Bounce – Matthew Syed

DATE: MAR/2017

OUTLINE: Some people are naturally talented, right?  W R O N G


Discusses the reasons for success attributions. 10,000 hour/10 year rule and that practice plus circumstance are usually the key attributes to success. Also one persons skill in one area does not necessarily transfer with a generic skill. MEANINGFUL practice and feedback are VITAL to elite success. Failure is feedback that you’re developing, without it you wouldn’t be developing by definition. Hunt it. Embrace it. The reason for everyone’s success can be explained and in looking at the case studies you can reverse engineer your own goals. Positive comments about racial stereotyping and how it is also self fulfilling.


The author is brilliant in his writing as he is with his other books like Black Box Thinking, also reviewed on this site.

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