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Art of Investing is a series of discussions with the world's best investors, company builders, academics, athletes, artists and human beings devoted to exploring the joys of compounding in all its forms.

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    • 4.8 • 75 Ratings

Art of Investing is a series of discussions with the world's best investors, company builders, academics, athletes, artists and human beings devoted to exploring the joys of compounding in all its forms.

    David Senra - Lessons from the Founder Historian

    David Senra - Lessons from the Founder Historian

    Today, we are revisiting our class with David Senra in honor of our upcoming event together. David is an absolute force of nature who is taking the world by storm with his podcast "Founders." In this class, we enjoy access to the full spectrum of learnings from his decade-long study of history's greatest entrepreneurs, artists, athletes, and leaders.
    The library David's built reflects a range of study that is completely boundless. From Alexander the Great, to Catherine Graham, to Alexander Graham Bell, from Warren to Jimmy Buffet, and from J. Gold all the way to Jay Z. He helps us gain an understanding of why virtually all of the greats in history devote themselves to the study of those that came before them. Please enjoy today's class with David Senra.
    For the full show notes, transcript, and links to mentioned content, check out the episode page here.

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    This episode is brought to you by Hunt Club. Hunt Club unlocks relationships and helps companies grow. Whether it's recruiting your next hire, landing your next big partner, or financing your business, a trusted introduction always works more effectively. Hunt Club’s tech-enabled search model leverages the largest community of its kind to refer amazing talent on your behalf. Additionally, its software program, Atlas, helps organize the entire network of a company or fund and assists in streamlining the right introductions. If you're looking for the ideal solution for all of your talent needs, visit HuntClub.com/AOI.
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    Show Notes
    (00:00:00) Welcome to Art of Investing
    (00:08:23) First question - Understanding the need to devote oneself to something
    (00:013:10) The profound and helpful insights gained from learning about historical figures
    (00:20:05) Advice for a 22-year-old about the value of relentless effort
    (00:30:14) Hard work as a prerequisite for achieving greatness
    (00:36:37) How time and effort influence the compound interest equation
    (00:45:34) Factors that hinder the pursuit of greatness
    (00:51:40) Seeking voices that guide you toward the right path
    (00:59:02) Curiosity as an innate talent or a cultivated skill
    (01:03:44) Letting go of interests that obstruct your goals
    (01:12:45) Striking a balance between work and family for a fulfilling life
    (01:18:50) Basic steps within our control to become the person we aspire to be
    (01:23:10) The unique appeal of podcasting as a business
    (01:28:19) Turning information from biographies into actionable knowledge.

    • 1 hr 25 min
    Marcus Freeman: Choose Hard, Choose Love

    Marcus Freeman: Choose Hard, Choose Love

    Today’s teacher is Marcus Freeman, Head Football Coach at the University of Notre Dame. We discuss the power of relationships and how he talks with his players about the concepts of hard work and love, and we delve into what it takes to focus on inputs rather than outputs, especially as the college sports world is changing in unprecedented ways. 
    For you football fans out there, we even get into a little bit of what's ahead for Notre Dame’s program in Marcus’s third year as head coach. As alums and lifelong fans of the Irish, it was a real treat to host Coach Freeman at our studios. Please enjoy this class with Coach Marcus Freeman.

    Join us for the Art of Investing x Founders Conference!


    For the full show notes, transcript, and links to mentioned content, check out the episode page here.
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    This episode is brought to you by Summus. Summus is a revolutionary health benefits solution, driving superior employee engagement while dramatically lowering your company's enterprise-level healthcare spend. They're completely transforming the world of health benefits by providing employers and their employees in any location, fast access to over 5,100 of the top medical specialists from America's very best medical centers for support across all health questions. If you're looking for a benefit that drives your employee engagement, truly takes care of your people in their most scary and vulnerable times, all while improving your healthcare ROI, visit GoSummus.info/AOI.
    This episode is brought to you by Hunt Club. Hunt Club unlocks relationships and helps companies grow. Whether it's recruiting your next hire, landing your next big partner, or financing your business, a trusted introduction always works more effectively. Hunt Club’s tech-enabled search model leverages the largest community of its kind to refer amazing talent on your behalf. Additionally, its software program, Atlas, helps organize the entire network of a company or fund and assists in streamlining the right introductions. If you're looking for the ideal solution for all of your talent needs, visit HuntClub.com/AOI.
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    Art of Investing is a property of Pine Grove Studios in collaboration with Colossus, LLC. For more episodes of Art of Investing, visit joincolossus.com/episodes. 
    Editing and post-production work for this episode was provided by The Podcast Consultant (https://thepodcastconsultant.com).

