Bounce: The Myth of Talent and the Power of Practice (Paperback)
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Bounce: The Myth of Talent and the Power of Practice (Paperback)

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Paperback Published: 28/04/2011
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Essential reading following an astounding summer of sport; if you've ever wondered what makes a champion, Bounce has the answer. What are the real secrets of sporting success, and what lessons do they offer about life? Why doesn't Tiger Woods "choke"? Why are the best figure skaters those that have fallen over the most and why has one small street in Reading produced more top table tennis players than the rest of the country put together. Two-time Olympian and sports writer and broadcaster Matthew Syed draws on the latest in neuroscience and psychology to uncover the secrets of our top athletes and introduces us to an extraordinary cast of characters, including the East German athlete who became a man, and her husband - and the three Hungarian sisters who are all chess grandmasters. Bounce is crammed with fascinating stories and statistics. Looking at controversial questions such as whether talent is more important than practice, drugs in sport (and life) and whether black people really are faster runners, the mind-bending Bounce is a must-read for the hardened sports nut or brand new convert.

Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
ISBN: 9780007350544

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An Evening with Matthew Syed

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Monday 28th November 18:30

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“Great Read!”

Superb take on the myth of talent from a great source and author. Great for any willing sportsperson or a student like myself!

Paperback edition
29th April 2014
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“Insightful & thought provoking!”

Syed's personal experiences add great weight to the patterns and conclusions, particularly when he moves along other sporting avenues to delve further into finding out why it is that some exceed where others may... More

Paperback edition
28th July 2011
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“A good read, you can be what you want to be!”

The premise is with sufficient training anyone can be what they want to be and that you are born talented is a myth.

This is a very good read, Matthew Syed puts forward a very persuasive case, all you need to do is... More

Paperback edition
9th July 2011
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