How does anyone get to the top of their field? We all know it takes hard work, dedication, and the occasional dose of luck, but what separates a wannabe from a winner?
The Art of Doing brings together an incredible cross-section of individuals who are the at the top of their respective fields, from actor Alec Baldwin to New York Times crossword puzzle editor Will Shortz, to and asks them each one question: how do you succeed at what you do? The advice that they share is illuminating, and occasionally surprising, providing their top ten strategies on how to achieve greatness in a variety of ways. From the practical ("How to Open a Restaurant and Stay in Business," by restaurateur David Chang) to the zany ("How to Live Life on the High Wire," by infamous World Trade Center tightrope walker Philippe Petit), each interview is a testament to the knowledge and experiences that these risk-taking, barrier-breaking individuals have used to achieve their own success. With its diverse perspectives and variety of opinions about how to be the best in any field, this book will shape readers' views of success and inspire them to carve out their own niche.
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Camille Sweeney is a journalist and a MacDowell Arts Colony Fellow. She writes fiction in her spare time.
Josh Gosfield, an award-winning illustrator and fine artist, was the art director at New York Magazine.
Sweeney and Gosfield both live in New York City.
“This is really a perfect book... with these inspirational interviews about how to follow your dream, keep your focus, don't take 'no' for an answer and keep your vision ahead of you ”—NBC Weekend Today
"Gosfield and Sweeney show how to go one step further and be a super achiever. They interviewed the masters—people who not only excelled in their field, but actually elevated it to an art form."—MSNBC
"Reading about those who have mastered their worlds is an entertaining way to eavesdrop on excellence, with the hope that some of it may rub off.”—The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
"The superachievers in this book divulge the fascinating secrets of their success. ”—Parade
“What [the authors] discovered is that talent is only the beginning.... It’s what you do with your talent that matters. And that's really a magical idea because it means success is up to you.”—Forbes
"The authors argue anybody can improve their work habits using some of the strategies detailed in what they call the “crash course in success” laid out in their book ”—Yahoo!'s The Daily Ticker
"A lot of good advice.”—Smithsonian
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Buchbeschreibung Plume Penguin US Jan 2013, 2013. Taschenbuch. Buchzustand: Neu. Neuware - What really separates the best from the rest 320 pp. Englisch. Artikel-Nr. 9780452298170