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We interview and study famous financial billionaires, including Warren Buffett, Ray Dalio, and Howard Marks, and teach you what we learn and how you can apply their investment strategies in the stock market. We Study Billionaires is the largest stock investing podcast show in the world with 100,000,000+ downloads and is hosted by Stig Brodersen and Clay Finck. This podcast also includes the Richer Wiser Happier series hosted by best-selling author William Green. William regularly interviews ...
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On today’s episode, Clay Finck is joined by Daniel Pronk and Jake Ruth to share the fundamentals of stock investing. They dive into everything they wish they knew as a beginner, the books they would read, and the biggest mistakes they would have tried to avoid. Daniel Pronk and Jake Ruth are the founders of Stock Unlock, which is helping transform …
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Preston Pysh and Guy Swann's conversation covers the fascinating attributes about AI, the counterintuitive nature of AI and how the need for specialized models will create a rich ecosystem of decentralizing forces around countless models and resourcing requests. IN THIS EPISODE, YOU’LL LEARN: 00:00 - Intro 01:24 - What is at the intersection of AI …
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In this episode, William Green speaks with Chris Bloomstran, President & Chief Investment Officer of Semper Augustus. This conversation has been divided into two episodes. Here, in Part 2, Chris discusses what we can learn from studying Berkshire Hathaway & Warren Buffett; weighs the risks of Berkshire’s huge Apple stake; discusses Berkshire’s valu…
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In this episode, William Green chats with Chris Bloomstran, President & Chief Investment Officer of Semper Augustus. This conversation is so rich that it’s been divided into two episodes. Here, in Part 1, Chris explains how to achieve long-term success by seeking a “dual margin of safety” that comes from owning high-quality businesses at attractive…
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On today’s episode, Clay Finck is joined by Aswath Damodaran who is widely referred to as the dean of valuation. Aswath Damodaran is a professor at NYU of corporate finance and valuation and has taught thousands of students how to value companies and pick stocks. He has written numerous books on valuation and has also made all of his university cou…
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Bitcoin core developer and author Jimmy Song recently published a new book titled Fiat Ruins Everything. In this episode, Preston Pysh and Jimmy highlight some interesting perspectives on how the money is not only changing the way businesses conduct themselves, but also how it’s impacting family values, culture, and relationships. IN THIS EPISODE, …
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In today's episode, Stig Brodersen speaks to Tobias Carlisle and Hari Ramachandra. Stig outlines why he put Constellation Software on his watchlist and is waiting to buy the dip. Hari’s pick, Brookfield Corporation, is one of the world’s largest alternative investment management companies with over $725B of assets under management. Tobias pitches W…
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Clay Finck is joined by Bob Muglia to discuss the AI boom, Bob’s experience working with Bill Gates, and how he helped lead Snowflake from $0 to $200 million in revenue during his tenure as CEO. Bob Muglia is a prominent technology executive known for his influential roles at Microsoft, including Senior Vice President of the Server & Tools Division…
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In the part two of a two-part discussion with Preston Pysh and Lyn Alden, they talk about the merging of a credit based money ledger system with a commodity backed money system into a single new technology, which is Bitcoin. IN THIS EPISODE, YOU’LL LEARN: 00:00 - Intro 01:22 - Why money has been at the crux of global conflict since time immemorial.…
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In this episode, Stig Brodersen and Preston Pysh talk with Lyn Alden about her new book, Broken Money. In this first part episode of two, you’ll quickly hear why Stig and Preston think Broken Money is one of the best books they read in 2023. IN THIS EPISODE, YOU’LL LEARN: 00:00 - Intro 03:50 - Why the current monetary system is broken 08:02 - What …
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Clay Finck is joined by Jacob McDonough to discuss Berkshire's 1962 beginnings, Warren Buffett's turnaround, and its rise to a $800B valuation by 2023. Jacob McDonough is the author of the book Capital Allocation, which covers the financials of Berkshire Hathaway from 1955 through 1985, and he’s the host of the 10-K podcast, where he dives into the…
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Preston Pysh brings Blockstream's Adam Back and James Macedonio to the show. They talk about Blockstream’s efforts to develop their very own ASIC miner and what it takes to take something like that to market and all the challenges that are associated with it. IN THIS EPISODE, YOU’LL LEARN: 00:00 - Intro 01:23 - Why is building an ASIC like building…
