Top Dog: The Science of Winning and Losing

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Ebury Publishing, 2013 - Competition (Psychology) - 352 pages
Studying competitive arenas from the workplace, the stock market, sport, politics, the military and schools and using the 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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I am not convinced. To oversimplify: the authors of this book divide people into two groups, each with two subgroups. One group likes to compete, the other doesn't. Since the first is mostly men and ... Read full review

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User Review  - rivkat - LibraryThing

Hmm. A lot of different research areas and claims about women’s reactions versus men’s reactions that usually lose the appropriate overlapping bell curve limitations. They identify people as Warriors ... Read full review

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About the author (2013)

Po Bronson and Ashley Merryman have won nine national awards for their reporting on the science of human development, including the PEN USA Literary Award for Journalism and the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) Award for Outstanding Journalism. Their work has been cited as scientific authority in over 60 peer-reviewed journals. Prior to collaborating, Bronson authored five books, including the number one New York Times bestseller What Should I Do With My Life? Merryman's journalism has appeared in The Washington Post, Newsweek, and numerous other publications. Bronson lives in San Francisco, with his wife and two children. Merryman lives in Los Angeles.

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