Catalyze Episode 6: David Gardner ’88 on making finance fun
This is the last episode of our first season, and we are sad to have it end. But don’t despair, we’ll be back soon enough. And this week we’ve got a very special guest for you to close out the season: David Gardner, Morehead-Cain Class of 1988.
David is cofounder of a whimsical financial services company called The Motley Fool, which he established in 1993 along with his brother and a friend. David is incredibly successful at picking stocks, and he’s known among the Morehead-Cain community for a legendary SEVEN talk at the 2009 Alumni Forum where he picked seven stocks alumni should’ve invested in right then. If someone in the audience had invested $1,000 across those seven stocks that day, they’d have more than $13,000 today. And that is not a fluke or a lucky break. David picks successful stocks like these literally every day.
In our conversation, we talked about the story of The Motley Fool, how David learned about stocks, and what he wishes everyone knew about financial investing. David’s energy is palpable, and his optimism irresistible. This was a fun conversation by any standards—and way more fun than you’d expect a conversation about stocks to be!