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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


would have liked to have done (again)

I’ve blogged about this before, but not for a while, and a very neat example popped up in today’s Times in a piece by Matthew Syed, so I’m going back to it. 355 more words

Monday Morning Motivation - Bounce by Matthew Syed

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


The paradox of successful practice

‘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

15. Go to see an insprational speaker: Matthew Syed

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

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Some Keys to Empowering Relationships

What is imperative is that the quality of the educational process fostered at the level of the study circle rise markedly over the next year .

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Sustaining Motivation

I have embarked on sequences of new posts which examine a number of ideas from books I have recently read. These ideas relate to where our society is heading and what we as individuals might be able to do about that. 1,484 more words