Bounce: The of Myth of Talent and the Power of Practice

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Matthew Syed Consulting 2023. All rights reserved. Registered in England and Wales. Matthew Syed Consulting. Company No. 08760326. VAT No. 176704488. Mindset Analytics Ltd. Company No. 12234380. VAT No. 333252530. In addition he completely debunks the racial stereotyping attributed to perceived racial dominance in sports such as sprinting and distance running with scientific experiments and their accompanying data. A brilliant book and a must-read for anyone interested in excellence... and science! A very firm Four Star, 9 out of 12 read It focuses on the topic of sports without delving deep into the fascinating topic of deliberate practice and its applications in wider areas. Workout on mini trampolines, reformer pilates beds, boxing bags, spin bikes, barbells and more. In studio and online. No venue hire: Your quoted minimum spend will be fully converted into your choice of food / drinks / bar tab / games and activities

Key features include 7ft wide cinematic screen with HD projector and a state of the art wireless presentation system. However, when it’s all on the line, that’s not exactly what you want. It’s right in those moments that you want yoursubconscious to be in charge, so you can actually reap the benefits of all your hard training.It is often said that in elite sport the margins of victory and defeat are measured in milliseconds: the reality is that they are measured in variables that are far more elusive.” I love this book. A must-read if you have ever wondered what sets the super-achievers and the rest of us apart – in any field, not just in sport. I only wish I had read it when I was fifteen. Nominated for William Hill's Sports Book of the Year in 2010, this examines the case for the hypothesis that natural talent is bunk, and practice is what makes you great. Syed is an ex table tennis player, and focuses on sport, but covers examples from anywhere he can find them, including the collapse of Enron. Bringing Ping Pong to Old St, Shoreditch, a social hub made for drinking, dining and ping-ponging until late, with a strong emphasis on quality music and DJs.

For more formal events, the room transforms into a great meeting space, able to accommodate up to 70 guests theater style, 36 cabaret style and 28 in a boardroom setting. Talent is overrated – and never enough! And if you really want to succeed in anything in life, you’ll have to repeat this truism as if a mantra. And pair it up with another: practice makes perfect, practice makes perfect, practice makes perfect… However, it’s one thing to be good at something, and a completely different thing to be the best one! Syed discusses what he calls the "talent myth", the idea that some people are just born with a particular aptitude. He totally destroys this myth. Now it is true (for example, see The Sports Gene: Inside the Science of Extraordinary Athletic Performance) that certain body types are more suitable for certain sports than others. A short person is less likely to excel in basketball, while he may be better suited for gymnastics. One's genes do, to some extent, determine the sports that one is most likely to excel in. But beyond that, hard work is absolutely essential. Mozart was not a child prodigy because of an innate talent, but he had a father who was an excellent music teacher. Mozart did not create original works of art until he was twenty-one, and had thousands of hours under his belt in playing and composing music.

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Well-structured and even better written, “Bounce” by Matthew Syed basically reads for itself. True, in terms of theory, there’s nothing new in it. In fact, its basic idea – the now-ubiquitous “10,000 hours of practice” mantra – is much more wittily and fully explained in Malcolm Gladwell’s “Outliers.” In a study of sixty-six poets by N. Wishbow of Carnegie Mellon University, more than 80 per cent needed ten years or more of sustained preparation before they started writing their most creative pieces”. Matthew Syed is a British journalist and fairly successful former table tennis player, becoming English champion on four separate occasions and being its top ranked player for nearly ten years. This was similar to a long conversation with one of your smarter friends who is obsessed with sports. Unfortunately, your smart friend meanders for the last third of the conversation, suddenly stands up, and tells you he has to go without any sort of conclusion or wind down. When most people practice, they focus on the things they can do effortlessly,” Ericsson has said. “Expert practice is different. It entails considerable, specific, and sustained efforts to do something you can’t do well—or even at all. Research across domains shows that it is only by working at what you can’t do that you turn into the expert you want to become.” So far the focus in this book has been on the quantity of practice required to reach the top, and we’ve seen that it’s a staggering amount of time, stretching for a period of at least ten years.”

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