Black Box Thinking

Black Box Thinking: Marginal Gains and the Secrets of High Performance

Non-Fiction, Education
Paperback Published on: 07/04/2016
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We will look beneath the surface and examine the underlying processes through which humans learn, innovate and become more creative: whether in business, politics or in our own lives. And we will find that in all these instances the explanation for success hinges, in powerful and often counter-intuitive ways, on how we react to failure.

What links the Mercedes Formula One team with Google?

What links Team Sky and the aviation industry?

What connects James Dyson and David Beckham?

They are all Black Box Thinkers.

Black Box Thinking is a new approach to high performance, a means of finding an edge in a complex and fast-changing world. It is not just about sport, but has powerful implications for business and politics, as well as for parents and students – for all of us.

Drawing on a dizzying array of case studies and real-world examples, together with cutting-edge research on marginal gains, creativity and grit, Matthew Syed tells the inside story of how success really happens - and how we cannot grow unless we are prepared to fail, even catastrophically and learn from our mistakes.

From the Bestselling Author of Bounce comes a book about how human beings progress, develop and make ground-breaking strides all through accepting and learning from moments of crisis.

  • Publisher: John Murray Press
  • ISBN: 9781473613805
  • Number of pages: 352
  • Weight: 248g
  • Dimensions: 197 x 130 x 24 mm

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I was totally absorbed by this book: the evidence was overwhelming. This should be required reading for any person aspiring to be - or in - a position of i... READ MORE
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This is the century of Karl Popper. Read this book to find out why.
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A fusion of great ideas
Excellent book, well written and worth reading. Particularly helpful for understanding the opportunities presented when things go wrong and the dangers of ... READ MORE
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loved this book, I listened to audio version..
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To succeed first you must fail
To cut a long story short, the truth about success is not about luck. It's about failure. More specifically, being in an environment that nurtures control... READ MORE
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A fascinating, absorbing deep dive into value of failing
This book explores in depth attitudes towards failure and how industries that embrace failure as 1) something that happens 2) a valuable opportunity to lea... READ MORE