For the past 10 years, thousands of franchise executives around the world have enjoyed receiving a regular email tip from FRI’s Founder, Greg Nathan.

These short stories on the psychology of business and everyday life have been likened to “mind brightening pills” as they open our thinking to fresh insights for improving wellbeing, business performance and franchise relationships.

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The Power of the Pause

2 June 2021
We once had a Chief Financial Officer who was a lovely guy and did great work. But boy could he talk. One day, when I requested that he get to the

The Dawn Wall

21 May 2021
I have been thoroughly enjoying a new book by Jim Collins called Beyond Entrepreneurship 2.0. Collins is also the author of the famous books, Built to Last and Good to Great,

Seven Ways to Know Your Own Mind

6 May 2021
One of my favourite subjects at university was social psychology, the study of how people influence each other. An experiment that we ran in small groups as part of this

Lessons from a Yogi

23 April 2021
Forget Game of Thrones, Stranger Things, The Sopranos, or Seinfeld. I am up to Episode 849 of a quaint series that has been running on Sony and YouTube since 2017,

The Day I Met Martin Seligman

8 April 2021
My early training to become a psychologist was mostly a miserable experience. In the first month, I was threatened with expulsion from the School of Behavioural Sciences. Three hundred first-year students

How an Innocent Lie Made Me a Rock Star

26 March 2021
One of my core values is to tell the truth, so I have a confession to make. I once deliberately lied to a client, and it had some surprising consequences.

How to Engage and Influence Others

12 March 2021
Three frogs were sitting on a log. One decided to jump. How many were left? The answer is three. Deciding to do something doesn't always mean there is the commitment to

How To Avoid A Toxic Culture

8 March 2021
Most of us have joined an established team and, trying to be helpful, have said or done something we thought was sensible. Yet, instead of gratitude, we may have received a

The Gift of a Growth Mindset

12 February 2021
Having a Growth Mindset is a popular concept in business today, because of its relevance to helping people succeed in an environment of adversity and change. But I wouldn't be

Three questions to protect your culture

1 February 2021
There is a story about a philosopher who was always looking for fresh ways to pass important ideas onto his students. One morning, a student who was keen to impress

10 Franchising Trends for the Year Ahead

21 December 2020
"It was the best of times, it was the worst of times."  This opening line from Charles Dickens', A Tale of Two Cities, sums up my past year. I am grateful for

How to increase your intelligence

30 November 2020
Alfred Binet, a French scientist, invented the first intelligence test in 1905. Binet largely defined intelligence in terms of good judgment. He also believed that, rather than being fixed, good

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Since 1990, thousands of franchise executives around the world have enjoyed receiving a regular email tip from FRI’s Founder, Greg Nathan.

These short stories on the psychology of business and everyday life have been likened to “mind brightening pills” as they open our thinking to fresh insights for improving wellbeing, business performance and franchise relationships.

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