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David Gardner, co-founder of The Motley Fool, is among the most respected and trusted sources on investing. As a best-selling author, hugely successful stock picker, and financial authority, David has led The Motley Fool’s growth into a worldwide inv...Show More
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5 Stocks that Pass the Snap Test

32:48 | Jun 5th

If you could snap your fingers and make a company disappear, who would notice? Who would care? It may seem a simplistic question, but the answer could flag the difference between a Rule Breaker and just another also-ran. Today David picks 5 stocks th...Show More
May Mailbag: Your Best Vision for Our Future

52:08 | May 29th

It's all for one and one for all as David is joined by motley musketeers Emily Flippen and Robert Brokamp to answer your questions. Topics include when to add to winners, how to invest a well-earned windfall, and the morality of marijuana stocks. Tha...Show More
What You Have Learned from David Gardner

36:03 | May 22nd

Earlier this month, The Motley Fool Twitter account (@themotleyfool) asked, “What investment principles and ideas have you learned from David Gardner?” The thoughtful responses, in addition to being a kind birthday gift for David, did a great job of ...Show More
The Business and Future of Sports

56:07 | May 15th

How do agents, athletes, and corporate sponsors work together? If I'm micro-betting on the next rebound, will I care about the final score? When can I strap on a VR headset and watch the game from inside the ball? Octagon Founder and President Phil D...Show More
Making You a Winner in our Thinking World

49:53 | May 8th

As we accelerate further into the information age, it’s brain more than brawn that will help humanity achieve new heights. Today we take some tips from some of David’s favorite authors to sharpen our minds and help us think more efficiently. Plus, we...Show More
BONUS: “Investing In Asia” Preview

02:23 | May 4th

It’s a sneak preview of “Investing In Asia”, the newest podcast from The Motley Fool!  If you’re looking to invest in some of the most exciting emerging market opportunities in the world, join this weekly journey around Asian markets.
Stock Stories, Vol. 3

49:32 | May 1st

In a world where timing is perfect, experts are wrong, and simple is revolutionary, one podcast dares to tell the stories of five stocks destined to teach powerful investing lessons.
April Mailbag: Yippie-IPO

1:00:26 | Apr 24th

Did you hear about that hot IPO? Do you know the company's enterprise value? Do you use the XIRR function on your spreadsheet to track your investments? Does this sound like a motley bunch of questions crammed together to pique your interest? Must be...Show More
Stock Sampler Reviews: 5 Stocks I Own and APRIL the Giraffe

54:18 | Apr 17th

Tajiri. In Swahili, it means hope. For Rule Breakers, and anyone with a particularly acute memory, it's the name of a baby giraffe. And it's a 5 stock sampler, picked two years ago that we're reviewing today, alongside another five stocks from last y...Show More
Company Culture Tips, Vol. 5: Breaking the Rules of HR

47:31 | Apr 10th

If your HR department is struggling to evaluate employees, enforce mandatory policies, and control communications, you might be doing it wrong. Today, Lee Burbage and Kara Chambers return to bring you ten ways The Motley Fool workplace culture breaks...Show More
5 Stocks For The Age of Miracles

48:15 | Apr 3rd

Speculative fiction writer William Gibson famously said, “The future is already here — it’s just not evenly distributed.” This is certainly true in the world of biotech, and for Rule Breaker investors, it’s great news! The five companies featured tod...Show More
March Mailbag: The Dream Team

1:01:35 | Mar 27th

There’s no shortage of A+ guests on this month’s mailbag, as we tackle everything from selling old stock certificates to buying highly valued companies. And, we even give a few tips on how to avoid getting “Frozen” out of our internship opportunities...Show More
The Market Cap Game Show: Episode 7

54:07 | Mar 20th

How much is Etsy worth? $65? $70? Maybe $75? Try $8 billion, Fool! Because of course we're talking market cap, not share price. And if you know the market cap, you know the price tag of the business. And if you know that, you might just beat Emily Fl...Show More
"So, Does ESG Work?"

29:29 | Mar 13th

ESG: Environmental, Social, and Governance. Are these the concerns of our Fellowship of Foolish investors? Are they a burden that will spell doom for your returns? Or is it fair to say that when it comes to business, there’s some good in this world, ...Show More
Mental Tips, Tricks & Lifehacks, Vol. 4

39:18 | Mar 6th

We’re here to make you a better Fool, Fool! Organize your life, one thought at a time, always pull up on the correct side of the gas pump, and get through next year's holiday shopping without spending out of pocket. All that and more on this week's R...Show More
February Mailbag: Capitalism at its Best

1:05:09 | Feb 27th

With midwinter behind us, it's time to start thinking of new beginnings: new investors, new questions, a new Foolish index... That's right, it's a new mailbag, with special guests David Kretzmann and Megan Brinsfield! Thanks to Airbnb for supporting...Show More
REVIEWAPALOOZA!: Three 5-Stock Samplers

51:09 | Feb 20th

We've set aside this episode to review not one, not two, but three 5-stock samplers from the last three years. What stocks did we pick? How did they perform? And most importantly, what can we learn from the discipline of keeping score?
Circles of Competence: Interview with Benton Moss

51:53 | Feb 13th

Benton Moss is a young, standout investor and financial blogger with a very bright and Foolish future. Oh, and he's also a professional pitcher on the path to Major League Baseball! Benton joins us in front of a live audience here at Fool HQ to talk ...Show More
Blast From The Past, Vol. 2

46:16 | Feb 6th

Some of the best ideas for gazing into the future were discussed… in the past! It’s time to go back and pick some of the most salient ideas from our catalog of podcasts and bring them forward into the light for a fresh look. We’ll be revisiting ideas...Show More
January Mailbag: Chicken Soup for a Fool

55:48 | Jan 30th

With the polar vortex hammering down on a large part of the US, it seems appropriate to serve up a warm bowl of feel-good chicken soup stories. A poem or two, a peek behind the RBI curtain, maybe a board game… and of course a thought or two about inv...Show More
5 Stocks Shrouded in Mystery

35:11 | Jan 23rd

It's time for another 5 stock sampler, where David selects a handful of stock picks from his premium services and serves them up for a free tasting. But what is the theme that ties this week's picks together? No spoilers, but longtime listeners might...Show More
Extra: Love Letter to Jack Bogle

27:27 | Jan 19th

In remembrance of the life of Jack Bogle, we thought it would be appropriate to revisit this show from December of 2016. Bogle was the creator of the Index Fund, the founder of Vanguard, and an all-around stand-up guy who dedicated his life’s work to...Show More
David's Biggest Losers, Vol. 4

46:42 | Jan 16th

We're not going to let a couple of losers get in the way of winning are we? Of course not! But it is that time of year when we take a look in the mirror and acknowledge our worst mistakes. In the spirit of transparency and good score-keeping, we pres...Show More
Pet Peeves, Vol. 3: Tracking Errors

35:05 | Jan 9th

Are you a "for" person or an "against" person? Hopefully we all aspire to be the former, but even so, we all need a little rant once in a while. So whether it’s obsessing over errors, giving short shrift to services, or #VanityPlateHate, let's get it...Show More
Get Your Kids Started Investing!

