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Black box thinking: marginal gains and the secrets of high performance

By: Syed, Matthew.
Publisher: London John Murray 2016Description: 344 p.ISBN: 9781473613805.Subject(s): Failure - Psychology | Errors | Success | Organizational behaviorDDC classification: 155.2​4 Summary: 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. In other words, 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 learn from our mistakes. (https://www.hodder.co.uk/books/detail.page?isbn=9781473613805)
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Table of Contents:

Part I The logic of failure

1. A routine operation
2. United Airlines 173
3. The paradox of success

Part II Cognitive dissonance

4. Wrongful convictions
5. Intellectual contortions
6. Reforming criminal justice

Part III Confronting complexity

7. The nozzle paradox
8. Scared straight?

Part IV Small steps and giant leaps.

9. Marginal gains
10. How failure drives innovation

Part V The blame game

11. Libyan Arab Airlines flight 114
12. The second victim

Part VI Creating a growth culture

13. The Beckham effect
Redefining failure

Coda : The big picture.

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. In other words, 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 learn from our mistakes.

(https://www.hodder.co.uk/books/detail.page?isbn=9781473613805)

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