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Burguera, Jose L.--Collection of autograph signed questionnaires
COMPRISING C.450 AUTOGRAPH SIGNED RESPONSES TO QUESTIONNAIRES SENT BY BURGUERA TO SUCCESSFUL INDIVIDUALS IN A WIDE RANGE OF FIELDS
including artists, writers, scientists, politicians, musicians, sportspeople, Nobel Laureates, and others, including Giscard D'Estaing, Hans Georg Gadamer, Sandie Shaw, Alejo Carpentier, Eugene Ionesco, Frederick Forsyth, René Goscinny, Graham Greene, Henri Charrière, Jorge Luis Borges, Roman Jakobson, John Galbraith, Joe Frazier, Franz Beckenbauer, Ferenc Puskás, Joan Miro, Salvador Dali, Oswaldo Guayasmin, Maurice Chevalier, Anthony Quinn, Charlton Heston, Johnny Weissmuller, Ingrid Bergman, Josephine Baker, Ernst Neufert, James Stirling, Edward Heath, Harold Wilson, André Prokovsky, Andrés Segovia, Chavela Vargas, Julio Iglesias, Jose Carreras, Jorge Cafrune, Yehudi Menuhin, Marcel Marceau, Luciano Pavarotti, Margot Fonteyn, Montserrat Caballé, Olivian Messiaen, Placido Domingo, Stephen Hawking (in the hand of Jane Hawking), Alfred Kastler, Andre Cournand, Camilo José Cela, Feodor Lynen, Chen Ning Yang, Derek Barton, Frederick Sanger, Godfrey Hounsfield, Friedrich von Hayek, George Wald, George Porter, John Nash, Mother Teresa of Calcutta, Nevill Mott, Robert Burns Woodward, Severo Ochoa, Isodor Rabi, Salvador de Madariaga, Arthur Rubinstein, Bent Larsen, and many others, with more than 30 related photograph, some signed, and printed ephemera, some signed, the collection housed in 14 folders roughly arranged by subject, some items mounted in leaves from an album, 1969-2001
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Catalogue Note

Jose L. Burguera was a Madrid-based psychologist investigating the phenomenon of personal success. He elicited responses from hundreds of highly successful individuals by sending them personalised questionnaires. He began this exercise in 1969 and the vast majority of the responses date from the 1970s, although he continued his work until at least 2001. He asked his respondents five questions:

What is the first and most important mental APTITUDE (ability) - the best defining and mental IDENTITY - of a good [politician/scientist/etc.]?

And, what is the first and most important human ATTITUDE (temper, character) - the best defining the personal IDENTITY - of a good [politician/scientist/etc.]?

What is the best way to discover one's intellectual and human professional (natural) VOCATION - the vocational IDENTITY -?

And, when did you discover it in your particular case; and since when?

What are, from your experience, the SYNTHESIS of the last and definitive (the most decisive) mental aptitudes (abilities) and human attitudes (temper, character) - the best defining the professional IDENTITY - of a good [politician/scientist/etc.] to, tiding over the difficulties and frustrations, arrive at the end: the SELF-REALISATION of the one's intellectual and human (natural) vocation?

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