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Invest Like the Best with Patrick O'Shaughnessy
Invest Like the Best with Patrick O'Shaughnessy
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Conversations with the best investors and business leaders in the world. We explore their ideas, methods, and stories to help you better... more

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Dev Ittycheria - The Database Evolution

My guest today is Dev Ittycheria. Dev is the CEO of MongoDB, the developer data platform with tens of thousands... more

14 May 2024 · 1 hour, 9 minutes
Nico Wittenborn - Finding the Adjacent Possible

My guest today is Nico Wittenborn. Nico is the founder of Adjacent, a venture firm that looks for what he... more

07 May 2024 · 1 hour, 22 minutes
Mitch Rales: The Art of Compounding

We are excited to share a great conversation with Mitch Rales, the co-founder of Danaher and one of the living... more

02 May 2024 · 2 hours, 6 minutes
Marc Lasry - Making Bucks in Credit and Sports

My guest this week is Marc Lasry. Marc is a pioneer of distressed debt investing and the CEO of Avenue... more

30 Apr 2024 · 1 hour, 7 minutes
Bill Gurley & Michael Mauboussin - Putting Theory into Practice

My guests today are Bill Gurley and Michael Mauboussin. Bill is a General Partner at Benchmark, and Michael is the... more

23 Apr 2024 · 1 hour, 32 minutes
Tim Ferriss - Curating Curiosities

My guest today is Tim Ferriss. Tim is a writer, podcaster, and investor. He has written five best-selling books, has... more

16 Apr 2024 · 1 hour, 26 minutes
Ken Langone - The American Dream

My guest today is Ken Langone. Ken is a legendary American businessman best known for his co-founding of Home Depot.... more

09 Apr 2024 · 48 minutes
Robin Dunbar - Optimizing Human Connection (Dunbar's Number)

My guest today is Robin Dunbar. Robin is a biological anthropologist, evolutionary psychologist, and specialist in primate behavior. He is... more

02 Apr 2024 · 1 hour, 2 minutes
Sean Feeney - Reinventing the Restaurant Business

My guest today is Sean Feeney. Sean is the co-founder of Grovehouse Hospitality Group and the owner of Lilia and... more

26 Mar 2024 · 1 hour, 48 minutes
Dave Fontenot - The Monastery of Code

My guest today is Dave Fontenot, founder of HF0. Born out of Dave’s experiences in monasteries across the world, HF0... more

19 Mar 2024 · 1 hour, 3 minutes
Anne-Marie Peterson - The Capital System

My guest today is Anne-Marie Peterson. Anne-Marie is an equity portfolio manager at Capital Group, a storied investment firm managing... more

12 Mar 2024 · 57 minutes
Aravind Srinivas - Building An Answer Engine

My guest today is Aravind Srinivas. He is the founder and CEO of Perplexity, a startup that he describes as... more

05 Mar 2024 · 1 hour, 9 minutes
Ali Hamed - Building an Investment Firm

My guest today is Ali Hamed. Ali was first on Invest Like the Best six years ago. He was 26... more

27 Feb 2024 · 1 hour, 29 minutes
Cyan Banister - Investing for a Higher Purpose

My guest today is Cyan Banister. Cyan’s life story is remarkable. She was homeless at a young age, dropped out... more

20 Feb 2024 · 1 hour, 25 minutes
Danny Meyer - The Power of Hospitality

Today, we're replaying my conversation with Danny Meyer. He is the founder and CEO of Union Square Hospitality Group, which... more

13 Feb 2024 · 49 minutes
Chuck Akre - The Three Legged Stool

Today, we're running a replay of my 2019 conversation with legendary investor Chuck Akre. Chuck founded Akre Capital Management in... more

06 Feb 2024 · 48 minutes
Alex Telford - Unlocking Innovation in Pharma

My guest today is Alex Telford. Alex is the founder of Convoke, a software platform to help streamline drug development... more

30 Jan 2024 · 59 minutes
Madhavan Ramanujam - How to Price Products

My guest today is Madhavan Ramanujam. Madhavan quite literally wrote the book on how to price products. It’s called “Monetizing... more

23 Jan 2024 · 56 minutes
Daryl Morey - Systems Thinking in Sports

This week, we are running a replay of my conversation with Daryl Morey from last year. Daryl is the President... more

16 Jan 2024 · 1 hour, 3 minutes
Michael Ovitz - Knowledge Is Power

My guest today is Michael Ovitz. Michael is the legendary talent agent and co-founder of CAA, or Creative Artists Agency.... more

