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Infinite Loops

Business & Economics Podcasts

Sometimes we get caught up in what feels like infinite loops when we try to figure things out. Markets go up and down, research is presented and then refuted, and we wind up right back where we started. The goal of this podcast is to learn how we can reset our thinking on issues that leaves us with a better understanding as to why we think the way we think and how we might be able to change that, to avoid going in infinite loops and thoughts. Hosts, Jim O’Shaughnessy and Jamie Catherwood, hope to offer you a fresh perspective on a variety of issues and look at them through a multi-faceted lens. Including history, philosophy, art, science, linguistics, and quantitative analysis. And help you become a better investor and also a more nuanced thinker.

Sometimes we get caught up in what feels like infinite loops when we try to figure things out. Markets go up and down, research is presented and then refuted, and we wind up right back where we started. The goal of this podcast is to learn how we can reset our thinking on issues that leaves us with a better understanding as to why we think the way we think and how we might be able to change that, to avoid going in infinite loops and thoughts. Hosts, Jim O’Shaughnessy and Jamie Catherwood, hope to offer you a fresh perspective on a variety of issues and look at them through a multi-faceted lens. Including history, philosophy, art, science, linguistics, and quantitative analysis. And help you become a better investor and also a more nuanced thinker.

Location:

United States

Description:

Sometimes we get caught up in what feels like infinite loops when we try to figure things out. Markets go up and down, research is presented and then refuted, and we wind up right back where we started. The goal of this podcast is to learn how we can reset our thinking on issues that leaves us with a better understanding as to why we think the way we think and how we might be able to change that, to avoid going in infinite loops and thoughts. Hosts, Jim O’Shaughnessy and Jamie Catherwood, hope to offer you a fresh perspective on a variety of issues and look at them through a multi-faceted lens. Including history, philosophy, art, science, linguistics, and quantitative analysis. And help you become a better investor and also a more nuanced thinker.

Language:

English


Episodes

David Chilton — The Wealthy Barber (EP.111)

6/23/2022
Dave Chilton is a Canadian author, investor, and a venture capitalist who has appeared on television in the Canadian version of Dragons’ Den. In 1989, he released his book ”The Wealthy Barber” which went on to sell an astonishing two million copies in Canada. You can follow Dave on Twitter at https://twitter.com/wealthy_barber and buy his book at https://www.amazon.com/THE-WEALTHY-BARBER/dp/B000SAI072 Show Notes: How Dave met Jim Signs of curiosity “The Wealthy Barber” TV...

Duration:01:16:36

Meb Faber — Two Quants Walk into a Bar (EP.110)

6/16/2022
Meb Faber is co-founder and the Chief Investment Officer of Cambria Investment Management, author of multiple books, and host of “The Meb Faber Show” podcast. You can follow Meb on Twitter at https://twitter.com/MebFaber and know more about him and his work at https://mebfaber.com/ Show Notes: Replicating the Yale endowment Why investors won’t follow advice Importance of writing down your investment plan The challenges of buy and hold Learning from your losses Out of favor...

Duration:01:13:47

Trung Phan — On Smart Threads and Dumb Memes (EP.109)

6/9/2022
Trung T. Phan is a creator in the tech, business, and media space. His Twitter threads are full of knowledge and humor, and he also co-hosts the “Not Investment Advice” podcast. Follow Trung on Twitter at https://twitter.com/TrungTPhan and subscribe to his newsletter at https://trungtphan.com/subscribe/ Show Notes: Trung’s Vietnamese origins Humor in your talent stack Asymmetric returns of creating content online The power of memes Getting a CFA Going back to writing movie...

Duration:01:21:11

Jimmy Soni — Make Things, and Be Playful (EP.108)

6/2/2022
Jimmy Soni is an author whose work focuses on people who create and build interesting things—whether theories, carousels, or companies. His books include “The Founders: The Story of PayPal and the Entrepreneurs Who Shaped Silicon Valley”, “A Mind at Play: How Claude Shannon Invented the Information Age”, and more! You can follow Jimmy on Twitter at https://twitter.com/jimmyasoni and go through his work on https://jimmysoni.com/ Show Notes: The joy of curiosity How memes spread The...

Duration:01:19:18

Peter Saddington — Love of Learning (EP.107)

5/26/2022
Peter Saddington is a man of many talents. He’s a software developer, founder, author, VC, and writes “The Agile VC” newsletter which covers Inside Startups, Venture Capital, and Life! You can connect with Peter on Twitter at https://twitter.com/agilepeter and subscribe to his newsletter at https://theagilevc.substack.com/ Show Notes: Being exceptionally useful Holding nothing close to the vest Mastering the inner self Peter’s childhood Financial future of our world Antifragility...

