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The Readback explores why only a few of our most hyped companies and ideas end up meeting their promise. The lessons learned hold value not just for investors, but for everyone trying to find the next big thing.

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    • 4.5 • 188 Ratings

The Readback explores why only a few of our most hyped companies and ideas end up meeting their promise. The lessons learned hold value not just for investors, but for everyone trying to find the next big thing.

    A Costly Detour for Uber

    A Costly Detour for Uber

    The ride-sharing giant hoped to be worth $120 billion. Then investors started asking about profits.

    • 17 min
    Facebook's Terrible IPO

    Facebook's Terrible IPO

    Facebook was already at the top of the world when it went public in 2012. The IPO nearly ruined it all.

    • 18 min
    Beyond Meat Goes to Market

    Beyond Meat Goes to Market

    How the alternative meat company's revolutionary idea became one of Wall Street's favorite stories.

    • 20 min
    Moderna's First Trial

    Moderna's First Trial

    Moderna's stock debut was once termed a broken IPO. Now the company is saving the world.

    • 19 min
    The Making of an IPO Frenzy

    The Making of an IPO Frenzy

    By the end of 2020, investors had shaken off the pandemic and driven IPOs to historic highs. How we got there, and what's next.

    • 16 min
    The Readback Returns Next Week

    The Readback Returns Next Week

    The Readback brings you a new season that revisits some of the biggest IPOs of the last decade, including Moderna, Facebook, and Uber. Our quest: Figuring out how investors put a price on innovation.

    • 2 min

Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5
188 Ratings

188 Ratings

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Great episode on Moderna ipo

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Better with the new format.

The new format where they look back at the history of market segments or companies works well. You get to hear where Barron's columnists got it wrong or right and why. Hoping they start it up again.

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