Sometimes all it takes to change our life is to stumble across the right book at the right time. That’s what happened to Alex Mullen, who happened to pick up a book about competitive memorization. Hoping it might give him an edge in his medical studies, he learned the techniques and, just for fun, entered a competition. He turned out to be a natural, and after years of dedication—and a willingness to constantly embrace the best techniques—he memorized his way to the world championship.
After randomly reading a book about competitive memorization, Alex Mullen decided to give it a try, soon discovering that he had the talent and the drive to become a world champion.