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The Long Road to Success in Comedy

Back in the day a great stand-up comedy set on “The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson” meant instant success, but so much has changed since then. Greg Fitzsimmons, stand-up comedian and host of the long-running comedy podcast “Fitzdog Radio”, explains that despite the increased competition comedy is still a meritocracy for those willing to work for it.

Tesla, Musk, and the Future of Movies

It’s our Independence Day Weekend Special! Corporate governance expert and film critic Nell Minow analyzes the latest corporate scandals and the future of the movie industry. Award-winning writer Morgan Housel talks with journalist and best-selling author Bethany McLean about Tesla, Elon Musk, and the business of fracking. To check out The Motley Fool’s...

The Summer of Beer and Whiskey

Professional baseball almost didn’t make it out of the 1880s. In his book The Summer of Beer and Whiskey, writer Ed Achorn explains how a new owner of the team in St. Louis helped saved the business of baseball with creative ideas like selling beer at the games.

Digital Ad Spending and the Power of Weird

Google deals with slipping ad sales while Facebook and Amazon gain market share. Amazon buys a new car. McCormick hits a new high. Nike stumbles. And Microsoft pulls the plug on its stores. Motley Fool analysts Andy Cross and Jason Moser discuss those stories and weigh in on the latest from Albertson’s, Chuck E. Cheese, and Darden Restaurants. The guys...

Is Grit Overrated?

In general, perseverance is a good thing. But David Epstein, author of the best-selling book Range: Why Generalists Triumph in a Specialized World, points out that demonstrating grit is not always the best course of action.  

Retail Rebounds, Dynamic Duos, and the CEO of DocuSign

Retail sales rebound in May. Walmart teams up with Shopify. Spotify teams up with DC Comics. Wirecard plummets on accounting concerns at the German payment firm. And Groupon investors react to quarterly results and a 1-for-20 reverse stock split. Motley Fool analysts Andy Cross and Jason Moser discuss those stories, debate the finer points of Disney...

Diversity Is The First Step

What’s the key to unlocking your team’s potential? Jeff Weiner, longtime CEO of LinkedIn, shares key steps leaders can take to get the most out of a diverse team.

Fed Warnings, Stock Worries, and Mark Cuban

The market tumbles as the Fed Chairman warns the recovery might take a couple of years. Adobe hits an all-time high on record revenue. Lululemon slips on earnings. Starbucks closes some locations in the U.S. and Canada. Five Below hangs in. Chewy delivers. Grubhub snubs Uber. And Hertz revs up on news that the bankrupt rental car company is attempting...

Get Rid of the Jerks

When a business is looking to grow, it needs to figure out how to effectively spread excellence throughout its organization. Bob Sutton, Stanford professor and author of the book Scaling Up Excellence: Getting to More, Without Settling for Less, shares that one way to do that is to get rid of the jerks.

Surprising Jobs Numbers and Shopify CEO Tobi Lutke

Investors react to surprising employment numbers. Zoom Video connects with its latest earnings and doubles revenue guidance. Slack sells off. And DocuSign delivers. Motley Fool analysts Ron Gross and Jason Moser discuss those stories and weigh in on the latest from Dick’s Sporting Goods, eBay, and Levi Strauss. And Ron and Jason share two stocks on...

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