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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.

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--Vernon Smith, Nobel Prize in Economics

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--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

Jan 4, 2021

We hear it from politicians, the media, and just about everyone else: “We need more good jobs!”

And yet nobody is telling us how to create good jobs.

After successfully starting and growing a multibillion-dollar company in Silicon Valley, Martin Babinec returned to his home in Upstate New York where he then realized there were a number of forces at play in Silicon Valley-forces he hadn’t appreciated-that had helped him succeed as an entrepreneur.

Since then, he’s been on a journey to understand the importance of community dynamics in the creation of new businesses. He’s found a growing divergence between magnet cities-brimming with talent and new businesses-and talent exporting cities-where bright young minds leave in search of better opportunities.

Martin has a playbook for turning your community into a magnet city, helping local entrepreneurs to start and grow companies and, in doing so, creating more good jobs for everyone in our communities.

Bio: Martin Babinec founded Silicon Valley based TriNet in 1988, serving as CEO for the company’s first twenty years and Chairman until 2010. TriNet’s cloud-based HR services help 14,000+ small to midsize companies, and the company has grown to annual sales of $4 billion and is listed on the NYSE. In 1999, Babinec relocated his family from Silicon Valley to his hometown of Little Falls, New York, where he founded Upstate Venture Connect (nonprofit dedicated to accelerating growth of startups across Upstate New York).


In this episode of Trend Following Radio:

Entrepreneurial Mindset
Founding TriNet
Silicon Valley Community
TriNet Mission
Being an Entrepreneur
Community Support
Time Leverage
Choosing the Right People
Understanding Economics