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WARNING:

MASTERMINDS ARE NOT FOR NAYSAYERS OR BEGINNERS. A MASTERMIND MEETING IS MEANT FOR INDIVIDUALS WITH TALENT OR NOTABLE PASSION WITHIN THE SPECIFIC TOPIC – PROFESSIONALS OR ENTHUSIASTS. MASTERMINDS WILL BE MADE PRIVATE ONCE CAPACITY IS MET AND INVITES WILL BE SENT OUT ACCORDINGLY.

NAPOLEON HILL'S "MASTER MIND" DEFINITION:

“...a mind that is developed through the harmonious cooperation of two or more people who ally themselves for the purpose of accomplishing any given task."

Each Meeting...

ATTENDEES ALLY TOGETHER TO UNDERSTAND THE PRESENT OF ANY SPECIFIC TOPIC, IN ORDER TO THEN KNOW THE FUTURE.

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Reno, Nevada

Social Media

The never-sleeping world of posts, stories, trends, contacts, profiles, updates, brands, plans... all things online and social. This group is all about knowing what to do and when to do it: understanding the resources and strategies to maximize reach and time spent online.

Share Local

From car, to bike, and even event sharing, this Mastermind is all about staying on top of and discusses the emerging "Share Local" concepts, seeing how we can innovate our own, and seeing how these concepts may be able to be applied to Reno!


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If you're interested in creating your own Mastermind, and let us know what you would want the focus of your Mastermind to be. Assuming your subject matter is rock-solid and appropriate, a website post will be made with your Mastermind group, and you'll received all the resources you'll need to manage an effective Mastermind.

Future Thinking

UNDERSTAND THE PRESENT TO KNOW THE FUTURE.

What is a Mastermind?

A Mastermind is a small group of people (i.e. 3-15) that gather on a regular basis (e.g. monthly) to discuss a specific subject matter (i.e. an industry or issue). The basic premise of the group is to understand the present or best practice of any subject matter, then, with those insights, have a future-focused discussion. These discussions inspire innovation.

Why should I participate in a Mastermind?

Masterminds give participants insights that can't be found elsewhere. The discussions that happen are tailored to further participants' understanding of the present, give insights into the future, and ultimately inspire innovation. In a world focused on the present, Masterminds facilitates collaborative future thinking.

How can I get involved?

You can get involved in three ways: (1) join an existing Mastermind that is focusing on a topic you're interested in; (2) start a Mastermind about something that you and others are interested in; and/or (3) if you'd like to help out on the Masterminds team and help launch in your city, shoot us an email. A complete list of Masterminds can be found . If you're interested in starting one, then .

What happens during a typical Mastermind?

A typical meeting lasts an hour. People gather at a co-working space, bar, restaurant, living room, or even virtually. After small talk and introductions, each member share what they brought to discuss – a relevent current event, technology, best practice, resource, solution, struggle, issue, etc. Once everyone has shared, the discussion points are determined. Then the group talks through each point: What is it? Why is it significant? What does this mean? Etc.

Once all the points have been discussed in the context of the present, then the group has a conversation in the context of the future. This future-focused discussion seeks to know the future based on their understanding of the present. The (an optional resource), can be utilized to facilitate this portion of the discussion or meeting. Once complete, everyone goes their merry way after having a fun-filled, idea-provoking conversation.

What if I am a beginner or don't have much experience with the topic but am interested in learning?

If you are interested enough in a topic to want to join a Mastermind, then see if you can attend a meeting to feel things out. Regular attendees are supposed to have talent / skill / experience in the topic, or at least be able to constribute in discussion. Groups, however, are managed individually, so the level of experience you must have to effectively participate will vary.

#Innovationalism

THE PURSUIT OF DEVELOPING NEW IDEAS AND METHODS IN ORDER TO BETTER THE FUTURE.

The Innovation Cycle

Copyright 2014 Wes Nelson

The Innovation Cycle has been developed to encourage future thinking by recognizing that almost everything is bound to change. Understanding where things are in relation to a larger narrative is important when it comes to knowing what to think about a certain idea or occurrence.

Discussion is facilitated in a 2 step process, when using the Cycle. First, when a discussion point has been presented, the group determines where on the Cycle the discussion point belongs. Once this position has been justified (which may require talking through the Cycle in reverse), the group talks through one revolution of the Cycle.

The Cycle is simple enough to be applied to multiple situations and serves as a conversation starter. It is an optional tool that can help frame questions and keep the discussion moving.

Who's behind all this?

Entrepreneurs who want to give their community a competitive advantage in innovative thought.