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The Science of Winning and Losing

February 21, 2013

GUESTS: PO BRONSON and ASHLEY MERRYMAN

How can you make the best of your inner competitive spirit? According to our guests, competition must work if the participants know the rules of the game. Author PO BRONSON and journalist ASHLEY MERRYMAN look at how getting ahead works in many different cultures including: How home field advantage works in diplomacy as well as it does in sports; why women on Wall Street do a better job, but men are promoted more; and how birth order influences one’s competitive style. Bronson and Merryman’s new book is “Top Dog: The Science of Winning and Losing.”

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