Duration:01:11:26

Ben Hunt — Preserving the Physical Metaverse (EP.106)

5/19/2022
Ben Hunt is the creator and primary author of Epsilon Theory, and co-founder and CIO at Second Foundation Partners. Epsilon Theory is a newsletter that examines markets through the lenses of game theory and history. Over 100,000 professional investors and allocators across 180 countries read Epsilon Theory for its fresh perspective and novel insights into market dynamics. You can follow Ben on Twitter at https://twitter.com/EpsilonTheory and read Epsilon Theory here:...

Duration:01:03:15

Brian Feroldi — Spreading Financial Wellness (EP.105)

5/16/2022
Brian Feroldi is the author of the book “Why Does The Stock Market Go Up?: Everything You Should Have Been Taught About Investing In School, But Weren't”. His mission statement is “To Spread Financial Wellness”, and he does exactly that in this episode of Infinite Loops! You can connect with Brian on Twitter at https://twitter.com/BrianFeroldi and get his book from Amazon at https://www.amazon.com/Why-Does-Stock-Market-Everything/dp/1735066168/ Show Notes: Brian’s first exposure to...

Duration:01:09:28

Tracy Alloway — Understanding Financial Crises (EP.104)

5/12/2022
Tracy Alloway is the co-host of the Odd Lots podcast and a managing editor at Bloomberg Markets. You can follow Tracy on Twitter at https://twitter.com/tracyalloway and listen to her podcast here: https://open.spotify.com/show/1te7oSFyRVekxMBJUSethH Show Notes: Financial crisis hindsight Being obsessed with risk and systemic stability Historical parallels to the crisis of ‘08 Macro vs. micro bullshitting Why people refuse to say “I don't know” Victorian chicken bubble Tales of...

Duration:00:48:22

Nick Maggiulli — Just Keep Buying (EP.103)

5/5/2022
Nick Maggiulli is a financial educator, author of the blog “Of Dollars and Data”, and the newly released book “Just Keep Buying: Proven Ways To Save Money And Build Your Wealth.” In this episode, we talk with Nick about the robust empirical research that has gone behind the insights and ideas presented in his new book! You can follow Nick on Twitter at https://twitter.com/dollarsanddata and buy his book at https://ofdollarsanddata.com/justkeepbuying/ Show Notes: Coming up with...

Duration:01:07:56

William Green — Lessons for Life and Investing (EP.102)

4/28/2022
William Green is a journalist and author of the book “RICHER, WISER, HAPPIER: How the World's Greatest Investors Win in Markets and Life.” — a book that draws on hundreds of hours of interviews with many of the world’s super-investors to demonstrate that key insights for building wealth apply to life as well. You can follow William on Twitter https://twitter.com/williamgreen72 and get his book at https://www.amazon.com/Richer-Wiser-Happier-Greatest-Investors/dp/1501164856 Show...

Duration:01:30:11

10-K Diver — Finance For Everyone (EP.101)

4/21/2022
As Chamath Palihapitiya put it back in April 2021, 10-K Diver is “one of the best fintwit accounts on Twitter.” 10-K Diver loves breaking down complex financial topics and helping people understand them via engaging Twitter threads. You can follow 10-K Diver on Twitter at https://twitter.com/10kdiver and read all his threads at https://10kdiver.com/twitter-threads/ Show Notes: Curating aggressively Is there a long term plan? Reasoning from the first principles Volatility tax Do...

Duration:01:10:40

Morgan Housel — The Best Story Wins (EP.100)

4/14/2022
Morgan Housel comes back for his second episode and Infinite Loops’ 100th episode! Morgan is a financial writer and author of the bestselling book “Psychology of Money” — having sold more than a million copies worldwide! You can follow Morgan on Twitter at https://twitter.com/morganhousel, and read his blog at https://www.collaborativefund.com/blog/ Show Notes: Morgan’s role at Collaborative Fund Marketing that isn’t “forced” Good product is good marketing When perception becomes...

