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Control your own destiny

ARTICLE 001: I remember the exact moment I made the decision to become an entrepreneur. I was 18, working in the US on a Christmas

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ARTICLE 001: A rebel entrepreneur understands their own worth. They take control of their own destiny. If they have to temporarily work for a boss

ARTICLE 006: If we can look at any situation from a larger perspective, and with the understanding that situations are only good or bad if we label

Good or bad

ARTICLE 006: There was once a farmer, whose stallion was his most prized possession. He took excellent care of the animal, until one day, the

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Simple

ARTICLE 009: Before it was called Instagram, it was called Burbn. With this app, users could share photos, connect with friends, earn points and

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ARTICLE 009: When you develop a product or service, endeavour to make it both easy to use and explain. Make it simple. If you are unable to

ARTICLE 004: A loveable product can be judged not by what it is, but by what it is not. They lack friction points - or anything that prompts frustration

Loveable product

ARTICLE 004: After years of grafting and sleepless nights, I finally felt ready to launch our product. We were given a great opportunity to launch Complete

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ARTICLE 005: Rebel entrepreneurs realize that they thrive in the face of fear and the unknown. It's only when they take that jump, that they

Jump

ARTICLE 005: Reid Hoffman – the founder of LinkedIn – once said: “Starting a company is like jumping off a cliff and trying to assemble a plane

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Failure

ARTICLE 007: Failure, in the past, was seen as grounds for punishment, especially for entrepreneurs. Societies from Ancient Greece and

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ARTICLE 007: Failure is crucial to the development of an entrepreneur’s business. It is not an indication of incompetence, but a powerful

ARTICLE 008: As a rebel entrepreneur, more often than not, the only direction for you to move in is against the tide of the crowd. Rebel entrepreneurs

Different

ARTICLE 008: When I first told people about my vision for 3D4Medical, they laughed at me. I was a broke outsider who disliked authority and more

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Pitch short

ARTICLE 003: The average human attention span is short, and, according to a 2015 survey by Microsoft, it’s only getting shorter. In the study

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ARTICLE 003: Rebel entrepreneurs craft their product with simplicity in mind, and this makes the act of pitching easier. They develop their product

Big goal

ARTICLE 010: Michelangelo once said: “The greatest danger for most of us is not that our aim is too high and we miss it, but that it is too low and

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ARTICLE 010: Rebel entrepreneurs write down the big goal. They ask themselves continuously if what they’re doing now is bringing them closer to that

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Open Mind

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Devided

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One Person

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Rebel Entrepreneur

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Adapt

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Curb Anxiety

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ARTICLE 121: Rebel entrepreneurs live and work by a very straight-forward but effective philosophy: pick one thing and do it well. Rebel entrepreneurs

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It all starts with desire

ARTICLE 116: Desire plays a huge role in the realisation of a rebel entrepreneur’s path. That primal, all encompassing urge to succeed feeds

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ARTICLE 116: Rebel entrepreneurs know that it all starts with desire! Our brains have been biologically optimised to help us achieve our goals,

Oscar Wilde

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Future

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Passion

ARTICLE 054: Money was my motivation in my early days as an entrepreneur. In hindsight, this was the single biggest mistake I made in my

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ARTICLE 040: A rebel entrepreneur is very aware of the right timing for trends happening in society, and if applicable, launches their product or service

Timing

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Afraid

ARTICLE 039: In 2015, researchers at Washington University in St. Louis wanted to determine which is a more effective motivator – the carrot (the

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ARTICLE 039: A rebel entrepreneur isn't afraid. If the promise of reward is not enough to motivate you into taking that plunge, then try changing your

ARTICLE 025: Innovation without money is possible, in fact, there’s never been a better time to start a business on a budget. Leaving aside the

Innovation without money

ARTICLE 025: When 3D4Medical started off, I was operating entirely on a shoestring. We had just one employee – me – who worked from the attic of my

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ARTICLE 021: For a rebel entrepreneur, imagination is the key, a vital source of innovation and, ultimately, proof that even the most outlandish

Imagination is the key

ARTICLE 021: When Star Trek first debuted, it gained a cult-following who were charmed by the innovative technology that took centre stage. Many

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ARTICLE 019: Rebel entrepreneurs are able to take that plunge and do it for freedom. They work when they want, where and how they want. They

