My Origin Story

My Origin Story

MY ORIGIN STORY

I was known as the “boy with the broken brain. ” A childhood head injury at age five left me struggling in school. For a while, I even believed I could never be as good as other kids when it came to learning.

I was slow and barely survived school, but never stopped hoping for better. I often talk about “superhero brains” and “superpowers” when I’m referring to life-long learners and learning. It’s not just because I’m a geek, though.

I loved superheroes as a kid – and the comic books saved me when conventional education couldn’t. Comic books taught me how to read…and they also kept my dreams alive that one day I, too, would find my inner superpower.

As the years wore on, I undertook a journey to learn about my brain – why it was broken and what I could do to fix it. That journey led me to discovering different learning habits, including accelerated learning systems and tactics.

I discovered that, no matter the circumstances, we can rebuild our brains. And after working on myself, I realized my brain was not broken…it just needed a better owner’s manual. This shattered my own limiting beliefs – and over time, it became my passion to help others do the same.

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The Mission

The Mission

I’ve spent the last 25 years helping people like you improve their memory, learn to speed-read, increase their decision-making skills, and unleash their superbrains.

Throughout my career, I’ve shared these same techniques with students at universities like NYU, Harvard, Columbia, Stanford, and Singularity. I’ve also worked closely with companies like Nike and GE and Zappos to help their executives and employees get the most out of work and life. Even companies like SpaceX and Virgin, owned by billionaire geniuses like Richard Branson and Elon Musk, have trained with me.

In a world of spaceships and supercomputers, our education system still uses methods that are as old, and as ineffective, as the horse and buggy. I believe that the techniques I’ve developed over the years on how to learn – not just what to learn – should’ve been taught to us as schoolchildren. Luckily, it’s never too late to learn these skills!

No matter your age, background, or level of education, you can learn new ways to use your brain.

If you’ve been searching for better ways of coping and growing, I’m here to help you fall in love with learning again. Please, reach out and tell my team and I how we can serve you on your learning journey. And I can’t wait to be your brain coach.

elon musk

Elon Musk

FORREST WHITAKER

Forrest Whitaker

Sergey Brin & Larry Page

Sergey Brin & Larry Page

Hillary Clinton

Hillary Clinton

Michelle Obama

Michelle Obama

Sir Richard Branson

Praise

I am honored and grateful to have worked with some of my heroes and inspirations.
Bill Clinton

Bill Clinton

Bono

Bono

Ben Affleck & Jennifer Lawrence

Ben Affleck & Jennifer Lawrence

Steven Tyler

Will Smith

Will Smith

Ryan Reynolds & Hugh Jackman

Stan Lee

Stan Lee

Steven Spielberg

Steven Spielberg

Elton John & Quincy Jones

Elton John & Quincy Jones

Harrison Ford

Harrison Ford

Oprah Winfrey

Oprah Winfrey