> Published in Kamloops This Week, by Tim Petruk,

Race to a Million is not a reality show. Dean Pierson, the man behind the non-show, is quick to point that out. “I don’t want to pigeon-hole it into a reality show,” he said. “It’s a lot more than that.” Reality shows are generally on television, for one, and Race to a Million is not ? instead, fans can follow it via YouTube videos on the Internet at racetoamillion.ca. So, what is it? “It’s an experiment in social reality,” Pierson said. Specifically, it’s five teams of six to 10 people working to turn a $500 investment into $1 million ? or as much as they can in just under a year. The most important thing to know about Race to a Million is that it’s all local. “We’ve got five teams from Kamloops that we gave an initial investment of $500 to,” Pierson said. “Their job is to parlay that into $1 million by next July.” Pierson explained the concept comes from the mastermind principle, a financing model created decades ago by Napoleon Hill. The premise was explained in his book, Think and Grow Rich, in which he wrote about the main factor he found linking the success of businessmen at the time ? having a group of people supporting them and working with them. Read more here on the Kamloops This Week website.