We Study Billionaires - The Investors Podcast

We Study Billionaires - The Investors Podcast


First, we like to have fun. Second, we read and talk about the books that have influenced billionaires the most.


TIP 108 : The Outsiders - 8 CEOs w/ Huge Returns (Investing podcast)  

In this episode, we read William Thorndike's book, The Outsiders.  The book talks about eight CEOs that had radically high returns and how they achieved such results. This episode covers the following topics. 

Why you want the CEO to think more like a capital allocator than a traditional CEO How the best capital allocators create arbitrage on their own stocks How to use debt intelligently when growing your company How and why the most profitable companies do not compete on price
TIP 107 : Jack Welch's book - Winning (Business Podcast)  

In this episode, you will learn about the following ideas.

How to rise to the top of the corporate world Why you should openly rank your employees and reward them accordingly How to provide feedback for your boss The one question you should ask to identify the best candidate for a job Why you should implement Lean Six Sigma Ask the investors: How much money do I need to start investing
TIP106 : Influence and Pre-Suasion w/ Dr. Robert Cialdini (Business Podcast)  

In this episode, Preston and Stig interview the legendary Dr. Robert Cialdini.  Dr. Cialdini is a New York Times Best Selling Author and is one of the leading researchers in the world for psychology and influence.  In the interview, Dr. Cialdini talks about some of the new ideas found in his new book titled, Pre-Suasion.  

TIP 105 : Mastermind Group 2016 3rd Quarter (Business Podcast)  

In this episode the Mastermind Group discusses various topics during the 3rd quarter 2016.  Below are some of the ideas the group talks about.

How can the investor find a decent yield when so man assets classes are overvalued? Why special situations might provide the best investing approach right now If Humana is a profitable risk arbitrage investment right now How you can generate a steady cash flow by sell put options in great businesses If dollar cost averaging is a good investment strategy in the current market conditions If QE causes a roaring stock market




TIP 104 : Billionaire Carl Icahn - A Rare Look Behind the Scenes w/ Mark Stevens, author of King Icahn (Business Podcast)  

One of the most misunderstood celebrity investors in the world is Billionaire Carl Icahn. Luckily for our audience, our guest Mark Stevens was one of the few people to forge a relationship with the unique and un-empathetic investor.

In this episode you'll learn about:

-What “greenmail” is and how Icahn basically got paid for not taking over companies
-How to conduct an activist approach to investing
-Why Carl Icahn always wins in a negotiation
-If Carl Icahn is truly a bear in the current market conditions

TIP 103 : Life Inc. - Running your home finances like a business w/ Doug McCormick  

In this episode, Preston and Stig talk to private equity expect, Doug McCormick, about using business principals to invest your family income.  Doug provides some unique ways to think about spending one's time and treating it like an asset.

TIP 102 : Common Stocks & Uncommon Profits - A Discussion of Philip Fisher's Classic Book (Business Podcast)  

Billionaire Warren Buffett said his investing approach is 85% Graham and 15% Fisher. Because of this quote, Preston and Stig read Philip Fisher's famous book, Common Stocks and Uncommon Profits.  The book provides an interesting background on qualitative investing.  Fisher's style is geared towards teaching the reader how to look for growth companies that promise expansion in their respective markets.   

TIP 101 : Creativity Inc - by Pixar's Ed Catmull (Business Podcast)  

In this episode, Preston and Stig read the book, Creativity Inc., by Ed Catmull.  This was a fantastic book for anyone wanting to learn how to be more creative.  Additionally, the book goes into great detail describing the important aspects of designing a business that will have an enduring competitive advantage.  

TIP 100 : Cold-Calling Our Audience and what we Learned Studying Billionaires for 100 Shows (Investment Podcast)  

In Preston and Stig's 100th episode of The Investor's Podcast, they celebrate by cold calling a few members of their audience.  The members of the community can ask any question they want in an unscripted and open format.  Additionally, Preston and Stig talk about what their key take-aways were after studying billionaires and the market for 100 shows.

