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The Science-Fueled StartupAug 08, 2022
Business Brains I: Cultivating Mental Control
Can you become a smarter, faster-thinking, more logical problem-solving and decision-making machine? So far, there is very little in the way of natural cognitive enhancements.
From pills and herbs to daily mantras and "brain games", enhancing cognitive abilities is an often touted property for a variety of poorly performing products; motivated, of course, by both ignorance and immoral distortions of the profit motive.
However, the practice of mental exercises - generally referred to as meditation - have produced the hardest scientific evidence for natural cognitive enhancement; yet they are poorly understood or incorrectly utilized.
In this episode we will discuss one of the most powerful mind enhancing mental exercises in existence. Though there is very little modern scientific data on this particular exercise, it does come with thousands of years of recorded performance.
I've prepared an infographic for this particular exercise: [[INFOGRAPHIC LINK]]
Variety of click-counters at Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/s?k=click+counter&crid=2EJHA6POX30BW&sprefix=click+counter
Variety of meditation counting beads at Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/s?k=meditation+counting+beads&crid=11T5O74CRYAK0&sprefix=meditation+counting+beads
Digital Security IV: Designing Security Policies For Small Businesses
New business owners often don't know how to proceed with designing security policies and protocols to ensure their digital safety.
In this episode I'll deliver a step-by-step method you can use to construct a highly effective security policy that will keep you and your business safe. The best part is - this method is extremely easy to deploy; even for the solo-entrepreneur.
The information from the previous episodes in the Digital Security series is extremely important to understand before diving into this episode. So please, if you haven't yet, go back and listen to them. This episode helps you pack everything you've learned from the Digital Security series into a single, self-coordinating policy for your business.
Some new information we'll cover here includes:Zero trust security models: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zero_trust_security_model MFA (multi-factor authentication): https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Multi-factor_authentication Penetration testing: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Penetration_test
Cybersecurity Today podcast by IT World Canada: https://www.itworldcanada.com/podcasts#cyber-security-today
Digital Security III: Network Security & Social Engineer Attacks
98% of all cyber attacks include some form of social engineering. We'll dig into the world of social engineering and I'll give you some of the best defense against a social engineering attack. We'll even run through a fictional example of a social engineering attack and pick it apart.
Proper network security and security practices are vital to keeping your company's data safe. We'll talk about wireless settings, when and if you should use WiFi at all, how to setup a home-office network, and how to setup a dedicated office network.
The Art of Deception by Kevin D. Mitnick: https://www.mitnicksecurity.com/the-art-of-deception
26 Cyber Security Statistics, Facts, & Trends: https://www.cloudwards.net/cyber-security-statistics/#statistics-about-the-most-targeted-industries
Digital Security II: Patch & Back That App Up!
78 to 89% of all security breeches are avoidable by simply keeping your software updated. As business owners and entrepreneurs - understanding how to update and patch your hardware and software is vital to your success. If you have been compromised, keeping regular backups will keep you from experiencing the financial hell that often leads to new businesses having to close their doors.
This episode covers everything you need to understand about updates, patches, and backups - to keep you and your company safe.
Digital Security I: Password Wisdom
Digital attacks can close your doors faster than anything else; especially for new businesses. Proper understanding of digital security is vital for businesses of all calibers including entrepreneurs, startups, and small businesses. Knowing digital defense strategies can save you from losing everything!
This episode explicitly covers enough about passwords to minimize the possibility of a successful password-based attack.
Security.org: How Secure Is My Password: https://www.security.org/how-secure-is-my-password/
Sleep & "The All-Nighter"
How important is sleep? Are all-nighter's ok in a cruch? What does the science say about it?
2003 Belenky sleep study:
Sleep Deprivation & Impulse Control:
Sleep Deprivation & Increased Risk of Dimentia:
Sleep & Mental Health:
Sleep Deprivation & Cognitive Performance:
Poor Sleep & Workplace Productivity:
Sleep & Emotion Processing:
Sleep Deprivation & Work Performance: