9 Questions with the Creator of Pardon The Interruption

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6. The Motley Fool

RCS: You mentioned being a co-founder of The Motley Fool. Are there any parallels to creating one of the most popular financial advice sites and an ESPN television show?

Erik Rydholm: The biggest things I learned from The Motley Fool were to make PTI accessible (the rundown), accountable (errors and omissions), and responsive (soliciting e-mail input from viewers). And of course, working with Tom and David helped prepare me to work with Tony and Mike. The Motley Fool's motto is "To educate, amuse, and enrich." And while you probably haven't made any money on Tony and Mike's predictions, the first two parallel directly.

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