    Show Notes
    (00:00:00) Welcome to the Art of Investing
    (00:04:45) Confidence and Leadership
    (00:06:32) The Profound Influence of Family
    (00:10:39) Embracing the Role of a Lifelong Learner
    (00:12:43) The Coaching Journey: From NFL Dreams to Notre Dame
    (00:18:22) Building Relationships: The Core of Coaching
    (00:21:53) Other-Centeredness as a Coaching Philosophy
    (00:23:55) The Mindset of Notre Dame Football
    (00:24:59) The Power of Relationships and Team Dynamics
    (00:28:01) Emphasizing Love and Choice in Team Culture
    (00:30:37) Continuous Improvement and Challenging the Status Quo
    (00:35:17) Navigating the Upheaval in College Football
    (00:36:28) The Importance of Education in Athlete Development
    (00:39:04) Family, Balance, and Being Present
    (00:41:28) Recruiting Talent and Building Teams at Notre Dame
    (00:43:55) Inspiring Today’s Youth and Upholding High Standards

    • 44 min
    Mitch Rales: The Art of Compounding

    Mitch Rales: The Art of Compounding

    Today’s teacher is Mitch Rales, one of the most iconic business builders and philanthropists of our time. Consider that Danaher has annualized at over 21% for four decades, resulting in an 1800-times multiple on invested capital!
    You’ll learn from Mitch about the key inputs to his outlier success: why greatness is a journey that takes an unusual time horizon, the role benchmarking plays in standing up any winning organization, why it is essential to cultivate learning agility and embrace transformational pivots over time, and also the qualities Mitch looks for both in the leaders and businesses he looks to support.
    While Mitch is a natural teacher, this is actually his first recorded, long-form interview of any kind, and so we feel especially honored to share with you our candid conversation with someone who has shaped and transformed us and the business world in so many positive ways. Please enjoy today’s class with Mitch Rales.

    For the full show notes, transcript, and links to mentioned content, check out the episode page here.
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    This episode is brought to you by Summus. Summus is a revolutionary health benefits solution, driving superior employee engagement while dramatically lowering your company's enterprise-level healthcare spend. They're completely transforming the world of health benefits by providing employers and their employees in any location, fast access to over 5,100 of the top medical specialists from America's very best medical centers for support across all health questions. If you're looking for a benefit that drives your employee engagement, truly takes care of your people in their most scary and vulnerable times, all while improving your healthcare ROI, visit GoSummus.info/AOI.
    This episode is brought to you by Hunt Club. Hunt Club unlocks relationships and helps companies grow. Whether it's recruiting your next hire, landing your next big partner, or financing your business, a trusted introduction always works more effectively. Hunt Club’s tech-enabled search model leverages the largest community of its kind to refer amazing talent on your behalf. Additionally, its software program, Atlas, helps organize the entire network of a company or fund and assists in streamlining the right introductions. If you're looking for the ideal solution for all of your talent needs, visit HuntClub.com/AOI.
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    Art of Investing is a property of Pine Grove Studios in collaboration with Colossus, LLC. For more episodes of Art of Investing, visit joincolossus.com/episodes. 
    Editing and post-production work for this episode was provided by The Podcast Consultant (https://thepodcastconsultant.com).