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On today’s show, we bring back oil expert Josh Young to give an update on the oil market. This discussion touches on Buffett’s updated oil positions, why OPEC is encouraging others to invest more in oil production, the impact of the China reopening on global oil demand, and more. Josh is the Chief Investment Officer and Founder of Bison Interests, …
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Preston Pysh is joined by Joe Carlasare, Steven McClurg, and Jeff Ross to cover a wide range of topics that include the current situation with interest rates continuing to climb higher and a resurgence in the global gas and diesel prices, where all these Bitcoin ETFs and the Grayscale lawsuit with the SEC is currently at, and more! IN THIS EPISODE,…
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In this episode, William Green speaks with Michael Berg, a great scholar & author who draws on the ancient wisdom of Kabbalah to explore how we can build lives that are truly richer, wiser, & happier. Here, Michael discusses how to extract more pleasure from whatever wealth you have; why sharing your money & time builds a greater sense of abundance…
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Clay Finck reviews the 28 psychology of human misjudgments in Peter Bevelin’s book, Seeking Wisdom. One of the best ways to behave more rationally is to understanding our own shortcomings biologically which we are oftentimes unaware of. This episode dives deep into these shortcomings, and how we can sidestep them to invest more wisely. IN THIS EPIS…
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Preston Pysh and Rod Roudi talk about how Rod participated in a local Bitcoin meetup in his hometown and took things to the next level by creating an entire park that has attracted numerous developers and Bitcoin builders to the city. IN THIS EPISODE, YOU’LL LEARN: 00:00 - Intro 02:17 - How did Rod run the initial Nashville Bitcoin meet-up? 09:23 -…
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On today’s show, Stig Brodersen and Preston Pysh are co-hosting an episode for the first time since 2019. They talk about how they met each other and the early days of their company. They also discuss how their investment approach has evolved over the years. IN THIS EPISODE YOU’LL LEARN: 00:00 - Intro 04:18 - How Preston and Stig met each other and…
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Back by popular demand, Clay Finck brings back Chris Mayer to chat about his book, How Do You Know – A Guide to Clear Thinking About Wall Street, Investing, and Life. This book is one that really made us think as it is not your conventional investing book and questions much of traditional thinking in the world of finance. If you’re interested in be…
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Preston Pysh is joined by Perianne Boring to talk about the current policy and political situation surrounding the Bitcoin ecosystem. They talk about the current bills, the numerous presidential candidates proposing Bitcoin policies, and what that might actually look like in application if they’re elected. Perianne is the founder and CEO of the Cha…
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Clay Finck chats with David Stein about current market conditions, the role of international stocks in a portfolio, whether investors should get exposure to AI stocks or not, if GDP is an outdated metric, the role of alternative assets in a portfolio, and David’s guide to living a richer, wiser, and happier life. David Stein is the Host of Money Fo…
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Preston Pysh and Alexander Leishman talk about whether the Lightning Network has the scaling capacity to take on global transactions without centralizing forces compromising the Bitcoin mission. IN THIS EPISODE, YOU’LL LEARN: 00:00 - Intro 01:19 - A Bitcoin ETF and what it means. 04:15 - Is the competition from other domains causing the SEC to appr…
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Clay Finck chats with Brian Feroldi about the valuation mindset spectrum, and how investors can determine which valuation approach investors should use when analyzing a company. Brian Feroldi is an expert content creator in the investing space and a writer and contributor to the Motley Fool. IN THIS EPISODE, YOU’LL LEARN: 00:00 - Intro 01:32 - What…
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One of the most important topics in Bitcoin is this idea of game theory and the mutually reinforcing incentives to keep the entire network balanced and beneficial to all participants. Preston Pysh and Scott Lindberg cover all sorts of interesting ideas around Bitcoin’s overall game theory on today's episode. IN THIS EPISODE, YOU’LL LEARN: 00:00 - I…
