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Bon Anniversaire Louis Braille!!

Bon Anniversaire Louis Braille!!

The Gutenberg of people who are blind Born on 4th January 1809, Louis Braille's pivotal work changed the lives of blind and visually impaired people around the globe.  Did you know Louis Braille himself, was blind?   He was well motivated to develop better systems to assist blind people with reading and writing.  ...
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New Year, New You!!!

New Year, New You!!!

Goodbye 2017 and HELLO 2018! What has 2018 got in store for all of us? This year, don't put too much pressure on yourself with unachievable resolutions. Here's some key notes for a more successful year. Have a clean out - you will be surprised just how invigorating this can be. Have a long, ...
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Talking about "Conversology"!

Talking about “Conversology”!

What Is Conversology? By Dr Charles Margerison A word that ends with the term ‘ology’ refers to an area of study. The study of psychology, biology, anthropology and other major areas have led to vital advances in knowledge and quality of life. The study of immunology has helped save millions ...
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World Television Day - but how did it first come about?

World Television Day – but how did it first come about?

When we think of Scotland, we think of tartan, kilts, and the Loch Ness monster!   Who would ever have thought that this is where one great engineer was inspired to invent one of our most viewed and used appliances - the Television! When problems crop up, we need solutions. When ...
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PENICILLIN – How It Changed The Face Of Medicine!

What was one of THE MOST important MEDICAL DISCOVERIES in history in September 1928? PENICILLIN - The most powerful of all antibiotics. It has changed the face of medicine in a profound way. Do you know who Alexander Fleming is? On 15th September 1928, he discovered Penicillin. It happened due ...
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What Woman Inspires You?

What Woman Inspires You?

Celebrating Women of Achievement Month We have so much to celebrate together. Women are strong characters. When we hear the stories of amazing women who have had an impact on the direction the world has taken and the many legacies they have left behind, we can only gain much inspiration.  This can help ...
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Mother Teresa - A beacon of hope, humanity and compassion to all

Mother Teresa – A beacon of hope, humanity and compassion to all

A beacon of hope, humanity and compassion to all, Mother Teresa’s personal story will inspire many. Born 26 August 1910 - Happy Birthday! *Can she also inspire us in the workplace and education? "If you can't feed a hundred people, then feed just one" With a rare sense of wisdom, destiny, courage and ...
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Letter to Coco Chanel - Happy Birthday!

Letter to Coco Chanel – Happy Birthday!

Gabrielle Dorziat  May 1912 My dear Coco, I thoroughly enjoyed our day together last week. That hat, my goodness darling, that hat I modeled for you? I must have it!  All my friends are dying to see your next creations. My dear, they are waiting with great fervor to buy ...
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Lessons From Elvis (or Ed Sheeran)?

Lessons From Elvis (or Ed Sheeran)?

Yes. Lessons from Elvis! What sort of lessons are we suggesting from this iconic singer who gyrated his way onto television and the big screen? The anniversary of the death of ‘The King’ is August 16. Elvis left behind, a huge fan base, music and movie memories and…………..lessons. Elvis 1957 ...
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Bambi - A Disney Masterpiece!

Bambi – A Disney Masterpiece!

Bambi World Premieré - London UK - 8 August 1942!! We all love BAMBI - with a script of no more than 900 words, it captivated the world at it's world premiere in London. This success was replicated in the following launches in the USA and around the world. This dear ...
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Imagine life without music!

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 ...
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"Amazing Entrepreneurs" - a rousing celebration of the power of positive thinking and perseverance!

“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 ...
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Amazing Cities & Their Amazing People!!

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 ...
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GUGLIEMO MARCONI AND NIKOLA TESLA - AMAZING ENGINEERS

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 ...
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GUGLIEMO MARCONI AND NIKOLA TESLA - AMAZING ENGINEERS

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

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 ...
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Helen Keller

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 ...
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Che Guevara-Born on this day in 1928

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 ...
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Captain James Cook (1728 – 1779)

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 ...
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Converting Adversity to Victory

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 ...
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Change the culture in your school and raise aspirations!