    Show Notes
    (00:00:00) Welcome to The Art of Investing
    (00:04:32) The Philosophy Behind Glenstone's Creation
    (00:11:57) Benchmarking and Continuous Improvement: Lessons from Danaher and Glenstone
    (00:20:22) The Influence of Mitch’s Father and Upbringing
    (00:27:43) Transforming Danaher During The George Sherman
    (00:29:39) Embracing Long-Term Vision and Patience
    (00:35:47) The Role of Leadership in Navigating Change
    (00:41:21) Danaher's Evolutionary Journey: From 1.0 to 4.0
    (00:55:37) Building a Culture of Internal Growth and External Innovation
    (00:57:42) The Art of Successful Acquisitions and Integration Strategies
    (01:02:03) Seeking Leadership Qualities and Business Traits for Long-Term Success
    (01:05:14) The Journey from Personal Experience to Philanthropy
    (01:12:10) Investment Philosophy: Concentration vs. Diversification
    (01:28:46) Operational Expertise as a Catalyst for Company Growth
    (01:33:17) Identifying and Supporting Talent in Business
    (01:42:02) The Impact of Secular Trends on Long-Term Investments
    (01:48:53) Revitalizing the Washington Commanders
    (01:56:36) Engaging with Fans and Building a Winning Culture
    (02:04:16) The Importance of Long-Term Vision

    • 2 hr 7 min
    Drue Tranquill and Joe Schmidt: Finding Joy in Your Journey

    Drue Tranquill and Joe Schmidt: Finding Joy in Your Journey

    Today’s teachers are Drue Tranquill and Joe Schmidt, two of our very best former students. You'll hear about Drue’s improbable run to becoming Super Bowl champion with the Kansas City Chiefs and get to know Joe, a former walk-on at Notre Dame turned team MVP who went on to become a venture capitalist at Excel and now Andreessen Horowitz. 
    Stepping back, we're just in awe of the way Joe and Drue embrace life with a sense of joy that is so infectious to all those around them. We think this joyful attitude might actually be the key to their extraordinary success so early in their careers. In fact, reflecting on the conversation we had with them, the old proverb came to mind about the student becoming the master.
    We think after listening, you'll agree that this is absolutely the case. Please enjoy our conversation with Joe Schmidt and Drue Tranquill.

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    For the full show notes, transcript, and links to mentioned content, check out the episode page here.
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    This episode is brought to you by Summus. Summus is a revolutionary health benefits solution, driving superior employee engagement while dramatically lowering your company's enterprise-level healthcare spend. They're completely transforming the world of health benefits by providing employers and their employees in any location, fast access to over 5,100 of the top medical specialists from America's very best medical centers for support across all health questions. If you're looking for a benefit that drives your employee engagement, truly takes care of your people in their most scary and vulnerable times, all while improving your healthcare ROI, visit GoSummus.info/AOI.
    This episode is brought to you by Hunt Club. Hunt Club unlocks relationships and helps companies grow. Whether it's recruiting your next hire, landing your next big partner, or financing your business, a trusted introduction always works more effectively. Hunt Club’s tech-enabled search model leverages the largest community of its kind to refer amazing talent on your behalf. Additionally, its software program, Atlas, helps organize the entire network of a company or fund and assists in streamlining the right introductions. If you're looking for the ideal solution for all of your talent needs, visit HuntClub.com/AOI.
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    Art of Investing is a property of Pine Grove Studios in collaboration with Colossus, LLC. For more episodes of Art of Investing, visit joincolossus.com/episodes. 
    Editing and post-production work for this episode was provided by The Podcast Consultant (https://thepodcastconsultant.com).

    Show Notes
    (00:00:00) Welcome to the Art of Investing
    (00:04:18) The Journey to Super Bowl Glory
    (00:07:43) From Setbacks to Super Bowls: The Power of Resilience
    (00:11:25) Drue and Joe’s Paths to Notre Dame
    (00:16:38) Career Aspirations Beyond the Field
    (00:25:35) Joe Schmidt's Venture into Venture Capital
    (00:36:13) A Holistic Approach to Identifying Priorities
    (00:40:10) Behind The Scenes of An NFL Dynasty
    (00:45:29) Navigating Change and Embracing Growth
    (00:50:48) Playing to Your Strengths And Becoming Irreplaceable 
    (01:00:54) Life Beyond the Game: Preparing for the Next Chapter
    (01:09:23) How Will You Want Your Life to Be Measured?

