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The GuruFocus podcast brings interviews with influential investing leaders, extended discussion with website contributors, original stories and all the happenings in value investing.

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The GuruFocus podcast brings interviews with influential investing leaders, extended discussion with website contributors, original stories and all the happenings in value investing.

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Very Crude

By thinreed37 - Dec 03 2019
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Was hoping for an indepth and sophisticated conversation with Joel Tillinghast. What I got were very generic questions and no discussion or preparation. The interviewer starts with something to the effect of “I THINK he’s still beating the S&P/keeping up his track record.” You THINK??? Just Google it. It takes one minute. Extremely disappointed.

Bad

By PaulPaulJest - Jul 29 2018
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Fan of the website but awful interviewer and terrible questions. Even recording quality was awful. Needs to be fixed.

iTunes Ratings

10 Ratings
Average Ratings
4
1
2
0
3

Very Crude

By thinreed37 - Dec 03 2019
Read more
Was hoping for an indepth and sophisticated conversation with Joel Tillinghast. What I got were very generic questions and no discussion or preparation. The interviewer starts with something to the effect of “I THINK he’s still beating the S&P/keeping up his track record.” You THINK??? Just Google it. It takes one minute. Extremely disappointed.

Bad

By PaulPaulJest - Jul 29 2018
Read more
Fan of the website but awful interviewer and terrible questions. Even recording quality was awful. Needs to be fixed.
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The GuruFocus Podcast

Latest release on Apr 23, 2020

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The GuruFocus podcast brings interviews with influential investing leaders, extended discussion with website contributors, original stories and all the happenings in value investing.

Rank #1: Episode 23: Slava Khristich on Dodging the Collapse of the Soviet Union and Realizing His American Dream

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Over the last seven years Slava Khristich has grown his business Tateeda to almost fifty employees in the United States and Ukraine. The company creates custom software solutions for clients in healthcare, real estate, and field services technologies. With over thirty developers accessible to clients 24/7 the company has already completed over one hundred custom projects. On top of solving communications issues with overseas outsourcing the company has saved their clients over $5 million dollars since going into business.

Feb 20 2020

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Rank #2: Episode 21: Ken Aldrich on 30 Years of Venture Capital and 50 Successful Businesses

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Over the last three decades Ken Aldrich has successfully invested in over fifty businesses and has personally co-founded almost a dozen himself. He considers himself a jack of all trades, having been involved in everything from biomedicine to real estate. Some of his most successful investments include helping start one of the first wind parks in Palm Springs and Green Dot Corporation, which has become the world's largest prepaid debit card company. In May Aldrich published his book Dream Toolbox, which aims to guide readers towards establishing an entrepreneurial mind and gaining control over their financial world.

Jan 02 2020

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Rank #3: Episode 20: Jie Song on Becoming the Premiere Data Center Monitoring Software for Enterprise Businesses

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Jie Song, co-founder and CTO of LogicMonitor, grew his business from a two man operation that coded in his apartment to become the premiere SaaS-based data center monitoring software service. The company grew to employ over 200 employees in the states and overseas in China. They acquired over $140 million in funding and had over 1,500 enterprise customers as clients, including the likes of Adidas, Netflix, PayPal, and Blackstone.

Dec 11 2019

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Rank #4: Episode 19: Merrilee Kick on Putting the Buzz In Cocktails and Serving Up Millions of Drinks

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Our sixth guest Merrilee Kick, the founder of Buzzballz and Southern Champion, tells us about running the only woman owned winery and distillery in the country. She speaks to the struggles of starting her business and getting the initial loan through the current day where revenue is topping $50 million.

Dec 06 2019

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Rank #5: Episode 18: Jared Pope on Revolutionizing Workplace Harassment Management and 50,000 Employees Under Management

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Pope tells the story of founding Work Shield, a company revolutionizing workplace harassment and discrimination management. In the last year his company has earned over $1 million in annualized revenue and is currently on-boarding over 40,000 employees on top of the 13,000 already covered under the plan. The company eliminates the employer from the intake and investigation process of harassment and discrimination claims and is centralizing data in an unprecedented way.

Nov 20 2019

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Rank #6: Episode 17: How Russell Layton Put His Skate Sharpener in the Hands of NHL Legends

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We welcome Russell Layton of Sparx Hockey to the show. Layton has created a skate sharpener that uses interchangeable sharpening discs to customize how skates are sharpened. His product has come to be used by the majority of NHL teams and was the official sharpener of the Wayne Gretzky Fantasy Camp. In a short period of time Layton has found worldwide distribution and sold over 20,000 sharpeners.

