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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. 900+ episodes.

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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. 900+ episodes.

    Ep. 923: Weijian Shan Interview with Michael Covel on Trend Following Radio

    Ep. 923: Weijian Shan Interview with Michael Covel on Trend Following Radio

    My guest today Weijian Shan takes me through too fantastic stories.
    Money Games is a tale of one of the most successful buyout deals ever: the acquisition and turnaround of what used to be Korea’s largest bank by the American firm Newbridge Capital. This insider’s account is told by the chief architect of the deal itself, the celebrated author and private equity investor Weijian Shan. With billions of dollars at stake, and the nation’s economic future on the line, Newbridge Capital sought to become the first foreign firm in history to take control of one of Korea’s most beloved financial institutions. In a proud country still reeling from a humiliating International Monetary Fund bailout in the Asian Financial Crisis, Newbridge Capital had to muster every ounce of skill, determination, and patience to bring the deal to closing. Shan takes readers inside the battle to win control of the bank―a delicate, often exasperating process that meant balancing the goals of Newbridge with those of the government, bank employees, and Korea’s powerful industrial titans. Finally, the author describes how Newbridge transformed and rebuilt the struggling bank into a shining example of modern banking―as well as a massively profitable investment.
    Out of the Gobi draws a vivid picture of the raw human energy and the will to succeed against all odds. Shan only finished elementary school when Mao Zedong’s Cultural Revolution tore his country apart. He was a witness to the brutality and absurdity of Mao’s policies during one of the most tumultuous eras in China’s history. Exiled to the Gobi Desert at age 15 and denied schooling for 10 years, he endured untold hardships without ever giving up his dream for an education. Shan’s improbable journey, from the Gobi to the “People’s Republic of Berkeley” and far beyond, is a uniquely American success story – told with a splash of humor, deep insight and rich and engaging detail. This powerful and personal perspective on China and America will inform Americans’ view of China, humanizing the country, while providing a rare view of America from the prism of a keen foreign observer who lived the American dream.
    Bio: Weijian Shan is chairman and CEO of PAG, a leading Asia-focused private equity firm. Prior to PAG, he was a partner of the private equity firm TPG, and co-managing partner of TPG Asia (formerly known as Newbridge Capital). Over two decades, Weijian Shan has led a number of landmark transactions that have returned billions of dollars in profit to his firms’ investors. Previously, Shan was a managing director of JP Morgan, and an assistant professor at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. In his youth, he spent several years working as a laborer in the Gobi Desert of China.

    • 47 min
    Ep. 922: Dan Sullivan Interview with Michael Covel on Trend Following Radio

    Ep. 922: Dan Sullivan Interview with Michael Covel on Trend Following Radio

    Have you ever had a new idea or a goal that excites you…but not enough time to execute it? What about a goal you really want to accomplish…but can’t because instead of taking action, you procrastinate? Do you feel like the only way things are going to get done is if you do them? But what if it wasn’t that way? What if you had a team of people around you that helped you accomplish your goals?
    When we want something done, we’ve been trained to ask ourselves: “How can I do this?” Well, there is a better question to ask. One that unlocks a whole new world of ease and accomplishment. Expert coach Dan Sullivan knows the question we should ask instead: “Who can do this for me?”
    This may seem simple. And it is. But don’t let the lack of complexity fool you. By mastering this question, you will quickly learn how billionaires and successful entrepreneurs like Dan build incredible businesses and personal freedom. Dan teaches you how to make this essential paradigm-shift so you can:
    • Build a successful business effectively while not killing yourself
    • Immediately free-up 1,000+ hours of work that you shouldn’t be doing anyway
    • Bypass the typical scarcity and decline of aging and other societal norms
    • Increase your vision in all areas of life and build teams of WHOs to support you in that vision
    • Never be limited in your goals and ambitions again
    • Expand your abundance of wealth, innovation, relationships, and joy
    • Build a life where everything you do is your choice-how you spend your time, how much money you make, the quality of your relationships, and the type of work you do
    Making this shift involves retraining your brain to stop limiting your potential based on what you solely can do and instead focus on the nearly infinite and endless connections between yourself and other people as well as the limitless transformation possible through those connections.
    Bio: Dan Sullivan is an expert on entrepreneurship. He is the co-founder of Strategic Coach–the leading entrepreneurial coaching program in the world. Over the past 30 years, Strategic Coach has provided teaching and training to more than 20,000 entrepreneurs worldwide.
    In this episode of Trend Following Radio:
    Dan Sullivan’s Father
    Entrepreneurial Coaching
    Entrepreneurial Mindset
    Virtual Communication
    Who not How Concept
    Social Entrepreneur
    Finding the Who

