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Feb. 1, 2024

E13: Corporate Mortality, Momentum Investing, and Learning From Extreme Events

E13: Corporate Mortality, Momentum Investing, and Learning From Extreme Events

On this week's episode of The Riff, Erik and Byrne discuss the mortality of corporations, why momentum investing works, and when to learn from extreme events.

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On this week's episode of The Riff, Erik and Byrne discuss the mortality of corporations, why momentum investing works, and when to learn from extreme events.

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We're hiring across the board at Turpentine and for Erik's personal team on other projects he's incubating. He's hiring a Chief of Staff, EA, Head of Special Projects, Investment Associate, and more. For a list of JDs, check out: eriktorenberg.com.

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TIMESTAMPS

(00:00) Intro

(00:24) Corporate mortality

(09:56) The persistence of social class

(16:22) Sponsor | Shopify

(17:57) Learning from Extreme Events

(25:23) Understanding momentum investing

(35:46) What to learn from the economics of trade magazines

(43:05) Brainstorming Turpentine & how to build a media business

(51:55) Wrap

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The Riff is a production from Turpentine

Producer: Sam Kaufman

Editor: Seven Morris

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