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.
Kevin Larimer, Mary Gannon
For fifty years, writers at every stage of their careers have turned to the literary nonprofit organization Poets & Writers and its award-winning magazine for resources to foster their professional development, from writing prompts and tips on technique to informative interviews with published authors, literary agents, and editors. But never before has Poets & Writers marshalled its fifty years&; worth of knowledge to create an authoritative guide for writers that answers every imaginable question about craft and career&;until now. The Poets & Writers Complete Guide to Being a Writer is the writing bible for writers of all genres and forms, covering topics such as:
&;How to harness your imagination and jump-start your creativity
&;How to develop your work from initial idea to final draft
&;How to find the best MFA program for you
&;How to publish your work in literary magazines and develop a platform
&;How to research writing contests and other opportunities to support your writing life
&;How to find the right literary agent
&;How to anticipate what agents look for in queries and proposals
&;How to work successfully with an editor and your publishing team
&;How to market yourself and your work in a digital world
&;How to approach financial planning and taxes as a writer
&;How to find a supportive and inspiring writing community to sustain your career
&;And much more.
Written by Kevin Larimer and Mary Gannon, the two most recent editors of Poets & Writers magazine, this book brings an unrivalled understanding of the areas in which writers seek guidance and support. Sprinkled throughout the book to illustrate their insights are first-person essays from bestselling authors including George Saunders, Christina Baker Kline, and Tayari Jones. The Poets & Writers Complete Guide to Being a Writer is the ultimate comprehensive resource that belongs on every writing desk, bedside table, classroom syllabi, and library carrel in the country.
Dr Cassandra Coburn
Anyone can better themselves, better their life, better their situation. You've got to think big. People have lost faith in the system, it's time to empower yourself.'
At a time of ultimate global disruption, many people are having to re-set their goals and take a new path. Mark Bouris is a self-made man who knows what that feels like. He sees this as an opportunity to change what isn't working.
The founder of two hugely successful financial institutions, he's watched Australia's enormous potential be squandered as entrepreneurship has been ignored, ingenuity has been punished and our reputation for boxing above our weight as a nation has been torn down. It's pissed him off. And now, more than ever, he knows we all have to be our best self and not throw in the towel and think it is all too hard.
Growing up in the working-class suburb of Punchbowl, in western Sydney, there were no silver spoons in the Bouris house. No easy rides. He learned quickly that he had to be his own best asset. To be resilient, focused and determined. To have energy, drive and a willingness to work his arse off.
All of that was more valuable than any amount of money. It's what separated Mark from the pack, and what will help you stand out as well. You might be sitting there thinking, I can't do that, I can't do what he does, I can't be a Mark Bouris, it's all too difficult. But the fact is, you can. Anyone can. And in Rise he's going to show you how.
Mark Bouris has established a successful career from building disruptive businesses to challenging the market and provide smarter solutions for consumers.
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David Blistein & John H. Halpern
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P. J. O'Rourke