54:10 | Jan 2nd

We're kicking off the New Year, not with a resolution to make our own lives better, but with a promise to pass Rule Breaker Investing on to the next generation. From infants to college grads, our talented panel will set you on a path to bring great f...Show More
December Mailbag: The Poetry of Rule Breaker Investing

41:46 | Dec 26th, 2018

This is the last mailbag of the year and it's full of presents! Gifts of poetry, games, inspiration, and levity shape this winter warmer of Foolishness.
Keeping Score in a Crazy Market: 2 Stock Sampler Reviews

31:39 | Dec 19th, 2018

A year ago David picked "5 Stocks That Will Let You Eat Cake" which focused on avoiding the trade-off mentality. Two years ago he picked "5 Stocks to Put Under the Tree" focusing on gifting stock. It's been a crazy couple of years in the market, but ...Show More
The Market Cap Game Show: Episode 6

58:47 | Dec 12th, 2018

It's time once again for the game show that teaches you just how big a company might be. But for the first time, we have a new contestant! Emily Flippen takes over the hot-seat from the stalwart Matt Argersinger. But don't think that makes it any eas...Show More
Extra: Game Designer Richard Garfield

40:54 | Dec 8th, 2018

Esteemed game designer Richard Garfield made an appearance on Wednesday's show, but for those who want to geek out and dive deeper into his gaming past, present and future, today we present the full interview. If you want to be the one who addresses ...Show More
Games & Game Design with Richard Garfield

56:52 | Dec 5th, 2018

Investing may be the best game, but it's not the only game! Today we speak with game designer Richard Garfield about his genre-sparking innovations. Then David gives you his top 4 game recommendations for your family tabletop. Ok, more like 10. He ca...Show More
November Mailbag: A Time of Plenty

1:05:33 | Nov 28th, 2018

Pushing the limits of mailbag guests (five) and mailbag items (eleven), our cornucopia is spilling out a harvest of information on market dips, IPO investing, the Fool’s own ETF and more. Plus, a bit of Shakespeare and an epic disclaimer! Sponsor lin...Show More
Improving Business Through Fair Trade with Paul Rice

57:17 | Nov 21st, 2018

It was once thought that a company could be either profitable or sustainable, but not both. But as Paul Rice, CEO of Fair Trade USA, explains, the future of business is quite the opposite. With the rise of Conscious Capitalism and Conscious Consumeri...Show More
5 Stocks That Got Trouble

36:04 | Nov 14th, 2018

The stock market has been a little harsh lately, especially for Rule Breakers. But when the best companies get whacked by general market conditions, that's Trouble with a capital T, and that rhymes with P and that stands for...Phool? These 5 winners ...Show More
Get Started Investing! (Part 2/2)

58:13 | Nov 7th, 2018

On the October 3rd episode of the Rule Breaker Investing podcast, we brought on a panel of Fools to help you, your friends, and your family get started investing. Today the panel (plus one!) is back to complete the series, to answer your questions, a...Show More
October Mailbag: It's All Treats

51:41 | Oct 31st, 2018

Who's that at the door? A witch? An astronaut? A scientist? A biker? Well, we're giving out treats from our Halloween mailbag, as a motley array of listeners come to share their Foolishness. We'll also learn a great trick to help you look past a rece...Show More
Great Quotes Vol. 9: Pursued by a Bear

39:11 | Oct 24th, 2018

From investing luminaries to picture books, and back to the bosom of the Bard. Today, David brings another motley collection of great quotations, with lessons on business, life, and Foolishness.
200 Stock Advisor Picks Later…

53:32 | Oct 17th, 2018

In March of 2002, Motley Fool Stock Advisor was born. Every month, brothers Tom and David Gardner continue to recommend one stock each, to be bought for the long term. Now fully 200 months (16+ years!) later, what six conclusions does David draw from...Show More
The League of Extraordinary Stock Pickers

45:38 | Oct 10th, 2018

Last year we invited several Rule Breakers and Stock Advisor Members to compete in a monthly stock-picking challenge. And of course, we kept score! Today we’re joined by the winner of that contest – the most extraordinary stock picker of them all! Al...Show More
Get Started Investing! (Part 1/2)

54:33 | Oct 3rd, 2018

Gather your friends and family for today's episode as we walk through the basics of how to become an investor. From opening and funding a brokerage account to picking your first stocks, David and his all-star cast will lead the way through the steps ...Show More
September Mailbag: Winners Win

47:58 | Sep 26th, 2018

We welcome UI Designer and Shakespearean actor Greg Robleto to answer questions about the Fool's website, and Chief Investing Officer Andy Cross to speak to analyst ratings and adding to winners as we go around the globe with the September mailbag.  ...Show More
The 6 "Hows" of Rule Breaker Investing

39:59 | Sep 19th, 2018

If you've been listening to this podcast for a while you are probably familiar with the Six Traits of a Rule Breaker, which help us identify what to invest in. Today we're introducing six new traits, and these will help define how to invest as Rule B...Show More
The Market Cap Game Show: Episode 5

56:27 | Sep 12th, 2018

Can you claim the #IBeatMatt hashtag?  It's handicrafts, robotic warships, and you against Matt Argersinger in our latest installment of The Market Cap Game Show!  Sponsored link: code fool.
5 Mm Mmm Good Stocks

46:51 | Sep 5th, 2018

Conventional wisdom would have it that throwing a dart at a list of stocks would give you little chance of beating the market. But what if the list of stocks was the Supernova Universe? And what if the dart landed on the letter M? Let's just say we'v...Show More
Extra: Senator John McCain

13:57 | Sep 1st, 2018

With John McCain's memorial services on our minds this weekend, we've reached back into our archives to revisit our own brush with the Arizona Senator. Back in October of 2000, Senator McCain was gracious enough to spend some time with David on the M...Show More
August Mailbag: Poetry & Prose

55:26 | Aug 29th, 2018

The politics of shunning politics, investing lessons from both fantasy football and lyric poetry, a brilliant new sonnet from a most Foolish listener, and a serving of David's best British accent. This could only be the Rule Breaker Investing mailbag...Show More
Extra: More of Mark Penn's Microtrends

25:42 | Aug 25th, 2018

As intimated on Wednesday's show, we're back with a weekend RBI Extra! Here we dig in on topics of health and wellness and even risk a momentary brush with politics as we continue our conversation with Mark Penn, highlighting some of the microtrends ...Show More
Authors in August: Mark Penn’s Microtrends

51:51 | Aug 22nd, 2018

How many times should you get married? Would you choose to become a bionic man or woman? Could your next best friend be a bot? Small trends today can predict huge changes in our culture, and opportunities for businesses and investors. Author, pollste...Show More
Authors in August: The Creative Process With Amor Towles

59:20 | Aug 15th, 2018

We're halfway through our Authors in August theme, diving delightfully into the waters of literary fiction. Amor Towles, bestselling author of A Gentleman in Moscow, sheds light on his creative process, the current state of the publishing industry, a...Show More
Extra: Priya Parker Part Two!