Nov 19 2019

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Rank #7: Episode 15: Helen Du of JD Rig & Supplies Inc.

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We are joined today by our second entrepreneur Helen Du. In 2006 Du founded JD Rig & Supplies, Inc. on the premise that significant cost savings could be accrued by manufacturing oil drilling products in China and then importing them to markets in the United States and Canada. After the economic collapse of 2008 Du shifted the product focus to oil production equipment and saw company profits triple on a yearly basis until selling the company to Schlumberger Ltd. in 2014.

Nov 11 2019

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Rank #8: Episode 14: Joseph Boskovich Jr. on Founding a Family Business and Active Management

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Today we sit down with Joseph Boskovich Jr. and discuss how his family's 100-year history in the greater Los Angeles area allowed for them to successfully start Old West Investment Management LLC. He lets us in what it is like to work alongside his father, some early successes and struggles, and what it is like to be an active manager in a industry seemingly dominated by passive strategists.

Oct 29 2019

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Rank #9: Episode 13: Dave Sather of Sather Financial Group

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Today we welcome our inaugural guest Dave Sather. In 1999 Sather founded Sather Financial Group on the premise of creating a fee-only fiduciary investment management and strategic planning business. Over the last 20 years Sather Financial Group has provided transparent services that mold to each individual client. In the year 2019 alone, the company has grown from $500 million to approximately $750 million in assets across 1,000 different accounts.

Oct 23 2019

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Rank #10: Episode 12: Mohnish Pabrai: Finding Value in India and the US

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One of today's foremost value investors, Mohnish Pabrai joined GuruFocus to share his insights and discuss recent portfolio moves. Pabrai, the founder of California-based Pabrai Investment Funds and Dhandho Funds, went into why he has shifted most of his $1 billion portfolio from the U.S. to India, and disclosed that he made new investments in Turkey and South Korea. He also described what drove his fourth-quarter investment in U.S. company Micron Technologies. Regarding his investment style, the Buffett disciple talked more about some of his key concepts, including price-earnings ratio of 1 stocks, his checklist and the No. 1 mistake investors make.

Mar 23 2019

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Episode 29: The Natural Home Goods Revolution with Stuart Landesberg

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Since 2012 Stuart Landesberg, the CEO and co-founder of Grove Collaborative, has been at the helm of his company. Aiming to produce and distribute natural and healthy consumer goods the company has grown to over 1,000 employees in their eight years of doing business. Leading the revolution towards producing natural and sustainable home goods Landesberg hopes that Grove Collaborative can one day become the largest consumer goods company in the world.

Apr 23 2020

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Episode 28: Nicole Sahin on Easy Employment for Global Companies

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Since founding her company in 2012, Nicole Sahin, CEO of Globalization Partners, has been able to spread her business around the world. She has operations in 170 countries, helping businesses employ white-collar workers overseas. Sahin has taken a process that usually would have taken months of time and hundreds of thousands of dollars and cut it down to days. Thanks to these efforts, she has allowed companies to spread around the world and even saw Globalization Partners reach number six on the Inc 5000 list of top growing private companies.

Apr 15 2020

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Episode 27: Deeanne Akerson on Building a Business and Innovating for Moms

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Since 2015 Deeanne Akerson has taken her company Kindred Bravely from a personal need to an extremely successful producer of nursing and maternity clothing. In 2019 they were featured on the prestigious Inc 5000 list at number 20 racking up over 8,500% growth. The company brings in millions of revenue each year and sees tens of thousands of new customers on their site each month. What started with a personal need has now turned into a powerhouse internet retailer in just five short years.

Mar 18 2020

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Episode 26: Sara Castillo and Katie Castillo Wilson on Ads People Actually Want

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Since 2015 Sara Castillo and Katie Castillo Wilson have worked hand in hand to build their company TapOnIt from the ground up. Creating their own tech hub in Iowa the two sisters have created a new solution for ads. Delivering via text messages and seeing opening rates up to 98%, they have created a database of 300 thousand people with 1,400 new members joining organically every month.

Feb 26 2020

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Episode 25: Brad Sugars on 17 Books, Over 50 Business, and Building an Industry

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Founder of ActionCOACH Brad Sugars is no newcomer to the entrepreneur lifestyle. His franchise, the first of its kind, has been in business approaching 30 years. With over a thousand employees worldwide and doing hundreds of millions in revenue he also has claims to fame as a best selling author with his 17th book hitting shelves. While not the CEO of ActionCOACH Sugars remains as the chairman, dictating the future of the company, and maintaining high level interests in eight other companies.

