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    • Black Box Thinking

    • Why Most People Never Learn from Their Mistakes - But Some Do
    • By: Matthew Syed
    • Narrated by: Simon Slater
    • Length: 12 hrs and 14 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 428
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    Nobody wants to fail. But in highly complex organizations, success can happen only when we confront our mistakes, learn from our own version of a black box, and create a climate where it's safe to fail. We all have to endure failure from time to time, whether it's underperforming at a job interview, flunking an exam, or losing a pickup basketball game. But for people working in safety-critical industries, getting it wrong can have deadly consequences.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A multi-level message, well written and well read

    • By Loren on 11-16-15

    Regular price: $31.50

    • Bounce

    • Mozart, Federer, Picasso, Beckham, and the Science of Success
    • By: Matthew Syed
    • Narrated by: James Clamp
    • Length: 7 hrs and 50 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 488
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 340
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 339

    Few things in life are more satisfying than beating a rival. We love to win and hate to lose, whether it's on the playing field or at the ballot box, in the office or in the classroom. In this bold new look at human behavior, award-winning journalist and Olympian Matthew Syed explores the truth about our competitive nature: why we win, why we don't, and how we really play the game of life.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Very eye opening

    • By Joao Coelho on 06-14-10
    • Mozart, Federer, Picasso, Beckham, and the Science of Success
    • By: Matthew Syed
    • Narrated by: James Clamp
    • Length: 7 hrs and 50 mins
    • Release date: 04-20-10
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 488 ratings

    Regular price: $27.37

    • Black Box Thinking

    • The Surprising Truth About Success
    • By: Matthew Syed
    • Narrated by: Simon Slater
    • Length: 12 hrs and 25 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 124
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    Columnist for The Times and bestselling author of Bounce: The myth of talent and the power of practice, Matthew Syed argues that the key to success is a positive attitude to failure. What links the Mercedes Formula One team with Google? What links Dave Braisford's Team Sky and the aviation industry?What is the connection between the inventor James Dyson and the footballer David Beckham? They are all Black Box Thinkers.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great book, so-so audio performance

    • By ardyn on 01-13-16

    Regular price: $21.31

    • You Are Awesome

    • By: Matthew Syed
    • Narrated by: Matthew Syed
    • Length: 2 hrs and 4 mins
    • Unabridged
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    This positive and empowering guide, by best-selling mind-set author Matthew Syed, will help boys and girls build resilience, fulfil their potential and become successful, happy, awesome adults. I'm no good at sport.... I can't do maths.... I really struggle with exams.... Sound familiar? If you believe you can't do something, the chances are you won't try. But what if you really could get better at maths or sport or exams? In fact, what if you could excel at anything you put your mind to? You Are Awesome can help you do just that, inspiring and empowering young listeners to find the confidence to realise their potential.

    Regular price: $14.18

    • Das Black-Box-Prinzip

    • Warum Fehler uns weiterbringen
    • By: Matthew Syed
    • Narrated by: Robert Frank
    • Length: 12 hrs and 19 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Lernen aus Fehlern hat den Status eines Klischees, aber Matthew Syed zeigt, was hinter der erfolgreichsten Lernmethode der Menschheit steckt, und gibt Einblick in die Bandbreite der Techniken, die die innovativsten Organisationen der Welt nutzen. Denn der wichtigste Faktor des Erfolgs ist eine positive Einstellung zum Scheitern. Menschen, die gezielt aus Fehlern lernen, anstatt sie zu vertuschen oder anderen in die Schuhe zu schieben, nennt Matthew Syed Black-Box-Denker.

    Regular price: $17.86

    • The Greatest

    • The Quest for Sporting Perfection
    • By: Matthew Syed
    • Narrated by: Simon Slater
    • Length: 9 hrs and 29 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 10
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      4 out of 5 stars 9
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      4 out of 5 stars 9

    What can Roger Federer teach us about the secret of longevity? What do the All Blacks have in common with improvised jazz musicians? What can cognitive neuroscientists tell us about what happens to the brains of sportspeople when they perform? And why did Johan Cruyff believe that beauty was more important than winning? Matthew Syed, the Sports Journalist of the Year 2016, answers these questions and more in a fascinating, wide-ranging and provocative book about the mental game of sport.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Repetitive, and very long winded.

    • By Adnan Maddix on 11-05-17

    Regular price: $21.31