Black Box Thinking

The Surprising Truth About Success

by Matthew Syed

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  • 9781473613805
  • 9781473613799

The Sunday Times No.1 Bestseller

From the Bestselling Author of Bounce


What links the Mercedes Formula One team with Google?

What links Team Sky and the aviation industry?

What connects James Dyson and David Beckham?

They are all Black Box Thinkers.

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.


  • John Murray Press; September 2015
  • ISBN: 9781473613799
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  • Title: Black Box Thinking
  • Author: Matthew Syed
  • Imprint: John Murray
Subject categories
ISBNs
  • 9781473613805
  • 9781473613799

In The Press

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