Long before I had even $1 million to buy and sell deals with, before I hired cognitive scientists and neuroscientists to show me the foundations of human attention, and before I had $400M of deals under me, I was flying blind in the world of deal making. I consulted every resource I could think of to find better ways to pitch a deal. Neuroeconomics combines neuroscience, economics, and psychology to study how people make decisions. It looks at the role of the brain when we evaluate decisions, categorize risks and rewards, and interact with each other. This was my first exposure to a credible group of people studying the same thing as me – how the brain responds to financial offers. This was the first time I came to believe a unified algorithm for pitching could be developed and used.