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Cognitive Enhancer -- increase your levels of concentration. While writing this insight I'm listening to Jason Lewis's Cognitive Enhancer music. It helps put you in the alpha state, the most focused and powerful mind state for doing creative work (or email) and has increased my productivity 40%. Keys to using:
- Wear headphones
- Make sure headphones are positioned correctly - right speaker in right ear - or it doesn't work. It's driving certain beats to each side of the brain
- Play at the very lowest level - it's background noise. I have my computer audio at the lowest level AND I have the YouTube video turned down to 25%
Give it a try right now while reading this insight. Thanks to Dean Grazioso, author of Millionaire Success Habits, for recommending (he's keynoting the ScaleUp Summit). He actually listens to the music while leading webinars, etc.
Self-Designing Websites -- check out this 30 second video from The Grid - a firm that has harnessed AI to create self-designing websites. If you need to launch content quickly this might be a viable solution. At a minimum it gives you a window into one way AI can affordably power our companies/marketing.
Blockchain Technology Will Impact All our Industries -- HBR released a series of articles on Blockchain technology this week. The powerful technology behind Bitcoin, Blockchain fixes a major problem in the digital world. If I sell you a physical good, you have it and I don't. However, if I sell you a digital good, you have it and I still have it - and you can share it. That isn't a viable situation for many transactions - like financial. What about digital stock certificates? What about proprietary IP? The article in the series titled "The Impact of the Blockchain Goes Beyond Financial Services" is the one I would read.
Innovative (and affordable) E-Bike -- EO Los Angeles member and Scaling Up fan Michael Fishman is co-founder of Pure Cycles. Launched in 2010, his firm is experienced and disciplined in successfully launching new bikes, so they are way beyond startup. Their latest bike, which they've been working on for three years, is the first electric-assist bike that works - has a 40 mile range and DOESN'T look like an electric bike! They've launched a Kickstarter campaign this week and have a guaranteed 2017 delivery (August projected). Noted Michael in his email to me:
In just 48 hours they have exceeded their Kickstarter campaign goal. Take a look at it and get back on a bike!
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