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The Greatest: The Quest for Sporting Perfection

Matthew Syed

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Prose: non-fiction, Politics & government, Sport & the law, Sports training & coaching, Sports psychology

Matthew Syed, the Sunday Times No.1 bestselling author of BLACK BOX THINKING, returns with a collection of award-winning writing on the science and psychology of sport.

What can Roger Federer teach us about the secret of longevity?
What do the All Blacks have in common with improvised jazz musicians?
What can cognitive neuroscientists tell us about what happens to the brains of sportspeople when they perform?
And why did Johan Cruyff believe that beauty was more important than winning?
Matthew Syed, the 'Sports Journalist of the Year 2016', answers these questions and more in a fascinating, wide-ranging and provocative book about the mental game of sport.

How do we become the best that we can be, as individuals, teams and as organisations? Sport, with its innate sense of drama, its competitive edge, its psychological pressures, its sense of morality and its illusive quest for perfection, provides the answers.

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Matthew Syed

Matthew Syed is the Sunday Times number one bestselling author of Bounce, Black Box Thinking and You Are Awesome. He writes an award-winning newspaper column in The Times and is the co-host of the hugely successful BBC podcast, Flintoff, Savage and the Ping Pong Guy. Matthew is the co-founder of Greenhouse, a charity that empowers youngsters through sport, a member of the FA's Technical Advisory Board and an ambassador for the PiXL educational foundation. Matthew lives in London with his wife and two children. To find out more about his work visit: www.matthewsyed.co.uk

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