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We like to have fun and study billionaires. We interview entrepreneurs and highly influential authors of business books.




TIP156: Small Cap Investing w/ Eric Cinnamond (Investing Podcast)

In this episode, you'll learn: · Why small cap investing can be profitable for the right type of investor · Why you should always question where you are in the profit margin cycle · Why money managers are 100% invested in a market that 80% of them believes is overvalued · Why cyclical stocks are hated and yet can be extremely profitable · Ask the investors: How do I value stocks with declining net income?

Duration: 00:55:13

TIP155: Mastermind Discussion (Part 2) - Intrinsic Value of 2 Stock Picks (Business Podcast)

This is a continuation of last week's mastermind discussion where the group identifies two more stock picks that might out perform the stock market. In this episode, you'll learn:

Duration: 00:43:13

TIP154: Mastermind Discussion (Part 1) - Intrinsic Value of 2 Stock Picks w/ John Huber (Business Podcast)

During this mastermind discussion, we try to determine the intrinsic value of two different companies: TenCent Holdings and Fiat Chrysler. In this episode, you'll learn: · If stocks trading at 40 times earning can be cheap · Why you can make 10x on cyclical stocks · What risks you face if you invest in China · How to value high growth companies

Duration: 00:54:07

TIP153: Corporate Raiders and Boardroom Battles w/ Jeff Gramm Author of Dear Chairman (Business Podcast)

Since public markets have existed, there have been occurrences where new and existing owners fight for control of the business. In many cases, these boardroom disputes are resolved with marginal friction. But, sometimes these corporate raiders and take-overs result in dramatic stories and intense learning experiences. Today, we have an incredible guest on the show and his name is Jeff Gramm. Jeff owns his own hedge fund and is also an adjunct professor a Columbia Business School, where he...

Duration: 00:35:56

TIP152: How Asia Works with Joe Studwell (Business Podcast)

In 2014, Bill Gates recommended a book titled, "How Asia Works," by Joe Studwell. The book was a thoughtful account on why some Asian countries have succeeded while others have failed to grow. Studwell makes the reasons for such prosperity easy to understand, but difficult to implement. In this episode we talk to Joe about the finer aspects of his book. In this episode, you'll learn: · Why Bill Gates made “How Asia Works” a mandatory read within his foundation · Why some countries are...

Duration: 00:31:36

TIP151: Billionaire Jesse Itzler - Business, Branding, Everest & More (Investing Podcast)

One of the most fun and energetic entrepreneurs we interview is Jesse Itzler. Jesse is the owner of the Atlanta Hawks NBA basketball team and owner of the 100 Mile Group. Jesse is the founder of Marquis Jet, which was later sold to Berkshire Hathaway's NetJets. In this episode we talk to Jesse about being an entrepreneur and ultra successful business leader. In this episode, you'll learn: · A free and very effective approach to acquiring customers · Why the product always comes before...

Duration: 00:46:12

TIP150: Questions from the Audience, Artificial Intelligence (AI), Options Trading, Value Investing, & The Intelligent Investor (Business Podcast)

In this week's show, Preston and Stig reflect back on the last 50 episodes and highlight what they have learned. The show covers a wide range of topics from Artificial Intelligence (AI), options trading, value investing, and Benjamin Graham's Intelligent Investor. In this episode, you'll learn: · How Artificial Intelligence will disrupt multiple industries · How the best investors in the world use stock screeners · Exactly how much the valuation of stocks change the expected return ·...

Duration: 01:06:04

TIP149: Billionaire Seth Klarman's book - Margin of Safety (Business Podcast)

One of the less known billionaires for people outside of the value investing community is Seth Klarman. Klarman has a very famous book titled, Margin of Safety, which often sells for more than $700 per copy. Today, Preston and Stig discuss what they learned from reading Klarman's book. In this episode, you'll learn: · Different methods for conducting stock investing valuations · The difference between investors and speculators · When you should hold short term and long term bonds ·...

Duration: 00:56:43

TIP148: How to Become Rejection Proof (Business Podcast)

In this episode, you'll learn: · Why 100 days of rejections is the best thing that could ever happen · Why the smartest people always ask “why” before they say goodbye · How and why you should also ask for a small favor after every rejection · Why rejections are a numbers game, and often as nothing to do with you

Duration: 00:39:57

TIP147: Billionaire Charlie Munger and the Daily Journal (Business Podcast)

Charlie Munger’s net worth is about 1.5 billion and as most people know, he’s Warren Buffett’s vice chairman at Berkshire Hathaway. As we’ve talked about on previous episodes, Munger is really a brilliant individual that’s considered a polymath. Few people know that Charlie is an investor with the Daily Journal Corporation in Los Angeles California. As a result, he does a question and answer period every year at the shareholder meeting. One of our good friends Hari Ramachandra was lucky...