09 Jan 2024 · 1 hour, 48 minutes
Erik Serrano - Investing in Investment Firms

My guest today is Erik Serrano. Erik is the CEO of Stable Asset Management, which he started 14 years ago... more

02 Jan 2024 · 1 hour, 25 minutes
Doug Leone - Lessons from a Titan

This week we are replaying our episode with Doug Leone. Doug led one of the world’s most successful venture firms,... more

26 Dec 2023 · 1 hour, 9 minutes
Justin Ishbia - Lessons from Acquiring 586 Companies

My guest today is Justin Ishbia. Justin is the Founding Partner of Shore Capital. Shore is a private equity firm... more

19 Dec 2023 · 1 hour, 13 minutes
Gavin Uberti - Real-Time AI & The Future of AI Hardware

Today, my guest is 21-year-old Gavin Uberti, who dropped out of Harvard to build Etched, which is one of the most... more

12 Dec 2023 · 1 hour, 23 minutes
A Conversation with Charlie Munger & John Collison

Today, we’re releasing a conversation between John Collison and Charlie Munger. We've had this interview with Charlie scheduled to air... more

05 Dec 2023 · 1 hour, 40 minutes
Peter Fenton & Victor Lazarte - Purpose and Partnership

My guests this week are Peter Fenton and Victor Lazarte. Peter and Victor are both General Partners at Benchmark. Of the... more

28 Nov 2023 · 1 hour, 29 minutes
Lior Susan - Leave the World Better than You Found It

Today's episode is a conversation with Lior Susan, the Founder of Eclipse Ventures, whose mission is to unlock solutions to... more

21 Nov 2023 · 1 hour, 3 minutes
Brad Jacobs - Think Big and Move Fast

My guest today is Brad Jacobs. Brad’s resumé is remarkable. He has founded seven companies, all of which are billion-dollar... more

14 Nov 2023 · 1 hour, 25 minutes
Elizabeth Zalman & Jerry Neumann - Founder vs Investor

My guests this week are Elizabeth Zalman and Jerry Neumann. Jerry has been on this show two times before. He’s... more

07 Nov 2023 · 1 hour, 11 minutes
Palmer Luckey - Inventing the Future of Defense

My guest today is Palmer Luckey. Palmer is the founder of Defense company Anduril Industries, which makes next-generation military technology... more

31 Oct 2023 · 1 hour, 14 minutes
Aswath Damodaran - Making Sense of the Market Pt. 2

Today’s guest is Aswath Damodaran, who is joining us for a second time on Invest Like the Best. Aswath is... more

24 Oct 2023 · 1 hour, 21 minutes
Patrick Collison & John Collison - A Business State of Mind

My guests this week are the co-founders of Stripe, Patrick and John Collison. My conversation with John in 2020 is... more

17 Oct 2023 · 1 hour, 18 minutes
Strauss Zelnick - Playing to Your Strengths

My guest this week is Strauss Zelnick, the CEO of leading game publisher Take-Two Interactive. Maybe most well-known for its... more

10 Oct 2023 · 1 hour, 14 minutes
Rick Buhrman and Paul Buser - Find Your X, Nurture Your N

My guests this week are Rick Buhrman and Paul Buser. Rick and Paul spent over a decade managing the public... more

03 Oct 2023 · 1 hour, 58 minutes
Jack Altman & Miles Grimshaw - Building and Investing in Lattice

My guests today are Jack Altman and Miles Grimshaw. Jack is the co-founder and CEO of Lattice, an HR software... more

26 Sep 2023 · 1 hour, 19 minutes
Michael Simanovsky - A Platform Approach to Real Estate

My guest today is Michael Simanovsky. Mike is the Managing Partner of Conversant Capital, a real estate investment firm he... more

19 Sep 2023 · 1 hour, 6 minutes
David Senra - In Service of Founders

My guest today is David Senra, the creator and host of Founders Podcast. With an incredible appetite for biographies, David... more

12 Sep 2023 · 1 hour, 24 minutes
Will England - A Primer on Multi-Strategy Hedge Funds

My guest today is Will England, the CEO and Co-CIO of Walleye Capital. Walleye is a multi-strategy hedge fund headquartered... more

05 Sep 2023 · 1 hour, 19 minutes
James Cameron: The Futurist

Almost exactly a year ago, Colossus entered into a partnership with David Senra and the Founders podcast to join the... more

