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Top Dog

The Science Of Winning And Losing

By Po Bronson, 1964-

New York Times Bestseller

Po Bronson and Ashley Merryman's work changes the national dialogue. Beyond their bestselling books, you know them from commentary and features in the New York Times, CNN, NPR, Time, Newsweek, Wired, New York, and more. E-mail, Facebook, and Twitter accounts are filled with demands to read their reporting (such as "How Not to Talk to Your Kids," "Creativity Crisis," and "Losing Is Good for You").

In TOP DOG, Bronson and Merryman again use their astonishing blend of science and storytelling to reveal what's truly in the heart of a champion. The joy of victory and the character-building agony of defeat. Testosterone and the neuroscience of mistakes. Why rivals motivate. How home field advantage gets you a raise. What teamwork really requires. It's baseball, the SAT, sales contests, and Linux. How before da Vinci and FedEx were innovators, first, they were great competitors.

Olympians carry TOP DOG in their gym bags. It's in briefcases of Wall Street traders and Madison Avenue madmen. Risk takers from Silicon Valley to Vegas race to implement its ideas, as educators debate it in halls of academia. Now see for yourself what this game-changing talk is all about.



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Format: Book
Author: Bronson, Po, 1964-
Title: Top dog : the science of winning and losing / Po Bronson & Ashley Merryman.
Publisher Date: New York : Twelve, 2013.
Subject: Competition (Psychology) Success -- Psychological aspects Failure (Psychology)
Isbn: 9781455515158 (hbk.) 1455515159
Current Holds: 0
System Items Available: 2
System Items Total: 2
Call Number: 302.14 Bro
Bib Id: 418135

Format: Book
Author: Bronson, Po, 1964-
Title: Top dog : the science of winning and losing / Po Bronson & Ashley Merryman.
Edition: 1st ed.
Publisher, Date: New York : Twelve, 2013.
Description: vi, 335 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Subjects: Competition (Psychology)
Subjects: Success -- Psychological aspects
Subjects: Failure (Psychology)
Other Author: Merryman, Ashley
Notes: Includes bibliographical references (p. [241]-319) and index.
Contents: The competition machine -- What goes down when the stakes go up -- How the worriers can beat the warriors -- Even odds: why women need them and men don't -- The utter importance of pillow fights -- The difference between winning and not losing -- How one night of blackjack sped up the world economy -- The 'roid rage of chess -- The hierarchy of teams -- Michelangelo had an agent -- How the Black Sox cleaned up Wall Street.
LCCN: 2012033767
ISBN: 9781455515158 (hbk.)
ISBN: 1455515159
Requests: 0
Available Copies: 2
Total Copies: 2
Call Number: 302.14 Bro