Why Linus Left NCIX

A little throwback because Linus will be back on That Creative Life for episode 100 tomorrow! Episode 100 is now live! LISTEN! www.thatcreative.life/episodes/linus-100
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  1. That Creative Life Clips

    That Creative Life Clips

    8 oy oldin

    Throwback clip because Linus will be joining us AGAIN on That Creative Life tomorrow for episode 100!!!!!!!

    • Jason Brooks

      Jason Brooks

      3 oy oldin

      Linus and his boss were actually both correct when it comes to retail it’s just that Linus’s plan is not a retail business per se is more of a wholesale or blowout type company where you buy up all the inventory and sell it for as much as you can get and not worry about your turn time. A normal retailer works off of turns. This is a 30 day period where at the end of the 30 days you have to pay back or pay for your product line. This is what a retailer does. The idea is to use a short term investment or grace period to turn as much product as possible paying for your initial investment and collecting pure profit with no out of pocket. So both Linus and his x boss were on the same page just not the same format. Wholesale is the most risky format but has the biggest return. Retail turns is the less risky with more likely predictable profit margins. I can see why they both had the disagreement. One sees boxes at the end of the 30 days and panics. The other just sees potential for a big payday.

    • EoRdE6


      4 oy oldin

      How do you keep getting him to agree to interviews haha

    • Péter Schilling

      Péter Schilling

      6 oy oldin

      Great! Just make sure to prepare for the interview... You knew he was at NCIX but didn't know he did the tect tips there? Your channel is too young to have such mistake.

  2. Jose Baviera

    Jose Baviera

    Kun oldin

    Never disagree with a numbers guy

  3. YEEmoTrash


    15 kun oldin

    It's so weird seeing Linus being professional (He's professional in LTT but you see what I mean)

  4. Michael R.

    Michael R.

    15 kun oldin

    Rhymes with peachy lol

  5. Kennechi Sy

    Kennechi Sy

    16 kun oldin

    And here we are now ncix closed, and linus is starting his verified actual gamers program.

  6. Jim Flagg

    Jim Flagg

    22 kun oldin

    Final laugh is Linus' because NCIX went out of business.

  7. bumweaselsr


    27 kun oldin

    Two comments. NCIX started out by using cash from investment immigrants, supplying them with false jobs etc. for Canadian immigration, to undercut the competition by selling products under cost. The other Chinese owned tech hardware companies in the lower mainland knew this and were unable to compete. This is what I heard from the owners of the other companies and others in the community rumor mill. I personally refused to purchase anything form NCIX and dealt with those I developed a good honest relationship with. Second, Linus' non-compete clause will not hold water if the non-compete prevents one from working in an area of their expertise. Example, an civil engineer leaves a firm, signs a non-compete letter that forbids any jobs in the civil engineering. So do they work at McDonalds now? The courts stuck this down if the non-compete restricts the individual from using their area of expertise to generate income. Otherwise, entertaining clip and thank God NCIX is gone, the owner was just another tǎo yàn person.

  8. mONEy


    Oy oldin

    My story isn't as cool, but I worked at a home decore retail store in Canada called Bouclair Home. I worked there for like 6 or 7 months and I found a way better job that was full time and also paid commission. I left and I think 2ish weeks into my new job Bouclair closed down. Haha. Destroyed.

  9. ThunderGod9182


    Oy oldin

    I like her, Linus....meh

  10. Tom Henry

    Tom Henry

    Oy oldin

    Thankfully Linus left. Steve Wu lost the company? haha

  11. Chinmay naringrekar

    Chinmay naringrekar

    Oy oldin

    Man one extra click and LTT is born If this doesn't explain butterfly effect then what does

  12. Meek Meads

    Meek Meads

    Oy oldin

    There were unverified rumors that NCIX was actually a money laundering front for "Hong Kong Chinese entities".

  13. metta117


    Oy oldin

    Linus is a time traveler and him looking at his year watch just proves it

  14. Altair4611


    Oy oldin

    What mic are they using?

  15. TomGreek1980


    Oy oldin

    NCIX was the worst computer company you can buy anything at. The one that was near by was the worst and racist. They literally said they won't hire any blacks, browns or whites. Only asian people allowed to work there. I told NCIX head office and they didn't care. They also screwed up my friends computer where he had to get the police involved saying he got scammed and showed them his receipt and the computer he got was nothing like what he asked for. Friend finally got his money and went near by to Canada Computers who gave me the computer he wanted for a few hundred dollars less. So glad they went out of business when they did.