Do it for freedom

ARTICLE 019: “Your salary is the bribe they give you to forget your dreams.” – Chrisjan Peters As you read this, you might be stuck in an office

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ARTICLE 016: Each project is completed you must begin again. There are less limitations in the sale of products. Products have the potential to earn

Money

ARTICLE 016: Which makes for a better business – selling a product or a service? I happen to have experience in both. I was the founder and CEO of

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ARTICLE 003: Rebel entrepreneurs craft their product with simplicity in mind, and this makes the act of pitching easier. They develop their product

Pitch short

ARTICLE 003: The average human attention span is short, and, according to a 2015 survey by Microsoft, it’s only getting shorter. In the study

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Different

ARTICLE 008: When I first told people about my vision for 3D4Medical, they laughed at me. I was a broke outsider who disliked authority and more

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ARTICLE 008: As a rebel entrepreneur, more often than not, the only direction for you to move in is against the tide of the crowd. Rebel entrepreneurs

Jump

ARTICLE 005: Reid Hoffman – the founder of LinkedIn – once said: “Starting a company is like jumping off a cliff and trying to assemble a plane

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ARTICLE 005: Rebel entrepreneurs realize that they thrive in the face of fear and the unknown. It's only when they take that jump, that they

Loveable product

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ARTICLE 004: A loveable product can be judged not by what it is, but by what it is not. They lack friction points - or anything that prompts frustration

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Simple

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Control your own destiny

ARTICLE 001: I remember the exact moment I made the decision to become an entrepreneur. I was 18, working in the US on a Christmas

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ARTICLE 001: A rebel entrepreneur understands their own worth. They take control of their own destiny. If they have to temporarily work for a boss

Click

ARTICLE 094: Investors say no to entrepreneurs for a variety of reasons, and more often than not it’s simply a case of the fit not being right. After all

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Experience

ARTICLE 045: When realtors host open viewings they invite potential buyers to imagine themselves living in the house. They get rid of clutter, brew a

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ARTICLE 045: Rebel entrepreneurs understand a fundamental truth about sales - the product itself doesn’t seal the deal but the experience that goes

ARTICLE 047: Great businesses sell products that solve their customers’ pain. The reasoning behind this model for success is psychological. Humans,

Sell products

ARTICLE 047: In 1870, Josephine Cochran enjoyed a busy social life, and would host dinner parties for her friends from her home in Illinois.

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Artificial intelligence advantage

ARTICLE 051: Artificial intelligence is transforming the world we live in every day whether you are aware of it or not. As new strides in technology

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Passion

ARTICLE 061: When my business partner Niall Johnston and I got up and running, we visited many investors, to demonstrate the virtues of our

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Venture capitalists

ARTICLE 062: When I finally got 3D4Medical off the ground, external investors and venture capitalists started showing interest. They’d get in

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Research

ARTICLE 093: Investment expert Alicia Syrett maintains that the average investor says no 98-99% of the time, although this figure fluctuates

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Prove

ARTICLE 044: When it comes to fundraising it is critical to not only communicate your adaptability and the viability of your product, but to prove the

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Investment

ARTICLE 095: When Facebook secured funding in 2004, they didn’t have a formal pitch. Instead, they had a media pack which demonstrated the

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Choice

ARTICLE 100: The average American makes up to 70 choices per day. Choice is a fundamental part of life. While freedom is all about having options

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Premium product

ARTICLE 101: In 2003, researchers Dholakia and Simonson used eBay to see how customers really respond to discounts. They sold the same album

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Instant gratification

ARTICLE 102: Amazon have built their brand on the understanding that modern consumers are willing to pay to get what they want as fast as

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Customers

ARTICLE 122: The phone line went dead. Another no. I had just arrived in the US and the only job I could get was in sales. I was 21 years-old, sitting

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ARTICLE 122: If you can offer a solution or a prescription to your customers' problem, the sale will close itself. Selling is not jamming your foot in

Adapt

ARTICLE 125: To survive, businesses have to change their plans all the time. In business, adaptability is crucial. If you don't adapt you don't

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One Person

ARTICLE 127: It only takes one person to make or break a brand. Rebel entrepreneurs understand this. They never underestimate the impact a single

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Don't work for money

ARTICLE 018: In Latin, the word currency means ‘to flow’. Picture a town where everybody is in debt. Each town-person owes money to someone

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ARTICLE 007: Failure is crucial to the development of an entrepreneur’s business. It is not an indication of incompetence, but a powerful

ARTICLE 011: Rebel entrepreneurs must show investors that they have the tenacity to get through uncertain financial periods. They are patient.

