Jeff Seder is the founder and CEO of EQB, a consulting firm which advises thoroughbred racehorse owners. He utilizes proprietary big data analytics to predict the success of racehorses, most notably the 2015 triple crown winner American Pharoah. He has his undergraduate, law and business degrees all from Harvard and he currently resides on a farm in Pennsylvania.
Some interesting insights from this episode:
- Learn how he used utilized big data to predict the success of American Pharoah, the first Triple Crown winner in 37 years.
- Success is all about hard work: “It took 35 years and $7 million to become an overnight success.”
- On why competitors haven’t replicated his methods: “I can give someone a violin and an instruction manual but they’re not going to play a symphony right away.”
- On following your passion: “My Harvard professor asked me what I was passionate about and I said ‘horses.’”
- Learn how he used a slow motion camera to study the U.S. Olympic bobsled team and help them turn the tide and start winning medals for the first time.
- “Excellence is learning your instrument and then forgetting it all and just wailing.”