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“All of life is like poker: Making decisions with incomplete information.”

— Chris Sparks, Founder of The Forcing Function

Chris Sparks founded The Forcing Function in 2017 at the behest of friends and family who believed that he should share his talent for peak performance training with others.

Chris is now the right-hand man to dozens of successful entrepreneurs, giving them the systems they need to multiply their productivity and maximize their effectiveness.

After years of deconstructing and distilling the habits of top performers, Chris wrote Inflection Point, his guide to generating a complete shift in life trajectory. Chris currently works with his team out of their Brooklyn office to improve the way we think, work, and live. His newest publication Experiment Without Limits launched August 2019 as a free peak performance workbook. Chris and his partner are currently working on a book, set for release December 2020.

In his days as a professional poker player, Chris was ranked one of the top 20 online poker players in the world.

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  • Chris works with a select number of startup CEOs, helping them build systems and remove bottlenecks to maximize performance.

  • Clients of The Forcing Function shape the world in lots of interesting ways such as treating disorders, transforming e-commerce, creating films, impact investing, assisting kids with special needs, and fighting climate change.

  • Chris is launching Experiment Without Limits, a step-by-step workbook to test your assumptions, assist you with uncovering what's holding you back, and help develop personal experiments to build systems, habits, and processes that 10x your progress. Sign up for early access here.

  • Chris is also writing Inflection Point (publishing 2020) which shares his evolution through poker and how it led to his systems for peak performance, team productivity and personal growth. A few sample chapters can be found here and shorter-form writing on the blog.

  • Chris is constantly reading and testing new products, trying to identify the principles and tools which lead to peak performance. Primary areas of study include psychology, sociology, anthropology, neuroscience, complexity, philosophy, and emerging technology. An updated list of his top recommendations can be found on the Favorite Books, Favorite Articles, and Favorite Resource pages.

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    Featured Articles and Podcasts

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  • Online Poker Spotlight: Chris “GoMukYaSelf” Sparks (PokerNews)

  • Chris Sparks Has Gone Hollywood (Card Player Magazine)

  • Chris “GoMukYaSelf” Sparks – Sunday Million Winner Profile (PokerStars)

  • Ohio State and Michigan Face Off on Reality TV (The Lantern)