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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.

Nov 4, 2013

My guest today is Brad Rotter, a speculator, venture capitalist, and looks for big trends. He's not a trend follower per se, but he's made money in the trend following world. He was the first investor with Richard Dennis in the early 1980’s.

The topic is Bitcoin.

In this episode of Trend Following Radio we discuss:

  • How Rotter became an entrepreneur from early years as a farmer in Iowa
  • How he came to be Richard Dennis' first client when he started managing money
  • Why the US is at 'peak civilization'
  • Why technology is arbing away the need for people
  • How the unit of time is changing
  • Why it's harder and harder to make an easy living
  • Whether the US government is the greatest hedge fund in history
  • Why Bitcoin is a 'perfect' currency

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