Feb 25 2020

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Episode 24: Crafting Cocktails Into a Nationally Acclaimed Distillery

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Co-founders of Tattersall Distilling Dan Oskey and Jon Kreidler founded their craft distillery in 2015. Since then they have created almost thirty different spirits that have won numerous awards around the country. Alongside their craft cocktails the two created a nationally acclaimed cocktail room to feature signature drinks that has been featured in Eater and Playboy Magazine.

Feb 21 2020

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Episode 23: Slava Khristich on Dodging the Collapse of the Soviet Union and Realizing His American Dream

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Read more
Over the last seven years Slava Khristich has grown his business Tateeda to almost fifty employees in the United States and Ukraine. The company creates custom software solutions for clients in healthcare, real estate, and field services technologies. With over thirty developers accessible to clients 24/7 the company has already completed over one hundred custom projects. On top of solving communications issues with overseas outsourcing the company has saved their clients over $5 million dollars since going into business.

Feb 20 2020

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Episode 22: Calvin Carter on Building Apps for the World's Biggest Companies

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The smartphones that provide access to endless amounts of information also provide companies with an unparalleled opportunity to interact with their customers. However many of these companies are not positions to develop these types of applications. Calvin Carter has capitalized on this situation. In 2008 he founded Bottle Rocket and has taken his company to the forefront of creating digital experiences to "surprise and delight" both companies and their customers. From their first customer NPR to the likes of Disney, American Express, and Chick-fil-A, Bottle Rocket has created mobile and web applications for some of the most well known companies in the world. Their work has won them countless awards and even saw a nomination for an Emmy. Such success brought the attention of WPP, the world's largest advertising and media company, and Bottle Rocket was acquired in 2013. However, to this day Bottle Rocket continues to be led by Carter and operates as an autonomous company under his leadership.

Jan 24 2020

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Episode 21: Ken Aldrich on 30 Years of Venture Capital and 50 Successful Businesses

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Over the last three decades Ken Aldrich has successfully invested in over fifty businesses and has personally co-founded almost a dozen himself. He considers himself a jack of all trades, having been involved in everything from biomedicine to real estate. Some of his most successful investments include helping start one of the first wind parks in Palm Springs and Green Dot Corporation, which has become the world's largest prepaid debit card company. In May Aldrich published his book Dream Toolbox, which aims to guide readers towards establishing an entrepreneurial mind and gaining control over their financial world.

Jan 02 2020

Play

Episode 20: Jie Song on Becoming the Premiere Data Center Monitoring Software for Enterprise Businesses

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Read more
Jie Song, co-founder and CTO of LogicMonitor, grew his business from a two man operation that coded in his apartment to become the premiere SaaS-based data center monitoring software service. The company grew to employ over 200 employees in the states and overseas in China. They acquired over $140 million in funding and had over 1,500 enterprise customers as clients, including the likes of Adidas, Netflix, PayPal, and Blackstone.

Dec 11 2019

Play

Episode 19: Merrilee Kick on Putting the Buzz In Cocktails and Serving Up Millions of Drinks

Podcast cover
Read more
Our sixth guest Merrilee Kick, the founder of Buzzballz and Southern Champion, tells us about running the only woman owned winery and distillery in the country. She speaks to the struggles of starting her business and getting the initial loan through the current day where revenue is topping $50 million.

Dec 06 2019

Play

Episode 18: Jared Pope on Revolutionizing Workplace Harassment Management and 50,000 Employees Under Management

Podcast cover
Read more
Pope tells the story of founding Work Shield, a company revolutionizing workplace harassment and discrimination management. In the last year his company has earned over $1 million in annualized revenue and is currently on-boarding over 40,000 employees on top of the 13,000 already covered under the plan. The company eliminates the employer from the intake and investigation process of harassment and discrimination claims and is centralizing data in an unprecedented way.

Nov 20 2019

Play

Episode 17: How Russell Layton Put His Skate Sharpener in the Hands of NHL Legends

Podcast cover
Read more
We welcome Russell Layton of Sparx Hockey to the show. Layton has created a skate sharpener that uses interchangeable sharpening discs to customize how skates are sharpened. His product has come to be used by the majority of NHL teams and was the official sharpener of the Wayne Gretzky Fantasy Camp. In a short period of time Layton has found worldwide distribution and sold over 20,000 sharpeners.

