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Welcome to Five Good Questions. I’m your host, Jake Taylor.

Fact: the average American watches 5 hours of television per day. What would the world be like if we dedicated one of those hours to reading books instead?

I don’t know, but I’d like to find out.

So to inspire others to read more, I ask five good questions of interesting authors and share the results with you every Friday. Let’s see if together, we can’t rescue some of those lost hours.

Five Good Questions Podcast Jacob Taylor

    • Investing

Welcome to Five Good Questions. I’m your host, Jake Taylor.

Fact: the average American watches 5 hours of television per day. What would the world be like if we dedicated one of those hours to reading books instead?

I don’t know, but I’d like to find out.

So to inspire others to read more, I ask five good questions of interesting authors and share the results with you every Friday. Let’s see if together, we can’t rescue some of those lost hours.

    5GQ Bogumil Baranowski - Money, Life, Family

    5GQ Bogumil Baranowski - Money, Life, Family

    In this week's Five Good Questions, we're interviewing Bogumil Baranowski about his book Money, Life, Family.
    Bogumil K. Baranowski is a New York City-based investment professional with almost fifteen years of experience. He is a founding partner of Sicart Associates, a boutique investment firm catering to families and entrepreneurs on both sides of the Atlantic and the Pacific. He is the author of Outsmarting the Crowd and a TEDx Speaker ("The Great Investor in You"). Bogumil greatly enjoys speaking about investing and family wealth around the world. He likes to say that he was born Polish, grew up European only to become American later on. In his free time, he reads, writes, flies single-engine propeller planes, scuba dives around the globe, and sails.
    Five Good Questions:
    1. How have your early life experiences shaped you as an investor?
    2. What are the three types of “remote” we need to live a good life and be a successful investor?
    3. Warren Buffett has a quote that he’s a better businessman because he’s an investor and a better investor because he’s a businessman. What do you think of the idea that you’re a better investor because you’re a traveler, and a better traveler because you’re an investor?
    4. What are some of your best tips for insulating against the noise of the news cycle and financial markets?
    5. Most family wealth was built from a severe lack of diversification. How much diversification is necessary to maintain wealth?

    • 39 min
    The Hikecast 10

    The Hikecast 10

    The Hikecast is a show where interesting people take me on their favorite hikes or walks and we talk about big ideas in an unconstrained format. No planned agendas, just deep conversations, recorded out in nature.
    The idea is for you to put on The Hikecast and get outside to simulate taking a hike with us. I want you to feel like you're there with us out in nature.
    Care to join us on a hike? :)
    My guest for this episode is Bill Brewster. Bill is a research analyst at Sullimar Capital Group. After getting a degree in Finance and Accounting from Auburn University, he got a law degree from Loyola. Bill ran a flooring franchise from 2007-2009 and worked as a credit analyst for BMO Harris Bank.
    We went for a brisk morning walk in Virginia. Please enjoy this hike cast with Bill Brewster.
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    Also, please check out my first literary effort: The Rebel Allocator
    It’s a coming-of-age story of a young man who learns about business and life from an unlikely teacher. Imagine The Karate Kid meets Thorndike’s The Outsiders. You’re right, it’s probably not what you were expecting, but I have my fingers crossed that you’ll really enjoy it. It's available on amazon now in print, digital, and audiobook formats.
    With gratitude,
    Jake

    • 46 min
    5GQ Alan Klement - When Coffee and Kale Compete

    5GQ Alan Klement - When Coffee and Kale Compete

    Alan Klement helps individuals, teams, and companies become great at making and selling products that people will buy.  His own experience as an entrepreneur helps make him effective at helping others.  He is the author of When Coffee and Kale Compete.
    Five Good Questions
    Perhaps you could explain what Job to Be Done (JTBD) and Customer Jobs mean through the example of buying a Snickers vs. Milky Way? What is the problem with Chasing Visible Figures and how it relates to creative destruction? What are the forces of progress and how do they fit with JTBD? What do systems have to do with innovation? What does Clayton Christensen have wrong?

