Harvard Health Books

The Winner's Brain

Jeff Brown MD

Ever wonder why some people seem blessed with success? In fact, everyone is capable of winning in life—you just need to develop the right brain for it.

In The Winner’s Brain, Drs. Jeffrey Brown and Mark J. Fenske use cutting-edge neuroscience to identify the secrets of those who succeed no matter what—and demonstrate how little it has to do with IQ or upbringing. Through simple everyday practices, Brown and Fenske explain how to unlock the brain’s hidden potential, using:

  • Balance: Make emotions work in your favor
  • Bounce: Create a failure-resistant brain
  • Opportunity Radar: Spot hot prospects previously hidden by problems
  • Focus Laser: Lock into what’s important
  • Effort Accelerator: Cultivate the drive to win

Along the way, meet dozens of interesting people who possess “win factors” (like the inventor of Whac-A-Mole™) and glean fascinating information (like why you should never take a test while wearing red). Compulsively readable, The Winner’s Brain will not only give you an edge, but also motivate you to pursue your biggest dreams.

Hardcover: 240 pages
Publisher: Da Capo Lifelong Books (March 30, 2010)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0738213608
ASIN: B004HEXSUO
Product Dimensions: 9.1 x 6 x 1 inches

Book Review

Book Review

May 29, 2010

'The Winner's Brain' by Jeff Brown and Mark Fenske with Liz Neporent

The Winner's Brain -- Jeff Brown -- 1/2

Jim Cantelon speaks with Jeff Brown about new and exciting discoveries about the human brain.
Jeff Brown
Harvard Psychologist & Author
Book: “The Winner’s Brain”
Facebook: The Winners Brain

Duration: 10:17

The Winner's Brain -- Jeff Brown -- 2/2

Jim Cantelon speaks with Jeff Brown about new and exciting discoveries about the human brain.
Jeff Brown
Harvard Psychologist & Author
Book: “The Winner’s Brain”
Facebook: The Winners Brain

Duration: 08:49

Jeff Brown The Winner's Brain April 3, 2010 with Joe Vigione on Visual Radio

The Winner’s Brain co-author Jeff Brown talks to Joe Viglione at Winchester Community Access and Media. WinCAM.

Duration: 29:55

Winners Brain Tip #1 SELF AWARENESS

If you want to have a Winner’s Brain, it helps to know yourself well.

Duration: 00:38

Winners Brain Tip 4- Resilience

Being able to bounce back from adversity is a huge factor in whether or not you succeed or fail. Those with an internal locus of control do better in life.

Duration: 00:56

Winners Brain Tip 5 Motivation

Motivation is about carrying an idea through from beginning to end. A lot of people have great ideas — few people have the wherewithall to make them happen.

Duration: 00:58

Boston Marathon Brain Strategies

Harvard Psychologist and author Dr. Jeff Brown is the lead psychologist for the Boston Marathon, The Chicago Marathon and is on Runner’s World magazine’s scientific advisory board. In this video he shares eight Brain Strategies for Marathon runners with a focus on getting a mental edge ahead of one of the toughest challenges a runner can take on. Learn more at www.drjeffbrown.com and continue the discussion on Twitter by following Dr. Brown at www.twitter.com/drjeffreybrown.

Duration: 06:15

Kids and CBT with Dr. Jeff Brown.mov

Dr. Jeff Brown explains CBT, or Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy. He discusses how CBT is useful and who it can help, along with the success it can achieve.

Duration: 03:26

Mark Fenske - The Winner's Brain (on RCI's - The Link)

Mark Fenske talks about The Winner’s Brain with Lynn Desjardins on Radio Canada International’s “The Link”, hosted by Marc Montgomery:

Duration: 08:11