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Munger Place Church is the East Dallas campus of Highland Park United Methodist Church. Worship services include both the best of the old and the best of the new. The music is rock and roll-based, sermons are both live and on video, and dress is casual. But at the same time, the services draw from 2,000 years of Christianity by incorporating some of the beautiful old hymns, prayers, and responses.
 
Munger Place Church is the East Dallas campus of Highland Park United Methodist Church. Worship services include both the best of the old and the best of the new. The music is rock and roll-based, sermons are both live and on video, and dress is casual. But at the same time, the services draw from 2,000 years of Christianity by incorporating some of the beautiful old hymns, prayers, and responses.
 
Michael C. Munger, Chair of Political Science at Duke University, appears regularly as a guest on EconTalk, the award-winning economics podcast hosted by Russ Roberts of George Mason University. Podcasts featuring Mike Munger are listed here. Additional readings, links, and podcasts can be found at econtalk.org. EconTalk is made available through the Library of Economics and Liberty, econlib.org, and is provided by Liberty Fund, Inc.
 
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This Sunday I’m going to follow-up on last week’s Advice to my Daughter by doing the same thing for my son. What is a man? What does godly masculinity look like? What should he strive for? How will he know when he has arrived? It’s hard to define masculinity and not resort to cultural stereotypes (all men like working on engines) or to qualitie ...…
 
In this episode, Preston and Stig talk about their experience of attending the 2018 Berkshire Hathaway Shareholder's meeting. The Investors play five of the best Q&A that occurred during the meeting. After each question, Preston and Stig provide their feedback and analysis on Buffett and Munger's responses. Here are the links for discounts from ...…
 
The wisdom literature in the Bible is about knowing the world as it is and living accordingly. We don’t conform reality to fit us—that’s impossible—but we conform ourselves to fit reality. So, we’ve been reading through Proverbs and are about to read through the Song of Solomon, and as a father of a daughter, it’s got me thinking: what does she ...…
 
One of the most lucrative and highest yielding areas of investing is finding quality companies in the small-cap market. The difficulty with investing in this space is the companies often lack stability and market dominance to make some investors comfortable. On this episode, we talk to a leading expert and former hedge fund manager that has inv ...…
 
There is a seat at the dinner table next to Jesus, and he’s waving you over. And then you see the other people at the table with him, and you’re not so sure…. Preacher: Andrew Forrest Scripture: Jonah 4
 
The process of detaching Latin America from three centuries of colonial Spanish rule was hardly a linear one. Simón Bolívar, the most important but hardly the only revolutionary in Venezuela and New Granada (Colombia), came in and out of exile several times, was often defeated (sometimes by his own mistakes), and continually forced to try to “r ...…
 
On today’s show, we interview the NY Times bestselling author Jonathan Tepper. Jonathan is the owner of the macroeconomic research group that provides leading indicators to various asset managers. He is a Rhodes Scholar and a graduate of Oxford University. We talk to Jonathan about Buffett’s approach to investing in concentrated industries alon ...…
 
What if the judgment of God is actually a good thing? (Spoiler alert: it is. Here's why....) Scripture: Jonah 3 Preacher: Andrew Forrest
 
In this episode, Preston and Stig talk to one of the owners of the Atlanta Hawks Basketball team, Jesse Itzler. Jesse is a serial entrepreneur and the founder of numerous start-up companies. In particular, Jesse was the founder of Marquis Jet, which was sold to Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway. During our discussion, Jesse talks to us about ...…
 
Everything is going to be alright. That’s what the famous episode of Jonah and the fish actually means. Not in a simplistic sense (after all, Jonah still gets thrown overboard and Jesus promised that we’d face difficulty and challenge), but in the deeper true sense: in the end, everything is going to be alright. Preacher: Andrew Forrest Scriptu ...…
 
“I think anyone can be a great, great superconnector whether you’re an introvert or an extrovert.” - Ryan Paugh Click to Tweet In today’s episode I sit down with the Superconnectors themselves, Scott Gerber and Ryan Paugh. Scott and Ryan founded the YEC, an invite-only organization for entrepreneurs under 40 back in 2010, which quickly became o ...…
 
Jim Rickards is a New York Times Best Selling Author and major authority in central banking policy. Jim has worked on Wall Street for more than 35 years and his comments and commentary are frequently aired on CNBC, Bloomberg, and countless other national level news organizations. His books are on the recommended reading lists at businesses like ...…
 
“If I could buy people at what they think they're worth, and sell them at their true value, I’d be filthy rich.“ Jayson Gaignard Click to Tweet Amazing people become more amazing over time and you just can’t predict who someone will become or what they will go on to accomplish in their life. So if you’re looking to build a world class network, ...…
 
What if the place you least want to go is the place you most need to be? Preacher: Andrew Forrest Scripture: Jonah 1
 
