Welcome to our Q&A center!
One of the biggest benefits of Motley Fool ONE is that it gives you access to every single advisor and analyst at The Motley Fool — as well as access to some of today's top investors and business leaders via Tom Gardner.
That's why we want to make it possible for you ask Tom and his team any questions you might have about a specific stock, the ONE service, or investing in general. While we can't promise they'll be able to answer every single question they receive, all of our advisors will be pitching in to answer the best questions we receive and we'll be posting their responses right here for you to see.
This is also where you'll find our advisor roundtables and quite possibly, interviews with a special guest or two. So please check back often for our latest updates — or simply follow us on Facebook or Twitter.
NEW! Spencer Rascoff, CEO, Zillow: In the first of our interviews during our recent trip to Seattle, Tom Gardner sat down with Spencer Rascoff, one of the founding employees and current CEO of Zillow — and a longtime fan of The Motley Fool. Among other things, Spencer walks Tom through the four different areas of Zillow's business... how the company is effectively capitalizing on the move to mobile... and the number one thing he worries about as CEO (hint: Competition from Google is NOT it). This interview is a real must for anyone considering buying or selling the stock — or buying or selling their home!
NEW! Troy Alstead, CFO, Starbucks: In the second of our interviews during our recent trip to Seattle, Tom Gardner sat down at Starbucks global headquarters to enjoy a cup of joe and speak with longtime Starbucks employee and current CFO Troy Alstead. Among the things they discussed are where Starbucks is right now financially — and where it's going... plans for international expansion... how tea fits into its business model... and most importantly, which of Starbucks' many brews is Tony's favorite. Whether you just love Starbucks' lattés or you own the stock, this is one conversation you won't want to miss.
Tom Gardner talks with his all-time favorite CEO: Last week, Tom and his team traveled to Greenwood, MS — home of recent Middleby acquisition Viking Range — to talk to Selim Bassoul, the man responsible for taking Middleby's stock from just $9 a share (when Tom first recommended it) in 2003 to over $150 a share today. Tom has repeatedly said that Selim is his "all-time favorite CEO" and after seeing this candid discussion, we think you'll see why.
Also, please be sure to check out these inspiring and insightful videos from our just-completed Motley Fool ONE annual meeting:
Chuck Akre Interview: At our recent Motley Fool ONE annual meeting, members had the privilege of getting their questions answered by renowned financier, businessman, and investor Chuck Akre. Chuck is the founder, chairman, and chief investment officer of Akre Capital Management, which manages nearly $2 billion in assets. In this segment Chuck reveals one of his fund's top holdings — and explains the key difference that puts it head and shoulders above its competitors. He also reveals a few key elements that make a great investor — and answers our ONE members' questions. This is one interview any serious investor won't want to miss.
Exclusive Fool ONE Advisor Panel: At our annual meeting, our ONE members also had the chance to get their questions answered by a panel of The Motley Fool's top advisors, including Motley Fool Co-founder David Gardner, our Chief Investment Officer, Andy Cross, and Motley Fool PRO's Jeff Fischer. Questions ranged from what makes David Gardner excited and/or nervous about today's market to whether our advisors think Facebook is making "the AOL mistake" – and listening to advertisers more than end users.