Press Release August 2013: Collaborative Book, 100 Marbles, Now Available

100marblesThis month, InSights Group is pleased to announce its debut book: 100 Marbles. It is a collaborative book, written by sixteen members of the group who have been a part of Mastermind groups. The book was inspired by a desire to share the positive force masterminding has been in the lives of InSights members, and to inspire others to pursue the ideas of the collective mind, gratitude, and masterminding in their own lives.

“100 Marbles is a glimpse into a variety of people’s lives, and it can get pretty intimate,” says InSights’ First Lady, Sandi Maki. She was the driving force behind collecting the contributions for 100 Marbles, and is proud of the end result. “It really does a great job of showing what masterminding has done in these people’s lives. And the great thing is that these people are all different, but they’ve all been impacted by masterminding in profound ways.” It’s true: the contributors in 100 Marbles are in different age groups, from different walks of life, and have different philosophies about many things. The common tie that holds them all together is that they recognize the power of gratitude and the collective mind. 100 Marbles gives readers a wonderful glimpse into the lives of people who have been impacted by masterminding.

Everyone who contributed to 100 Marbles feels the magic that is the mastermind experience. The book is a collection of inspired moments, that the contributors felt compelled to share. One contributor, Robbie Bolog, was excited from the beginning about being a part of the collaboration. He submitted a beautiful piece right away and then, as his music career took off and the rest of his life got busy, he forgot about the book and his contribution. Upon finding out that the book had been published and he was in it, he was excited and honored all over again. Another contributor, Jessie Palmatier, says “It’s exciting–I’m 22, and I’m a published author! I didn’t think I’d be able to say that…at least not for a while. But it’s not just the idea of being published, it’s the whole premise of 100 Marbles. What a great project to be a part of! I couldn’t ask for a better way to break into the ranks of ‘published authors.’ Masterminding, gratitude, and the collective mind really did change my life, and it’s an honor to be able to share that with others.”

It can be difficult to express in words what masterminding is. Anyone who has been involved can attest to the incredible impact it can have–and famous thinkers like Ben Franklin, C.S. Lewis, and JRR Tolkien were all involved in mastermind groups. It truly is something you need to experience in order to fully grasp. Robbie, in his chapter, says “I didn’t initially ‘get’ what the masterminding meeting was supposed to accomplish. It wasn’t until I got home, and was trying to convey what we talked about to my mom, that I was able to work out the broad concepts we discussed…” Although you need to experience it to fully understand, 100 Marbles is a great way to dip your feet in the mastermind waters. It’s an inspiring and thought-provoking read, and we hope it will inspire you to find a mastermind group near you or start one of your own.


100 Marbles is available on Amazon. InSights Group is a small business incubator and networking group, dedicated to helping people reach their full potential together. For more information about InSights, masterminding, or 100 Marbles, you can contact InSights Group online (,, or by phone (810-201-4847).