“If you want a world class network, you need to invest in world class people.” Jayson Gaignard Click to Tweet I’m a firm believer that all problems can be solved with the right peer group. That being said, if you’re looking to build a world class network then you got to go wide in your networking and narrow in your nurturing. In this episode I ...…
 
Jim Rickards is a New York Times Best Selling Author and major authority in central banking policy. Jim has worked on Wall Street for more than 35 years and his comments and commentary are frequently aired on CNBC, Bloomberg, and countless other national level news organizations. His books are on the recommended reading lists at businesses like ...…
 
If you want to be great at something, find someone who’s the best at it and learn from them.” -Todd Herman Full disclosure: I am a huge Todd Herman fan. I met Todd during one of the darkest times of my life, and my connection to him has had a substantial positive impact. This man owns real estate in my mind when it comes to mentorship, and for ...…
 
Yahoo Finance's Andy Serwer, Jen Rogers, Myles Udland and Julia La Roche identify highlighs from the Q&A. Ariel Capital CEO John Rogers and Nebraska Governor Pete Ricketts stop by.
 
Buffett and Munger argue for advancing gender equality in corporate C-suites. They also discuss the nuances of capital allocation and the decision to buy back stock. The two explain why they don't invest in big tech companies, noting that they don't consider Apple a tech company. And they also talk about the challenges of determining employee pay.…
 
Buffett discusses Berkshire's association with AIG. He also explains the intangible value offered by brands like American Express, Coca-Cola and See's Candies. He also talks about the work that comes with hostile bids and activist investing. The two explain why you don't need an expensive education to be a good investor.…
 
Buffett discusses where the benefits of corporate tax cuts go. He explains the value of knowing multiple languages in the globalized world. In response to a Berkshire employees question, the two explain why some Berkshire companies have high-fee funds in their 401k plans.
 
Buffett explains why Berkshire has become more open to investing in capital-intensive businesses. He discusses the challenges faced by the newspaper business and how the New York Times, Wall Street Journal and Washington Post are among the few with working business models. The two slam the mania in bitcoin and cryptocurrencies, and explain why ...…
 
Buffett discusses his relationship with Bill Gates and explains why he never invested in Microsoft. He reiterates why the U.S. economy is great, despite recent political turmoil. Munger talks about the problems with having a rigid formula in valuing companies. Buffett explains why he's okay with Apple buying back shares instead of deploying cap ...…
 
Yahoo Finance's Andy Serwer, Jen Rogers, Myles Udland and Julia La Roche speak with Peking University's Jeffrey Towson, Berkshire director Ron Olson, veteran Wall Streeter Whitney Tilson, model Kathy Ireland, author Robert Miles, Brooks Running CEO Jim Weber, Nebraska Furniture Mart chairman Ron Blumkin, actress Glenn Close, and Aquamarine Fund ...…
 
Buffett discusses Geico-izing small commercial insurance businesses. Munger predicts the U.S. will get single-payer health care if the Democrats take control of both houses and the White House. Buffett discusses the importance of "moats" in business. He also says Elon Musk shouldn't challenge Buffett in the candy business.…
 
Buffett and Munger explain why they separate their politics from business and the challenges that come with trying to enforce such policies in business. Buffett explains why Berkshire prefers to return capital to investors in the form of buybacks instead of dividends. He explains how he would invest a billion dollars in the U.S., and why he'd b ...…
 
Buffett expresses his hope to improve the U.S. health care system through Berkshire Hathaway's new partnership with Amazon and JPMorgan. He also discussed Ted Weschler and Todd Combs' investment performance. The two also discuss the consequences of tariffs and the challenges of free trade.
 
Buffett makes the case for keeping his investment in Wells Fargo in the wake of their fraudulent accounts scandal. He also spends time discussing future deals. On business, the two discuss prices at See's Candies, the cost of ads at Buffalo News, and shrinking profit margins in the grocery business.
 
Buffett discusses how he now shares responsibilities with Ajit Jain, Greg Abel, Ted Weschler, and Todd Combs. The two also discuss the recent acquisition of Precision Castparts and other deals they're looking to do. Buffett also explains the importance of the US-China trade relationship. And he warns that cyber threats will get worse.…
 
Warren Buffett offers opening remarks, introduces the board, and discusses first quarter earnings. He explains how a change in accounting rules requires Berkshire Hathaway to report unrealized gains and losses in marketable securities. Buffett emphasizes focusing on the long run when investing in stocks. He uses the historical example of how st ...…
 
Yahoo Finance's Andy Serwer and Jen Rogers preview what Berkshire's Warren Buffett and Charlie Munger may say and describe what it's like to be at the meeting in person. The preshow includes a pre-taped conversation with Buffett.
 
