Bounce: The Myth of Talent and the Power of Practice Epub

Bounce: The Myth of Talent and the Power of Practice From the author of You Are Awesome Find Your Confidence and Dare to be Brilliant at Almost Anything Essential reading for 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 producedtop 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 isimportant 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

About the Author: Mathew Syed

Matthew Syed is an award winning journalist for The Times, writing for both the sports pages and the comment pages He is a three time Commonwealth table tennis champion and competed in two Olympics He was a contributor to the BBC coverage of London 2012 He studied PPE at Balliol College Oxford where he was awarded a prize winning first class degree

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