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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"Here is an exciting look at the genetic, psychological, and situational factors that impact how people perform when competing. The abundant research that forms the core of this book covers contests as diverse as ballroom dancing, diplomatic negotiations, and, of course, sports. The authors' snappy writing works well to lay out their discoveries, which include suggestions for generating competitive fire, managing stress, gaining advantages, and tweaking situational variables. As narrator, Po Bronson sounds like he's being too careful with the pacing of his words instead of just spitting them out. His speaking is clear and pleasant enough to make this a winning audio, but it would be exceptional if his energy were on the same level as the book's pop psychology vibe. T.W. (c) AudioFile 2013, Portland, Maine"
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