Clutch: Excel Under Pressure

Clutch: Excel Under Pressure

by Paul Sullivan
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Clutch: Why Some People Excel Under Pressure and Others Don't 3.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 14 reviews.
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RolfDobelli More than 1 year ago
Everyone faces "clutch" situations, those times when you need to function under intense pressure. Few excel in these stressful moments; most choke. New York Times columnist Paul Sullivan investigates what makes the notable few who can handle stress so reliable under pressure. He interviews top athletes - including Tiger Woods - highly decorated combat veterans, seasoned heads of financial institutions, and successful traders to discover their secrets and methods. Without making his prose sound like something from a self-help book, Sullivan outlines how to avoid choking and how to stand tall in the clutch. He includes everything from stage fright to keeping a cool head in combat and makes extensive use of real-life examples to bring home his points. The book is entertaining but frustratingly short of actual prescription, leading you to suspect that being clutch may be a more innate than learned talent. Nonetheless, getAbstract recommends this intriguing overview to anyone who has ever choked under pressure and wants to see what it means to be clutch.
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Advertised on its cover as "the ultimate guide to understanding high achievement and to stepping up your own game", I was hoping for a book full of practical steps, scientific evidence and the like, but it's mostly anecdotal stories about people succeeding and failing under pressure. I didn't find it particularly helpful, although it's entertaining.
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Sullivan offers 5 ways for someone to become clutch. He illustrates those 5 characteristics through personal anecdotes vs. perscriptive illustrations. He also describes what traits are NOT clutch through individual's actions. I found this book enjoyable with a clear direction on how I can become more clutch. I highly recommend this for the business executive to the elite athlete or the stay at home mom who wants to be better under pressure. Everyone can benefit from reading Clutch.
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