Amazing Battles

  Life today is shaped by yesterday’s battles. On my travels, I have visited the sites where epic fights took place. The victors determined the lives of the losers for hundred of years and changed their culture. This year I have spent time in the beautiful city of York in the UK. It is surrounded by a wall built by the Romans. They arrived in AD 71 and set up…

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8 September, 2014
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Ways of Learning?

What comes to your mind when you see the names of Einstein, Michelangelo, Marie Curie, and Napoleon? Was it their country of birth, their gender, their language, their religion, or some other criteria. My research into the lives of amazing people point to a vital factor – their achievements. Walt Disney, Elvis Presley, Coco Chanel, Oscar Schindler and other amazing people are are recognized by what they achieved. In short,…

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19 June, 2014
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Can You Make Yourself More Intelligent?

When I was just 11 years of age, I had to take an educational exam. There were lots of puzzles and logical (but to me not so logical) problem solving exercises.  It was part of the process for choosing who would go to the grammar school (mainly a place for students perceived as having academic potential and professional career opportunities). The rest were sent to the school where the focus was…

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16 October, 2013
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How Amazing Are You?

For fun, you can assess how you rate yourself on our amazing people criteria. This has been developed based on the interpretation of the lives of amazing people. Allocate scores on the following scale, based on your own self assessment on the items listed : 0 – Not at all 1 – Very little 2 – A fair amount 2 – A lot 3 –  To a large extent Talent…

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1 October, 2013
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Amazing People TV

Galileo could see the stars, but he would have been amazed by television. Leonardo da Vinci dreamt of flying machines, yet he never viewed videos. It is less than 90 years from the day that the incredible innovator John Logie Baird proved that pictures could ‘fly’ through the air. Now, most children and many adults  take television for granted. But, there are astounding new developments emerging. More and more people are…

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29 September, 2013
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Heroes

In an age when footballers are paid millions for kicking a ball and singers gain instant fame, it is refreshing to meet  real heroes. Today, I met and interviewed George Jackson and his wife. George is 92 years of age. Many people can thank him for what he has done. But, most do not know him. Born into a small farming community in Victoria, Australia, he thought he would have…

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23 September, 2013
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