Former GB rower Cath Bishop – ‘I was left with that sort of perennial silver-medal torment’ – Daily Telegraph

Cath Bishop remembers the journey home from the Sydney Olympics in 2000. She was put at the back of the plane which transported Great Britain’s athletes home, sick to the stomach because she had finished ninth – two places worse than at her previous Games in Atlanta 1996…. Read More >

Greedy Britain’s focus on medals creates a culture of fear when winning is the end that justifies any means – Daily Mail

We all love a winner. Arms aloft, top step of the podium, medal round the neck. Such images plastered over newspapers, medal tables cited everywhere and open-top bus tours reaffirm our belief that winning is a universal force for good in our lives, something to which we should all aspire. What could be simpler? Read …

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The Future of Business Books: There’s nothing new under the sun… except perhaps adjusting our mindsets?

I enjoyed the FT Live discussion on ‘Business Books in Times of Uncertainty’ hosted by the FT’s Management Editor Andrew Hill earlier in the week. I was curious to hear about new themes, workplace topics and the future of business writing. As an upcoming first-time author, I felt there might be some secrets revealed, some new topics …

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How to get better at learning: lessons from an Olympian – Trainingzone.co.uk

As an Olympic rower, I didn’t learn to make the boat go faster and become a world-class athlete by going to a lecture theatre and learning about the theory of the rowing stroke. Nor did I go to a poorly carpeted hotel conferencing suite and learn about different ways in which that theory could be …

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Is it like the Lord of the Flies out there? Do we all live in a ‘dog eat dog’​ world? Check what’s fiction and what’s reality…

I was struck by an article by Rutger Brennan last week that I kept seeing commented on and recirculated.  In it, Brennan challenges our assumptions about human nature through the lens of how we believe children would behave stranded on a desert island.  He contrasts the well-known fictional story of Lord of the Flies, written by William Golding …

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