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Rule Breaker Investing

David Gardner, co-founder of The Motley Fool, is among the most respected and trusted sources on investing. As a best-selling author, hugely successful stock picker, and financial authority, David has led The Motley Fool’s growth into a worldwide investment and financial advisory services company. Each week David shares his insights into today's most innovative and disruptive publicly traded companies -- and how to profit from them by following his signature “Rule Breaker Investing” principles.
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Dec 28, 2016

In this final mailbag of 2016 we answer your questions about picking stocks when the market is at all-time highs, what to do when "buy what you know" steers you wrong, how to navigate a short squeeze, and more. Plus, a little flattery from one of our favorite CEOs! This week’s podcast is brought to you by Foolanthropy: Learn more at give.fool.com.

Dec 21, 2016

Our newly founded Holiday Tradition here at Rule Breaker Investing is a re-reading of David’s 2010 essay entitled Why We Invest. But first, as special a gift to us all, a brief and illuminating cameo with the living investing legend, Jack Bogle. Jack gives us his recipe for great investing success, his thoughts on investing in our current political climate, the importance of character over success, and much more. It’s a perfect holiday blend of investing wisdom!

Dec 14, 2016

December is a month of gratitude here at Rule Breaker Investing. With that in mind, we’re spending today’s episode talking about and, more importantly, listening to Jack Bogle. As the creator of the Index Fund, the founder of Vanguard, and an all-around stand-up guy who has dedicated his life’s work to helping people invest better, you might say that Jack is the ultimate Rule Breaker. Certainly his accomplishments are worth singing about. So indeed, we will!

Dec 7, 2016

As the holidays approach, you may be looking for an extra special present for the children in your life. For the gift that truly keeps on giving, today’s show brings you five kid-friendly stocks that are good to hold for the next five years or longer. And never to pass up a teaching moment, David also shares some advice on how to talk about each of the companies those lucky kids will now own. Spoiler alert: The stock you’re probably most expecting is not on the list!

Dec 3, 2016

Guy Kawasaki is currently the Chief Evangelist of Canva, an online tool with the mantra of democratizing graphic design. But his resume goes much deeper. From his early days at Apple to his venture capital firm to his bestselling books, Guy has a long history of helping startups succeed. In this RBI Extra episode, we break down some conventional wisdom with Guy's 10 Commandments of Entrepreneurship.

Nov 30, 2016

Uh oh, it's both mailbag day and the close of November's Entrepreneur Month. How can we possibly do both? I guess it's time for another RBI Extra episode! Today we answer your questions on investing in the Great Recession, Stock Advisor vs. Rule Breakers, and games for the holidays, and we also address concerns over David's diction. Then, on Saturday watch your feed for a special episode with tech evangelist, Guy Kawasaki.

Nov 26, 2016

As a professional, at any given time, you probably have 150-220 action items and 30-100 projects on your plate. That’s a lot – in fact too much – to keep in your head. Your brain, it turns out, is a terrible office! Fortunately, with a little help you can build an external brain that’s designed to simplify your complicated life. In this RBI Extra, we get down to GTD basics with David Allen’s 5 steps to help you get your “stuff” under control.

Nov 23, 2016

David Allen did not set out to become a productivity guru, but with the release of his book, Getting Things Done, in 2001, he became just that. You may well be familiar with his methodology – in fact we hope you are, and that it has improved your life dramatically! After hearing a bit of his “super hero origin story,” today we’ll talk to David about some additional tips and insights specifically for entrepreneurs. Also, stay tuned this weekend for a special RBI Extra episode where we’ll get down to the basics of GTD with David Allen.

Nov 16, 2016

Danny Meyer is famous for opening more than a dozen highly successful New York restaurants. And those restaurants – from Union Square Café to Shake Shack – are famous for their hospitality. More than mere service, hospitality is a measure of how a dining experience makes us feel. Today Danny speaks with David about how to differentiate your business in the age of plagiarism, how to glean entrepreneurial ideas from Seinfeld, how to pronounce Zagat, and more. Plus, an update on 5 lesser-known Rule Breaker stocks David picked on the show last year!

Nov 9, 2016

Today it's David's brother Tom in the spotlight! Not only is Tom a fellow co-founder of The Motley Fool, he's also made it his life's passion to study businesses and the ambitious people who build them. With a little Fool history, a dose of brotherly rapport, and an obligatory mention of Strat-O-Matic Baseball, Tom Gardner brings his top 5 tips for entrepreneurs. 

