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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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Now displaying: 2022
Dec 28, 2022

As 2022 draws to a close, we answer a few burning questions from the mailbag: How do you play competitive games with kids? Can a handful of apps work together to build your second brain? Will Artificial Intelligence replace Shakespeare and upend the music industry? Has it already happened? Foolish minds want to know!

Host: David Gardner
Producer: Rick Engdahl

Dec 21, 2022

Small-cap, mid-cap, large-cap, mega-cap...? How do these companies compare? It's not enough to know the share price; you have to know the market cap! And that's why we play the game—now with the new “Throwdown Rule.” Play along with our guests, Andy Cross and Matt Argersinger to claim your fame as the market cap masters of 2022!

Stocks Mentioned:  NCNO, SJM, ULTA, HCA, LKQ, ZS, MTCH, SQ, STEM, CRI

Host: David Gardner
Guests: Andy Cross, Matt Argersinger
Producer: Rick Engdahl

Dec 14, 2022

Roll out the red carpet! It's time for the Besties – reviewing our top 10 episodes of 2022. And the carpet's not for nothing; we've got guest stars galore! Fools of all stripes who made us smarter, happier, and richer in this challenging year.

Host: David Gardner
Guests: Dan Pink, Michael Hebb, Kara Chambers, Candice Millard, Sem Verbeek, Robert Brokamp, Chris Hill
Producer: Rick Engdahl

Dec 7, 2022

We're here to make you smarter, happier, and richer, and today we're focusing on the happy. It's boardgame season once again and David is back to recommend 5 casual games (13:00) and 5 heavier strategy games (39:08) to put under a tree or break out with your friends and family when they visit for the season.

Host: David Gardner
Producer: Rick Engdahl

Nov 30, 2022

In this month of gratitude, we'll check in on the Fool Foundation, review the OG of 5-stock samplers, and have fun considering tax-based investment decisions. It must be mailbag!

Stocks Mentioned: HOOD, ATVI, MSFT, CASY, GOOG, MELI, MIDD

Host: David Gardner
Guests: Rick Munarriz, Jennifer Gennaro Oxley, Robert Brokamp
Producer: Rick Engdahl

Nov 23, 2022

In a world of ups and downs, let's up the ups! It's time to take a step back and express some gratitude for the year we've experienced together.

Host: David Gardner
Producer: Rick Engdahl

Nov 16, 2022

It's time to check in on some 5-stock samplers. Will 5 Stocks That Will Press On keep pressing on? Will 5 Stocks for Conscious Capitalism create some win-win-wins? Emily Flippen is here to talk us through the ups and downs.

  • (11:14) 5 Stocks That Will Press On
  • (31:05) 5 Stocks for Conscious Capitalism

Stocks Mentioned: CHWY, ECL, ZBRA, ODFL, CNI, CRUS, ETSY, CRM, NEE, ROKU

Host: David Gardner
Guest: Emily Flippen
Producer: Rick Engdahl

Nov 9, 2022

Longtime listeners will know that when Lee Burbage and Kara Chambers are on the show, it's time to take some notes. Over the years they've shared the best practices, tools, and philosophies that make The Motley Fool an award-winning and wonderful place to work. Today they're back to sort through years of practical advice to pick their top 10 tips for making your workplace culture thrive.

Host: David Gardner
Guests: Kara Chambers, Lee Burbage
Producer: Rick Engdahl

Nov 2, 2022

Little things can add up over time to make clutter. But little actions can add up over time to simplify. It's time for some mental tips, tricks, and lifehacks to guide you on the path to life-changing magic!

  • (3:00) Gamify your hydration
  • (10:40) Quiet the room
  • (15:09) Aim for the golden mean
  • (20:40) Highlight in color
  • (27:03) Keep score by journaling
  • (31:39) Tidy up and spark joy
  • (41:59) Press "0"

Host: David Gardner
Producer: Rick Engdahl

Oct 26, 2022

In today's mailbag we talk about investing, business, and life... and ok, a little bit about death. We're still in the spooky season after all!

  • (6:10) Rebalancing your portfolio
  • (11:32) Swedish death cleaning
  • (14:24) Vote! With your ballot and your dollars
  • (20:54) Shave a few dollars off your shaving expenses
  • (22:41) Abundance over money
  • (27:24) Blue chip stocks in 2022

Stocks Mentioned: AAPL, AMZN, GOOG

Host: David Gardner
Producer: Rick Engdahl

Oct 19, 2022

We're all gonna die! Today's collection of cautionary tales will show you just how shocking and scary the world can be if you don't plan for the inevitable.

(7:17) The Ghost of Paisley Park
(14:31) A Tale of Tractor Terror
(18:15) The Headless Slugger
(22:44) The Alien Who Loved Me
(30:53) Night of the Living Document
(35:41) No Mere Mortal Can Escape the Estate of the Thriller
(43:53) A Nightmare on Wall Street

Host: David Gardner
Guest: Robert Brokamp
Producer: Rick Engdahl

Oct 12, 2022

Professional athletes have it made, right? Surely they're all millionaires and don't need any financial advice. Or maybe it's not that simple? Sem Verbeek is an up and coming tennis professional who has his eye on winning championships and promoting financial freedom for his fellow athletes. Foolishly.

