‘Black Box Thinking’ is an incredibly thought provoking book by bestselling author, columnist (and former Olympic table tennis player) Matthew Syed.
In an occasionally far from easy read, he looks at the secrets of high performers and how they deal with mistakes and weaknesses.
The approach in sport of looking for marginal gains and developing a supportive, learning culture can be applied to business and life in general.
Buy the book from Amazon.
Find out more in this BBC article ‘Viewpoint: Should we all be looking for marginal gains?’
And read some reviews on the book below:
“An extraordinary, inspirational book which reveals how great performers and teams are driven by an insatiable curiosity for marginal gains, together with the intellectual courage to challenge their most cherished assumptions” (Dave Brailsford, General Manager, Team Sky)
“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)
‘Black Box Thinking’ will forever change the way you think about screwing up’ (Daniel Pink, Author)
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