29 Aug 2023 · 1 hour, 13 minutes
Lee Ainslie - Hedge Fund Maverick

My guest today is Lee Ainslie, the founder of Maverick Capital. Lee started his investing career at Tiger Management where... more

22 Aug 2023 · 1 hour, 36 minutes
Nick Kokonas - Know What You Are Selling

Today, we are running a special episode from our show Founder's Field Guide. In this conversation, Nick Kokonas shares his... more

15 Aug 2023 · 1 hour, 16 minutes
Des Traynor - Real Talk about AI and Software

My guest today is Des Traynor. Des is the co-founder and Chief Strategy Officer of Intercom - a customer service... more

08 Aug 2023 · 1 hour, 5 minutes
Samo Burja - The Great Founder Theory of History

My guest today is Samo Burja. Samo is the founder of consulting firm, Bismark Analysis, and has dedicated his life’s... more

01 Aug 2023 · 1 hour, 8 minutes
Chris Paik - Venture Investing Frameworks

My guest today is Chris Paik, who is a General Partner at early-stage venture firm, Pace Capital. Before Pace, Chris... more

25 Jul 2023 · 1 hour, 30 minutes
Josh Kushner - Building Thrive Capital

My guest today is Josh Kushner, founder and managing partner of venture firm, Thrive Capital. Josh started Thrive in 2010 and... more

18 Jul 2023 · 1 hour, 47 minutes
Jeremy Giffon - Special Situations in Private Markets

My guest today is Jeremy Giffon. I spend all my time trying to find people who have some “singularity” to... more

11 Jul 2023 · 1 hour, 42 minutes
Dave Yuan - A Primer on Vertical Market Software

My guest today is Dave Yuan. Dave is the Founder and Partner of Tidemark Capital, which he started in 2021... more

04 Jul 2023 · 53 minutes
Kevin Kelly - Be Generous and Unique

My guest today is Kevin Kelly. Kevin co-founded Wired magazine and has published a number of seminal books and essays... more

27 Jun 2023 · 1 hour, 6 minutes
Justin Mares - The US Health Crisis

My guest this week is Justin Mares. Justin is the founder of TrueMed and has previously founded three different health... more

20 Jun 2023 · 1 hour, 21 minutes
Scott Goodwin - Know The Names

My guest this week is Scott Goodwin. Scott is the co-founder and managing partner of Diameter Capital Partners, which he... more

13 Jun 2023 · 1 hour, 12 minutes
Rolex: Timeless Excellence

Today, we are running a special episode from our show Business Breakdowns. In this conversation, Ben Clymer does an incredible... more

06 Jun 2023 · 1 hour, 2 minutes
Kieran Goodwin - Imagination, Volatility, and the Pursuit of Alpha

My guest today is Kieran Goodwin. Kieran spent over two decades at the frontier of credit investing. During the global... more

30 May 2023 · 1 hour,
Henry Schuck - Building ZoomInfo

My guest today is Henry Schuck, the founder and CEO of ZoomInfo. I’ve gotten to know Henry over the past... more

23 May 2023 · 1 hour, 32 minutes
Karen Karniol-Tambour - Macro Headwinds vs. Tech Tailwinds

Today’s conversation was recorded during last week’s Sohn Conference. I sat down with Karen Karniol-Tambour, Co-CIO at Bridgewater Associates. I... more

16 May 2023 · 37 minutes
Fidji Simo - Creating Delightful Consumer Experiences

My guest this week is Fidji Simo, the CEO of Instacart. Fidji grew up in a small town in the... more

09 May 2023 · 1 hour, 12 minutes
Bessemer Venture Partners - Building a VC Firm that Lasts Centuries

My guests this week are Jeremy Levine, Kent Bennett, and Brian Feinstein. They are partners at one of the oldest... more

02 May 2023 · 1 hour, 17 minutes
Alexis Rivas - A New Blueprint for Homebuilding

My guest this week is Alexis Rivas. Alexis is the co-founder and CEO of Cover, which is pioneering a new... more

25 Apr 2023 · 50 minutes
Dr. Peter Attia - The Portfolio to Live Longer

My guest this week is Dr. Peter Attia. I’ve had Peter on the show twice before but it’s been over... more

18 Apr 2023 · 1 hour, 24 minutes
Scott Davis & Rob Wertheimer - Lessons from the Industrial Titans

My guests today are Scott Davis and Rob Wertheimer. Scott and Rob head up Melius Research and are the authors... more

11 Apr 2023 · 1 hour, 9 minutes
Sam Hinkie, Boyd Varty, Charlie Songhurst - Trail Magic

Today’s episode is a little different. Rather than share a new conversation, I have put together a few of my... more

04 Apr 2023 · 1 hour, 39 minutes
David Senra - Passion & Pain

Hello everyone. A few days ago, we discussed what we call forever episodes, which are the few episodes of our... more

31 Mar 2023 · 1 hour, 23 minutes
David Einhorn - The Long and Short of Investing

My guest today is David Einhorn. David is the President of Greenlight Capital, a long-short hedge fund that he co-founded... more

28 Mar 2023 · 1 hour, 10 minutes
Avi Goldfarb - The Economic Impact of AI

My guest today is Avi Goldfarb. Avi is a Professor at the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management, the Rotman... more

21 Mar 2023 · 57 minutes
Auren Hoffman - A Deep Dive on Data

My guest this week is Auren Hoffman. Auren is the CEO of Safegraph, which curates data on physical locations. He also... more

14 Mar 2023 · 1 hour, 9 minutes
Trae Stephens - Find Good Quests

My guest this week is Trae Stephens. Trae is a partner at Founders Fund and co-founder and Executive Chairman of... more

07 Mar 2023 · 1 hour, 6 minutes
Doug Leone - Lessons from a Titan

My guest this week is Doug Leone. Doug led one of the world’s most successful venture firms, Sequoia, for over 25... more

28 Feb 2023 · 1 hour, 9 minutes
Tim Urban - Idea Labs and High-Rung Thinking

I’m excited to share this conversation with Tim Urban. Tim is, in my opinion, one of the best and most engaging... more

21 Feb 2023 · 1 hour, 28 minutes
Dan Rose - How Stunning Founders Operate

My guest today is Dan Rose. Dan is the chairman of Coatue Ventures and has one of the most interesting collections... more

14 Feb 2023 · 1 hour, 12 minutes
Jeff Green - Modernizing Advertising

My guest today is Jeff Green, the CEO and co-founder of advertising platform, The Trade Desk. The Trade Desk is... more

07 Feb 2023 · 1 hour, 4 minutes
Carl Kawaja - Dealing with Regime Change

My guest this week is Carl Kawaja. It’s the second time I’ve had Carl on the show and my first... more

31 Jan 2023 · 1 hour, 11 minutes
Daryl Morey - Systems Thinking in Sports

My guest this week is Daryl Morey, who is President of basketball operations for the Philadelphia 76ers. Daryl is a... more

24 Jan 2023 · 1 hour, 3 minutes
Miles Grimshaw - The DNA of Software Companies

My guest today is Miles Grimshaw. Miles is in his early thirties and is a General Partner at Benchmark. His... more

17 Jan 2023 · 1 hour, 10 minutes
John Fio - Creating Magic for Consumers

My guest today is John Fiorentino. John is a product inventor and entrepreneur who, in the space of a... more

10 Jan 2023 · 1 hour, 21 minutes
Amjad Masad - The Future of Software Creation

My guest today is Amjad Masad. Amjad is the founder and CEO of Replit, whose mission is to bring... more

03 Jan 2023 · 1 hour,
Rebecca Lynn - Finding Your Customers

My guest this week is Rebecca Lynn. Rebecca co-founded early-stage investor Canvas Ventures in 2013 and is regularly featured as... more

27 Dec 2022 · 51 minutes
Michael Mauboussin - Sharpening Investor & Executive Toolkits

My guest this week is Michael Mauboussin. Many of you will know Michael and his work well. He’s Head of... more

20 Dec 2022 · 1 hour, 6 minutes
Jeremiah Lowin: Explaining the New AI Paradigm

My guest this week is Jeremiah Lowin. Jeremiah has been on the podcast a number of times over the years.... more

13 Dec 2022 · 1 hour,
Bill Lenehan: Investing in Commercial Real Estate

My guest today is Bill Lenehan. Bill is the CEO of Four Corners Property Trust, a listed REIT and one... more

06 Dec 2022 · 1 hour, 16 minutes
Ron Howard and Brian Grazer - Box Office Business

Today I’m joined by two Hollywood greats, Ron Howard and Brian Grazer. They have produced, directed, written, and acted in... more

29 Nov 2022 · 52 minutes
Shane Battier - The No-Stats All-Star

Today’s episode is a special one, in a format that may turn into a series. It is a conversation between... more

