The Judgment Call Podcast

The Judgment Call Podcast

A podcast where we talk to risk takers, adventurers, travelers, entrepreneurs and simply mind bogglers.


August 27, 2021 67 mins
  • 00:00:20 How Maciej got started with Amtelon Capital and why he chose Iran as a primary investment target?
  • 00:05:33 Why is Iran like Russia (and Eastern Europe ) in the 1990s? Is there a catalyst for Iran making it back to be connected with the rest of the world?
  • 00:14:25 A short story of sanctions against Iran.
  • 00:26:06 How Iranians and the regime in Iran differ? Why is the regime so successful in controlling power?
  • 00:32:32 What are ...
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  • 00:00:23 How did Jared's path from Lehman Brothers to Internet personality develop?
  • 00:05:06 How did the finance industry develop during the last 20 years?
  • 00:08:18 Jared's experience on writing a novel (and how it compares to his other book)?
  • 00:11:29 What is Jared's view of the deflation/ inflation debate?
  • 00:17:03 Is productivity growth really as low as we assume? What role do stock buybacks play?
  • 00:22:01 Is individual r...
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  • 00:00:33 How Stephen got started in the world of finance and what motivated him to write his latest book.
  • 00:10:05 What is the basic premise of Stephen's analysis of financial statements (forensic accounting)?
  • 00:21:01 What is the fine line between fraud and creative accounting?
  • 00:27:22 What is Stephen's analysis of the Wirecard fraud?
  • 00:32:27 How well do the current accounting standards actually work for provide transparency...
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  • 00:00:31 How Mike researched and developed his theory of a market bubble in passive investing/ index investing? Are markets about information or transactions?
  • 00:08:01 Is the bubble of investing just a (bigger) change of the NIFTY fifty or the NASDAQ bubble in the 2000's?
  • 00:13:53 Does Mike's theory of passive investing predict higher volatility due to the changes in market structure?
  • 00:19:22 Is our low productivity grow...
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  • 00:01:00 How Thaddeus got into philosophy and theology in the first place?
  • 00:05:45 How political pluralism should work? Is the US actually pluralistic?
  • 00:12:23 Has liberalism built a super structure of metaethics on top of religions. Are religions (too) boxed in by the liberal structure? How has our consciousness already been changed by this structure?
  • 00:19:13 Is the treatment of religions and reality comparable? How should philoso...
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  • 00:03:30 What regulation should we employ in the financial industry? Does it make us more safe?
  • 00:10:57 How Max got into his current career and what he has learned from his interviewees.
  • 00:17:01 Is the world going crazy? Is the 'attentionalism' already changing people and is the financial industry a good showcase for this? Is 'career risk' actually the most important part of financial decision making? How should ...
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  • 00:00:36 How Julio's entrepreneurial journey started?
  • 00:06:29 How do opportunities for entrepreneurs in Africa stack up currently?
  • 00:13:45 How knowledge based and digital content businesses are faring in coastal African countries. How staggered access to digital innovations delays opportunities outside of the US.
  • 00:20:48 How to find early adopters for your startup? Can you find them in a 'non early adopter market'?
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  • 00:00:30 How Alexander and his co-author Jan have managed to produce such an enormous (and prophetic) body of written work over the last 20 years
  • 00:04:43 What Alexander thinks about postmodernism?
  • 00:09:01 What are 'Netocrats'? How is the world changing due to the Internet? Who is ready for the digital future and who is not?
  • 00:14:01 What is the future of (representative) democracy and politics in general? What is a 'sens...
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  • 00:00:38 How Imran found his way from Wall Street to teaching option strategies at Options Insight.
  • 00:09:42 What retail traders should learn before trading options. Why meme stocks options are such a 'rational choice' right now?
  • 00:14:42 Where are the best opportunities for trading options to still have an edge?
  • 00:24:45 What is Imran's view on the delation/inflation scenario? Are commodities a good hedge?
  • 00:29:35 Why doe...
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  • 00:00:14 The short history of Erik's discovery (and theory) of faster than light speed travel.
  • 00:06:20 How Faster Than Light Speed travel would actually work?
  • 00:16:20 How much energy would be required for a warp drive propulsion? Is there enough energy in the universe to make faster than light speed travel feasible?
  • 00:25:29 Why the 'twin paradox' will be solved with a warp drive?
  • 00:32:47 Did Stargate get the 'warp&#...
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