Posts Categorized: Finance

Michael Duda – Investing In Brands – [Invest Like the Best, EP.117]

My guest this week is Michael Duda, and the topic of our conversation is the role that brand plays in business and investing.  Michael has worked on and invested in a wide-range of brands including Birchbox, Casper, Harry’s, Citibank, DirecTV, Google, TripAdvisor, Under Armour and vineyard vines. His background in advertising made this a unique…

Abby Johnson – Future of Finance – [Invest Like the Best, EP.116]

Over the summer. I spent time with Abby Johnson, who is the chairman and CEO of Fidelity Investments and several other business leads at Fidelity to understand how a very large firm like theirs is navigating change in our industry. What follows is a condensed version of my various conversations with Abby and her team….

Hunter Walk – Building Picks and Shovels – [Invest Like the Best, EP.112]

My guest this week is Hunter Walk, the co-founder of Homebrew, a unique venture capital firm. Hunter is a tool builder, having spent his career before venture at companies like Google and YouTube. The topic of our conversation is the intersection of creative expression, technology, human behavior, and problem-solving. We discuss his time at the…

Team CoVenture – Esoteric Credit – [Invest Like the Best, EP.108]

This week we tried something new: our guests prepared blog posts to correspond with the major topics we discussed here. check it out: an Introduction to Online Lending, My guests this week are Ali Hamed, Brian Harwitt and Marc Porzecanski who work together at CoVenture Credit. When I first had Ali on as a podcast…