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Alexander Berardi is an international best-selling author, serial entrepreneur, legendary troublemaker and general malcontent. At age 4 he used his Handy Andy Toolkit to saw a leg off the family’s kitchen table, only days after breaking 13 windows with a whiffle ball bat. He’s lucky to be alive.
This is his blog.
Here he talks about the power of human imagination and how to use it. He talks about the importance of thinking differently from those around you, despite pressure from the crowd. He talks about success and about failure. He talks about entrepreneurship and all the creativity, innovation, problem solving and sleepless nights it takes to build and grow a successful enterprise in today’s no-holds-bared world economy. And ice cream. He talks a lot about ice cream.
The unique thing about his podcasts, talks and seminars, books and syndicated articles, social media and blog posts is that each and every one is a call to action.
People don’t just listen to Berardi; they take notes, they reread and replay his messages over and over, and they use his advice to make real and lasting changes in their lives and in their businesses.
He’s been called “Everyone’s Mentor.” And for good reason. Not a day goes by that he does not learn something new and pass it on to others. It is his consuming passion.
But Beware: He uses lots and lots of very naughty language. So be advised.
Innocence Lost… A 9-11 Memorial
Where were you the day America lost its innocence? Today marks yet another anniversary of the September 11th attacks on America. Many of us lost friends, colleagues and loved ones that day. Others still suffer enduring scars—both physical and mental—which are constant reminders of the act of cowardice that altered [...]
How To Gain The Most From CounterThink
If you’re doing anything the same way this year, as you did last year, you’re in trouble. The trouble might not come from the way you’re doing things, but it’s coming. The only way to avoid it is to maintain a constant awareness of the inevitability and the necessity for change. Change [...]
The Struggle is Part of Our Story
There’s a story often attributed to the writer, Henry Miller, about a little boy in India, who sat watching a guru study an object he held in his hand. As the little boy came closer to get a better look, the guru sensed his curiosity and said, “It’s called a cocoon.” “And, [...]
Who’s Eyeing Your candy? A Short Lesson in CounterThink
This week, I'd like to share three simple, CounterThink tactics with you. I've personally used each of them, over and over, to kick my competitor's ass. See if you can pick them out... Being a CounterThinker means-- at its most basic foundational terms-- thinking and acting in direct opposition to the mainstream crowd. [...]
A Case for Daydreaming
I can clearly remember sitting in the back row of Mrs. Kennedy’s third grade class, but I can’t, for the life of me, remember what she was teaching that day. I wasn’t paying attention. I was staring out the window, daydreaming. When Mrs. Kennedy noticed that my thoughts were a thousand miles [...]
What Really Drives Us?
If you are at all familiar with my work, you’ve heard me, on many occasions, say something to the effect of: We are happiest when we are serving others. And that’s true. But here’s the thing—this happiness is not due to any great sense of altruism on our part. The fact that [...]
What makes a person highly creative? Part Two.
Last week, I began sharing my thumbnail sketch of a highly creative person, in an attempt to help us all become more creative. We learned that highly creative people tend to operate with a high degree of self-awareness. They are fully aware of the power of their mind— to transform a mental [...]
What Makes a Person Creative?
Maybe it’s because of the work I do, but I tend to find myself surrounded by creative types most of the time. Sure, I’ve worked with my fair share of artists, performers, writers and the like. But surprisingly, many of the people I’ve found to be most creative are not those whom [...]
Do You Have Your Goals In Their Proper Order?
A man hunting tigers in India was suddenly surprised by a huge Bengal tiger—by the time he saw the tiger, it was almost on top of him. The hunter raised his rifle and fired, but he overshot and missed. The tiger, surprised by the man, and thrown off his stride by the [...]
What Kind Of Future Are You Carving Out For Yourself?
Years ago, I heard a story about an old farmer, who decided to do something with a huge piece of granite, that sat in the middle of his sweet potato field. He got out a hammer and chisel and before long; he had carved a very respectable, life-sized rendition of an elephant. [...]