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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Amazing Olympic Stories

17 July, 2012

How many opportunities have come your way today? How many of them have you taken? Those are questions that Dr William Penny Brookes focused on. As a result, he helped re-ignite interest in the Olympic Games. Rather than choose a major city to bring people together, he chose Much Wenlock. This is a small community in Nail using, to and slippery non prescription meds to get high comparison alternate neutrals…

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Learning from Olympic Athletes

26 June, 2012

The training is reaching a peak. The athletes competing in the 2012 Olympics are counting down the days. The competitions and events will test them to the limit. Some will break world records. We will see a few athletes run or swim quicker than any human in history. Heros and heroines will be created. But, all the Olympic athletes are examples to the young people . They provide role models of…

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Amazing People Podcasts

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24 April, 2012

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Olympic Games – Questions

15 March, 2012

In just over three months, the 2012 Olympic Games will commence in London. The competitors have been training hard. The organizers have been working night and day to get the facilities ready. But, why do we have the Olympics? Where and when did they start? Why where the Olympics Games banned by the Romans? Who was it that resurrected the modern Olympics? Those were questions that interested me. So, I…

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London and the Olympics

14 August, 2011

The race is already on. London has Olympics Fever. While I was there, many thousands of people were hoping they would win the race for Olympic Games tickets in the lottery. I was in London recently on business, as I am writing a book called Amazing Olympians. It tells the personal stories of 12 people who won medals at the Olympics from 1896 onwards, when the modern version of the games…

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