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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 investment and financial advisory services company.
Each week David shares his insights into today's most innovative and disruptive publicly traded companies -- and how to profit from them by following his signature “Rule Breaker Investing” principles.

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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 investment and financial advisory services company.
Each week David shares his insights into today's most innovative and disruptive publicly traded companies -- and how to profit from them by following his signature “Rule Breaker Investing” principles.

    May 2023 Mailbag: 100...And Two Hills

    May 2023 Mailbag: 100...And Two Hills

    What the heck is a Debt Ceiling anyway? Are we learning the wrong lessons from our government's fiscal policies? Maybe we should just focus on other stuff, like braving the stock market, simplifying life, and polishing up our digital brains. All that and a couple of Hills on this month's mailbag.
    (00:08:53) Daring to Invest (00:13:37) Cognitive Drag and your Digital Brain (00:17:39) Investing Early and the Value of a College Degree (00:31:24) Debt Ceiling and Leverage (00:39:01) Government Debt vs. Personal Debt (00:58:00) The First Hill: A Fond Farewell (01:09:30) The Second Hill: A Long and Foolish Life Host: David Gardner
    Guests: Jeff Fischer, Tom King, Jason Moser, Chris Hill
    Producer: Rick Engdahl

    • 1 hr 17 min
    Old, New, Borrowed & Blue, Vol. 7

    Old, New, Borrowed & Blue, Vol. 7

    Once again it's an old format, a new show, borrowed wisdom and a taste of the Faker-Breaker Blues. Drop a six-pence in your shoe and let's get Motley!
    (04:13) Aim for 60% accuracy (12:19) Managing the second-order effects of your business (25:18) Building a second brain (33:33) Spotting the Faker-Breaker Companies Mentioned: APRN, KR, HELFY
    Host: David Gardner
    Producer: Rick Engdahl

    • 45 min
    What You Have Learned from David Gardner, Vol. 4

    What You Have Learned from David Gardner, Vol. 4

    We don't take breaks with this podcast, so there have been a lot of lessons over the years. That's why, for David's birthday, we ask you to help us distill it all down to the most salient points — the lessons that matter most to you!
    (10:42) Investing Lessons (26:08) Business Lessons (32:55) Life Lessons Companies Mentioned: CMG, AMZN, MNST
    Host: David Gardner
    Producer: Rick Engdahl

    • 46 min
    Gotta Know The Lingo, Vol. 4

    Gotta Know The Lingo, Vol. 4

    If you want to earn your jester cap, you'll need to speak the language of Foolish investing. Today we're joined by a ship of top-notch Fools to review some simple and not-so-simple terms that will make you a smarter investor!
    (9:27) Bill Barker on share buybacks (17:29) Jason Moser on the debt ceiling (24:42) Tom King on leverage (31:12) Bill Barker on capital allocation (38:35) Jason Moser on dollar-based net retention (45:27) Tom King on return on incremental invested capital Companies Mentioned: BRK.A, BRK.B, BBBY, GOOG, AAPL, SVB, CMG, FTNT, CRWD
    Host: David Gardner
    Guests: Bill Barker, Jason Moser, Tom King
    Producer: Rick Engdahl

    • 56 min
    Excellent Advice for Living with Kevin Kelly

    Excellent Advice for Living with Kevin Kelly

    Not all advice is excellent, and not all futurists are right. But Kevin Kelly, Founder and Senior Maverick of Wired Magazine, is the exception on both fronts. Today he returns to Rule Breaker Investing to share his optimistic take on the generous nature of the universe and our place in it.
    (00:11:57) The Magic of Compounding (00:17:50) Why the Size of your Balcony Matters (00:20:45) Choosing Optimism (00:29:40) Ending Meetings Early (00:31:35) Saints and Superheroes (00:40:35) Underestimating Long Term Possibilities (00:45:18) Choose Options that Open Up More Options (01:00:37) The Cheapest Possible Therapy (01:06:38) Inevitable Updates Companies Mentioned: AMZN, IRBT, ATVI, GOOG, BRK
    Host: David Gardner
    Guest: Kevin Kelly
    Producer: Rick Engdahl

    • 1 hr 38 min
    April 2023 Mailbag: The Kids Are Alright

    April 2023 Mailbag: The Kids Are Alright

    Whether you're entering Autumn in the Southern Hemisphere or toasting the Spring in the Northern, it's campfire season. So sit back, warm your hands, and enjoy some stories and lessons from the April mailbag!
    (00:07:09) Bear Market Heroes (00:16:30) Fitness Rule Breakers (00:37:37) Bringing Up Babies (00:48:54) Is a College Degree Worth It? (01:09:29) Financial Independence for Generations Companies Discussed: XPOF, PLNT, LULU
    Host: David Gardner
    Guests: Sanmeet Deo, Jeff Fischer, Kirsten Guerra
    Producer: Rick Engdahl

    • 1 hr 16 min

Customer Reviews

4.4 out of 5
864 Ratings

864 Ratings

TokyoBoilermaker ,

I have been listening to RBI since the Beginning!

David Gardner is most likely one of the best investor's of our time, and yet he continues to (pleasantly) surprise me with his many ways to keep me interested! Today's podcast about surprise endings did just that. Thanks, David!

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Best Investor of the Past 25 Years

David Gardner is more than that. He's thoughtful, curious, rigorous,and occasionally silly. But his track record speaks for itself. And I can't think of another investor on his level who shares his thinking on a weekly basis like this (for years!) like him. Can't imagine anyone listening to this show and NOT becoming smarter about investing.

Bryan w 32 ,

Emotions

He doesn’t function linearly in a logical approach. Instead his approaches to life, including politicizing a shooting, is grounded in emotions and not evidence.

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