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Ep. 152: Dan Andrews Interview with Michael Covel on Trend Following Radio

Synopsis: Michael Covel talks with Dan Andrews. Andrews runs a very popular podcast at TropicalMBA.com. Covel and Andrews talk about “location independence”; optimizing for time and mobility; Andrews’ beginnings as a teenager to where he is today; artists and entrepreneurs; Andrews’ beginnings; how being in an entirely different atmosphere can bring out your creativity; how Paris in the 1920’s relates to the creative explosion in Asia; the importance of having a blog and telling your story; why people need stories and ideas to follow; telling a story with your business; the importance of “starting” and the iterative process; your brand, and the nature of how you interact with people; thinking you know how to “do it” before you know how the “soup” is made; how hard work means so much more than talent; self-control, self-discipline; “failing forward” and getting used to taking emotional risks; hyper-globalization of small businesses; the revolution of podcasting; distractions, laziness, and doing an inventory on your time. Plus, to make it interesting, Covel and Andrews do the podcast in the same room in Saigon. An interesting conversation for anyone looking to leave the office cube work environment. Want a free trend following DVD? www.trendfollowing.com/win.

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6 comments on “Ep. 152: Dan Andrews Interview with Michael Covel on Trend Following Radio
  1. Fred says:

    Two thumbs up for an interview that extols the virtues of hard work trumping talent, putting yourself out there, shipping your product and Randy Rhoads.

  2. Robert says:

    Wow. I replayed this podcast three times. You guys nailed every point.

    Michael, any thoughts on rebranding yourself as an entrepreneur/business speaker rather than trend following? It might better align your audience with your message.

  3. Dan says:

    Thank you for that Fred! Glad you enjoyed it.

  4. Dan says:

    Thank you very much Robert! I’ve taken a lot of entrepreneurial notes from Michael in the short time we’ve talked!

  5. michael says:

    Hmmm… Two subjects I like: TF and entrepreneurship. I have never seen the separation in my mind. All TFs are entrepreneurs.

  6. John Hooley says:

    I enjoyed listening to you two rap about life and entrepreneurship. There were some great points. I’m familiar with Dan’s work and it was also interesting to finally hear some details about his first endeavor- sounded like textbook 4 Hour stuff. I wonder what value Dan would put on having that SEO skillset was to getting a win and some early traction?

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