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Trend Following with Michael Covel

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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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 trendfollowingradio.com/rss.

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.

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