8 The Inside-Out Challenge

“Progress is impossible without change, and those who cannot change their minds cannot change anything.”

—George Bernard Shaw

If you were asked to think of a famous London taxi driver, I expect you would struggle, unless you remembered Fred Housego. He won the BBC television quiz, Mastermind, in 1980, becoming a bit of a personality in the process. One of the most notable things about Fred was that he only had one qualification when he left school. So how did he get to be so smart? Until about that same time it was almost universally accepted that the brain gets to a certain stage and then declines. But modern technology has proven that nothing could be further from the truth; the brain is like any other organ ...

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