Personal website of Jonathan Cannovan
Posted by: In: Videos 26 Apr 2013 0 comments

Last week I watched a webinar by Carrie Green about YouTube Video Marketing. Featured was the talented James Wedmore - an expert on YouTube Video Marketing who makes lots of entertaining videos sharing his advice and tips on how you too can create great, professional looking videos. For a long time now I’ve read statistics about the popularity of YouTube i.e. it’s the second most popular search engine after Google, with increasing numbers of people starting to search in YouTube for a video to answer their queries, etc – but I’ve never actually taken any action to create my own videos, and take adavantage of YouTube’s potential. I’ve just consumed videos, rather than create them. Read more…

Posted by: In: Books, Videos 19 Dec 2012 1 comment

Michel Thomas (born Moniek (Moshe) Kroskof, February 3, 1914 – January 8, 2005 in Lodz, Poland) was a polyglot linguist, language teacher, and decorated war veteran. After emigrating to America after WW2 he developed a language-teaching system known as the ‘Michel Thomas Method’. His audio language courses are bestsellers, and highly rated. I haven’t tried using any of his audio courses, but I have recently purchased his Germand CD course, so hopefully I’ll find it helpful, when i get round to listening to it. Read more…

Posted by: In: Books, Business, Videos 11 Mar 2012 0 comments Tags:
Posted by: In: Fitness, Health, Videos 20 Aug 2011 0 comments

Excellent presentation by Erwan Le Corre at the Ancestral Health Symposium 2011. Hopefully I’ll be able to add the slides from his presentation soon. Definitely worth watching:


ABSTRACT: What is the best fitness program for a panther, a wolf or an eagle? The way evolution and nature intend them to: they move naturally and become amazingly fit in the process. Why should it be any different for us? MovNat is a unique physical education and fitness system based on methodically training the full range of our human evolutionarily natural movement aptitudes. The presentation will cover the MovNat rationale, what distinguishes MovNat from conventional fitness and general physical preparation programs, and introduce you to our main training principles. Read more…

Posted by: In: Books, Fitness, Health, Videos 18 Dec 2010 1 comment Tags:

I recently heard about the book Manthropology by Peter Mcallister which studies how in many ways modern man has declined compared to our ancient ancestors. It shows the effect that “civilisation” has had on us. I haven’t read the book yet, but will hopefully purchase a copy soon. The video above is in interesting talk and Q&A by the author. Below is a quote from his website on the book:

Manthropology is a quirky, scientific look at a pressing modern problem—why are males today so pathetic? Drawing from archaeology, anthropology and evolutionary psychology, the author (a qualified palaeoanthropologist) confirms the awful truth: every man in history, back to the dawn of the species, did everything better, faster, stronger and smarter than any man today. Read more…

Posted by: In: Affiliates, Entertainment, Videos 04 May 2010 0 comments

This one is dedicated to everyone who works in affiliate marketing……

Posted by: In: Videos 12 Apr 2010 0 comments

“Who’s starting these companies? It’s these random people…..”

Successful business leader passionate about raising kids to be entrepreneurs. For over 20 years, Cameron Herold has been coaching, speaking to, or helping entrepreneurs build companies on five continents.

I thought this was a great talk – particularly his mention of ADD and Bi-Polar disorder – nicknamed the ‘CEO Disease’. Turns out many leading entrepreneurs i.e. Ted Turner, Steve Jobs, etc are Bi-Polar.

People I’ve met that are Bi-Polar have been so full of energy & enthusiasm and great fun to be with – often inspiring & bursting with ideas and I get the impression that they could achieve anything…. (when they’re not on a downer that is…). Society should be more accepting of people that are different and look at the positives, not just the negatives. As Cameron Herold said “you can see these signs in kids and what we’re doing is giving them Ritalin and saying don’t be an entrepreneurial type, fit into this other system and try to become a student“. Do you think Steve Jobs would be such a success if he’d been force fed Ritalin??  I don’t think so…. Read more…

Posted by: In: Travel, Videos 05 Apr 2010 0 comments

Visiting Japan is on my “To Do” list, since it’s a country I’ve long been fascinated with – particularly its history & culture.

Hopefully, I’ll be visiting in 2011. I’ve been doing some research on Japan for a while now though. A common problem I’ve noticed that some visitors have with Japan, is finding the correct building they want to visit – even though they have the exact address written down. It seems as though the Japanese address system is a bit different from most countries…

The Japanese street numbering system has puzzled me for a while, but fortunately I came across an explanation in a TED India talk which solves the mystery….

Also, it illustrates that whatever assumptions we may all bring into our daily lives, the exact opposite may equally be true.