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About the Author: Alistair Smith

Alistair Smith is best known as an author, presenter and developer. He is one of a few individuals who has authentic experience in training and development which has endured. He is constantly developing and refining his work and is unique in bridging education and professional sport.

Alistair has a reputation for innovative thinking, outstanding communication and high energy presentations. He has delivered over 1,000 development events, including school in-service days, in and around education and sport and is considered by many to be the UK’s most experienced trainer. Both the Accelerated Learning approach and the L2 – Learning to Learn approach – have been widely adopted and used with success by schools around the world.

Alistair is the author of a number of best selling and award winning books including High Performers: The Secrets of Successful Schools, The Brains Behind It: New Knowledge About the Brain and Learning and the original Accelerated Learning in the Classroom. He has also co-authored Learning to Learn in Practice, Accelerated Learning: A Users Guide, Coaching Solutions and Help Your Child Succeed. His books have been translated into 12 languages.

His most recent education work has seen him exploring the factors which shape successful schools.

Alistair is the designated learning consultant to the Football Association. His work has been to help the FA improve all their coaching and development provision. He facilitated the World Cup review in 2010 and has been active in helping prepare for the move to St George’s Park, the new home of English Football. Alistair delivers on the UEFA Pro Licence and has contributed to the LMA leadership programme. He has mentored managers working in the top five tiers of English Football.

Alistair is an Honorary Teaching Fellow at St Mary’s University College, London and in 2011 was a speaker at the world renowned Do Lectures in Wales. Now based near Windsor, England he was born, bred and remains a Scot.

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Paperback, Published in Dec 2011 by Createspace

ISBN10: 1467951242 | ISBN13: 9781467951241

Page count: 346

MAO'S MISTAKE When Chairman Mao ordered his arch-rival's plane to be shot down back in 1971, he unwittingly set in train a series of events that, forty years later, threatens to hand over control of China to a ruthless group of powerful men whose only objective is to get their hands on the country's enormous wealth. They must time their coup to coincide with the opening of the Olympic Games when all the eyes of the world are focussed on Beijing. SO THE COUNTDOWN BEGINS Mack Macdonald, a former Special ops soldier is an unwitting pawn in the game, and the beautiful Sally Chong, an expatriate Chinese with a mysterious past who suddenly enters Macdonald's life, becomes a key figure in the race to thwart the plot, while behind the scenes, a spymaster and the leader of a secret society are pulling the strings. The action sweeps across the globe from the exotic ancient cities of the fabled Silk Road to the bustling streets of modern day Istanbul, from Melbourne's Chinatown to the secluded world of Oxford's academia. AND THE CLOCK KEEPS TICKING ... ...

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