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

LSE public lecture

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.


David Epstein | talks
Chair: Ed Smith | talks


Date and Time:

4 February 2014 at 6:30 pm


1 hour 30 minutes



Hong Kong Theatre
LSE Clement House
99 Aldwych

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Organised by:

London School of Economics & Political Science
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