Show Notes:

Welcome to the inaugural episode of Unlimited Partners. My guest today is a good friend and one of the people who encouraged me to start this podcast, David Rosenthal, the host of the wildly popular podcast “Acquired.”

Acquired tells the stories of great companies. David and his partner Ben Gilbert began the show in 2015 to explore what made great acquisitions successful. It quickly outgrew its name, expanding beyond corporate transactions to chronicle and analyze the entire journey of enduring institutions. Each episode of Acquired is now downloaded by over 100,000 unique listeners in the first 90 days, and has an estimated 250,000+ subscribers across all podcast players. It has been ranked the #1 Technology show on Apple Podcasts and has built a passionate audience with a 5-star rating across thousands of reviews. Episodes occasionally feature guests, such as the founders/CEOs of Twitter, Atari, Electronic Arts, Sequoia Capital, Eventbrite, Venmo, Recode, Superhuman, Mozilla, Digg, Solana, FTX, and CAA.

Join me for a discussion with David about his family life and fatherhood, his thoughts on how Acquired became the juggernaut that it is today, and his ideas on how and why some of the greatest partnerships he has observed through his career and through the podcast are so successful.

I am your host, Thomas McGannon.

Resources Mentioned:

David Rosenthal LinkedIn

Ben Gilbert LinkedIn

Acquired Podcast

Wanting-Luke Burgis

Lex Fridman Interview with Rick Rubin



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