Five Good Questions Podcast

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Welcome to Five Good Questions. Im your host, Jake Taylor.Fact: the average American watches 5 hours of television per day. What would the world be like if we dedicated one of those hours to reading books instead?I dont know, but Id like to find out.So to inspire others to read more, I ask five good questions of interesting authors and share the results with you every Friday. Lets see if together, we cant rescue some of those lost hours.

Episodes

  • 5GQ Mike Michalowicz - Fix This Next

    5GQ Mike Michalowicz - Fix This Next

    10/04/2020 Duration: 29min

    In this week's Five Good Questions, we're interviewing Mike Michalowicz about his book Fix This Next. Mike Mi-KAL-o-wits is the author of Profit First, Clockwork, Surge, The Pumpkin Plan, and his newest release Fix This Next. By his 35th birthday, Mike had founded and sold two companies - one to private equity and another to a Fortune 500. Today he is running his third multi-million dollar venture, Profit First Professionals. Mike is a former small business columnist for The Wall Street Journal and the former business makeover specialist on MSNBC. Over the years, Mike has traveled the globe speaking with thousands of entrepreneurs, and is here today to share the best of what he has learned. Five Good Questions: 1. When every problem in a small business feels existential, how do we prioritize what to fix first? What is the Business Hierarchy of Needs? 2. Many businesses, particularly in Silicon Valley, have grand visions of changing the world, yet their unit economics might not work. How does that violate your

  • 5GQ Matt Ridley - How Innovation Works

    5GQ Matt Ridley - How Innovation Works

    20/03/2020 Duration: 38min

    In this week's Five Good Questions, we're interviewing Matt Ridley about his new book How Innovation Works. Matt Ridley's books have sold over a million copies, been translated into 31 languages and won several awards.  His TED talk "When Ideas Have Sex" has been viewed more than two million times.  He writes a weekly column in The Times (London) and writes regularly for the Wall Street Journal. As Viscount Ridley, he was elected to the House of Lords in February 2013. He also served on the science and technology select committee.  With BA and DPhil degrees from Oxford University, Matt Ridley worked for the Economist for nine years as science editor, Washington correspondent and American editor, before becoming a self-employed writer and businessman. Five Good Questions: 1. What was the single most important event in the history of humankind and why? 2. Campfire, dung, whale oil, kerosene, “Edison’s” light bulb, CFLs, and LEDs. What are the sweeping innovation lessons we can draw from how humans simply light

  • 5GQ Bogumil Baranowski - Money, Life, Family

    5GQ Bogumil Baranowski - Money, Life, Family

    13/12/2019 Duration: 39min

    In this week's Five Good Questions, we're interviewing Bogumil Baranowski about his book Money, Life, Family. Bogumil K. Baranowski is a New York City-based investment professional with almost fifteen years of experience. He is a founding partner of Sicart Associates, a boutique investment firm catering to families and entrepreneurs on both sides of the Atlantic and the Pacific. He is the author of Outsmarting the Crowd and a TEDx Speaker ("The Great Investor in You"). Bogumil greatly enjoys speaking about investing and family wealth around the world. He likes to say that he was born Polish, grew up European only to become American later on. In his free time, he reads, writes, flies single-engine propeller planes, scuba dives around the globe, and sails. Five Good Questions: 1. How have your early life experiences shaped you as an investor? 2. What are the three types of “remote” we need to live a good life and be a successful investor? 3. Warren Buffett has a quote that he’s a better businessman because he’s

