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Fundamentals of Leadership – As Taught By A Navy SEAL


Two-Time USA Memory Champion; memory-training expert and Ron White memory guy shares fundamentals of leadership from TC Cummings Mind of a US Navy SEAL program “Virtually every company will be going out and empowering their workers with a certain set of tools, and the big difference in how much value is received from that will [...]

Fundamentals of Leadership – As Taught By A Navy SEAL2016-10-22T09:06:29+00:00

Time Magazine Covers USA Memory Championship


Two time USA Memory Champion and Ron White Memory Expert talks about the video he was a part of for TIME.COM in their coverage of the 2011 USA Memory Championship: It was such fun to be a part of the 2011 USA Memory Championship. Now, true the result of the tournament wasn't the one I [...]

Time Magazine Covers USA Memory Championship2016-10-22T09:06:30+00:00

Take A Chill Pill like a Navy SEAL


Two-Time USA Memory Champion; memory training expert, and memory keynote speaker Ron White shares his thoughts on taking time out to distress and walk away from a problem in order to solve it. As a memory expert, I can attest to the fact that no mind, no matter how extraordinary, is capable of solving every problem immediately. We are distracted by problems that come up on a daily basis, and the stress mounts with each distraction that is ignored. It is how we deal with these distractions that make us or break us.

Take A Chill Pill like a Navy SEAL2016-10-22T09:06:25+00:00

Method of Loci Memory Journey Construction


Two Time USA Memory Champion and memory training expert and memory speaker Ron White gives insight on how to build more memory training files: This article has to do with how to build more memory training files using the method of loci. If you have not read my post on the method of loci or [...]

Method of Loci Memory Journey Construction2016-10-22T09:06:23+00:00

Joshua Foer Moonwalking With Einstein


Two Time USA Memory Champion and memory training expert and memory speaker Ron White shares his thoughts on Joshua Foer and the book Moonwalking with Eisntein I must confess when I first learned about the 2006 USA Memory Champion Joshua Foer the story was not told in the greatest light. From more than one person [...]

Joshua Foer Moonwalking With Einstein2016-10-22T09:06:23+00:00

Wikipedia Defines Speed Reading


Wikipedia defines “speed reading” as a collection of reading methods which attempt to increase rates of reading without greatly reducing comprehension or retention.” They go on, however, to say it is “characterized by an analysis of trade-offs between measures of speed and comprehension.” Is speed reading a trade-off? Does it reduce the “value” of the subject matter into increments of time? It doesn’t have to be.

Wikipedia Defines Speed Reading2016-10-22T09:06:19+00:00



One of the biggest breakthroughs for me in the field of memory training in the last 3-5 years has been Character, Action, Object. This concept has been around longer than 3-5 years, however, this is when I first heard about it. If you want to improve your memory retention of cards or numbers I can’t recommend character, action, object highly enough.


How to Count in Japanese


When I was 12 years old I signed up to take Okinawan Karate. I really enjoyed weekly learning the same style of karate that Daniel from the movie The Karate Kid took. I learned self defense, the importance of exercise, gained confidence and even learned a little bit of Japanese! Now, to tell you the truth all I learned was counting and on a recent trip to Narita Japan I did discover it is very tough to carry on a conversation with just numbers! With that said, it is fun to learn bits and pieces of other languages and here is a real simple way to learn how to count in Japanese.

How to Count in Japanese2016-10-22T09:06:16+00:00

Trust Your Memory


Two time USA Memory Champion and Memory Training Expert Ron White shares his thoughts on trusting your memory: In learning how to memorize one of the first things that should be learned is the many benefits of trusting your memory. Trusting your memory allows you to move faster and memorize more information quickly. One of the most common things I hear people say is, ‘Oh my memory is TERRIBLE! I can’t remember names! I am a terrible test taker! My memory is getting worse and worse!’ The first element of trusting your memory is STOP SAYING THIS KIND OF STUFF! What you tell yourself about your memory will be programmed into your subconscious and ultimately become your reality. I daily tell myself, ‘My brain operates fast and I find it EASY to remember.’ I am programming myself to TRUST my memory!

Trust Your Memory2016-10-22T09:06:15+00:00

2011 USA Memory Championship Nelson Dellis wins – Recap


My focus for the 2011 USA Memory Championship began in earnest in October. I had set out to implement Ben Pridmore's memory system for cards. Yep, that is right - I was out to create an image for every possible card combination of two random cards. If you pull two cards out of a deck at random and place them side by side there are 2704 different possibilities. I hired someone to put all these combination in a Power Point presentation. Once this 2704 slide monstrosity had been assembled the task of creating images for all the combination's began. Finally by the first week in December and two months later it was complete. By December 18th I had memorized 1300 of the slides but soon realized that if I was to master this system it could very easily take a full year and I was only 80 days out from the tournament. Two months had been wasted and on Dec 18th I scrapped the plan and the real training for the 3-Peat began.....

2011 USA Memory Championship Nelson Dellis wins – Recap2016-10-22T09:06:14+00:00