What Makes Olympians, Purpose Effect, ISIS Radicalization

What Makes Olympians, Purpose Effect, ISIS Radicalization

The Matt Townsend Show - Season 1, Episode 1073

  • Dec 28, 2016 5:00 pm
  • 2:11:44 mins

What makes Olympians (17:26) Dr. Brooke Macnamara is an Assistant Professor at Case Western Reserve University. Her research interest rest mainly in skill acquisition and expertise, communications, bilingualism, and working memory. As children we heard the phrase, “Practice makes perfect.” As adults we have heard about the “10,000 hour-rule”, if you practice anything for 10,000 hours you will become an expert in that field.  This raises the questions, “Does practice make an Olympian?” and “Can my child be the next Michael Phelps?” Dr. Macnamara on what makes an Olympian. Listen to this interview here: https://goo.gl/rt5RXY  The Purpose Effect (1:00:15) Dan Pontefract is Chief Envisioner at TELUS, a Canadian telecommunications company, where he heads a future-of-work consulting group that helps organizations enhance their corporate cultures and collaboration practices. Dan Pontefract, author of THE PURPOSE EFFECT: Building Meaning in Yourself, Your Role and Your Organization, explains how to find purpose in life. Listen to this interview here: https://goo.gl/yqod1G ISIS Radicalization (1:40:46) James Rollins has a Masters of Strategic Studies from the U.S. Army War College. He has served in Afghanistan and currently serves on special assignment to U.S. Northern Command, advising on the integration of federal military resources in disaster response. James Rollins explains how terrorist groups like ISIS use YouTube, Facebook, Tumblr, Twitter, and other social media sites targeting our youth and what we can do to limit their influence. Listen to this interview here: https://goo.gl/xepOuN

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