Patient

ARTICLE 011: When Colonel Sanders franchised his signature fried chicken recipe, he was in his sixties. After years of selling from his roadside

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Idea

ARTICLE 013: In 1952, a group of scientists conducted a behavioral study on the monkeys living on the Japanese island of Kōjima. Over

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ARTICLE 013: When you are struck with a good idea - whether it’s a new innovation or an idea for a business - remember somewhere in the world,

Jobs

ARTICLE 017: When web browsers were launched in the 90’s, sceptics feared that the advancements would result in mass unemployment as the internet

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ARTICLE 017: The AI revolution will be no different. AI will see people leave monotonous menial jobs and start working in more creative

ARTICLE 018: A rebel entrepreneur understands that in order to make money they have to invest. They don’t let their cash stagnate. Their goal is not

Failure

ARTICLE 007: Failure, in the past, was seen as grounds for punishment, especially for entrepreneurs. Societies from Ancient Greece and

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Never sell out

ARTICLE 024: A friend of mine was the ultimate rebel entrepreneur. On a shoestring he managed to build a multimillion dollar business in just a short

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ARTICLE 024: Never sell out. I’ve seen first hand how so many otherwise brilliant entrepreneurs sell majority shares to VCs, or investors, only to

ARTICLE 041: With feedback, rebel entrepreneurs can remove the friction points and then reassess. This process is known as the “perfection loop”. It’s

Feedback

ARTICLE 041: In 2008, Marissa Mayer wanted to determine how colour influenced users’ engagement with Google Ads. Mayer performed

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Belief

ARTICLE 043: In 1956, researchers at Swathorne College set up a simple study to determine the extent to which humans are influenced by others.

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ARTICLE 043: A rebel entrepreneur, on the other hand, will take opinions into consideration, but they will not override their own self belief. They are

ARTICLE 044: Rebel entrepreneurs must prove their viability if they want to maintain their potential investors’ interest, and secure the funding. In 1997

Limit your focus

ARTICLE 057: Dr Seuss’ children’s book Green Eggs and Ham was brought to life following a bet between Seuss and his publisher Bennett Cerf.

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ARTICLE 115: Without imagination, invention is impossible. W. Clement Stone famously said “Whatever the mind can conceive and believe, it

Believe

ARTICLE 115: When George Nissen came up with the idea for the trampoline, he was 16 years-old. Nissen was watching the acrobats of a circus

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Growth mindset

ARTICLE 103: When Michael Jordan was in high school, he didn’t make the basketball team. Instead of taking the rejection personally, he

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Ecstasy zone

ARTICLE 091: Before he studied the flow state, Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi had originally set out to determine what makes people happy. He was

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Write down your goals

ARTICLE 084: When it comes to New Year’s Resolutions, only 72% of people continue to honour them after the first week. Six months in,

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In the zone

ARTICLE 079: In 1984, John McEnroe exceeded expectations at his final match at Wimbledon, finishing the year with a match record of 82 wins

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Action

ARTICLE 072: In 1990, Daniel Kahneman and Richard Thaler set out to determine how our sense of possession is ingrained into our identity. The

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Goal

ARTICLE 065: “A goal should scare you a little and excite you a lot.” – Dr Joe Vitale. If your goal is too easy, it won't excite you. Your goals have to

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ARTICLE 010: Rebel entrepreneurs write down the big goal. They ask themselves continuously if what they’re doing now is bringing them closer to that

ARTICLE 042: When a belief becomes ingrained in your subconscious it has the same effect as a placebo, and you can then harness its power. It

Placebo

ARTICLE 042: In a 2002 study, 180 people underwent three treatment routes for their arthritis. In one group, surgeons removed the patients’

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Questions

ARTICLE 035: What is thinking? The practice of thinking is just asking and answering questions – that’s where our thoughts come from. If you are

