It's a dog eat dog world. Don't be on the menu.
What are the differences between a winning and losing performance? Why are we able to rise to the challenge one day, but wilt from it the next? Can we in fact become better competitors? In Top Dog, Po Bronson and Ashley Merryman use cutting-edge science to tease out the hidden factors at the core of every great triumph - and every tragic failure. By enabling you to identify your own competitive style, Top Dog will help you tip the odds of success in your favor. Integrating wisdom from politics, finance, genetics, neuroscience, psychology, military training, sports, economics, education and more, Top Dog offers counterintuitive, game-changing insights into the nature of competition, such as:
Why the home-field advantage in sports is just as relevant in diplomacy and deal-making
That women are better at judging risk, while men are better at ignoring it - and how this plays out on K Street and Wall Street
Why younger siblings are more competitive than first-borns, and how early-childhood influences shape competitive styles forever
That the shape of entrepreneurs' hands can be just as revealing as their business plans
How a single biochemical can predict a winner before an event has even begun
Why discord can be better than harmony, and why stars on a team do deserve special treatment
As President Dwight Eisenhower said, "What counts is not necessarily the size of the dog in the fight - it's the size of the fight in the dog." In Top Dog, Po Bronson and Ashley Merryman reveal the size of the fight in all of us.
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Interesting but lacks novelty
I think the performance was very enjoyable and the cases which were presented and disected were current and interesting.
Yes I would be. I found the way the book was written interesting enough that I would give another a try.
There is a very interesting section about additive thinking and subtractive thinking which are forms of self criticism. You can guess which one is effective is creating Top Dogs but you should read the book to learn more.
As an athlete I take an interest in psychology and do a lot of reading on the topic. I have also been educated in Psychology. I found very little information in this book which is not available else where. Most of this has been known for sometime unlike the information in Kahneman's book, Thinking Fast & Slow.
Very good read if you have no prior knowslege of the subject.
- Shane Lynch
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