Last year I took part in the 'Human Hacking' conference, which was held in one of the vast Disney hotels in Orlando, Florida. The conference is about psychology, security, minds, influence, communication and how people think. It was pretty much the finest conference I've ever been lucky enough to be part of.

This year, they're running it again but as an online event, meaning that people from all over the world can take part (without having to fly to Florida). It's going to be something special.

My own small contribution will be a new, one-off talk about 'How to make minds go wrong'. This will last approximately two hours. The title is meant in a rather tongue-in-cheek way to refer to practical, ethically positive modes of persuasion and influence.

The line-up for the conference is as varied as it is impressive (and I don't mean because I happen to be involved). I strongly recommend that you check it out, sign up and take advantage of the $200 discount I'm allowed to offer. Conference info:

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I've had the website for many years but this is the new version, specifically focused on my writing services. I've actually wanted to make this change for a while but I couldn't do it last year -- too busy completing several publications for myself and two or three for other people! Meanwhile, and for no reason whatsoever, here's one of my travel photos. Some of you have said you like them. Here's one of many shots of Iguazu Falls, between Argentina and Brazil. Writing is great and a wonderful career but it doesn't produce much that's interesting to look at -- one document looks pretty much like another. My travel photos (I have thousands) are a little more interesting and spice up the blog a bit!