Imagine life without music!

“If I were not a physicist, I would probably be a musician. I often think in music. I live my daydreams in music. I see my life in terms of music” – Albert Einstein


Music is in the air – literally – with music talent shows airing globally on the television, we are blown away by the talent of these budding artists. They may go on to become household names, just as the amazing musicians of the past eras have.

What genre of music do you like?

  • Why not create conversation and rapport in the classroom this week by introducing music in general?  Across all generations, music is a huge interest, and exchanging opinions and tastes is a great way for students to interact with each other and with teachers, focusing on a subject they love.

It is interesting to discuss and introduce the current favourite hit songs. It is honteresting to play music and compare classical with pop and rock genres.

  • Open up class discussions with students imagining what they would be thinking all those years ago. How would they get their musical message across?

Combining history and the world today doesn’t have to be boring. Introducing students to our early musicians, from Mozart to the legendary, Elvis and John Lennon, as well as to a variety of styles and tastes serves to broaden ones horizons. It is often said that music is a universal language!

Bringing historical and iconic musicians into the classroom, as exemplars of achieving great success by having developed their talents will inspire any budding musician, or indeed anyone that has a dream they wish to fulfill. Our greatest musicians have succeeded in reaching the stars, so why not encourage our students to follow in their footsteps?

These historical greats and their achievements are a solid foundation of proof for teachers, parents and students, that determination, hard work and commitment pay off. This provides an effective way of reinforcing work ethics and an appreciation of how others have, not only changed our world, but truly encouraged and inspired our generation.

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Invite Albert Einstein, Marie Curie, Harriet Tubman, Michelangelo and others, into the classroom. Inspire pupils with their stories.

Character Education Through The Power Of Storytelling!

We put amazing stories into the hands of students. Amazing People like Marie Curie, Abraham Lincoln, Harriet Tubman and Mahatma Gandhi, demonstrated integrity, passion, courage, tenacity and vision. These are just some of the characteristics that inspire students to achieve amazing things.

Our interactive story world and resources have been developed to support cross-curricular learning, character education and inspire the amazing people of tomorrow.  Within our new Amazing People Schools site, you will find both Teacher and Student Zones, packed with engaging and unique resources!

Demonstrations and trials available. Please contact our education team HERE.

You can download our handbook HERE.

   

Amazing People Schools is a division of Amazing People Worldwide – a global organization that helps individuals and businesses achieve their full potential. 

FOUNDER – Dr Charles Margerison is a Chartered Education Psychologist and has consulted widely for major organizations in the fields of organizational and educational psychology. He was previously Professor of Management at Cranfield University, UK, and the University of Queensland, Australia. Dr Margerison founded Amazing People Worldwide in 2006 and is supported by a dedicated global team. He previously co-founded Emerald Insights, and Team Management Systems and has authored more than 30 books.

“Amazing Entrepreneurs” – a rousing celebration of the power of positive thinking and perseverance!

It is with much pride that we share this latest book review of our ‘Amazing Entrepreneurs” title. Written by Don Sloan of Publishers Daily, we feel he has really captured the very essence of our mission to inspire people to be the best that they can be, through the power of iconic and amazing role models. 

This is what he had to say:-

Amazing Entrepreneurs by Dr. Charles Margerison is nothing less than a fascinating glimpse into the hearts and souls of 25 world-shaping businessmen and women.
This erudite — yet highly readable — volume profiles some of the best-known names in twentieth century industry: telephone inventor Alexander Graham Bell, airplane pioneer William Edward Boeing, and automotive powerhouse Henry Ford, to name but a few.
Dr. Margerison’s arresting style of presentation for these fact-filled vignettes is at once informative, inspirational and lyrical, arranged in a free-flowing style that compels the reader to move seamlessly from one “autobiographical” thought to another.
Little-known factoids bump against major career milestones as each entrepreneur tells his or her story. For example, everyone remembers Bell’s famous summons to his assistant over the first successful telephone line:
“‘Mr Watson-Come here-I want to see you.’ It was March 10th 1876. Our test had worked (and) it was the start of a revolution that changed the world.”
Yet, you may be surprised to learn that Bell also invented the now-ubiquitous metal detectors found everywhere from airports to rock concerts — in an effort to locate the bullet that killed President James Garfield.
Similarly, you may recall Thomas Edison’s famous quote: “‘Achievement is ‘1% inspiration and 99% perspiration’.” But few know that all his lifelong contributions to the development of the light bulb, the kinetescope (movie projector) and the X-ray machine would not have happened without the crucial loan of a single dollar bill from a friend when he was penniless and starving on the streets of New York City.
Finally, the book details many lesser-known entrepreneurs, like Madam C.J. Walker, who revolutionized hair products for black women and subsequently became ” a millionairess.” Along the way, she provided invaluable philanthropical assistance to civil rights groups like the fledgling NAACP, and, upon her death, left three-quarters of her fortune to charity, saying:  “‘Free enterprise needs to support the society on which it depends.'”
This book is a rousing celebration of the power of positive thinking and perseverance. Indeed, the one thing each of these 25 trailblazing business leaders shared is arguably the single most essential ingredient for long-term success: the dogged drive to never give up.
Five stars to Amazing Entrepreneurs. It’s sure to inspire a whole new generation of future innovators.
 

