• Show Notes

Aswath Damodaran is a Professor of Finance at New York University Stern School of Business. Known widely as the “Dean of Valuation,” Damodaran is an expert on how to value a company and determine why some thrive while others fail. He joins Preet to discuss similarities between the human and corporate life cycle, why Amazon has prospered over the last two decades, and how to become a better investor. 

Plus, can the Democrats combat the onslaught of House investigations coming their way? And what does the appointment of special counsel Jack Smith mean for the DOJ’s investigations of Donald Trump?

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