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ARTICLE 035: Questions are more important than solutions, because as W. Clement Stone explained, they take us out of victim-mode. Writing

Positive visualisation

ARTICLE 026: In 1967, Australian psychologist Alan Richardson visited a team of college basketball players. Richardson watched the

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ARTICLE 026: Positive visualisation of a goal has a profound effect on the human body. A ‘goal’ here can also mean any important event, including an

Big goal

ARTICLE 010: Michelangelo once said: “The greatest danger for most of us is not that our aim is too high and we miss it, but that it is too low and

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ARTICLE 118: Face to face communication has been proven to be more productive, especially in terms of idea flow. Research shows that an in-

Learn and master confidence

ARTICLE 014: In 2008, researchers Jessica Tracy and David Matsumoto studied the body language of blind athletes at the 2004 Paralympics against

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Communication

ARTICLE 118: Social media is an invaluable tool in business. The platform gives entrepreneurs an opportunity to quickly reach a targeted or global

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Public speaking

ARTICLE 120: Over 500 faces were staring up at me, waiting for me to say something. Anything. But I couldn’t even open my mouth. I had been invited

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Your Message

ARTICLE 069: Most people are born with a powerful instrument that is completely unique to them – their voice. When our vocal cords vibrate

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ARTICLE 089: In 2010, Cornell researcher Matthew Brashears set out to determine how human friendships have evolved since the internet

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Don't belittle competitors

ARTICLE 052: When I was in my early twenties, I worked as a salesman for a company that raised money for the Catholic Church in California. I didn't

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ARTICLE 120: If you know at least parts of your speech off by heart, especially the beginning, then even if you are nervous, you won't have trouble

Tell me more

ARTICLE 088: For most, listening does not come easily – not because we’re unintelligent or callous – but because the mechanisms of our brain make

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ARTICLE 014: When we stand tall, put our hands in the air and take up space, we can assert our dominance. You can learn and master confidence

Rapport

ARTICLE 082: In the 1980s, Italian neurophysiologist Giacomo Rizzolatti was studying the brain functions of macaque monkeys when he

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Networking

ARTICLE 067: A study conducted by LinkedIn found that 85% of jobs are secured through networking as opposed to traditional application

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Diversity

ARTICLE 012: Picture yourself as a sports manager, assembling the best football team that would challenge the league title. Would you take

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ARTICLE 012: Diversity in business is essential. Studies show that teams composed of men and women of different races, nationalities, sexual

Brainstorm together

ARTICLE 032: The very best ideas are developed carefully, and often, independent of others. In a study conducted at Yale in 1958, 48 students were

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BrainstormTogether

ARTICLE 032: Rebel's employees need to think independently, but brainstorm together. It's most effective when they know about the session in

Be assertive

ARTICLE 050: In a 2011 study, “Do Nice Guys – And Gals – Really Finish Last?” Notre Dame Professor Timothy Judge found that agreeable

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Believe in your team

ARTICLE 056: In 1964, Harvard psychologist Robert Rosenthal teamed up with school principal Lenore Jacobson in a study that would gauge the

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Leadership

ARTICLE 068: A 2013 report by Gallup found that only 30% of employees feel inspired at work. It is estimated that this lack of engagement results in

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Employee feedback

ARTICLE 086: Reid Hoffman, the founder of LinkedIn, likened the figure of an entrepreneur to that of a pilot by stating “Starting a company is like

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Workplace

ARTICLE 092: A recent study by Harvard Business School has found that companies generate more success when the workplace environment is one

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Micromanage

ARTICLE 098: In a feature with NPR, Majorn Bell talks about her time with a boss who micromanaged the company. Bell had to email her

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Knowledge

ARTICLE 107: There was once a CEO who ran a hugely successful company out of a high-rise building in Manhattan. One day, a fuse blew at

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Staff

ARTICLE 119: A staggering majority of people are unhappy at work. It’s a world-wide epidemic. In the United States, 70% of people hate their jobs. In

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ARTICLE 119: A rebel entrepreneur can make their staff feel like they are self-employed but still a vital part of the organisation. Then, together, they can

Devided

ARTICLE 128: The world appears to be so divided. Leaders and entrepreneurs challenge their own perspectives, in business and life by looking at

