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Welcome to the "Is It Just Me?" podcast with Layla K and MJ. This is the podcast about just about any topic where we ask the question, “Is It Just Me?"

Mar 30, 2022

IPOs (initial public offerings) are often considered a "golden ticket" investment, but are the valuations excessive? Is it just us, or could there be a better, fairer way to decide an IPO value?

In this episode, we chat with Karl Sjogren, author of The Fairshare Model, a front-runner for the modern concept of crowdfunding, who presents a performance-based alternative that redefines value at the DNA level. His book, The Fairshare Model: A Performance-Based Capital Structure for Initial Public Offerings is available in paperback from Amazon and as an ebook from many platforms. 

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Show notes and links (if links don't appear in your media player, please see our website: ):

Income Investors: What Wall Street Won't Tell You About IPOs

CBS News: Why IPOs Underperform

The JOBS Act of 2012 (aka: Jumpstart Our Businessstartups Act)

Business Insider: The Rise And Fall Of Elizabeth Holmes, The Theranos Founder

The Cut: How Anna Delvey Tricked New York

All 2022 IPOs (78 as of 3/29/22)

Access IPOs: Upcoming IPOs