News from Olivier Roland

10 years later: Re-doing my crazy project to read 52 of the best business books in 52 weeks, and post a weekly review here in English!

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Olivier Roland 52-week book challenge

Before elaborating on the many business books I read, I want to introduce myself to those who don’t know me: I am Olivier Roland, I’m 36, I’m French and I’ve been an entrepreneur since the age of 19. I’m currently a blogger, YouTuber, amateur archaeologist, diver, globe-trotter, and international speaker, among many other things! I […]

Hack Your Brain and Change Your Behavior

Reading in the Brain: the New Science of How We Read

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Summary of the book Reading in the Brain. In his book Reading in the Brain, the neuroscientist and cognitive psychologist Stanislas Dehaene offers readers various discoveries and theories about the way in which our primate brain learns to read. By Stanislas DEHAENE, 2007, 475 pages. (Original title: Les Neurones de la Lecture) Note: This article […]

Conversations With Game Changers

Interview: How Thibault Vincent sleeps two hours a day with polyphasic sleep

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Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 47:36 — 43.6MB) S’abonner au podcast : Apple Podcasts | RSS Sleep two hours a day with polyphasic sleep You can listen to this podcast with my guest Thibault Vincent about polyphasic sleep live by clicking on the Play button at the top, download the MP3 by clicking on Download, or retrieve it from […]

Conversations With Game Changers

Interview: How Phil earns a million Canadian dollars per year through the 4-hour workweek

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When I, Olivier Roland met Phil, CEO of Oznium, in San Francisco, and he explained to me that he generates 1 million $CAD per year with his company while implementing the  4-hour work week and traveling all over the world, I couldn’t resist the temptation to interview him allowing him the opportunity to share his experience […]

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Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us

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Summary of “Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us”:  Drive is not just another book on motivation and management, but an innovative and mind-blowing work. Since the prehistoric era where survival was our main motivation, Taylorism has given prominence to the carrot and stick concept, which is still widely used today. The author explains […]

Communicate Effectively and Negotiate to Win

Influence the Psychology of Persuasion

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Summary of “Influence the Psychology of Persuasion”: As humans, we often react automatically to certain events, because it takes too much time and effort to think about every action we perform; although most of the time these automatic behaviors have their advantages, sometimes they are abused by knowledgeable people who use them to manipulate others; […]