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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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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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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Carcassonne and the Cathars

29 October, 2012

Why were they hunted down, brutalized and burnt ? That is what happened to thousands of people called the Cathars, during the so called middle ages. Recently, I took a flight from the UK and went to Carcassone in France. Soon as I arrived at the airport, I saw a sign that said – ‘Welcome to the country of the Cathars.’ Yes, they are still in existence, despite the Pope and…

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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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Shakespeare’s Ghost Writer

26 April, 2012

  Walking through Stratford-on- Avon, in England, on a bright summer’s day, I saw a sign. It said – William Shakespeare’s Birthplace. Arriving at the front door, it was as if I had flown through more than 400 years of time. He was baptized on 26th April in 1564. So, he is  448 years old. I use the present tense because we still attend his plays and read his poetry…

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