Can we really ALL be the best? Is the idea of innate ability holding us back? Could the ability to fail GÇô and then get over it GÇô be fundamental to success? Matthew Syed, bestselling writer and international table-tennis champion (after many hours of practice) takes us on a revelatory exploration of being the best and the true nature of talent. In so doing he debunks many cherished myths GÇô that we can be born brilliant (and that child prodigies prove it); that we are restricted by our genetic make-up; and that social background matters. He also makes some surprising discoveries, including the impact on performance of intense religious belief, why athletes and others GÇÿchoke' and how a Hungarian man turned his daughters into three of the best chess players in history.Entertaining, provoking and positive, BOUNCE reveals how we can ALL be exceptional.
Bounce: Mozart, Federer, Picasso, Beckham and the Science of Success
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