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Bounce: The Myth of Talent and the Power of Practice
Bounce: The Myth of Talent and the Power of Practice
by Matthew Syed
Edition: Paperback
Price: £6.29

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1.0 out of 5 stars Poor book, 21 Feb 2012
This book exemplifies what is wrong with a lot of "scientific" literature today. First off the author attempts to explain the flaws of the genetic argument for sporting success without having studied or gained any understanding of genetics! Secondly the majority of it is just a cut and paste job of various other books with little to no original research. I'm not sure a secondary school student would be allowed to reference secondary sources the way the author does. But hey why bother interpreting research for yourself when you can just get someone to do it for you. While I accept the book is an easy read and "entertaining" is that enough? Is it too much to expect an author to first spend time understanding the area he wishes to write about and to draw his own conclusions. Please avoid this lazy misinformed rubbish.

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