Duration: 00:45:37

TIP146: Superforecasting - The Art and Science of Predicting (Business Podcast)

In this episode, Preston and Stig read a book that was recommended to them by legendary investor Edward Thorp. The book is titled, "Superforecasting" by Philip Tetlock and Dan Gardner. In this episode, you'll learn: · The right framework for making correct forecasts · How to prevent confirmation bias for your investments · Why financial experts are storytellers rather than forecasters · How and why the best investors constantly change their opinion

Duration: 00:40:20

TIP145: Bitcoin and Ethereum w/ Tuur Demeester (Business Podcast)

Since the last time The Investors Podcast covered crypto currencies in 2015, the price of Bitcoin has increased by over 1000%. Within the last five years, numerous billionaires have suggested that digital currencies are going to be the next big thing. For example, Bill Gates, Google’s Eric Schmidt, Peter Thiel, Richard Branson, and Patrick Byrne. In this episode, you'll learn: · What the fundamental value of Bitcoin is · Why Bitcoin might continue to be the dominant cryptocurrency ·...

Duration: 01:07:14

TIP144: Billionaire Howard Schultz' book, Onward - A Story About Starbucks (Business Podcast)

This week, Preston and Stig read Billionaire Howard Schultz' book titled, "Onward." Schultz was the CEO and founder of Starbucks. In the early 2000's, Schultz initially left the company only to return as the CEO in 2008. This book covers his first hand account of the return and why it happened. In this episode, you'll learn: · The story behind Starbucks and how it got to where it is today · How Starbucks’ growth strategy failed and how it was fixed · Why successful leaders are...

Duration: 00:33:09

TIP143: Mastermind Discussion 2Q 2017 - Four Stock Picks to Beat the Market (Investing Podcast)

During the 2Q, 2017 we assembled our mastermind group to have a discussion about the best stocks that could outperform the S&P 500. In this episode, you'll learn: • Which 4 stock picks that might outperform the S&P 500 • How to invest when real assets have never been cheaper compared to financial assets • Why you are only as smart as your dumbest competitor in a commodity business • How to validate your investment thesis • How Preston and Stig ended up in Bed Bath & Beyond for a guys’...

Duration: 01:08:11

TIP142: The Startups of Uber and Airbnb w/ NY Times Best Selling Author Brad Stone (Business Podcast)

This week we are very excited to talk to the New York Times bestselling author, Brad Stone. In Brad's new book, Upstarts, he talks about how companies like Uber, Airbnb, and other killer companies of Silicon Valley are changing the way the world works. In this episode, you'll learn: • How much skill and luck is behind the success of Uber and Airbnb • Why investors are currently paying close to $70B to own a company that loses $4B a year • Why the next generation of successful companies in...

Duration: 00:41:35

TIP141: (Part II) Warren Buffett and Charlie Munger at the Berkshire Hathaway Shareholders Meeting 2017 - (Business Podcast)

This episode is the second part coverage of the Berkshire Hathaway shareholder's meeting. In this episode, you'll learn: • How Warren Buffett estimates the intrinsic value of Berkshire Hathaway • How artificial intelligence might impact Berkshire Hathaway • What Warren Buffett has learned about investing in the last decade • Warren Buffett and Charlie’s forecast about economic growth

Duration: 00:46:01

TIP140: Warren Buffett and Charlie Munger at the Berkshire Hathaway Shareholders Meeting 2017 (Part 1) - (Business Podcast)

In this episode, Preston and Stig talk about their amazing experience from meeting up with the TIP community in Omaha for the Berkshire Hathaway annual shareholder meeting. In this episode, you’ll also hear Warren Buffett’s answer to the best questions asked by the shareholders for the 2017 meeting, and Preston and Stig’s discussion of the responses. Pictures from the event are listed below. In this episode, you’ll learn: • Why Warren Buffett recently sold IBM stocks and bought Apple...

Duration: 00:50:56

TIP139: Jim Rogers - Macro, Gold, Junk Bonds, India, & Currencies (Stock Investing Podcast)

In this episode, we talk to legendary investor Jim Rogers. Rogers was the co-founder of the Quantum Fund with George Soros in the 1970s. During his ownership of the Quantum Fund, Rogers captured a 4200% return while the S&P 500 only yielded 47%. In this episode you'll learn: • Jim Rogers’ positions in the market • Why he is holding gold, but does not add to his position. • If India is a good financial market to invest in • What happened when Preston followed Jim’s advice to short junk...

Duration: 00:41:01

TIP138: Jim Rickards (Part II) - Currencies, the Euro, and Central Banking (Business Podcast)

Jim Rickards is the New York Times Best Selling author of multiple books on finance and macroeconomics. In this episode, Jim shares his thoughts on various topics concerning investing around the world. In this episode, you'll learn: • Why Jim is a bull on the Euro and whether or not it can replace the Dollar • Why the world would be better off with a fixed exchange rate system • If a new currency that few have heard about will replace the monetary system as we know it • Why high economic...

Duration: 00:47:17

TIP137: Jim Rickards - Interest Rates and Central Bankers

In this episode, Preston and Stig talk to the world renown economist and central banking expert, James Rickards. Jim is the New York Times Best Selling Author of books like Currency Wars, The Death of Money, and A New Case for Gold. During this episode, Jim describes the checklist he uses to identify whether the FED will raise or not raise the federal funds' interest rates. In this episode, you'll learn: How and if the FED could raise rates during the next 10 quarters like a clockwork...

Duration: 00:39:03

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