Morgan Housel

Morgan Housel

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Morgan Housel is a Partner at Collaborative Fund, a venture capital firm backing young companies that are moving the world forward. He was a former financial columnist at The Motley Fool and The Wall Street Journal. Housel is an award-winning expert on behavioral finance and investment history. Throughout his career, he has integrated psychology and neurology with history and sociology in helping investors deal with risk and turning risk into productivity. He speaks about the significance of financial independence, time management, and spending prioritization in a way that requires no math, charts, or complexity. His presentations combine storytelling with the latest research to discuss the current state of financial markets, the investment industry, and personal finance. Housel is also the author of several bestselling books, including The Psychology of Money, which explores the relationship between money and human behavior. The Psychology of Money has sold over two million copies and has been translated into 49 languages.

Professional Experience

Academic History


  • Using his insights from psychology, history, neurology, and sociology, he walks audiences through the cognitive biases that cause investors to become their own worst enemies.

  • He then explains how understanding your own behavior can be the key to reaching your financial goals.


  • 2x Winner of the Best in Business Award, Society of American Business Editors and Writers

  • 2X Finalist, Gerald Loeb Award for Distinguished Business and Financial Journalism

  • Winner of a Sidney Award, Outstanding Investigative Journalism in Service of the Common Good, The New York Times

  • 2012 Best Business Writing Anthology, Columbia Journalism Review



  • Housel has been featured or quoted in various financial media outlets and publications.

  • He has appeared in The Economic Times, Fortune, CNBC, Business Insider, Yahoo! Finance, and Barron's.

  • He has presented at more than 100 conferences in a dozen countries.