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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That’s Totally Inappropriate!

19 November 2021
This morning I was out walking my Cavoodle, Leo. As we approached a local sports oval, I heard a woman in the distance chastising someone. "That is totally inappropriate!" she

Getting Your MoJo Back

7 October 2021
A number of people have been telling me they've been feeling flat and having trouble getting going. It’s a common experience.  The professional term is languishing. I call it 'the pandemic within the pandemic'.

The Old Woman Who Never Aged

22 September 2021
In 2001 I visited Singapore to give a presentation at a Franchising Association Conference. As I left the stage, a lady approached me and presented me with a book she

Ten Emerging Risks Facing The Franchising Sector

9 September 2021
A franchisor client recently emailed me asking if I could share any insights on emerging risks facing the franchising sector. You'll find my response below in the form of 10

The Actress Next Door

26 August 2021
Just prior to Christmas I had my team over for dinner as part of a two-day get together - a balance of team building, business planning and professional development. Because a

Nine Ways to Step Up as a Leader

12 August 2021
I am enjoying supervising James, a psychology intern who has been working with us while completing his Masters at Deakin University on aspects of transformational leadership. Each Wednesday evening, James and I meet

How I Found a Piece of Peace

27 July 2021
Each year, during summer break, I participate in a silent retreat located in the beautiful Queensland mountains. Over several days I sit quietly under a tree writing a journal, walk

How Not to Get Sued

15 July 2021
Several years ago I was invited by the American Bar Association to deliver some educational sessions on the psychology of the franchise relationship. I remember many of the attorneys being

How an Act of Kindness Lives On

1 July 2021
My father was a kind man. One day, on returning home from a hearing test, he seemed troubled. When my mother asked if he was okay, he started to cry. While

Being Comfortable In Our Own Skin

17 June 2021
I have just come out of a Zoom meeting with 50 franchise field consultants where we explored how they can be as effective as possible in their work. One characteristic I have

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,

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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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