  • The Hikecast 10

    The Hikecast 10

    29/11/2019 Duration: 46min

    The Hikecast is a show where interesting people take me on their favorite hikes or walks and we talk about big ideas in an unconstrained format. No planned agendas, just deep conversations, recorded out in nature. The idea is for you to put on The Hikecast and get outside to simulate taking a hike with us. I want you to feel like you're there with us out in nature. Care to join us on a hike? :) My guest for this episode is Bill Brewster. Bill is a research analyst at Sullimar Capital Group. After getting a degree in Finance and Accounting from Auburn University, he got a law degree from Loyola. Bill ran a flooring franchise from 2007-2009 and worked as a credit analyst for BMO Harris Bank. We went for a brisk morning walk in Virginia. Please enjoy this hike cast with Bill Brewster. ********************* Also, please check out my first literary effort: The Rebel Allocator It’s a coming-of-age story of a young man who learns about business and life from an unlikely teacher. Imagine The Karate Kid meets Thorndik

  • 5GQ Alan Klement - When Coffee and Kale Compete

    5GQ Alan Klement - When Coffee and Kale Compete

    15/11/2019 Duration: 40min

    Alan Klement helps individuals, teams, and companies become great at making and selling products that people will buy.  His own experience as an entrepreneur helps make him effective at helping others.  He is the author of When Coffee and Kale Compete. Five Good Questions Perhaps you could explain what Job to Be Done (JTBD) and Customer Jobs mean through the example of buying a Snickers vs. Milky Way? What is the problem with Chasing Visible Figures and how it relates to creative destruction? What are the forces of progress and how do they fit with JTBD? What do systems have to do with innovation? What does Clayton Christensen have wrong?

  • 5GQ Robert Greifeld - Market Mover

    5GQ Robert Greifeld - Market Mover

    08/11/2019 Duration: 26min

    Robert Greifeld is the former CEO and Chairman of Nasdaq, Inc. He is currently Chairman of Virtu Financial, a leading financial technology and trading firm, Managing Partner and Co-Founder at Cornerstone Investment Capital, a financial technology investment firm, and a Board Member at Capital Rock and Financeware.  Bob is Chairman and Founder of USATF Foundation, an organization dedicated to supporting both athletes from disadvantaged backgrounds and our next generation of Olympians. Bob also serves on the NYU Stern Board of Overseers. Five Good Questions: What do you think about the online brokerages now charging $0 for most trades? What does the shift from active to passive mean for exchanges? Are we losing the wisdom of the crowds which imbued information into market pricing? Could the market be doing a less effective job than before? You successfully executed dozens of acquisitions during your CEO tenure. What are the keys to good M&A and what are the risks Amazon went public at a $440m valuation. Go

  • The Hikecast 9

    The Hikecast 9

    25/10/2019 Duration: 49min

    The Hikecast is a show where interesting people take me on their favorite hikes or walks and we talk about big ideas in an unconstrained format. No planned agendas, just deep conversations, recorded out in nature. The idea is for you to put on The Hikecast and get outside to simulate taking a hike with us. I want you to feel like you're there with us out in nature. Care to join us on a hike? :) My guest for this episode is Nyle Bayer.  Nyle is the Chief Marketing Officer at Helios Quantitative Research (HQR), an investment research company which assists financial advisors in creating, implementing, and monitoring quantitative investment strategies for their clients and boasts over $20 billion in assets under influence.  Previous to his work at Helios, Nyle served as the President of Up Capital Management, a Registered Investment Advisor and he is the founder of Financial Time Traveler, a financial media company.  Nyle is a father of three children, and lives in Roseville, CA with his wife Nicole. We went for

  • 5GQ Jon Vroman - The Front Row Factor

    5GQ Jon Vroman - The Front Row Factor

    11/10/2019 Duration: 34min

    Jon Vroman is a husband and father, who also happens to be the founder of FrontRowDads.com and host of the Front Row Dads podcast.  His mission is to help high-performing entrepreneurial men be family men with businesses, not businessmen with families.  In addition to his business and family, Jon founded FrontRowFoundation.org in 2005, a charity that creates unforgettable moments for individuals who are braving life-threatening illnesses.  Ten years later, he published The Front Row Factor, to share “everything you can learn about living life from those fighting for it.” Five Good Questions: 1. What inspired you to found the Front Row Foundation and what lessons has it taught you about your own life? 2. The modern world is full of stress--how have you made friends with stress? 3. How do you balance achievement and fulfillment? (Or is that a false paradigm?) 4. What are some tips for making more and better moments? Where are most of us going wrong? 5. It seems like you’ve done a great job to minimize the big l

  • 5GQ John Browne - Make, Think, Imagine

    5GQ John Browne - Make, Think, Imagine

    27/09/2019 Duration: 27min

    In this week's Five Good Questions, we're interviewing Lord John Browne about his book Make, Think, Imagine. John Browne trained as an engineer, was CEO of BP from 1995 to 2007 and remains an influential leader in the energy business. He is Chairman of the Crick Institute, a Fellow of the Royal Society, past President of the Royal Academy of Engineering and former Chairman of Tate. He is a collector of antique books and art and the author of four previous books, including The Glass Closet: Why Coming Out is Good Business. Five Good Questions: 1. Do you have a sense that much of cutting edge technology relies on intervention into complex, nonlinear systems and fattens the probability tails of undesirable outcomes? Said more simply, does technology invite more black swans? 2. What’s the one new tech on the horizon that you’re most excited for? 3. How was the stirrup such a powerful invention and what does it tell us about the future of technology? 4. How did gunpowder ironically lead to greater peace in the wor

  • 5GQ Mark Simpson - Excellent Investing

    5GQ Mark Simpson - Excellent Investing

    06/09/2019 Duration: 50min

    In this week's Five Good Questions, we're interviewing Mark Simpson about his book Excellent Investing. Mark is a UK-based deep value investor and author with over 15 years of experience investing in individual securities. He writes about finding sources of edge in the market, investor psychology, avoiding investment mistakes and building better portfolios. Five Good Questions 1. Why do you think the microcap space is inefficient, and how much less efficient is it? 2. Wes Gray has this concept called the “God Portfolio.” What is it and what does it mean to knowing yourself as an investor? 3. What are your thoughts on averaging down when a stock you own drops in price? What are assassins, hunters, and rabbits in this context? 4. A percentage of the Kelly Criterion (½ Kelly or ⅓ Kelly) are popular upper limits for position sizing. What are lower limits and why are they important? 5. What do oxytocin and empathy have to do with story stocks?

  • 5GQ Maya Peterson - Early Bird

    5GQ Maya Peterson - Early Bird

    12/07/2019 Duration: 24min

    In this week's Five Good Questions, we're interviewing Maya Peterson about her book Early Bird. https://amzn.to/2FUuQWM Maya Peterson is a current high school student who values the power of investing young, so she wrote a book about it called "Early Bird: The Power of Investing Young" and works to educate those around her about the power of compounding with talks and workshops. Five Good Questions: 1. Where did your passion for investing come from and what inspired you to write a book at such a young age? 2. What are three of your best tips for young investors? 3. Where do you see yourself in ten years? 4. How did you develop a relationship with the Motley Fool? 5. What are some of the dangers of a Peter Lynch-inspired “buy-what-you-know” investment strategy?

  • 5GQ: Gautam Baid - The Joys of Compounding

    5GQ: Gautam Baid - The Joys of Compounding

    28/06/2019 Duration: 22min

    In this week's Five Good Questions, we're interviewing Gautam Baid about his book The Joys of Compounding. Gautam Baid is Portfolio Manager at Summit Global Investments, an SEC-registered investment advisor based out of Salt Lake City, Utah. Previously, he served at the Mumbai, London, and Hong Kong offices of Citigroup and Deutsche Bank as Senior Analyst in their investment banking teams. Gautam’s views and opinions have been published on various forums in print, digital, and social media. In 2018, He was profiled in Morningstar’s Learn From The Masters series. Five Good Questions: 1. In your book, you state that “I am a better investor because I am a lifelong learner, and I am a better lifelong learner because I am an investor.” Why is continuous learning so important in investing? 2. What does the equation [Ego = 1 / Knowledge] mean? 3. How has minimalism improved your investment process? 4. Given the increase in the rate of change of business, is there cause for concern about the durability of moats? 5. H