19:42 | Aug 11th, 2018

She’s back! Priya Parker rejoins David for a short-form, all-out-fun Weekend Extra, extemporaneously taking on anything he can throw at her, from how to improve your next family reunion to her take on Martha Stewart.
Authors in August: Perfect Events with Priya Parker

59:11 | Aug 8th, 2018

Authors in August continues this week, as David shares with you a Rule Breaker in the wide-ranging field of creating great events. Priya Parker is the author of the spectacular new book _The Art of Gathering_. She brings her innovative thought leader...Show More
Authors in August: Seth Godin Makes Things Better

41:32 | Aug 1st, 2018

Today we kick off the month of August, wherein we will be talking about great summer reads with the authors who wrote them! First up: writer, marketer, Internet maven, cheater, and all-around good guy Seth Godin talks about his process, his insights,...Show More
July Mailbag: Combat Football

59:52 | Jul 25th, 2018

At The Motley Fool, one of our core values is to "Top It!" We're always looking to go one better. Which is why we go out of our way to add dividends to our portfolio return calculations, conviction ratings to our stock picks, and an extra ball to the...Show More
Extra: Our Interview with Billie Jean King

13:56 | Jul 21st, 2018

Long-time producer Mac Greer joins David once again to discuss and feature our whole interview with tennis legend Billie Jean King.
Blast From The Radio Past, Vol. 2

42:16 | Jul 18th, 2018

Motley Fool Co-Founder Tom Gardner and long-time producer Mac Greer join David this week once again dig through our deep vault of audio gold, as they discuss Wimbledon, marijuana, and a Starbucks in every bathroom!
A Rule Breaker Looks at FANG Stocks

39:31 | Jul 11th, 2018

FANG: Facebook. Amazon. Netflix. Google. Or is it FAANG, with Apple too? Or… FAANMG?! Reacting to a Bloomberg Opinion piece, David addresses those who would turn some of his favorite companies into acronyms. What’s your FAAMNG Score?
5 Stocks Celebrating the 2018 World Cup

43:13 | Jul 4th, 2018

Olé! Vamos! Golazo! It's World Cup season and today we're inspired by the international soccer tournament to pick some stocks to beat the market over the next 4 years (i.e. by the next World Cup). But first we'll check the score on The Brexit Inspire...Show More
June Mailbag: 20 Years A Fool

56:53 | Jun 27th, 2018

Today we go through 20 fantastic lessons learned over 20 years of investing Foolishly. And that's just one of our mailbag items. We also bring in Foolish experts Dylan Lewis, Mark Brooks, and David Kretzmann to answer your questions. And finally... a...Show More
Extra: When Timing Matters With Dan Pink

45:32 | Jun 23rd, 2018

When should you take a break? When should you have surgery? When should your kids go to school? Author Dan Pink joined David at FoolFest a few weeks ago to talk about the science of timing. And to give a rousing, improvised, and expertly delivered co...Show More
6 Investing Takeaways From The 2018 World Cup

38:33 | Jun 20th, 2018

World Cups only come around every 4 years. This year's tournament in Russia brings the world together in a whirl of competition and pageantry, creating stories full of tragedy and heroics. But most of all, it gives us these 6 investing lessons that w...Show More
The Market Cap Game Show: Episode 4

49:29 | Jun 13th, 2018

Multiply share price by shares outstanding, add a pinch of Trebek, mix sports metaphors liberally, and you get The Market Cap Game Show! Matty Argersinger joins us once again to see if he can beat you at David's devilish game. Thanks to Blooom and Ca...Show More
Extra: Mr. Rogers' Foolish Neighborhood

28:32 | Jun 9th, 2018

Rule Breakers are often loud and abrupt, like the sound of shattering glass. But sometimes the most profound Rule Breakers are quiet—changing the landscape over time with gentle consistency. Fred Rogers, through his long-running TV Show, Mr. Rogers' ...Show More
Stock Stories, Vol. 2

56:13 | Jun 6th, 2018

Not every stock is a "story stock" but every stock does have a story. Today David, some Motley Fool analysts, and special guest Dan Pink all share their stock stories, and the lessons learned along the way.  Thanks to LinkedIn for supporting The Motl...Show More
May Mailbag: The FOMO Edition

49:12 | May 30th, 2018

As we wind down Conscious Capitalism Month, we can’t help but feel optimistic about investing. In fact, we might be “suffering” from too much of a good thing! Are there too many great companies out there? Are we missing out? Have we bought too many? ...Show More
Old, New, Borrowed & Blue, Vol. 2

39:21 | May 23rd, 2018

It's an especially Motley show today; a little of this, a little of that. Thoughts from an old show, a new essay, some borrowed wisdom, and a BLUE stock pick. And, hey, what's that in your shoe? Thanks to Harry’s for supporting Motley Fool Answers. G...Show More
Great Quotes Vol. 8: Conscious Capitalism Through The Ages

36:27 | May 16th, 2018

We’re halfway through our self-proclaimed “Conscious Capitalism Month” here at RBI, and so our quotes today were gathered from a display at the convention held in Dallas earlier this month. As it happens, we’re spanning over 2,000 years of wisdom and...Show More
Extra: Conscious Entrepreneurs

33:05 | May 12th, 2018

If you want to surround yourself with brilliant personalities who are elevating humanity through business, the Conscious Capitalism conference is the place to be. We pulled three superstar entrepreneurs out of the crowd to talk business, hospitality,...Show More
Review Of 5 Thinky Stocks, Plus Middleby's Selim Bassoul

46:35 | May 9th, 2018

It's now been two years since David picked "5 Winners in a Thinking World" here on the podcast. Those stocks were indeed winning after one year, but how have they fared to date against the stiff competition of a raging bull market? Then, continuing t...Show More
Extra: The Stakeholder Theory With Ed Freeman

24:17 | May 5th, 2018

One of the earliest articulations of what we now call the "stakeholder theory" in business management comes from author and academic Ed Freeman. This delightful conversation from the floor of the Conscious Capitalism 2018 Conference in Dallas, TX wil...Show More
Conscious Capitalism

38:25 | May 2nd, 2018

Were you taught that the goal of business is simply to maximize shareholder value? Think again! Today David looks at the future of business with two of of the brightest luminaries in the Conscious Capitalism movement, Raj Sisodia and Alexander McCobi...Show More
April Mailbag: Volatility Schmolatility

47:09 | Apr 25th, 2018

At some point, the market will drop. It always does. Should you worry? Should you care? This month's mailbag will put you at ease. Plus, how raising cattle prepares you for investing (hint: think long-term). All that and more in the much-anticipated ...Show More
5 Stocks I Own That You Should Too

33:43 | Apr 18th, 2018

We’re back to the stock-picking well in our ongoing “5 Stocks…” series. Today David dips not only into the Supernova Universe for inspiration, but into his own personal portfolio. Plus, do you remember April the Giraffe? Neither did we. But we do hav...Show More
Blast From The Radio Past, Vol. 1

53:59 | Apr 11th, 2018

Somewhere in the deep and dusty vaults of Fool HQ, lies a treasure trove of audio gold. We sent Producer Mac Greer down to dig out some of the best clips from the old Motley Fool Radio Show archives, uncovering turn-of-the-century interviews with fut...Show More
Company Culture Tips, Vol. 4: "What's Your Motley?"

