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The Science Of Winning And Losing


When we last spoke with Ashley Merryman, she was warning us about the risks of 'Nurture Shock,' why kids need to lose in order to grow and why too many trophies can be a bad thing. In her latest book, Top Dog, she delves deeper into the science of competition. Why do some people thrive under competitive, stressful circumstances, where others just crumble? How do men and women compete differently? What about our genes - are we wired to win? From the classroom to the boardroom, we look at the science behind winning and losing, competition, weighing risk and odds, perseverance and performance when the stakes are high. Whether you're a coach, an athlete, a parent, manager or CEO, join us to find out what it takes to be 'top dog.'

Ashley Merryman
- Journalist and Best-Selling Author, with Po Bronson of Top Dog: The Science of Winning and Losing and NurtureShock: New Thinking About Children.