“The best mentors know this: Instead of giving answers, they ask better questions. Instead of speaking in absolutes, they offer points of view. Instead of giving direct advice, they share their first hand experience.” Jayson Gaignard Click to Tweet Looking backwards on my career, I can honestly say that I wouldn’t be where I am without the guid ...…
 
Simón Bolívar is one of the giants of Latin American history, with statutes, portraits and monuments to him everywhere from Panama to Tierra del Fuego, and even an entire country—Bolivia—bears his name. But how much do you really know about him? Where did he come from, what was Spanish America like at the time he arose, and how did he begin his ...…
 
On today's show, we talk to Ian Siegel. Ian is the founder and current CEO of the billion-dollar tech company, Zip Recruiter. Ian built the company from nothing in 2010 and has now served over 120 million customers. On today’s interview, we talk to Ian how he did this. We ask him what advice he can give to other people that are also trying to g ...…
 
”I was feeling a little bit isolated in my entrepreneurial journey and I just wanted to build a circle of people.” Alexis Dean Click to Tweet In this episode of Community Made I sit down with two uber-catalysts, Giovanni Marsico and Alexis Dean. Giovanni is the founder of Archangel Summit, Archangel Academy and Archangel Masters, a trifecta des ...…
 
Today I sit down with publicity powerhouses Selena Soo and Chris Winfield to discuss how their “divide and conquer” mentality has enabled them to host dinners for some of NYC’s top media influencers. Reviewer of the week: Mary Dooley Select Links and References Elite Retreat Impacting Millions Unfair Advantage People mentioned in this episode: ...…
 
On today’s show, we have assembled our mastermind group for the 2nd quarter of 2018. Some of the major market themes we have seen since the start of the year is a substantial sell off in short and mid-term duration government bonds, with the 10 year treasury briefly hitting over 3%. Since global equity markets hit a high on 25 January 2018, the ...…
 
“If you’re not acting consistently, then any strategy you try to implement will be useless” - Zvi Band Click to Tweet How do you successfully implement a relationship strategy that nurtures key connections and takes them to the next level? In this episode of the Community Made Podcast, Derek Coburn and Zvi Band about best practices for building ...…
 
Like everyone else, there are times when I get really discouraged, frustrated, and worried. When I get this way, I often think about this story, one of the most psychologically astute and revealing stories in the Bible: Elijah and the sound of sheer silence, and the 7,000 Israelites the LORD still has up his sleeve. Scripture: 1 Kings 19 Preach ...…
 
“I do dinners selfishly because I’m fascinated… I just have an addiction to being around people who are passionate about what they’re creating in the world. Period.” - Dan Martell In this episode of Community Made I sit down with my dear friends Sol Orwell and Dan Martell to talk about their signature styles of hosting catalyst dinners in their ...…
 
On Today's show we talk to the New York Times Best Selling author, Daniel Coyle. Daniel is a leading expert in the development of peak performing cultures. In his new book, The Culture Code, Daniel interviews people like billionaire Tony Hsieh, Pixar's Ed Catmull, and many more. If you ever wanted to know what it takes to build a top performing ...…
 
I’m a firm believer that all problems can be solved with the right peer group. Hosting dinners and unique live experiences is my favourite way to seed new relationships and re-invest in existing ones. To date I’ve done hundreds of dinners in cities all over North America but in full transparency, I was a complete wreck while planning my first d ...…
 
We need to learn how to talk to people who don’t share our beliefs. Elijah’s 2800-year-old example is one from which we can learn. Preacher: Andrew Forrest Scripture: 1 Kings 18
 
“It wasn’t about being a great musician. It was about irritating the parents as much as we could” Shep Gordon Click to Tweet This is a very special conversation for me. Leveraging many of the principles shared in the previous "reaching the unreachable" episode, I connected (and ultimately fostered a great relationship) with the legendary Shep G ...…
 
Pressured by environmental change and the coming of European colonizers along the coasts, southern Africa in the 1810s was a complicated and dangerous place. Numerous small interrelated clans were competing for dwindling resources in increasingly marginal lands. Out of this turmoil rose the almost incredible personality of Shaka, an illegitimat ...…
 
In 2017, we saw Bitcoin grow by over 1300%. Ever since the start of the new year, however, things have been pretty ugly, with a year to date performance of -50%. So what in the world is happening? Is bitcoin still the darling new asset class that so many people believe in, or is something more frightening on the horizon? Well, on today's show, ...…
 
“One thing I’ve learned over the years is that people will reward effort. The success of your outreach is often in direct proportion to the amount of effort you put into it.” Click to Tweet Connecting with big names is more of an art than a science and in today’s episode I’m going to talk you through 3 real life examples of reaching the unreach ...…
 
Come listen to Berkshire Hathaway Chairman & CEO Warren Buffett and his right-hand man Charlie Munger as they share their unscripted views on the company, the markets, the economy and a whole lot more.
 
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