TFB#16: Morgan Housel on the psychology of money, the power of writing, and the changing nature of media

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Morgan Housel is a partner at Collaborative Fund and a former columnist at The Motley Fool and The Wall Street Journal. He’s also the author of a blog on where he regularly shares his thoughts on finance, money, markets, investing and everything in between. The Fund itself aims to be the first phone call among mission-oriented founders – in five areas including Cities, Money, Consumer, Kids, Health.


01:04 Content and blogging in 2019  

03:23 Morgan’s journey to being a writer and a partner at Collaborative Fund

09:02 The power of writing

10:48 Using content to build brand equity

12:40 How Morgan’s thoughts on writing have changed

16:30 Being authentic and telling a good story

18:20 How media is changing

25:11 Going down the crypto rabbit hole

29:12 Crypto through the lens of history and investment psychology

36:54 Crypto as a social experiment

42:20 “The Psychology of Money”

45:46 Applying the “Psychology of Money” to investing

48:38 The influence of Skill and luck in performance and investing

52:43 Where crypto is headed

55:51 Takeaways for a young audience

Mentioned in the episode

The Psychology of Money

Origins of Greed and Fear

The Greatest Story ever told

Skills VS Behaviour

What we said when the World changed


Rahul Sanghi


Morgan Housel