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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.

May 13, 2024

My guest today is Kevin Kelley, strategy and design firm principal. He has over 35 years working in the areas of retail, food and places of public gathering and commerce. Skilled in Architecture, Brand Strategy, Retail Strategy, Retail Design, Business Model Innovation, Consumer Behavior, Consumer Psychology and Management. Kevin is a frequent lecturer at conferences around the U.S. and in Asia.

The topic is his book Irreplaceable: How to Create Extraordinary Places that Bring People Together.

In this episode of Trend Following Radio we discuss:

  • Place and connection
  • Design and architecture
  • Human experiences
  • Retail and consumer behavior
  • Creativity and innovation
  • Human decision-making process
  • Importance of natural interactions
  • Extracting insights from clients
  • Understanding human senses
  • Novelty and unique experiences

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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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