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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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Microsoft. After nearly a decade of Acquired episodes, we are finally ready to tackle the most valuable company ever created. The company that put a computer on every desk and in every home. The company that invented the software business model. The ... more

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Renaissance Technologies is the best performing investment firm of all time. And yet no one at RenTec would consider themselves an “investor”, at least in any traditional sense of the word. It’d rather be more accurate to call them scientists — scien... more

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In luxury, there’s Hermès… and there’s everyone else. Stewarded by one French family over six generations, Hermès sells the absolute pinnacle of the French luxury dream. Loyal clients will wait years simply for the opportunity to buy one of the compa... more

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Last year Novo Nordisk, the Danish pharmaceutical company behind Ozempic and Wegovy, overtook LVMH to become Europe’s most valuable company. And the pull for Acquired to finally tackle healthcare (18% of US GDP!) became too strong for us to resist. W... more

4 months ago


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4.9 out of 5 stars from 6.4k ratings
  • A fantastic listen to nerd out on the histories and principles of business

    I’ve listened to almost every episode and each one has something valuable in it to learn.

    Apple Podcasts
    Johnny Band 1
    United Statesa month ago
  • Terrible

    Very weak research and an incompetent understanding of finance

    Apple Podcasts
    Chris enough
    New Zealanda month ago
  • Best podcast I’ve come across in my life

    I’ve always been on a hunt for a podcast that is extremely informative, intellectually engaging and entertaining at the same time. The acquired podcast hosts, through their remarkable synergy and storytelling prowess have successfully achieved this, captivating me with each episode. Thank you!

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    FB not again...
    New Zealanda month ago
  • Novo episode is kind of amateur

    I haven’t listened to this podcast other than the Novo episode. However, there are so many things off in this episode. Pronunciations and inaccuracies in the science and medical aspects to name a few. Plus I worked at Amylin when we launched Byetta with Lilly’s help. The technology came from Amylin. Lastly, it makes me cringe every time they say “diabetics.” People in the health care space and patients say “people with diabetes.” No one who knows their stuff says diabetics any more. The hosts... more

    Apple Podcasts
    United States2 months ago
  • Among the absolute best

    This podcast is wonderful. The hosts are remarkably intelligent and well-spoken. They don’t speak over each over, insult, or yell. I’m thankful for the format.

    Apple Podcasts
    United States2 months ago

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