Rule Breaker Investing

Rule Breaker Investing

David Gardner, co-founder of The Motley Fool, is among the most respected and trusted sources on investing. As a best-selling author, hugely successful stock picker, and financial authority, David has led The Motley Fool’s growth into a worldwide investment and financial advisory services company. Each week David shares his insights into today's most innovative and disruptive publicly traded companies -- and how to profit from them by following his signature “Rule Breaker Investing” principles.


November 23, 2022 45 min

In a world of ups and downs, let's up the ups! It's time to take a step back and express some gratitude for the year we've experienced together.

Host: David Gardner
Producer: Rick Engdahl

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It's time to check in on some 5-stock samplers. Will 5 Stocks That Will Press On keep pressing on? Will 5 Stocks for Conscious Capitalism create some win-win-wins? Emily Flippen is here to talk us through the ups and downs.

  • (11:14) 5 Stocks That Will Press On
  • (31:05) 5 Stocks for Conscious Capitalism
  • Stocks Mentioned: CHWY, ECL, ZBRA, ODFL, CNI, CRUS, ETSY, CRM, NEE, ROKU

    Host: David Gardner
    Guest: Emily Flippen
    Producer: Rick E...

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    Longtime listeners will know that when Lee Burbage and Kara Chambers are on the show, it's time to take some notes. Over the years they've shared the best practices, tools, and philosophies that make The Motley Fool an award-winning and wonderful place to work. Today they're back to sort through years of practical advice to pick their top 10 tips for making your workplace culture thrive.

    Host: David Gardner
    Guests: Kara...

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    November 2, 2022 50 min

    Little things can add up over time to make clutter. But little actions can add up over time to simplify. It's time for some mental tips, tricks, and lifehacks to guide you on the path to life-changing magic!

  • (3:00) Gamify your hydration
  • (10:40) Quiet the room
  • (15:09) Aim for the golden mean
  • (20:40) Highlight in color
  • (27:03) Keep score by journaling
  • (31:39) Tidy up and spark joy
  • (41:59) Press "0"
  • Host: David Gardner

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    In today's mailbag we talk about investing, business, and life... and ok, a little bit about death. We're still in the spooky season after all!

  • (6:10) Rebalancing your portfolio
  • (11:32) Swedish death cleaning
  • (14:24) Vote! With your ballot and your dollars
  • (20:54) Shave a few dollars off your shaving expenses
  • (22:41) Abundance over money
  • (27:24) Blue chip stocks in 2022
  • Stocks Mentioned: AAPL, AMZN, GOOG

    Host: David Gardner

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    We're all gonna die! Today's collection of cautionary tales will show you just how shocking and scary the world can be if you don't plan for the inevitable.

    (7:17) The Ghost of Paisley Park
    (14:31) A Tale of Tractor Terror
    (18:15) The Headless Slugger
    (22:44) The Alien Who Loved Me
    (30:53) Night of the Living Document
    (35:41) No Mere Mortal Can Escape the Estate of the Thriller
    (43:53) A Nightmare on Wall Street

    Host: D...

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    October 12, 2022 75 min

    Professional athletes have it made, right? Surely they're all millionaires and don't need any financial advice. Or maybe it's not that simple? Sem Verbeek is an up and coming tennis professional who has his eye on winning championships and promoting financial freedom for his fellow athletes. Foolishly.

    Host: David Gardner
    Guests: Sem Verbeek, George Khalaf
    Producer: Rick Engdahl

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    Did Abe Lincoln really say that? Sometimes the quotes are worth repeating, even if the attribution is suspect. Somebody said it after all, and the wisdom of words rings true regardless.

  • (4:15) Things That Matter
  • (10:17) Your Best Vision
  • (14:23) Sharpen The Axe
  • (19:08) Understand More; Fear Less
  • (30:11) A Mile In Their Shoes
  • Host: David Gardner
    Producer: Rick Engdahl

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    September 28, 2022 55 min

    How do you get started with a career in finance? What about a career in financial freedom? These questions, plus a look at stocks in the penalty box, on today's mailbag episode.

    Stocks Mentioned: NFLX, SNOW, BLUE

    Host: David Gardner
    Guests: Tim Beyers, Rick Munarriz, Megan Brinsfield, Jennifer Gennaro Oxley
    Producer: Rick Engdahl

    “Motley Fool Wealth Management, or Fool Wealth, is an investment adviser registered wi...