Host: David Gardner
Guests: Sem Verbeek, George Khalaf
Producer: Rick Engdahl

Oct 5, 2022

Did Abe Lincoln really say that? Sometimes the quotes are worth repeating, even if the attribution is suspect. Somebody said it after all, and the wisdom of words rings true regardless.

  • (4:15) Things That Matter
  • (10:17) Your Best Vision
  • (14:23) Sharpen The Axe
  • (19:08) Understand More; Fear Less
  • (30:11) A Mile In Their Shoes

Host: David Gardner
Producer: Rick Engdahl

Sep 28, 2022

How do you get started with a career in finance? What about a career in financial freedom? These questions, plus a look at stocks in the penalty box, on today's mailbag episode.

Stocks Mentioned: NFLX, SNOW, BLUE

Host: David Gardner
Guests: Tim Beyers, Rick Munarriz, Megan Brinsfield, Jennifer Gennaro Oxley
Producer: Rick Engdahl

Disclosure: 
“Motley Fool Wealth Management, or Fool Wealth, is an investment adviser registered with the SEC. Fool Wealth is an affiliate of and a separate entity from The Motley Fool. While similar in name, we operate independently of each other, meaning Fool Wealth uses its own team, entirely separate from The Motley Fool, in its investment decision making and daily operations. The Motley Fool also conducts its investment decision making and daily operations independent of Fool Wealth. This discussion with Fool Wealth is for educational purposes only and should not be construed as investment advice.

Sep 21, 2022

Last time we played the game, returning champions Yasser El-Shimy and Brian Stoffel had to be content with a tie at 5 points apiece. Of course we couldn't let that stand, so they're back to battle once more, and this time we have the listener-submitted "Stevens Sudden Death Rule" to prevent another draw. Will we need to invoke the new rule?

Stocks Mentioned: SNBR, MRK, CELH, MAA, MDB, AMZN, MELI, AXON, TTD, CFLT, COHR, SQ, ZG, CPRT, ETSY, NET

Host: David Gardner
Guests: Yasser El-Shimy, Brian Stoffel
Producer: Rick Engdahl

Sep 14, 2022

Some companies beat the market; some companies get in trouble with the law. So it's important for us to come back every year and check the score for our 5-stock samplers — warts and all.

(3:06) Pet peeves revisited
(5:45) Why we review our stock picks
(11:03) Review: 5 Stocks Indistinguishable from Magic
(29:14) Review: 5 Stocks with a Tailwind Blow
(56:54) Overall scorecard for all 30 5-stock samplers

Stocks Mentioned: PEGA, APPN, RGEN, SEDG, ASML, NVDA, ROKU, TTD, NEE, TDOC, WM

Host: David Gardner
Guests: Sanmeet Deo, Rick Munarriz
Producer: Rick Engdahl

Sep 7, 2022

Don't you hate it when people keep long lists of pet peeves? That's why we're here to get those peeves off the list and out into the airwaves. And you can do the same -- hit us up @RBIPodcast and let us know what bugs ya!

Host: David Gardner
Producer: Rick Engdahl

Aug 31, 2022

The hottest days of August are behind us as we gather to reflect on a tough market and look forward to better days. Whether you were with us at FoolFest earlier in the week or just gather here every Wednesday to tune-in to the Rule Breaker Investing community, we're all in this together. Because if you want to be better with money, the best thing you can do is hang out with people who are good at money. That's you, Fools!

Host: David Gardner
Guest: Tyler Reber
Producer: Rick Engdahl

Aug 24, 2022

Candice Millard, the author of four New York Times bestselling books, is here this week to discuss her newest book River of the Gods. The story of the search for the elusive source of the Nile by 19th-century explorers, it gives rise to a wide-ranging discussion across many dynamics, modern & historic.

 

(1:54) Introduction to Candice Millard

(3:20) The Source of the Story

(5:20) Importance of the source of the Nile 

(7:12) The Royal Geographic Society past and present

(9:55) A picture of Richard Francis Burton 

(13:25) Sidi Mubarak Bombay: the great unknown explorer

(17:45) Checking emotions and biases in historical writing 

(21:31) John Hanning Speke: Partner and Rival

(25:57) The hardships of exploration

(28:32) Bygone themes of the 19th century

(35:15) Candice Millard’s writing style and methods

(38:04) What is Candice reading now

(40:26) Candice’s tips for new writers

(47:21) Why these books and these stories? 

(48:40) What is the big takeaway from all four of these books

(50:05) Candice's next adventure…  

 

Host: David Gardner
Guest: Candice Millard
Producer: Heather Horton

Aug 17, 2022

President & CEO of Predictable Success Les McKeown is here to talk about his powerful definition of leadership and how it can lead to predictable success. 

