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Bestselling author Michael Covel is the host of Trend Following Radio with 9.5+ million listens. Investments, economics, psychology, politics, decision-making, human behavior, entrepreneurship and trading -- all passionately explored and debated. Guests include Nobel Prize winners: Robert Aumann, Angus Deaton, Daniel Kahneman, Oliver Hart, Harry Markowitz & Vernon Smith. More guests: Jack Canfield, Howard Marks, 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.

Praise:

“Your questions were excellent questions. I enjoyed this very much.”

--Vernon Smith, Nobel Prize in Economics

“You’ve surrounded yourself with one of the most advanced group of mentors possible…The people on your podcasts, and people in your life, all are people with strong opinions, all people that make you think and make you grow. You just have some kind of an affinity for people like that, and that’s part of what makes you good at what you do.”

--Ed Seykota

“Michael Covel’s podcast has had over [9.5] million listeners and he’s completed [900+] episodes. He’s probably the most established podcaster on this list—and it shows. Mr. Covel’s podcast is great for those looking for alternative views on the market, those who are tired of hearing the same old stories told on CBNC and other traditional outlets. This is highly recommended if you are looking to expand your mind in investing. Mr. Covel has had some incredible guests, to include multiple Nobel Prize winners and world-famous investors. One of my favorite episodes was when Mr. Covel interviewed Annie Duke, a former professional poker player who has some incredible insights on decision making. Mr. Covel always has me thinking and Annie Duke only amplified my brain-wave activity.”

--Wall Street Journal

Jan 21, 2014

Michael Covel talks with Barry Schwartz, an American psychologist and author. He is a professor of Social Theory and Social Action at Swarthmore College with books such as “The Paradox of Choice: Why More is Less” and “Practical Wisdom”. Schwartz’s psychological work is right there at the foundation of why any trader or investor will have success (its the foundation of any success for that matter). Covel and Schwartz discuss choice and practical wisdom; choice in selecting a mutual fund, and how Schwartz has seen that unfold in corporations; the paradox of options; having too much choice; democracy and choice; the idea that decision-making has shifted from the expert to the individual; why prescription drugs are marketed to people who can’t buy them outright; if choice drives clinical depression; expectations; the idea of practical wisdom; judgment and discretion in the workplace; wisdom and the education system; having a “script” from your employer that prevents you from thinking outside of the box; the importance of working with like-minded people; and how things have changed since the 2008 financial crisis. Want a free trend following DVD? Go to www.trendfollowing.com/win.