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Hard Pass

Updated 12 days ago

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Every Monday, Josh Barro and Linette Lopez explore, examine, and reject the business of every day life.

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Every Monday, Josh Barro and Linette Lopez explore, examine, and reject the business of every day life.

iTunes Ratings

24 Ratings
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Used to be good

By Ooooyah - Dec 21 2016
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Used to enjoy the podcast prior to the election but now everything is so political. They spend more time bashing on Trump than explaining anything. Nobody cares about your political thoughts... get back to basics

Insightful but Rare

By tyshcr - Oct 22 2016
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I like the content but for such short episodes, they should be putting out multiple time per week.

iTunes Ratings

24 Ratings
Average Ratings
16
1
0
2
5

Used to be good

By Ooooyah - Dec 21 2016
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Used to enjoy the podcast prior to the election but now everything is so political. They spend more time bashing on Trump than explaining anything. Nobody cares about your political thoughts... get back to basics

Insightful but Rare

By tyshcr - Oct 22 2016
Read more
I like the content but for such short episodes, they should be putting out multiple time per week.
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Hard Pass

Latest release on Apr 17, 2017

The Best Episodes Ranked Using User Listens

Updated by OwlTail 12 days ago

Rank #1: Just Walk Out

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Josh and Linette dive into Amazon's brick and mortar store, and whether it will change the way people shop or face the same problems Walmart experienced when it reduced staff.  

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Mar 06 2017

6mins

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Rank #2: Lulu is a Lemon

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Josh and Linette unpack why Lululemon is failing in the athleisure market and it involves Beyonce.  

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May 02 2016

5mins

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Rank #3: The Folklore of Farm to Table

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Josh and Linette talk about buying into the Farm to Table feeling, and where it disconnects from what's actually on the menu.  

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May 09 2016

4mins

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Rank #4: The First Apple Store (with Mike Fisher)

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Josh and Linette are joined by Mike Fisher (www.myknyc.com), former Senior Creative Director at Apple, to talk about the concept, design, and opening of the very first Apple stores.

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Mar 13 2017

8mins

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Rank #5: The Season Finale of Cereal

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Linette and Josh explore how Millennials eat the most important meal of the day, and how this led Kellogg to a series of bad decisions.  

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Apr 18 2016

5mins

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Rank #6: Let's Get Some Shoes

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Linette and Josh discuss how Trump's proposed border tax could affect shoe prices, and whether the American Dollar will be strong enough to keep you in fresh kicks.  

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Feb 27 2017

7mins

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Rank #7: The Last Big Innovation (with Sallie Krawcheck)

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Linette speaks with Sallie Krawcheck about why big banks can't innovate, and how Fintech is giving them a seat at the table.  

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Aug 22 2016

5mins

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Rank #8: Staring Directly at SunEdison May Cause Blindness

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Josh and Linette unpack the demise of bankrupt SunEdison and talk about what to expect as creditors scramble for valuable assets.  

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Apr 25 2016

6mins

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Rank #9: Princess Leia and the Chinese Stock Market

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Josh and Linette ride the rollercoaster that is the Chinese stock market, and consider the wise advice of Princess Leia.  

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Apr 11 2016

6mins

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Rank #10: Desperately Seeking Alpha (with Jim Chanos)

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Josh and Linette are joined by Jim Chanos at the SALT Conference and they explore how hedge fund fees don't hold when you look at their returns.  

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May 16 2016

7mins

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Rank #11: Trading Away Extra Guac

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Josh and Linette talk about how Trump's position on NAFTA is a big threat to your ability to get guacamole at any time of the year.  

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Feb 21 2017

6mins

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Rank #12: The Luxury of Accessible Art (with Nahema Mehta)

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Linette and Josh talk with Nahema Mehta, CEO of Absolut Art, about maintaining luxury in a mass art market, and how platforms are shaping that space.  

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Feb 13 2017

6mins

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Rank #13: You Are Cordially Invited to Fitness

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Linette and Josh unpack invitation only fitness in the wake of the David Barton Gyms bankruptcy. Specifically, are we seeing a new business model for gyms?  

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Feb 06 2017

6mins

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Rank #14: Are you 401(k)?

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Josh and Linette talk about what's plaguing the 401k, and the myth of the pension-funded retirement.  

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Jan 30 2017

6mins

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Rank #15: Trains, Planes, and Subway Lines

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Josh and Linette dive into the details of Trump's infrastructure plan, and why the new Second Avenue subway in NYC may reveal some flaws.  

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Jan 23 2017

7mins

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Rank #16: The Madonna of Department Stores

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Josh and Linette talk about the downfall of Sears and Macy's, and why one will survive and the other will not.  

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Jan 17 2017

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Rank #17: Abstract Financials (with Nahema Mehta)

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Linette and Josh are joined by Nahema Mehta, CEO of Absolut Art, to discuss how Sotheby's operates and why its facing financial problems.  

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Jan 09 2017

6mins

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Rank #18: Heisenberg's Rental Market

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Josh and Linette join the chaos at Trump Tower to consider how heightened security and the Trump brand affects Tiffany, ICBC, and other tenants.  

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Jan 03 2017

6mins

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Rank #19: Quantifying Your Best Self

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Josh and Linette are on holiday but left a present: our pilot episode! As we close out 2016, enjoy this candlelit analysis of the cult of SoulCycle and what we can learn from their financial disclosures.  

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Dec 27 2016

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Rank #20: Don't Price the Art (with Nahema Mehta)

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Linette and Josh have some questions about Art Basel Miami, and are joined by Nahema Mehta, CEO of Absolut Art, to find some answers.  

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Dec 19 2016

7mins

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