A Book With Legs

We are excited to announce our podcast, A Book With Legs. In each episode, we explore investing through an entirely unique lens, bringing in authors to discuss books that have directly or indirectly influenced our investment decisions. The podcast is for the curious-minded looking for worldly wisdom. We invite you to listen in on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Audible, our RSS Feed, or subscribe to our YouTube channel.


Our Latest Episodes

Former journalist Henry Sanderson joins Cole to discuss his book, Volt Rush: The Winners and Losers in the Race to Go Green. Henry’s work examines the realities of building a green energy economy, the … Henry Sanderson – Volt Rush Read More »
Former Cazenove Chief Executive Robert Pickering joins Cole and Bill to discuss his book, Blue Blood: Cazenove in the Age of Global Banking. Pickering’s book dives into the distinctive history of the former prestigious … Robert Pickering – Blue Bood Read More »
Mark Mills makes his second appearance on the podcast, this time to discuss his book, The Cloud Revolution: How the Convergence of New Technologies Will Unleash the Next Economic Boom and A … Mark Mills – The Cloud Revolution Read More »
Part 2 The second part of Cole and Bill’s conversation with Author Margaret O’Mara on her book, The Code: Silicon Valley and the Remaking of America, covers early software, manufacturers of … Margaret O’Mara – The Code – Part 2 Read More »
Part 1 “Gilded age money is actually the money that fuels the growth of Silicon Valley.” Author Margaret O’Mara joins Cole and Bill to discuss her book, The Code: Silicon Valley … Margaret O’Mara – The Code – Part 1 Read More »
Interested in what is on the Smead Capital Management book list? Listen in to hear Cole and Bill list the books they have recently read, what they’re currently reading, and … The Smead Book List – Spring 2023 Read More »
“The globalization of the last forty years is changing. Overall, these changes will lead toward more regionalization.” Author Shannon K. O’Neil joins Cole to discuss her book, The Globalization Myth: Why Regions Matter. Shannon’s work … Shannon K. O’Neil – The Globalization Myth: Why Regions Matter Read More »
In this episode, Cole and Bill are joined by Perry Mehrling, author of the book, Money and Empire. Mehrling’s work tracks the life of Charles P. Kindleberger, an international economist … Perry Mehrling – Money and Empire Read More »
CNBC Senior Markets Correspondent Bob Pisani joins Cole and Bill to discuss his book, Shut Up and Keep Talking. Bob’s book is a collection of real-life stories and firsthand encounters … Bob Pisani – Shut Up and Keep Talking Read More »
Author Amity Shlaes joined Bill and Cole for a live podcast recording at the 2023 Smead Investor Oasis to discuss her new book, Great Society. During their conversation, they discuss comparisons between … Amity Shlaes – Great Society – Live from Smead Investor Oasis Read More »

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