Warsaw Pact | History of Western Civilization II
- Lord of War | Prime Video
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