Thursday, 8 July 2010

The final session at The Pacific Institute's Company Meeting was a presentation by Matthew Syed who works for The Times newspaper and has written a book called Bounce...

It was another stimulating session Matthew explored the hidden factors which allow the most successful sports stars to rise above their competitors. Matthew was three-time Commonwealth table-tennis champion and in his book he reveals what really lies behind world-beating achievement in sport and other walks of life. The answers Matthew comes up with change the way we look at our sports stars and challenge our ideas about what it takes to become the best; talent versus effort, what kind of practice actually works, pattern recognision and how to achieve in both sport and life. His conclusions are that persistence, determination and hard work are the keys to success. Now where have I heard that before!

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