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The ‘Good Will Hunting/Karate Kid’ type story of the miraculous change of the 15 year old deeply troubled Scott Spicer is not only very original and enjoyable, but could ‘spark a total rethink of learning, parenting, schools, universities, education,MoreThe ‘Good Will Hunting/Karate Kid’ type story of the miraculous change of the 15 year old deeply troubled Scott Spicer is not only very original and enjoyable, but could ‘spark a total rethink of learning, parenting, schools, universities, education, health and social services, prisons, economics, business, sport and the media.’(page4)This very unusual book also provides a practical guide for society in the 21st century, since it clearly shows HOW Scott is remarkably transformed to a mature, responsible, eloquent top premiership footballer within two years.Scott’s salvation begins, like Scrooge, with a visit from the ghost of his great granddad. However it is his attraction (lust?) for his wonderful 21 year old angelic cousin, Stacey, that really provides his motivation to try to change. Her teenage years had been as disastrous as Scott’s, but she had recovered from a suicide attempt to become a mentor in a very unusual residential ‘Learning For Success Centre’. This incredible centre has such a phenomenal effect on so many young people that it is nicknamed ‘the school of magic’. However, it is no ‘Hogwarts’, it actually applies the most extensive research from the ‘Science of Learning’ to provide extremely radical and effective innovative learning approaches, supported closely by development mentors like Stacey. He extensively uses the website www.successfeelosophy.com which is available to everyone and helps turn him into an effective independent learner.Scott, like most of the students/inmates leaving the centre after six months, has learnt the 8 skills he needs to succeed so well that he has become virtually unrecognisable. But how well will he cope when returned to the ‘outside world’, with all those people ‘winding him up’, his old teachers and friends, and what about his exams? His life has always been a rollercoaster and is there more tragedy about to strike?This is the second book in the ‘Success Feelosophy’ series, applying the extensive research throughout the world over the last 60 years, in areas as widespread as sport, music, books, film, science and business, and people such as Clare W Graves, Don Beck, Daniel Goleman, Stephen Covey, Peter Senge, Carol Dweck, Gordon Dryden, Jeanette Vos, Malcolm Gladwell, Matthew Syed, Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi, Jim Collins, Paul Black, Dylan Wiliam, Guy Claxton, Clive Woodward, Richard Layard, Tim Harford, K.Anders Ericsson, Susan Blackmore, Liz Murray, Robert Winston, Bill Torbert, Howard Gardner and Jostein Gaarder.Success Feelosophy aims to help everyone learn to succeed by initially becoming aware that successful people have learnt the 8 skills needed to identify and overcome the difficulties they meet to achieve success and happiness, and also providing understanding, approaches and resources to learn these skills. It aims to assist everyone parenting, supporting, mentoring, teaching children, young people, anyone and provide practical changes to the media perception, schools, all public services (education, youth, health, social services), government and society, etc. to achieve this.