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In this episode, William Green speaks with Arnold Van Den Berg, who spent the first years of his life in hiding during the Holocaust & overcame enormous obstacles to become a renowned investor. Here, Arnold shares practical tools, techniques, & principles that helped him gain control over his mind & body so he could lift himself out of poverty & de…
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Clay Finck chats with best-selling author, Gautam Baid. We cover the passionate pursuit of lifelong learning, how he achieved his dream of being a professional portfolio manager, why he puts the majority of his focus on high quality businesses, why India’s time has arrived, and much more. Gautam Baid, CFA is the Managing Partner of Stellar Wealth P…
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Preston Pysh brings John Dennehy to the show. John is member of a nonprofit organization called My First Bitcoin. The organization created a robust curriculum around Bitcoin and how local citizens, students, business owners, or even government officials, can participate in this 10 week all in-person course. IN THIS EPISODE, YOU’LL LEARN: 00:00 - In…
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Clay Finck chats with Dan Rasmussen about why Japanese equities offer some of the most attractive valuations in the market today, how stretched growth stock valuations are relative to value and much more. Dan is the Founder and Portfolio Manager of Verdad, which is a global asset management firm that strives to achieve the highest risk-adjusted ret…
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Clay Finck talks with Charles Clinton on today's show, diving into commercial real estate and EquityMultiple. They discuss trends in prices amidst interest rate hikes, and how EquityMultiple ventures into niche asset classes like self-storage and car washes. Charles is the co-founder and CEO of EquityMultiple, which is a leading online investment p…
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Jason Maier, author of a book called A Progressive Case for Bitcoin, joins Preston Pysh on the show to dispel Bitcoin myths with sound reasoning and data and analysis. IN THIS EPISODE, YOU’LL LEARN: 00:00 - Intro 01:57 - What happened when Jason posted a Bitcoin poster on his wall at work? 10:29 - Jason's deep dive into Bitcoin Mining and the envir…
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In this episode, William Green chats with famed author Pico Iyer about how to create a life that’s truly richer, wiser, & happier. Pico has written 15 books & delivered 4 TED Talks that have received nearly 12 million views. Here, he shares profound & practical insights drawn from his vast range of personal experience: he’s spent decades as a trave…
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Clay Finck chats with fan favorite Ian Cassel about a wide array of topics, including the role of mentors in his development as an investor, the three characteristics of a business that lead to “Lightning in a Bottle”, and unconventional methods he uses to understand a business better than nearly all other investors. Ian is a full-time microcap inv…
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Preston Pysh brings Brandon Quittem to the show to talk about his deep interest in biology and nature, and how the Bitcoin network is evolving in harmonious ways with nature. IN THIS EPISODE, YOU’LL LEARN: 00:00 - Intro 01:34 - Who is Brandon and his background in Fungi? 01:34 - Fungi 101 and how they work with plants in the forest. 01:34 - Myceliu…
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Clay Finck completes his review of Howard Marks’ book – Mastering the Market Cycle. This is a wonderful book for understanding market cycles and where we are at in the cycle at any given time. Most investors aren’t aware of the cyclicality of markets and are prone to fall victim to greed and fear at the exact wrong times. Superior investors are awa…
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Preston Pysh and Luke Gromen talks about the current events unfolding around the Fed’s current rate hike pause, whether this is it or will they keep on tightening in future meetings. They talk about the energy market, its impact on treasury yields, the Bitcoin shift that’s currently taking place, and more. IN THIS EPISODE, YOU’LL LEARN: 00:00 - Int…
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In this special episode, William Green shares several fundamental, life-changing lessons that he’s learned from his conversations with Charlie Munger, Mohnish Pabrai, Tom Gayner, & John Spears. The focus here is on powerful insights that can guide & enrich you both in business & life. IN THIS EPISODE YOU’LL LEARN: 00:00 - Intro 02:37 - Why Charlie …
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Clay Finck and Polina Pompliano discuss her book "Hidden Genius," exploring mental frameworks of high performers to unlock their full potential. After five years of writing The Profile, Polina Marinova Pompliano has studied hundreds of successful people and examined how they reason their way through problems, unleash their creativity, navigate rela…