53:00 | Apr 4th, 2018

Does the company where you work, or in which you're thinking of investing, have a rich culture? A key component is often an "Employee First" mentality, one that celebrates and nurtures people and their humanity. David's semi-annual culture conversati...Show More
March Mailbag: The Gardner-Kretzmann Continuum

1:01:51 | Mar 28th, 2018

Special guests once again feature on our monthly mailbag, as Aaron Bush returns for Crypto-Corner and two of our favorite Davids conspire to invent the Gardner-Kretzmann Continuum. Plus, some follow-up on Predictable Success, a plea to ignore share p...Show More
Building A Predictably Successful Business: Interview With Les McKeown

59:25 | Mar 21st, 2018

Are you a “Visionary” who sees the world from 10,000 feet, eyes on the future? Are you an “Operator” who loves to break down barriers and get stuff done? Maybe you’re a “Processor” who creates frameworks and craves efficiency. Or a “Synergist” able t...Show More
The Market Cap Game Show: Episode 3

51:20 | Mar 14th, 2018

Come on down! You're the next contestant on The Market Cap Game Show! Can you claim the #IBeatMatt hashtag bragging rights? Join the fun as we endeavor not to under or over-estimate the size of 10 stocks from David's Supernova Universe.
A Better Future Through Enlightenment: Interview With Steven Pinker

57:04 | Mar 7th, 2018

Poverty, disease, violent crime, famine... nearly every measure of human suffering is going steadily down, as surely as overall prosperity is going up. That's not just optimism, that's what the data show. Today we're delighted to present our guest St...Show More
February Mailbag: The Motley Fool 100 Index & ETF

58:06 | Feb 28th, 2018

Time once again to answer your emails and Tweets! Special guests abound, as Tim Hanson speaks on The Motley Fool 100 Index, Brian Richards broadens our horizons to the UK and Hong Kong, Jeff Fischer talks hedging, and Bryan Hinmon reads yet another d...Show More
Gotta Know The Lingo, Vol. 3

47:36 | Feb 21st, 2018

You may know about asset allocation, but what about asset location? You may know about LTV, but what about CAC? And is infantry turnover really a thing? Tune in to learn the lingua franca of Foolish investing. Also, last year at this time, David pick...Show More
Extra: Kevin Kelly Q&A

17:30 | Feb 17th, 2018

One episode was not enough to contain the wit and wisdom of our guest, Kevin Kelly. In this bonus episode, David asks Kevin about the future of tracking in a “protopian” society, and then we take questions from our Motley Fool One audience.
Our Inevitable Future: Interview with Kevin Kelly

53:05 | Feb 14th, 2018

Have you ever wondered what the future looks like? You're in luck because today's guest pretty much lives there. As co-founder and now Senior Maverick of Wired Magazine, Kevin Kelly has a distinguished career of seeking out where the future is erupti...Show More
5 More Stocks to Feed the Next Bear

28:11 | Feb 7th, 2018

What happened to the market? Was it the worst drop ever? Was it the beginning of the next bear market? Or was it just a harmless little bear cub? Regardless, David has 5 picks to beat the market over the next 3+ years. Also, two years ago Rule Breake...Show More
January Mailbag: Foolish Funds and the Future of Cryptocurrency

1:00:03 | Jan 31st, 2018

The first mailbag of 2018 is bulging at the seams with goodness! We discuss Cryptocurrency beyond the bubble, Foolish Funds, a new ETF, and much more. Plus, a really great disclaimer! Thanks to LegalZoom for supporting The Motley Fool.  Get special s...Show More
Blast From The Past, Vol. 1

45:32 | Jan 24th, 2018

In this new series, we’ll revisit some of the most important ideas we’ve explored over the years, shine some new light on old stories, and  maybe give a little nudge for you to explore the archives. After all, we’ve produced over 100 episodes of this...Show More
Great Quotes Vol. 7: Making Potential Energy Kinetic

34:30 | Jan 17th, 2018

David turns potential into kinetic energy, navigating with a compass, bringing you technology steamrollers, OODA loops, and a different way to grade science exams. Oh, and his second favorite Fool quote ever.
David's Biggest Losers, Vol. 3

49:57 | Jan 10th, 2018

Take a seat, put your napkin on your lap, and pick up your fork and knife. It's time to eat some crow! Today, David and his guests will dig in to his worst stock picks over the last three years, find out what went wrong, and search for silver linings...Show More
Campfire Stories, Vol. 3: Community Voices

55:19 | Jan 3rd, 2018

Pull up a bedroll, gaze up at the stars, and gather ‘round for a little extra warmth as we listen to some campfire stories from the RBI community. Hear tales of how a cheesecake can lead to financial independence, how to recognize an irrational marke...Show More
December Mailbag: Why We Invest

31:36 | Dec 27th, 2017

That's a wrap! 2017 is in the books and we're finishing strong! Once again we'll hit the mailbag, make a resolution, throw down a little poetry, and think about why we play the game. Happy Follydays!
Look Ahead: 2018

51:06 | Dec 20th, 2017

We begin today's show with a review of 5 Stocks To Put Under Your Tree—gifts that keep on giving picked on the podcast this time last year. Then it's back to the future, with analysts Rick Munarriz, Sarah Goddard, and Simon Erickson looking ahead for...Show More
Foolanthropy Special: All Hands And Hearts

22:37 | Dec 16th, 2017

The Motley Fool's annual Foolanthropy Drive is here, and this year we're partnering with All Hands And Hearts, an organization dedicated to rebuilding homes, schools, and communities in the wake of natural disasters around the world. Co-founder David...Show More
Rule Breaker Gift-Giving Special

57:02 | Dec 13th, 2017

Most everyone is looking for gift ideas this time of year, so we’ve brought some of the Fool’s best gift-givers into the studio to share their ideas and advice. From frugal to financially savvy, meaningful to whimsical, we’ve got you covered. And to ...Show More
Blockchain of Fools

49:18 | Dec 6th, 2017

Back by popular demand, Aaron Bush joins David to dive deeper into Bitcoin, Litecoin, Ripple, Ethereum, BitConnect, and the Petro. Is this one the future? Is that one a scam? Could Foolcoin be far off? If you can't make heads or tails of the blockcha...Show More
November Mailbag: A Family Gathering

40:26 | Nov 29th, 2017

Our mailbag is a veritable cornucopia of questions this month, and in the spirit of the season, we’ve gathered some of our Foolish family together to answer them for you. Joe Perna looks at the benefits of giving stocks to charity, Jeff Fischer shows...Show More
5 Stocks That Will Let You Eat Cake

27:15 | Nov 22nd, 2017

Time or money? Talent or luck? Smart or good-looking? Ever since you were a kid you’ve had to make tradeoffs. But what if you could have it all? What if the answer to either/or is…and? Today we give you 5 stock picks for the next 3 years that elimina...Show More
Pet Peeves, Vol. 2: Give Yourself A Gift

31:27 | Nov 15th, 2017

It's that special time of year when we all gather around the family dinner table, join hands, and... rant! That's right, it's time to do some pet peeves, so don’t be defensive, don't bail, and let's go change the world! Thanks to Harry’s for supporti...Show More
The Market Cap Game Show: Episode 2

