The Research

For over 20 years, Andrew Meikle and his associated companies have been researching human high performance. To date the result is a bank of research containing over 7,000 subjects.

Below is a to sample of that research.

Nelson Mandela

NELSON MANDELA - FORMER POLITICAL PRISONER

Former Political Prisoner (1962 – 1990) and President of South Africa (1994 -1999) Nelson Mandela has never wavered in his devotion to democracy, equality and learning. Despite terrible provocation, he has never answered racism with racism. His life has been an inspiration, in South Africa and throughout the world, to all who are oppressed and deprived, to all who are opposed to oppression and deprivation.

Layne Beachley

LAYNE BEACHLEY – WORLD SURFING CHAMPION

At the age of 16 Layne became a professional surfer. By the age of 20 she was ranked sixth in the world. Layne became the Women's ASP World Champion in 1998, and won the title again in 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003 and 2006. She is the first woman in the history of the sport to gain seven World Championships. Layne is the most successful female surfer of all time and the surfer with the greatest number of consecutive world titles, male or female..

Dr Shirin Ebadi

DR SHIRIN EBADI – NOBEL PEACE LAUREATE

Dr Shirin Ebadi is an Iranian lawyer, human rights activist and founder of the Children’s Rights Support Association in Iran. On October 10, 2003, Ebadi was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for her significant and pioneering efforts for democracy and human rights, especially women’s, children’s and refugee’s rights. She is the first Iranian ever to have received the prize.

Carl Lewis

CARL LEWIS – GOLD MEDALLIST

Carl Lewis, retired American track and field athlete who won 10 Olympic medals including nine gold, and 10 World Championship medals, of which eight were gold, in a career that spanned from 1979 when he first achieved a world ranking to 1996 when he last won an Olympic title and subsequently retired.

Major General Cordingley

MAJOR GENERAL PATRICK CORDINGLEY

Patrick commanded the 7th Armoured Brigade - the Desert Rats, which numbered 12,000 during the Gulf War.

He was awarded the Distinguished Service Order for his leadership and bravery.

John Eales

JOHN EALES - FORMER WALLABIES CAPTAIN

Acclaimed for his cool head in kicking a series' winning goal for Australia in the dying seconds of the 2000 Tri Nations decider, John is a legend of international rugby union.


Dr Mimi Silbert

DR MIMI SILBERT - RUNS ‘HARVARD’ FOR THE LOWEST 1%

In 1971 Mimi founded the Delancey Street Foundation in San Francisco. It is considered a model of social reform and behavioural change. The foundation takes in representatives of society’s most serious social problems as residents, and over 14,000 people from America’s underclass have successfully graduated into society as taxpaying citizens leading decent, legitimate and productive lives.

Vernon Kitabu Turner

VERNON KITABU TURNER - WORLD ZEN MASTER

Poet, spiritual teacher and black-belt master of the Bushido Way, Kitabu offers clarity on the astonishing effects of self-realisation on human capacity. His story is a mix of philosophy and theory, and how his faith has been put to practical tests. As an African-American growing up in the segregated South, then at 17 moving to a gang-ridden area of New York City, Kitabu Turner decided to learn martial arts as a means of self-defence and to protect those in need. He earned a reputation on the streets of Brooklyn for his willingness to stand up to violent gang members. His legendary gift has been put to the test countless times. What makes his story unique is that Kitabu is self-taught, or rather spirit-taught.

Stan Tookie Williams

STAN ‘TOOKIE’ WILLIAMS – DEATH ROW INMATE – NOBEL PEACE PRIZE NOMINEE

Stanley ‘Tookie’ Williams was the co-founder of the Crips, one of the most notorious street gangs in the US. In 1981, he was convicted of murdering four civilians and sentenced to death. Stan denounced his life and his role as a gang leader, and wrote from prison about the harmful effects of gang life. He wrote a series of children's books that have been popular around the world for their anti-violence message, and helped to broker a truce between the Bloods and the Crips.

Dr Federico Faggin

DR FREDERICO FAGGIN - INVENTOR

Dr Faggin is the developer of the world’s first microprocessor, Founder and Chairman of Synaptics, Inc., a US-based computer technology company.

In 1996 Dr. Faggin was inducted into the US national Inventors Hall of Fame.

Prof Richard Dawkins

PROFESSOR RICHARD DAWKINS - EVOLUTIONARY BIOLOGIST

As an original thinker on evolutionary theory, Professor Dawkins is considered a revolutionary. He has also been described as ‘a dangerous guy… like Marx or Darwin’. Professor Dawkins is a Charles Simonyi Professor For The Understanding of Science at Oxford University and as part of this role regularly talks to the public regarding his views on the wonders of science. He is author of bestsellers including; The Selfish Gene, The Devil’s Chaplain, The God Delusion and The Greatest Show on Earth.

Prof Ian Frazer

PROFESSOR IAN FRAZER - IMMUNOLOGIST

Ian Hector Frazer is an Australian immunologist, best known for his work on the development of a cervical cancer vaccine, which works by protecting women from human papillomavirus (HPV). In 2006, Professor Frazer was named Australian of the Year and Queenslander of the Year. In 2007, he won the Howard Florey Medal for Medical Research. Professor Frazer was also awarded the 2008 Prime Minister's Prize for Science and the 2008 Balzan Prize for Preventive Medicine. He was awarded the Australian Medical Association Gold Medal in 2009 for his work on the human papillomavirus vaccine.

Prof Robert Tindle

PROFESSOR ROBERT TINDLE

Professor Robert Tindle made a discovery that led to the breakthrough use of stem cells to save thousands of lives around the world. Robert Tindle is now the Director of the Sir Albert Sakzewski Virus Research Centre and the Clinical Medical Virology Centre and has an international reputation.

Alexandro Bellini

ALEXANDRO BELLINI - ADVENTURER

In 2002 and 2003 adventurer Alexandro Bellini crossed the track of the Iditarod (the world famous sled dog race), completely self-sufficient, by towing a sled with everything he needed for his survival. He covered 600 km finishing the race in 9 days. In 2005 Alex became the first man to cross the Mediterranean Sea and the Atlantic Ocean on a lone trip using a rowing boat 7.5 metres long. In 2008, Alex set out from Lima, Peru, rowing his way across the Pacific Ocean to reach Australia. Although he came agonizingly close to completing this epic goal, after spending nearly 10 months alone at sea rowing almost 18,000 kilometres, a massive storm 150 kilometres from Sydney forced him to quit his adventure.