HMC, or the Headmasters’ and Headmistresses’ Conference meets each year in a place with a hotel sufficiently big to handle us. This year we are in St Andrews where one of our oldest universities began early in the fifteenth century and where the curious game of golf also started. 216 more words
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I’m really interested in Matthew Syed’s hypothesis that talent is a myth and that success is a consequence of purposeful practice.
It is hard to summarise all of Syed’s arguments, but here are some of the elements that he says make someone successful (in sports): 162 more words
‘There is one common theme..that underpins success of all kinds; the capacity to learn from our mistakes’ (Matthew Syed)
In last weekend’s paper there was an interesting article by Matthew Syed, a former table tennis champion turned journalist on what makes people successful in whatever they do. 773 more words
This is one of those quotes that circulated when I was in high school, I think it was written on a bench somewhere, or carved into a desk. 374 more words