Re:Think

Workshops prompting you to change how you think about thinking.

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Just another workshop, right?

Yeah, right. These aren't your standard workshops where you attend, get pumped up, and then everything falls by the wayside when you go back home because you can't relate them to real life. Those are a waste of time and money. These are about changing how you think about thinking and therefore how you move through life. And since thinking is personalized, so are these. They're about how you do what you do, how you see what you see, and how you interpret what you experience. They're geared toward smart, curious, and cognitively diverse people who are always looking to improve and make a difference professionally and personally — the same type of people who read Farnam Street.

  • Learn to see the world differently
  • Cultivate relationships of caliber
  • Study models of success and failure
  • Practice new-found skills through activities
  • Become open to the perpetual changes in the world

I had a great time, met new and intellectually curious people, and learned quite a bit.

Cary, Navy Seal

I had a great time! The group was (as you say) just amazing. The discussion provided tremendous food for thought, and I’ve actually implemented a few small changes that I think might actually stick.

Shelia Chesney, investment manager

I just returned from Re:Think Decision-Making with the Farnam Street crew Shane Parrish, Jeffrey Annello, and Neil Cruickshank and roughly 50 others Farnam Street readers from around the world. It was a great experience.

Zach Smith, co-founder, Catalyz

Thank you for a WONDERFUL conference. As I re-read (and re-read) my notes, new insights continue to bubble up. …Having worked in financial services for over 20 years, I’ve easily attend 100+ conferences. The was one of the (if not the) best, hands down. ....I came away from the conference with several game-changing ideas that were immediately implementable. Will definitely attend another Re:Think conference. Highly, highly recommend.

Manisha Thakor

Congratulations on an outstanding seminar in San Francisco. It was the best two days I’ve spent in any publicly available seminar. The quality of the people and value of their contributions was outstanding. Shane and Neil did an amazing job of facilitation. The masters of facilitation are the ones who can do it without anyone noticing because the participants are so involved in the experience. Re:Think accomplished that and more. Thank you for a great session.

Dan Thomas, former professor

Shane and Neil pulled together a diverse, positive, and engaged group of thinkers to share experience and ideas. By guiding the conversation, and latching on to the best ideas the group had figured out, they imparted more knowledge than I thought possible in two days. The workshop was the most intellectually rewarding experience I’ve had in the last five years.

Matt Urquhart, manufacturing process engineer, Nest

I had a great time; it was very inspiring and helpful. By far the best conference I have ever attended. I loved the content, structure, and people. I was very impressed by Shane and Neil in particular because they really let the group talk and seemed to know the right time to jump in and either add to the discussion or advance the discussion.

Mark Steed, deputy chief investment officer and chief of staff

The material and synergy between Shane and Neil was terrific to be sure. That said, an unconventional view might be that Re:Think's greatest achievement was the selection of such an incredible group of individuals. Literally, every one I engaged in an extended conversation with offered depth, wisdom, and warmth to me.

Chris Antonio, managing partner, Dipsea Capital, LLC

Re:Think Decision-Making was a brain-bulging feast of interestingness. We learned about decision-making from many different and valuable perspectives. The lessons were thoughtful and instructive, and the conversation was fascinating. I was in 7th heaven being surrounded by experienced and brilliant people discussing their examples and ideas for decision-making. Can’t imagine a better use of two days — this small investment will pay dividends for the rest of my life!

Eric Jorgenson, Zaarly

The last two days have been absolutely wonderful — the caliber of the group and the discussions were awesome. An opportunity like the one provided by this conference — a platform to to engage so dynamically and immersively with such a distinguished and passionate group — is extremely rare. The team’s ability to curate the group and content and guide such engaging discussions was great, and I feel so lucky to have participated! I will undoubtedly apply the principals learned to my decision-making.

Jaione Maiz, business development manager, Inception Sciences

I thought you would like to know, when I was reflecting on my past year, I jotted down the top 10 things I was most thankful for in the year, and the Re:Think Decision-Making workshop was on the list. I still reflect on the amazing caliber of the people in the workshop. I feel blessed to have been able to participate.

Mike Brown, Apple Retail Development

I just wanted to say thanks again for the experience. I left at the end of the two days exhausted and excited about everything we discussed. I’d been exposed to much of the content before but having a really diverse set of minds from different backgrounds and orientations to discuss and interact with was eye-opening. With all of our ability to keep in touch these days, it’s difficult to have any real discourse. I’ve got a head full of things to think about, and I look forward to future workshops.

Tim Alexander

WOW...INDEED! Thank you Shane and Neil for two incredible days!

Karen Hanrahan, president, Mercy High School

Just wanted to drop a sincere thank you for a great experience in Chicago. The most difficult aspect of teaching is to differentiate for interests and abilities. Shane and Neil accomplished this feat swimming...the diversity of viewpoints is really what drove our thinking to such deep levels. That, I think, is a testament to Farnam Street and the readership you have amassed. ...I was looking for something to disrupt my thinking, and this workshop nailed it.

Shane Williams

Cerebral turbulence for the status quo

Tim Nelson

The workshop took place two weeks ago, and I’m still on a high from it. ...I was confronted many times over the three days by the limits of my thinking: how my assumptions, beliefs, and perspectives have formed a nice, cozy, familiar filter through which I assess and interpret most everything. And, although humbled and annoyed with myself, I was also incredibly stimulated... It was an incredible infusion of energy and ideas that I craved but didn’t know I needed.

Susan Stitt, leadership coach

I've rarely been privileged to share a room with such intelligent and engaged people (and from all walks of life). The format helped us develop shockingly meaningful relationships in the mere 48 hours we spent together. I was stretched by new ideas, had my beliefs challenged, and left Chicago as inspired as I've been in years. More than anything else, Re:Think Innovation was useful. I draw on the lessons learned there nearly every day in both my career and my personal life.

Adam Smith
Shane Parish

Hey There, I’m Shane

My passion is helping people just like you change the way you think.

My passion grew out of my own frustration at the lack of resources available to teach people about decision making and innovating, which I was desperately seeking. When formal education and employer training left my wheels spinning, I set out to find wisdom wherever I could find it in the "real world." On my way, I started sharing with others, and believe me, I was shocked at how many people were interested in following me on my wisdom conquest. Now I'm backed by a team of like-minded knowledge seekers as we try to master the best of what other people have already figured out and deliver it in a consolidated, useful way.