Mozart, Federer, Picasso, Beckham, and the Science of Success
Harper, 9780061723759, 320pp.
Publication Date: April 20, 2010
About the Author
A two-time Olympian and a graduate of Oxford University, Matthew Syed is a columnist for The Times (London), a commentator for the BBC, and a recipient of the British Press Award for Sports Journalist of the Year, and was named British Sports Feature Writer of the Year by the Sports Journalists' Association.
Praise For Bounce: Mozart, Federer, Picasso, Beckham, and the Science of Success…
— Dan Ariely, New York Times bestselling author of Predictably Irrational
“A cutting edge dissection—and ultimate destruction—of the myth of innate talent in the pursuit of excellence. Syed synthesizes his evidence with the precision of an academic, writes with the fluidity of a journalist, and persuades with the drive of a sportsman. Read this book.”
— Mark Thomas, Professor of Evolutionary Genetics, University College London
“Intellectually stimulating and hugely enjoyable at a stroke. . . . Challenged some of my most cherished beliefs about life and success.”
— Jonathan Edwards, Olympic Gold Medal Winner in the Triple Jump
“Compelling and, at times, exhilarating—Bounce explains high achievement in sport, business, and beyond.”
— Michael Sherwood, Chief Executive, Goldman Sachs International