Hi, I’m Beirem
entrepreneur | speaker | connector
What I stand for
We all have a limited time here? I spend mine building an ecosystem that helps others grow their positive impact. How? Entrepreneurship focused on knowledge, experience and network.
Life is all about people and systems. I’ve been lucky to find the importance of psychology early on in life, mostly through martial arts. When I started reading modern science, my eyes opened to the potential of understanding people.
Dr. Evert Semeijn shared this vision so together we started Neurofied, a Brain & Behaviour Academy for professionals ??? We study decision-making and turned our databases into a practical, science-backed methodology you can use to improve your understanding, empathy, critical thinking and ultimately performance.
A few years ago I also started connecting interesting and unique people. This outgrew my living room and turned into Think Tank United, a community of 150+ wide-ranging bright minds that discuss life, the future, and other themes in our think tank events in Amsterdam & Helsinki ?♂️?
It’s funny how hard it is to truly understand yourself, let alone others. I hope this page will give you a glimpse of an eagle-eye view on my life. Books, conversations, and adventures teach me loads and some wisdom nuggets are worth spreading.
Creation. Connection. Curiosity.
Beirem Ben Barrah
Some of my passions
Learning and teaching
Learning is key to growth. It’s about understanding the reality we live in and shaping the world around us. Regardless of your mission, learning is the path to excellence. This metaskill allows you to achieve your goals faster and is worthwhile to master.
Knowledge becomes more as it is shared. And since every grand mission needs people to work together, teaching is an essential skill for any true leader. The bigger the audience you can effectively teach at once, the more value you will add. Learn to teach.
Psychology and the Brain
It’s all about people. We tend to forget this, but whatever your goal, you need to truly understand others. This is about empathy and communication and since psychology is the root of both, studying this topic will help you vastly grow your impact.
When learning about the human mind, you quickly realize that we can train our own brain. Understanding systems thinking, cognitive biases and mental models will give you an edge in learning and performance. Personally, I’m drawn by its complexity and hooked by its value.
Many great ideas don’t improve our lives because nobody brings them to life. That’s where entrepreneurs come in. They look for great ideas, gather a capable and diverse team that turn problems into opportunities. The best part? We can learn from and strengthen each other.
The key is in working hard, smart, and knowing when to pivot or persevere. Still, anyone that aims to have a positive impact will benefit from understanding concepts like expert generalists, 10X thinking, and principled decision-making.
Life is accelerating. Our linear minds can’t keep up with the exponential change around us. While sensors, software, and networks are eating the world, those at the heart of this revolution are designing our future. What is the ‘heart then? Turns out this beast has many.
Once technologies are digitized, they jump on a multiple of Moore’s Law. As their value skyrockets, proactive organizations are growing their impact by leveraging them. How much do you know about AI, IoT, VR, 3D printing and Brain-Computer Interfaces?