April 6, 2023

The Acquired Podcast Hosts: The Company They Would Like To Own & The CEO Not To Compete Against

The Acquired Podcast Hosts: The Company They Would Like To Own & The CEO Not To Compete Against
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Episode 440: Shaan Puri (@ShaanVP) and Sam Parr (@TheSamParr) are joined by the Acquired podcast (@AcquiredFM) hosts, Ben Gilbert (@gilbert) and David Rosenthal (@djrosent) to talk about scaling to a large podcast, the company they would like to own, the CEO's you don't want to compete against, and the 100+ year history of Nintendo. Plus, a YouTube Premium subscription giveaway!

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Show Notes:

(01:45) - Intro to Acquired

(10:00) - How to scale to a big podcast

(14:05) - How big do you have to be to be at the top of the business category?

(23:55) - What commonalities are there between weird companies?

(27:40) - How to tell a real from a fake contrarian

(34:45) - Nintendo

(37:45) - Which company would you most want to own?

(40:45) - Who would you least want to compete against?

(52:30) - Business ideas

(56:40) - Will you ever sell Acquired?

(58:20) - Best ways to make money as a podcast


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