"Learn from the mistakes of others. You can’t live long enough to make them all yourself."

Matthew Syed is a columnist for The Times, an acclaimed author and a former Olympian. He competed and was the English number one table tennis player for many years. Syed is a three-time men's singles champion at the Commonwealth Table Tennis Championships, and also competed for Great Britain in two Olympic Games.

During his sporting career, Syed entered journalism, and later became a writer. He has worked for The Times newspaper since 1999, and has published seven books: Bounce in 2010, Black Box Thinking in 2015, The Greatest in 2017, You Are Awesome in 2018, Rebel Ideas: The Power of Diverse Thinking in 2019,  Dare to be You in 2020, and What Do YOU Think? in 2022.

"Will change the way you think about success and even about life" —  Judy Murray

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