Posts Categorized: Finance

Vaughn Tan – Quality and Innovation – [Invest Like the Best, EP.150]

My guest today is Vaughn Tan, who studies quality, innovation, and organizational behavior. His resume is bonkers. He’s a PhD from Harvard, Was an infantry signals logistician in the Republic of Singapore Army, then worked at Google on advertising, Earth, Maps, spaceflight, and Fusion Tables. He’s also been a wood sculptor.  But the topic of our conversation is how to foster quality…

Bill Gurley – Direct Listing vs. IPOs – [Invest Like the Best, EP.144]

My guest this week is Bill Gurley, general partner at Benchmark Capital. Our conversation is about one specific issue that has popped up as a topic of interest in the investing community in recent months: the comparison between bringing a company public through a traditional IPO vs. what’s know as a direct listing. This episode…

Joe McLean – How to be a Pro’s Pro – [Invest Like the Best, EP.143]

My guest this week is Joe McLean, the founder of Intersect Capital, which provides financial advisory services to a variety of clients, including a number of NBA players and other professional athletes. What I loved about this conversation was the weaving of sport, coaching, and finance into a cohesive whole. There’s so much to take…