TIP 099 : Billionaire Jack Ma and Alibaba (Business Podcast)  

In this episode, Preston and Stig learn about the Chinese billionaire Jack Ma.  Jack is the founder of the internet company, Alibaba, which is the biggest internet company in Asia.  His company has over 407 million users and quickly growing.  Within the next five years, Alibaba may ship more packages per day than all the daily mail in the United States.  Preston and Stig learn about Jack by reading Duncan Clark's new book, Alibaba. 

TIP 098 : The Power of Habit by Charles Duhigg (Business Podcast)  

View the Show Notes for this episode


Read reviews of, The Power of Habit, on Amazon


In this episode, Preston and Stig talk about the New York Times best selling book, The Power of Habit, by Charles Duhigg.  The book is an amazing opportunity to learn about your personal habits and how powerful they are at controlling your daily life.  Once an individual recognizes which habits they want to reform, Charlies provides methods for re-programming your life. 



TIP 097 : China and the History of the Dollar (Business Podcast)  

In this episode, Mr. Richard Duncan provides a detailed lesson about the history of the US dollar and the American trade deficit.  As the episode progresses, the listener will learn how the US defaulted on the Bretton Woods agreement in 1971 and how that drastically impacted the difficult situations we face today.  Click here to view the Show Notes


Links to Richard's books:

The New Depression – Read reviews of this book

The Dollar Crisis – Read reviews of this book




TIP 096 : Billionaire Phil Knight & Nike - Shoe Dog (Business Podcast)  

In this episode, Preston and Stig talk about Billionaire Phil Knight and how he founded Nike.  They use the book, Shoe Dog, to gather a first-hand account of Phil's journey at starting the business.  You will learn about the struggles and difficulties of starting a brand and a new business.   

TIP 095 : Billionaire Tony Hsieh's Book - Delivering Happiness at Zappos (Business Podcast)  

In this episode, Preston and Stig talk about the most recent book they read, Delivering Happiness.  This book was written by billionaire Tony Hsieh and it was one of the best books that Preston and Stig read in 2016.    

TIP 094 : Raoul Pal - Macro Economics and Global Risks (Investment Podcast)  

In this episode, Preston and Stig talk to one of the most notable macro investors in the world, Raoul Pal.  Raoul is the owner and CEO of Real Vision TV and he has interviewed some of the biggest names in finance.  During this interview, Raoul talks about some of the biggest ideas he has heard from billionaire hedge fund managers and high net worth individuals.  

TIP 093 : BREXIT - The Financial Impact (Investment Podcast)  

In this episode, Preston and Stig have a mastermind discussion about BREXIT with two close friends that live in the UK and Germany.  The discussion centers around the potential of other countries leaving the EU and central banking.  The group discusses the potential risks of more exits from the EU along with thoughts of other famous billionaires on the issue.

TIP 092 : Billionaire Lives w/ Navy SEAL for 30 Days - feat. Atlanta Hawks Owner, Jesse Itzler  

In this episode, Preston and Stig interview the billionaire owner of the Atlanta Hawks, Jesse Itzler.  Jesse discusses his experience of living with one of the most extreme athletes in the entire world for 30 days.  Additionally, Jesse talks about being successful in business and his sale of Marquis Jet to Warren Buffett.

TIP 091 : Mastermind Group 2Q 2016 (Business Podcast)  

In this episode of The Investor's Podcast, Preston and Stig join the members of their mastermind group to discuss a few hot topics.  The topics discussed are the following:

The Value of Apple

The Value of Amazon

Mohnish Pabrai's new ETF

How to look at share buy backs



TIP 090 : Jesse Felder's Macro & Micro Views on the Market (Stock Investing)  

In this episode, Preston and Stig talk to billion dollar hedge fund manager, Jesse Felder.  Jesse talks about the investing approach of a couple billionaires and he identifies some of the biggest risks to the current global economy. 

TIP 089 : Oil - A Bearish Opinion (Investment Podcast)  

In this episode, Preston and Stig interview oil expert, Gail Tverberg about the current market conditions with oil and other commodities.  If you're wanting to understand why the oil market might be heading lower, Gail provides some interesting arguments why low interest rates and government manipulation is causing major issues.

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