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Ben Gilbert and David Rosenthal
Every company has a story. Learn the playbooks that built the world’s greatest companies — and how you can apply them as a founder, operator, or investor.
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Ratings & Reviews
4.9 stars from 1,540 ratings
Goat of podcasts
I never do reviews but this is my favourite podcast, valuable knowledge of how big things started rolling plus you get to laugh with these guys.
Don Andres Iniesta via Apple Podcasts · Spain · 08/03/22
If you’re looking for compelling storytelling at its finest, Acquired is the perfect podcast for you. Ben and David guide you through company histories as if the founders are protagonists in a world where odds are perpetually stacked against them. Just when you though there’s no escaping the new...Read full review »
Jakobihaskell via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 07/21/22
Best podcast of all time hands down
4566hali via Apple Podcasts · Saudi Arabia · 05/15/22
Recent Episodes
This episode is a first for Acquired: we’re joined by a sitting US Congressman (from Ben’s home state of Ohio!), Republican House Representative Anthony Gonzalez. Anthony serves on the House Financial Services Committee and is deeply involved in crypto and Web3 regulation, as well as on the...
Published 08/02/22
Published 08/02/22
We kick off Season 11 with the incredible story of the retail “granddaddy of them all” Walmart, and its founder Sam Walton. Once you study Walmart, you realize just how deep its heritage runs through Amazon and so many iconic modern companies we cover on Acquired. This episode was an absolute...
Published 07/19/22
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