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Bestselling author Michael Covel is the host of Trend Following Radio with 15+ 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. 1200+ episodes.

Mar 18, 2014

My guest today is Howard Lindzon, a Canadian entrepreneur, author, financial analyst, technical analyst and angel investor. Lindzon manages a hedge fund, serves as managing partner of the holding company Social Leverage, limited partner at Knight's Bridge Capital Partners, and is the co-founder of StockTwits. He’s also known for the satirical podcast Wallstrip. 

The topic is entrepreneurship.

In this episode of Trend Following Radio we discuss:

  • The commonalities between the angel investing world and trend following
  • Over-diversification
  • Diversification in private investments vs. stocks
  • How Lindzon got the entrepreneurial “bug”
  • Lindzon’s early career as a stockbroker
  • The beginnings of Wallstrip
  • Lindzon’s comedy influence
  • How Wallstrip led to the next four years of Lindzon’s investments
  • How Lindzon’s mistakes helped him grow as an investor
  • Lindzon’s experience with fraud committed by a business partner
  • Keeping your business drama-free
  • The issue of distraction
  • Lindzon on the birth of StockTwits
  • The investment that changed Lindzon’s financial life in 2005
  • The future of StockTwits as Lindzon sees it
  • Social leverage
  • The art of curation and verticalization
  • Thinking of the financial web as a social bank account

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