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Author Bronson, Po, 1964-
Title Top dog : the science of winning and losing / Po Bronson & Ashley Merryman
Imprint New York, NY : Twelve, 2013
book jacket
 Euro-Am Studies Lib  302.14 B7895 2013    DUE 03-27-23  -  30500101476870
 Life Sci. LIB  BF637.C74 B869t 2013    AVAILABLE    30150100397162
Edition 1st ed
Descript vi, 335 p. : ill. ; 24 cm
Note Includes bibliographical references (p. [241]-319) and index
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
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
Subject Competition (Psychology)
Success -- Psychological aspects
Failure (Psychology)
Alt Author Merryman, Ashley
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