Lessons From Morningstar’s Founder, Joe Mansueto

My guest this week is Joe Mansueto, the founder, longtime CEO, and current executive chairman of Morningstar, Inc.  Joe is an entrepreneur at heart. He has the gene for spotting good business ideas and building them out with the customer in mind, so it is no surprise that the story behind Morningstar’s birth and growth…

Chasing Curiosity, with Brian Koppelman — [Invest Like the Best, EP.21]

My guest this week is writer, director, producer, and podcast host Brian Koppelman, who’s film credits include ‘Rounders’, ‘Oceans 13’, and ‘Solitary Man’. More recently he co-created the Showtime show, ‘Billions’, which allowed us to have some fun talking about the world of hedge funds and investing.  Brian’s method for chasing curiosity is something that…

Designing Better Decisions, with Dan Egan [Invest Like the Best, EP.18]

My guest today is Dan Egan, who is the managing director of Behavioral Finance and Investing at Betterment.  In this wide-ranging role, Dan has his hands is most of the ways that Betterment interacts with its clients and how it invests their money. This is one very interested and smart guy who is clearly passionate…

The Strain Resolution

The best resolutions are ones which you’ve already started. Growth is addictive. To have tasted a certain type of growth is to want more of it, so in 2017 I am doubling down on what worked best in 2016. To sum up that strategy in a word: strain. I learned through experience this year that…

Biology Enables, Culture Forbids

Shane Parrish has collected, applied, and explained more mental models than anyone I know not named Charlie Munger. Below is a particularly fun part of the conversation I had with him on the podcast. I ask Shane to explain the idea that “biology enables and culture forbids,” and how this idea applies to our personal…