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Rewire your brain

ARTICLE 080: I’ve spoken in the past about how a rebel entrepreneur must be psychologically equipped to deal with the challenges presented to

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Curb Anxiety

ARTICLE 124: Anxiety can follow an entrepreneur at every stage in business. Though they can take practical steps to avoid it, anxiety can rear its head

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Uncertainty

ARTICLE 123: Psychologists link uncertainty to anxiety. But focusing your attention on the things within your control can be beneficial for your

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Overthinking

ARTICLE 108: Acclaimed pianist Vladimir Horowitz once said that the worst thing for a musician to do was to think about the position of his fingers as he

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Pain

ARTICLE 104: When it comes to getting into the sea, there are two types of people – jumpers and splashers. The splashers enter slowly. They stand

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Exceed expectations

ARTICLE 099: Before the 1950s, athletes and medical experts shared the consensus that running a mile in less than four minutes was a biological

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Third person

ARTICLE 085: In a 2012 interview, Malala Yousafzai speaks about the moment she stood up to the Taliban, the terrorist group who had

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Change your perception

ARTICLE 083: In 2005, Jessica Witt studied athletes to assess how perceptions can shape reality. After a game, Witt showed them images of

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Condition your mind

ARTICLE 081: In the 1890s, Ivan Pavlov conducted a number of experiments on dogs in which he studied their saliva secretion. Pavlov

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Stoicism

ARTICLE 033: “You have power over your mind, not outside events. Realize this, and you will find strength.” – Marcus Aurelius During his prison

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Control

ARTICLE 071: Happiness and control are intrinsically linked, but how does this knowledge play out in the business world? Does this mean

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Control and happiness

ARTICLE 070: When were you happiest? Maybe when you landed your dream job, or when ‘the love of your life’ finally asked you out. Maybe it was a

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Can money buy happiness

ARTICLE 063: Can money buy happiness? In a study published in Psychological Science, Kathleen Vohs found that when people are

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Don't Export Your Problems

ARTICLE 055: Sigmund Freud once said “Unexpressed emotions will never die. They are buried alive and will come forth later in uglier

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Let your fear go

ARTICLE 053: In 1920, psychologist John Watson wanted to test the extent to which humans can be conditioned to feel irrational fear. Watson had

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Behaviour

ARTICLE 049: Elon Musk – who identifies as an “introverted engineer” – has spoken in the past about how he had no choice but to overcome his

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ARTICLE 033: The wisdom of stoicism can be a guiding light through tough times in business. You may encounter problems entirely out of your

Don't let the old man in

ARTICLE 105: Two days before his 88th birthday, Clint Eastwood played a round of golf with his friend Toby Keith. Eastwood was scheduled to start

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Respect

ARTICLE 036: In 1971, Philip Zimbardo recruited students to take part in a simulated prison in Stanford’s psychology building. Half were assigned

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ARTICLE 036: Rebel entrepreneurs don’t judge people based on their role or their title. They don’t see labels. They treat everyone with respect -

ARTICLE 037: In order to protect your business and yourself, negative people should be identified as early as possible. If you share your idea with

Negative people

ARTICLE 037: Albert Einstein once said “Stay away from negative people, they have a problem for every solution.” He was entirely right. Negative

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Get ready to take off

ARTICLE 038: When Bill Gates was just 17 he established his first business with his partners Paul Allen and Paul Gilbert. The company was called

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ARTICLE 038: Setbacks are simply a sign that great things are about to happen, so get ready to take off, just position yourself to shoot in the right

Gratefulness

ARTICLE 048: David Steindl-Rast once said “It is not happiness that makes us grateful, it is gratefulness that makes us happy.” Steindl-Rast is

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Judging

ARTICLE 074: Our brains are capable of processing the world around us incredibly fast – faster than we can consciously realize. However,

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For me

ARTICLE 034: Whenever we encounter a new person, opportunity or experience or even listen to a story, our brains are wired to ask the question

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Creativity

ARTICLE 106: When I was a teenager, I had to clean the kitchen after dinner each night. I dreaded the chore until I found a way of making it work for

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Happiness

ARTICLE 109: Neuroscientist Robert Sapolsky trained a group of monkeys to know that if they pressed a button ten times they would receive a

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Organisation

ARTICLE 111: Benjamin Franklin once said: “For every minute spent in organizing, an hour is earned.”In any arena in life, time is a precious

