Posts Categorized: Finance

Favorite Podcast Episodes

This is a post that I will try to keep updated as I come across excellent new episodes of some of my favorite podcasts. This has quickly turned into my favorite medium, both as a producer and as a listener. Yvon Chouinard on How I Built This. Maybe my favorite single podcast episode, ever. Cal…

Obvious vs. Clever Thinking

My kids’ faces often light up with wonder. They’ve made me realize adults are doing something wrong. We must reprogram ourselves. The fix, says improv god Keith Johnstone: focus on the obvious instead of the clever. This changed me, and I think it will change you too. Here’s Johnstone: “I began to think of children not…

The Ace of Spades, with Eric Maddox – [Invest Like the Best, EP.15]

This week we explore a rare and underappreciated skill through the lens of an incredible story. My guest is Eric Maddox, whose name you probably don’t know but won’t soon forget. Just trust me that you need to listen to this entire episode, and listen carefully—because that is what the episode is ultimately all about:…

Josh Brown, The Reformation [Invest Like the Best, EP.14]

My guest this week is one of the reasons that this podcast exists.  Josh Brown is a financial advisor and the CEO of Ritholtz Wealth Management. He is also the creator of TheReformedBroker.com, a blog about markets, politics, economics, media, culture, and finance that has become one of the most widely-read sites on the financial web. …

Reading Tweet Storm

I’m often asked how I read so much and how I choose books. So, my I’ll try my first tweet storm 1/ I love @naval ‘s idea to ask yourself: what that you do looks like hard work from the outside, but doesn’t feel like work to you. 2/ For me, one answer is reading….

The Best Books of 2016

Each year on this site, I share two of the emails that I send to my “book club,” which now reaches ~8,000 people each month. Here is the year-end email I sent yesterday. To sign up and receive suggestions every month, head here.  This year I read 82 books, down from 103 last year. Having…

Small Bets, Huge Payoffs with Chris Cole [Invest Like the Best, EP.13]

My guest this week is Chris Cole, founder and managing partner at Artemis Capital Management. Chris’s specialty is in long volatility strategies, setting up portfolios that will benefit from significant change and volatility in markets.  We discuss how a series of small bets can lead to disproportionally large nonlinear payoffs, in both life and markets. …

Exploring the Frontier with Kevin Simler – [Invest Like the Best, EP.12]

Today’s episode features one of my favorite thinkers and writers: Kevin Simler.  Kevin has a background in technology and was one of the earliest employees at Palantir Technologies, which specializes in big data and has worked closely with clients ranging from the Department of Defense to the world’s largest hedge funds.  In this conversation, Patrick…