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Mind Over Money

The psychology of investing has become such an important area of research that major hedge funds are building trading strategies around human behavioral patterns. In Mind Over Money, Kevin Cook explores the crossroads where markets and brains collide, delving into the two sciences – neuroscience and behavioral finance – that show why investors are often highly irrational when faced with economic decisions, uncertainty, and risk.
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Oct 1, 2020

Gaming-as-a-Service (GaaS) heats up during COVID and reasserts that content is still king

(1:00) - Gaming Is Serious Business for NVDA and MSFT

(6:10) - Dave Does Disney and Was Not Amused

(9:45) - Gaming-as-a-Service Heats Up: Microsoft Buys Bethesda

(14:50) - Console Wars: Xbox and PC vs. Playstation

(23:00) - NVIDIA Launches Next-Gen Graphics Cards: 30 Series

(29:55) - Ray Tracing: Industrial Light & Magic for Games

(37:30) - The Netflix of Gaming: Satya Nadella's Vision

(44:00) - Content Communities and Exclusivity
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Sep 29, 2020
The right financial advisor is conflict-free and dedicated to your investments' growth, not their commissions
 
(1:45) - From Big Bank to Client-Centered
(6:30) - Planning For Retirement: Where to Start 
(15:20) - Picking the Right Advisor For Your Nest Egg
(20:30) - Financial Fast Food: Don’t Let It Tempt You!
(26:15) - Your Investment Journey: What To Expect Along The Ride
(33:10) - What Does A Financial Fiduciary Do?
(39:55) - How Emotions Get In Your Way
(44:00) - Stress Free Money Book 
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Jun 16, 2020

What if I told you that willpower doesn't work? Well, take it from a guy who became a top-ranked blogger, got his PhD, and adopted 3 foster kids -- all in just 3 years!

(0:45) - Imagine These 3 Goals In 3 Years

(8:45) - Willpower and Its Discontents 

(16:20) - Research On Personality and Why It's Not Permanent

(21:55) - Your Identity = Self-Image + Biographical Narrative 

(31:00) - Building Blocks of Benjamin Hardy’s Success

(35:40) - Creating Your Ideal Future

(40:55) - Crucial Importance of A Strong Morning Routine
 
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Personality Isn’t Permanent
Apr 30, 2020

Are you still relying on will power to change your habits? A little neuroscience will cure that.

(1:00) - Opening the Hood on Your Brain w Dr. Jud

(7:45) - Applying Mindfulness During The Quarantine

(13:05) - The Anticipation Of Habits and Their Triggers

(18:15) - Everyday Addiction: From Your "Dumbphone" to Social Media

(26:30) - Awareness Tools: From Meditation to Experience Apps

(35:20) - The Big Debate: Role of Will Power in Behavior Change

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Apr 27, 2020

If you want to learn the #1 skill of the future, listen to the engineer of habit-forming products and apps

(0:45) - Controlling Your Attention With Nir Eyal
(6:10) - The Motivation and Research Behind Indistractable
(11:30) - Death By To-Do List and Our Ability To Multitask
(17:40) - Traction Is The Opposite Of Distraction
(29:55) - Breaking the Spell: Building A System That Works For You
(35:25) - The Hidden Super Power: Managing Discomfort Intentionally
(45:00) - Nir & Far Gifts for Choosing to Become Indistractable
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Apr 8, 2020

Your decision-making methods can be one of the most exciting and productive areas of your life and business to ignite innovation

(1:30) - Decision Traps: 10 Barriers to Overcome
(11:20) - Meta-Questions for Decision Makers
(19:45) - Could You Live on a Decision Budget?
(26:20) - Got Any Sunk Costs? Tesla vs. Big Auto
(32:30) - Could You Be Indistractable?

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Mar 13, 2020

Imagine what you could learn about running your business and your life by studying great companies.

(0:35) - lululemon vs. Under Armour: Anatomy of Success
(4:45) - The 4 Disciplines of Execution
(14:10) - Top 10 Decision Making Errors
(25:05) - LULU's Recovery from Debacles: See-Through Quality?
(30:15) - How Could Under Armour Lose at Shoes with Curry?
(38:15) - lululemon’s 3-Prong Strategic Vision
(45:00) - How Can Under Armour Drive Growth Going Forward?
(55:25) - Episode Roundup: Mind Over Money Archive

Mar 5, 2020

The trading game is so much tougher now with algos ripping and squeezing every edge -- except the ones you control

(2:30) - Learning From Experts and Rogues: The AlphaMind Podcast

(12:00) - Why Is Trading Such a Difficult Mental Game?

