Episode 61

Tom Gardner on Making Finance Fun and Creating a Famous Company Culture


Tom Gardner doesn’t think finance has to be boring.  He has built a company around making investing accessible, even fun, while creating a company culture that is famous in all industries.

Tom is the co-founder and CEO of the Motley Fool, which started as a simple online investing guide he started with his brother David in 1993, and has grown into a business that reaches 30 million viewers each month and has hundreds of employees.  While they have a strong track record for their financial advice, Tom and David have become even better known for Motley Fool’s flexible, innovative, fun company culture.

Tom joined host Robert Glazer on the Elevate Podcast to talk about running a business with his brother, making finance and investing accessible to all, and creating a renowned company culture.

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Show Notes

On this episode, you’ll learn about:

  • How Tom grew up learning about investing from a young age from his father.
  • How Tom partnered with his brother to start the Motley Fool in 1993.
  • Lessons Tom has learned to become a national authority on finance.
  • How the Motley Fool grew into a business with hundreds of employees
  • How Tom created a famous company culture with initiatives like “Ask For a Raise Day”
  • A mistake Tom has made, and what he learned from it.

Links from the Episode

Episode Transcription
Tom’s Blog Archive

Guest: Tom Gardner
Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/tomgardnerfool/
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/tom-gardner-19715812
Host: Robert Glazer
Twitter: https://twitter.com/robert_glazer
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/glazer
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/RobertSGlazer/
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/robertglazer_/


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