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Black Box Thinking: The Surprising Truth About Success by [Matthew Syed, Matthew Syed Consulting Ltd]
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Praise for Black Box Thinking

"Mathew Syed has issued a stirring call to redefine failure. Failure shouldn't be shameful and stigmatizing, he explains. Instead, he shows that failure can be exciting and enlightening -- an essential ingredient in any recipe for success. Full of well-crafted stories and keenly deployed scientific insights, Black Box Thinking will forever change the way you think about screwing up."
--DANIEL PINK, author of Drive and To Sell Is Human

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--DAN ARIELY, author of Predictably Irrational

"The most important book I've read over the past six months."
--PETER ORSZAG, economist, in The New York Times

"A fascinating subject and Syed is a dazzling writer."
--OWEN SLOT, The Times London

"Everything Mathew Syed Writes is worth reading."
--LYNN TRUSS, bestselling author of Eat, Shoots & Leaves --This text refers to the hardcover edition.

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Creative breakthroughs always begin with multiple failures. This brilliant book shows how true invention lies in the understanding and overcoming of these failures, which we must learn to embrace - JAMES DYSON, DESIGNER, INVENTOR & ENTREPRENEUR

Matthew Syed has issued a stirring call to revolutionise how we think about success -- by changing our attitude to failure. Failure shouldn't be shameful and stigmatising, but exciting and enlightening. Full of well-crafted stories and keenly deployed scientific insights, BLACK BOX THINKING will forever change the way you think about screwing up - DANIEL PINK, AUTHOR OF DRIVE & TO SELL IS HUMAN

Retrieval was Matthew Syed's forte when he was England's number one table tennis player. You couldn't get anything past him. And retrieval is the subject of this extraordinarily wide-ranging book. Retrieval of hope, retrieval of experience - not just a true sportsman's determination to retrieve success from the lessons of failure, but a true humanitarian's too. A book that dares us to do better - HOWARD JACOBSON, WINNER OF THE MAN BOOKER PRIZE --This text refers to the paperback edition.

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  • ASIN ‏ : ‎ B00PW634YQ
  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ John Murray; 1st edition (10 September 2015)
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • File size ‏ : ‎ 1433 KB
  • Text-to-Speech ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Screen Reader ‏ : ‎ Supported
  • Enhanced typesetting ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • X-Ray ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Word Wise ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Print length ‏ : ‎ 353 pages
  • Customer Reviews:
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