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Anthony Scaramucci: ‘Dust Yourself Off’; America Loves a Third Act

Anthony Scaramucci, founder of SkyBridge Capital and the SALT Conference, emphasized the importance of moving past your mistakes. Scaramucci gained notoriety for being fired from the White House after briefly serving as communications director. “You’re gonna make a lot of mistakes in life, and it’s better for you to admit the mistake, own it, forgive yourself and move on,” he told Bold TV’s David Grasso. 

Scaramucci said he started the SALT Conference 10 years ago in 2009 envisioning a bipartisan platform. “Americans are focused on what are the right policies, not what are the Left and Right policies,” he said. This year’s SALT Conference speakers included 2020 Democratic presidential candidate Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (D-Hawaii), former Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.), Obama advisor Valerie Jarrett and “Shark Tank’s” Mark Cuban.

Scaramucci said the SALT Conference came at a desperate time for SkyBridge Capital during the recession. “We were on our way to bankruptcy. SkyBridge was about to turn into ‘no bridge capital’ or ‘the blown up bridge.’ It was right after the global financial crisis and so we were looking around for what was the best thing to do.” The first conference attracted 400 people; this year over 1500 attended. 

Since his departure from the White House, Scaramucci said he has made a comeback. “Your fear and your emotions can take over, and if you allow your fear and emotions to become — not just a speed bump but a very high wall — then you won’t have as fulfilling of a life, and so accept some failure in your life.”

His departing advice was, “Dust yourself off. You know, America loves second and third and fourth acts and so dust yourself off, believe in yourself and you know, if you have a sense of humor, use it.” 

Editor’s Note: SALT is a Bold publicity partner.

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