Gold Training is PRR. PRR is Practise, Repetition, Rehearsal. PRR is for virtuosity.

Daily Feedback Questions (DFQs) are the KPI of Gold Training. DFQs are the thing. Try and do at least one a day because less than one a day would be nothing.

PRR is the foundational pedagogical strategy of SOT. It’s efficacy and superiority as a learning strategy has long been evidenced by thought-leaders in both military science and the performing arts.

DARPA‘s invention of the internet and NASAs Space Shuttle Program provide exemplary case studies of advanced skill training. The Juillard School and the Victorian Arts Centre provide current performance models for virtuosity.


Virtuosity is the purpose of Gold training and Gold Training is the quintessence of the Graduate SOT.

Gold Training is for those who have completed DFQs x 100 and who wish to continue developing their skills with further training.

Gold Training is the metacognition training from DFQ#101 to #1000. It takes between 2 and 3 years to complete.


PRR is one of the four basic parts of the SOT Brainuser Code which explores and measures the value of cognitive patterning in the training, coaching and mentoring required for virtuosity in metacognition. How have you benefited from applying PRR?

Chinese rocket science began more than 1000 years ago.

Even before the 9th Century, Chinese alchemists were working on what became the invention of gunpowder which led to the development of the first rocket.

The first recorded use of a rocket in battle was by the Chinese in 1232 against the Mongol hordes at Kai Feng Fu.

The first reliable scholarly reference to rockets in China states that in 998 A.D. a man named Tang Fu invented a rocket of a new kind having an iron head.

Yesterday’s launch by China of the Tiangong-1 space lab in the Gobi Desert foresees a whole new era of rocket science development in China.


Media multitaskers pay mental price, Stanford study shows

Think you can talk on the phone, send an instant message and read your e-mail all at once? Stanford researchers say even trying may impair your cognitive control.

People who are regularly bombarded with several streams of electronic information do not pay attention, control their memory or switch from one job to another as well as those who prefer to complete one task at a time, a group of Stanford researchers has found.

High-tech jugglers are everywhere — keeping up several e-mail and instant message conversations at once, text messaging while watching television and jumping from one website to another while plowing through homework assignments.

—Click through to Stanford’s original article and watch the short video …

New York Times: SCIENCE

OXFORD, England –You walk out of a soft-falling rain into the living room of an Oxford don, with great walls of books, handsome art and, on the far side of the room, graceful windows onto a luxuriant garden.

Does this man, arguably the world’s most influential evolutionary biologist, spend most of his time here or in the field? Prof. Richard Dawkins smiles faintly. He did not find fame spending dusty days picking at shale in search of ancient trilobites. Nor has he traipsed the African bush charting the sex life of wildebeests.

He gets little charge from such exertions.

“My interest in biology was pretty much always on the philosophical side,” he says, listing the essential questions that drive him. “Why do we exist, why are we here, what is it all about?”

It is in no fashion to diminish Professor Dawkins, a youthful 70, to say that his greatest accomplishment has come as a profoundly original thinker, synthesizer and writer. His epiphanies follow on the heels of long sessions of reading and thought, and a bit of procrastination. He is an elegant stylist with a taste for metaphor. And he has a knack, a predisposition even, for assailing orthodoxy.

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