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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.

Nov 27, 2023

My guest today is Andrew McAfee, a principal research scientist at MIT and co-founder and co-director of the MIT Initiative on the Digital Economy at the MIT Sloan School of Management. He studies how digital technologies are changing the world. Throughout his career, McAfee has written and co-written several books on digital technology and related topics. He speaks frequently to both academic and industry audiences.

The topic is The Geek Way: The Radical Mindset that Drives Extraordinary Results.

In this episode of Trend Following Radio we discuss:

  • Geek way mindset
  • Evolution of technology
  • Successful geek-driven companies
  • Challenges faced by geeks in different industries
  • Netflix and its success
  • Quality vs quantity in content production
  • Opportunity and challenges faced by streaming platforms

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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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