This is Catalyze, a podcast produced by the Morehead-Cain Foundation at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. With a wink and a nod to the Foundation's two chemist benefactors—John Motley Morehead III and Gordon Cain—“Catalyze” is meant to represent action, movement, and bringing about change. Our conversations with action-oriented alumni and scholars cover Carolina experiences, career evolutions, individual leadership approaches, personal values, and all kinds of stories of transformation, resilience, and achievement.
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Episode 6: David Gardner ’88
This is the last episode of our first season, and we are sad to have it end. But don't despair, we'll be back soon enough. And this week we've got a very special guest for you to close out the season: David Gardner, Morehead-Cain Class of 1988. David is cofounder of a whimsical financial services company called The Motley Fool (https://www.fool.com/), which he established in 1993 along with his brother and a friend. David is incredibly successful at picking stocks, and he's known among the Morehead-Cain community for a legendary SEVEN talk at the 2009 Alumni Forum where he picked seven stocks alumni should've invested in right then. If someone in the audience had invested $1,000 across those seven stocks that day, they'd have more than $13,000 today. And that is not a fluke or a lucky break. David picks successful stocks like these literally every day. In our conversation, we talked about the story of The Motley Fool, how David learned about stocks, and what he wishes everyone knew about financial investing. David's energy is palpable, and his optimism irresistible. This was a fun conversation by any standards—and way more fun than you'd expect a conversation about stocks to be! Follow David’s 2009 Alumni Forum stock picks here: http://caps.fool.com/player/moreheadreunion9.aspx
4 Oct 2018