- About the Author
What drives great and successful individuals – be they athletes, artists, or scientists or businesses, to achieve the extraordinary? Over fifty champions from all walks of life, brought together by Allan Snyder, draw on their experiences to explore the secrets of success in this inspiring, revealing and thought-provoking book.
Hear from the authors what made a McDonalds’ branch become the most successful in the world; how a cottage business is catapulted into a world brand; how a visual artist’s work crosses almost every medium imaginable; how an Ernst and Young setup becomes a top-notch employer; or why many geniuses or brilliant individuals never become champions, while many “ordinary” individuals do; why many people don’t know about their talent; what constitutes a champion outcome; and the neurological explanation for championship.
Straddling academia and practitioners in all fields—government, entertainment, sports, business, arts, education, medicine, media—the authors include business CEOs, sports managers, entertainment gurus and best-selling authors. Contributing authors include: Nelson Mandela, Edmund Hillary, Corazon Aquino, John Eales, Poppy King, Gustav Nossal, Baz Luhrmann, Bryce Courtenay, Peter Doherty, George Negus, Herb Elliott, Shane Gould, John Howard, Pat O’Shane, Richard Butler, Leonie Kramer, Anne Summers, Ron Clarke, Di Morrissey, Phillip Adams, and Harry M Miller.
DR Allan Snyder is recognised for groundbreaking discoveries covering the fields of visual neurobiology, communications, optical physics, and the mind sciences. He received the world's “foremost prize in communication and information technology”, the Marconi International Prize, in New York City. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of London and the recipient of its 2001 Clifford Paterson Prize for “contributions which benefit mankind”.
A graduate of Harvard University, MIT, and University College London, he was also a Guggenheim Fellow at Yale University's School of Medicine and a Royal Society Research Fellow at the Physiology Laboratories of Cambridge University.
Cover Type: Paperback
Page Count: 244
Year Published: 2014