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Matthew Syed

Journalist, Writer, & Broadcaster

  • Recipient of numerous awards for his work at The Times, including “Sports Journalist of the Year” by the British Press Awards
  • Draws on anecdotes—from competing in the Olympics to creating diagnostic tools for companies—to help audiences understand the importance of learning from mistakes
  • Seamless intertwining of sports and business lessons helps audiences create a mindset of continuous improvement

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Change ManagementBusiness StrategyTeamworkCorporate CultureAthletes & CommentatorsMediaAuthors

Matthew Syed is one of the world’s most influential thinkers in the field of high performance and cultural change. He has worked with some of the world’s leading organisations to build a mindset of continuous improvement.

Matthew is the author of two best-selling books, including Bounce and Black Box Thinkinghaving released his latest book, The Greatest. He is a multiple award-winning journalist for The Times and a highly-acclaimed keynote speaker, regularly contributing to radio and television.

Matthew explores a thought provoking approach to high performance in the context of a complex and fast-changing world. He draws on a vast array of case studies and real-world examples across sport, business, education, and politics. Matthew looks at the inside story of how success really happensand how we cannot grow unless we are prepared to learn from our mistakes.

Before becoming a writer, journalist, and broadcaster, Matthew was the England table tennis number one for almost a decade, three-times Commonwealth Champion, and twice competed for Great Britain in the Olympic Games in Barcelona in 1992 and Sydney in 2000).

Matthew has designed a digital diagnostic tool, a digital learning platform and a cutting-edge thought leadership programme which is proving to be a catalyst for real and lasting change within business and the public sector. This programme is delivered either online or by Matthew Syed’s consultancy team.

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