Top Dog by Po Bronson
The Science of Winning and Losing

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While Top Dog’s subject matter isn’t as sensitive as NurtureShock’s, it still tackles issues that are bound to raise questions...
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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.

 

About Po Bronson

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Po Bronson and Ashley Merryman's New York Magazine articles on the science of children won the magazine journalism award from the American Association for the Advancement of Science, as well as the Clarion Award from the Association for Women in Communications. Their articles for Time Magazine won the award for outstanding journalism from the Council on Contemporary Families. Bronson has authored five books, including the #1 New York Times bestseller What Should I Do With My Life?
 
Published February 19, 2013 by Twelve. 325 pages
Genres: Business & Economics, Health, Fitness & Dieting, Self Help, Political & Social Sciences, Professional & Technical, Sports & Outdoors. Non-fiction
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Reviewed by Carol Tavris on Feb 15 2013

..."Top Dog" does contain interesting discoveries and informative real-world illustrations...The discussions of gender differences are especially good...

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Reviewed by Samantha Nelson on Mar 04 2013

While Top Dog’s subject matter isn’t as sensitive as NurtureShock’s, it still tackles issues that are bound to raise questions, like why women are underrepresented in Congress because they don’t like their odds of winning political battles, and how practice only goes so far to determining the ability to succeed.

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Reviewed by Samantha Nelson on Mar 04 2013

While Top Dog’s subject matter isn’t as sensitive as NurtureShock’s, it still tackles issues that are bound to raise questions...

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