Learning on Fire

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Mark Taylor creator and host of the Learning on Fire podcast reflects on the wisdom he has found by interviewing his first 10 guests.

Everyones story and journey is different but we are starting to see common threads that connect all of the people interviewed who are living life on their terms.

Thanks to all of those who have shared their wisdom so far and I look forward to what is yet to come.

Our aim is to find out what are the most important learning and educational moments that shaped their lives?

Taking the focus away from grades and test scores to an understanding of what real learning is all about.

Think of this podcast as a half hour conversation where the interviewee shares the most important things they have learned in life that they would wish to pass on to the next generation.

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Paul Philbert RSNO Principal Timpanist. LF010

Paul Philbert joins me on the Learning on Fire podcast and explores the most important learning and educational moments that shaped his life.

Our guest – Paul Philbert

Paul Andrew Philbert was born in London. It was as a singer that his musical abilities were first noticed, and on the advice of his preparatory school music teacher he auditioned for the Purcell School, a specialist music school, where over the course of seven years, he studied piano, violin, clarinet and, albeit briefly, trumpet and trombone. At the age of 15, having never really settled with any of these instruments, he took up timpani and percussion. He has never looked back.

He continued his studies with John Chimes & Kevin Nutty (both BBC Symphony Orchestra principal players) at Trinity College of Music, London, taking a one year break to assume the responsibility of President of the Colleges’ Students’ Union. Having completed his postgraduate studies he began working as a freelance musician in the UK and abroad. He has performed with many professional orchestras including the BBC Philharmonic, the Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, the Philharmonia, the Hallé, BBC Symphony, Royal Philharmonic, Bournemouth Symphony, Birmingham Royal Ballet, English Chamber and Royal Liverpool Philharmonic, to name but a few.

Music has taken him to the USA, Germany, Austria, Slovenia, Spain, Italy, Norway, Bulgaria and New Zealand before he accepted the position of Section Principal Timpani with the Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra (MPO) in Kuala Lumpur. Since then he has toured Singapore, Japan, Korea, China, Taiwan, Australia, Sabah, Sarawak and Peninsular Malaysia with the MPO.

Since his departure from the MPO in the latter half of 2012, Paul has continued to perform in both Asia, and Europe, and toured the USA, and South America. He was Principal Timpanist with the Orchestra of Opera North UK and is now the new Section Principal Timpanist with the Royal Scottish National Orchestra.

Questions asked on the Learning on Fire Podcast Interview

  1. Who are you?
  2. What does your life look like now and how is it different from when you were growing up?
  3. What was valuable about your school experience?
  4. Which teachers do you remember and why?
  5. Who did you admire when you were young?
  6. What was it about that person that had such an impact?
  7. What was the best piece of advice you have ever been given and who gave it to you?
  8. What advice would you give your younger self?
  9. What does your future look like?
  10. What podcast, book, video, film, song or other resource has had the biggest impact on your life and why?

Resources mentioned

The Late Night Alternative with Iain Lee

Contact information 

Royal Scottish National Orchestra

Twitter @philbertpauken

 

Show Sponsor

National Association for Primary Education

Our aim is to achieve a higher priority for the education of children from birth to 13. High quality learning in the early years of life is vitally important to the creation of an educated society. Young children are not simply preparing for the future, they are living a never to be repeated time of life and the best way to learn is to live.

 

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Cars Yeah with Mark Greene. LF009

Mark Greene joins me on the Learning on Fire podcast and explores the most important learning and educational moments that shaped his life.

Our guest – Mark Greene

         

Mark Greene, an incurable automotive enthusiast grew up in La Jolla, California enjoying the automotive culture in SoCal and dawn patrol surf sessions in the Pacific Ocean. He spent his first 11 years, after graduating from college, as a Creative Director and Account Executive in the San Diego advertising agency Warner Design.

Mark then joined the startup company Griot’s Garage and spent 22+ years helping build that company by being in charge of their branding, marketing, and merchandising. Mark raced vintage cars with SOVREN for 12 years driving a Lotus 18 and Lola T290 Sports Racer. He is a member of numerous automotive clubs, writes a weekly blog, and has participated in numerous tours and rallies. Mark left Griot’s as their President and started Cars Yeah.

Cars Yeah is the creative brainchild of Mark Greene. It is a brand that includes a website and podcast where you can listen to interviews with Inspiring Automotive Enthusiasts™. Successful people in the automotive industry who have wrapped their passion for cars in to their careers and lives. The Cars Yeah website provides a platform where listeners can enjoy over 1,100 luminaries and key players in the automotive industry.

