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Top dog : the science of winning and losing

Author: Po Bronson; Ashley Merryman
Publisher: New York : Twelve Large Print, 2013.
Edition/Format:   book_largeprint : English : 1st [large print] edView all editions and formats
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Studying competitive arenas from the workplace, the stock market, sport, politics, the military and schools and usingthe latest findings in genetics, neuroscience and behavioural 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.
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Genre/Form: Large type books
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Po Bronson; Ashley Merryman
ISBN: 9781455529551 1455529559
OCLC Number: 827781315
Description: vii, 498 pages (large print) : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction: parachuters and ballroom dancers --
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.
Responsibility: Po Bronson & Ashley Merryman.

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Studying competitive arenas from the workplace, the stock market, sport, politics, the military and schools and usingthe latest findings in genetics, neuroscience and behavioural 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.

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