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Author & Illustrator Academy: Growth Mindset

Author & Illustrator Academy: Growth Mindset

Growth Mindset

Discover how to develop confidence and overcome setbacks with Matthew Syed. From table tennis to writing, Matthew shares how he develops skills with a growth mindset and resilience.

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Matthew Syed

Matthew Syed is one of the world’s most influential thinkers in the science of high performance, talent, resilience, the power of practice and learning from failure. The bestselling author of Bounce and Black Box Thinking, Matthew is a journalist and broadcaster, British table tennis champion and two-time Olympian. He’s an award-winning sports columnist for The Times. Matthew lives in London with his wife and two children.


Twitter: @matthewsyed

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You Are Awesome

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Illustrator Toby Triumph brings the text to life with his lively and quirky illustrations. Toby has worked on campaigns for Coca-Cola and Manchester United.

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