  16. Crusader1089


    Oy oldin

    It's interesting to see Linus talk about his skills at management, sales and running a company. We don't normally get to see these when he is hosting LTT etc, but they are clearly the skills that let him build and grow his company.

  17. B BG

    B BG

    Oy oldin

    The only reason he can be so frank about it, NCIX is RIP, defunct since 2017.

    • TomGreek1980


      Oy oldin

      Good Riddance.

  18. CryptoCred


    Oy oldin

    Dang she is cute when she looks at the camera.

  19. WalayatFamily


    Oy oldin

    Linus was a shit employee, Your no1 priority is to do what your told to do!

  20. NoSkill PG3D

    NoSkill PG3D

    Oy oldin

    The only videos from her that has some views are all from linus

  21. Man


    Oy oldin

    TLDR: the management suck

  22. HPRIME33_


    Oy oldin

    Looks at his watch to tell the year

  23. bull lakoza

    bull lakoza

    Oy oldin

    I wish you all the good luck Linus. I can't wait till I can see you like apple or Google. Go get them tiger

  24. Don Spruit

    Don Spruit

    Oy oldin

    Also guys in construction dont understand this. They keep looking at inhand inventory instead of channeling more work

  25. RidiPwn


    Oy oldin

    Great interview

  26. Benjamin Cho

    Benjamin Cho

    Oy oldin

    when I heard him saying "because", I thought for a second he might continue with " with our sponsor"

  27. PAIN


    Oy oldin

    Jesus this reporter/ interviewer is awful, all you had to do is ask Linus one thing and let him go. Everything else was unnecessary

  28. Mixup 221

    Mixup 221

    2 oy oldin

    Damn Linus is honestly just such a smart person

  29. Jay Pandya

    Jay Pandya

    2 oy oldin

    Yooooo 4:18 the editor made me laugh there 😂

  30. jour bisnar

    jour bisnar

    2 oy oldin


  31. Tech Info

    Tech Info

    2 oy oldin

    huge blunder from this woo guy

  32. Missing


    2 oy oldin

    4:39 do you do any guest research? This was such a basic fact.

  33. Martin Tovar

    Martin Tovar

    2 oy oldin

    i like this particular video a lot!!!, because you see the real Linus Sebastian, the mind and intelligence behind the success, and its impressive.

  34. Lazdinger


    2 oy oldin

    Man, she’s an awesome interviewer.

  35. Ansible Solutions

    Ansible Solutions

    2 oy oldin

    a know-it-all, entitled cry baby

  36. Fat Cat

    Fat Cat

    2 oy oldin

    Over a click. And extra click. lol

  37. regulus8518


    3 oy oldin

    who request this feature .... the answer : this can be blamed on the modern day implementation of agile scrum dev philosophy, everything that comes out of agile or horse shit dev process is just shit code packed with features that don't work, which nobody requested and which nobody is allowed to refactor cause it will break things ... what makes it worst is most software engineers are just too spineless to object

  38. Komori Kun

    Komori Kun

    3 oy oldin

    Weird seeing Linus with products all around him and no lttstore.com plug lol

  39. chloe devereaux

    chloe devereaux

    3 oy oldin

    if i was that ceo and you spoke to me like that your ass would have been on the streets.......

  40. Philosophically Broke

    Philosophically Broke

    3 oy oldin

    *looks at watch. "6 and a half years ago" That's a fancy watch! I want one of those "6 and a half years ago" watches!

    • eufonius486


      3 oy oldin

      a watch that has an automatic calendar mode

  41. JAZZ


    3 oy oldin

    With management like that it's no wonder NCIX went out of business.

  42. António Rebelo

    António Rebelo

    3 oy oldin

    5:51 » tip to the hostess; switch off your phone before doing an interview, checking your phone is quite impolite and unprofessional...

  43. Larry Royovitz

    Larry Royovitz

    3 oy oldin

    Clearly I'm missing out on something...

  44. doomdog 308

    doomdog 308

    3 oy oldin

    Who is she she's hot

  45. Tee Bo

    Tee Bo

    3 oy oldin

    I never knew he was form surrey , until this video saying he worked at ncix lol

  46. Adrian Vogel

    Adrian Vogel

    3 oy oldin

    maybe research your guests first

  47. Lucien L

    Lucien L

    3 oy oldin

    Answer = money and control = own business

  48. Chris K

    Chris K

    3 oy oldin

    omfg was there no competent and smart person to interview you?

