Full Name
Matthew Syed
Job Title
Writer, Journalist and Broadcaster
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 Dare To Be You – and
has worked with many leading organisations to build a mindset of continuous improvement. He is also a
multi-award-winning journalist for The Times and The Sunday 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.
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 a dazzling range
of intriguing case-studies.
Matthew’s work explores a thought-provoking approach to high performance in the context of a complex and
fast-changing world. By understanding the intimate connection between mindset and high performance,
organisations can unlock untapped potential in individuals and teams, driving innovation and agility to secure
a future-proofed environment. A TEDx video of Matthew speaking about growth mindset can be viewed on
Matthew Syed