The Cars Yeah mantra is Inspiring Automotive Enthusiasts™ and the guests are truly inspiring people. The five-day-a –week show concentrates on self-made entrepreneurial success stories that have struggled, persevered and prevailed. The show resonates with honesty and inspiration that the common automotive enthusiasts can identify with. You can find the shows at the Cars Yeah website and on iTunes, Apple Podcast, Google Play, Stitcher, and Spotify. Mark and Cars Yeah can also be found on all social platforms including Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, YouTube, and Linkedin. He is also working on a TV show.

Questions asked on the Learning on Fire Podcast Interview

  1. Who are you?
  2. What does your life look like now and how is it different from when you were growing up?
  3. What was valuable about your school experience?
  4. Which teachers do you remember and why?
  5. Who did you admire when you were young?
  6. What was it about that person that had such an impact?
  7. What was the best piece of advice you have ever been given and who gave it to you?
  8. What advice would you give your younger self?
  9. What does your future look like?
  10. What podcast, book, video, film, song or other resource has had the biggest impact on your life and why?

Resources mentioned

The E-Myth by Michael E. Gerber

Entrepreneurs On Fire Podcast – John Lee Dumas

 

Contact information 

www.carsyeah.com

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Facebook = https://www.facebook.com/carsyeahpodcast/

Twitter + https://twitter.com/CarsYeahPodcast

Instagram = https://www.instagram.com/carsyeah/

Linkedin = https://www.linkedin.com/in/marksgreene/

 

Show Sponsor

National Association for Primary Education

Our aim is to achieve a higher priority for the education of children from birth to 13. High quality learning in the early years of life is vitally important to the creation of an educated society. Young children are not simply preparing for the future, they are living a never to be repeated time of life and the best way to learn is to live.

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Trivial Warfare with Jonathan Oakes. LF008

Jonathan Oakes joins me on the Learning on Fire podcast and explores the most important learning and educational moments that shaped his life.

 

Our guest – Jonathan Oakes

Jonathan’s passion for trivia led him to create Trivial Warfare one the worlds leading podcasts in that niche.

So far Jonathan has combined this passion with a successful career as an IT manager. But as the show goes from strength to strength you can find out how by following his dream Jonathan now has the opportunity to do the thing he loves the most full time. However the real story is that by doing this, he is creating a community of likeminded people which is a world apart from his experience as a youngster.

Jonathan has a B.S. in  Communication and a recently earned MBA. On Trivial Warfare he specializes in History, Sports, Mythology, and Presidents.

In this interview Jonathan discusses how the things that are painful in the early part of your life can become the things that give you the most growth and understanding as you mature. This awareness can become a gift to show you who you truly are.

“Even if it is the end of something it doesn’t necessarily mean it is the end of everything”

 

Questions asked on the Learning on Fire Podcast Interview

  1. Who are you?
  2. What does your life look like now and how is it different from when you were growing up?
  3. What was valuable about your school experience?
  4. Which teachers do you remember and why?
  5. Who did you admire when you were young?
  6. What was it about that person that had such an impact?
  7. What was the best piece of advice you have ever been given and who gave it to you?
  8. What advice would you give your younger self?
  9. What does your future look like?
  10. What podcast, book, video, film, song or other resource has had the biggest impact on your life and why?

 

Resources Mentioned

How to Win Friends and Influence People – Dale Carnegie

 

Contact Information

Trivial Warfare

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Softwarepreneur with Hani Mourra. LF007

Hani Mourra joins me on the Learning on Fire podcast and explores the most important learning and educational moments that shaped his life.

 

Our guest – Hani Mourra

Hani’s passion is creating automation software for content creators.

These include –

Repurpose which automatically publishes audio and video content to multiple platforms to help grow your audience faster.

Simple Social Press automatically publishes your Facebook Live to your WordPress site.

Simple Video Press automatically publishes your YouTube to your WordPress site.

Simple Podcast Press automatically publishes your podcasts to your WordPress site.

 

Questions asked on the Learning on Fire Podcast Interview

  1. Who are you?
  2. What does your life look like now and how is it different from when you were growing up?
  3. What was valuable about your school experience?
  4. Which teachers do you remember and why?
  5. Who did you admire when you were young?
  6. What was it about that person that had such an impact?
  7. What was the best piece of advice you have ever been given and who gave it to you?
  8. What advice would you give your younger self?
  9. What does your future look like?
  10. What podcast, book, video, film, song or other resource has had the biggest impact on your life and why?

 

Resources Mentioned

Startups For The Rest Of Us – Podcast

 

Contact Information

hanimourra.com

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