    • 51 min
    Ep. 921: Jack Schwager Interview with Michael Covel on Trend Following Radio

    Ep. 921: Jack Schwager Interview with Michael Covel on Trend Following Radio

    Today on my show one of my most popular guests… Jack Schwager returns.
    The Market Wizards are back! Unknown Market Wizards continues in the three-decade tradition of the hugely popular Market Wizards series, interviewing exceptionally successful traders to learn how they achieved their extraordinary performance results. The twist in Unknown Market Wizards is that the featured traders are individuals trading their own accounts. They are unknown to the investment world. Despite their anonymity, these traders have achieved performance records that rival, if not surpass, the best professional managers. Some of the stories include:
    – A trader who turned an initial account of $2,500 into $50 million.
    – A trader who achieved an average annual return of 337% over a 13-year period.
    – A trader who made tens of millions using a unique approach that employed neither fundamental nor technical analysis.
    – A former advertising executive who used classical chart analysis to achieve a 58% average annual return over a 27-year trading span.
    – A promising junior tennis player in the UK who abandoned his quest for a professional sporting career for trading and generated a nine-year track record with an average annual return just under 300%.
    World-renowned author and trading expert Jack D. Schwager is our guide. His trademark knowledgeable and sensitive interview style encourages the Wizards to reveal the fascinating details of their training, experience, tactics, strategies, and their best and worst trades. There are dashes of humour and revelations about the human side of trading throughout. The result is a engrossing new collection of trading wisdom, brimming with insights that can help all traders improve their outcomes.
    Bio: Jack D. Schwager is a recognized industry expert on futures and hedge funds, and the author of the iconic Market Wizards series in which he interviewed many of the trading legends of our time. Previous books in the series include: Market Wizards (1989), The New Market Wizards (1992), Stock Market Wizards (2001), Hedge Fund Market Wizards (2012), and The Little Book of Market Wizards (2014). His most recent book, the revised edition of A Complete Guide to the Futures Markets, was published in January 2017. His other works include Market Sense and Nonsense (2013), Getting Started in Technical Analysis (1999), and the three-volume Schwager on Futures series (1995-96). He is also a Co-founder and Chief Research Officer of FundSeeder, a firm that seeks to find undiscovered trading talent worldwide via its trader platform (FundSeeder.com).
    In this episode of Trend Following Radio:
    Jack Schwager Books
    Market Wizards Book
    The Unicorn Sniper
    He’s his own worst enemy – Peter Brandt
    Trading for Women
    Penny Stocks

    • 50 min
    Ep. 920: Christian Busch Interview with Michael Covel on Trend Following Radio

