Dan Peña is by far one of the most eccentric American businessmen I have ever met, and I've seen my fair share over the years.
Dwelling in the 550 year old Guthrie Castle in Scotland, Dan was originally known for turning $820 into $450 million in the oil business in the 1980s. Since then he has taken a break from the business world to focus on mentoring elite executives and boasts a net worth creation of $50 billion. As Ripley used to say, "Believe it, or not."
But one thing that cannot be denied is his charisma: a tantalising combination of Sigmund Freud, General George S. Patton, and the former Chairman of General Electric Jack Welsh. Dan gets straight to the point with his hard-hitting talk. No minced words and no cry babies allowed. And if you think what you see is opinionated, try having a chat with him off camera! He definitely gave me a piece of his mind.
I guarantee you will either love or hate Dan Peña, a reaction we have prided ourselves in at London Real over the years. During the interview I found myself asking that very same question, and after much deliberation have concluded that I quite like Dan Peña.
In fact I like him so much that I have decided to make it my mission to Mentor him in the fine art of the Ayahuasca Ceremony. Now we can truly unleash his power to the world.