Jason Hartman starts off the show from Croatia discussing the difference in investing when there are private companies involved versus when the government is involved. With private companies you know what you’re going to get, they’re going to follow supply & demand and try to maximize profits. With governments, however, they’re much more of a wild card, which can make successfully investing more difficult.
Then Jason talks with Bill Janeway, an active venture capitalist, director of Magnet Systems and O’Reilly Media, Chairman of the Board of Trustees of Cambridge in America, and author of the recently revised and updated book Doing Capitalism in the Innovation Economy. The two discuss the 3 player game and the government’s role on both the supply and demand side of the market, the digital revolution and the coming green revolution.
[2:53] You can predict what private companies will do pretty easily, the government is a wild card
[6:39] An invitation to Profits in Paradise in Hawaii
Bill Janeway Interview:
[9:32] How the thesis of the 3 player game came about
[13:29] There are markets that need government pushing the supply side of things for driving innovation, but sometimes the government even needs to be on the demand side, adding income to support the economy
[17:22] If the government hadn’t jumped in on the demand side in the 2009 recession history has shown us what would have happened
[19:26] Wherever there’s a market for assets there will be bubbles
[25:10] Why the digital revolution made Bill extend his book
[32:09] We’ve got a new challenge, a new technological revolution, which is the need for a new, green revolution