Top Dog

Top Dog : The Science of Winning and Losing

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"New York Times Bestseller " Po Bronson and Ashley Merryman's work changes the national dialogue. Beyond their bestselling books, you know them from commentary and features in the "New York Times," CNN, NPR, "Time," "Newsweek," "Wired," "New York," and more. E-mail, Facebook, and Twitter accounts are filled with demands to read their reporting (such as "How Not to Talk to Your Kids," "Creativity Crisis," and "Losing Is Good for You"). In TOP DOG, Bronson and Merryman again use their astonishing blend of science and storytelling to reveal what's truly in the heart of a champion. The joy of victory and the character-building agony of defeat. Testosterone and the neuroscience of mistakes. Why rivals motivate. How home field advantage gets you a raise. What teamwork really requires. It's baseball, the SAT, sales contests, and Linux. How before da Vinci and FedEx were innovators, first, they were great competitors. Olympians carry TOP DOG in their gym bags. It's in briefcases of Wall Street traders and Madison Avenue madmen. Risk takers from Silicon Valley to Vegas race to implement its ideas, as educators debate it in halls of academia. Now see for yourself what this game-changing talk is all more

Product details

  • Hardback | 335 pages
  • 160.02 x 238.76 x 22.86mm | 430.91g
  • Little, Brown & Company
  • United States
  • English
  • 1455515159
  • 9781455515158
  • 1,215,310

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"TOP DOG should be mandatory reading for every serious athlete, coach, and managers-both on and off the field. Amazing science, terrific storytelling, and insight to burn." "Pat Williams, cofounder/SVP, Orlando Magic and Basketball Hall of Famer""show more

About Po Bronson

Po Bronson and Ashley Merryman's "NurtureShock" was on the "New York Times" bestseller list for six months. One of the most influential books about children ever published, "NurtureShock" landed on more than 35 "Year's Best" lists and has been translated into 16 languages. The authors have won nine national awards for their reporting, including the PEN USA Award for Literary Journalism and the American Association for the Advancement of Science Award for Outstanding Journalism. Prior to their collaboration, Bronson authored five books, including "What Should I Do with My Life?," a #1 "New York Times" bestseller with more than ten months on the list. Merryman's journalism has appeared in "Time," "Newsweek," "New York," "The Washington Post," and many other venues. Bronson lives in San Francisco with his wife and two children. Merryman lives in Los more

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4 39% (428)
3 31% (339)
2 6% (70)
1 1% (13)
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