  • 5GQ Ashley Goodall - Nine Lies About Work

    5GQ Ashley Goodall - Nine Lies About Work

    21/06/2019 Duration: 30min

    In this week's Five Good Questions, we're interviewing Ashley Goodall about his book Nine Lies About Work. Ashley Goodall is an executive, leadership expert, and author. He currently serves as the Senior Vice President of Leadership and Team Intelligence (LTI) at Cisco, a new organization he has built to focus entirely on serving teams and team leaders. He is the co-author, with Marcus Buckingham, of Nine Lies About Work: A Freethinking Leader’s Guide to the Real World and of two cover stories in the Harvard Business Review. 1. In your book you state that culture is a “shared fiction” and similar to plumage. What do you mean by that and what are “we” vs. “me” experiences at work? 2. What’s wrong with management by objectives (MBOs), SMART goals, and Objectives and Key Results (OKRs) that are widely used? 3. What can Lionel Messi teach us about employees? 4. What do “red threads” have to do with work-life balance? 5. As an investor, what are some outside clues that could indicate a good culture exists in a com

  • 5GQ Brandon Miller - Play to Their Strengths

    5GQ Brandon Miller - Play to Their Strengths

    07/06/2019 Duration: 24min

    In this week's Five Good Questions, we're interviewing Brandon Miller about his book, Play to Their Strengths. Brandon Miller is a certified Strengths Coach through the Gallup Organization and has been coaching and training strengths for over fifteen years. He is CEO of 34 Strong Inc, an employee engagement and strengths-based development consultancy. Five Good Questions: 1. Could you explain the equation “Talent x Investment = Strength”? 2. We always tell children they can be anything they want to be if they work hard. I was surprised when you called that a lie. Why is that common idea wrong? 3. In your book, you talk about the before and after picture of your family, what has changed and how do you measure success? 4. What’s the “positive sandwich” with respect to punishment? 5. What’s the most common mistake parents make, and a possible solution?

  • The Hikecast 8

    The Hikecast 8

    31/05/2019 Duration: 01h05min

    The Hikecast is a show where interesting people take me on their favorite hikes or walks and we talk about big ideas in an unconstrained format. No planned agendas, just deep conversations, recorded out in nature. The idea is for you to put on The Hikecast and get outside to simulate taking a hike with us. I want you to feel like you're there with us out in nature. Care to join us on a hike? :) My guest for this episode is Bogumil Baranowski. Bogie is a founding partner at Sicart and Associates and previously worked at Tocqueville Asset Management. He's the author of the book Outsmarting the Crowd. We went for a beautiful walk in Central Park in NYC. ********************* Also, please check out my first literary effort: The Rebel Allocator It’s a coming-of-age story of a young man who learns about business and life from an unlikely teacher. Imagine The Karate Kid meets Thorndike’s The Outsiders. You’re right, it’s probably not what you were expecting, but I have my fingers crossed that you’ll really enjoy it.

  • 5GQ Barbara Tversky - Mind in Motion

    5GQ Barbara Tversky - Mind in Motion

    24/05/2019 Duration: 27min

    In this week's Five Good Questions, we're interviewing Barbara Tversky about her book Mind in Motion. Barbara Tversky has three degrees in cognitive psychology at the University of Michigan. She moved to Israel with Israeli husband, learned the language & culture, taught, fought wars, and had 3 kids. Then she was on to Stanford to research memory, categorization, spatial thinking & language, design, diagrams, event cognition. Her kids grew up, her husband died, and she moved to Columbia Teachers College, adding research on gesture, art, creativity, and joint action. Five Good Questions: 1. What are mirror neurons and how do they unite seeing and doing? 2. How do we use spatial reasoning to navigate the world? 3. What is the first law of cognition and what are some examples to help us understand? 4. What makes maps so miraculous? 5. How can insights of your research help investors and professional decision-makers be more effective? And make sure you pick up your copy of the Rebel Allocator, available n

