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The Talented Student and his Eternal Enemies

Why are we wasting our children’s talents? Every child is talented! However, we afford a completely outdated school system that rarely recognizes talents and even less promotes them.


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“Whenever you put a good performer against a bad system, the system will always win.“

Peter Drucker


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Andreas Salcher’s books cover a wide spectrum about life such as the disregard of individuals’ talent, carelessness in dealing with others and negligence in the way we lead our own lives.

Andreas Salcher is considered one of Austria’s most widely read non-fiction authors with over 200,000 books sold.


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The Talented Student and His Eternal Enemies

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The Wounded Man

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The Talented Kid and his Enemies

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No More School

Our educational system continues to get more and more expensive even as it deteriorates. Such a morbid educational system leads to the impediment of pupils’ talents thus leaving teachers dispirited. After school parents are forced to serve as private tutors because power clinging  teachers’ union members and timid politicians have been blocking most attempts at reform...

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About Andreas Salcher

Dr. Andreas Salcher is a business consultant, best-selling author and critical pioneer on educational issues.  In 1987 his political career began as the then youngest member of the Vienna City Council and State Parliament on which he served altogether 12 years. He is co-founder of the „Sir Karl Popper School“ for highly gifted children. In 2004 he launched the „Waldzell Meetings“ at Melk Abbey, whose list of speakers included seven Nobel laureates and the Dalai Lama. Since 2008 Andreas Salcher has been advocating  the improvement of schools with his „CURRICULUM PROJECT”.

All his books published so far, all were #1 bestsellers. In the year 2009 Andreas Salcher was presented with two awards:  The Austrian “Writer of the Year” and “Communicator of the Year”. All subsequent books have turned out to be #1 bestsellers, too.

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With his first book, “The Talented Kid and his Enemies” Andreas Salcher triggered a wide ranging debate on how talent is valued in our society. His trenchant theses made headline news which triggered sustainable debates. His books deal with overtones. He wants to hear and amplify them so that they will be heard by others.

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