Amazing Entrepreneurs and this online review can be viewed HERE.

To learn more about the Amazing People Worldwide series of inspirational stories, please visit https://amazingpeopleworldwide.com/

Book Description:-  Amazing Entrepreneurs
Were the people who developed successful businesses lucky or did they have special talents? In ‘Amazing Entrepreneurs’ you can explore these questions through the lives of some of the world’s most inspirational people and perhaps be motivated to do likewise! Helena Rubinstein was lucky to find a sponsor for her skin care business but it was her vision and tenacity that ensured her success. Ray Kroc’s entrepreneurial talents enabled him to grow McDonalds from a local burger joint into an international phenomenon. The great life stories and achievements of characters including Thomas Edison, Madam C.J. Walker, Henry Ford, Walt Disney, Beulah Henry and William Boeing come alive in a unique way through BioViews®. A BioView® is a short biographical story, similar to an interview. These unique stories provide from Amazing People Worldwide® an easy way of learning about amazing people who made major contributions and changed our world. These are inspirational stories that can help you achieve your ambitions in your journey through life.

Amazing Cities & Their Amazing People!!

“A city tour unlike any other……”

As you walk around the great cities of the world, you are traveling in the footsteps of amazing people. This new series from Amazing People Worldwide brings this connection to life, revealing unique insights on these cities from the perspectives of iconic greats, including Charles Dickens, Gustave Eiffel, George Washington, Michelangelo, and many more.

If you were walking through the streets of London in 1595, you may have met William Shakespeare. In our publication, Amazing People Of London, we have imagined what he would have said about the great city. Likewise, if you were visiting New York in 1789, you would have met the people who were key players in forming the United States of America. George Washington arrived in New York, the first capital of the USA, to be sworn in as the inaugural President. In our BioView on New York, you can gain an impression of what it was like to be there.

Every city has been home to great characters who, in their different ways, have contributed to its history. The Amazing Cities Series enables you to travel with these outstanding individuals, and appreciate their contributions. It is interesting, if you live in a city, to know why certain streets are named after a particular person. Also, if you are a tourist, it is useful to know about the people who made the city what it is today. This Amazing series provides such insight in an interesting and unique way.

A BioView is a creative outline of how William Shakespeare, or George Washington, for example, may have described their experiences. Each one gives a pen portrait of the city in which they lived, loved and worked, from their perspective. BioViews do not purport to be the actual words used by the great and famous people, but are an interpretation based on the known facts. City BioViews are part of The Amazing People Worldwide series. These Amazing People have been selected for their outstanding contributions, and include individuals, such as Michelangelo, Mozart, Leonardo, Einstein, Pankhurst and Nightingale.

In giving a ‘virtual interview’, they outline what they did and why. For travellers to these great cities, it is possible to gain a unique and personal view, through the eyes of those who lived there. The Amazing Cities Series provides valuable resources for students, and all involved in education. Also, tourists can use the publications to gain a rich, historical, and unique insight into the places as well as the people.

 

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GUGLIEMO MARCONI AND NIKOLA TESLA – AMAZING ENGINEERS

AMAZING ENGINEERS – CELEBRATING RADIO WAVES AND RADARS!!

On this day, 80 years ago, the world lost a wonderful mind when Guglielmo Marconi passed away.  To celebrate his life and achievements, and his great friendship and collaboration with the amazing NIKOLA TESLA , we invite you to read their first-person life stories in our ‘Amazing Engineers’ title and then to take this challenge – find out more about these amazing men and their contributions to our world.  How would communication look today if they had not persisted and brought us some incredible innovations.?