22 Nov 2022 · 54 minutes
Parker Conrad - Building a Compound Company

My guest today is Parker Conrad, co-founder and CEO of Rippling. I wanted to speak to Parker because he is... more

15 Nov 2022 · 1 hour,
Bob Elliott - A Macro Tour

My guest today is Bob Elliott, the CEO and CIO of Unlimited, which creates low-cost index ETFs for alternative... more

08 Nov 2022 · 1 hour, 20 minutes
Kirsten Green - Investing in Consumer Change

My guest today is Kirsten Green, founder and managing partner at Forerunner Ventures. Kirsten launched Forerunner in 2012 and has... more

01 Nov 2022 · 1 hour, 9 minutes
Jason Droege - Building Uber Eats

My guest today is Jason Droege, a venture partner at Benchmark. Jason’s had a long entrepreneurial career, which most recently... more

25 Oct 2022 · 1 hour, 4 minutes
Paul Orfalea - It’s About the Money

My guest today is Paul Orfalea. Paul founded Kinkos, the popular copy chain, in 1970. He started with a single... more

18 Oct 2022 · 46 minutes
Madhavan Ramanujam - How to Price Products

My guest today is Madhavan Ramanujam. Madhavan quite literally wrote the book on how to price products, it’s called “Monetizing... more

11 Oct 2022 · 56 minutes
Scott Wilson - Non-Traditional Endowment Investing

My guest today is Scott Wilson. Scott is the CIO of Washington University’s endowment, which manages over $13 billion. In... more

04 Oct 2022 · 56 minutes
Julio Vasconcellos & Mate Pencz - Investing in Latin America

My guests today are Julio Vasconcellos and Mate Pencz, who are partners at Canary and Atlantico, leading early-stage investment firms in... more

27 Sep 2022 · 1 hour, 1 minute
Trina Spear - Billion Dollar Scrubs

My guest today is Trina Spear, a former investor at Blackstone and the co-founder and CEO of FIGS. FIGS is... more

20 Sep 2022 · 49 minutes
Gabriel Leydon - How Web3 Onboards a Billion Users - [Web3 Breakdowns, EP.37]

Today, we are sharing an episode of Web3 Breakdowns with you. My Invest Like the Best conversation with Gabe Leydon... more

15 Sep 2022 · 59 minutes
Harley Finkelstein - Building the Entrepreneurship Company

My guest today is Harley Finkelstein. Harley is the President of Shopify and has been with the company since its... more

13 Sep 2022 · 1 hour, 5 minutes
Mitch Lasky - The Business of Gaming

My guest today is Mitch Lasky. Mitch is a partner at Benchmark and one of the leading figures in the... more

06 Sep 2022 · 1 hour, 13 minutes
David Senra - Passion & Pain

My guest today is David Senra. David has studied history’s great founders and entrepreneurs in more depth than anyone I’ve... more

30 Aug 2022 · 1 hour, 23 minutes
Robert Smith - Investing in Enterprise Software

My guest today is Robert Smith, the founder, Chairman, and CEO of Vista Equity Partners. An engineer by training, Robert... more

23 Aug 2022 · 56 minutes
Katherine Boyle - Investing for America

My guest today is Katherine Boyle, a general partner at Andreessen Horowitz. Katherine started her career as a reporter for... more

16 Aug 2022 · 54 minutes
Ravi Gupta - Focus

My guest today is Ravi Gupta. Ravi spent a decade in private equity at KKR before joining Instacart as their... more

09 Aug 2022 · 1 hour, 17 minutes
Will Thorndike - The Power of Long Holding Periods

My guest today is Will Thorndike. I first spoke to Will in 2017 about his excellent book The Outsiders and... more

02 Aug 2022 · 59 minutes
Alok Vasudev - Searching for White Space

My guest today is Alok Vasudev. Alok is an early-stage investor who has been in the crypto space for a... more

26 Jul 2022 · 1 hour, 11 minutes
Matthew Ball - A Manual to The Metaverse

My guest today is Matthew Ball. Matt is an investor, the former head of strategy at Amazon studios, and one... more

19 Jul 2022 · 1 hour, 20 minutes
TransDigm: Foundations with Nick Howley [50X, EP.1]

Today we are dropping a special episode in the Invest Like the Best feed. You will hear the first episode... more

14 Jul 2022 · 1 hour, 24 minutes
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My guest today is Mitch Lasky. Mitch is a partner at Benchmark and one of the leading figures in the video game... more