41:37 | Nov 8th, 2017

Once again David taps his inner-Trebek, adopting that slightly smug, patronizing affectation that only comes by having all the answers in your pocket. It’s the Market Cap Game Show! It’s you against returning champion, Matt Argersinger. Can you win t...Show More
Purpose-Driven Business: Interview with Roy Spence

48:45 | Nov 1st, 2017

Don’t Mess With Texas! You’ve seen the bumper sticker on countless pickup trucks, but did you know it began as an anti-littering campaign? Meet Roy Spence, an extraordinary marketing genius and the leading advocate for purpose-driven business. You’ll...Show More
October Mailbag: The Variety Hour

55:10 | Oct 25th, 2017

This month’s mailbag kicks off with some original poetry and wraps up with a serendipitous plug for next month’s interview. In-between, we’ll hear from our resident tax expert, follow-up on your blockchain and Bitcoin questions, and take a peek at Fo...Show More
Bitcoin, Blockchain & Cryptocurrency

41:31 | Oct 18th, 2017

You asked for it! Today we tackle one of our most requested topics, as David is joined by Motley Fool Analyst Aaron Bush, to discuss the past, present, and future of blockchain technology. What is a blockchain? What companies are benefitting from the...Show More
9 Foolish Truths That I Hold To Be Self Evident

39:42 | Oct 11th, 2017

It’s back to basics today as we revisit some of the most important tenets of Rule Breaker Investing. If you’re well steeped in Foolishness, these truths may indeed seem self-evident, but to much of the investing world, they’re still wildly contrarian...Show More
How To Reach Your Peak: Interview With Anders Ericsson

46:21 | Oct 4th, 2017

Today we have the privilege of interviewing the expert on expertise, Anders Ericsson. In his book, Peak: Secrets from the New Science of Expertise, Anders and his collaborator, Robert Pool, introduce a powerful approach to learning through "deliberat...Show More
September Mailbag: Don’t Miss The Boat!

42:19 | Sep 27th, 2017

Summer is over, kids are at school, and the Tar Heels just lost to Duke. It must be September, and time for another RBI mailbag! Today we cover trusting kids with an inheritance, how to avoid missing the boat on Motley Fool stock recommendations, lea...Show More
How to Spot a Potential Buyout, Vol. 2

36:00 | Sep 20th, 2017

Last week David highlighted 5 great stocks that you've probably never heard of. A few days later, one of those stocks announced a buyout offer from Northrop Grumman, leading to a 20% pop in a day! What can we learn from this good fortune? Join us for...Show More
5 Great Stocks You've Never Heard Of

32:27 | Sep 13th, 2017

Not every great investment comes in the form of a big company that consumers everywhere know and love. And while we usually like companies with a prominent brand, there is also opportunity in obscurity. Today David digs deep into his Supernova Univer...Show More
Stock Pick Review Bonanza: Walking, Talking & Keeping Score

31:34 | Sep 6th, 2017

It wouldn’t be the Rule Breakers Investing show if we didn’t spend some time talking stocks. Today we go back and review David’s picks from September 2015’s “5 Stocks for the Next 5 Years” episode, as well as last September’s “5 Low-Risk Stocks for t...Show More
August Mailbag: Invest Me In My Motley

48:58 | Aug 30th, 2017

“Invest me in my motley; give me leave to speak my mind, and I will through and through.” — As You Like It, Act 2 Scene 7 Today we give David leave to speak his mind on a rich bag of email correspondence. And from discounted cash flow analysis to tur...Show More
The Motley Fool Investment Guide

27:33 | Aug 23rd, 2017

Way back in 1996, we released the first edition of The Motley Fool Investment Guide. Our aim then, as it is now, was to educate, amuse and enrich individual investors, and to show how anyone can take control of their own finances. Today we’re announc...Show More
Great Quotes, Vol. 6: Call Me Not Fool Till Heaven Hath Sent Me Fortune

30:58 | Aug 16th, 2017

Today we go back to the bottomless well of great quotations. Whether touching on culture, games, brand, or indeed investing, we like to keep this podcast Motley! These 5 quotes (plus a few) will leave you with new thoughts and new perspectives to tak...Show More
The Market Cap Game Show

28:43 | Aug 9th, 2017

Today David picks up the long, skinny, game show microphone to play host in our first ever Market Cap Game! Contestant and special guest, Matt Argersinger will compete against you, dear listener. Your prize for winning will be bragging rights and fre...Show More
Great Company Culture, Vol. 3

47:13 | Aug 2nd, 2017

Make your organization’s corporate culture more engaging, rewarding, happier, more productive… more Foolish! David welcomes back return guests Kara Chambers and Lee Burbage.
July Mailbag: Netflix Up 100X

39:40 | Jul 26th, 2017

What is Amazon-safe? Is there an Amazon killer? Why does the market go up over time? And hey, did I just hear NFLX pop a hundred-bagger? The end of the month brings us to the RBI mailbag episode, where David gives his irreverent take on these questio...Show More
Stock Stories, Vol. 1

44:27 | Jul 19th, 2017

This week David offers a new take on the term “story stocks.” He and a few of his fellow Fools share some of their favorite stock stories. Some will make you laugh, some cry, and all are Motley.
Tallying 5 Brexit Stocks 1 Year In

24:06 | Jul 12th, 2017

It’s been just over a year since Britain decided to leave the European Union and David made five Brexit-inspired stock picks. While those were meant as long-term picks (3 years at least), it’s fun to check on their progress. The FTSE 100 (or Footsie)...Show More
Racing to the Top: An Interview with McKenna Haase

26:09 | Jul 5th, 2017

David interviews McKenna Haase, a 20-year-old student, race car driver, entrepreneur, and Rule Breaking investor. They discuss how she started racing, what it is like to be one of the only females in her sport, and how she balances racing, school, an...Show More
June Mailbag: Sailing On The S&P 500

37:20 | Jun 28th, 2017

It's the end of June and you've outdone yourselves again! Our mailbag is full and we've got a packed show. Today David tackles how to build a new portfolio from scratch, considers whether to sell or add to losers, and attempts to solve an ancient, ri...Show More
5 Stocks Riding The Bull Market

20:30 | Jun 21st, 2017

Let's face it, the stock market has been a raging bull for a long time now. It can't go on forever, right? It might even crash, and hard! So, what's a Rule Breaker to do? Pick 5 stocks that are hitting all-time highs, of course! Because great compani...Show More
We Have Met The Enemy

17:44 | Jun 16th, 2017

By now you have heard the news of the shooting at a Congressional baseball practice here in Alexandria, just a few blocks from us here at Fool HQ. In response, David urges us to maintain independent thinking, civility, a motley influence, and the hum...Show More
Market Drops vs. 10-Year Pops

26:39 | Jun 14th, 2017

Are you concerned by the “market drop” we experienced over the last few days? If you’re a Rule Breaking Investor, chances are it hit you pretty hard, and that can be painful. But if you’re a Rule Breaking Investor, chances are you’re also going to be...Show More
Into The Future! With Zack Kanter

38:04 | Jun 7th, 2017

You may not yet be familiar with Zack Kanter, but the self-described entrepreneur, speaker, futurist, writer, amateur chef, and all-around nerd is someone you should get to know if you’re curious about the future. Today Zack is here to talk with Davi...Show More
May Mailbag: Why Great Leaders Matter, Sometimes