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Resilience

ARTICLE 114: From an evolutionary perspective, children are natural born risk-takers. In the past, they were exposed to more threats and had to

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ARTICLE 117: The negative orientation of the mind is no longer effective as a survival instinct. It prevents us from achieving our full potential,

Negative

ARTICLE 117: Are we predisposed to think negatively? Our first ancestors were hunter-gatherers that were conditioned to yield to negative

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Rebel Entrepreneur

ARTICLE 126: Rebel entrepreneurs stand by their integrity. They are unafraid to question conventional wisdom. Crucially, they ask the

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Open Mind

ARTICLE 129: If you keep an open mind it will not only strengthen the judgements you make in business, but will make you happier as well.

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Gut

ARTICLE 027: The gut is so powerful, many call it ‘the second brain’. In 2011, Dr Premsyl Berick, an associate professor of gastroenterology at

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Truth

ARTICLE 002: Koko the gorilla, was just a year old when her instructor taught her American Sign Language. Soon, Koko had a vocabulary of over

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ARTICLE 006: If we can look at any situation from a larger perspective, and with the understanding that situations are only good or bad if we label

Good or bad

ARTICLE 006: There was once a farmer, whose stallion was his most prized possession. He took excellent care of the animal, until one day, the

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Focus

ARTICLE 015: When Formula 1 drivers realise they are heading straight for a wall, their first reaction is not to stop, but to divert their gaze from

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ARTICLE 015: A rebel entrepreneur - whether it is in life or business - will always focus on what's ahead. Once you start orienting yourself in the

ARTICLE 023: A rebel entrepreneur knows the importance of integrity and will always look for win-win solutions. They value honesty, and put their

The Importance of Integrity

ARTICLE 023: In 1961, Stanley Milgram recruited 500 men to take part in what they thought was a memory test. The participants were given the role

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ARTICLE 027: A rebel entrepreneur will make decisions not solely based on their logic but their gut feeling too. They trust their gut. In business, it

ARTICLE 002: A rebel entrepreneur stands by their integrity and tells the truth. Only stupid people lie. They do so because they fear the consequences of

Sacrifice the partying

ARTICLE 028: According to Isaac Newton’s first law of motion, an object at rest will remain at rest, while an object in motion will stay in motion,

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ARTICLE 028: Whatever you put in now will come back to you in the future. A rebel entrepreneur will sacrifice a few years of partying now for decades

ARTICLE 030: Delayed gratification doesn’t just make treats taste more delicious, the practice yields better results at every stage of life. Closer to

Big dream

ARTICLE 030: During the 1960s, Walter Mischel carried out a series of studies on 600 boys and girls between the ages of three and five in what

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Take a risk

ARTICLE 031: A friend of mine found herself at a crossroad in life. She wanted to be an editor, and hoped one day to establish an editing business

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ARTICLE 031: Rebel entrepreneurs take intellectual risks, emotional risks, personal risks and social risks. For a rebel entrepreneur, risk-

ARTICLE 034: Once we stop asking “What’s in it for me?” and change that question to “How can I help?” - we can tap into the part of our psyche that

Stress is good for you

ARTICLE 029: At one point in my career, it felt like stress was going to defeat me. Deadlines were mounting, I felt physically sick and I hadn't slept

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ARTICLE 029: Stress is good for you. Only if you believe that stress can kill you, it will. However, once I realised that it could work for me rather than

ARTICLE 046: A lack of sleep wreaks havoc on our physical and mental well-being, and yet humans are the only mammals to deliberately

Lack of sleep

ARTICLE 046: Amnesty International lists deliberate sleep deprivation as a form of torture, and those who have been subjected to it support

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5 AM

ARTICLE 058: Navy SEALs get up at 04:30 AM every morning for a gruelling physical session. As the sun rises, a SEAL will complete a body-building

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The power of a hot sauna

ARTICLE 059: It is thought that the sauna was first invented by the Finns over 2,000 years ago before they travelled and brought it to the Americas in

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Cold shower

ARTICLE 066: When Katharine Hepburn was a child she would take an ice bath every morning and swim regularly in the Long Island Sound. The

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Nocebo

ARTICLE 076: In 1957, a patient known to the media as ‘Mr Wright’ was diagnosed with cancer in a California hospital. His tumours were the size of

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Gratitude

ARTICLE 077: Acknowledging gratitude is wholly beneficial to the rebel entrepreneur. I’ve spoken in the past about how the practice of giving thanks

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Flow

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Sleep

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Performance

ARTICLE 097: In 1993, Swedish psychologist Anders Ericcson set out to find what makes great performers tick. He was particularly interested in

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Laughter

ARTICLE 110: In 1964, Norman Cousins was diagnosed with ankylosing spondylitis, a debilitating condition that left him in constant pain.

