Easy listen, great insight..didn't steal too much from other authors. Enjoyable - first hand experience in all he writes about. Some though provoking themes. Highly recommended.
Very interesting book if you've never read Malcom Gladwell's work - if you have, don't waste your time on Bounce.
Most of this book is autobiographical accounts from the author's past as a ping pong champion. He was so moved by his own accomplishments as a ping pong champion (I can assure you I'm not kidding), that he wanted to examine what set the greats apart from the rest of the population. Aside from a few interesting studies I found this book unoriginal, especially since the author quoted the book "Outliers" several times. I found myself wishing I would've purchased Gladwell's book instead.
The first 75% of this book is the same or very similar information that malcolm galdwell talks about in his book outliers.. and the other part is filled with the author inflating his ego about his supposed "table tennis" fame. Grueling to get all the way through. Would not recommend.
I listened to about an hour of the book and most of the negative reviews are spot on. The book is completely derivative and the author is self aggrandizing about his accomplishments as a former top ping-pong player in Britian. Achieving that status is anything gives some insight into success but hearing the narrator drone on about the topic was too tiresome for me.
If you want to the best at anything. And want know how? It is shown here and only you can do it, no magic formula. Anyone can do it, you just gotta want it bad enough