(20:10) - Comparing Nick Leeson and Bernie Madoff

(32:50) - Goldman's David Tait: Life and Trading Cannot Be Separated

(38:40) - The Emotional Challenge: Learning To Love Your Losses

(45:30) - Done Properly: The Zen of Trading Podcast@Zacks.com

Feb 26, 2020
 Imagine what you could learn about running your business and your life by studying great companies.

(0:45) - Modeling Success: Learning from Top Companies
(6:30) - Thriving On Chaos: Top 8 Sources of Execution
(17:50) - The Dutch Secret of 16th Century: Credit
(30:20) - Intel’s Fateful Decision in 1985
(40:00) - Disciplines of Execution in Era of Disruptive Innovation
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Feb 12, 2020
 Investors who missed the great rallies in Apple and Microsoft have been wondering why, and wishing they listened to Dan Ives

(2:55) - The Map of Knowledge: Scholars of the Dark Ages
(13:10) - Clayton Christensen and Technology Disruption
(22:00) - Apple’s 2019 Growth Slowdown: Buy or Panic?
(25:35) - Dan Ives Calls Tech Rally, Says Much More to Come
(28:40) - What Could Push Apple To $2 Trillion?
(31:15) - 5 Big Tech Predictions for 2020: FAANG and More
(38:50) - Google Playing Catchup With Amazon and Microsoft
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Jan 29, 2020
 The current geometric rate of transmission implies that over 100,000 people could be infected by early February

(1:00) - Severe Health Crisis for China
(6:10) - A Brief History of Pandemics
(15:45) - Got DNA? Coronavirus Genome
(23:20) - In Search of a Vaccine
(32:55) - Competition: A New Science?
(43:15) - Episode Roundup: Podcast@Zacks.com
Jan 15, 2020
 Technology ignites commerce and both are driven by our insatiable thirst for wealth, power, knowledge, and new horizons

(1:00) - A Brief History of Tribal Behavior
(11:15) - China's Empire Goals: Winner Take All?
(24:05) - The Final Frontier: Space or AI?
(30:00) - Inevitable Expeditions: AI Before Mars
(38:30) - Episode Roundup: Podcast@Zacks.com
Dec 20, 2019

While populist movements seem a step backwards, the generations growing up on innovation and fluid borders will inherit one world

(1:00) - Why Technology is Unstoppable and Changes Everything
(8:15) - What's Driving the Trends Toward Nationalism?
(15:00) - Generational Drivers of Globalization vs. Populist Movements
(21:35) - Bull Market Going Higher: What Stops It?
(32:00) - Nationalism Stops Globalization, Proving Earth Not So Flat
(38:25) - Software Eats FedEx While Semis Soar To New Highs
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Dec 4, 2019

In 5 years, you be selling your gold and buying more companies leading the century of biology

(0:45) - The Behavior of Gold Investors
(4:35) - The Technology Super Cycle
(7:45) - The 4 Core Arguments Against Gold
(12:30) - NASA Mission To Psyche: The Fort Knox of Asteroids
(22:50) - Trade of the 2020’s: Sell Gold, Buy Biotech

Nov 13, 2019

The content explosion is creating massive new opportunity for advertisers and the one platform that connects everything.

(0:45) - Trade Desk Runs Box Office for the Streaming Cage Match

(6:10) - Binge Watching: The Behavioral Risks

(14:30) - Will Netflix Be Forced to Adopt Ad-Supported Platform?

(18:00) - Disney+ Storms the Battlefield

(22:15) - Amazon Prime & Apple TV: Ringside Seats and Lots of Popcorn

(28:40) - Is Comcast’s Free Box A Roku Killer?

(34:00) - Episode Roundup: Podcast@Zacks.com

Sep 19, 2019

Neuroscientists are proving the human sense of fear is very different than animals and why it matters

(0:45) - Twitter Discoveries: The Deep History of Ourselves

(6:00) - Awareness of Fear: Human vs. Animal Instincts

(11:30) - Acting out of Fear: Being Aware Of Your Emotions When Investing

(21:15) - Insights From Joseph LeDoux

(30:20) - Episode Roundup: Podcast@Zacks.com

Sep 5, 2019

We need science and math -- and STEM-savvy minds -- more than ever to help us inform decision making

(1:00) - Allergic to Algebra? Harnessing Math for Fun & Profit
(7:45) - Probability Skills Immunize Against Those Who Lie with Stats
(21:30) - Taleb's Black Swan and the Limits of Standard Deviation
(27:10) - Discovering Probability: Where Did It All Start?
(36:35) - Expected Value: A Simple Yet Powerful Equation
(41:20) - Crazy People Who Play Powerball: Visualizing The Odds
(52:25) - Episode Roundup: Podcast@Zacks.com