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Anxiety

ARTICLE 112: In recent times, anxiety has become an epidemic. According to the World Health Organization, 300 million people around the world

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The power of breathing

ARTICLE 113: Humans can live without food for three weeks. We can go without water for about three days. But without any air, we’ll die after just

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Tap into collective wisdom

ARTICLE 020: In 1906, polymath and statistician Sir Francis Galton was visiting a country fair in England when he first observed a strange

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ARTICLE 020: Rebel entrepreneurs understand that they need to tap into collective wisdom, and they know how to use it when it comes to

The Returning Soldier Effect

ARTICLE 022: After times of war, when a large percentage of the male population is killed, there follows a huge spike in the number of the

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ARTICLE 022: The returning soldier effect is just one of the bizarre and unexplainable ways the world works to restore balance. Rebel

Resonate

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Directed energy

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Positivity

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Golden ratio

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Your Message

ARTICLE 069: Most people are born with a powerful instrument that is completely unique to them – their voice. When our vocal cords vibrate

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Believe

ARTICLE 115: When George Nissen came up with the idea for the trampoline, he was 16 years-old. Nissen was watching the acrobats of a circus

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ARTICLE 034: Once we stop asking “What’s in it for me?” and change that question to “How can I help?” - we can tap into the part of our psyche that

Stress is good for you

ARTICLE 029: At one point in my career, it felt like stress was going to defeat me. Deadlines were mounting, I felt physically sick and I hadn't slept

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Positivity

ARTICLE 078: Over the course of his career, Massaru Emoto was fascinated by the connection between water and human consciousness. Emoto

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Sacrifice the partying

ARTICLE 028: According to Isaac Newton’s first law of motion, an object at rest will remain at rest, while an object in motion will stay in motion,

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Can money buy happiness

ARTICLE 063: Can money buy happiness? In a study published in Psychological Science, Kathleen Vohs found that when people are

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Diversity

ARTICLE 012: Picture yourself as a sports manager, assembling the best football team that would challenge the league title. Would you take

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ARTICLE 044: Rebel entrepreneurs must prove their viability if they want to maintain their potential investors’ interest, and secure the funding. In 1997

ARTICLE 045: Rebel entrepreneurs understand a fundamental truth about sales - the product itself doesn’t seal the deal but the experience that goes

Judging

ARTICLE 074: Our brains are capable of processing the world around us incredibly fast – faster than we can consciously realize. However,

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Research

ARTICLE 093: Investment expert Alicia Syrett maintains that the average investor says no 98-99% of the time, although this figure fluctuates

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Don't let the old man in

ARTICLE 105: Two days before his 88th birthday, Clint Eastwood played a round of golf with his friend Toby Keith. Eastwood was scheduled to start

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Control

ARTICLE 071: Happiness and control are intrinsically linked, but how does this knowledge play out in the business world? Does this mean

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Rewire your brain

ARTICLE 080: I’ve spoken in the past about how a rebel entrepreneur must be psychologically equipped to deal with the challenges presented to

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ARTICLE 017: The AI revolution will be no different. AI will see people leave monotonous menial jobs and start working in more creative

Rapport

ARTICLE 082: In the 1980s, Italian neurophysiologist Giacomo Rizzolatti was studying the brain functions of macaque monkeys when he

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ARTICLE 031: Rebel entrepreneurs take intellectual risks, emotional risks, personal risks and social risks. For a rebel entrepreneur, risk-

Money

ARTICLE 016: Which makes for a better business – selling a product or a service? I happen to have experience in both. I was the founder and CEO of

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Golden ratio

ARTICLE 087: The total length of the human face divided by the distance between the eyes and mouth approximates towards the number 1.618,

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Sleep

ARTICLE 096: Stephen King was on a flight from New York to London when he awoke from a frightening nightmare in which he was being held

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ARTICLE 014: When we stand tall, put our hands in the air and take up space, we can assert our dominance. You can learn and master confidence

Lack of sleep

ARTICLE 046: Amnesty International lists deliberate sleep deprivation as a form of torture, and those who have been subjected to it support

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ARTICLE 116: Rebel entrepreneurs know that it all starts with desire! Our brains have been biologically optimised to help us achieve our goals,

Organisation

ARTICLE 111: Benjamin Franklin once said: “For every minute spent in organizing, an hour is earned.”In any arena in life, time is a precious

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Different

ARTICLE 008: When I first told people about my vision for 3D4Medical, they laughed at me. I was a broke outsider who disliked authority and more

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Jump

ARTICLE 005: Reid Hoffman – the founder of LinkedIn – once said: “Starting a company is like jumping off a cliff and trying to assemble a plane

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ARTICLE 030: Delayed gratification doesn’t just make treats taste more delicious, the practice yields better results at every stage of life. Closer to

ARTICLE 025: Innovation without money is possible, in fact, there’s never been a better time to start a business on a budget. Leaving aside the

Afraid

ARTICLE 039: In 2015, researchers at Washington University in St. Louis wanted to determine which is a more effective motivator – the carrot (the

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Devided

ARTICLE 128: The world appears to be so divided. Leaders and entrepreneurs challenge their own perspectives, in business and life by looking at

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Resilience

ARTICLE 114: From an evolutionary perspective, children are natural born risk-takers. In the past, they were exposed to more threats and had to

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ARTICLE 015: A rebel entrepreneur - whether it is in life or business - will always focus on what's ahead. Once you start orienting yourself in the

Take a risk

ARTICLE 031: A friend of mine found herself at a crossroad in life. She wanted to be an editor, and hoped one day to establish an editing business

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Truth

ARTICLE 002: Koko the gorilla, was just a year old when her instructor taught her American Sign Language. Soon, Koko had a vocabulary of over

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ARTICLE 002: A rebel entrepreneur stands by their integrity and tells the truth. Only stupid people lie. They do so because they fear the consequences of

Rebel Entrepreneur

ARTICLE 126: Rebel entrepreneurs stand by their integrity. They are unafraid to question conventional wisdom. Crucially, they ask the

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ARTICLE 024: Never sell out. I’ve seen first hand how so many otherwise brilliant entrepreneurs sell majority shares to VCs, or investors, only to

Focus

ARTICLE 015: When Formula 1 drivers realise they are heading straight for a wall, their first reaction is not to stop, but to divert their gaze from

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Control and happiness

ARTICLE 070: When were you happiest? Maybe when you landed your dream job, or when ‘the love of your life’ finally asked you out. Maybe it was a

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Never sell out

ARTICLE 024: A friend of mine was the ultimate rebel entrepreneur. On a shoestring he managed to build a multimillion dollar business in just a short

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Oscar Wilde

ARTICLE 073: I was eating a meal recently and noticed tables of people celebrating. When the waiter brought out a cake with burning sparklers to

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In the zone

ARTICLE 079: In 1984, John McEnroe exceeded expectations at his final match at Wimbledon, finishing the year with a match record of 82 wins

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Instant gratification

ARTICLE 102: Amazon have built their brand on the understanding that modern consumers are willing to pay to get what they want as fast as

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ARTICLE 001: A rebel entrepreneur understands their own worth. They take control of their own destiny. If they have to temporarily work for a boss

Future

ARTICLE 060: I spent most of my adolescence in detention. From a young age – even though I was considered ‘clever’ – I was constantly getting in

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ARTICLE 029: Stress is good for you. Only if you believe that stress can kill you, it will. However, once I realised that it could work for me rather than

BrainstormTogether

ARTICLE 032: Rebel's employees need to think independently, but brainstorm together. It's most effective when they know about the session in

Control your own destiny

ARTICLE 001: I remember the exact moment I made the decision to become an entrepreneur. I was 18, working in the US on a Christmas

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ARTICLE 046: A lack of sleep wreaks havoc on our physical and mental well-being, and yet humans are the only mammals to deliberately

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