Bounce: Mozart, Federer, Picasso, Beckham, and the Science of Success

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Harper Collins, Apr 20, 2010 - Business & Economics - 336 pages
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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 you’d want to be great at. Fans of Predictably Irrational and Malcolm Gladwell’s The Tipping Point will find many interesting and helpful insights in Bounce.
 

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User Review  - devilish2 - LibraryThing

Most of this book I found interesting. The premise that you need 10,000 hours of focussed, interested practice that extends you, rather than repeating the first hour 10,000 times was probably what I ... Read full review

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User Review  - eachurch - LibraryThing

Highly entertaining book with a good message--hard work and thoughtful practice is much more important than 'talent.' I had read two of the books that he draws examples from which made parts of the ... Read full review

Contents

chapter 2
55
chapter 3
77
Mysterious Sparks and LifeChanging MindSets
113
Paradoxes of the Mind
147
Baseball Rituals Pigeons and Why Great Sportsmen
201
chapter 8
217
Drugs in Sport Schwarzenegger Mice
233
chapter 10
255
Acknowledgments
287
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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.

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