RWH031: Abundance w/ Michael Berg

RWH031: Abundance w/ Michael Berg

Update: 2023-08-203


In this episode, William Green speaks with Michael Berg, a great scholar & author who draws on the ancient wisdom of Kabbalah to explore how we can build lives that are truly richer, wiser, & happier. Here, Michael discusses how to extract more pleasure from whatever wealth you have; why sharing your money & time builds a greater sense of abundance; how to support your kids without sapping their desire to succeed; why deferred gratification is a superpower in business & life; how to handle challenges & adversity; & why the real key to happiness is appreciation.


00:00 - Intro

17:01 - Why Michael Berg sees no conflict between a spiritual life & material success.

20:17 - How our own actions open or close the “channels of abundance.”

22:38 - Why Sir John Templeton called tithing “the single best investment.”

32:44 - Why Charlie Munger reveres Maimonides, a 12th-century sage & doctor.

39:39 - How to extract more pleasure from whatever wealth we have. 

48:37 - Why it’s helpful to recognize that we don’t truly own anything.

55:29 - How appreciation helps Howard Marks to stay humble & be happy.

59:00 - Why many rich people are surprisingly unhappy.

1:15:51 - How to build joyful abundance by sharing your time & money.

1:23:15 - How to help your kids without disempowering them.

1:26:14 - Why delayed gratification is essential in business, investing, & life.

1:35:45 - How Michael handles challenges & reframes adversity.

1:41:38 - Why his father, Rav Berg, taught that “consciousness is everything.”

Disclaimer: Slight discrepancies in the timestamps may occur due to podcast platform differences.



P.S The Investor’s Podcast Network is excited to launch a subreddit devoted to our fans in discussing financial markets, stock picks, questions for our hosts, and much more! Join our subreddit r/TheInvestorsPodcast today!


  • Invest in Bitcoin with confidence on River. It's the most secure way to buy Bitcoin with 100% full reserve custody and zero fees on recurring orders.
  • If you’re aware you need to improve your bitcoin security but have been putting it off, Unchained Capital's Concierge Onboarding is a simple way to get started—sooner rather than later. Book your onboarding today and at checkout, get $50 off with the promo code FUNDAMENTALS.
  • Experience real language learning for real conversations with Babbel. Get 55% off your Babbel subscription today.
  • Reach the world’s largest audience with Linkedin, the place to B2B. Plus, enjoy a $100 credit on your next ad campaign!
  • Get a customized solution for all of your KPIs in one efficient system with one source of truth. Download NetSuite’s popular KPI Checklist, designed to give you consistently excellent performance for free.
  • Send, spend, and receive money around the world easily with Wise.
  • Beat FOMO and move faster than the market with AlphaSense.
  • Choose Toyota for your next vehicle - SUVs that are known for their reliability and longevity, making them a great investment. Plus, Toyotas now have more advanced technology than ever before, maximizing that investment with a comfortable and connected drive.
  • Be confident that you’ll be small businessing at your best with support designed to help you reach your goals. Book an appointment with a TD Small Business Specialist today.
  • Start, run, and grow your business without the struggle. Be in control of every sales channel with Shopify. Sign up for a $1 per month trial period today.
  • Return to the all-access world of the rich and powerful. Don’t miss new episodes of Billions streaming August 11th on the Paramount Plus with Showtime plan.
  • Look good and feel good with True Classic
Download from Google Play
Download from App Store








Sleep Timer


End of Episode

5 Minutes

10 Minutes

15 Minutes

30 Minutes

45 Minutes

60 Minutes

120 Minutes

RWH031: Abundance w/ Michael Berg

RWH031: Abundance w/ Michael Berg