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Bestselling author Michael Covel is the host of Trend Following Radio with 10+ 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.

Oct 17, 2014

My guest today is Jason Fried, the co-founder and President of 37signals, a privately-held Chicago-based company committed to building the best web-based tools possible with the least number of features necessary.

The topic is his book Rework.

In this episode of Trend Following Radio we discuss:

  • The first dollar Fried made online and other formative experiences
  • Keeping business simple
  • Making something more valuable than the dollars people give you
  • The intimacy of exchanging money
  • The idea of doing less than your competitors to beat them
  • Building an audience
  • The “real world”
  • Why an MBA program might not teach you much about entrepreneurism
  • Corporate structure
  • Focusing on what will not change
  • Zen and the moment of right now
  • Not focusing too far into the future
  • Fried’s experience with Jeff Bezos
  • Idea of improvisation or “winging it” in business

Jump in!

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I’m MICHAEL COVEL, the host of TREND FOLLOWING RADIO, and I’m proud to have delivered 10+ million podcast listens since 2012. Investments, economics, psychology, politics, decision-making, human behavior, entrepreneurship and trend following are all passionately explored and debated on my show.

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