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Preston Pysh brings back expert digital asset attorney Joe Carlasare, and resonant realist American Hodl. These two are the perfect mix to cover the Binance and Coinbase battle currently taking place against the SEC. IN THIS EPISODE, YOU’LL LEARN: 00:00 - Intro 00:50 - Joe's overview of everything happening from a legal sense in the US over the pas…
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On today’s show, Stig Brodersen talks with co-host William Green, the author of “Richer, Wiser, Happier.” With a strong focus on books, they discuss what has made them Richer, Wiser, or Happier in the past quarter. IN THIS EPISODE YOU’LL LEARN: 00:00 - Intro 01:27 - How to curate a book list 12:53 - How can you find books the same way as your pick …
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On today’s episode, Clay reviews Howard Marks’ book – Mastering the Market Cycle. This is a wonderful book for understanding market cycles and where we are at in the cycle at any given time. Most investors aren’t aware of the cyclicality of markets and are prone to fall victim to greed and fear at the exact wrong times. Superior investors are aware…
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Preston Pysh chats with André Neves all about Bitcoin and its integration into gaming. André is the co-founder and CTO at Zebedee. Zebedee is a company that lets developers make turnkey financial transactions native to their apps and games. IN THIS EPISODE, YOU’LL LEARN: 00:00 - Intro 01:41 - What exactly is Zebedee and what makes it unique in the …
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On today’s classic episode, we study Billionaire Peter Thiel. Peter co-founded PayPal and he was the CEO until the sale to eBay in 2002 for $1.5 billion. After the sale of PayPal, Thiel started a big data analysis company called Palantir Technologies. He also became the founder of a venture capital firm called Founders Fund. With this firm, Thiel b…
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On today’s episode, Clay chats with Scott Patterson about his new book - The Chaos Kings. The Chaos Kings tells the story of the hedge fund that achieved average annual returns of over 105% from 2008 through 2019, and how Bill Ackman had a $27 million dollar bet that turned into over $2.6 billion. IN THIS EPISODE YOU’LL LEARN: 00:00 - Intro. 02:35 …
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Preston Pysh talks to Bitcoin layer two Lightning expert Jesse Shrader on the show about all the fascinating stuff they have going on with their Amboss website. Amboss is a website that analyzes all the Bitcoin full nodes and immediately settling channels that are open between the nodes on the network. IN THIS EPISODE, YOU’LL LEARN: 00:00 - Intro 0…
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In today's episode, Stig Brodersen speaks to Tobias Carlisle and Hari Ramachandra. Stig only owns five individual stocks, and in this episode, he outlines why he added Teqnion as the newest addition to his portfolio. Hari’s pick, Palantir, has recently traded at a 52-week high after a preceding 80% drop, and Tobias pitches Virtu Financial, a value …
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On today’s episode, Clay reviews Thomas Phelps’s book - 100 to 1 in the Stock Market, and also highlights writings put out by Akre Capital Management. IN THIS EPISODE YOU’LL LEARN: 00:00 - Intro. 02:30 - Common characteristics of companies that increased their share price by 100x. 11:11 - Why most investors aren’t able to hang onto their winners as…
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Anil Patel talks about his new book, The Bitcoin Handbook. There are many different fields of study Bitcoin touches that it can be difficult for people to grasp all the complexity in harmonizing concepts that are happening on this protocol. In this interview, Anil went on an intellectual journey simplifying and stitching it all together. IN THIS EP…
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In this episode, William Green chats with hedge fund manager Christopher Begg, who is the CEO, Chief Investment Officer, & co-founder of East Coast Asset Management. Chris is also a revered professor at Columbia Business School, where he teaches the Security Analysis class that was originally taught by Warren Buffett’s mentor, Ben Graham. Here, Chr…
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On today’s episode, Clay reviews one of Warren Buffett’s favorite investment books called The Outsiders by William Thorndike Jr. IN THIS EPISODE YOU’LL LEARN: 00:00 - Intro. 01:56 - How we should evaluate the performance of a CEO during their tenure. 03:01 - How Henry Singleton led Teledyne to deliver a 20.4% average annual return to shareholders d…
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In part two of Preston Pysh's discussion with Tuur Demeester, they go deep into Tuur's latest report on why right now in particular is a great time to be a Bitcoin bull. Tuur talks about numerous on-chain metrics, and circumstances happening in the macro backdrop that only contribute to the bullish narrative. IN THIS EPISODE, YOU’LL LEARN: 00:00 - …
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