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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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - delphica - LibraryThing
This is probably my own fault for reading a book about a subject that I'm not interested in, but I've liked previous articles by these authors and decided to give it a shot. My conclusion is that I'm ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - VGAHarris - LibraryThing
Interesting case studies cited and some surprises about the effects of competition on people. Gets bogged down in a few spots, but still worth the read. Read full review