32:52 | May 31st, 2017

It is the last day of the month, which means, as always, it’s mailbag time! Today David looks at the Great Man Theory vs. the Cultural View of investing, whether to invest a little bit at a time or in big lump sums, and why the market’s P/E ratio sho...Show More
10 Life Lessons From Guy Kawasaki

35:58 | May 24th, 2017

The sun is settling in, the pool is almost open, grills are heating up... That’s right: ‘tis the season for graduation speeches! Any day now, successful alumni will be returning to their alma maters to dole out optimism and advice to bright-eyed, gra...Show More
Why Warren Buffett Shouldn't Buy Amazon

22:31 | May 17th, 2017

When Warren Buffet was asked on CNBC why he still isn’t buying Amazon – a company he greatly admires – he quipped, “Stupidity.” But why should the greatest investor of our time regret sitting out on a single company that sits outside the framework of...Show More
Why We Misunderstand Each Other

37:20 | May 10th, 2017

Nick Epley is a social psychologist and the author of "Mindwise: Why We Misunderstand What Others Think, Believe, Feel, and Want." Today David speaks with Nick about the errors we make when we try to understand each other, why we fail at The Newlywed...Show More
Check-In: 5 Winners in a Thinking World

22:20 | May 3rd, 2017

This time last year, David picked “5 Winners in a Thinking World,” highlighting 5 companies for the Information Age (or is it the Internet Age?). As always, these were meant as long-term picks (3 years at least), but today we’re checking in to see ho...Show More
April Mailbag: How To Get Your Questions Answered

37:43 | Apr 26th, 2017

Our mailbag is an embarrassment of riches! So many great questions that we can’t possibly get to them all, which is indeed a great problem to have. After a quick guide on how to get your questions answered, both here and elsewhere at The Fool, David ...Show More
5 Stocks For April The Giraffe

28:43 | Apr 19th, 2017

Spring is here! The air is warming, cherry trees have peaked, and showers are bringing flowers. But if you Google “April” today, your first page of results will be all about April the Giraffe and her brand new, web-cam-friendly calf. David doesn’t me...Show More
Foolish Superheroes

17:26 | Apr 12th, 2017

In the early years of The Motley Fool, an unlikely opportunity came knocking. This is the tale of how David almost became the next Warrior Princess -- and a lesson in how keeping the long game in mind will help you in life, in business, and in invest...Show More
Old, New, Borrowed & Blue

25:10 | Apr 5th, 2017

“Something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue (and a silver sixpence in her shoe)” traditionally refers to what a bride should wear on her wedding day for good luck. No wedding bells here today, but we’re borrowing the old, famili...Show More
March Mailbag: Introducing the Divvy-Pop

40:20 | Mar 29th, 2017

Today's mailbag is overstuffed with your excellent contributions! We talk about how to keep cool in the face of big losers, relay a life-hack to make you happy, debut a new investing term, and even leave you with a tune worth whistling. All this and ...Show More
How David Beats Goliath

31:38 | Mar 22nd, 2017

This week we look at Malcolm Gladwell’s 2009 New Yorker article, “How David Beats Goliath” and extract three inspiring investing lessons. Gladwell spells out the hidden advantages of being the “underdog” in a way well-suited to our Rule Breaker inves...Show More
Deborah Meier’s Habits of Mind

27:46 | Mar 15th, 2017

Often the best way to improve our investing is to improve our thinking. And to improve our thinking, it’s often helpful to reach outside of the disciplines of investing and business. Today we delve into the teachings of education reformer, Deborah Me...Show More
Gotta Know The Lingo

42:40 | Mar 8th, 2017

From the earliest days of The Motley Fool, our mission has been to "Educate, Amuse & Enrich." Today we double-down on the "Educate" with an exploration of some commonly used financial terms. Guest analysts Andrew Fredrickson, Abi Malin, Aaron Bush, a...Show More
Mental Tips, Tricks & Lifehacks, Vol. 3

29:42 | Mar 1st, 2017

Today we present a third installment of tips, tricks and lifehacks—to help you be a better you. Find a hidden superpower in your Kindle app, improve your investing while learning to draw, achieve your goals by ignoring them, and much more! Do you hav...Show More
February Mailbag: Recipes for Resilience

40:15 | Feb 22nd, 2017

February may be a short month, but our mailbag is as full as ever, overflowing with great questions and comments from you, our dear listener. Today we tackle why our biggest losers are the stocks we never buy, why predicting the future is getting mor...Show More
5 Stocks The World Needs Right Now

24:49 | Feb 15th, 2017

In a world of “fake news” and “alternative facts,” the political climate seems ever more chaotic and unpredictable. But as investors, by definition, we take a long-term view. And we look to businesses and innovators, not politicians, to bring us into...Show More
Looking Back: Last Year's Bear Market Picks

23:43 | Feb 8th, 2017

This time last year, David picked “5 Stocks to Feed the Bear,” highlighting 5 smaller companies with low risk ratings. Though these were meant as long-term picks (3 years at least), today we’re checking in to see how they’re doing so far. Spoiler ale...Show More
Campfire Stories, Vol. 2: The Early Days

31:43 | Feb 1st, 2017

After last year's Portrait of the Investor as a Young Man, David goes even further back, seeking insights and investing lessons from his early youth. So gather back around the campfire for a few stories and lessons from these formative years. We look...Show More
January Mailbag, Plus: Your "Don't Make Me Think" Stocks

35:11 | Jan 25th, 2017

There are plenty of riches in this month's mailbag, including your thoughts on David's biggest losers, how to score your "Golden Ticket" to FoolFest, and how David switches hats when choosing stocks for Rule Breakers or Stock Advisor. Plus, a lightni...Show More
Great Stocks Don't Make You Think!

20:07 | Jan 18th, 2017

In March of 2008, David had just read a wonderful book on information architecture and website design by Steve Krug, entitled. "Don't Make Me Think." Turning lessons learned about design towards his home turf of investing, this inspired David to publ...Show More
David's Biggest Losers, Vol. 2

41:57 | Jan 11th, 2017

Last year around this time we released a two-part podcast entitled David's Biggest Losers. Let's make that a tradition here and talk about another half-dozen stocks that have performed poorly over the past 3 years. We don't like to dwell on failure—a...Show More
Great Quotes Vol. 5: A Fool To Make You Merry

21:41 | Jan 4th, 2017

Happy New Year! In 2017, as always, we predict that the market will go up. But these great quotes will help you face the coming market, regardless of what it does. And if our prediction is wrong, we'll just "wait for a warm day and shoot off the next...Show More
December Mailbag: Market Highs & Tight Shorts

35:22 | Dec 28th, 2016

In this final mailbag of 2016 we answer your questions about picking stocks when the market is at all-time highs, what to do when "buy what you know" steers you wrong, how to navigate a short squeeze, and more. Plus, a little flattery from one of our...Show More
Why We Invest – Plus, Jack Bogle Interview

23:13 | Dec 21st, 2016

Our newly founded Holiday Tradition here at Rule Breaker Investing is a re-reading of David’s 2010 essay entitled Why We Invest. But first, as special a gift to us all, a brief and illuminating cameo with the living investing legend, Jack Bogle. Jack...Show More
Love Letter To Jack Bogle

