Jordan Thibodeau

Community Manager

Meet Jordan Thibodeau

Jordan has spent over a decade forging relationships with CEOs, authors, and entrepreneurs through his professional work on Google’s Mergers and Acquisitions Team, and Google’s Talks Program – a TED-like series recorded for offices worldwide. Jordan’s also the community manager and creator of the Silicon Valley Investor’s Club (SVIC), which has over 8,500 STEM professionals as its members. SVIC is dedicated to helping STEM professionals make smarter investment and career decisions.

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    How do you track your expenses? Via spreadsheet? Your good old notebook? Or an app? What's a must-have budgeting app you swear by? We asked our folks at SVIC Facebook…
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    LeBron James decided to partner with his friend Maverick Carter to build a firm to manage the commercial opportunities created from LeBron's NBA career. Traditionally, this was handled by agents…
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    How to start a new job Starting a new job is exciting, but it can also be nerve-wracking. Here are 8 tips you should know before starting a new job…
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    Let's take a look back at our Top 10 most popular blog posts for the year. Our guest bloggers have provided valuable insights, advice, and tips on investing through our…
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    In this episode of Investors Therapy, Julia Arndt shares her strategies for mindfully combating stress in both our personal and professional lives. Julia Arndt is a stress management trainer, personal…
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    Most real estate investing advice is geared toward people who can’t wait to quit their jobs. But what about those of us who love our jobs and never intend to…
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    If I could only use one metric to judge where I should buy a rental property, I would look at a neighborhood's crime rate. The crime rate of an area…
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    Collin Cadmus - two-time VP of sales, and founder of his own consulting and advisory firm - shares all the details you need to know to understand stock-based compensation.  If…
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    The property manager (PM) is arguably the most important person on your investment team. Without him or her it is incredibly difficult to scale your real estate investing business. That…
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    Hey Everyone, Long-time SVIC contributors Amanda Han and her husband Matt Macfarland have released two courses on real estate tax planning, and they are discounting the course prices for SVIC members. I've…
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    When I was an admin at Google, I noticed the top executives would spend at least one hour a week networking, no matter how busy they were. Your Network =…
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    The following is a post from our series of articles on How to Buy Your First Rental Property. If you would like to see more of these posts or learn…
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    Dan Rasmussen is Founder and CIO of Verdad Advisers. Before starting Verdad, Dan worked at Bain Capital and Bridgewater Associates. In 2017, he was named to the Forbes 30 under…
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    If you enjoyed this video please share it! Marc Andreessen’s talk covers the following topics: How slow sectors like healthcare, education, and housing are eating the economyHow software is making…
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    Stanley Druckenmiller is the CEO of Duquesne Family Office, an investment fund founded in 2010 to manage his personal investments.  He is best known as the CEO and Founder Duquesne…
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    Ray Dalio is founder and co-chief investment officer of Bridgewater Associates. Ray is regarded as one of the greatest innovators in the finance world, having popularized many commonly used practices,…
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    When you leave your current job, you may consider writing a Linkedin Farwell Message. People write these messages to let your connections know you are joining a new company. As…
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    When a colleague leaves your current company, they usually send a goodbye slack ping or email recognizing folks who have helped them with their careers. At that point, people reply…
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    It's hard to manage your emotions at work when you take things personally. But when you're in the following circumstances, it's easier said than done: You are in the midst…
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    Stanley Druckenmiller is the CEO of Duquesne Family Office, an investment fund founded in 2010 to manage his personal investments.  He is best known as the CEO and Founder Duquesne…
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    A few years ago I hosted renowned conflict journalist, author, TED speaker, and filmmaker Sebastian Junger to discuss his book Tribe: On Homecoming and Belonging, as well as his National Geographic documentary Hell on…
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    There's plenty of material about the topic on how to get people to say "Yes", yet there aren't many resources available explaining the art of how to say no. The…
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    Chamath Palihapitiya, founder of Social Capital and known as Wall Street’s king of special-purpose acquisitions companies (SPACs), explains how he is trying to solve inequality and climate change. If you…
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    Nassim Taleb is an essayist, scholar, mathematical statistician, and former option trader and risk analyst. His work has been focused on the concerns and problems of randomness, probability, and uncertainty.…
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    Peter Thiel is an entrepreneur and investor. He cofounded PayPal, led it as CEO, and took it public; he made the first outside investment in Facebook, where he serves as…
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    In today's real estate tip you will learn: How to find a quality contractor Understanding the trade offs between quality of workmanship, price of work, and time of completion. The…
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    Robert Greene, an American author known for his books on strategy, power, and seduction, has recently released a pre-recorded video that analyzes the current pandemic of irrational thinking that has…
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    Ben Melkman, the founder of Light Sky Macro Hedge Fund, was recently interviewed on Bloomberg and he talked about the world economy and his expectations for asset returns. He expects…
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    This discussion took place before COVID-19, as such you may want to consult your investment professional before acting on the information herein. In this SVIC interview, Ryan Lundquist draws upon…
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    Please note that Trish's webcam has been having issues so her video may appear a bit foggy. Additionally, this discussion took place before COVID-19, as such you may want to…
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    In this Investors Therapy session, Jordan Thibodeau speaks with Melanie Lockert to learn how she crushed $81,000 in student loans and liberated herself from the emotional pain of debt. Melanie…
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    Chip Chapin Speaking with Jordan Thibodeau about Investing and Retirement Planning In this episode of Investors Therapy, Jordan Thibodeau and Chip Chapin finish up their discussion about investment strategies and…
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    In the latest episode of Investors Therapy, Jordan chats with Chip Chapin, a tech employee–turned–investor, about his family's experience with the Great Depression, selling the family farm, working with commercial…
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        California recently enacted landmark legislation capping rent increases and requiring “just cause” in order to terminate tenancies. Real estate lawyer Puneet Singh, from the PKS Law Group, joined…
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    I had the pleasure of interviewing Jay Papasan, the vice president of publishing and executive editor at Keller Williams Realty, Inc. Jay Papasan became a best-selling author in 2003 when…
  • Angel Investing

