Portfolios and Podcasts: The Knot

Portfolios and Podcasts: The Knot

August 24, 2018
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Many investors—especially long-term investors—have an “equity” component in their portfolios. So, what is an equity really? It’s simply your proportional share of ownership in a company and, managed and diversified properly, hopefully your share of ownership in great companies!

When you look at the companies you own in these portfolios—whether you recognize their names or not—have you ever wondered about the people that make these companies great? What did they do to make it great? How did they persist? How did they deal with failure, competition, growth and survival? What is family life like for these peak performers? And how do they integrate their community, social and networking lives?

We believe the more you know about the people behind great companies, the more the business owner’s commitment and integrity is conveyed to the other owners of their businesses (the investors, just like you).

What has this to do with podcasting?

We would like to share with you podcasts featuring the interesting people behind great companies. Here is our first offering, How I Built This with Guy Raz.

“How I Built This with Guy Raz dives into the stories behind some of the world's best-known companies. How I Built This weaves a narrative journey about innovators, entrepreneurs and idealists—and the movements they’ve built.”

In this episode, Guy interviews the couple who started The Knot. If you’re not familiar with The Knot, just ask a young couple who recently planned a wedding and learned firsthand about the task. As you’ll hear in the episode, “The Knot is a website with an irreverent attitude about the big day.”

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We hope you enjoy and find this podcast interesting and we welcome your questions and input. We’d love to hear about your favorite podcasts!

New to podcasting? What is podcasting?

Podcasting is just like listening to your favorite radio show…except…you listen when you’re ready to listen, and you can listen on your computer, smartphone or tablet. Podcasts are great companions whether you’re on a short ride to the office, the supermarket, a long-distance road trip or just winding down at the end of the day. And the best part of podcasting is you get the ability to choose your favorite topics. You can find a podcast on virtually any topic, no matter how mainstream or esoteric.

Of course, if you’re already podcasting, this is old hat. But if you’re not and would like to give it a try and explore, first, you’ll need a “podcaster.” The podcaster is simply the “player” (like your radio) that lets you choose, queue, create playlists and play your podcast topics, series, episodes and hosts. If you’re not familiar with the podcasters, here are a few popular ones. Try downloading one:

  • iTunes
  • Stitcher
  • iHeartRadio
  • TuneIn Radio
  • Downcast

Note: Each of these podcasters have their own personality, but the learning curves are generally intuitive.

Send me a note with your questions or feedback: [email protected]



The opinions voiced in the podcasts are for general information only and are not intended to provide specific advice or recommendations for any individual. Investing involves risk including loss of principal. This information is not intended as a solicitation or an offer to buy or sell any security referred to herein. Guy Raz is not affiliated with LPL Financial or Legacy Wealth Management.

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