Table of Contents
      Introduction/Parachutists and Ballroom Dancersp. 3
      The Competition Machinep. 22
      What Goes Down When the Stakes Go Upp. 42
      How the Worriers Can Beat the Warriorsp. 63
      Even Odds: Why Women Need Them and Men Don'tp. 84
      The Utter Importance of Pillow Fightsp. 105
      The Difference between Winning and Not Losingp. 129
      How One Night of Blackjack Sped Up the World Economyp. 149
      The 'Roid Rage of Chessp. 172
      The Hierarchy of Teamsp. 193
      Michelangelo Had an Agentp. 210
      How the Black Sox Cleaned Up Wall Streetp. 230
   Selected Sources and Referencesp. 241
   Acknowledgmentsp. 321
   Indexp. 325