Career Leaders

17 February, 2013

What makes a leader amazing? Is it their ideas and creativity, their knowledge, their ability to make things work or the fact that they develop a business and make money? Galileo led by looking beyond Earth and finding a new world in the skies. Dr Louis Pasteur led by searching for and finding minute organisms, called bacteria, that was the start of the fight back against dreaded diseases. Elizabeth Blackwell…

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Living in the Year 1500

4 February, 2013

What was it like to live 500 years ago? Last week, I found out some of the realities, when we lost all electric power for about 2 days. A tropical tornado hit our area. The wind made blood curling noises, as it tore down trees and other objects in its path. The rain came in horizontally , driven by the winds gusting at fearful speed. Rivers were deluged and flooded,…

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Meeting Amazing People

19 January, 2013

Leonardo da Vinci wrote about 20,000 pages in his log books about his work. These note books provide a rich insight into his way of life. He was probably the most prolific blogger of the renaissance. Michelangelo left beautiful sculptures and poems as his legacy. Charles Darwin wrote books that changed our way of thinking about evolution. Columbus left records to show the Earth was not flat. Shakespeare provided folios…

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Amazing Names

Why did Mark Twain, Elizabeth Arden, Voltaire, and Mother Teresa, change their names? People can take different names other than the one with which they were born. But, why do they do so? Here are some examples from the stories at http://amazingpeopleclub.com/ Mark Twain was named Samuel Clemens when born in a small American community. One of his early jobs was as a pilot on the River Mississippi. Each day, he…

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25 December, 2012
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Travels

11 October, 2012

During the last six weeks. I have been travelling to the UK, France and Spain. On the way, I looked for and found some amazing people. and amazing places. It still amazes me that a plane can hang in the air for over 12 hours and cover over 6000 miles with about 400 people on board. Just over 200 years ago, it took 9 months to sail from England to…

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