(6:45) Do Lead & Do Series introduction 

(13:02) Definitions of leadership

(22:45) Heroic leadership in the media

(27:38) Les’ definition of leadership

(28:43) The four leadership styles

(38:24) Leadership Myths: (1) "You can only lead from the front," and (2) "Leadership is only revealed at times of crisis"

(48:50) Everyone CAN be a leader

(45:05) Effective goal-oriented leadership

(49:21) Enterprise commitment & organizational success

(54:10) Les’ two-minute description of successful leadership

(56:25) Importance of self-aware leadership

(1:04:10) Start small, start big

(1:14:03) Les’ book recommendations  

Host: David Gardner
Guest: Les McKeown
Producer: Heather Horton

Aug 10, 2022

Entrepreneur, author, and game designer Jesse Schell is here to talk about the art of design, the creation of experience, and the future of games.

(4:58) "What you pretend to be, you will become"
(10:21) Creating the experience
(12:35) Immersive play and iterating on the fly
(16:56) "A problem-solving activity approached with a playful attitude"
(22:44) Elements of game design: mechanics, story, aesthetics, and technology
(33:31) Naming and reinforcing a theme
(43:45) "People can steal your moves, but they can never steal your inspiration"
(51:15) The rule of the loop - iterate quickly to accelerate the power of evolution
(57:18) What the future holds: VR, meta, and games within games

Host: David Gardner
Guest: Jesse Schell
Producer: Rick Engdahl

Aug 3, 2022

It's August, which for this podcast means authors! There's a great lineup of interviews coming for the month, but we're kicking it off with a list of 5 recommendations and a few runners-up that will get you out on the beach.

(2:43) Runners-up: Destiny of the Republic by Candice Millard, The Inevitable by Kevin Kelly, and Let's Talk About Death (Over Dinner) by Michael Hebb. 

(7:51) It's Not What You Sell, It's What You Stand For by Roy Spence. Are you looking to find the purpose of your organization? There's no better place to start.

(14:26) Selling The Invisible by Harry Beckwith. We are a service economy, and this precient work will guide you in the ways of modern marketing.

(21:30) Sum: Forty Tales from the Afterlives by David Eagleman. A book of poetic prose that conjectures visions of the afterlife that make you think better of this life.

(27:30) Three Men in a Boat (To Say Nothing of the Dog) by Jerome K. Jerome. Heading back to the 19th Century, and off on a comic adventure, this book is escapist in all the best ways.

(37:14) The Why of Work by David & Wendy Ulrich. Finding purpose and passion in the workplace will lead to a culture of abundance. Wins all around! 

Host: David Gardner
Producer: Rick Engdahl

Jul 27, 2022

Investing. Business. Life. These things are full of the highest of highs and the lowest of lows. But through it all, the graph goes up and to the right.

(3:24) Hot takes from Twitter: David looks back on this month's episodes with input from the socials.
(7:48) Preview: What's in store for Authors in August.
(9:56) We're joined by Lead Analyst Tim Beyers to answer some questions about the latest changes to the premium Rule Breakers service.
(25:54) The Motley Fools's head of User Experience Research is here to talk about accessibility on Fool.dom.
(41:10) Should we be buying stocks while the market is down or putting away cash for emergencies? Robert Brokamp helps us prioritize, and then responds to a tragic story of what can happen if you don't have an estate plan.
(59:57) A long-time Fool makes beautiful music, and shines a light on the importance of the Foolish community beyond just investing advice.
(1:05) A final story about why we invest, and why financial freedom is a lifetime endeavor.

Stocks Mentioned: TTD, LULU, STNR, BAND

Host: David Gardner
Guests: Tim Beyers, Holly Fake, Robert Brokamp

Producer: Rick Engdahl

Jul 20, 2022

When the facts change, what do you do? Today we begin a new series on changing our minds. When it happens, why it happens, and how we are rewarded — in business, in investing, and in life.

Shorting (9:10)
- Is it wrong to short stocks? Is it worth the effort?
Go Tar Heels (15:03)
- What happens when the rival of your favorite team becomes your team?
Loving Choices (19:36)
- Have you confronted your own prejudices? Do you have a ______ friend?
Moneyball (28:20)
- Are you looking at the right data? Are you defying conventional wisdom? Are you winning?
Netflix (34:57)
- Are you able to recognize when Goliath has met his David?

Stocks Mentioned: NFLX
Host: David Gardner
Producer: Rick Engdahl

Jul 13, 2022

For over 17 years, Motley Fool Rule Breakers—the subscription service—has been recommending stocks and keeping score. It's been about a year since David stepped away from the service, so today we're checking back in on our namesake. Tim Beyers is here to talk about what has changed and what has stayed the same.

Rule Breakers Service Link: rbioffer.fool.com

Stocks Mentioned: XBI, SNOW, MDB, GOOG, HUBS, VEEV, ANET, BMBL
Host: David Gardner
Guests: Tim Beyers, Rick Engdahl
Producer: Rick Engdahl

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