In Las Vegas or at other casino venues, I can complement the theme of the meeting because of my brand as a game theory expert. But really I'm a business expert. I show managers and sales people how to minimize their risk, get better odds of success, and win the game of business.
Asheville, NC (PRWEB) May 30, 2008
You wouldn't guess it by looking at him because he seems like the boy next door all grown up. But this business guru and professional speaker has been kicked out of and banned from casinos all over the country.
Scott Love, a motivational speaker, was at one time a professional card counting blackjack player. "I was personally mentored by the MIT blackjack team, the same team featured in Kevin Spacey's film '21' and Ben Mezrich's book 'Bringing Down the House.' I was just good at math and good at games, so I put them together and had a nice little hobby ... before I got busted."
Love liked the fact that he could beat the casinos without breaking any laws with his skills. "I went to the Naval Academy so the values I learned there stayed with me my whole life. In counting, you are just using your head to gain a statistical advantage over the house. Casinos don't like people winning, so if they catch you, they ask you to leave or ban you from playing."
Love uses his game theory expertise as a metaphor for explaining key business concepts to executives and sales people at meetings. "In Las Vegas or at other casino venues, I can complement the theme of the meeting because of my brand as a game theory expert. But really I'm a business expert. I show managers and sales people how to minimize their risk, get better odds of success, and win the game of business."
Motivation is a key part of employee performance, according to Love. "During my presentations, I'll give the attendees ways that they can motivate themselves. Motivation is really an intrinsic concept, something that exists deep within. Many conventions and sales meetings hire speakers to deliver a rah-rah pump-up session. But when the convention is over, nothing changes. There is no improvement. Sure, I'll deliver an entertaining message. But I want people to change when I speak to them, to hit the next level. And I use my game theory stories to open up their minds, to make it fun. If they're having fun at the meeting, then they will emotionally absorb what I'm sharing, and that's where lasting change begins."
Love shares his message by offering the three daily habits of achievers, which he offers as a give-away on a customized poker chip at conventions. "On my poker chips, which I customize with the client's logo, I offer the three daily disciplines of achievement: first, write your goals down for tomorrow before you go to bed. Just focus on three daily targets. Second, read at least two pages a day from a book that helps you grow. Third, make a decision to be victorious every day when you wake up, that you are choosing to be a champion and victorious, and not a defeated victim." Love believes that these three daily disciplines will offer real and lasting change. "Success isn't earned. It's taken. You have to take it and claim it before it happens, and most people don't know that."
You won't find Love at the blackjack tables anymore. Instead, he plays in poker tournaments, and has won tournaments with fields as large as 500. Love's signature quote is, "I can show people how they can live a life of 'no limit' achievement, and go 'all in' for their success!" His website, http://www.nolimitachievement.com, has free tools, articles, and videos on management, leadership, sales, and personal motivation.