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Fat Tailed Thoughts

Fat Tailed Thoughts

By Jared Klee & Steven Dickens

The mechanics and workings of finance, money, and cryptocurrencies
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#8 - WTF is CPI: inflation calculations & alternative measures

Fat Tailed ThoughtsDec 21, 2021

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#31 - Payment for Order Flow
Jun 15, 202233:29
#30 - Baby Formula Shortage
Jun 11, 202234:26
#29 - Algorithmic Stablecoins, A Terrable Idea
Jun 08, 202235:17
#29, The After Show - Algorithmic Stablecoins, A Terrable Idea

#29, The After Show - Algorithmic Stablecoins, A Terrable Idea

Jared rants about fraud in crypto. Steven tries to reign him in. It mostly goes off the rails.

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Check out this week's letter for the full story. Join the Fat Tailed Thoughts discussion on LinkedIn and the @FatTailThoughts discussion on Twitter with your co-hosts @KleeBeard and @StevenDickens3.

For more episodes of Fat Tailed Thoughts, visit fattailedthoughts.com. Past topics include WTF is CPI, Debt Collectors Who Help Rather Than Abuse, Slow Revolutions in Financial Services, and more.

Stay up to date on all of our content by joining the Fat Tail Thoughts letter at fattailedthoughts.substack.com.

Jun 08, 202226:29
#28, The After Show - Buy Now, Pay Later

#28, The After Show - Buy Now, Pay Later

Welcome to the Fat Tailed Thoughts After Show! This is a more free flowing, less serious discussion of the episode. We discuss Buy Now, Pay Later... mostly.

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Check out this week's letter for the full story. Join the Fat Tailed Thoughts discussion on LinkedIn and the @FatTailThoughts discussion on Twitter with your co-hosts @KleeBeard and @StevenDickens3.

For more episodes of Fat Tailed Thoughts, visit fattailedthoughts.com. Past topics include WTF is CPI, Debt Collectors Who Help Rather Than Abuse, Slow Revolutions in Financial Services, and more.

Stay up to date on all of our content by joining the Fat Tail Thoughts letter at fattailedthoughts.substack.com.

May 13, 202224:48
#28 - Buy Now, Pay Later for Everything

#28 - Buy Now, Pay Later for Everything

Today's discussion is on Buy Now, Pay Later (BNPL). BNPL is a novel alternative to credit card debt that's grown dramatically in recent years. We discuss how BNPL makes money, the impending regulatory crackdown, and why the enthusiastic reception by consumers and businesses alike begs a lot more attention. Please enjoy this breakdown of buy now, payer later.

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Check out this week's letter for the full story. Join the Fat Tailed Thoughts discussion on LinkedIn and the @FatTailThoughts discussion on Twitter with your co-hosts @KleeBeard and @StevenDickens3.

For more episodes of Fat Tailed Thoughts, visit fattailedthoughts.com. Past topics include WTF is CPI, Debt Collectors Who Help Rather Than Abuse, Slow Revolutions in Financial Services, and more.

Stay up to date on all of our content by joining the Fat Tail Thoughts letter at fattailedthoughts.substack.com.

May 13, 202232:02
#27 - The Future of Finance is Embedded
May 02, 202234:47
#26 - Netflix Ads and a Tragedy of the Commons
Apr 25, 202235:50
#25 - Challenger Approaching, A New Payment Network Has Appeared

#25 - Challenger Approaching, A New Payment Network Has Appeared

Today's discussion is on a revolution in payments. Visa has dominated card payments for 50 years, but cryptocurrency networks pose a real challenge. Services like Strike help businesses transact over the Bitcoin Lightning Network practically for free. We discuss why Visa has been so successful, how crypto can win the coming payments war, and what this means for processors and other payments companies. Please enjoy this breakdown of the payments revolution.

Shoutout to Strike for what the payments solution they've built on the Bitcoin Lightning Networks.

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Check out this week's letter for the full story. Join the Fat Tailed Thoughts discussion on LinkedIn and the @FatTailThoughts discussion on Twitter with your co-hosts @KleeBeard and @StevenDickens3.

For more episodes of Fat Tailed Thoughts, visit fattailedthoughts.com. Past topics include WTF is CPI, Debt Collectors Who Help Rather Than Abuse, Slow Revolutions in Financial Services, and more.

Stay up to date on all of our content by joining the Fat Tail Thoughts letter at fattailedthoughts.substack.com.

Apr 20, 202237:01
#24 - Bad Money Rising, The Difference Between Starbucks and a Bank
Apr 14, 202236:30
#23 - Back to the Futures: London Metal Exchange & Futures Markets
Apr 04, 202235:33
#22 - Saving the World, One Carbon Credit at a Time
Mar 30, 202234:31
#21 - Startup Equity for Employees & Founders: How to Value & Structure

#21 - Startup Equity for Employees & Founders: How to Value & Structure

Today's discussion is on startup equity. We explore how founders and employees alike should value and structure equity. We discuss the many varied structures including RSAs, ISOs, NSOs, and RSUs, how taxes work, and what happens when you leave a startup. Please enjoy this breakdown of startup equity.

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Check out the letter for the full story. Join the Fat Tailed Thoughts discussion on LinkedIn and the @FatTailThoughts discussion on Twitter with your co-hosts @KleeBeard and @StevenDickens3.

For more episodes of Fat Tailed Thoughts, visit fattailedthoughts.com. Past topics include WTF is CPI, Debt Collectors Who Help Rather Than Abuse, Slow Revolutions in Financial Services, and more.

Stay up to date on all of our content by joining the Fat Tail Thoughts letter at fattailedthoughts.substack.com.

Mar 24, 202238:55
#20 - Watches, Supreme, & Signaling
Mar 15, 202242:29
#19 - SWIFT, Sanctions, and Financial Warfare
Mar 08, 202257:35
#18 - The Future of Startup Equity Markets
Mar 01, 202237:51
#17 - Get Cash Without Selling Startup Equity
Feb 22, 202238:34
#16 - How to Sell Your Startup Equity
Feb 15, 202234:06
#15 - 100 Years of Stock Market Performance
Feb 08, 202233:33
#14 - Matchmakers vs eHarmony
Feb 01, 202237:49
#13 - What If Debt Collectors Helped Rather Than Abused?
Jan 26, 202235:42
#12 - Sex Sells But You Can't Finance It
Jan 18, 202238:15
#11 - Slow Revolutions in Financial Services
Jan 11, 202236:45
#10 - Top 10 2022 Predictions: metaverse, regulations, and more
Jan 06, 202238:37
#9 - Hyped Inflation: forecasts, expectations, and coin-flipping monkeys
Jan 01, 202235:44
#8 - WTF is CPI: inflation calculations & alternative measures
Dec 21, 202136:18
#7 - OCR Part 2: the multibillion dollar opportunity for startups digitizing data
Dec 14, 202135:56
#6 - OCR Part 1: teaching digital machines to read paper documents
Dec 08, 202133:52
#5 - Crypto Growth Benchmarked: historical comparison against oil, gold, and stocks
Nov 30, 202137:11
#4 - ETFs Part 2: The Bitcoin ETF and hidden, long-tailed risks
Nov 23, 202136:05
#3 - ETFs: how innovation and an underdog success story created a $6.5 trillion industry
Nov 16, 202138:02
#2 - The Great Wealth Transfer: $68T on the move, the haves and have-nots, & millennial finances
Nov 09, 202132:56
#1 - Overdraft Fees: breakdown, legislation, & free market solutions
Nov 01, 202133:39
Fat Tailed Thoughts Trailer
Oct 25, 202102:02