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BEST Matthew Syed Books & Quotes of All Time

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Who Is Matthew Syed?

Matthew Syed (2 November 1970) is a British journalist, author, broadcaster and former table tennis player. He competed as an English table tennis international, and was the English number one for many years. He was three times the men's singles champion at the Commonwealth Table Tennis Championships (in 1997, 2000 and 2001), and also competed for Great Britain in two Olympic Games, at Barcelona in 1992 and at Sydney in 2000.

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The Best Matthew Syed Books of All Time

Why these best Matthew Syed books and not others? To stay objective, I rank all my book recommendations by a combination of what’s most loved (Goodreads rating), what’s most popular (Goodreads review count) and what’s proven timlessly relevant (first publication date).

This isn’t a whimsical list. It’s a data-driven, crowdsourced collection of the best Matthew Syed books ever published as decided by book lovers like you.

And if you think something's missing? I LOVE book recommendations so if there are any other books by Matthew Syed that you think deserve mentioning, email me and I’ll be sure to include them in the next round of updates.

Until then, here are the best Matthew Syed books of all time...

Best Matthew Syed Books: Black Box Thinking
1. Black Box Thinking - Matthew Syed (FREE Summary)
Why Some People Never Learn from Their Mistakes - But Some Do
A fascinating account of how cognitive biases and fixed mindsets cause individuals and institutions to fail to learn from their mistakes (and what to do about it) - by athlete and author, Matthew Syed.
Published 2015 // 320 pages // Rated 4.3 over 8,900 reviews on Goodreads
Best Matthew Syed Books: Bounce
2. Bounce - Matthew Syed (FREE Summary)
Mozart, Federer, Picasso, Beckham, and the Science of Success
A thoughtful investigation into the primacy of practice and mindset over talent when learning and mastering new skills - by top-ranked table tennis champion and journalist, Matthew Syed.
Published 2010 // 320 pages // Rated 4.1 over 7,400 reviews on Goodreads
Best Matthew Syed Books: Rebel Ideas
3. Rebel Ideas - Matthew Syed
The Power of Diverse Thinking
Published 2019 // 320 pages // Rated 4.3 over 2,900 reviews on Goodreads
Best Matthew Syed Books: You Are Awesome
4. You Are Awesome - Matthew Syed
Find Your Confidence and Dare to be Brilliant at (Almost) Anything
Published 2018 // 160 pages // Rated 4.2 over 900 reviews on Goodreads

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