Duration:01:25:59

Dr. David Rhoiney — “Designed to Fit Out” (EP.99)

4/7/2022
Dr. David Rhoiney is a Robotic Surgeon, but his talent stack also includes being a cryptologist, financial educator, writer, public speaker, web developer, former Division One Basketball player and sprinter, and more! Phew... However, he did not come from a background of privilege. He started out homeless, and the only bread winner of his struggling family from a very young age. So how did he change his life? One word: Perseverance. Dr. David is now on the path of helping others change...

Duration:01:20:56

Douglas A. Boneparth — Building the Web 2.0 to 3.0 Bridge (EP.98)

3/31/2022
Douglas A. Boneparth is the President at Bone Fide Wealth, Founder at CryptoDrip, and co-author of the book ‘Millennial Money Fix’. Follow Douglas on his Twitter at https://twitter.com/dougboneparth, CryptoDrip at https://twitter.com/cryptodripxyz and know more about Bone Fide Wealth here: https://bonefidewealth.com/ Show Notes: Writing a book with your spouse "Killing your darlings" Humor as a marketing strategy Generating leads with Twitter and SEO Scaling a financial planning...

Duration:01:18:17

Steve Begleiter — Private Equity, Poker, and Military History (EP.97)

3/24/2022
Steven Begleiter is a Managing Director of Flexpoint Ford. Prior to joining Flexpoint Ford in 2008, Steve was a Senior Managing Director at Bear Stearns & Co. He is also a professional Poker player who claimed the 6th place in World Series of Poker 2009, winning $1.59M Show Notes: Culture at Bear Stearns The liquidity crisis that ended Bear Stearns Evolution of Financial Services Importance of having a ‘thesis’ for your investments The Rise of Private Equity Where is PE headed...

Duration:00:56:45

Jake Taylor — Getting Better at Decision Making (EP.96)

3/17/2022
Jake Taylor is the CEO of Farnam Street Investments and author of the book ‘The Rebel Allocator’, a book that help readers make better investment and business decisions. You can find Jake on Twitter at https://twitter.com/farnamjake1 and get his book from https://www.amazon.com/Rebel-Allocator-Jacob-Taylor/dp/173268832X Show Notes: Iron Law of Economic Survival Trade-offs between profit and brand Capturing intangible value Products as signalling devices Journalytic — Getting better...

Duration:00:58:12

Alex Danco — What is Web 3.0 All About? (EP.95)

3/10/2022
Our recurring guest Alex Danco of Spotify, err.. Shopify returns to Infinite Loops for his fifth appearance to discuss all things Web 3! Follow Alex on Twitter at https://twitter.com/Alex_Danco and read his essays at https://alexdanco.com/ Show Notes: Was it un-Canadian for Canada to pass the Emergency Act? Was the MAGA movement monarchist? Social meaning of NFTs What NFTs are not Catholicism — The original blockchain Code that can make commitments Wallets are the new web...

Duration:01:06:48

Rohit Krishnan — Ideas for the Future (EP.94)

3/3/2022
Rohit Krishnan is a VC and essayist who writes the ‘Strange Loop Canon’ newsletter in which he tries to understand the ever increasing complexity of our world. You can follow Rohit on Twitter at https://twitter.com/krishnanrohit and subscribe to his newsletter at https://www.strangeloopcanon.com/ Show Notes: Douglas Hofstadter’s Strange Loop Memory as an unreliable narrator Are we seeing a decline in eccentricity? The Great Reshuffle We need more Thiel-style patrons Why do big...

Duration:01:13:49

Sam McRoberts — Screw the Zoo (EP.93)

2/24/2022
Title: Description: Sam McRoberts is the CEO of VUDU Marketing, an SEO agency and author of the book ‘Screw the Zoo’, a book that helps you “escape from your cage, free your mind, and take over the world.” You can contact Sam on Twitter at https://twitter.com/Sams_Antics and get his book at https://screwthezoo.com/ Show Notes: Life as a digital nomad Role of video games in children’ education The Great Unwashed Running an SEO consultancy Jed McKenna — A fictional character? Being...

Duration:00:59:26

Rick Doblin and Amy Emerson — Demystifying Psychedelics (EP.92)

2/17/2022
Rick Doblin in the Founder and Executive Director of the Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies (MAPS). MAPS is a leading organization in the USA supporting psychedelic and marijuana research since 1986. You can follow Rick on his Twitter at https://twitter.com/RickDoblin. Amy Emerson is the CEO of the MAPS Public Benefit Corporation (MAPS PBC), a wholly-owned subsidiary of MAPS. You can learn more about MAPS and donate at https://maps.org/ Show Notes: Rick’s journey...

Duration:01:04:46