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    Last time we played the game, returning champions Yasser El-Shimy and Brian Stoffel had to be content with a tie at 5 points apiece. Of course we couldn't let that stand, so they're back to battle once more, and this time we have the listener-submitted "Stevens Sudden Death Rule" to prevent another draw. Will we need to invoke the new rule?

    Stocks Mentioned: SNBR, MRK, CELH, MAA, MDB, AMZN, MELI, AXON, TTD, CFLT, CO...

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    Some companies beat the market; some companies get in trouble with the law. So it's important for us to come back every year and check the score for our 5-stock samplers — warts and all.

    (3:06) Pet peeves revisited
    (5:45) Why we review our stock picks
    (11:03) Review: 5 Stocks Indistinguishable from Magic
    (29:14) Review: 5 Stocks with a Tailwind Blow
    (56:54) Overall scorecard for all 30 5-stock samplers

    Stocks Mentioned: PEGA, A...

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    September 7, 2022 31 min

    Don't you hate it when people keep long lists of pet peeves? That's why we're here to get those peeves off the list and out into the airwaves. And you can do the same -- hit us up @RBIPodcast and let us know what bugs ya!

    Host: David Gardner
    Producer: Rick Engdahl

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    August 31, 2022 58 min

    The hottest days of August are behind us as we gather to reflect on a tough market and look forward to better days. Whether you were with us at FoolFest earlier in the week or just gather here every Wednesday to tune-in to the Rule Breaker Investing community, we're all in this together. Because if you want to be better with money, the best thing you can do is hang out with people who are good at money. That's you, Fools!


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    Candice Millard, the author of four New York Times bestselling books, is here this week to discuss her newest book River of the Gods. The story of the search for the elusive source of the Nile by 19th-century explorers, it gives rise to a wide-ranging discussion across many dynamics, modern & historic.


    (1:54) Introduction to Candice Millard

    (3:20) The Source of the Story

    (5:20) Importance of the source of the Nile 

    (7:12) The...

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    President & CEO of Predictable Success Les McKeown is here to talk about his powerful definition of leadership and how it can lead to predictable success. 

    (6:45) Do Lead & Do Series introduction 

    (13:02) Definitions of leadership

    (22:45) Heroic leadership in the media

    (27:38) Les’ definition of leadership

    (28:43) The four leadership styles

    (38:24) Leadership Myths: (1) "You can only lead from the front," and (2) &#...

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    Entrepreneur, author, and game designer Jesse Schell is here to talk about the art of design, the creation of experience, and the future of games.

    (4:58) "What you pretend to be, you will become"
    (10:21) Creating the experience
    (12:35) Immersive play and iterating on the fly
    (16:56) "A problem-solving activity approached with a playful attitude"
    (22:44) Elements of game design: mechanics, story, aesthetics, and tech...

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    August 3, 2022 44 min

    It's August, which for this podcast means authors! There's a great lineup of interviews coming for the month, but we're kicking it off with a list of 5 recommendations and a few runners-up that will get you out on the beach.

    (2:43) Runners-up: Destiny of the Republic by Candice Millard, The Inevitable by Kevin Kelly, and Let's Talk About Death (Over Dinner) by Michael Hebb. 

    (7:51) It's Not What You Sell, It'...

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    Investing. Business. Life. These things are full of the highest of highs and the lowest of lows. But through it all, the graph goes up and to the right.

    (3:24) Hot takes from Twitter: David looks back on this month's episodes with input from the socials.
    (7:48) Preview: What's in store for Authors in August.
    (9:56) We're joined by Lead Analyst Tim Beyers to answer some questions about the latest changes to the premium R...

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    July 20, 2022 41 min

    When the facts change, what do you do? Today we begin a new series on changing our minds. When it happens, why it happens, and how we are rewarded — in business, in investing, and in life.

    Shorting (9:10)
    - Is it wrong to short stocks? Is it worth the effort?
    Go Tar Heels (15:03)
    - What happens when the rival of your favorite team becomes your team?
    Loving Choices (19:36)
    - Have you confronted your own prejudices? Do you have a ___...

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    July 13, 2022 59 min

    For over 17 years, Motley Fool Rule Breakers—the subscription service—has been recommending stocks and keeping score. It's been about a year since David stepped away from the service, so today we're checking back in on our namesake. Tim Beyers is here to talk about what has changed and what has stayed the same.

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    Stocks Mentioned: XBI, SNOW, MDB, GOOG, HUBS, VEEV, ANET, BMBL

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