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    Bounce: Mozart, Federer, Picasso, Beckham, and the Science of Success (Hardback) By (author) Matthew Syed


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    DescriptionWhy 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? Is it good to praise a child's intelligence? Why are baseball players so superstitious? Few things in life are more satisfying than beating a rival. We love to win and hate to lose, whether it's on the playing field or at the ballot box, 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, to genetics and race, to sports and politics. Backed by cutting-edge scientific research and case studies, Syed shatters long-held myths about meritocracy, talent, performance, and the mind. He explains why some people thrive under pressure and others choke, and weighs the value of innate ability against that of practice, hard work, and will. From sex to math, from the motivation of children to the culture of big business, "Bounce" shows how competition provides a master key with which to unlock the mysteries of the world.

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    Mozart, Federer, Picasso, Beckham, and the Science of Success
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Matthew Syed
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 312
    Width: 159 mm
    Height: 235 mm
    Thickness: 25 mm
    Weight: 463 g
    ISBN 13: 9780061723759
    ISBN 10: 0061723754

    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T17.1
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: ADV
    DC21: 650.1
    BIC subject category V2: VSC
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 10
    B&T General Subject: 180
    BISAC V2.8: SOC022000
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 17800
    DC22: 650.1
    Ingram Subject Code: HE
    Libri: I-HE
    LC subject heading:
    B&T Approval Code: A31225000, A45143200
    BISAC V2.8: BUS021000, SEL027000, SPO068000
    LC classification: BF637.S8 S867 2010
    LC subject heading: ,
    HarperCollins Publishers Inc
    Imprint name
    HarperCollins Publishers
    Publication date
    20 April 2010
    Review quote
    "Compelling and, at times, exhilarating--"Bounce" explains high achievement in sport, business, and beyond."--Michael Sherwood, Chief Executive, Goldman Sachs International