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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: Category: general
Feb 15, 2023

Games can be good or bad. Or evil. Or stupid. But what happens when we apply the artificial constraints of game design to real world discourse? Philosophy professor C. Thi Nguyen is here to deepen our understanding of games and raise a few flags about the gamification of everyday life.

  • (6:21) Definition of a game
  • (23:42) Games as art in the medium of agency
  • (37:04) Should games be fun?
  • (47:37) Gaming in the real world, from Twitter to GPAs
  • (1:05:12) The game of investing
  • (1:18:45) Buy Sell or Hold

Host: David Gardner
Guest: C. Thi Nguyen
Produceer: Rick Engdahl

Feb 8, 2023

On this podcast we never repeat ourselves. On this podcast we never repeat... Oh alright, we sometimes repeat ourselves. But only to bring back important stories and lessons from the past that might otherwise be forgotten.

  • (4:55) Establish your Sleep Number
  • (12:48) Fools on The View
  • (20:55) Buy High and Never Sell
  • (25:43) Of Killers and Kings
  • (30:20) Act Upon your Youthful Dreams

Companies discussed: SBUX, NVDA, NFLX

Host: David Gardner
Producer: Rick Engdahl

Feb 1, 2023

Seems like only yesterday we were traveling back in time. Wait a minute... maybe it was yesterday. Maybe it is yesterday! In any case, we're back in our time machines again, so rev up the Delorean, close the phone booth, and adjust your sonic screwdriver — we're looking back on some essays from yesteryear and seeing what they can teach us today.

  • (4:42) A 14-Bagger's 14 Lessons
  • (13:48) Two Small Innovations
  • (20:27) Miss Chipotle Regrets?
  • (33:23) The Beating Heart of Rule Breakers

Companies Discussed: DIS, ADBE, CMG, TSLA, SSYS, PRLB

Host: David Gardner
Producer: Rick Engdahl 

Jan 25, 2023

The market is up in 2023! Of course less than a month in, that's not very meaningful. But still, we can embrace some optimism for the year. More importantly, we can remember that what really matters are the decades ahead.

  • (8:55) Spelling out some gift ideas
  • (15:05) Pros and cons of smart hydration
  • (20:27) Dollar-cost averaging in a bear market
  • (34:34) XPEL experience
  • (46:10) Stock graphs: YTD vs All view
  • (50:48) Poem: Make it Last
  • (55:23) 5 Stocks that Spark Joy sailing to Foolhalla

Stocks Mentioned: AMZN, AAPL DIS, ETSY, XPEL, TSLA

Host: David Gardner
Guest: Auri Hughes
Producer: Rick Engdahl

Jan 18, 2023

Time to check the scoreboard again on two of our 5-stock samplers. It's been a rough market this last year, but we're in it for longer than that, Fool! Some stocks that seem to have been crushed recently look a lot better if you just step back a few years. Some of them.

  • (13:07) 5 Stocks Rolled Up at Random
  • (30:54) 5 Stocks that Spark Joy

Stocks Mentioned: AAPL, TEAM, SEDG, SBUX, TDOC, AMZN, ETSY, TSLA, DIS

Host: David Gardner
Guests: Sanmeet Deo, Asit Sharma
Producer: Rick Engdahl

Jan 11, 2023

Sit back and take a load off, let me tell you a story. Better yet, let's have some friends around to tell five stories. Stock stories. Full of ups and downs, lessons from history, hopes for the future... it's all there for the learning!

  • (5:45) You Dropped Out of Harvard For THIS? 
  • (13:58) Discover My Biggest Winning Stock!
  • (22:15) Better Late Than Never
  • (34:00) Changing the World Is Hard
  • (45:50) Listen to, and Learn from, The Market Cap Game Show

Stocks Mentioned: CPNG, XPEL, MSFT, RDFN, SAM
Host: David Gardner
Guests: Rick Munarriz, Auri Hughes, Alyce Lomax, Jim Mueller
Producer: Rick Engdahl

Jan 4, 2023

We're kicking off 2023 looking back, looking forward, looking outward, and looking past the same old blues. It's a new year, Fools — let's make it ever better!

  • (3:18) Old: Tesla beats Ford
  • (12:32) New: Cool stuff
  • (23:29) Borrowed: Completing Capitalism
  • (29:38) Blue: Reaching past peak polarization

Stocks mentioned: TSLA, F, DUO

Host: David Gardner
Producer: Rick Engdahl

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

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