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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.

Sep 4, 2023

My guest today is Kyle Buckett, a retired US Navy SEAL. He led the advanced training for both junior and seasoned Navy SEALs, ranked number one of nine highly competitive Platoon Chiefs, and has been instrumental in the business development of numerous Navy SEAL-founded businesses. He runs Culture Force, a consulting company with Chris Mefford, and is also regularly involved in numerous charities supporting veterans from the special forces communities.

The topic is his co-authored book Leadership Is Overrated: How the Navy SEALs (and Successful Businesses) Create Self-Leading Teams That Win.

In this episode of Trend Following Radio we discuss:

  • Teamwork and discipline in Navy SEALs
  • Cultural Adaptation
  • Afghanistan and Unconventional Warfare
  • Adapting to Leaderless Organizations
  • Gratitude and Perspective
  • Differences in work ethic across cultures
  • Importance of proactive maintenance and self-care

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