245 | Morgan Housel | Same as Ever: A Guide to What Never Changes

In this episode of The Greatness Machine, Morgan engages in a thought-provoking conversation with Darius about the timeless insights explored in his latest book, Same as Ever. The discussion delves into historical examples, drawing parallels between economic collapse and social upheaval. Morgan also reflects on the concept of “calm plants the seed for crazy” and shares wisdom on navigating uncertainties.

In this episode, Morgan and I talked about:

  • Morgan shares how he got into writing during the 2008 economic downturn
  • The importance of understanding and focusing on things that remain constant over time
  • Morgan discusses the value of studying historical behaviors
  • Why it matters to invest in preparedness rather than attempting to predict specific events
  • Human nature and its struggle with understanding and accepting probabilities
  • The importance of marketing, emotional appeal, and narrative in business success
  • And other topics…

Meet Morgan:

Morgan Housel is a financial writer, author, and speaker known for his insightful perspectives on investing and personal finance. Born in 1986, Housel has gained prominence for his ability to communicate complex financial concepts in a clear and relatable manner.

He has contributed to various publications, including The Wall Street Journal and The Motley Fool. He has also been a columnist for The Collaborative Fund, a venture capital firm focused on long-term investing.

Meet Darius: 

Darius is your host of The Greatness Machine. Darius is a mad scientist, high-growth CEO, serial entrepreneur, author, conscious capitalist, speaker, and entertainer. Darius is on a quest to create 1,000,000 Core Value Driven Organization by 2030. He is calling this “The Core Value Revolution.” Darius is an alumni of the Birthing of Giants Entrepreneurial Program at MIT and Stagen Integral Leadership Program. Darius’s accolades include being ranked #9 Top Rated CEO in America on Glassdoor, has won numerous Stevie Awards, and has founded and grown organizations that have been ranked #40 in the Inc. 500 and were ranked #3 Best Places to Work By the San Francisco Business Time. He is all about the P’s: Passion, Pizza, Puzzles, and, especially, Pink Unicorns. His book, The Core Value Equation, is an Amazon #1 Best Seller and is available at www.thecorevalueequation.com.

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