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Acquired
Acquired
Ben Gilbert and David Rosenthal

Every company has a story. Learn the playbooks that built the world’s greatest companies — and how you can apply them as a... more

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Episodes

Starbucks (with Howard Schultz)

Starbucks. You’d be hard pressed to name any brand that’s more ubiquitous in the world today. With nearly half a... more

04 Jun 2024 · 3 hours, 15 minutes
Microsoft

Microsoft. After nearly a decade of Acquired episodes, we are finally ready to tackle the most valuable company ever created.... more

22 Apr 2024 · 4 hours, 23 minutes
Renaissance Technologies

Renaissance Technologies is the best performing investment firm of all time. And yet no one at RenTec would consider themselves... more

18 Mar 2024 · 3 hours, 10 minutes
Hermès

In luxury, there’s Hermès… and there’s everyone else. Stewarded by one French family over six generations, Hermès sells the absolute... more

20 Feb 2024 · 4 hours, 9 minutes
Novo Nordisk (Ozempic)

Last year Novo Nordisk, the Danish pharmaceutical company behind Ozempic and Wegovy, overtook LVMH to become Europe’s most valuable company.... more

22 Jan 2024 · 3 hours, 44 minutes
Holiday Special 2023

Ben has some big news. Actually, double big news! On what has become a holiday tradition here at Acquired, we... more

18 Dec 2023 · 2 hours, 25 minutes
Visa

To paraphrase Visa founder Dee Hock, how many of you know Visa? Great, all of you. Now, how many of... more

27 Nov 2023 · 3 hours, 42 minutes
Charlie Munger

We sit down with the legendary Charlie Munger in the only dedicated longform podcast interview that he has done in... more

30 Oct 2023 · 1 hour, 6 minutes
NVIDIA CEO Jensen Huang

We finally sit down with the man himself: Nvidia Cofounder & CEO Jensen Huang. After three parts and seven+ hours... more

16 Oct 2023 · 1 hour, 29 minutes
Nvidia Part III: The Dawn of the AI Era (2022-2023)

It’s a(nother) new era for Nvidia.We thought we’d closed the Acquired book on Nvidia back in April 2022. The story... more

06 Sep 2023 · 2 hours, 53 minutes
Costco

Costco is not only Charlie Munger’s favorite company of all time (plus he’s on the board, natch), it’s an absolutely... more

21 Aug 2023 · 3 hours, 1 minute
Nike

Nike — it’s perhaps the most iconic and most prolific brand of the modern era. On any given day, swooshes... more

25 Jul 2023 · 4 hours, 2 minutes
Porsche (with Doug DeMuro)

Nobody’s perfect — including Porsche. Despite that phrase appearing in their famous 1983 magazine advertisement, they managed to get damn-close... more

27 Jun 2023 · 3 hours, 21 minutes
Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi

Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi dropped by the Acquired studio for an Eats delivery, so we broke out the cameras and... more

13 Jun 2023 · 1 hour, 36 minutes
Lockheed Martin

Today we bring you two absolutely incredible stories. The first is Lockheed’s legendary Skunk Works division — the elite team... more

30 May 2023 · 3 hours, 36 minutes
Spotify CEO Daniel Ek

We sit down with Spotify CEO Daniel Ek live in Stockholm at Spotify’s amazing HQ studio (check out the video... more

18 May 2023 · 1 hour, 37 minutes
Benchmark’s Mitch Lasky and Blake Robbins on The Art of Business in Gaming

We sit down Benchmark’s legendary gaming investors Mitch Lasky and Blake Robbins (now also of the excellent Gamecraft podcast fame)... more

26 Apr 2023 · 2 hours, 15 minutes
Short: The Death of Sega

Sega and the Genesis was THE underdog story of the early 90’s. In a single console generation, Sega went from... more

18 Apr 2023 · 1 hour, 7 minutes
Nintendo: The Console Wars

In the 1980’s Nintendo was on top of the world, with the NES achieving over 90% market share of home... more

11 Apr 2023 · 3 hours, 17 minutes
Interview: Hamilton Helmer & Chenyi Shi on How to Build an AWS-Like Second Business

7 Powers author Hamilton Helmer and his Strategy Capital colleague Chenyi Shi join us again to discuss their latest research... more

04 Apr 2023 · 1 hour, 29 minutes
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Spotify CEO Daniel Ek
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We sit down with Spotify CEO Daniel Ek live in Stockholm at Spotify’s amazing HQ studio (check out the video version of... more