Subject: The Italian job: Thieves steal Bruegel masterpiece only to learn it was a copy planted by police
The article asks, “Are there six traits that could really mark out your potential to achieve?” I won’t detail them here; best to read the full article, which I found well-worth the time.
Key take-away: For a good many years the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) has been more or less the norm. Now there’s a new contender, the High Potential Trait Inventory (HPTI), based around six key traits.
Here’s the article: http://www.bbc.com/capital/story/20180508-the-secrets-of-the-high-potential-personality
That post on immersion tanks drew a lot of clicks, so I thought I’d offer you a long sample from my science technothriller, A REMEDY FOR DEATH –particularly, the section in which Dr. Doug Dalby, a brain researcher, tries out sensory deprivation at a shadowy clinic hidden away in the spooky mountains of central Europe.
How do the immersion tanks and hyperbaric oxygen treatments relate to what’s going on at the Hauenfelder Clinic and why it’s being supported by a cabal of really, really rich old guys? Well, if you really want to know, then I hope you’ll read the book.
(And, by the way, while this clinic is fictional, I suspect the reality may not be so far away–rich old (and not so old) folks have it good this time ’round, and are not eager to leave it all behind. See the archive of my posts on this blog.)
Here’s the link to that free sample, and how to order the book via Amazon: To buy A REMEDY FOR DEATH via Amazon as pbook or ebook
Also, here’s the link to my post “Michael Crichton and how he used an immersion tank to jump-start his ideas: __________
Want to know how to alter DNA to genetically engineer new forms of life? Sounds like a new take on what we did in my thriller, A REMEDY FOR DEATH, but it’s actually Newsweek’s cover story. http://www.newsweek.com/2017/07/07/natural-selection-new-forms-life-scientists-altering-dna-629771.html
Author of the Newsweek article is Bryan Walsh. (Believe in giving credit where credit’s due, and writing this deserves credit!)
Right now I’ve got to run to an appointment; hopefully I’ll be back to make some points. But at least wanted to get this off to you to peruse over the weekend.
And if you time for even more perusing, please do check out my technothriller, A REMEDY FOR DEATH. http://michaelmcgaulley.net/books/sample-remedy/