Bounce

Matthew Syed, columnist for The Times of London and a commentator for the BBC, explores our competitive nature. He explains why some people thrive under pressure while others choke and considers the value of innate talent versus practice, hard work, and will. His book Bounce: Mozart, Federer, Picasso, Beckham, and the Science of Success looks at what the nature of competition reveals about biology and economics, psychology and culture, genetics and race, and sports and politics.