In this episode, Michael F. Schein joins Chris Hadnagy and Maxie Reynolds. Michael is a writer, speaker, business owner, and hype artist. He shares the social engineering tactics he was able to learn from cult leaders and mischief makersFind out how these often-manipulative tactics can be used for good.  – Feb 8, 2021

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Ep. 139

In this episode, Michael F. Schein joins Chris Hadnagy and Maxie Reynolds. Michael is a writer, speaker, business owner, and hype artist. He shares the social engineering tactics he was able to learn from cult leaders and mischief makers. Find out how these often-manipulative tactics can be used for good.  

00:09 – Introduction 

Social-Engineer.com 

01:44 – Introduction to Michael F. Schein 

02:30 – How Michael figured out that we can learn from cult leaders and mischief makers 

10:38 – Influence through disruption 

11:44 – Make war not love 

13:21 – Basecamp: Simplicity by hating complexity 

16:21 – Building hype requires confidence 

18:15 – Focus on what you want to be known for 

26:06 – Create a secret society 

30:27 – How Michael socially engineered himself onto the podcast 

35:34 – The positive side of hype 

37:43 – Chris, Maxie and Michael’s favorite music 

43:03 – Michael’s most respected colleagueMichael Roderick 

44:21 – Michael’s book recommendations: 

The Crowd: A Study of the Popular Mind 

Masters of Atlantis 

47:10 – Michael’s contact info 

Hype Book Club 

microfamemedia.com 

michaelfschein.com 

The Hype Handbook: 12 Indispensable Success Secrets From the World’s Greatest Propagandists, Self-Promoters, Cult Leaders, Mischief Makers, and Boundary Breakers 

48:39 – Outro 

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