Episode 250: Raising the Bar of Innovation

Welcome to Episode 250 of The Traders Podcast. In this show your host Rob Booker talks about Yahoo’s chief executive officer announcing that Yahoo is commissioning two original TV-length comedy series. This leads Rob to make predictions about the future of Netflix and Amazon. Next Rob talks about how traders are often told (incorrectly) not to try to branch out into something new. Rob also talks about some trading-related news regarding FXDD, which he calls the Yahoo of currency trading. Also in this episode, you’ll hear Rob explain why it’s not enough to merely do what you’re supposed to be doing, anymore. Rob talks about the importance of being innovative as an individual trader. All of this and more in this episode of The Traders Podcast. Thanks for listening.

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Episode 238: Exploring Matt LaCoco’s Concept of Allowance

In Episode 238, your host Rob Booker explores Matt LaCoco’s concept of allowance. But this conversation is probably just the tip of the iceberg. Rob would actually like to hear more from Matt on this topic.

So, tell Matt LaCoco that you’d like to hear his thoughts on allowance on Twitter here: @MattLaCoco Be sure to ask him to write an essay on his blog about allowance.

Rob also talks about ideas circling around ingratitude and being discontent with the state of what you have (or what you don’t have). Rob asks whether constant improvement is a myth, and he suggests that an over-emphasis on improvement can lead to a lot of unhappiness. We talk about the problems of interfering and getting in the way of what’s already working sufficiently. And this episode touches on the ideas of contentment, complacency, ambition and innovation. Don’t miss it! Thanks for listening.

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