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TVS 040 – Aswath Damodaran (NYU Finance Valuation Expert)  

Wow, I had to bring on an incredibly special guest for the 40th episode of The Vampire Squid! Today’s episode, we have Aswath Damodaran, who I’m sure many of you know well in finance. He is considered the go-to expert for valuation and has taught at NYU for over 30 years. His blogs Musings on […]

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TVS 039 – Patrick Curtis (Founder of Wall Street Oasis) Part II  

Welcome back to Part II of the episode with Patrick Curtis, founder of Wall Street Oasis. In this episode, we dive into Patrick’s experiences in Buenos Aires, his favorite wall street oasis stories, how he deals with “fake news”, and much more. We got some exciting guests about to come on to the podcast so […]

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TVS 038 – Patrick Curtis (Founder of Wall Street Oasis) Part I  

Today we have on a very special guest, Patrick Curtis, who is the founder of WallStreetOasis.com! I met Patrick a few months ago and we’ve stayed in touch and gotten drinks a couple times, but thought he would be incredibly interesting to bring on the podcast given his experience working in finance and starting his […]

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TVS 037 – Studying for the GMAT  

This week’s episode is on studying for the GMAT, which I thought would be a nice follow up to last week’s episode on The Virtual MBA. I will provide some tips on how I went about studying for the test and things that I wish I had known prior to studying. Hope you enjoy! Overview […]

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TVS 036 – The Virtual MBA  

Today’s podcast will be cross listed with one of my friends who recently started his podcast, The Virtual MBA. On this episode, Alex and I dive a bit into my background of where I grew up, went to school, and some of the decisions that have now landed me in NY! I hope that you […]

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TVS 035 – Investing in Royalties from Music Artists (Royalty Exchange) Part II  

Welcome back to Part II of the interview with Jeff Schneider, the CFO from Royalty Exchange. In today’s follow up to last week’s talk, we finish the conversation we had on the music industry and Royalties. Hope you guys enjoy the rest of the episode! How has piracy affected Royalty Exchange and royalties in general? How […]

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TVS 034 – Investing in Royalties from Music Artists (Royalty Exchange)  

Really excited for this episode as we explore a completely new investment vehicle, investing in royalties from music artists! I bring on Jeff Schneider, the CFO from Royalty Exchange , to share his path to becoming a CFO and insights into how the investment structure at Royalty Exchange works. Some of the artists that have used Royalty Exchange as […]

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TVS 033 – Market Index and Exchange (S&P 500, DJIA, NYSE, NASDAQ)  

Happy New Year! Welcome back to The Vampire Squid, I’m incredibly excited for this year and for what is to come for TVS. Today’s episode will be on Market Indices and Exchanges like the S&P 500, DJIA, NYSE, and NASDAQ. I think this is an incredibly important episode because of the volatility that we have […]

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TVS 032 – 2016 Year in Review  

Greetings from the Galapagos Islands!! Before we start, if you are a developer (iOS), shoot me an email!! I hope everyone is getting some time off for the holidays! This episode is short and sweet and a quick review of how far The Vampire Squid has come in 2016, and what I hope to accomplish […]

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TVS 031 – Wall Street Culture with Karen Ho Part II  

Welcome to Part II of the interview with Karen Ho, our expert on Wall Street Anthropology! This episode continues with quality insights from Karen as we continue to discuss past recessions, training, and socioeconomic inequality. Email Address: karenho@umn.edu Is Wall Street culture all bad? What were the similarities and differences between the 2001 Dot Com Crash vs. […]

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TVS 030 – Wall Street Culture with Karen Ho Part I  

I’m so excited to introduce this episode, one of the most revealing and informative ones that I have done to date! Please welcome a special guest, Karen Ho, an American Anthropologist, who studies wall street culture. Karen is currently teaching at the University of Minnesota, and received her PhD at Princeton and undergraduate and masters […]

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TVS 029 – Jesse Felder Hedge Fund Part II  

Welcome back everyone and to Part II of the hedge fund episode with Jesse Felder! I recently did some very exciting interviews as well that I can’t wait to share with everyone shortly

TVS 028 – Jesse Felder Hedge Fund Interview Part I  

Hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving! Today, we have brought on Jesse Felder, who is the author of The Felder Report, that educates and informs individual investors about the issues most important to success in the financial markets. Jesse used to work at Bear Stearns and then broke off to help start his own hedge fund. […]

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TVS 027 – Employee Stock Options  

This week’s episode will be on early stage employee stock options, an episode very critical for anyone interested in joining an early stage company that offers them stock options. We talk about the valuation, tax liability, and questions to ask about the company to make sure you are getting the best compensation package possible. I […]

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TVS 026 – Shark Tank  

Today’s episode is on one of my favorite TV shows, Shark Tank which is about entrepreneurs pitching the “Sharks” which include the likes of Mark Cuban, Daymond John, and Chris Sacca. We will go over the most common types of investments that are made on Shark Tank, the pros and cons of different investment structures, and […]

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TVS 025 – Activist Investing  

Today’s episode is on Activist Investing, something that has become quite prolific over the last decade with the induction of the internet, media, and smartphones. Activist investing is contrary to passive investing, which we discussed at length previous episodes. I hope you find this episode both informational and entertaining! Difference between Passive vs. Active Investors […]

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TVS 024 – Trading Options with Kirk Du Plessis (Part II)  

Happy early Halloween! Part II of the Trading Options episode with Kirk Du Plessis. This episode covers a lot of great information on questions that I had for trading options and Kirk’s entrepreneurial spirit for starting his own company, Optionalpha.com, after working on wall street. Please enjoy! What happens if you forget about your options, and […]

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TVS 023 – Trading Options with Kirk Du Plessis (Part I)  

Today’s episode we dive deeper into trading options with Kirk Du Plessis, who is the founder of Optionalpha.com, an educational option trading site. This episode and Part II are packed with great nuggets of information on how to trade options, calculating success of trades, and even Kirk’s entrepreneurial spirit in quitting banking and starting his own […]

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TVS 022 – Managing Stress and Positive Attitude  

Hey everyone! Just got back from California so apologies for the late post. Today, we are going to be talking about a very important subject, managing stress and maintaining a positive attitude. I know that in my career as well as in school, I have had to deal with stressful situations, and felt that this […]

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TVS 021 – Venture Capital with Charlie O’Donnell Part II  

In Part II of the Venture Capital Overview with Charlie O’Donnell, we continue our conversation about VC, entrepreneurship, and more! Please see note details below, and hope that you enjoy

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