  49. Muhammad Farid

    Muhammad Farid

    3 oy oldin

    The only youtube ad i wont be mad at.. linus really good person

  50. OblivionDio


    4 oy oldin

    Why? Because youtube pays. If youtube didn't pay then he'd be screwed

  51. Opochtli


    4 oy oldin

    This was a helpful video!

  52. Carousel Blind.

    Carousel Blind.

    4 oy oldin

    linus a better boss than ncix boss

  53. David Stunning

    David Stunning

    4 oy oldin

    so much respect for sebastian.

  54. Angelo Alexander

    Angelo Alexander

    4 oy oldin

    I've experienced that before, where it feels like where you're working is just the wrong place for you.

  55. Crunch2


    4 oy oldin

    When an employer says their #1 priority is reducing inventory, it means you need a new job.

  56. GaLoS


    4 oy oldin

    I've been with him since the early NCIX days. He is a massive influencer now and NCIX is barely a memory.

  57. ALEX XU


    4 oy oldin

    The wealthy sauce ipsilaterally blind because pocket qualitatively rush vice a alcoholic freon. amusing, petite hardcover

  58. ӨM乂†ん ん乇尺ム†んズ乇ノ 丂んノ尺のムム刀乇

    ӨM乂†ん ん乇尺ム†んズ乇ノ 丂んノ尺のムム刀乇

    4 oy oldin

    the girl interviewing him is and idiot isn't she

  59. ComputerNerdInside


    4 oy oldin

    So THAT'S why NCIX never had anything in stock. And that's what killed it.

  60. Makoto Yuki

    Makoto Yuki

    4 oy oldin

    Boss: huh....well tell me when you get a million Linus: *gets a million from sponsors & **lttstore.com* did i forgot something?

  61. KylLcsTV


    4 oy oldin

    Shout out to everyone who looks at their watch, when asked a question about “how many years....”

  62. callumrock11lol


    4 oy oldin

    Going off that agreement when he left they really tried to suffocate his ability to make money at an accelerated rate I’m not surprised he starting booming after 2016 and not earlier

  63. Marcelo Santos

    Marcelo Santos

    4 oy oldin

    Very very inspiring, and a shame for those haven't see what Linus is seeing from business perspective. And, today there is a lot of companies that falls down just because their don't listen the people that are in the front line, even in 2020.

  64. Kristoffer Navarrete

    Kristoffer Navarrete

    4 oy oldin

    SOooOO basically linus was carrying the whole NCIX because every progress they made for them it was like "meh", but linus was really trying to make shit better XD *THAT IS SOM DEDICATION*

  65. 夕阳


    4 oy oldin

    Linus to NCIX CEO now - _well how the turn tables_

  66. Shaun Dreclin

    Shaun Dreclin

    4 oy oldin

    It's funny, I bought a thing or two from NCIX and my impression of them as a company was always "these guys really don't seem to know wtf they're doing" Wasn't a shock to me at all when they went under lol

  67. Andrew Rabena

    Andrew Rabena

    4 oy oldin

    This guys looks like not just about to drops some bomb albums but some new tech too

  68. G.O.A.T


    4 oy oldin

    The real reason Linus left was because he was not allowed to make puns during work.

  69. g w

    g w

    4 oy oldin

    she really could have helped her interview out by doing SOME research and not seeming like a completely clueless lost bimbo

  70. Dan Skelton

    Dan Skelton

    4 oy oldin

    He went from passionate to sellout.

  71. Siddhant Bhagat

    Siddhant Bhagat

    4 oy oldin

    I might be your employee but I can be better boss than you could be...

  72. kevin pettigrew art

    kevin pettigrew art

    4 oy oldin

    She's super cute

  73. haroon ibrahim

    haroon ibrahim

    4 oy oldin

    Linus looks at his watch that gives time in years?

    • eufonius486


      3 oy oldin

      he have an automatic calendar mode watch

  74. First Last

    First Last

    4 oy oldin

    Well, we all know that Karma in the end worked as NCIX ended its self in EPIC fashion. I swear that upper management did everything they could to kill the morale of those in the lower ranks trying to improve the company. And then there were the idiots they hired,which I believe were solely hired to piss off customers while the other hard working employees just sat there in disbelief.

