Top Dog

Top Dog

The Science of Winning and Losing

Book - 2013
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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 about.

Publisher: New York : Twelve, 2013.
Edition: 1st ed.
ISBN: 9781455515158
Branch Call Number: 302.14 BRO
Characteristics: vi, 335 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Additional Contributors: Merryman, Ashley


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Aug 29, 2017

Very interesting read that may convince keen readers to follow up and read the research behind some of the summaries in this book. I am not so keen :) but I thoroughly enjoyed the book.

May 04, 2015

All this book is is a compilation of test results put together by a couple of reporters. They then give you their interpertation of the results. Save yourself the time and read something put together by experts...not reporters out to make a buck.


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