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Bronson, Po, 1964-
Top dog : the science of winning and losing / Po Bronson & Ashley Merryman
Alternate Title Science of winning and losing
1st ed
New York, NY : Twelve, c2013
book jacket
Location Call Number Status
 3rd Floor  BF637.C47 B76 2013    AVAILABLE
Subject(s) Competition (Psychology)
Success -- Psychological aspects
Failure (Psychology)
Physical Description vi, 335 p. : ill. ; 24 cm
Note Includes bibliographical references (p. [241]-319) and index
Contents Part I: Foundations. Introduction: parachutists and ballroom dancers ; The competition machine ; What goes down when the stakes go up -- Part II: Formation. How the worriers can beat the warriors ; Even odds: why women need them and men don't ; The utter importance of pillow fights -- Part III: Individual. The difference between winning and not losing ; How one night of blackjack sped up the world economy ; The 'roid rage of chess -- Part IV: Collective. The hierarchy of teams ; Michelangelo had an agent ; How the Black Sox cleaned up Wall Street
Summary Studying competitive arenas from the workplace, the stock market, sports, politics, the military and schools and using the latest findings in genetics, neuroscience and behavioral psychology, Po Bronson and Ashley Merryman unveil the astounding, often counter-intuitive truths about how we compete and the crucial ingredients that sometimes stand between winning and losing
Alternate Author Merryman, Ashley

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