    Ep. 920: Christian Busch Interview with Michael Covel on Trend Following Radio

    Good luck isn’t just chance—it can be learned and leveraged—and The Serendipity Mindset explains how you can use serendipity to make life better at work, at home—everywhere. Many of us believe that the great turning points and opportunities in our lives happen by chance, that they’re out of our control. Often we think that successful people—and successful companies and organizations—are simply luckier than the rest of us. Good fortune—serendipity—just seems to happen to them. Is that true? Or are some people better at creating the conditions for coincidences to arise and taking advantage of them when they do? How can we connect the dots of seemingly random events to improve our lives?
    Christian Busch explains that serendipity isn’t about luck in the sense of simple randomness. It’s about seeing links that others don’t, combining these observations in unexpected and strategic ways, and learning how to detect the moments when apparently random or unconnected ideas merge to form new opportunities. Busch explores serendipity from a rational and scientific perspective and argues that there are identifiable approaches we can use to foster the conditions to let serendipity grow.
    Drawing from biology, chemistry, management, and information systems, and using examples of people from all walks of life, Busch illustrates how serendipity works and explains how we can train our own serendipity muscle and use it to turn the unexpected into opportunity. Once we understand serendipity, Busch says, we become curators of it, and luck becomes something that no longer just happens to us—it becomes a force that we can grasp, shape, and hone.
    Bio: Dr. Christian Busch teaches at New York University (NYU) and the London School of Economics (LSE). At NYU, he directs the Global Economy programme of the Center for Global Affairs.
    In this episode of Trend Following Radio:
    Serendipity Mindset
    US Education System
    Importance of Education System
    Entrepreneur Mindset
    Networking
    Building an Audience

    • 55 min
    Ep. 919: Jump into Trend Following with Michael Covel on Trend Following Radio

    Ep. 919: Jump into Trend Following with Michael Covel on Trend Following Radio

    Jump into Trend Following with Michael Covel on Trend Following Radio. A recent interview excerpt with Michael.

    • 20 min
    Ep. 918: Uri Adoni Interview with Michael Covel on Trend Following Radio

    Ep. 918: Uri Adoni Interview with Michael Covel on Trend Following Radio

    Veteran venture capitalist Uri Adoni shares the secrets to Israel’s incredible track record of success that will help make any startup unstoppable.
    More than half of all startups fail—often during the crucial early stages of development when they need to prove their viability on a limited budget. But when it comes to startup success, one country stands out: Israel. Even though it is a relatively small country with a population of just over 9 million inhabitants, Israel has one of the highest concentrations of startups in the world, has the highest venture capital per capita, is one of the top countries in terms of number of companies listed on NASDAQ, and is well recognized as a global leader in research and development.
    Uri Adoni goes behind the scenes to explain the principles and practices that can make any startup, anywhere in the world, become an unstoppable one:
    - Build an unstoppable team;
    - Foresee the future and innovate to meet its demands;
    - Manage your funding and partnerships through all phases of growth;
    - Dominate the market category you are after or create a new one;
    - Build and manage an early stage investment vehicle; and
    - Build and grow a healthy high-tech ecosystem.
    Adoni implemented these practices throughout his more than 12 years as a venture capitalist for one of Israel’s most successful venture funds, and he continues to utilize these same proven startup strategies today in metropolitan areas in the US.
    Bio: Uri Adoni has over 20 years experience in high-tech and over 12 years of being a partner at Jerusalem Venture Partners Media Labs (www.jvpvc.com). JVP has listed twelve companies on NASDAQ and sold numerous others to leading tech companies such as Cisco, Microsoft, EMC, PayPal, Sony, Broadcom, AUO, Alcatel, and many more. Adoni served on the board of several JVP companies, early and late stage ones, and is also on the board of SifTech, one of Israel’s leading accelerators.
    In this episode of Trend Following Radio:
    The Startup
    Venture Capital
    State of Israel
    Leading Tech Companies
    Genuine Passion

    • 54 min

Customer Reviews

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drcruz65 ,

Price - The only thing that matters

I'm listening to Episode #308 and Michael (over and over, and over again) suggests that the only thing that matters is "price" and that trying to predict the markets (through fundamental or predictive technical analysis) is a fools game. This has been my experience in the markets..."the trend is your friend". Thanks Mike

lovatof1 ,

The OG - Thoughts beyond systematic trading

It all started with trend following and extensions of his publications, but the podcast has evolved into so much more. Yes be systematic, yes think beyond the narrative, but do spare some time for interesting people with a point of view. Enjoy the conversations found here in.

RayCedarHill ,

Epic Podcasts

I’ve been subscribed to the Trend Following podcast for several years and the variety of guests and depth of knowledge they bring is phenomenal! Episode 913 is a great example. It had 2 guests that had some interesting insights. I had already read several books by Emanuel Derman, and the chance to listen to him was very appreciated.

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