    • 1 hr 12 min
    Chris Hansen: The Long & Short of Investing

    Chris Hansen: The Long & Short of Investing

    Our teacher today is Chris Hansen, founder of Long Short Equity investor, Valiant Capital. Chris spun off from his early career at Blue Ridge to start Valiant and pursue his own unique investment thesis.
    We cover Chris's foray into investing in India, the training, temperament, and overall constitution of a great short seller, and building something that increases your odds of long-term flourishing. He shares his empathetic outlook and the candid behind-the-scenes of short selling. His wisdom and risk tolerance have worked in harmony to help create his recipe for success. Please enjoy this class with Chris Hansen.


    For the full show notes, transcript, and links to mentioned content, check out the episode page here.
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    This episode is brought to you by Summus. Summus is a revolutionary health benefits solution, driving superior employee engagement while dramatically lowering your company's enterprise-level healthcare spend. They're completely transforming the world of health benefits by providing employers and their employees in any location, fast access to over 5,100 of the top medical specialists from America's very best medical centers for support across all health questions. If you're looking for a benefit that drives your employee engagement, truly takes care of your people in their most scary and vulnerable times, all while improving your healthcare ROI, visit GoSummus.info/AOI.
    This episode is brought to you by Hunt Club. Hunt Club unlocks relationships and helps companies grow. Whether it's recruiting your next hire, landing your next big partner, or financing your business, a trusted introduction always works more effectively. Hunt Club’s tech-enabled search model leverages the largest community of its kind to refer amazing talent on your behalf. Additionally, its software program, Atlas, helps organize the entire network of a company or fund and assists in streamlining the right introductions. If you're looking for the ideal solution for all of your talent needs, visit HuntClub.com/AOI.
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    Art of Investing is a property of Pine Grove Studios in collaboration with Colossus, LLC. For more episodes of Art of Investing, visit joincolossus.com/episodes. 
    Editing and post-production work for this episode was provided by The Podcast Consultant (https://thepodcastconsultant.com).

    Show Notes
    (00:00:00) Welcome to The Art of Investing
    (00:04:33) The Journey from Blue Ridge to Valiant Capital
    (00:10:16) The Power of Empathy in Investing and Beyond
    (00:11:41) An Unconventional Path to Becoming an Investor
    (00:16:09) The Evolution of Equity and Fixed Income Investing
    (00:26:27) The Art and Challenge of Short Selling
    (00:36:59) Unraveling the Complexities of Short Selling
    (00:43:34) Exploring the Investment Landscape of India
    (00:51:10) The Cultural and Economic Factors Influencing Indian Investments
    (00:53:43) The Resilience and Challenges of Emerging Markets
    (00:58:34) The Evolution of Investing in Privates and Navigating Market Shifts
    (01:05:53) Valiant's Founding Vision and Building a Unique Investment Firm
    (01:10:53) Recognizing the Need to Pivot
    (01:21:22) The Recipe for Valiant's Unique Longevity
    (01:25:29) Building Flexibility Into the Fabric of Your Firm

    • 1 hr 31 min
    John Crowley: Biotech's Chief Evangelist

    John Crowley: Biotech's Chief Evangelist

    Our teacher today is John Crowley. It is difficult to appropriately describe John and the Crowley family's story without drawing comparisons to superheroes. Harrison Ford gave it a shot, and the result is Extraordinary Measures, a blockbuster movie he starred in, alongside Brendan Fraser and Kerry Russell.
    The movie is based on Gita Anand's book The Cure, which tells the story of John and his wife's journey to save two of their children from a then-untreatable disease called Pompe. Thanks to John, that's no longer the case, and now more than 20 years later, both of his children and many others with Pompe are not only still living, but thriving.
    Since that time, John's gone on to build several successful biotech companies, including Amicus Therapeutics and Novozyme. And just a few days before the release of this class, it was announced that John is now the new CEO of Biotechnology Innovation Organization, or BIO, which is the leading biotech advocacy, education, and policy organization in the world.
    There's nobody more purpose-built to give us a history lesson on the biotech industry. Please enjoy this class with the incredible John Crowley.


