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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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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

Jul 6, 2022

With all the horrible headlines these days, it's easy to forget the things that make America special. But for Amjad Masad, a Palestinian immigrant and successful entrepreneur who came here with little to his name, America's virtues are clear to see.

Also in this episode, we review 5 Stocks Celebrating the 2018 World Cup. In keeping with sports fandom, be prepared for the agony of defeat!

Stocks mentioned: YNDX, MELI, EA, BOOK, DASTY

Host: David Gardner
Producer: Rick Engdahl

Jun 29, 2022

Today we learned that "Vorfreude" is the German word for pleasant anticipation. Fitting, as we always look forward to hearing from you! And of course, we've been looking forward to having Lee and Kara back to revisit some company culture tips. Finally, we'll leave you with a little more Rule Breaking Vorfreude at the end of the show!

Jun 22, 2022

Yasser El-Shimy made a great first impression with his win in the last match, but now he's back to face our previous champ, Brian Stoffel. Guessing market caps great and small, of companies ubiquitous  and obscure. Who will win? You will, Fool!

Jun 15, 2022

Remember when Reviewapaloozas were fun? Well, at some point they will be fun again, but in the meantime we have lessons to learn and some lumps to take. One day we will look back and reminisce about these times we lived through.

Jun 8, 2022
Whether you're a business owner or a new employee, Foolish culture heroes Kara Chambers and Lee Burbage are back with 10 tips to make the workplace flourish. 
Jun 1, 2022

Not everyone has been listening to this podcast from the very beginning. And even if you have, can you possibly remember it all? This week we revisit some of our favorite moments, lessons, and stories from Foolishness past.

May 26, 2022
The market continued its decline this month, and there's no denying that it hurts. Maybe that's why we're all so focused on optimism and consistency in our investing. It goes up more than it goes down, after all!
May 25, 2022

In our democracy, we are responsible. We are complicit. We share in the blame. And we are currently enabling one "Sorry Lunatic" after another to deprive our fellow citizens of their life, liberty, and pursuit of happiness.

May 18, 2022

What makes a quote great? Is it timeless wisdom? Is it eloquence? Sure! But for a quote to be both great and Foolish, add an air of contrariety, a wink of irreverence, and a spotlight on things that matter.

May 11, 2022

The best gifts are the ones that keep on giving, and that's what this episode is all about! The things you've learned here, given back and amplified to help us all navigate this difficult year. Thanks!

May 4, 2022

Our track record with 5-Stock Samplers has been simply astounding. So many times we've crushed the market! But remember when we said it wouldn't always be that way? That to win we sometimes have to lose? This is that time, Fools. This is that time.

Apr 27, 2022

Let's not dwell on a lousy market when we can talk some more about death, right? You've sent us some beautiful, life-affirming stories after all. Also, Jennifer Gennaro Oxley is back to answer your questions about the Fool Foundation. See? April wasn't all bad.

Apr 20, 2022

Last week we talked to author Michael Hebb about the importance of having conversations about death. Today, we're actually having the conversation. A gathering of friends, a bottle of wine, and a heartfelt, guided discussion about the end that awaits us all.

Apr 13, 2022
It's April, the month of filing taxes here in the US, and "...in this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes." So said Benjamin Franklin (and several other before him). But while taxes are discussed and debated freely, what of death? Can we talk about death? Shouldn't we talk about death? How should we talk about death? 
Apr 6, 2022

No joke, this year on April 1st we launched The Motley Fool Foundation. Today we take a closer look at the Foundation, its goals and strategies, and meet some of the visionary people leading the charge.

Financial freedom for all. Imagine the possibilities!

Learn more at foolfoundation.org

Mar 30, 2022

Hold for the long term or sell some losers to back the winners? Index funds or a basket of stocks? Concentrate the portfolio or diversify? On this month's mailbag, Bill Mann and David Kretzmann help us find the sweet spots of Foolish investing.

Mar 23, 2022

This week Yasser El-Shimy makes his impressive Market Cap Game Show debut against Tim Beyers. We discuss not one but two sleep apnea companies, worldwide sports franchises, and a Swiss company you may never have heard of! How will Yasser do on his first appearance? Tune in to find out!

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