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Dream Teams

Dream Teams

‘An adventure into the very human science of making breakthroughs together.’ – Charles Duhigg, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and author of The Power of Habit

The best groups are more than the sum of their parts – but why does teamwork so often fail to fulfill this promise?

Award-winning entrepreneur and journalist Shane Snow takes us on an extraordinary tour of the hidden science of team dynamics, revealing the counterintuitive reasons that some groups break out while far too many break down.

Examining history-making groups like the Wu Tang Clan and the Russian national hockey side alongside teams whose failures have had lasting impact, Snow reveals the answers, and what the rest of us can learn from the rare teams that do the impossible together. In this stimulating, pacey adventure through history, neuroscience, psychology, sports and business, Snow explores the secrets of the best teams the world has to offer.

You’ll discover:

– How ragtag teams – from soccer clubs to startups to gangs of pirates – beat the odds throughout history

– Why DaimlerChrysler flopped while the Wu-Tang Clan succeeded, and the surprising factor behind most failed mergers, marriages, and partnerships

– What the Wright Brothers’ daily arguments can teach us about group problem solving

– The true stories of pioneering women in law enforcement, unlikely civil rights collaborators, and underdog armies that did the incredible together

– The team players behind great social movements in history, and the science of becoming open-minded.

Provocative and entertaining, Dream Teams is a landmark work that will change the way we think about progress and collaboration.
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Genre: Economics, Finance, Business & Management

On Sale: 5th June 2018

Price: £13.99

ISBN-13: 9780349420950


Perfectly describes and prescribes the crucial traits of the ultimate teams
Shane Battier, NBA champion and head of analytics for the Miami Heat
Pirates, rappers, buddy cops AND changing the world?! Dream Teams isn't just a ton of fun; it's a force of nature - and an important message
Jane Chen, TED fellow and founder of Embrace Innovations
An adventure into the very human science of making breakthroughs together
Charles Duhigg, Pulitzer Prize–winning journalist and author of <i>The Power of Habit</i>
Pushes beyond business-book bromides. A great storyteller!
Anne-Marie Slaughter, president and CEO of New America
One of the easiest and most enjoyable business books - by a sharp-witted journalist and brilliant entrepreneur
Josh Golden, publisher and president of Ad Age
Challenging, vivid, and pragmatic
Keith Yamashita, founder of SYPartners
Kelly Leonard, executive director of The Second City
Not just a book that every leader should read. It's a message the world itself needs right now
Adam Braun, founder of Pencils of Promise and MissionU
A mesmerizing read for anyone looking to up-level their team building and leadership skills
Kathryn Minshew, CEO of The Muse
Unlocks the secret sauce to create the highest performing teams. I couldn't put it down
Dan Schawbel, <i>New York Times</i> bestselling author of <i>Now, Discover Your Strengths</i> and Fortune 500 consultant