Compare these two amazing stories! On June 2nd, 1896, radio pioneer Guglielmo Marconi applied for the following patent – “Improvements in Transmitting Electrical impulses and Signals, and in Apparatus therefor”.

However, Guglielmo’s patent was not without controversy. Why? 
To appreciate fully the impact of this event on today’s technology, in particular radio, radar and television, we need to look into the research and work of both Guglielmo Marconi and Nikola Tesla. Their achievements led to the formation of the world’s first wireless telegraph companies. Both men developed their ideas to become the leading inventors of their time.

Your challenge to research the history of these two great inventors and write a short article on your understanding of the controversy. Whatever your thoughts, they both played a vital role in the invention of the wireless telegraph. Then answer the following questions:-

QUESTIONS: 

When was Guglielmo Marconi born?
He received a Nobel Prize in 1909….in what field?
In 1912, the Marconi wireless technology assisted in the rescue of survivors of what tragedy?
Many places and organizations have been named after Guglielmo. Name one from Ireland, Italy and America.
When was Nikola Tesla born?
He relocated to the USA. Who did he first work for?
In what year was the Tesla Electric Light and Manufacturing Co. formed?
His image was on the cover of what magazine in 1931?
You’ll find the answers to all of these in our riveting title ‘Amazing Engineers’ .  When problems crop up, we need solutions. When something needs to be improved, or made more efficient, we need innovative ideas and positive action. Take inspiration from some of the world’s most celebrated engineers whose inspirational life stories are celebrated in this new collection.

Enjoy!  For more information please email info@amazingpeopleworldwide.com

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GUGLIEMO MARCONI AND NIKOLA TESLA – AMAZING ENGINEERS

AMAZING ENGINEERS – CELEBRATING RADIO WAVES AND RADARS!!

On this day, 80 years ago, the world lost a wonderful mind when Guglielmo Marconi passed away.  To celebrate his life and achievements, and his great friendship and collaboration with the amazing NIKOLA TESLA , we invite you to read their first-person life stories in our ‘Amazing Engineers’ title and then to take this challenge – find out more about these amazing men and their contributions to our world.  How would communication look today if they had not persisted and brought us some incredible innovations.?

Compare these two amazing stories! On June 2nd, 1896, radio pioneer Guglielmo Marconi applied for the following patent – “Improvements in Transmitting Electrical impulses and Signals, and in Apparatus therefor”.

However, Guglielmo’s patent was not without controversy. Why? 
To appreciate fully the impact of this event on today’s technology, in particular radio, radar and television, we need to look into the research and work of both Guglielmo Marconi and Nikola Tesla. Their achievements led to the formation of the world’s first wireless telegraph companies. Both men developed their ideas to become the leading inventors of their time.

Your challenge to research the history of these two great inventors and write a short article on your understanding of the controversy. Whatever your thoughts, they both played a vital role in the invention of the wireless telegraph. Then answer the following questions:-

QUESTIONS: 

When was Guglielmo Marconi born?
He received a Nobel Prize in 1909….in what field?
In 1912, the Marconi wireless technology assisted in the rescue of survivors of what tragedy?
Many places and organizations have been named after Guglielmo. Name one from Ireland, Italy and America.
When was Nikola Tesla born?
He relocated to the USA. Who did he first work for?
In what year was the Tesla Electric Light and Manufacturing Co. formed?
His image was on the cover of what magazine in 1931?
You’ll find the answers to all of these in our riveting title ‘Amazing Engineers’ .  When problems crop up, we need solutions. When something needs to be improved, or made more efficient, we need innovative ideas and positive action. Take inspiration from some of the world’s most celebrated engineers whose inspirational life stories are celebrated in this new collection.

Enjoy!  For more information please email info@amazingpeopleworldwide.com

Visit www.amazingpeopleworldwide.com to learn more about our inspirational titles.

U.S. Icons Of The Past Come To Life In Compelling New Interview-Style Book Of “Conversations”.

What are you reading this July 4th?

Amazing Americans:  U.S. Icons of the Past Come to Life in Compelling New Interview-Style Book of “Conversations”.