    For the full show notes, transcript, and links to mentioned content, check out the episode page here.
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    This episode is brought to you by Summus. Summus is a revolutionary health benefits solution, driving superior employee engagement while dramatically lowering your company's enterprise-level healthcare spend. They're completely transforming the world of health benefits by providing employers and their employees in any location, fast access to over 5,100 of the top medical specialists from America's very best medical centers for support across all health questions. If you're looking for a benefit that drives your employee engagement, truly takes care of your people in their most scary and vulnerable times, all while improving your healthcare ROI, visit GoSummus.info/AOI.
    This episode is brought to you by Hunt Club. Hunt Club unlocks relationships and helps companies grow. Whether it's recruiting your next hire, landing your next big partner, or financing your business, a trusted introduction always works more effectively. Hunt Club’s tech-enabled search model leverages the largest community of its kind to refer amazing talent on your behalf. Additionally, its software program, Atlas, helps organize the entire network of a company or fund and assists in streamlining the right introductions. If you're looking for the ideal solution for all of your talent needs, visit HuntClub.com/AOI.
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    Art of Investing is a property of Pine Grove Studios in collaboration with Colossus, LLC. For more episodes of Art of Investing, visit joincolossus.com/episodes. 
    Editing and post-production work for this episode was provided by The Podcast Consultant (https://thepodcastconsultant.com).

    Show Notes
    (00:00:00) Welcome to the Art of Investing
    (00:05:09) First Question - The Young John Crowley 
    (00:09:53) An Educational Odyssey - Naval Academy to Harvard
    (00:12:40) Embracing Challenges and Pivots in Life
    (00:16:00) The Crowley's Battle with Pompe Disease
    (00:23:59) The Biotech Industry's Evolution at the Turn of the Century
    (00:26:02) The Promise and Challenges of Gene Therapy
    (00:30:54) The Journey of Starting a Biotech Company: From Novozyme to Amicus
    (00:32:55) The Challenges and Triumphs of Drug Discovery and Commercialization
    (00:38:12) Advice for Aspiring Biotech Investors
    (00:42:26) The Ambitious Vision of Amicus
    (00:48:10) Acquiring New Technologies and Overcoming Financial Hurdles
    (00:54:19) John’s Personal Triumphs Amidst Professional Challenges
    (01:02:08) Megan Crowley's Journey and Family Pride
    (01:14:07) The Current State and Future of Biotechnology
    (01:21:28) The Impact of M&A in Biotech and Pharma
    (01:29:11) Leadership Lessons from the Frontlines of Biotech
    (01:34:32) Balancing Life, Duty, and Passion
    (01:36:09) Reflecting on Legacy and Purpose

    • 1 hr 38 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
75 Ratings

75 Ratings

Greg Campion ,

Smart, Engaging, Potentially Life-Changing

I can’t remember being so enthusiastic about a newly launched podcast before. The initial episode was a great into to Paul and Rick and it’s clear from get-go that this is about much more than investing. It’s about relationships, it’s about business-building, and it’s about life. And even more specifically, it’s about the beauty of compounding in each of these. My only regret is that I’m not a twenty-something Notre Dame student seeing this all live from the front row of class. But somehow I think at 45, the lessons will be just as valuable.

Finally - huge props to the Colossus team for an epic launch!

Greg Campion

Reality 3 ,

Nuanced Brilliance …

I believe the importance of interview of Combs is that the dialogue uncovers EXACTLY why he is where he is and … that the Berkshire holders can sleep just a little bit better as they contemplate life without W and C.

Todd Combs is that rare individual that on one hand is tenaciously granular about making sure his investment is what he thinks it is … and yet he still sees the BIG picture about the portfolio and life. That’s not easy.

MER803 ,

For students and practitioners

There’s a good message in here for everyone. Todd Combs kicked off with some great wisdom.

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