A Book With Legs

In each episode of our podcast, A Book With Legs, 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 watch on our YouTube channel, or listen in on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Audible, and our RSS Feed.

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“There was an overwhelming feeling of melancholy, of loss, that they could never adjust to.” Sunday Times and New York Times bestselling author Helen Rappaport joins Cole to discuss her book, After […]
“At the end of the day, money is what was most important to John D. Rockefeller.” Peter Doran joins the podcast to discuss his book, Breaking Rockefeller: The Incredible Story […]
Interested in what’s on the Smead Capital Management book list? In this episode, Cole, Bill, and Senior Analyst Seamus Sullivan list the books they have recently read, what they’re currently […]
Matthew Bernstein joins Cole to discuss his book, George Hearst: Silver King of the Gilded Age. Matthew’s book examines Hearst’s unique path to building a mining empire, his career in […]
Through the lens of Karen Southwick’s book, High Noon, Cole is joined by former Sun Microsystems CEO Scott McNealy to explore the author’s work and the company’s history. Scott was […]
To understand the bond market, you have to understand the Bond King. In this episode, Mary Childs joins Cole and Bill to discuss her book, The Bond King: How One […]
In this episode, Cole is joined by Ed Larson author of the book, To the Edges of the Earth: 1909, the Race for the Three Poles, and the Climax of the Age of […]
“Fire can be destructive. It can also be useful. The same, we think, is true with bubbles.” In this episode, Cole is joined by William Quinn and John D. Turner, […]
Will Google and its technologies always have the importance they do in our lives? In this episode, Cole Smead tries to answer that question with George Gilder, author of Life After […]
Interested in what is on the Smead Capital Management book list? In this episode, Cole and Bill list the books they have recently read, what they’re currently reading, and the […]

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