31:46 | Dec 14th, 2016

December is a month of gratitude here at Rule Breaker Investing. With that in mind, we’re spending today’s episode talking about and, more importantly, listening to Jack Bogle. As the creator of the Index Fund, the founder of Vanguard, and an all-aro...Show More
5 Stocks To Put Under The Tree

33:19 | Dec 7th, 2016

As the holidays approach, you may be looking for an extra special present for the children in your life. For the gift that truly keeps on giving, today’s show brings you five kid-friendly stocks that are good to hold for the next five years or longer...Show More
Entrepreneur Month Extra: 10 Commandments of Entrepreneurship with Guy Kawasaki

35:58 | Dec 3rd, 2016

Guy Kawasaki is currently the Chief Evangelist of Canva, an online tool with the mantra of democratizing graphic design. But his resume goes much deeper. From his early days at Apple to his venture capital firm to his bestselling books, Guy has a lon...Show More
November Mailbag: Investing in the Great Recession

25:10 | Nov 30th, 2016

Uh oh, it's both mailbag day and the close of November's Entrepreneur Month. How can we possibly do both? I guess it's time for another RBI Extra episode! Today we answer your questions on investing in the Great Recession, Stock Advisor vs. Rule Brea...Show More
Entrepreneur Month Extra: Getting Things Done Primer With David Allen

23:41 | Nov 26th, 2016

As a professional, at any given time, you probably have 150-220 action items and 30-100 projects on your plate. That’s a lot – in fact too much – to keep in your head. Your brain, it turns out, is a terrible office! Fortunately, with a little help yo...Show More
Entrepreneur Month: Organize Your Business With David Allen

29:04 | Nov 23rd, 2016

David Allen did not set out to become a productivity guru, but with the release of his book, Getting Things Done, in 2001, he became just that. You may well be familiar with his methodology – in fact we hope you are, and that it has improved your lif...Show More
Entrepreneur Month: The Power of Hospitality with Danny Meyer

38:12 | Nov 16th, 2016

Danny Meyer is famous for opening more than a dozen highly successful New York restaurants. And those restaurants – from Union Square Café to Shake Shack – are famous for their hospitality. More than mere service, hospitality is a measure of how a di...Show More
Entrepreneur Month: Tom Gardner's Tips For Business Owners

38:08 | Nov 9th, 2016

Today it's David's brother Tom in the spotlight! Not only is Tom a fellow co-founder of The Motley Fool, he's also made it his life's passion to study businesses and the ambitious people who build them. With a little Fool history, a dose of brotherly...Show More
Entrepreneur Month: How to Succeed on Kickstarter

38:02 | Nov 2nd, 2016

We hereby declare November Entrepreneur Month here at RBI! First up: Stonemaier co-founder Jamey Stegmaier is known as a master of the Kickstarter crowdfunding platform. His new book, A Crowdfunder’s Strategy Guide builds off of his already successfu...Show More
October Mailbag: USA Core Values

39:19 | Oct 26th, 2016

It’s the end of another month, and here at RBI, that means mailbag! We touch on the new Fool School, the Cubs’ run for the World Series, and then look at retirement strategies with Motley Fool Answers’ host, Robert Brokamp. But first, with your help,...Show More
Non-Political Pre-Election Special

34:19 | Oct 19th, 2016

After a few years of brutal campaigning, the U.S. presidential election is upon us! Always the Rule Breaker, David’s take on politics is decidedly non-political. Taking the long view, we’ll apply some systemic thinking and reach all the way back to D...Show More
Mental Tips, Tricks & Lifehacks, Vol. 2

25:04 | Oct 12th, 2016

Today we return to the subject of mental tips and tricks, and a few Lifehacks to boot. Get things done in two minutes, win a drink at ro-sham-bo, and make all your photos picture perfect! Do you have a favorite mental tip or trick? Share it with us o...Show More
Financial Literacy: Interview with Dr. Annamaria Lusardi

38:33 | Oct 5th, 2016

The Motley Fool has long been an advocate of financial literacy in our schools. Crazy talk, right? Today, David has the pleasure of hosting one of the preeminent experts on the subject, Dr. Annamaria Lusardi of George Washingon University to discuss ...Show More
Extra: Interview with Candice Millard, Bestselling Author and Honorary Fool

22:42 | Oct 1st, 2016

When one of your favorite authors stops by the office, a 10-minute interview just won't do! Lucky for us, Candice Millard was generous with her time here at Fool HQ. In this bonus episode, David goes into greater depth about Millard's New York Times ...Show More
Foolish Heroes: Interview With Author Candice Millard — Plus: September Mailbag

30:03 | Sep 28th, 2016

Candice Millard is the author of the New York Times bestsellers The River of Doubt and Destiny of the Republic, which David has praised in earlier episodes of the podcast. Today she sits down with David for a conversation about presidents, prime mini...Show More
A Portrait Of The Investor As A Young Man

32:18 | Sep 21st, 2016

Ah, the Folly of youth! Today David takes a tour of some of his earliest investments, from mistakes to multi-baggers. Find out which companies went under, which are still around, and most importantly, what were the lessons learned along the way.
When Robots Rule The Earth

24:16 | Sep 14th, 2016

In a century or so, humans might be able to scan our brains and run emulations or "ems" on futuristic supercomputers. That means conscious, digital minds working much faster than our own, and rendering us all but obsolete! So how should we plan for t...Show More
5 Low-Risk Stocks For The Next Year

30:33 | Sep 7th, 2016

A year ago, here on the Rule Breaker Investing Podcast, David picked 5 Stocks For The Next 5 Years. Today we check in on those companies, because we’ll never know who’s winning if we don’t keep score! Then David digs through the safest stocks on his ...Show More
JCOC Part 2: Lessons From Our Military Leaders

35:17 | Aug 31st, 2016

What your business can learn from the US Military, why America will keep on winning, how to conduct a public Q&A session, and other learnings from David's experience with the Joint Civilian Orientation Conference. Plus, a few items from the August ma...Show More
JCOC Part 1: A Visit With Our Armed Forces

42:23 | Aug 24th, 2016

Today David inspects an F-35, fires an M-16, overlooks combat operations, flies in a Blackhawk helicopter, and lands on an aircraft carrier. Has he joined the Special Forces? No, but as a member of this year's Joint Civilian Orientation Conference, D...Show More
Great Quotes Vol. 4: Lessons From Past & Present

17:04 | Aug 17th, 2016

In this fourth installment of RBI's "Great Quotes" series, we're digging into the past with words of wisdom from philosophers and founders, and then jumping to present-day Foolishness – all in the service of helping you create a better future.
Lessons From A Great Business

29:13 | Aug 10th, 2016

In 1998, Tom & David made an appearance on ABC's The View and recommended a company for investment. Six weeks later, they were invited back to explain why the stock had already dropped by 33%. Luckily we are still keeping score -- and are still inves...Show More
"I Own The Water:" A Fool's Brush With Donald Trump

21:38 | Aug 3rd, 2016

In 1997 The Motley Fool publicly shorted Trump Hotels and Casino Resorts (DJT). In 1999, after the stock had dropped significantly, David got a call from the CEO, Nicholas Ribis. He invited a handful of Fools to Trump Tower in New York City to hear a...Show More
July Mailbag: Should The Motley Fool Go Public?

