Chris Bloomstran – What Makes a Quality Company

Invest Like the Best | 6 August 2019 | 1h 17m | Listen Later | iTunes
Interview with Chris Bloomstran, president and chief investment officer of Semper Augustus Investments Group. Discusses what makes for a quality business. Includes a rich analysis unpacking the elements of Berkshire Hathaway’s performance and prospects.

Jane McGonigal – How Games Make Life Better

Invest Like the Best | 16 July 2019 | 1h 10m | Listen Later | iTunes
Interview with Jane McGonigal who designs alternate reality games — games that are designed to improve real lives and solve real problems. She is the author of Reality is Broken: Why Games Make Us Better and How They Can Change the World and is the inventor and co-founder of SuperBetter, a game that has helped nearly a million players tackle real-life health challenges such as depression, anxiety, chronic pain, and traumatic brain injury. Covers how to design useful games, how games affect us and our kids, and what the future might hold.

Chuck Akre – The Three-Legged Stool

Invest Like the Best | 18 June 2019 | 0h 47m | Listen Later | iTunes
Interview with investor Chuck Akre anchored on his “three-legged stool” approach to evaluating companies: high returns on owners’ capital; quality and integrity of the people who run the business; and the record of and opportunity for reinvestment. Richly illustrated with memorable examples.

David Epstein – Wide or Deep?

Invest Like the Best | 28 May 2019 | 1h 23m | Listen Later | iTunes
Interview with David Epstein about ideas in The Sports Gene and Range: Why Generalists Triumph in a Specialized World. Discusses the pros and cons of the generalist and specialist mindsets in the context of driving high performance.

Josh Wolfe – The Tech Imperative

Invest Like the Best | 23 April 2019 | 1h 03m | Listen Later | iTunes
Interview with Josh Wolfe about investing in the frontiers of technology. Covers business model innovation, roles of a CEO, the military, the death of privacy, and arrows of human progress.

Annie Duke – Wanna Bet?

Invest Like the Best | 19 Mach 2019 | 1h 10m | Listen Later | iTunes
Another great interview with Annie Duke, author of Thinking in Bets. Fresh insights, especially on crafting your identity to build a better decisionmaking process.

Peter Zeihan – The Future of Geopolitics

Invest Like the Best | 5 March 2019 | 1h 09m | Listen Later | iTunes
Interview with geopolitical strategist Peter Zeihan about the ideas in his books The Accidental Superpower and The Absent Superpower. Argues that global trade will break down as the US withdraws from its role as global policeman.

Michael Mayer – Pseudonymous Social Capital and Bottomless Coffee

Invest Like the Best | 12 March 2019 | 1h 07m | Listen Later | iTunes
Interview with Michael Mayer of Bottomless, a startup that uses scales to ship coffee as you need it. Insights on education, learning, social media, personal productivity, technology, business and strategy. Interesting throughout.