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Matthew

Syed

Matthew Syed is one of the world’s most influential thinkers in the field of high performance and cultural change.

Matthew Syed is an author and highly acclaimed speaker in the field of high performance.

He has written six best-selling books on the subject of mindset and high performance – Bounce, Black Box Thinking, Rebel Ideas, The Greatest, and his celebrated children’s books, You Are Awesome and The You Are Awesome Journal – and has worked withmany leading organisations to build a mindset of continuous improvement.

He is also a multi-award-winning journalist for The Times and a regular contributor to television and radio.

In his previous career, Matthew was the England table tennis number one for almost a decade.

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In his most recent best seller – Rebel Ideas: The Power of Diverse Thinking - Matthew argues that individual intelligence is no longer enough to solve today’s complex problems; to truly succeed we must harness the power of & cognitive diversity.

Rebel Ideas uncovers the best-kept secrets of the world's most successful teams, bringing insights from psychology, anthropology and data science, whilst drawing on ...

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Testimonials

A wonderful speech delivered to 1000 senior executives. Matthew’s messages are powerful and thought-provoking – and they have become central to the strategy of our business.

- HR Director, Morrisons

Matthew Syed is a fabulous speaker with superb ideas. He challenges and inspires in equal measure.

- Chief Executive, Goldman Sachs International

Very good speaker – provocative and articulate.  It forced me to reflect on how I approach development within my team.  I have continued to think on this after the event which I think shows how impactful it was

- Director, Barclays

The best speech of its kind I have ever heard. It inspired, entertained and informed in equal measure.

- David Richardson, The Atlantic Group