Dominic O’Brien is An 8-time world memory champion and author of many memory related books. He held the Guinness world world record in 2002 for memorizing and reciting 2808 playing cards in order and works as a trainer for peak performance training.
Here is our Q&A that we conducted with Dominic O’Brien
When was the “Aha” moment for Dominic O’Brien that he knew that he
found a breakthrough in memorization?
(the Journey method) requires you to string words to numbers and come up with a story in order to be fully etched in the mind, do you mind sharing the funniest or most amusing one that you came up with?
A recommendation of fiction or non-fiction books out of Dominic’s personal favorites.
Has Dominic ever forgotten an anniversary date?
How do you mentally prepare before a serious competition like the Memory championships? Do you have any rituals?
Out of the 8 memory championships you have won, which one in particular are you most proud of? (we assume you’re proud of them all and rightly so, but is there one that stands out from the rest?)
Is Dominic planning on going for a La Decima (10 memory championship titles)?
What is the biggest misconception you hear from people with regards to memory?
What’s next for Dominic O’Brien? (Are you planning on competing for a title, a new Guinness record, new book?)
Final words you’d like to add (Promotional)
Thank you for being our first guest at the Entelechist Q&A!