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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 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

Professor Mink & The 3-Legged Stool

10 November 2020
Early in my professional career, I attended an impactful workshop with a wise old psychologist, the late Professor Oscar Mink. The first thing he told us with a fair degree

Lessons From The Bridge

20 October 2020
This was a sad week in Australia as we remembered one of our worst industrial accidents. Fifty years ago, on 15 October 1970, a 367 foot span of the West

The Wooden Bowl

7 October 2020
There was an old man who went to live with his son and daughter-in-law. He was hard of hearing, his hands would shake, and he had failing eyesight. When he

Resolving a Strained Relationship

4 September 2020
Imagine you are in a small yacht, gliding across a calm bay with a gentle breeze behind you, the sun sparkling on the water. While your boat has a little

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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.

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