Aug 22, 2019

As we await results of NTSB and grand jury investigations, many questions linger about what went wrong

(0:45) - Boeing 737 MAX: Did Profit Motive Override Sound Design?
(8:15) - Remember the DC-10? How Consumers Handle Shocking Tragedies
(14:00) - MCAS Software Enhancement: The Right Solution, Wrongly Delivered?
(22:45) - Does The FAA Give Boeing Too Much Control?
(28:30) - What To Expect From Boeing Moving Forward
(31:05) - Episode Roundup: Podcast@zacks.com

Aug 15, 2019

A growing herd of unicorns and their founders and investors are finding liquidity without rushing to IPO

(0:45) - A New Marketplace for Pre-IPO Trading
(6:00) - How Forge Creates Value for Unicorns and Investors
(8:25) - Innovation with Spotify and Slack: What's a Direct Listing?
(12:15) - A Herd of Unicorns: Growth Potential for the Pre-IPO Market
(15:00) - Episode Roundup: Podcast@Zacks.com

Jul 26, 2018

The greatest accidental experiment in social media has a lot to teach us about taming the AI beast

 

(2:00) - Facebook Flopped and It’s Great!  

(5:45) - Max Tegmark: Life 3.0

(10:35) - Prometheus Achieves World Domination   

(16:00) - Taming the Beast that AI Could Become

(21:10) - 5 Proofs We Are Naturally Irrational 

(24:20) - Driving Money Away, Keeping Bad Habits

(29:25) - Repelling Helpful People, Sabotaging Our Health

(34:15) - An Elephant in Your Brain

(42:30) - Episode Roundup: Podcast@Zacks.com

Jul 19, 2018

I’m not crazy about kids wasting hours playing video games, but there has to be a way to profit from it, for all of us

(0:30) - Stock-Picking: Better Than Video Games?

(4:30) - Fortnite Battle Royale: Free Viral Mania Makes Millions   

(10:45) - Video Game Industry: Where $100 Billion Comes From

(14:30) - Amazon's Twitch Creates a Whole New World

(21:15) - Freemium Model: What Impact on Console Companies?

(30:00) - Future of Gaming, Augmented Reality, and Education

(33:10) - Episode Roundup: Podcast@Zacks.com

Jul 12, 2018

How technology changes human behavior and social rules, but not human nature and genetics—yet.

(0:45) - The Century of Biology

(8:00) – Wonderful Dopamine: The Attention Drug

(21:30) – Memory, Emotion and Learning Complete the Loop

(33:00) - Dopamine in the Noisy Concert of Consciousness

(39:05) - The Cerebral Symphony: Arouse, Orient, Detect, Execute

(43:10) – Find Your Flow: 5 Ways To Learn More, Better, Faster

(49:00) - Episode Roundup: Podcast@Zacks.com

Jun 28, 2018

How technology changes human behavior and social rules, but not human nature and genetics—yet.

(1:15) - FDA Shares Strategic Vision on Gene Therapies 

(5:25) - Human Nature: New Science vs. Old Assumptions

(12:30) - Steven Pinker: Using Biology to Inform Beliefs

(17:40) - How Technology Changes Everything But Human Nature

(25:00) - Candace Pert: Your Body Is Your Subconscious Mind

(34:15) - Multi-Mind Theory: Do We Naturally Self-Sabotage? 

(43:00) - “This Weather Is Crazy!”

(48:45) - Episode Roundup: Podcast@Zacks.com

Jun 21, 2018

Science is bringing the future to you faster every year and this requires a mind wide open

(0:45) - Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance  

(5:10) - Meet the Huxleys: Evolution’s Grand Champions 

(10:15) - The Chaos Theory of Learning & Unstoppable Creativity

(16:10) - Books for Minds Wide Open: Bill Nye and Richard Feynman  

(23:45) - The Death of Doubt: Why We Pretend To Know It All 

(28:00) - The Wrong Ways To Use Science 

(31:50) - The Future Of Education

(37:30) - Episode Roundup: Podcast@Zacks.com

Jun 7, 2018

At the risk of over-simplifying, I crystallize my favorite principles into lessons for all future bull markets

(0:45) - Navigating the Bull Market

(6:00) - Following The Smart Money

(8:45) - Kevin’s Market Melt-Up Recipe 

(11:30) - 3 Wealth-Building Rules for Bull Markets 

(18:00) - A Quick Look at How Emotions Are Made: The Secret Life of the Brain

(27:50) - Episode Roundup: Podcast@Zacks.com

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