34:21 | Jul 27th, 2016

Should you buy in thirds or set limit orders? What's the big deal about Pokemon Go? Why would anyone ever own a bond with a negative interest rate? And why isn't The Motley Fool a public company? All this and more in this month's mailbag!
Pet Peeves & Other "Cool Stuff"

21:13 | Jul 20th, 2016

State lotteries, disclaimers, and soaps that don’t lather… From the sublime to the ridiculous, David shares his list of pet peeves.
The Brexit Inspired Stock List

20:20 | Jul 13th, 2016

Five companies that we like over the next 3 years - all inspired by The United Kingdom's recent move to withdraw from the European Union.
Investing Lessons From An 8 Year Old Gardner

27:46 | Jul 6th, 2016

Motley Fool CAPS ( is a free service you can use to test your stock-picking prowess. You don’t have to risk any money in the market, but you will be scored for your performance. At the age of 8, David’s son Zack started picking stocks o...Show More
June Mailbag: Is Diversification Overrated? Should You Be Picking Stocks? Do You Have a Buy Discipline?

24:00 | Jun 29th, 2016

Are you cut out to pick stocks or should you stick to index funds? Should your first thought be your final thought? Is what to buy > when to sell? All this and more as we go over your questions and comments in today’s monthly mailbag episode!
Extra: Interview with Rob Daviau, Rule Breaking Game Designer

20:46 | Jun 25th, 2016

A few minutes with Rob Daviau in last week's podcast was simply not enough! In today's extended interview, David digs deeper into Daviau's disruptive game design, how he runs his business, and where he finds his inspiration.
5 Board Games That Will Make You A Better Investor

42:46 | Jun 22nd, 2016

What's more exciting than the next hot IPO? The release of the next blockbuster board game, of course! Today we delve deep into David’s greatest obsession and see how his favorite games relate to you as an investor. And we meet Rob Daviau, a true Rul...Show More
Mental Tips And Tricks

23:48 | Jun 15th, 2016

Today David wants you to stay sharp with these simple life hacks. Tweak your thinking just a bit and soon you will be winning bar bets, giving great toasts, and of course, investing better. Do you have a favorite mental tip or trick? Share it with us...Show More
Great Quotes Vol. 3: Lessons from Buffett

27:33 | Jun 8th, 2016

In this third installment of RBI's "Great Quotes" series, we're going all Buffett all the time! What is the market really for? Do we need to watch out for "Idiots"? What's the one thing we need to do to become better investors? Find out now from the ...Show More
Campfire Stories Vol. 1: What is Better Than The Big Idea?

22:09 | Jun 1st, 2016

Gather around our campfire for some stories about long-term thinking, investing in people, and the biology of business. Also, monkeys!
May Mailbag: When to Add to Winners, Movie Villain Clichés, Short Selling, and More

25:28 | May 25th, 2016

Should you add a new stock to your portfolio or double down on one of your winners? Why are corporations always the evil villains in the movies? Should your experience as a customer influence your investing decisions? Plus, an optimistic view on the ...Show More
How To Spot A Potential Buyout

27:02 | May 18th, 2016

Today David looks at 4 potential buyout scenarios, and names 3 stocks in each that—for better or worse—look ripe for the picking. While it's fun to see stocks pop at the news of a buyout, in most cases we'd rather see our businesses continue as indep...Show More
10 More Traits of a Great Company Culture

34:13 | May 11th, 2016

Kara Chambers and Lee Burbage are “Resources for Humans” here at The Motley Fool. Today David brings them back to the show to discuss some incredibly helpful tools, tips, and techniques you can use to make your workplace culture shine. Thanks to Audi...Show More
Five Winners in a Thinking World

25:17 | May 4th, 2016

Today we present five stocks that are poised to win in the information economy – or as David puts it, the thinking economy. Tomorrow’s leading enterprises must be able to acquire knowledge, apply analytics, and use creativity every day to succeed, an...Show More
April Mailbag: Portfolio Management, Business vs. Stock Performance, and More

25:55 | Apr 27th, 2016

How to manage a Rule Breaker portfolio, why a company's performance matters more than its stock's, thoughts on company buy backs, and more. Plus, was Kris Jenkin's last-second shot to win the NCAA National Championship really clutch? Fools weigh-in o...Show More
What The Top 3 Stocks of 2015 Have In Common

24:36 | Apr 20th, 2016

Investing is about looking forward, not back, but we can always learn by examining our winners. Last year’s top 3 stocks in the S&P 500 were Netflix, Amazon, and Activision Blizzard. Today we explore what they have in common, and what they teach us a...Show More
How Sports-Talk Radio Makes You a Better Investor (Part 2 of 2)

28:28 | Apr 13th, 2016

Wrapping up this two-part series on investing through the lens of sports, David presents five examples of misguided thinking that are frequently repeated in sports and then draws a direct analogy between each of those and a similarly bad investing cl...Show More
How Sports-Talk Radio Makes You a Better Investor (Part 1 of 2)

23:12 | Apr 6th, 2016

March brought us the Madness of college basketball, and April, opening day for Major League Baseball. In this two-part series, David describes his love of sports and cross-overs between that and investing. You can become a better investor by outthink...Show More
March Mailbag

26:33 | Mar 30th, 2016

As always, the last show of the month is mailbag time! Today David answers your questions about risk ratings, conscious capitalism, and when to sell stocks. Then we go Down Under to hear from an awesome Aussie Fool on international investing. Submit ...Show More
Great Quotes, Vol. 2

17:23 | Mar 23rd, 2016

Investing books are all well and good, but life offers myriad sources of more inspiring material. Today David turns to gurus and geeks to find investing lessons that you probably won't learn in business school. This is the second entry in our recurri...Show More
Calculating Risk: Part 3 of 3

27:45 | Mar 16th, 2016

It's week 3 of Risk Month here at the RBI Podcast, and today we wrap up with points #21 - #25 of our risk scoring system. With these final questions we turn up the Foolishness and break a few of our own rules!
Calculating Risk: Part 2 of 3

27:52 | Mar 9th, 2016

March is Risk Month here at the RBI Podcast, and today we continue with points #11 - #20 of our quantitative investment risk scoring system. The competition, the stock, and the management get the spotlight this time, along with a little secret sauce ...Show More
Calculating Risk: Part 1 of 3

28:38 | Mar 2nd, 2016

As promised, March is Risk Month here at the RBI Podcast, and today David lays out the structure of his unique 25-point system for quantifying the risk levels of your investments. This is not just a nebulous “high, medium, low” rating; rather, this i...Show More
February Mailbag

30:28 | Feb 24th, 2016

The last Wednesday of the month means it's mailbag time! David answers your questions about how to avoid watering weeds, why adding to winners is the key to investing success, what to do with big losers, and "potentially" much more. Submit your own ...Show More
Dark Clouds I Can See Through

23:54 | Feb 17th, 2016

How do you spot Amazon in 1997? Or Starbucks in 1998? How do you know to double down on Netflix in 2004? Today David looks at how we can see the light of optimism through the pessimism of conventional wisdom - and profit by investing in tomorrow's su...Show More