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Ari Meisel - Less Doing. NEW YORK, NY, US

Ari Meisel Ari Meisel

Less Doing


Achievement Architect - Making People More Effective at Everything



In 2006, Ari was diagnosed with Crohn's disease. Crohn's is an incurable disease of the digestive tract. Ari's case was severe, and required over a dozen daily medications and several hospital visits. After reaching a personal low point in hospital, Ari decided he would do everything in his power to strengthen his by then weak body. Through a combination of yoga, nutrition, natural supplements and rigorous exercise (Triathon and Crossfit) he was able to fight back the symptoms of Crohns until he was finally able to suspend his medication. Eventually Ari was declared free of all traces of the 'incurable' disease, and competed in Ironman France in June of 2011. Ari has since spoken at seminars and at a regional TED Talk about his struggle against a seemingly insurmountable opponent. Through the process of data collection, self tracking, and analysis, Ari helped develop Less Doing. This was a way of dealing with the daily stresses of life by optimizing, automating, and outsourcing all of his tasks in life and business. Now he focuses on Achievement Architecture, helping individuals be more effective at everything.

Industry Expertise (2)

Professional Training and Coaching

Real Estate Dev/Ops

Areas of Expertise (5)






Education (1)

University of Pennsylvania - Wharton School: BS in Economics, Real Estate, Entrepreneurship 2003

Minors in Art History and Psychology

Event Appearances (1)

Curing the Incurable

TEDxEast  New York


Sample Talks (1)

Curing the Incurable

Four years ago I was diagnosed with Crohn's Disease, a horribly painful and incurable disease. I had a severe form and was put on 16 daily pills that wreaked havoc on my body. After hitting rock bottom in terms of health I turned things around and got fit. I started self tracking and self experimenting. After two years, I'm completely disease free and have completed an Ironman triathlon. Through Self Tracking and Self Experimentation I can show that what I've done is replicable to other people.



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