Top Dog: The Science of Winning and Losing
Grand Central Publishing, Feb 19, 2013 - Business & Economics - 335 pages
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 about.
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Review: Top Dog: The Science of Winning and LosingUser Review - Kent White - Goodreads
Fascinating! The research was clearly presented and compelling. The benefits of competition as well as the downsides are discussed, with lots of business and personal application. Definitely a book to reread. Read full review
Review: Top Dog: The Science of Winning and LosingUser Review - Erik - Goodreads
I love the books by these authors. I don't know how well-founded the research is behind it, but I can absolutely say that I played my best tennis game of the season after reading it. I still lost, but ... Read full review