Amazing Performances

Is superior performance due to a natural gift linked to intelligence or practice? For example, was Mozart given a music gene and Shakespeare a writing gene that made them excellent at their craft? Given my interest in the lives and achievements of amazing people, I was interested to read the research by Anders Ericsson. Do high performers have superior powers of speed, memory and intelligence . Psychologists used psychometric tests…

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1 June, 2013
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What Can You Achieve?

Mozart heard his father play the violin. As soon as he could hold the instrument, his father gave him lessons. No doubt, young Wolfgang said to himself, ‘I can do that, if I try.’ At the age of six, he gave his first public concert. Before long, he was touring the concert halls of Europe. Florence Nightingale did it in nursing. Charles Dickens and Mark Twain did it in literature….

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19 May, 2013
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Contributors and Achievers

Mozart, Einstein, Curie and others have established their names forever. How did they do it? In short, they made valuable contributions to society. As a result, we recognize their achievements. Their examples provide inspiration for students of today who will make their careers tomorrow. The Amazing People Club celebrates amazing contributors and achievers. Here are some of the titles that have now been published. Also, the new avatar based multi-media…

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2 May, 2013
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William Shakespeare – The Avatar-

25 April, 2013

  William Shakespeare wrote very little about himself and his family. In that respect, his life is a mystery. Or, is it? In the new Apple i Book  titled William Shakespeare, he comes to life in the form of an avatar. It is very life like. The new book is very readable because you can push press and click your way through it. Yes, the book has audios, videos as…

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Shakespeare – An Amazing Leader

9 April, 2013

William Shakespeare has led the way. Yes, 400 and more years after he wrote his first plays they are still performed. There are now over 500 million people who speak the English language in various forms and accents. The name of William Shakespeare is known to most of them over the age of 10, even though they have not read one of his plays or poems. His ideas still are…

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Piano Man Psychology

30 March, 2013

Billy Joel wrote the famous song called Piano Man, no doubt based on his observations from what he noticed as he played in bars and cafés as a young man. I am now in a similar situation. Each day, I play the piano at the Baby Grand Lounge at the Oasis in Broadbeach, Gold Coast, Queensland. It is not my full time job, as I am a psychologist and author,…

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