What makes a winner Why do some people succeed both in life and in business, and others fail Why do a few individuals end up supremely powerful, while many remain powerless The winner effect is a term used in biology to describe how an animal that has won a few fights against weak opponents is much likely to win later bouts against stronger contenders As Ian RobeWhat makes a winner Why do some people succeed both in life and in business, and others fail Why do a few individuals end up supremely powerful, while many remain powerless The winner effect is a term used in biology to describe how an animal that has won a few fights against weak opponents is much likely to win later bouts against stronger contenders As Ian Robertson reveals, it applies to humans, too Success changes the chemistry of the brain, making you focused, smarter, confident, and aggressive The effect is as strong as any drug And the you win, the you will go on to win But the downside is that winning can become physically addictive.By understanding what the mental and physical changes are that take place in the brain of a winner, how they happen, and why they affect some people than others, Robertson answers the question of why some people attain and then handle success better than others He explains what makes a winner or a loser and how we can use the answers to these questions to understand better the behavior of our business colleagues, family, friends, and ourselves.
The Winner Effect The Neuroscience of Success and Failure What makes a winner Why do some people succeed both in life and in business and others fail Why do a few individuals end up supremely powerful while many remain powerless The winner effect is a term
The researches and messages of this book on neuroscience and psychology are interesting, but I felt the presentation suffered.I liked that the work included Ireland and UK but I was keener on research experiments carried out on volunteers, than on analysing the words in Tony Blair s speeches Yet if we are to have leaders, we must elect people capable of doing a job and give them power The author makes this point at length perhaps too much so including stating that all relationships are power str [...]
There is something too simple about The Winner Effect, something about the colloquial tone covering some of neuroscience s most in depth and detailed fMRI fuelled discoveries that makes me wonder what, exactly, am I learning here The right prefrontal cortex has a predilection for a quite different chemical messenger than the dopamine of its gung ho partner its favoured neurochemical cocktail is noradrenaline which is linked to vigilant, watchful behaviour in real life, and that this in turn is l [...]
Chock full of anecdotes from history and social experiments, this book tries to explain the contextual nature of power how winning primes our neurocircuitry to take risks, narrow our focus, and increase our egocentricity, with all the attendant benefits and disadvantages More intriguingly, it makes the case for describing all relationships in terms of power plays whether or not we are conscious of this , and describes the vicious feedback loops involved in power addiction and the resolution of [...]
A good read This one sure has plenty of original and authentic research studies quoted including ones that even regular psychology enthusiasts might not have heard of It sticks to the main point of what makes winners and how winning affects them However, I felt it emphasized on power rather than other factors.The only downside of the book is how each chapter has been structured To support one main point, the author begins with an example, and to support that example, he moves to another example [...]
Every one of us is a winner in some area of life we all hold power over at least one other person.In this book, Robertson poses many questions related to winning Are we born to win Is winning a matter of chance and circumstance What does power do to us Why do we want to win Does winning have a downside He gives a thorough answer to these questions as he explores the factors that affect winning, but the book does lurch from topic to topic quite quickly and in a way that s jarring.It s an importan [...]
4,5 5 very good insights on power and winning Bedded and intertwined with stories Power can be good and bad and we can be Influenced in different ways but we can also change Picasso s son how come successful people don t have successful children Paulo died at 54 at the same time as having legal battles that left him with a small fraction of the fortune Succession of CEO position to a family member can be bad for the business People in powerful positions experience a belief of control over events [...]
Some science on the effects that winning has on your brain There s great info on this one but I found it a little tedious to read is however, a must if you want to harness all the power that winning gives you and protect from it s downfalls.
When, in this book, Ian Robertson s writing jumps from subject to subject in rhetorical circles to engage attention, he is overestimating the attention span of his audience And at least in my case, over esteeming the interest of the lay reader in what he has to say.And no, I m not saying it s boring I m saying it s long winded and circuitous The book uses a frame of five mysteries for things that are actually self evident.We are treated to a chapter on Carol Dweck s non determinism, followed by [...]
Key pointsThe Winner Effect Deal with all the unconscious prejudices towards success or being a winner Power puts blinders on us, makes us focused.Noradrenaline causes caution and it s a lack of power.The need for power is an extremely important personality indicator and suggests how your interraction will go with that person.Social evaluative threat SET is toxic and it occurs over time.Money boosts the sense of self sufficiency and gets you have control to focus on what you want, it also make [...]
Die zahlreichen Exkurse machen es nicht immer leicht, den roten Faden zu behalten Trotzdem bietet das Buch einen neuen, interessanten Blick auf das Ph nomen Macht in ihren unterschiedlichen Auspr gungen Dieser Blick auf die M chtigen dieser Welt und ihre Motivation ist oftmals erschreckend Sowie Blair den abgew hlten Clinton los war, schmiedeten er und Bush zusammen ein handlungsorientiertes, testosterongetriebenes, interventionistisches Weltbild, ohne sich von warnzeichen an der Peripherie des [...]
The book is very scientific in nature , plenty of studies to support the ideas, but I felt that it was way to dense with experiments to be able to formulate the idea with ease It is based on a Q A basis , some may find that curiosity make you want to read , but personally I felt slightly infuriated because he has not gotten to the point yet , and I have 30 pages left to finish the book Testosterone is key issue in this book , so all feminist need to keep an open mind.
Good book, main point is that winning makes up likely to win, because it changes our brain Increasing our testostorone levels and other cool things.Don t read the book, instead I recommend you watch the author s ted talks available on youtube, where he gets to the point much faster lol.The winner effect Winning makes you likely to win again by rewiring the mind Fake it till you make it Power poses increase testostorone
Pick it up in Library from a shelf as I do sometimes It looked like another pop science book which are frequently boring This one turns out to be good one It is miss titled though, IMHO, it should be named how Power Corrupt Otherwise Good People must read for bosses or who want to understand them There are plenty of other interesting things Have to check out author other books and references.
This book was mostly about power and the effect it has on the way people deal with difficult situations At times I think we have all let it get to our head , and this seems to happen to people on different levels This gives a good insight as to why this happens and what kinds of checks and balances we should put in place to check and balance this in our leaders.
I haven t read any book which explained so pragmatically the science behind why we behave in certain ways in certain conditions, as this book did The book mainly revolves around power types and it s implications.It presents many research and experimental data to prove it s point In all it s nice read.
How testosterone affects humanity The author takes us on a journey through interesting studies, where he slowly, yet systematically uncovers the reasons behind their results Whether you are fascinated by the fact that Oscar winners live few years longer than non winners, or how evil mass events like holocaust can happen, you will find your answers here.
Someone who has had success is likely to have of it in the future as a result of neurological and chemically changes Through many anecdotes, and case studies, he describes to the reader this phenomenon, how they can harness this power in their lives, and the downside of identifying with the results.
I hate it when they try to market popular psychology as self help This wasn t self help it was a reasonably serious though definitely written for a lay reader, which I am look at the effect of power on the brain One of the interesting books I ve read recently.
great book , explains many things in my life why people behave the way they do why some people change when they are in power , and how they change Why some people are likely to succeed than others and how to learn in a faster way
overall great insights and very valuable for personal growth.
He reviews lots of interesting research that he ties into some nice, accessible stories He overreaches in some of conclusions, but it s still very interesting.
Kinda long winded explanation Tend to lose focus but writer still brings you back to track most of the time
Good book, but mostly a collection of research about political figures with power