    • 40 min
    5GQ Robert Greifeld - Market Mover

    5GQ Robert Greifeld - Market Mover

    Robert Greifeld is the former CEO and Chairman of Nasdaq, Inc.
    He is currently Chairman of Virtu Financial, a leading financial technology and trading firm, Managing Partner and Co-Founder at Cornerstone Investment Capital, a financial technology investment firm, and a Board Member at Capital Rock and Financeware.  Bob is Chairman and Founder of USATF Foundation, an organization dedicated to supporting both athletes from disadvantaged backgrounds and our next generation of Olympians. Bob also serves on the NYU Stern Board of Overseers.
    Five Good Questions:
    What do you think about the online brokerages now charging $0 for most trades? What does the shift from active to passive mean for exchanges? Are we losing the wisdom of the crowds which imbued information into market pricing? Could the market be doing a less effective job than before? You successfully executed dozens of acquisitions during your CEO tenure. What are the keys to good M&A and what are the risks Amazon went public at a $440m valuation. Google at $23B. Facebook at $104B. As companies delay going public for longer, is there concern for public equity investors that there won’t be enough growth left for them after a lofty IPO? You’ve interacted with countless high-profile CEOs. What was your most memorable moment with one of them? What do you consider to be the single most important factor that allowed you to be successful, and what as the single most important factor that limited your success?

    • 26 min
    The Hikecast 9

    The Hikecast 9

    The Hikecast is a show where interesting people take me on their favorite hikes or walks and we talk about big ideas in an unconstrained format. No planned agendas, just deep conversations, recorded out in nature.
    The idea is for you to put on The Hikecast and get outside to simulate taking a hike with us. I want you to feel like you're there with us out in nature.
    Care to join us on a hike? :)
    My guest for this episode is Nyle Bayer.  Nyle is the Chief Marketing Officer at Helios Quantitative Research (HQR), an investment research company which assists financial advisors in creating, implementing, and monitoring quantitative investment strategies for their clients and boasts over $20 billion in assets under influence.  Previous to his work at Helios, Nyle served as the President of Up Capital Management, a Registered Investment Advisor and he is the founder of Financial Time Traveler, a financial media company.  Nyle is a father of three children, and lives in Roseville, CA with his wife Nicole.
    We went for an awesome hike in the Sierra Nevadas.
    Please enjoy this hikecast with Nyle Bayer.  
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    Also, please check out my first literary effort: The Rebel Allocator
    It’s a coming-of-age story of a young man who learns about business and life from an unlikely teacher. Imagine The Karate Kid meets Thorndike’s The Outsiders. You’re right, it’s probably not what you were expecting, but I have my fingers crossed that you’ll really enjoy it. It's available on amazon now in print, digital, and audiobook formats.
    With gratitude,
    Jake

    • 49 min
    5GQ Jon Vroman - The Front Row Factor

    5GQ Jon Vroman - The Front Row Factor

    Jon Vroman is a husband and father, who also happens to be the founder of FrontRowDads.com and host of the Front Row Dads podcast.  His mission is to help high-performing entrepreneurial men be family men with businesses, not businessmen with families.  In addition to his business and family, Jon founded FrontRowFoundation.org in 2005, a charity that creates unforgettable moments for individuals who are braving life-threatening illnesses.  Ten years later, he published The Front Row Factor, to share “everything you can learn about living life from those fighting for it.”
    Five Good Questions:
    1. What inspired you to found the Front Row Foundation and what lessons has it taught you about your own life?
    2. The modern world is full of stress--how have you made friends with stress?
    3. How do you balance achievement and fulfillment? (Or is that a false paradigm?)
    4. What are some tips for making more and better moments? Where are most of us going wrong?
    5. It seems like you’ve done a great job to minimize the big life regrets. Yet recognizing that getting regret to zero might be impossible, what do you think could still be lingering for you personally when your time is up?

    • 34 min

Customer Reviews

Bill Brewster ,

Great podcast with unique discussions

There’s a lot out there in podcast world. Jake found a good niche with this one. I’ve enjoyed the guests and content. Great discussions about life, family, and business. Thank you Jake!

Bradkearns ,

Love the format and the diverse guests

This is so much better than TV! I love what Jake's doing here and his choice of diverse and interesting interview guests. Give the podcast a try and I think you will be hooked! I understand that Jake is revitalizing the show in 2018 and preparing to publish interviews conducted while out on the trail hiking. Can't wait!

Ipse_Dixit_fc3 ,

Great Podcast!

Jake asks some great questions and explores some amazing authors.

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