episode 226

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

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.Read More