Hols for Heroes - The Genius In All Of Us - ends 11/10/10

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  1. Grownup_Rafbrat

    Grownup_Rafbrat LE Good Egg (charities)

    Sadly I'm not auctioning Genius itself, but a hardback copy of 'The Genius In All Of Us' by David Schenk, signed by the author, with the dedication 'Andy'. It's another donation wangled by the Arrse Book Club, which has raised £200 for Holidays for Heroes already with these lovely book auctions.

    Here's a link to the ABC Review

    http://www.arrse.co.uk/content/215-review-genius-all-us-david-shenk-reviewed-maninblack.html

    The auction will end at 1800 on 11th October, 2010 and includes postage to the winning bidder.

    All proceeds to Holidays for Heroes.
     
  2. £10......................
     
  3. Grownup_Rafbrat

    Grownup_Rafbrat LE Good Egg (charities)

    Thanks, ticklish. Good start. Any more bids?
     
  4. £15 os gwelwch yn dda GRB.
     
  5. Grownup_Rafbrat

    Grownup_Rafbrat LE Good Egg (charities)

    Muchos gracias RA.
     
  6. Grownup_Rafbrat

    Grownup_Rafbrat LE Good Egg (charities)

    Any advance on £15?
     
  7. Grownup_Rafbrat

    Grownup_Rafbrat LE Good Egg (charities)

    Still at £15 with rockape34
     
  8. Auld-Yin

    Auld-Yin LE Reviewer Book Reviewer Reviews Editor

    The bidding on the co-book in this auction is shooting ahead. Partly through the north/south rivalry, but also because it is a fantastic book, written by an incredible guy.

    However, that leaves this book, which, while being from a different mould, is still a cracking wee book in its own right. In it, the author is fighting against the idea that people are born geniuses; he argues, effectively IMO, that environment plays a huge part in peoples' make-up.

    To give you an idea where he is coming from with this book I will give you a quote from the middle of the book:

    Now I am not saying this will turn you into the next winner of Mastermind, but Shenk has provided a book, which can be a bit technical in parts, but which is informative and certainly will make you think more deeply about the subject.

    Give some serious consideration to adding this well written and thought provoking book to your bookshelf.

    A-Y
    p.s. have a look at the blog wot-i-rote on his talk at the EIBF. It is the 3rd one here
     
  9. Grownup_Rafbrat

    Grownup_Rafbrat LE Good Egg (charities)

    Good bumping, A-Y, thank you! Do I hear any more bids after this outburst of silver-tongued persuasiveness?
     
  10. YesItsMe

    YesItsMe LE Good Egg (charities)

    This is still at £15 with rockape34. :)

    Great to see you all after this long time. :hug:
     
  11. Grownup_Rafbrat

    Grownup_Rafbrat LE Good Egg (charities)

    Equally great to have you back.

    Take it easy though - we have a long campaign ahead, and I wouldn't want you to have a relapse!
     
  12. YesItsMe

    YesItsMe LE Good Egg (charities)

    Don't worry, I know my metes and bounds now. ;-)

    Anymore bids on this great signed book ?
     
  13. Grownup_Rafbrat

    Grownup_Rafbrat LE Good Egg (charities)

    Any advance on £15, folks?
     
  14. YesItsMe

    YesItsMe LE Good Egg (charities)

    Posted on RP and Facebook as well. :)
     
  15. Grownup_Rafbrat

    Grownup_Rafbrat LE Good Egg (charities)

    Looks like rockape is going to win the genius.

    Unless someone outbids him by 1800 today.