Amazing People Library

Walt Disney would have liked it. William Shakespeare would have been amazed. Yes, the new generation of libraries has arrived. Instead of going to a building, you click your computer and you receive the book or article online. News today is that the first library that has only digital books and stories has opened in the USA. It will mean quicker access to find information. The Amazing People Club is also…

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18 September, 2013
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Seven Senses and Six Questions

Each day we succeed or fail depending on how well we  use our senses to gain and understand information. We wake up and our senses immediately tell us many things. We may hear the rain, or feel the heat, or smell the air. In the bath room,we wash our hands and our sense of touch tells us if the water is cold or hot. Going into the kitchen, we cook…

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10 August, 2013
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Is it Probable or Certain?

‘ ‘It is probable that the event will not be on, because it is raining.’ ‘I don’t think he will change his mind’. It is unlikely that will occur.’ I often hear people say things that  they regard as probable, but they interpret them as certain. Therefore, they act on their assumptions, rather than testing the facts. In my research on amazing people, I found most were very good at…

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4 August, 2013
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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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Psychology and Amazing People

In the main, teachers gain their jobs because they qualify in subjects such as science, maths, history, or other topics in the curriculum. Each day, teachers then spend most of their time managing the behaviour of students and dealing with psychology issues, such as motivation, attention, perception, learning difficulties and so on. Few teachers are given guidance on the psychological issues. So, here is a short guide to what Amazing…

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28 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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