A collection of innovative, personal stories by educational psychologist Dr. Charles Margerison. ‘Amazing Americans’ enables readers to meet some of the United States’ most inspirational and iconic characters, to hear them tell their stories as they’ve never been told before. From Amelia Earhart and Abraham Lincoln to Thomas Edison; over twenty amazing Americans come back to life in a book critics are calling “surprising and inspirational”.

Contact: Frances Corcoran, Amazing People Worldwide Ltd., frances@amazingpeopleworldwide.com, P: +44 7912 101094

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

London, United Kingdom – Amazing People Worldwide has a unique mandate; to bring people closer to understanding those throughout history who shaped their world. Deploying their world’s-first BioViews® biographical interview format, they have created a new paradigm of history and enable readers to get up close and personal to major achievers.

Amazing Americans fits the mood of modern America – giving readers an opportunity to intimately learn about the men and women who shaped what can only be described as one of the world’s most fascinating nations.

Synopsis:

Would you like to have met Abraham Lincoln and had a discussion about his life and career? Can you imagine what George Washington would have said if he was interviewed about his achievements? Would you like to explore how Amelia Earhart, the famous aviation pioneer, broke many speed and travel records and so inspired people around the world? Gain unique insights into the lives of some of the amazing americans who shaped the United States. The life stories of characters including Thomas Edison, Madam Walker, Anne Burras, Percy Julian, Benjamin Franklin and Harriet Tubman are explored in this patriotic collection of short biographical stories, all told in the first person by educational psychologist Dr Charles Margerison.

This book comes at a pivotal time in the development of the United States’, explains the author. ‘These life stories show how the nation has overcome major challenges, and provide an important reminder as to what the American Dream is really all about.

Continuing, “The bottom line is that the founding principles hold the key to the future. These stories need to be preserved to shape generations yet to come and, using what could be literature’s most unique biographical interview format, it certainly makes for fascinating reading.”

Early reviews have been positive. For example, Rosie comments, “Amazing Americans is a good place to start for anyone interested in American history. There are people included that I had not heard of such as Anne Burras, one of America’s founding Colonial women – her story was surprising & inspirational. I enjoyed each of the 20 odd people included in the book,.”

Nick Haynes adds, “Another enjoyable book from the Amazing People series – I liked the fact that each individual’s story came from a different period of history, almost like a time line from the beginnings with American settlers to modern times. There are people from many different backgrounds included, each with a real story to tell. I think this book would appeal to anyone interested in America and its founders.”

‘Amazing Americans’ is available now:

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About Amazing People Worldwide:

Albert Einstein said that we should “Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow. The important thing is not to stop questioning.”

Amazing People Worldwide holds the key to understanding how and why the world’s most influential and effective individuals did what they did. It is home to a unique digital story library about amazing and inspirational people who shaped our world including Walt Disney, Aristotle, Marie Curie, Galileo, Queen Victoria, Confucius, Helen Keller and Elvis Presley.

“We can all learn how to improve our own performance from the achievements of amazing people”, Dr Charles Margerison.

These biographical interviews, known as BioViews®, are written in the first person and give a very personal perspective on what motivated and influenced amazing people. They have been developed and created by educational psychologist and business leader Dr Charles Margerison, who is supported by his dedicated editorial team. Each BioView® is meticulously researched and based on historical facts.

To learn more, please visit www.amazingpeopleworldwide.com

Helen Keller

Helen Keller was the first deaf-blind person to ever achieve a bachelor of arts degree. A prolific author, she surmounted all obstacles and odds to become a leader in the field of literature, a lecturer and perhaps most importantly a political activist for women’s rights, and for people with disabilities.

Born in Alabama on 27 June 1880, Keller was a healthy child until the age of 19 months, when she was overcome by, what is now believed to have been scarlet fever. The ordeal left her both deaf and blind.  However, she reinvented her ability to communicate over time, by developing signs with her siblings and ‘listening’ by feeling vibrations of approaching people around her.

Keller then studied at schools for the deaf and blind in Boston and New York, graduating from Radcliff College in 1904, at the age of 24. Her book ‘The Story of my Life’ was a huge success and remains a popular title in countries all around the world today.

Her early success gained her somewhat of a celebrity status, and she became a famous writer, producing countless articles and a number of notable books. She also appeared regularly on the lecturing circuit. In 1918 Hollywood created a biofilm named ‘Deliverance’ that dramatized her ordeal. She played herself.

