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The Sports Gene: talent, practice and the truth about success


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Speaker(s): David Epstein
Chair: Ed Smith

Recorded on 4 February 2014 in Hong Kong Theatre, Clement House.

In his ground-breaking exploration of athletic success, The Sports Gene, award-winning writer David Epstein get to the heart of the great nature vs nurture debate, and explodes myths about how and why humans excel. Join him for a thought provoking examination of the truth behind talent and success.

David Epstein (@DavidEpstein) is an award-winning senior writer for Sports Illustrated, where he covers sports science, medicine and Olympic sports.

Ed Smith (@EdSmithWriter) is a journalist and author, most recently of Luck: What It Means and Why It Matters. He is a former professional cricketer and played for both Middlesex and England.

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