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

Paperback | May 3, 2011

byMatthew Syed

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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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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 ins...

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Why 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? Why are baseball players so superstitious?We love to win and hate to lose, whether it's on the playing field, in the office, or in the classroom. In this bold new look at huma...

A two-time Olympian and a graduate of Oxford University, Matthew Syed is a columnist forThe 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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Format:PaperbackDimensions:336 pages, 8 × 5.31 × 0.76 inPublished:May 3, 2011Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

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Rated 4 out of 5 by from Talent or Hard Work? Syed proves the latter always wins out. Hours and hours of practice go into all human endeavours; especially those in the domain of the genius. From painting to ping pong to music to fire fighting he illustrates that our brain is capable of creating mastery only after we put in the work. A great scientifically backed book.
Date published: 2016-12-20
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Bounce A must read for players, parents, coaches and fans of any endeavor. Attitude, opportunity and dedication dictates performance... definitely nurturing the nature!
Date published: 2014-05-13

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“Compelling and, at times, exhilarating—Bounce explains high achievement in sport, business, and beyond.”