Episode 226: Sea-Monkeys or: How Hard It Is to Run a Company Like Microsoft

by robbooker on February 5, 2014

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Hi, and welcome to Episode 226 of The Traders Podcast, where your host Rob Booker teaches by using unusual topics like “Sea-Monkeys.” Actually, Rob’s discussion today is about Sea-Monkeys and how hard it is to run a company like Microsoft. The connection is clear… So, after entertaining us with his thoughts about the mysterious novelty pets, Rob discusses how Microsoft went on a gigantic search for a new CEO and recently appointed Satya Nadella.

Rob talks about how this kind of high-profile CEO search often results in disappointment, and he explains how this occurs (using Sea-Monkeys). And of course, Rob does one of the things he does best — he makes this conversation applicable to your own trading. Be sure to listen!

Rob’s book recommendation: Good to Great by Jim Collins

Post-episode Sea-Monkey addenda from Jason the producer: According to Wikipedia, Sea-Monkeys are in fact brine shrimp. Here is a very interesting excerpt from the Wiki article: “The astronaut John Glenn took Sea-Monkeys into space on October 29, 1998 aboard Space Shuttle Discovery during mission STS-95. After nine days in space, they were returned to Earth, and hatched eight weeks later apparently unaffected by their travels.

Links for this episode:

Twitter: @RobBooker

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E-mail us! Producer@TradersPodcast.com

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Doc February 5, 2014 at 1:53 pm

Management by walking around must be the idea for the Undercover Boss tv show.

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RichardHK August 11, 2014 at 3:00 am

Hi Rob and Jason,

Got to this Sea Monkey episode as I am trawling through back issues and felt I had better let you two know what Sea Monkeys really are. Jason was very close describing his brine shrimp experience as that is exactly what these little critters are: brine shrimp!

There you go. Hope it helps. Like Rob I was always intrigued by those Superman comic adverts and bought some Sea Monkeys in an LA Hollywood mall novelty shop one day. Wow, was I pupmped to have the real things! later found they were brine shrimp when doing follow up research on the critters.

Ok, back to the old episodes. Nearly up to date. Not sure if you will read this old thread or not.

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