The Brainfluence Podcast with Roger Dooley

Al Ramadan's new book, Play Bigger - How Pirates, Dreamers, and Innovators Create and Dominate Markets, co-authored with Dave Peterson, Christopher Lochhead, and Kevin Maney, is a study of legendary category-breaking companies like Apple, Google, and other Silicon Valley giants. In this interview, Al touches on some of the characteristics of these companies that make them so industry-defining.

In each case, these firms redefined their category, ultimately leading to market domination. But, this isn't just for big brands - even small companies and individuals can use category design to achieve success.

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Many of us leap to conclusions when trying to solve our problems, whether they are personal, financial, or otherwise. But is there a better, more thought-out way to find solutions?

Matthew E. May is a specialist in critical thinking, as well as a prolific author of books about ideas and how to improve them. His new book, titled Winning The Brain Game: Fixing the 7 Fatal Flaws of Thinking, aims to point out seven common, yet destructive, flaws in our thinking patterns. Matthew's book (and interview!) will help you understand these flaws, how you can change the way you think, and why it's crucial to do so.

You can find show notes and more information by clicking here: http://bit.ly/1XQR4NB 

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How can images of naked women and sculptures made out of urinal structures thwart a terrorist or help you save your company lots of money? Amy Herman teaches the Art of Perception to help us step back and engage the most powerful technology tools we have - our eyes.

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Just about every self-help author and life coach tries to pump you up by getting you to think better of yourself and your capabilities. Ryan Holiday, it’s safe to say, has a somewhat different path to success.

Ryan is a business and media strategist who has advised authors, artists, and companies. Among other accomplishments, he was a key part of American Apparel’s meteoric rise in sales.

Ryan is also the author of three books. His latest title, Ego is the Enemy, sheds light on all the negative ways your ego may be affecting your business without you knowing it.

You can find show notes and more information by clicking here: http://bit.ly/1U4Uyrs

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On this episode, we're discussing practical techniques copywriters can use to link to the brain's reward system and impact decision making by influencing memory so consumers will execute accordingly after being exposed to your marketing content.

You can find show notes and more information by clicking here: http://bit.ly/1XTGl3k

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