  75. FX


    4 oy oldin

    Linus: I am very number driven Linus: Can't subtract 6 from 20...

  76. TagEast TagWest

    TagEast TagWest

    4 oy oldin

    to bad whole video isn't on youtube or i would sub

  77. Alan Walkman

    Alan Walkman

    4 oy oldin

    When Linus says 'tech and hosting' are the only things he's good at, is he talking about web hosting, server hosting, hosting at restaurants? Please be nice, I am not familiar with tech terms.

    • Jannik Pitt

      Jannik Pitt

      4 oy oldin

      I think he's talking about hosting a show, in the sense of being the presenter for the content.

  78. Randy Pradana

    Randy Pradana

    4 oy oldin

    Linus didn't leave NCIX, He DROPPED them😁

  79. Gavin Burns

    Gavin Burns

    4 oy oldin

    Linus, you are PERFECTLY placed to start your own computer component selling company to compete with NCIX or here in the UK we have Overclockers and Scan. Everyone trusts you and values your advice, and selling the right components. You would need to have some gimmick like tying up your advice and making obvious compatibility charts or shopping basket compatibility but would be great I would buy from you for sure. Because you are on the customer's side and I know I will get a fair deal and not be screwed over. That is the main thing, you prove again and gain you are a man of quality with a good heart and can be trusted.

  80. Pat0u1440TV


    4 oy oldin

    I mean I understand not being willing to have on hand inventory, it is a cost to store merchandise over long periods of time (especially in an industry where stuff is outdated pretty fast) but that boss sounds like a douche

  81. Lord Savage404

    Lord Savage404

    4 oy oldin

    Awesome vid fire 🔥

  82. E F

    E F

    4 oy oldin

    I recently had an identical dispute with a boss over the "reduce on-hand inventory" vs "sell more stuff" thing.

  83. RxckyIsKuul


    5 oy oldin

    If Linus worked for Canada computers I would unsubscribe F that store

  84. Wrell


    5 oy oldin

    Going to be honest, when one of my employees sends a 1 page email to ask a single question and copies way too many people I tend to respond with one word answers as well.

  85. CD - ROM

    CD - ROM

    5 oy oldin

    Sneaky edit at 6:55. What is this China!!

  86. Tan Li Ming

    Tan Li Ming

    5 oy oldin

    Microphone ASMR level 999999

  87. solomanwill1


    5 oy oldin

    "Why Linus Left NCIX"... I assume it's because he got sacked for always dropping expensive CPUs and graphics cards.

  88. Golgon Von Golgon

    Golgon Von Golgon

    5 oy oldin

    Weird, and here i thought 100% of economists were on to something when they say that the #1 priority of every(well 99.9%) company was to increase profits.

  89. Jeff Cram

    Jeff Cram

    5 oy oldin

    For someone who has followed Linus for years, this was fascinating insight into his real history

  90. Nick Bezmaterny

    Nick Bezmaterny

    5 oy oldin

    this dude is good! Annoying , but there is no one better at what he does.

  91. Mick B

    Mick B

    5 oy oldin

    I wouldn't know what I know today about computers if it wasn't for Linus. My earliest memory of finding his content is him reviewing the Cooler Master HAF X outside his work on a bench.

  92. Angler Andy

    Angler Andy

    5 oy oldin

    So much shade poor Steve woo ncic ceo linus is a shark.

  93. Martin Lundgren

    Martin Lundgren

    5 oy oldin

    Linus' best decision you've made =D

  94. N7Aaron


    5 oy oldin

    I built my pc at ncix. 6 months later they went out of business and I got an email that my information might be compromised.

  95. Avana


    5 oy oldin

    That's not Linus from LTT, there was no sponsorship.

  96. Mallorie Franculli

    Mallorie Franculli

    5 oy oldin

    If this guy had a beard he might look like the guy from LTT

  97. Piotr Pilarski

    Piotr Pilarski

    5 oy oldin

    4:36 So... Did he call him a few years later?

  98. Bass Dat

    Bass Dat

    5 oy oldin

    Why Linux left NCIS

  99. Margaret Elkins

    Margaret Elkins

    5 oy oldin

    If this guy had a beard he might look like the guy from LTT

  100. Moe


    5 oy oldin

    Linus is a true leader