Change the culture in your school and raise aspirations!

Would you like to be part of culture change in schools and raise aspirations?  If so, have a look at how Meridian High School has seen AMAZING results, by watching this short video - AMAZING PEOPLE at MERIDIAN SCHOOL. They discovered just how much Amazing People can help their students. Interested? Email our education team ...
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Amelia Earhart - just 'one of the boys'

Amelia Earhart – just ‘one of the boys’

On May 21, 1932, Amelia Earhart made history as the first woman to fly solo over the Atlantic, in an aeroplane piloted by Wilhem Schultz. If you could meet Amelia Earhart, what would you ask her? What first inspired her to fly? How did she transcend the prejudices of the day to ...
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Medical history! First Inoculation by Dr Edward Jenner

Medical history! First Inoculation by Dr Edward Jenner

SMALLPOX! Rash and blisters, contortions and it was often a death sentence for those who tended the infected. The pox did not respect rich or poor. It attacked Mozart, Elizabeth I, George Washington and Abraham Lincoln. Dr Edward Jenner feared for the life of his family! He was resolved to find ...
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Celebrate World Book and Copyright Day with us!

Celebrate World Book and Copyright Day with us!

What is World Book Day? 'World Book Day or World Book and Copyright Day (also known as International Day of the Book or World Book Days) is a yearly event on April 23rd, organized by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), to promote reading, publishing and copyright. World Book Day was celebrated for the first time on 23 April ...
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National Shakespeare Day

National Shakespeare Day

Many admirers and fans of the works of the amazing William Shakespeare, celebrate National Shakespeare Day on April 23 each year. April 23 is also the United Nations’ World Book and Copyright Day, which was a natural choice to pay a worldwide tribute to writers such as Shakespeare. His actual date of birth may ...
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Teach resilience, perseverance, and creativity - sign up for free access now

Teach resilience, perseverance, and creativity – sign up for free access now

Amazing People Schools is a new cross-curricular website supporting students to develop the characteristics, skills, and knowledge they need to thrive - both at school and in life beyond. Jump into your free trial (Fill in our contact form and request your trial) With the help of amazing people such ...
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Explore the South Pacific with Captain James Cook

Explore the South Pacific with Captain James Cook

In April 1770, Captain James Cook became the first European to make contact with the Eastern coastline of Australia. Students can gain a new insight into what his 'everyday' life looked like, as they discover new worlds with this adventurous explorer. Cook started out as an apprentice shopkeeper aged 17, but the ...
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He may have been short in stature, but he was BIG in personality!

He may have been short in stature, but he was BIG in personality!

Napoleon Bonaparte began his reign as Emperor of France on March 17, 1805. Due to his short stature, he was nicknamed ‘the Little Corporal’. However, his personality certainly made up for his size! Napoleon Bonaparte is regarded as one of the most ruthless and greatest military leaders of all time. During his ...
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Albert Einstein predicted this many years ago!

Albert Einstein predicted this many years ago!

Albert Einstein was certainly a genius! Even foreseeing that technology may overtake ‘common sense’. Have a look below and you will be amazed at what technology can do! (Not always the best, is it!) ‘FOOD FOR THOUGHT’ and CLASS DISCUSSION IDEAS at the end of article. The day that Albert Einstein feared ...
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How Amazing People Have Helped You!

How Amazing People Have Helped You!

AMAZING PEOPLE AND HOW THEY HAVE HELPED YOU! Over the past years, founder of Amazing People Worldwide, Dr Charles Margerison has been on a voyage of discovery to find amazing people. Amazing people that changed the world! His journeys have taken him to many places where they were born or lived and ...
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Amazing Women - What does a man know about how a woman thinks?

Amazing Women – What does a man know about how a woman thinks?

