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Bounce: Mozart, Federer, Picasso, Beckham, and the Science of Success (P.S.)

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Why have all the sprinters who have run the 100 meters in under ten seconds been black?

What's one thing Mozart, Venus Williams, and Michelangelo have in common?

Why are baseball players so superstitious?

We love to win and hate to lose, whether it's on the playing field, in the office, or in the classroom. In this bold new look at human behavior, award-winning journalist and Olympian Matthew Syed explores the truth about our competitive nature—why we win, why we don't, and how we really play the game of life.

Bounce reveals how competition—the most vivid, primal, and dramatic of human pursuits—provides vital insight into many of the most controversial issues of our time. From biology and economics to psychology and culture, from genetics and race to sports and politics, Bounce shows how competition provides a master key with which to unlock the mysteries of the world.

Synopsis:

In the vein of the international bestselling Freakonomics, award-winning journalist Matthew Syed reveals the hidden clues to success—in sports, business, school, and just about anything else that youd want to be great at. Fans of Predictably Irrational and Malcolm Gladwells The Tipping Point will find many interesting and helpful insights in Bounce.

About the Author

A two-time Olympian and a graduate of Oxford University, Matthew Syed is a columnist for The Times (London), a commentator for the BBC, and a recipient of the British Press Award for Sports Journalist of the Year, and was named British Sports Feature Writer of the Year by the Sports Journalists' Association.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780061723766
Subtitle:
Mozart, Federer, Picasso, Beckham, and the Science of Success
Author:
Syed, Matthew
Author:
Hardinge, Frances
Publisher:
Harper Perennial
Subject:
General Business & Economics
Subject:
Science Fiction, Fantasy, & Magic
Subject:
Self-Help : General
Edition Description:
Trade PB
Series:
P.S.
Publication Date:
20110503
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
from 5
Language:
English
Pages:
336
Dimensions:
8.5 x 6 in 3.36 oz
Age Level:
from 10

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"Synopsis" by , In the vein of the international bestselling Freakonomics, award-winning journalist Matthew Syed reveals the hidden clues to success—in sports, business, school, and just about anything else that youd want to be great at. Fans of Predictably Irrational and Malcolm Gladwells The Tipping Point will find many interesting and helpful insights in Bounce.
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