Using her celebrity and warm character for the greater good, she then devoted much of her life to raising funds for the American Foundation for the Blind, and became a glowing role-model for people with disabilities all around the world. Over the years she made numerous speeches, raised huge sums of money and above all, bolstered the spirits and set an example for people with disabilities around the globe.

Keller passed peacefully in her sleep in 1968, just a few weeks before her 88th birthday. Despite her setbacks in life, she lived a full and inspiring one. To this day Keller serves as a great reminder of the strength of the human spirit in the face of adversity.

Being able to see and hear are gifts that many of us take for granted. Click on the link below to hear the amazing Helen Keller story. Follow her journey from early childhood where frustration, confusion and anger were part of her everyday life. Discover what made her go on to become the first deaf and blind person to earn her degree. Her motivations and fighting spirit led her to proceed to travel the world to educate people on politics and women’s rights. Despite disabilities, she succeeded in many ways, making major contributions to our world.

Che Guevara-Born on this day in 1928

He’s the subject of what many call ‘the most famous photograph in the world’: a symbol of leftist radicalism and hero of anti-imperialism… but who was this brooding, beret-wearing character, and what exactly did he stand for?

Ernesto (Ché) Guevara was, amongst other things, an Argentinian Marxist revolutionary, who played a pivotal role in the overthrow of Batista’s dictatorship of Cuba. Through strong personal will and tenacity he became second in command of the Castro regime and fought for human rights, freedom and equality.

Born on June 14th 1928 in Argentina, Che applied himself to studies during his upbringing to become a physician. Before graduating (circa 1950) he took a two-wheeled sojourn across South America. A journey that would later be recorded in; ‘The Motorcycle Diaries’ which has now become a cult classic. It documented his bi-wheeled travels across South America, breathing insight into a young and brilliant mind as it was awakened to the unjust realities of his continent.

Upon graduating in 1953, Che set out to explore more of the world and to take his fight to those governments he saw as oppressive.

Although he was a successful guerrilla and military strategist, he was also a physician, author and diplomat. He played many roles, and always answered the call where he felt his help was needed.

During his time as Diplomat he travelled the world, speaking at UN events and advocating for equality and human rights, especially in countries throughout Latin America, where he felt the U.S government was exploiting the native people.

Unfortunately, the new government he helped to take power in Cuba ended up being just as bad, if not worse for the good of the people. To this day Cuba is one of the few remaining states controlled by a communist government; the people there live in incredible poverty.

While Che continued to spread his efforts of uprising in Africa (specifically in the Congo) and then in Bolivia, his rebellious nature eventually saw his demise. He was captured while fighting with the rebels in Bolivia and executed on October 9th 1967.

While he now represents a major pop-icon and has become one of the most recognisable faces of the 20th century, most people who buy shirts and posters with Ché upon them fail to realise the complex history and fascinating juxtapositions that clashed within this enigmatic character.

Find out more on https://www.amazon.com/Amazing-Doctors-Nurses-People-Worldwide-ebook/dp/…

Captain James Cook (1728 – 1779)

“The ship struck, and remained immovable, except by the heaving of the surge that beat her against the crags of the rock upon which she lay. … we had too much reason to conclude that we were upon rock of coral, which is more fatal than any other, because the points of it are sharp, and every part of the surface so rough, as to grind away whatever is rubbed against it, even with the gentlest motion.” And with that diary entry, Captain James Cook explains how he haphazardly discovered one of the seven wonders of the natural world. Rock of coral indeed; He had, in reality, dry docked ‘The Endeavour’ and crew upon the largest structure on earth made from living organism. Despite his long list of accolades, many would argue that this was his greatest find. With no idea just how immense the stretch of barrier reef ran, Cook and his crew attempted to sail away from land and around it on June 11, 1770. Hours later, a sudden and unforseen impact left them stranded on an exposed bombora for an entire day. It was a perilous situation, but one they eventually sailed away from, and with a fine discovery to log. James Cook was born on 27 October 1728 in Yorkshire, England. He was raised on a farm at Great Ayton, and at 17 was apprenticed to a shopkeeper at Staithes. During his time with the British navy he assumed the roles of Navigator, Cartographer and Captain. His achievements include circumnavigation of the globe, aiding the discovery of countless plant and animal varieties, first European contact with Australia and much of the Pacific island region. These conquests, however, also saw his demise. When relations with the native inhabitants of Hawaii ran sour, he was captured and murdered by the tribal warriors while trying to retreat from a hostile situation. While Cook’s indomitable thirst for discovery is honoured in his memory, the Great Barrier Reef continues to flourish. After 500,000 years it remains one of the great ecosystems of our planet. Although, flourish may be an overstatement… With over 2 million tourists visiting each year, and global temperatures rising, there are negative human impacts that we should be weary of.  Ocean day is fast approaching, and protecting Mr Cook’s wondrous wilderness should be high on our list of priorities while we celebrate this natural wonder.

