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July 18, 2021

SISD #56 - Thinking and Doing Differently with Matthew Zachary

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Topics Covered:

  • The Availability of Confirmation Bias - Social media and the internet has given us exposure to so much information that we have a natural tendency to hone in on what validates our beliefs
  • Mindsets Having Beat Brain Surgery - With a “nothing-to-lose” mentality you don’t need to accept things as they are, which inspires more curiosity.
  • Disruption - Someone needs to do something different in order for things to be different, and systems are designed to keep things the same.

Highlight Quotes:

  • “You tend to become something you didn’t expect to be when’s a bad thing happens to you.”
  • “I think curiosity is analogous to chutzpah and moxie.”
  • “Never give someone what they want, give them something what they never knew they wanted or needed.”

About Matthew:

Matthew was diagnosed with brain cancer in his early 20s and after recovering, committed himself to providing support for other people with a cancer diagnosis at a young age. He founded the Cancer Sucks movement, and with his “tell it how it is” style, he has given a voice for many patients. Matthew has spent many years inspiring people on stage, through various features and publications, and on the radio. He is the founder of Offscrip Media and a leader in patient advocacy space.


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