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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Multi Media Museums

To assess new developments in multi- media applications, I took myself on a tour of museums and expos . From the traditional art galleries to the new interactive science expos for students, it was a fascinating journey. On the way, I travelled through history and into the future. On balance, too many of the exhibits were passive and old style. Only about 20% had invested in the modern multi-media exhibits…

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9 February, 2014
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Springbrook Students and Amazing Colonists

Recently, I was invited with some colleagues to visit Springbrook School, Queensland , Australia and introduce some people from our amazing people series. We chose Governor Phillip and the first Europeans to establish a fixed colonial settlement in New South Wales, Australia. It was an exciting morning, when the students had an opportunity to see a video that recreated the voyage of the First Fleet. It was a specially designed…

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29 June, 2013
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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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Amazing Doctors – Women’s Health

10 November, 2012

On my recent visit to the UK, I was in London for a few days. My hotel was next to Euston Station and I decided to go for a walk to see the grand St Pancras Station building, which has now been converted to a hotel. As I was walking along, I noticed a sign which said The Elizabeth Garrett Anderson Gallery. You may think it is an art gallery….

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