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Award-winning entrepreneur and journalist Shane Snow reveals the counterintuitive reasons why so many partnerships and groups break down--and why some break through.

The best teams are more than the sum of their parts, but why does collaboration so often fail to fulfill this promise? In Dream Teams, Snow takes us on an adventure through history, neuroscience, psychology, and business, exploring what separates groups that simply get by together from those that get better together.

You'll learn:
* How ragtag teams--from soccer clubs to startups to gangs of pirates--beat the odds throughout history.
* Why DaimlerChrysler flopped while the Wu-Tang Clan succeeded, and the surprising factor behind most failed mergers, marriages, and partnerships.
* What the Wright Brothers' daily arguments can teach us about group problem solving.
* Pioneering women in law enforcement, unlikely civil rights collaborators, and underdog armies that did the incredible together.
* The team players behind great social movements in history, and the science of becoming open-minded.

Provocative and entertaining, Dream Teams is a landmark work that will change the way we think about people, progress, and collaboration.



About the Author

Shane Snow

Shane Snow is an award-winning entrepreneur and journalist based in New York City. Originally from Idaho, he studied journalism at Columbia University.

Snow's writing has appeared in Wired Magazine, The New Yorker, Fast Company, Advertising Age, The Washington Post, and others. He has been named one of Details Magazine's "Digital Mavericks," one of Forbes's "30 Under 30 Media Innovators," a fellow of the Royal Society of the Arts, and a member of LinkedIn's exclusive Influencer program, where he blogs alongside Bill Gates, Richard Branson, and Martha Stewart.

Snow is currently the Chief Creative Officer of Contently, a technology company he co-founded in 2010 with the mission to create a better media world. And though he loves business and journalism and science, his real passion is good old fashioned New York pizza.



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