Click on the link below to listen to the stories of many other Amazing Explorers.

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Converting Adversity to Victory

Converting Adversity to Victory – Lessons from Amazing People
by Dr Charles Margerison

Why do some people succeed, despite facing difficulties? Why do others, with more advantages, not do so?

A Case In Point
Michael Marks arrived in England as a refugee from Slonim, Belarus, in 1882. He certainly faced adversity, as he had no job, no qualifications, no money, no friends, no family and could not speak English. He had walked 1425 miles across Europe. If he averaged 5 miles a day, it would have taken him nearly a year. Have you ever been to a Marks and Spencer shop? It was founded by Michael Marks. How did he do it, as he had few advantages? What chance did he have of victory in business and life? He needed some good luck and found it in Mr Isaac Dewhirst, who owned a warehouse. Dewhirst gave Michael Marks the chance to sell products from his warehouse. Over 10 years later, his sales business was such a success that Tom Spencer, an employee of Mr Dewhirst, joined him. That is how the great organization of Marks and Spencer began.

Other Examples
There were many other amazing people who overcame adversity to claim both personal and social victories.

Helen Keller lost her sight and ability to hear due to illness when she was very young. But, through determination and drive, she learned how to read and write using the Braille system, gained a university degree, and visited 39 countries to help other disabled people.

 

Antoni Gaudi, the famous architect, who designed the Sagrada Familiia Cathedral in Barcelona, also suffered from illness when he was young. Instead of playing in the street with other boys, he was confined to his home and his donkey became his best friend. But, he turned adversity to triumph by studying architecture and focusing on a style that inspires people’s admiration.

 

Harriet Tubman was born into a slave family and worked as a slave until she was 29 years of age. She then escaped and set up an escape route for other slaves. In addition, she joined the Union Army in the USA Civil War and contributed as a nurse, cook and scout before going on to be a leading advocate for women’s rights.

 

Thomas Edison achieved 1079 patents and developed many innovations such as telegraphy machines, voice recording technology, electric power and light facilities. He did this despite little formal education, being deaf in one ear, having a multitude of failed inventive attempts, frequent disappointments and financial hardships. He also developed many companies to commercialize his work, including the giant GE Company.

Perception of Opportunities

Some people give up before they even start by saying a task is too difficult. Amazing people have a different mindset. They see adversity as a challenge to be overcome. Where others see problems, they see opportunities.

 

Andrew Carnegie moved from poverty to being the richest man in the world. It only took him 20 years. He decided to retire at the age of 35 to focus on his philanthropic work, which included financing over 2500 libraries around the world.

 

Florence Nightingale improved health care and saved people’s lives. She organized 38 nurses and travelled to Turkey, in 1854, to assist British soldiers. Despite opposition from military leaders and doctors, her actions started a transformation in nursing care. On returning home, she joined the women’s rights movement and made major contributions to hygiene and health both in civil life as well as continuing her work with the military.

Action Implications

It is said, that those who think they can, usually do. They find ways of overcoming problems. They convert adversities into victories. So, what is your mindset? What problems can you solve if you start thinking positively and working on the issues. It will be the start of an amazing life.

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Home to the world’s largest collection of inspirational stories and biographies about amazing people.

These biographical interviews are written in the first person and give a very personal perspective on what motivated and influenced these amazing individuals. 

Amazing People Worldwide is a global organization that helps individuals and businesses achieve their full potential. 


Dr Charles Margerison is a Chartered Psychologist and has consulted widely for major organizations in the fields of organizational and educational psychology. He was previously Professor of Management at Cranfield University, UK, and the University of Queensland, Australia. Dr Margerison founded Amazing People Worldwide in 2006 and is supported by a dedicated global team. He previously co-founded Emerald Insights, and Team Management Systems and has authored more than 30 books.


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