Po Bronson & Ashley Merryman, Coauthors, Top Dog: The Science Of Winning And Losing, share the truth about competition.
Po Bronson gained renown as a wickedly trenchant chronicler of the 1990s dotcom frenzy. A former bond salesman, he covered Silicon Valley as a features writer for WIRED and parlayed his experiences into the comic novel The First $20 Million Is Always the Hardest (1997)—later made into a movie—and the nonfiction best seller The Nudist on the Late Shift (1999). His next book, What Should I Do With My Life? (2003), hit number one on the New York Times best seller list. In 2006, Bronson began collaborating with Ashley Merryman on a series of award-winning magazine articles, reporting on recent science that overturned conventional ideas on parenting and education. Their subsequent book, NurtureShock: New Thinking About Children (2009), was on the Times best seller list for six months. Their new book, Top Dog: The Science of Winning and Losing (2013), examines the role of competition in our lives.
Coauthor, Top Dog: The Science of Winning and Losing
Ashley Merryman is an award-winning journalist and former speechwriter in the Clinton administration. In 2006 she began collaborating with Po Bronson, using science to develop a fuller picture of our lives as individuals and in society. They have written for Time, Newsweek, New York, and other leading publications, and their acclaimed book on the science of child development, NurtureShock: New Thinking About Children (2009), was on the New York Times best seller list for six months. Their new book, Top Dog: The Science of Winning and Losing, looks at how competition affects every aspect of our lives, from work to play. They have won nine national awards, including the PEN Literary Award for Journalism, the Mensa Press Award, the AAAS Science Journalism Award, and two Clarion awards.
Po Bronson, journalist and author of Top Dog: The Science of Winning and Losing, reveals the true story of the creation of Linux. Bronson declares that Linux is more a product of "winner-take-all" competition than pure collaboration.