Top Dog: The Science of Winning and Losing

Top Dog: The Science of Winning and Losing

by Po Bronson, Ashley Merryman
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Top Dog: The Science of Winning and Losing by Po Bronson, Ashley Merryman

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781455515158
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
Publication date: 02/19/2013
Pages: 335
Product dimensions: 6.30(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.30(d)

About the Author

Po Bronson and Ashley Merryman's NurtureShock was on the New York Times bestseller list for six months. One of the most influential books about children ever published, NurtureShock landed on more than 35 "Year's Best" lists and has been translated into 16 languages. The authors have won nine national awards for their reporting, including the PEN USA Award for Literary Journalism and the American Association for the Advancement of Science Award for Outstanding Journalism. Prior to their collaboration, Bronson authored five books, including What Should I Do with My Life?, a #1 New York Times bestseller with more than ten months on the list. Merryman's journalism has appeared in Time, Newsweek, New York, The Washington Post, and many other venues. Bronson lives in San Francisco with his wife and two children. Merryman lives in Los Angeles.

Hometown:

San Francisco, California

Date of Birth:

March 14, 1964

Place of Birth:

Seattle, Washington

Education:

B.A., Stanford University, 1986; M.F.A., San Francisco State University, 1995

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Top Dog: The Science of Winning and Losing 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 35 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Looking for a competitive advantage in life? Read this nonfiction book! Awesome, a must read for self-help book lovers. Changed my life!
NatashasNC More than 1 year ago
Excellent nonfiction book! Very well written, packed full of useful wisdom on how to become more successful.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Gives you a chance to look at things from the outside.
AmyAlkon More than 1 year ago
Ashley Merryman and Po Bronson's "Top Dog" is a myth-busing book, explaining that competition isn't about killing the other side; it's about getting into situations that drive you to be the best you can be.  We like to simplify competing down to winning versus losing but the truth is, there are numerous nuances that go into what makes a person a winner or loser of some competition or even in their day to day work on the job. These nuances and the research behind them fill this book, which is clearly written and a pleasure to read. This book will help you identify the kind of competitor you are, why some people breeze through competition and others choke, and how you can use the research on choking and competing to transform yourself to do and be the best you can.
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Money well spent! Great nonfiction, self-help content! Much better than Tony Robbins: The Edge, Note from a Friend, Personal Power! Highly recommended reading for those in search of superb self-help acumen!
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A masterpiece, very good writing.