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

Grownup_Rafbrat

LE
Book Reviewer
#1
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.
 

Grownup_Rafbrat

LE
Book Reviewer
#3
Thanks, ticklish. Good start. Any more bids?
 

Grownup_Rafbrat

LE
Book Reviewer
#5
Muchos gracias RA.
 

Grownup_Rafbrat

LE
Book Reviewer
#6
Any advance on £15?
 

Grownup_Rafbrat

LE
Book Reviewer
#7
Still at £15 with rockape34
 

Auld-Yin

ADC
Kit Reviewer
Book Reviewer
Reviews Editor
#8
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:

By now, the reader has realised that this is not really a book about genius in the conventional sense. It is not an instruction manual about how YOUTOO can become JUSTLIKEWILLIAMSHAKESPEARE! or a secret decoder to help you ferret out the hidden geniuses among us.

It is, instead, a simple call to all who aspire to achieve.........................
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
 

Grownup_Rafbrat

LE
Book Reviewer
#9
Good bumping, A-Y, thank you! Do I hear any more bids after this outburst of silver-tongued persuasiveness?
 

Grownup_Rafbrat

LE
Book Reviewer
#11
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!
 

Grownup_Rafbrat

LE
Book Reviewer
#13
Any advance on £15, folks?
 
#15
Looks like rockape is going to win the genius.

Unless someone outbids him by 1800 today.
 
#16


SOLD to rockape34 for £15. Thank you for your bid.

Thanks also to Auld_Yin for acquiring it.

Please transfer the money to one of these accounts:

Paypal: info@holidays4heroes.org

Bank: Holidays4heroes
HSBC
Sort: 40-12-09
Acct: 41416081

IBAN: GB29MIDL40120941416081
Swift: MIDLGB2120G


When you've paid, PM Auld_Yin with the address where he should send the book.​
 
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