It would be easy, and indeed justified, to complain about 2020. It has been a difficult year in so many ways. But taking a contrary view, it is perhaps more important than ever to take some time to express gratitude. And yes, there’s a lot to be grateful for!
It's December, Fools, so naturally it's time for David's annual game recommendations! The only question is whether to put them on your gift-list or on your wishlist. The answer, of course, is both!
Today we're grateful for the queries, the comments, the stories, and the stanzas that we receive in our monthly mailbag. We're also grateful for the beautiful businesses that are shaping our future, and leading Fools like you to incredible returns!
Psychologists tell us that the pain of losing is three times the joy of winning. That's the rule. Are you ready to break it, Fool? We'll show you how, but first a final review after three years for 5 Stocks That Will Let You Eat Cake.
2020 has been a constant struggle, but Calvin Coolidge said it best, “Nothing in the world can take the place of persistence." Which is why this week's 5-stock sampler looks at companies that press on through time and adversity. Plus, a review of 5 Stocks that Got Trouble (though maybe they're not so troubled now).
A company that takes decades to pay off. A company that fails before it succeeds. A company that goes from reviled to recommended. And a company that jumps and cuts by halves within a single year. Sit back on your rocking chair, it's time for some stock stories. Plus, a review of 5 Stocks for Conscious Capitalism.
So much to talk about in this month's mailbag: Positive Intelligence, financial poetry, rolling decahedron dice... But can we keep it under 50 minutes? Yes. Yes, we can.
Are you a Jedi, leaning on your strengths to become your best self? Or are you a Sith, giving in to the saboteurs who lead you to the Dark Side? Shirzad Chamine is our Yoda, here to guide us on the path of Light and help us strive towards self-actualization.
Whether you're trying to save some money, save some time, or save face on the hockey rink, we're here to help. It's time once again to tweak your life to make it smarter, happier, and richer!
How would you prefer to travel through time? Delorean? Phone booth? Hot tub? No need! Today we travel back for a fresh and futuristic look at David’s essays from the Stock Advisor and Rule Breakers archives. From dust mites to Dead Heads, there are decades of lessons to be found!
Is it still September? For this month's sixth show, join our all-star cast as we revisit work-from-home culture, tally up our GKC scores, and celebrate a spiffy stock that spiffy-popped. All that and MUCH more in this month's mailbag.
Purpose, love, integrity... are we talking about wedding vows? No, we're talking about the qualities that make for the most successful business leaders today. Whole Food's John Mackey joins us to talk about the power of Conscious Leadership.
What do you get when you multiply share price times shares outstanding? Yep, it's the market cap! And this is the game show where market cap matters most. Play from home and see if you can beat our contestants, Tim Beyers and Maria Gallagher.
How can a company's culture survive, much less thrive when we're all working from home? Never fear, Lee and Kara are here to share 10 tips on making work work in 2020!
In September of 2015 we offered podcast listeners a free taste of David's stock picks with 5 Stocks for the Next 5 Years. It became the first of many 5-stock samplers, including 5 Great Stocks You've Never Heard Of in 2017. Today we close out those two samplers, tally up the score, and see how much smarter, happier, and richer we are as a result.
Arthur C. Clarke once asserted that any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic. David Gardner adds that we should probably be investing in that! Today's stock sampler looks at some futuristic technology, but first we review some magical picks from the last two years.
Today we're joined by Foolish All-Stars, Dylan Lewis, Ross Anderson, and Jeff Fischer for questions, answers, and inspiring listener stories pulled from a bulging bag of August mail.
The views expressed in this podcast by Jeff Fischer are his own as an employee of 1623 Capital, and his views do not necessarily reflect the views of The Motley Fool, 1623 Capital, or any of our affiliates. Do not take anything said by Jeff as personalized investment advice. As always, we at 1623 Capital encourage you to seek personalized advice from qualified professionals regarding personal finance issues. Also, please note that 1623 Capital, an affiliate of The Motley Fool LLC, is a separate legal entity, and all of our asset management decisions are made independently by Jeff Fischer and any other asset managers at 1623. Neither David Gardner, nor Tom Gardner, nor any other Motley Fool analyst, is involved in 1623 Capital’s investment decision-making or daily operations.
The Prodigal Son. King Lear. Logan Roy. What do they have in common? They all could have used a little help from Amy Castoro, co-author of Bridging Generations: Transitioning Family Wealth and Values. Amy is here not just to help you prepare your assets for the family but to prepare your family for the assets.
Dr. Jeremy Brown's book, Influenza: The Hundred-Year Hunt to Cure the Deadliest Disease in History, was published shortly before the outbreak of COVID-19, and yet its lessons are remarkably prescient and relevant to our situation. Guiding us through history and reflecting on our current crisis, it's Authors in August on RBI.
Find Dr. Brown's book here: https://mot.ly/influenza
Why do companies that don’t just manage their bottom-line profits so often outperform those that do? Because they are “seeing the whole picture.” Jay Jakub shares with us the Economics of Mutuality, helping investors and business professionals discover a new holistic approach to capitalism that is poised to win the future.
Is investing just gambling? Is there a better way to end a soccer game? Are we responsible for the sins of our fathers? We Fools rush in on questions big and small on this month's mailbag.
How's your memory? Or are you new around here? Well there are a few stories, told over the past 5 years, that we occasionally need to revisit. The evolution of business. Stocks that don't make you think. The origin story of the GKC. Today we flip through the RBI photo album and remember where we've been.
White privilege. Black tax. Systemic racism. These may be uncomfortable topics for conversation, but with a little trust, vulnerability, and humanity, we can and must talk about them. We're joined by Stephen Baldi, Dan Simons, and Vennard Wright to open that conversation, for the sake of healing, justice, and progress in our personal and professional lives.
Are airline credit card offers worthwhile? Do tech stocks really exist? Why do we love penalty kicks so much? Or are those just a bunch of stupid questions? All that, plus a halftime review for 5 Stocks Celebrating the 2018 World Cup.