Author: Jason Weinberger

IRIS CRM - NMI
Featured Article NMI Acquires IRIS CRM, Expanding Deeper in the Commerce Value-Chain

To meet increased demand for full commerce enablement solutions, NMI and IRIS CRM’s joint offerings better enable ISO, ISV, bank and fintech partners SCHAUMBURG, IL – JANUARY 18, 2022 – NMI, a leading full commerce enablement technology company, today announced it has acquired IRIS CRM, a premier merchant services CRM and comprehensive merchant management platform […]

How to Get Focused for 2019 How to Get Focused for 2019
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Most people start their year imagining it will look like this: You have the big thing which you are going to make a ton of progress on. You are going to finish the book.You are going to get the promotion.You are going to launch the project.You are going to 10x the business. It’s exciting. There are big […]

Destroy your reputation. Be notorious. Destroy your reputation. Be notorious.
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“If you want to improve, be content to be thought foolish and stupid.” -Epictetus The Story A young man was brought into a company by its CEO to consult with its executives. The executives were in the process of making one mistake after another, and the young man knew what was going to happen. They […]

The Value of Travel The Value of Travel
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“A ship in harbor is safe, but that is not what ships are built for.” –Grace Hopper The Story Tania knew something was wrong. Culture creates prisons, and she was trapped inside one. High school was a struggle, but she managed to stick it out and graduate. Afterwards, Tania felt the pressure to attend college. She was […]

Is Isolation a Necessity for Creativity? Is Isolation a Necessity for Creativity?
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“Knowing your own darkness is the best method for dealing with the darknesses of other people.” -Carl Jung The Story The man looked at the Master’s degree framed above his desk. He had dedicated his whole life to academia, and on paper was successful. But as he sat there staring at the degree, the man felt that […]

So… Deal or No Deal? So… Deal or No Deal?
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“Follow your passion and the money will come.” -Richard Wolpert The Story Jeff nervously rocked back and forth in his office chair. In a few moments, Allan and Tommy — two of the most well-known and successful filmmakers — would walk into his office. Jeff still couldn’t believe that they were coming to him with a movie pitch, and not the […]

How to Get a Job That Doesn’t Exist How to Get a Job That Doesn’t Exist
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“We are called to be architects of the future, not its victims.” -R. Buckminster Fuller The Story David was giving his pitch to Goliath on why he should invest and partner. This deal had to work. David’s company was in trouble. It was three years old and still hadn’t turned a profit. He knew he was […]

It’s Always More Than a Game It’s Always More Than a Game
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“Somewhere inside, we hear a voice. It leads us in the direction of who we wish to become. But it is up to us whether or not to follow.” -Pat Tillman The Story The young man never paid attention to the numbers on the scoreboard. The only thing he cared about was the play at hand. […]

Future of Social Media Future of Social Media
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“There is nothing out there that allows people to see the impact of their ideas in a really visceral way.” –Gina Bianchini The Story It was the early 1980s and the man looked out his apartment window at the San Francisco Bay. Lights from ships dotted the harbor, framed by a setting sun. He sipped […]

How to Overcome Your Fear of Failure with The Bucky Method How to Overcome Your Fear of Failure with The Bucky Method
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On a snowy day in late 1927, a young corporate executive looked down past his toes, past the trusses of the bridge he was standing atop, and stared into the choppy waters of Lake Michigan. Earlier that year, his first daughter had died and he had lost his job as president of a building company. For […]

Phantom Rules Are Holding You Back Phantom Rules Are Holding You Back
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The Mission Newsletter, 11/20/18 “I am certain there is too much certainty in the world.” -Michael Crichton Hot of the Press… Why phantom rules hold you back (and what to do about it) “This story illustrates what I call phantom rules. These are rules that you can’t see. They’re habits and behaviors that have unnecessarily rigidified into dogma. […]

Biases Holding You Back From Rational Thinking Biases Holding You Back From Rational Thinking
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The Mission Newsletter, 11/16/18 “Courage is not simply one of the virtues, but the form of every virtue at the testing point.” -C. S. Lewis #FridayFunday 6 Biases Holding You Back From Rational Thinking – “Emotions are continually affecting our thought processes and decisions, below the level of our awareness. And the most common emotion of them […]

6 Ways to Revamp your Small Business Budget 6 Ways to Revamp your Small Business Budget
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There’s always room for improvement. The reality is successful businesses are always on the lookout for ways to reduce costs and reinvest more money. That’s why as a small business owner, you need to know where and how your money is being spent. In some instances, you may find that restructuring your budget is necessary […]

6 Biases Holding You Back From Rational Thinking 6 Biases Holding You Back From Rational Thinking
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This piece was adapted from my latest book The Laws of Human Nature. Emotions are continually affecting our thought processes and decisions, below the level of our awareness. And the most common emotion of them all is the desire for pleasure and the avoidance of pain. Our thoughts almost inevitably revolve around this desire; we simply […]

Hear From The Best Writers On The Planet Hear From The Best Writers On The Planet
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The Mission Newsletter, 11/14/18 “As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them.” -John F. Kennedy It’s Hummmmp Day! 🎉 🎉 Forget Your Stock Options. This Is the Key to Choosing Your Next Job “Over the years, I’ve been lucky enough to work at […]

The Real Truth About How to Work Smarter, not Harder The Real Truth About How to Work Smarter, not Harder
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Whenever you feel like you’re not getting enough done, you probably always turn to the same solution: working harder. Yet, you’ve probably heard the saying that you should “work smarter, not harder” which sounds great, but how do you actually work smarter? Why Working Harder isn’t the Answer The reason most people work harder is that it’s […]

Lessons from Stan Lee and Marvel Lessons from Stan Lee and Marvel
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The Mission Newsletter, 11/13/18 “With great power comes great responsibility.” ―Stan Lee Life, Business, and Storytelling Lessons… 20 Storytelling Lessons We Can Learn from Marvel “From the launch of the Human Torch in 1939 to the more recent debut of Avengers: Infinity War, Marvel has been telling stories of fantastic, amazing, and incredible heroes for over 75 years. […]

When Distraction is a Good Thing When Distraction is a Good Thing
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Is distraction a curse or a blessing? Not giving full attention to what we should be doing makes us miss deadlines, fail classes, and crash into other drivers. Distraction certainly has a price. Nonetheless, we love our distractions! Social media, spectator sports, movies, books, TV shows, the news, video games — what would we do without them? Clearly, […]

Your Call to Adventure Your Call to Adventure
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This is The Story…of how a young man turned his suffering into one of the greatest novels ever written. He was born into poverty. By age 14, he had lost both parents. Left with only one brother, he was taken in by a local priest. The priest was a good man and taught the young boys the power […]

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