Nov 2, 2016

We hereby declare November Entrepreneur Month here at RBI! First up: Stonemaier co-founder Jamey Stegmaier is known as a master of the Kickstarter crowdfunding platform. His new book, A Crowdfunder’s Strategy Guide builds off of his already successful blog to help entrepreneurs make the most of Kickstarter. To kick of Entrepreneur Month, David talks with Jamey to geek out over board games and learn about how to go from zero to millions in croudfunding dollars.

Oct 26, 2016

It’s the end of another month, and here at RBI, that means mailbag! We touch on the new Fool School, the Cubs’ run for the World Series, and then look at retirement strategies with Motley Fool Answers’ host, Robert Brokamp. But first, with your help, David spells out his Core Values for the US of A – which might just explain why this election cycle has been so disturbing.

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Oct 19, 2016

After a few years of brutal campaigning, the U.S. presidential election is upon us! Always the Rule Breaker, David’s take on politics is decidedly non-political. Taking the long view, we’ll apply some systemic thinking and reach all the way back to Dickens for some perspective and inspiration. And be sure to listen to the end for your homework assignment!

Oct 12, 2016

Today we return to the subject of mental tips and tricks, and a few Lifehacks to boot. Get things done in two minutes, win a drink at ro-sham-bo, and make all your photos picture perfect! Do you have a favorite mental tip or trick? Share it with us on Twitter @RBIPodcast.

Oct 5, 2016

The Motley Fool has long been an advocate of financial literacy in our schools. Crazy talk, right? Today, David has the pleasure of hosting one of the preeminent experts on the subject, Dr. Annamaria Lusardi of George Washingon University to discuss why this is such an important subject. And stick around for the close, where we will announce a fantastic opportunity for you and your kids!

Oct 1, 2016

When one of your favorite authors stops by the office, a 10-minute interview just won't do! Lucky for us, Candice Millard was generous with her time here at Fool HQ. In this bonus episode, David goes into greater depth about Millard's New York Times bestsellers The River of Doubt and Destiny of the Republic, as well as her upcoming epic story of the making of Winston Churchill, Hero of the Empire.

Sep 28, 2016

Candice Millard is the author of the New York Times bestsellers The River of Doubt and Destiny of the Republic, which David has praised in earlier episodes of the podcast. Today she sits down with David for a conversation about presidents, prime ministers, Fools, and non-fiction. Also, we dip into the mailbag to tell some listener stories, including one of the best exchanges ever to hit the Rule Breaker inbox. All that and more in this very Motley edition of Rule Breaker Investing.

Sep 21, 2016

Ah, the Folly of youth! Today David takes a tour of some of his earliest investments, from mistakes to multi-baggers. Find out which companies went under, which are still around, and most importantly, what were the lessons learned along the way.

 

Sep 14, 2016

In a century or so, humans might be able to scan our brains and run emulations or "ems" on futuristic supercomputers. That means conscious, digital minds working much faster than our own, and rendering us all but obsolete! So how should we plan for that? Today David interviews Robin Hanson, George Mason University economist and author of "The Age of Em - Work, Love and Life when Robots Rule the Earth."

Sep 7, 2016

A year ago, here on the Rule Breaker Investing Podcast, David picked 5 Stocks For The Next 5 Years. Today we check in on those companies, because we’ll never know who’s winning if we don’t keep score! Then David digs through the safest stocks on his recommendation list to choose 5 more stocks for the coming year.

Aug 31, 2016

What your business can learn from the US Military, why America will keep on winning, how to conduct a public Q&A session, and other learnings from David's experience with the Joint Civilian Orientation Conference. Plus, a few items from the August mailbag.

Aug 24, 2016

Today David inspects an F-35, fires an M-16, overlooks combat operations, flies in a Blackhawk helicopter, and lands on an aircraft carrier. Has he joined the Special Forces? No, but as a member of this year's Joint Civilian Orientation Conference, David has had the remarkable opportunity to visit with the United States Armed Forces up close, and has come back with stories to share.

Aug 17, 2016

In this fourth installment of RBI's "Great Quotes" series, we're digging into the past with words of wisdom from philosophers and founders, and then jumping to present-day Foolishness – all in the service of helping you create a better future.

Aug 10, 2016

In 1998, Tom & David made an appearance on ABC's The View and recommended a company for investment. Six weeks later, they were invited back to explain why the stock had already dropped by 33%. Luckily we are still keeping score -- and are still invested. Today we take a deep dive into one of the great companies of our time and its truly visionary CEO.

Aug 3, 2016

In 1997 The Motley Fool publicly shorted Trump Hotels and Casino Resorts (DJT). In 1999, after the stock had dropped significantly, David got a call from the CEO, Nicholas Ribis. He invited a handful of Fools to Trump Tower in New York City to hear a defense of the business, and to meet The Donald in person. Here's what happened.

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