The Accidental Singer

I started going to group singing classes by accident thirty years ago. I turned up to do a drumming class but they said, “Wrong week mate, but look, it’s cold out, why don’t you stay and watch for a bit?” Ninety minutes later I was hooked. By the time the summer came I’d learned all…

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From 98% to 2% and back again!

Genius levels of CREATIVE IMAGINATION. Age five – 98%. Age ten – 30%. Age fifteen -12%. Age twenty – 2%Yes, the same 1,600 people tested went from 98% to 2%. What happened in those fifteen years, or maybe more to the point, what DIDN’T happen?Let’s take a look. NASA developed a highly specialised test that would give…

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CREATIVITY. What’s going on?

It may be one of the hardest things to do, to move from ‘entertainer’ to ‘person of influence’. It’s natural for artists to lean this way because we set out to change the world then find that melody, pigment and stone don’t really do it. Darn! Yes, the cameras are there but the journalists are…

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“To niche or micro-niche? That is the question.”

In this short movie Tom muses on the challenge we have when we’re encouraged to define a niche or a micro-niche to prove our expertise in one particular area. Polymaths have a lot of trouble with this because they’re experts in many areas. They’re fed up with being described as a ‘Jack Of All Trades’,…

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