March 16, 2022

History Doesn't Repeat Itself, but It Often Rhymes: with guest Kurt A…

Joining us this week is writer Kurt Andersen discussing his books Fantasyland and Evil Geniuses

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March 7, 2022

Poor Standards

This week we look into rating agencies and ask: Why were they invented? What is their purpose? Who pays their wages?

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March 2, 2022

Culture Eats Strategy For Breakfast

With all the emphasis on hard metrics and financials, it's often easy to overlook the culture of companies and the role it plays in their success (or failure).

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Feb. 21, 2022

SPACs Are This Year's Vanilla: Our Conversastion with the FT's Brooke…

SPACs Are This Year's Vanilla: Our Conversastion with the FT's Brooke Masters Part Two

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Feb. 14, 2022

The World is Full of Pyramids: Our Conversation with the FT's Brooke …

Today we have our first of two episodes featuring Brooke Masters, the Chief Business Commentator and Associate Editor of the Financial Times.

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Feb. 7, 2022

Paying Attention

This week we look at the vague way in which various groups have measured the concept of time spent or tried to parcel out the attention economy. How do you really measure attention, and even better, how do you measure …

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Jan. 31, 2022

The Theranos Bubble

Today we look back Elizabeth Holmes and Theranos. Was this a unique case of "faking it until you make it" or this what everyone in tech does?

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Jan. 24, 2022

Smoking Out Signals in 2022

Today we're going to take a break from blowing bubbles and instead go smoking…and look at the smoke signals we should, and importantly, shouldn't be looking out for in 2022.

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Jan. 17, 2022

Is This The Next Housing Bubble? Daryl Fairweather on Hyper-competiti…

We're back to blowing bubbles in the housing market with Daryl Fairweather, an acclaimed economist from Redfin, where we ask if the double-digit grow in housing prices indicates another bubble.

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Jan. 3, 2022

FOFO: Fear of Finding Out--Hyper-competition in China with George Mag…

We add a new acronym to our alphabet soup: FOFO--Fear of Finding Out, as we discuss hyper-competition in China with economist George Magnus.

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Dec. 27, 2021

Will's Favorite Episode of 2021: Andrew Savikas on Hyper-competition …

For the last two episodes of the year, we’re looking back at favorite episodes for both Richard and Will. This week, Will’s favorite: their interview with Andrew Savikas on hyper competition in the book industry.

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Dec. 20, 2021

Richard's Favorite Episode of 2021: The Charade of the Earnings Call

For the last two episodes of the year, we’re looking back at favorite episodes for both Richard and Will. This week, Richard’s favorite: The Charade of the Earnings Call.

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Dec. 10, 2021


We're back to blowing bubbles, the original source of this inspirational podcast, and we deep dive into the force that's driving markets to record highs. Peak FOMO, fear of missing out.

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Nov. 29, 2021

Themes and Dreams

This time we look at the themes and dreams that markets put out there to attract the investor's dollar. If it's too good to be true, are we in dreamland? (Repeat)

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Nov. 22, 2021

Seth Wunder on Hyper competition in the Hedge Fund World

On this episode, we discuss hyper-competition in the hedge fund world with Seth Wunder.

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Nov. 15, 2021

Joe Kessler on Hyper-competition in Talent

In this episode, we're in conversation with our fifth special guest, Joe Kessler of UTA IQ, discussing hyper-competition for that scarcest of commodities--talent.

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Nov. 8, 2021

Andrew Savikas on Hyper-competition in Book Publishing

On this episode we discuss continue our series on hyper-competition, this time in the business of the written and spoken word.

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Oct. 25, 2021

Mike Follett on Hyper-competition in Advertising

On this episode, we're in conversation with our third special guest, the source of truth and the mad men and women of advertising, Mr. Mike Follett. The point where quantity goes up and quality goes down, we call that hyper …

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Oct. 18, 2021

Too Smooth To Be True

This time, we're going to talk about how market trends are all too often too smooth to be true. What might that mean? Well, life isn't as predictable as it might first appear, meaning those unpredictable events may have been …

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Oct. 11, 2021

Sucking on Subsidies

This week, sucking on subsidies. Government grants, fat contracts, tax credits, state aid, all the cash a company didn't generate on its own. Does it help? Or does it stoke up problems for a future date?

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Oct. 4, 2021

James Cridland on Hyper-competition in Podcasting

This episode we're back into hyper-competition, speaking with Podnews editor James Cridland. We have some real-time thinking, some real-time podcasting about a problem that we've yet to solve...that problem being, is there too much choice? And to...

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Sept. 27, 2021

How Good Is Good Will?

This week we get to the good, the bad and the ugly of "goodwill," how it's supposed to be used and how it can often be abused in bubble trouble.

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Sept. 20, 2021

Paul Sanders on Hyper-competition

This week we kick off a series on episodes on hyper-competition (the point where quantity goes up and quality goes down) with the man who coined the term, Paul Sanders of state51.

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Sept. 13, 2021

Unpack the SAC

This week we unpack the SAC. That's Subscriber Acquisition Costs--getting to the heart of the issue and the core of why we find ourselves reverting back to bubble trouble. What's the customer really worth? And how much did you spend …

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