This week’s guest is Stuart Worden, Principal of the Brit School. The BRIT (British Record Industry Trust) School is a performing arts and technology school in Croydon, South London and free to attend. But this is no ordinary performing arts school. The alumni read like a who’s who of music, dance, film and production; Singers…

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In The Imitation Game, dramatising the heroic work of the Bletchley code breakers, about halfway through the film, Alan Turing is encouraged by his friend and fellow genius Joan Clarke to give apples out to his fellow hut 8 cryptographers. This simple gesture was an attempt to build bridges, previously broken by Turing’s singular focus…

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Who has helped you along your path? That was the question posed in the last blog. Who was your Obi-wan, Morpheus or Pumbaa? I wonder if Luke, Neo or Simba took the time to offer some gratitude about how the help helped (other than those glowing looks and knowing nods at the end of movie)?…

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This week’s guest is Professor Mark Williams who has spent his professional career understanding the neural and psychological aspects of acquiring skills and developing expertise. Mark has recently published a fascinating book called “The Best”. The subtitle of the book captures your attention though, “How elite athlete are made”. Now you might starting jumping to…

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Obi wan Kenobi hands Luke Skywalker his father’s lightsaber and urges, “You must learn the ways of the force”; Morpheus presents Neo a red pill and a blue pill, where the red pill offers, “To stay in wonderland and I show you how deep the rabbit hole goes”; with a bit more a fun loving…

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In the annals of the history of science, stand people that have led a breakthrough. Isaac Newton formulated the laws of motion and universal gravitation; Charles Darwin, developed the basis of evolution through natural selection, Antoine Lavoisier discovered the role of oxygen. The record shows it was their steps that made the final movement to…

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This week we have two guests, Mark Richardson and Marcus Smith. Mark Richardson is the drummer for the band Skunk Anansie, a band that were figureheads of the Britrock explosion in the mid-nineties, with defining songs Weak and Hedonism and remain a highly influential band 25 years since they were formed. Dr Marcus Smith is…

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There is an unspoken concept in performance sport (and in the wider world of work) that it’s not what you know it’s who you know. It’s seems incredibly unfair doesn’t it, that you spend all this time learning and researching knowledge only for you to be denied an opportunity by someone else because they happen…

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This week’s guest is Peter Vint. I’d got in touch with Peter with the full intention of discussing analytics, and the trend towards data and to fully explore the wave of interest, activity and investment in capture, understanding and use of information – and we do explore this especially as he has directed and delivered…

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This week’s guest is Chris Rosimus, Chris is the Head of Nutrition at the Football Association, leading all aspects of dietary provision to the England football teams. Prior to that Chris was nutritionist at England and Wales Cricket Board, English Institute of Sport and England Squash. What was fascinating about this conversation was the route…

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