Nov 19 2019

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Episode 16: David Taylor of DizziBrands

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Our third guest, David Taylor, founded DizziBrands in 2018. The company has found a way to freeze alcohol into decadent desserts and has come to be found throughout restaurants, bars, and hotels in the state of Texas. The company plans expansions throughout markets on each coast and currently has 28 different flavors available. Taylor walks us through his past business ventures and how the mistakes he had previously made have helped him to success with DizziBrands.

Nov 12 2019

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Episode 15: Helen Du of JD Rig & Supplies Inc.

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We are joined today by our second entrepreneur Helen Du. In 2006 Du founded JD Rig & Supplies, Inc. on the premise that significant cost savings could be accrued by manufacturing oil drilling products in China and then importing them to markets in the United States and Canada. After the economic collapse of 2008 Du shifted the product focus to oil production equipment and saw company profits triple on a yearly basis until selling the company to Schlumberger Ltd. in 2014.

Nov 11 2019

Play

Episode 14: Joseph Boskovich Jr. on Founding a Family Business and Active Management

Podcast cover
Read more
Today we sit down with Joseph Boskovich Jr. and discuss how his family's 100-year history in the greater Los Angeles area allowed for them to successfully start Old West Investment Management LLC. He lets us in what it is like to work alongside his father, some early successes and struggles, and what it is like to be an active manager in a industry seemingly dominated by passive strategists.

Oct 29 2019

Play

Episode 13: Dave Sather of Sather Financial Group

Podcast cover
Read more
Today we welcome our inaugural guest Dave Sather. In 1999 Sather founded Sather Financial Group on the premise of creating a fee-only fiduciary investment management and strategic planning business. Over the last 20 years Sather Financial Group has provided transparent services that mold to each individual client. In the year 2019 alone, the company has grown from $500 million to approximately $750 million in assets across 1,000 different accounts.

Oct 23 2019

Play

Episode 12: Mohnish Pabrai: Finding Value in India and the US

Podcast cover
Read more
One of today's foremost value investors, Mohnish Pabrai joined GuruFocus to share his insights and discuss recent portfolio moves. Pabrai, the founder of California-based Pabrai Investment Funds and Dhandho Funds, went into why he has shifted most of his $1 billion portfolio from the U.S. to India, and disclosed that he made new investments in Turkey and South Korea. He also described what drove his fourth-quarter investment in U.S. company Micron Technologies. Regarding his investment style, the Buffett disciple talked more about some of his key concepts, including price-earnings ratio of 1 stocks, his checklist and the No. 1 mistake investors make.

Mar 23 2019

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Episode 11: International and Emerging Market Small-Cap Investing With Craig Thrasher CFA

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Craig Thrasher, CFA, is an international small-cap expert. In this podcast, he discusses how he has achieved his outstanding returns in an area that abounds in growth and opportunity. Small caps have historically beaten their large-cap peers and offer a large universe of undiscovered companies to choose from, while having lower volatility than domestic investors may think. Thrasher believes in bottom-up analysis, has concentrated portfolios and seeks only high-quality businesses. In the interview, he talks with GuruFocus about how this plays out when investing internationally. He also gives some of his stock recommendations and shares his thoughts on portfolio holdings.

Jan 19 2019

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Episode 10: Value Investing That Is Socially Responsible With Jerome Dodson

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Jerome Dodson runs San Francisco's Parnassus Funds, where he has blazed past the S&P 500 while investing in socially responsible companies. In this podcast with GuruFocus, he discusses his style of value investing and what investors should do in the return of volatility as higher interest rates and trade battles strike. Dodson also covers some of his favorite sectors and companies, including Google, Micron and Starbucks.

Oct 26 2018

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iTunes Ratings

10 Ratings
Average Ratings
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2
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3

Very Crude

By thinreed37 - Dec 03 2019
Read more
Was hoping for an indepth and sophisticated conversation with Joel Tillinghast. What I got were very generic questions and no discussion or preparation. The interviewer starts with something to the effect of “I THINK he’s still beating the S&P/keeping up his track record.” You THINK??? Just Google it. It takes one minute. Extremely disappointed.

Bad

By PaulPaulJest - Jul 29 2018
Read more
Fan of the website but awful interviewer and terrible questions. Even recording quality was awful. Needs to be fixed.