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Bestselling author Michael Covel is the host of Trend Following Radio with 9.5+ 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.

Praise:

“Your questions were excellent questions. I enjoyed this very much.”

--Vernon Smith, Nobel Prize in Economics

“You’ve surrounded yourself with one of the most advanced group of mentors possible…The people on your podcasts, and people in your life, all are people with strong opinions, all people that make you think and make you grow. You just have some kind of an affinity for people like that, and that’s part of what makes you good at what you do.”

--Ed Seykota

“Michael Covel’s podcast has had over [9.5] million listeners and he’s completed [900+] episodes. He’s probably the most established podcaster on this list—and it shows. Mr. Covel’s podcast is great for those looking for alternative views on the market, those who are tired of hearing the same old stories told on CBNC and other traditional outlets. This is highly recommended if you are looking to expand your mind in investing. Mr. Covel has had some incredible guests, to include multiple Nobel Prize winners and world-famous investors. One of my favorite episodes was when Mr. Covel interviewed Annie Duke, a former professional poker player who has some incredible insights on decision making. Mr. Covel always has me thinking and Annie Duke only amplified my brain-wave activity.”

--Wall Street Journal

Sep 4, 2020

“When all is said and done, a lot more gets said than done. What is the antidote to this? Ruthless Consistency.”

According to Harvard Business Review, “most studies still show a 60-70% failure rate for organizational change projects―a statistic that has stayed constant from the 1970s to the present.” Michael Canic helps committed leaders drive the odds in their favor. He identifies the three surprising reasons most strategic change initiatives fail:

  • Leaders unwittingly send mixed messages that demotivate their people and undermine those initiatives.
  • Leaders focus on what they do instead of what their people experience.
  • Leaders are not as committed as they think they are or need to be.

Simply put, leaders who develop the right focus, create the right environment, and build the right team―consistently―are leaders whose organizations win.

Bio: Michael Canic, PhD, is the president of Making Strategy Happen, which specializes in helping committed leaders of midsize companies turn ambition into strategy, and strategy into reality. Canic originated his strategy model while working as a corporate leader for FedEx, during which time his district became the most recognized in the Americas for service quality.

In this episode of Trend Following Radio:

  • Football
  • Change and Fear
  • “Cut Your Losses and Let Your Profits Run”
  • Importance of Commitment
  • Leadership
  • Asian Experience
  • Taking Action
  • Zen Temples of Kyoto
  • Control your Ego