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Mike Byster (2015)

Michael "Mike" Byster is an American mathematician, mental calculator and math educator. He worked as a stockbroker until he quit his job and income to devote himself to teaching children his methods. Mike is able to do many arithmetic problems in his head at very fast speeds. During a study done years ago, Byster was claimed to have one of the fastest mathematical minds in the world.

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About the Mike Byster Interview

My short bio: Hey reddit! A little about me:

  • I've spoken to thousands of schools in the last 20 years, teaching schoolchildren how to memorize, focus, concentrate, and enjoy learning.

  • I am a huge Chicago sports fan, I love watching crime shows, and love spending time with my family and Golden Retriever, Wrigley!

  • I was a commodity trader at the Chicago Mercantile Exchange for 23 years, but then found my passion was in changing the lives of children, and so I quit in 2004.

  • You can learn more about Brainetics here, and my book here. Here is a short video of me solving some math problems.

Please feel free to ask me any question - I have specific tricks, tips, and exercises relating to memory, focus, concentration, and arithmetic.

Edit: We'll be back on answering questions at 9:00 PM EDT!

Edit 2: Thanks for the great questions! We'll check back in tomorrow, June 6, and answer any remaining ones.

My Proof: More proof submitted to mods yesterday.

Twitter: https://twitter.com/MikeByster/status/606880588797235202

Mike Byster Jun 05, 2015