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David Gardner

One Half of The Motley Fool

Co-founder of The Motley Fool, the world's premier online financial information exchange, David Gardner provides expert investment and financial services advice in a highly entertaining and engaging presentation.

   
The 10 Things We Should've Learned in School About Money

Think about what you learned in school: The Pythagorean theorem. The Gettysburg Address. Music. Art. These are important things to learn about; however, sometimes we’re taught them in lieu of a subject central to everything we do – money. In their most frequently requested speech, David and Tom Gardner take the audience through a list of simple financial lessons to fix the bad habits (credit-card debt; managed mutual funds) and begin the good (investing for our future). Along the way, they put the financial world in its proper context, explain the at times confusing terminology of the financial world and give audiences the confidence and clarity to make good, sound investment choices.

From the Front Lines: Today's Top Workplace and Business Trends

Not only are David and Tom Gardner media entrepreneurs who created an extraordinary service and a formidable business with The Motley Fool, but they’ve also been students of the game of business, following the corporate world like sports fanatics. In building the Motley Fool, they have created a business and a workplace that are the envy of employers everywhere—including recognition such as being named one of the “Top 10 Best Places to Work” by Washington Business Journal and the #1 “Media Business to Work For” by Business Insider beating out ESPN, Disney and Turner Broadcasting. Their passion for business trends and for being creating a workplace that people are proud of combined with the brothers' distinct ability to deliver the obscure and esoteric in a friendly, easy-to understand manner makes for an informative and entertaining presentation on almost any business topic specifically suited to your organization.

Meet David Gardner

Co-founder of The Motley Fool, the world's premier online financial information exchange, David Gardner provides expert investment and financial services advice in a highly entertaining and engaging presentation.

Along with his brother Tom, David Gardner named his company, The Motley Fool, for medieval jesters who spoke the truth without getting their heads lopped off. In one of his most popular presentations, David gives audiences the truth about financial bad habits—bad credit, managed mutual funds—and provides audiences with financial strategies for financial independence and success—including savings and investment strategies. Besides being a media entrepreneur who's created an extraordinary business named one of the “Top 10 Best Places to Work” by Washington Business Journal and the #1 “Media Business to Work For” by Business Insider—beating out ESPN, Disney and Turner Broadcasting, Gardner is both a student of and practitioner in the game of good business, following corporate trends like a sports fanatic. This passion, combined with his ability to deliver the obscure and esoteric in a friendly, easy-to-understand manner makes for an informative and entertaining presentation on almost any business and financial topic you can name, from marketing to management styles and from advertising to zero-coupon bonds.

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