The Mimic Method Blog
UPDATE: Positions are closed until further notice. Sorry!
I started The Mimic Method 3 years ago to build myself a source of "location-independent income" that would allow me to travel the world, learn new languages, and get into as much trouble as possible.
I had a lot of fun operating the business on my lonesome, but at the dawn of my 27th year of on this planet, I decided to get more "serious" about my projects and focus my energies on realizing their full potentials.
The Mimic Method is now a 5 person team, and I'm looking for three motivated individuals to fill some new roles. If you have interest in any of the positions below, please click the corresponding link to learn more. If you know someone who might be interested, please forward them this blog post.
Two weeks ago, I moved to Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. I will base here for the next three months while I focus on rolling out version 1 of The Mimic Method app.
There are many reason why I chose Ho Chi Minh city as my operation headquarters. Firstly, Ho Chi Minh has a very low cost of living, which means that I can reinvest more of my business profits into the continual development of this app.
Secondly, there is a fair-sized community of software entrepreneurs here, and as I once wrote in this guest post on Mark Manson’s blog, it is important to surround yourself with the people you want to mimic. [Read more…] about How to Learn Vietnamese Pronunciation with The Mimic Method
Listen to me if you want to live!
The Flow of English is finally completed, and it is slated to be the best English pronunciation program this planet has ever seen.
Like all my other Flow Series Courses, The Flow of English uses song-training to develop the learner’s ability to perceive and produce the real sounds of English.
I put emphasis on the word real because there is an enormous difference between what we think English sounds like and what it really sounds like.
This is important, because we learn and teach languages based on what we think they sound like. In other words, English teachers and learners are teaching and learning the wrong stuff!
Let’s take a closer look…
After a lot of positive feedback for my first Flow Breakdown video, I have released a second one – “Trust in Science.” This is a breakdown of the Brazilian Portuguese song “Rios, Pontes e Overdrives” by Chico Science and Nação Zumbi.
I take a different approach with this video. Here I focus more on the meaning of the lyrics and their context, leaving the Flow training for this post. Other things I cover are:
- The History of Chico Science and the Mangue-bit (mangue-beat) cultural movement.
- The physiology behind Nasal Vowels
- How to drum one of the key rhythms from the Afro-Brazilian genre of Maracatu