  • 5GQ Mark Moffett - The Human Swarm

    5GQ Mark Moffett - The Human Swarm

    17/05/2019 Duration: 25min

    In this week's Five Good Questions, we're interviewing Mark Moffett about his book, The Human Swarm. Mark Moffett is a tropical biologist and explorer known for finding rare species and behavior in remote places. His research has extended from the architecture of rainforest canopies to the behavior of army ants. For the last six years he has been merging psychology and anthropology to investigate the role of social identity in holding societies together across species and in humans up to the present day. Five Good Questions 1. What is so remarkable about being able to walk into a modern day coffee shop? 2. What can ants, with their 250k neurons, teach us about human societies? 3. Can we ever get rid of societies? 4. Is it possible the psychological bias known as the “endowment effect” is an artifact of our avoiding violent territorial conflicts? 5. Tell us a funny or surprising anecdote about E.O. Wilson. And make sure you pick up your copy of the Rebel Allocator, available now on Amazon in digital, physical,

  • The Hikecast 7

    The Hikecast 7

    26/04/2019 Duration: 01h28min

    The Hikecast is a show where interesting people take me on their favorite hikes or walks and we talk about big ideas in an unconstrained format. No planned agendas, just deep conversations, recorded out in nature. The idea is for you to put on The Hikecast and get outside to simulate taking a hike with us. I want you to feel like you're there with us out in nature. Care to join us on a hike? :) My guest for this episode is Dan Sheehan.  Dan is the general partner of Sheehan Associates Limited Partnership, an investment partnership created in 1999. Dan has a degree in economics from McMaster and an MBA from York. We went on a chilly hike in Toronto. Please enjoy this hikecast with Dan Sheehan. ********************* Also, please check out my first literary effort: The Rebel Allocator It’s a coming-of-age story of a young man who learns about business and life from an unlikely teacher. Imagine The Karate Kid meets Thorndike’s The Outsiders. You’re right, it’s probably not what you were expecting, but I have my f

  • 5GQ Betsy Atkins - Be Board Ready Part 2

    5GQ Betsy Atkins - Be Board Ready Part 2

    12/04/2019 Duration: 23min

    In this week's Five Good Questions, we're interviewing Betsy Atkins about her book Be Board Ready. Betsy Atkins is a 3-time CEO, serial entrepreneur & Founder of Baja Corp. Betsy is a corporate governance expert with an eye for making boards a competitive asset. Her corporate board experience is vast and covers multiple industries, she has served on over 27 public boards and been through 13 IPOs. Five Good Questions (PART 2): 1. What should you look for when selecting board members? 2. How can you get the most out of your board? 3. How do you "future proof" your board? 4. From an investor’s perspective, what does a healthy board look like from the outside? 5. What’s the biggest mistake you see management make with board interactions? And make sure you pick up your copy of the Rebel Allocator, available now on Amazon in both digital and physical formats!

  • 5GQ Betsy Atkins - Be Board Ready Part 1

    5GQ Betsy Atkins - Be Board Ready Part 1

    05/04/2019 Duration: 18min

    In this week's Five Good Questions, we're interviewing Betsy Atkins about her book Be Board Ready. Betsy Atkins is a 3-time CEO, serial entrepreneur & Founder of Baja Corp. Betsy is a corporate governance expert with an eye for making boards a competitive asset. Her corporate board experience is vast and covers multiple industries, she has served on over 27 public boards and been through 13 IPOs. Five Good Questions (PART 1): 1. What is the best way to get on a board? 2. What are the right or wrong reasons for someone to want to be on a board? 3. What makes for an effective board member? 4. What role do activist investors play? 5. What’s the biggest mistake you see first time board members make? And make sure you pick up your copy of the Rebel Allocator, available now on Amazon in both digital and physical formats!

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