It's a dog eat dog world. Don't be on the menu.
What are the differences between a winning and losing performance? Why are we able to rise to the challenge one day, but wilt from it the next? Can we in fact become better competitors? In Top Dog, Po Bronson and Ashley Merryman use cutting-edge science to tease out the hidden factors at the core of every great triumph - and every tragic failure. By enabling you to identify your own competitive style, Top Dog will help you tip the odds of success in your favor. Integrating wisdom from politics, finance, genetics, neuroscience, psychology, military training, sports, economics, education and more, Top Dog offers counterintuitive, game-changing insights into the nature of competition, such as:
As President Dwight Eisenhower said, "What counts is not necessarily the size of the dog in the fight - it's the size of the fight in the dog." In Top Dog, Po Bronson and Ashley Merryman reveal the size of the fight in all of us.
©2013 Po Bronson and Ashley Merryman (P)2013 Hachette Audio
I read a lot...
I think the performance was very enjoyable and the cases which were presented and disected were current and interesting.
Yes I would be. I found the way the book was written interesting enough that I would give another a try.
There is a very interesting section about additive thinking and subtractive thinking which are forms of self criticism. You can guess which one is effective is creating Top Dogs but you should read the book to learn more.
As an athlete I take an interest in psychology and do a lot of reading on the topic. I have also been educated in Psychology. I found very little information in this book which is not available else where. Most of this has been known for sometime unlike the information in Kahneman's book, Thinking Fast & Slow.
Very good read if you have no prior knowslege of the subject.
but this just motivated me to stop listening. Too many long stretches of just boring content. Sorry, didn't work for me as an audiobook
Lots and lots of scientific data and anecdotal information without any conclusions. Not actionable. Disappointing. I kept waiting to get to the meat of the message...then the book ended.
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No. Not because it wasn't worth listening to in one sitting, but because the material is best suited for those interested in taking the time for self reflection and application.
I thought it would have a stronger or more compelling explanation and insight. I wasn't really sure why I was being given all this scientific data and what it all meant.
None of your beeswax
I would've added a summary at the beginning and end of each concept. I got lost in what he was talking about and why.
Po, try harder.
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