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Written over three years, with interviews drawn from over a hundred active and retired snipers drawn from the western world’s elite fighting forces The Sniper Mind was born. In the process it became a protracted dive into the world of cutting-edge neuroscience; as much a journey of self-discovery as a sojourn into the world where the mind becomes the deciding factor in the outcomes we want to achieve.

David Amerland is an analyst who’s written on search, social media marketing and social engineering in the past. The Sniper Mind to him was the next natural step in our constant search for a competitive advantage in business and, by natural extension, in life. It provided a direct link between the fictional worlds of Dune and Altered Carbon whe
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David Amerland Jeannie, seeing how I just got to reply to this you can begin to guess the "how". :) Really I need to be a little more switched on about more online…moreJeannie, seeing how I just got to reply to this you can begin to guess the "how". :) Really I need to be a little more switched on about more online places than I am at the moment. And, to get serious, on your question, I write the way you're taught not to. I put together ideas all the time and link each one with research, other people's thoughts, comments. Everything. Then, some of them become articles, some go nowhere and some become books and some of the ideas that started out as articles become books, case in point my latest one "The Sniper Mind" that took three years to complete and started out as an article: https://goo.gl/sVB51f.

Unlike the planned, orchestrated approach to writing that most writers go for I end up working in a Darwinistic, almost, way where what becomes what is determined by my assessment of time, impact and the value it can deliver. It is a little chaotic in that it forces me to juggle things in my head, so things that should fit in SEO have to compete with research and posts I am creating that are "marketing" and have a human element and then these have to find space with critical assessments of the impact of technology. It can be exhausting and I have had days when I had to force myself out of bed because the day seemed to be just so daunting. The upside is that this constant sense of discomfort forces me to look at everything with fresh eyes. It allows me to see overlapping connections and similarities in subjects that are not always obviously linked and it allows me to find the common drivers that motivate everything. I hope this answered your question :) (less)
David Amerland I never had to. It's a thing only if you believe it is a thing, otherwise you just get days when you can't write easily because your thinking is…moreI never had to. It's a thing only if you believe it is a thing, otherwise you just get days when you can't write easily because your thinking is woolly. Clarify things in your head and the writing flows. (less)
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Google Semantic Search: Sea...

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Talk about writing to a writer and we are not really talking about a physical activity. It’s not about the dexterity with which fingertips find keyboard keys or hands handle a pen or a pencil or, god forbid, a fountain pen. These are the skills of a scribe or even a calligrapher, people who make it their life’s intent to breathe beauty into an activity whose physicality is frequently overlooked... Read more of this blog post »
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Description: In the social web we are subject to forces we are not even aware of and they are having an effect upon us and how we think.
The Making of a non-fiction Best Seller (Computers & Internet)
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“Everyone is driven by the need to fill their life with meaning. Sometimes this need is articulated clearly and then a purpose emerges and that leads to a sense of direction and a sense of mission. Most times it is not. So the void is filled with action. People have kids, gets mortgages, raise families, pay bills, go to work each day without asking why and then, some day, they die. Some times all this is enough. Many times it's not. Action fills the void nicely. Makes each day feel tiring. But without a sense of purpose. Without a sense of vision, it leads to a pattern of behavior that doesn't lead anywhere. Most times we die before we realize this of course.”
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“The connections we make redefine who we are and can change who we become.”
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I believe that this book should not only be read by each sniper but also by every business man who wants to be successful"
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“Social media is addictive precisely because it gives us something which the real world lacks: it gives us immediacy, direction, a sense of clarity and value as an individual.”
David Amerland, The Social Media Mind: How social media how social media is changing business, politics and science and helps create a new world order.

“I am a firm believer that knowledge is power but only if it leads to comprehension.”
David Amerland, Google Semantic Search: Search Engine Optimization (Seo) Techniques That Get Your Company More Traffic, Increase Brand Impact, and Amplify Your Online Presence

“Real search is about providing valuable information when it’s really needed to those who are actually looking for it.”
David Amerland, Google Semantic Search: Search Engine Optimization (Seo) Techniques That Get Your Company More Traffic, Increase Brand Impact, and Amplify Your Online Presence

“Some sort of pressure must exist; the artist exists because the world is not perfect. Art would be useless if the world were perfect, as man wouldn’t look for harmony but would simply live in it. Art is born out of an ill-designed world.”
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“It seems perverse that we can be more social than anyone would have thought possible when we are at our most anti-social, locked away from the world and silently staring at a computer screen, but that, as psychologists will tell you is the way we operate. When we are at the maximum of our disconnect we also are ready to connect and feel the need for interaction.”
David Amerland, The Social Media Mind: How social media how social media is changing business, politics and science and helps create a new world order.

“Social media is addictive precisely because it gives us something which the real world lacks: it gives us immediacy, direction, a sense of clarity and value as an individual.”
David Amerland, The Social Media Mind: How social media how social media is changing business, politics and science and helps create a new world order.

“Social media is the empowerment of the individual at the expense of the system.”
David Amerland, The Social Media Mind: How social media how social media is changing business, politics and science and helps create a new world order.

“The web and its technologies are digital representations of everything we did before in a more private, bigger, faster and more empowering format than ever before.”
David Amerland, The Social Media Mind: How social media how social media is changing business, politics and science and helps create a new world order.

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