Award-winning sports journalist to speak at APM Conference
Posted by APM on 2nd Oct 2014
Award-winning sports journalist and columnist for The Times Matthew Syed will close the APM Project Management Conference 2015 sponsored by 20|20 Business Insight.
Matthew is an inspirational addition to the speaker line-up following last months announcement that award-winning writer and "Bad Science" columnist for The Guardian Dr Ben Goldacre will open the conference on 19th March.
Matthew is the perfect choice to tackle the conference theme of Myth Busting as he is the author of Bounce: The Myth of Talent and the Power of Practice. The international bestseller has been described as one of the most intelligent and thought-provoking books about sport ever written.
Now is the best time to book your place as APM is offering the biggest saving on delegate rates for the 2015 conference. You could save up to 194 if you take advantage of this offer before 23rd October 2014.
In addition to this discount; those who attend the event at Kings Place in London will also receive a copy of Matthews book: Bounce: The Myth of Talent and the Power of Practice worth 8.99.
In his book Matthew uncovers the hidden logic of success behind the careers of world-beaters from David Beckham and Serena Williams to Mozart and Picasso setting the super achievers apart from the rest, in any field not just in sport.
Along the way Matthew explains why some people thrive under pressure and others choke, and weighs the value of innate ability against that of practice, hard work and will.
He speaks from experience, as 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.
Matthew is currently a columnist and feature writer for The Times and has won numerous prizes for his writing including Sports Journalist of the Year at the British Press Awards and Sports Feature Writer of the Year at the Sports Journalist Association Awards.
In addition to writing, Matthew also commentates on sport for the BBC and Eurosport and is a regular contributor to radio and television.
Matthew is also one of the co-founders of TTK Greenhouse, a charity which empowers youngsters through sport and which currently supports more than 10,000 young people on 31 full-time school programmes.
The conference will uncover that project management in real life is rarely the same as project management in the text books. This has created great myths in our profession that cloud both our perception and decision making.