Wednesday, June 23, 2010

6/23 - Chuck Martin, Gary Morgenstein, Clyde Prestowitz, Jim Halsey , Dr. Scott Baldrige, Martin  "Work Your Strengths"
CHUCK MARTIN (Madbury, NH) is the Chairman and CEO of NFI Research, a top management research firm, and a highly sought-after speaker.  Do you panic when your car won’t start or blurt out the first thing that pops in your mind? Can you keep track of your possessions and remember your appointments? How good are you at coming up with long-term plans and then actually sticking to them? The answers are determined by your Executive Skills, a set of cognitive functions hard­wired in the adult brain that define who you are and how you operate. Figure out the strengths and weaknesses of your own skill set and you can figure out exactly what job you’ll excel at. That’s the promise of Work Your Strengths, the most on-target, research-based career advice you’ll ever find. Written by an award-winning author, together with experts in the field of neuroscience and psychology, Work Your Strengths draws on the latest discoveries about the brain and the authors’ original data to help you accurately assess your Executive Skills, pinpoint your ideal job—and avoid potential trouble. You’ll learn about working memory, emotional control, sustained attention, organizational skills, goal-directed persistence, flexibility, stress tolerance, and more—skills that can make or break your chances of success. Take a free online test to gauge your own skill set, then match your profile against the Executive Skills exhibited by more than two thousand high achievers in a multitude of industries and positions. Packed with the authors’ eye-opening findings, this unique book gives you a wholly new, scientifically sound way to play to your strengths—and locate the job that best fits your own strongest set of Executive Skills.

Gary Morgenstein - "Purple Haze Blog Radio" Thursdays

Gary Morgenstein's novels include "Loving Rabbi Thalia Kleinman," about a divorced man who falls in love with a beautiful woman rabbi; "Jesse's Girl," a powerful story about a father's search for his adopted teenage son, and "Take Me Out to the Ballgame," a political baseball thriller, as well as the baseball Rocky "The Man Who Wanted to Play Center Field for the New York Yankees." His prophetic play "Ponzi Man" played to sell-out crowds at the New York Fringe Festival. He lives in Brooklyn, New York, surrounded by lots of books and rock and roll CDs.  He alkso is an executive at the SyFy Channel and  cohosts "Purple Haze Blog Radio" on Thursdays

Jim Halsey  "Starmaker: How To Make In It The Music Business"

Jim Halsey has worked in the music industry for more than fifty years and has discovered or guided the careers of such famous performers as Roy Clark, The Judds, Reba McEntire, Clint Black, James Brown, Roy Orbison, and many more. Jim also continues his thirty six (36) year management relationship with the Oak Ridge Boys.  Jim Halsey now shares a lifetime of experience to share the basic principles that guided him through a wildly successful career as a talent manager, agent and impresario. With a focus on music industry education, Jim Halsey helps aspiring artists learn how to make it in the Music Business through The Halsey Institute as well as through personal speaking engagements and consulting services.

Dr. Scott Baldrige, PhD  "Singapore Math"
As schools across America face budget cuts while our students continue to test below many other countries internationally, especially in math, educators are turning their attention to a math program from the country of Singapore as a solution. Dr. Scott Baldrige, PhD, a co-author of the leading US text book for elementary school math teacher-training and expert on Singapore Math is available to speak about the significance of this curriculum and what it means for American students.  “Singapore Math”, as the curriculum is dubbed, has consistently ranked first in the world in mathematics on the Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study while U.S. students ranked 16th out of 46 participating nations. Some of the major differences with the Singapore Math approach are that it involves a unique pictorial approach to math allowing students to look at problems in a visual way, before moving into abstract, and it focuses on a limited number of topics each year, allowing students to master a concept before building on it. The result is that Singapore Math has spread to a sampling of schools and districts in all 50 states, and has even been approved for use statewide in California, Indiana, Oklahoma, and Oregon and adopted in some 40 countries. 

Clyde Prestowitz is the author of the best selling and critically acclaimed books Trading Places, Rogue Nation, and Three Billion New Capitalists. He served in the Reagan Administration as Counselor to the Secretary of Commerce and as a principal trade negotiator for Asia. He was also Vice Chairman of President Clinton's Commission on Trade and Investment in the Asia-Pacific Region. The founder of the Economic Strategy Institute in Washington D.C., Prestowitz advises governments, global corporations, and labor unions on competitiveness and globalization strategy. He has written hundreds of articles and op-editorials in the New York Times, Financial Times, Washington Post, The Economist, and other leading publications over the past twenty five years based on his experiences both in the corporate world and in government. He is a graduate of Swarthmore College, studied at both the East West Center in Honolulu and Keio University in Tokyo and holds an M.A. from the University of Hawaii as well as an M.B.A. from the Wharton Graduate School of Business. He lives in Washington, D.C.

1 comment:

  1. My kids use Singapore Math to supplement Chicago Project's Everyday Math they do at school. Singapore Math is better b/c it has more math fact drill than Everyday Math, plus it's more visual and intuitive. My kids use it when their "new math" at school confuses them. Singapore Math explains difficult concepts such as carry subtraction in a clear way that we all understand. I am told by my Mom Friend who were teachers that the school districts in the U.S. who use the Singapore Math curriculum score the highest in the U.S. I would not be surprised!

    Singapore outscores the rest of the world in math.

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