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Sep 10, 2019

When a young Vitaliy found out that a relative of his had secretly emigrated from the USSR to the United States, his first reaction was to brand her as a traitor. But years later, Vitaliy came to the US himself and never looked back. In this episode he reflects on this transformation, his immigrant experience, and...


Sep 3, 2019

The book that has had the biggest impact on Vitaliy this past year is Mark Manson’s The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck. He loved this book so much he read it twice – that was not enough. Then he listened to it twice on Audible. But to really understand it, he felt he needed to write about it - so he did. Vitaliy's...


Aug 27, 2019

One of the best wedding gifts Vitaliy received was lunch with his friend, Mark. Vitaliy reflects on the financial advice Mark gave me then and how it could help young people like his son Jonah settle into adulthood with a lot more forward-thinking.

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Jun 11, 2019

What's better: leaving your children with $100M after you pass away, or leaving them with fond memories of your time together? Sparked by an unexpected comment from a millionaire's son, Vitaliy ponders this question.

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May 7, 2019

Vitaliy has long considered himself more American than Russian, so why does he feel that it's the Russian composers (like Rachmaninoff and Tchaikovsky) that speak to his soul? Vitaliy explores this question - and Rachmaninoff's Piano Concerto Number 4 in this episode.

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