Built On Trust

Insider Secrets No matter what round of funding you’re looking for, there’s something that’s just as important as the facts & figures of your business: the trust between you and your investors. Medium is the Message Digital communications are phenomenal. It allows us to connect with anyone anywhere in the world at any time....

Silver Bullet Thinking

Don’t Forget the Human Element A wonderful talk on the importance of not ignoring the human element from decisionmaking. “Silver Bullet Thinking” This is a term she used which piqued my interest. It’s usually those who think they can find a silver bullet that are most affected by them. “Oracles never stand alone” To...

The Eyes Have It

Psychology of Gaze You’re out in the park catching up on Facebook on your phone when, out of nowhere, you feel the distinct sensation that someone is staring at you. You look up from your phone, and sure enough, you see someone looking right at you. We’ve all had some form of this experience...

A Warrior's Mindset

There’s no shortage of articles explaining how “business is war,” and they almost all start with pull quotes from Sun-Tzu’s Art of War. They go into granular detail about the strategies & tactics of warfare as a way to help you understand how to apply those lessons in the boardroom. They explain how to deceive...

The Right Way to do Wrong

A question I get asked a lot on podcasts & interviews isn’t really a question, it’s more of a statement. “I bet you can manipulate people, huh?” Well, yeah. That’s what I get paid to do, and it’s why I started Like A Mind Reader in the first place; teach...

Beyond Maslow's Pyramid

Hierarchy In 1943 Abraham Maslow released a paper exploring the typical development of exemplary humans, and since then his ideas have been spread world-wide as “Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs.” The basic idea is a person starts at the base of the pyramid, and each level must be mastered before they can begin working on the...

Magic of Success

Magicians are in the business of creating experiences that are absolutely mind blowing. No matter how impossible it seems, however, tricks work by making use of natural principles of nature. If you look at people who are massively successful, it can seem like it happened as if by magic. They started a company and *POOF*...

One Event, Two Outcomes

In high school & college I was a competitive debater. I wasn’t naturally well-spoken and quick on my feet. I think almost entirely in pictures, so it was difficult for me to translate those images into coherent ideas that are easy to understand in words. With that background, I absolutely love watching live debates;...

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