Black Box Thinking – Matthew Syed

Saturday 8th October,10.50am – 11.30am

Session Details

Whether developing a new product, honing a core skill or just trying to get a critical decision right, Black Box Thinkers aren’t afraid to face up to mistakes. In fact, they see failure as the very best way to learn. Rather than denying their mistakes, blaming others or attempting to spin their way out of trouble, these institutions and individuals interrogate errors as part of their future strategy for success.

How many of us, hand on heart, can say that we have such a healthy relationship with failure?

Matthew Syed

Matthew Syed is married and a father to two young children (Evie and Teddy), and a trustee of Greenhouse Sports, a charity that empowers young people from disadvantaged communities through sport. He is also a columnist for The Times, the author of two acclaimed books – Bounce and Black Box Thinking – and a former international table tennis champion.