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When the sun never set by Adrian Furnham

I am, give or take a few months, the same age as the British Prime Minister. I was born at the start of the New Elizabethan age in England, at the time of the Festival of Britain, which was a period of rejuvenation and renewal, a 20th century Renaissance, after a long and economically disastrous war.

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Natural born leader by Adrian Furnham

Not every seed will grow into a plant, despite having the richest soil, plenty of sunshine and sufficient water. By the same token, not all people are born to lead. Individuals need the right influence, inspiration, determination and self-discipline to turn themselves into leaders.

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One on One by Adrian Furnham

One person who inspired me:

Actually three: Bruce Faulds who introduced me to psychometrics at the University of Natal; Michael Argyle my D.Phil supervisor at Oxford; Hans Eysenck for his brilliance and bravery.

One moment that changed the course of your career:

My mother bringing home one of the early Eysenck Penguin paperbacks which were (and are) easy to read, interesting and provocative. I read it in “one sitting” and was captivated. I resolved in fifth form to read psychology rather than maths.

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