    "It’s important to maintain an investment journal. Not only is it a way to help you make an investment decision, but two to three years from now, you will see…
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    After you purchase your first Real Estate investment, you will magically start receiving yellow letters from realtors asking to purchase your property. For the longest time, I would run the…
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    During our Annual Silicon Valley Investors Club meet up, fellow investor Mike Fuller joined us to talk about his experiences investing in real estate. This episode is jam-packed with great…
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    Anne Wojcicki is the Co-Founder and CEO of 23andMe. Her company helps users learn about their ancestry, genealogy, and inherited traits via at-home genetics test kits and genetic mapping research. In…
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    Annie Duke, World Series of Poker Tournament of Champions winner, joined us to talk about her latest book Thinking in Bets: Making Smarter Decisions When You Don't Have All the Facts.…
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    I recently hosted Ray Dalio, Founder of Bridgewater Associates, one of the largest hedge funds in the world with $160 Billion under management. Ray joined us to talk about his…
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    I recently hosted TED speaker, NPR host, and journalist Celeste Headlee to talk about her newest book We Need To Talk. Her book will teach you how to have better conversations.  About the book: In…
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    I recently hosted author and blogger Eric Barker, who has been featured in Time Magazine, The New York Times, and the Wall Street Journal, to talk about his latest book Barking Up the Wrong Tree:…
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    I was honored to host my friends Olivia Fox Cabane, author of the New York Times bestseller The Charisma Myth, and Judah Pollack, a lecturer at Berkeley's Haas School of Business…
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    “If Confidence is what is real...ego is what we wish to be true.” - Ryan Holiday Ryan Holiday visited Google headquarters for an interview about his thoughts on philosophy, his…
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    Last year I had the pleasure of interviewing Tim Ferriss at Google. We talked about his podcast, his routines, how he keeps himself mentally and physically healthy, and much more.…
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    A few years ago I had the pleasure of interviewing Stanford Professor Shirzad Chamine, author of the New York Times bestseller Positive Intelligence. His work exposes 10 well-disguised mental saboteurs…
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    After college I didn’t know what I wanted to do, so I decided to take real estate classes at night while working as a temporary employee at Google. My real…