The Science of Winning and Losing

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What makes some people thrive in the heat of competition, and others drop the ball? How important are genes in predicting success? Those are among the questions explored by Po Bronson and Ashley Merryman in their new book "Top Dog: The Science of Winning and Losing." Bronson joins us to discuss the book, which challenges many commonly held assumptions about success and failure.

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Po Bronson, co-author of "Top Dog: The Science of Winning and Losing" and founding member of the Grotto, a San Francisco writers group