Trend Following with Michael CovelAuthor: Michael Covel
20 Feb 2019

Trend Following with Michael Covel

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Bestselling author Michael Covel is the host of Trend Following Radio with 7+ million listens. Investments, economics, decision-making, human behavior & entrepreneurship--all passionately explored. Guests include Nobel Prize winners Robert Aumann, Angus Deaton, Daniel Kahneman, Harry Markowitz & Vernon Smith. Also: James Altucher, Dan Ariely, Jean-Philippe Bouchaud, Kathleen Eisenhardt, Marc Faber, Tim Ferriss, Jason Fried, Gerd Gigerenzer, Larry Hite, Sally Hogshead, Ryan Holiday, Jack Horner, Ewan Kirk, Steven Kotler, Michael Mauboussin, Tucker Max, Barry Ritholtz, Jim Rogers, Jack Schwager, Ed Seykota, Philip Tetlock & Walter Williams. All 600+ eps at www.trendfollowing.com/podcast.

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    Ep. 738: Creativity Wins with Michael Covel on Trend Following Radio

    Creativity Wins with Michael Covel on Trend Following Radio.


  • Posted on 18 Feb 2019

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    Ep. 737: Ethan Kross Interview with Michael Covel on Trend Following Radio

    Ethan Kross is a professor of psychology at the University of Michigan. His research seeks to “Understand factors enabling people to adaptively regulate triggered impulses and emotions that undermine their goals and compromise their health.” He wants to resolve a key paradox in coping literature by finding insights and translating those insights to the rest of the world.

    What got Ethan into studying behavior and how the mind works? Around the age of 4 or 5, whenever Ethan would get upset, his dad would ask him to “go inside” and look within himself to figure out why he was feeling how he was feeling. For years Ethan would do this as a positive coping mechanism. When he got to college he learned that when most look inside themselves to dig deeper, this takes them to a negative place. Introspection seemed to only prolong their negative feelings. This resonated with him and started him down his current path of asking “Why?”

    Much of his work is focused on social media. In early 2010 Ethan became increasingly interested in Facebook. He found himself looking around his classroom and in the hallway–relentlessly seeing students with open Facebook windows on their phone. He wondered: “Are these students happier now that they have social media in their lives?” Ethan started digging and found research that was all over the place. Some studies would say, “People who are on Facebook are more happy” and then he would come across another study saying the complete opposite. He concluded that the methods in which those studies were using to gather data were grossly inefficient.

    In this episode of Trend Following Radio:

    Thinking objectively
    Passive and interactive activities on social media
    Experian sampling
    Regulation on social media
    LeBron James move from the Cavaliers
    Self talk
    Dealing with problems under stressed.


  • Posted on 15 Feb 2019

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    Ep. 736: Follow Your Effort Not Your Passion with Michael Covel on Trend Following Radio

    Follow Your Effort Not Your Passion with Michael Covel on Trend Following Radio.


  • Posted on 11 Feb 2019

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    Ep. 735: Aaron Dignan Interview with Michael Covel on Trend Following Radio

    Aaron Dignan is founder of The Ready, former CEO of Undercurrent and author of “Brave New Work: Are You Ready to Reinvent Your Organization?” Aaron advises management teams at GE, American Express, PepsiCo, The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, and The Cooper Hewitt National Design Museum – just to name a few.

    What got Aaron heading down the path of innovation? From an early age he was interested in human potential. He always wanted to know: What am I capable of? Aaron started a few companies and quickly learned what an unsustainable operating system looked like. After 8 years running his company he realized there was too much work fully dependent on him and knew something needed to change if his company was ever going to grow. Aaron took a step back and searched out what would happen if he let go of the reigns a little. He looked at various systems in nature that didn’t have traditional leaders, as well as companies that had done great things operating in non-traditional ways. His company now has the mission statement of “Change how the world works.”

    Aaron approaches bureaucracy in business by way of his idea of the “OS Canvas.” OS Canvas is a framework and tool that reflects and evolves an organization’s operating system through 12 critical fields: Purpose, authority, structure, strategy, resources, innovation, workflow, meetings, information, membership, mastery, and compensation. Each field can be used to clarify and provoke principles and practices upon which everything runs. With his operating system he helps companies and individuals answer the question: What is stopping you from doing the best work of your life?

    In this episode of Trend Following Radio:

    • Innovation
    • Bureaucracy
    • Bottlenecks in decision making
    • Quarterly statements
    • Operating system canvas

  • Posted on 08 Feb 2019

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    Ep. 734: If It Keeps Giving Your More Love Go with It More with Michael Covel on Trend Following Radio

    If It Keeps Giving Your More Love Go with It More with Michael Covel on Trend Following Radio.


  • Posted on 04 Feb 2019

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