What does a man know about how a woman thinks? Dr Charles Margerison, an international psychologist, has boldly gone where few would tread. He has written what he thinks Marie Curie, Florence Nightingale, Coco Chanel, Simone de Beauvoir and other famous women would have said to him if he had interviewed them. His books about ...
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Affairs of the Heart - Dr Christiaan Barnard

Affairs of the Heart – Dr Christiaan Barnard

In the romantic world, they say our hearts are often broken. Unfortunately, this is also true in regards to our physical heart health. Therefore, we are forever grateful to pioneering heart surgeon, Dr Christiaan Barnard, for his determination and skill that created hope for those suffering from cardiac problems. Christiaan Barnard ...
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Developing and Exploiting Opportunities

Developing and Exploiting Opportunities

Richard Branson has done it. So, has Donald Trump. Before them, Walt Disney did it. Elizabeth Arden and Amelia Earhart in their different ways also did it. They had one thing in common in that they all took their opportunities. What can we learn to improve our own chances of ...
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Classroom Quiz - What are these people famous for?

Classroom Quiz – What are these people famous for?

Classroom Quiz - What are these people famous for? Amazing People Worldwide's digital online library is home to the world’s largest collection of inspirational stories and biographies about amazing people, from Walt Disney, to Marie Curie, and Shakespeare to Helen Keller. These biographical interviews are written in the first person and give ...
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National Inventors Day - can you match the quotes?

National Inventors Day – can you match the quotes?

National Inventors Day - can you match the quotes? President Ronald Reagan 1983 – “The Congress has designated February 11, as National Inventors' Day in recognition of the enormous contribution inventors made to the nation and the world”. Thomas Edison 1901 Observed on the anniversary of Thomas Edison’s birthday (1847), this ...
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Charles Dickens - Literary legend!

Charles Dickens – Literary legend!

Charles Dickens - Literary legend! "No-one is useless in this world who lightens the burden of it to anyone else." So, said the great writer Charles Dickens. He would have known for he walked the streets of London during the mid 19th century, seeing the poverty and destitution. As a result, he wrote ...
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February is Black History Month - Meet three amazing individuals!

February is Black History Month – Meet three amazing individuals!

February is Black History Month - Meet three amazing individuals! In conjunction with BLACK HISTORY MONTH, we introduce three amazing individuals who truly believed in freedom, achievement and self-worth. Most certainly they believed in equality! Frederick Douglass was also born in the month of February. He had much respect for the work and ...
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Amazing Thinkers

Amazing Thinkers

Amazing Thinkers Amazing Thinkers - Six 'Thinking' Skill Words To Guide Students This article shows us how encouraging students, employees and others to ask questions, really helps them think more deeply. By giving them more thinking skills, they can 'think outside the square' and become proactive in many areas of discussion. As ...
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AUSTRALIA DAY - State of the Nation Address by Gov. Arthur Phillip

AUSTRALIA DAY – State of the Nation Address by Gov. Arthur Phillip

AUSTRALIA DAY - State of the Nation Address by Gov. Arthur Phillip AUSTRALIA DAY - State of the Nation Address by Governor Arthur Phillip To all Australians Australia Day 26th January "Fellow Australians, it is with pleasure and pride that I have the opportunity to fly through time and be ...
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Amazing Achievers - how can you learn to from them?

Amazing Achievers – how can you learn to from them?

Amazing Achievers - how can you learn to from them? HOW DID THEY DO IT?  WHAT TRAITS DID THEY POSSESS TO ENABLE SUCCESS? When reading the life stories of people who achieved a great deal in their lives, it is tempting to ask, ‘How did they do it?’ After all, ...
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News Letter - April 2015

News Letter – April 2015

Amazing People Newsletter - April 2015Hello Amazing People,This month we are focusing on Creativity, Determination and Courage. These are attributes that Amazing People clearly possessed, so we need to ask..….would we be experiencing today’s modern world without them? The discoveries of new lands, medical developments, memorable events and technology, have created an ...
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How Managers Use CPS

How Managers Use CPS

How Managers Use CPS By Dr Charles Margerison© Psychologist, Amazing People Worldwide. Henry Ford is renowned for changing the speed and quantity of car production, by introducing an assembly-line work simplification process. Steve Jobs is recognised for his development of computers that make the understanding and organization of business and ...
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