Robinhood Grilled: Lessons from the GameStop Craze, Lawmakers Eye Changes, A Cloud Veteran Turns CEO + More

After the Reddit-driven phenomenon that drove some stocks higher last month, various parties are trying to make sense of it all, including Congress and journalists. There are plenty of lessons here, and some of them are already clear; so the theme this week is Robinhood Grilled.

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Hero or Goat? What to Do With Robinhood: On the Other Hand

Should Congress make rules to force changes at Robinhood? Or should lawmakers back off? I argued both sides in this week’s edition of On the Other Hand, on CNBC's Squawk Box:

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The Sheriff Steps In: Congress Looks at Trading Apps and Data

In a rare moment of bipartisanship, Congressmen French Hill of Arkansas and Brad Sherman of California joined me on CNBC to talk Robinhood ahead of this week's hearings:

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Princes or Thieves? The Verge's Decoder Podcast on Covering GameStop

We're about three weeks removed from the thick of GameStop mania; Nilay Patel, editor-in-chief of The Verge, invited me onto his Decoder podcast to talk about the lessons for everyday investors. Transcript is at the linked photo, audio is embedded below:

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Theater to C-Suite: Appify's Jen Grant on Her Silicon Valley Evolution

Jen Grant grew up in Palo Alto, and wanted to be on stage. Now she's running the show at cloud-era startup Appify, after marketing roles at notables such as Google, Box and Looker. This week in a Fortt Knox conversation we talked about her toughest times and best lessons:

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The Artist as Interpreter: Playwright Dominique Morisseau on Tough Times

Dominique Morisseau is a MacArthur Foundation Genius Grant recipient and the playwright behind Ain't Too Proud, the story of The Temptations, on Broadway. Before the pandemic we discussed the role of artists in navigating challenging times:

Next week, don't miss this collaboration: I'll be teaming up with GoNoodle to discuss talking to young children about race and society. Sign up here: