Why have all the sprinters who have run the 100 meters in under ten seconds been black?
What's one thing Mozart, Venus Williams, and Michelangelo have in common?
Why are baseball players so superstitious?
We love to win and hate to lose, whether it's on the playing field, in the office, or in the classroom. In this bold new look at human behavior, award-winning journalist and Olympian Matthew Syed explores the truth about our competitive naturewhy we win, why we don't, and how we really play the game of life.
Bounce reveals how competitionthe most vivid, primal, and dramatic of human pursuitsprovides vital insight into many of the most controversial issues of our time. From biology and economics to psychology and culture, from genetics and race to sports and politics, Bounce shows how competition provides a master key with which to unlock the mysteries of the world.
"Compelling and, at times, exhilarating--"Bounce" explains high achievement in sport, business, and beyond."--Michael Sherwood, Chief Executive, Goldman Sachs International
Series: P.S. (Paperback)
Number Of Pages: 312
Published: 3rd May 2011
Dimensions (cm): 20.5 x 13.5 x 2.2
Weight (kg): 0.25