The Art of Doing: How Superachievers Do What They Do and How They Do It So Well

( 3 )

Overview

What really separates the best from the rest?

We all know that it takes hard work, dedication, and the occasional dose of luck for someone to make it to the top of their chosen field. Yet, we also suspect that it takes a little something more—but what?
The Art of Doing asks today’s most successful celebrities, businessmen, and iconoclastic ...

See more details below
Paperback
$12.80
BN.com price
(Save 20%)$16.00 List Price

Pick Up In Store

Reserve and pick up in 60 minutes at your local store

Other sellers (Paperback)
  • All (41) from $1.99   
  • New (18) from $1.99   
  • Used (23) from $1.99   
The Art of Doing: How Superachievers Do What They Do and How They Do It So Well

Available on NOOK devices and apps  
  • NOOK Devices
  • Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 NOOK 7.0
  • Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 NOOK 10.1
  • NOOK HD Tablet
  • NOOK HD+ Tablet
  • NOOK eReaders
  • NOOK Color
  • NOOK Tablet
  • Tablet/Phone
  • NOOK for Windows 8 Tablet
  • NOOK for iOS
  • NOOK for Android
  • NOOK Kids for iPad
  • PC/Mac
  • NOOK for Windows 8
  • NOOK for PC
  • NOOK for Mac
  • NOOK for Web

Want a NOOK? Explore Now

NOOK Book (eBook)
$12.99
BN.com price

Overview

What really separates the best from the rest?

We all know that it takes hard work, dedication, and the occasional dose of luck for someone to make it to the top of their chosen field. Yet, we also suspect that it takes a little something more—but what?
The Art of Doing asks today’s most successful celebrities, businessmen, and iconoclastic achievers, “How do you succeed at what you do?” Illuminating, surprising, and profoundly inspiring, interviewees include:

 
• 30 Rock Star Alec Baldwin
• Baseball Legend Yogi Berra

• Actor Laura Linney
• Zappos’ CEO Tony Hsieh
• Dog Whisperer Cesar Millan 
• Opera Diva Anna Netrebko
•  Indy Champ Helio Castroneves
• Foodie God David Chang
• High Wire Artist Philippe Petit
• Funk Master George Clinton
• Bestselling Writer Steven Dubner
• Tennis Icon Martina Navratilova
• Puzzle Master Will Shortz
• Style Guru Simon Doonan
• Indie Rock Band OKGo

• Jeopardy! Champ Ken Jennings
•  Business Guru Guy Kawasaki
• Photojournalist Lynsey Addario
• Blogger Mark Fraunfelder
• Alien Hunter Jill Tarter
•  Visionary Vintner Randall Grahm
• Startup King Bill Gross
• Activist Connie Rice
• Erotic Filmmaker Candida Royalle
• Tabloid Editor Barry Levine
• Country Musician Ray Benson
• Hostage Negotiator Gary Noesner
• Online Love Experts OKCupid
•  Inspiring Teacher Erin Gruwell
• Neuroscientist Richard Restak
•  Guru of Ganja Ed Rosenthal
• Master Hunter Chad Schearer
• Broadway Producer Marc Routh
• Reputation Fixer Mike Sitrick
• Ballpark Designer Joe Spear
• Circumnavigator Jessica Watson

 

Read More Show Less
  • The Art of Doing
    The Art of Doing  

Editorial Reviews

From Barnes & Noble

When Camille Sweeney embarked on her project to interview superachievers, she decided consciously or unconsciously not to simply roll out a roster of multi-billion-dollar business moguls. Instead, she enlisted interviewees in a dazzling range of pursuits; from actors to crossword puzzle creator to style guru to civil rights activist to foodie impresario to photojournalist to feminist porn director. She even interviewed Jessica Watson, the teenager who sailed solo around the world, and Hall of Famer Yogi Berra. The sum total of all this eccentric eclecticism is a delightful book that could brighten any boardroom. A trade paperback and NOOK Book original.

Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780452298170
  • Publisher: Penguin Group (USA)
  • Publication date: 1/29/2013
  • Pages: 320
  • Sales rank: 556,261
  • Product dimensions: 5.40 (w) x 8.04 (h) x 0.76 (d)

Meet the Author

 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.

Visit them at: TheArtOfDoing.com

Like them at: http://www.facebook.com/TheArtOfDoing

Follow them on Twitter: @artofdoingbook

Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Average Rating 4.5
( 3 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(2)

4 Star

(1)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously
Sort by: Showing all of 3 Customer Reviews
  • Anonymous

    Posted January 28, 2013

    The authors of the book are so acutely passionate about explorin

    The authors of the book are so acutely passionate about exploring the techniques, approaches, pursuits, obstacles, and ultimately keys to success that it ultimately feels as if it was penned by Superachievers. The in depth interviews and unique detailing of personal hardships and triumphs is utterly relatable and equally inspiring. I bought the book and it was such a page-turner that I finished it the day I bought it. Surprisingly though, I feel as if I could reread the book down the line and gain new insight. I was touched by Laura Linney's story and moved by Jessica Watson's bravery and inspired by mostly all the people that are outlined as Superachievers in the book. It is quite a unique story to tell, how Superachievers do what the do and do it so well. And I was immersed in the brilliance and talent that exploded from the pages. It is a MUST read for everyone! Whether you are a homemaker, a nine-to-fiver, or a fresh out of college living back at home with your parents young adult, you will find something in this book that speaks to you. 

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted July 1, 2013

    "The Art of Doing" is filled with inspirational storie

    "The Art of Doing" is filled with inspirational stories and advice for anyone who has struggled to find the keys to success. No matter your career or goal in life, this book will energize you to keep going. Each chapter reveals intimate stories about remarkable individuals' trials and achievements. The authors display the same hard work and perseverance as the people they interview in that they have tracked down such amazing individuals. When you are in the mood to laugh, check out Chapter 7 and read Alec Baldwin and Robert Carlock's advice for how to be funny on TV. When you need some motivation, read about how adolescent Jessica Watson sailed around the world [Chapter 31].  Get this book and keep it by your side, for you may need to review a chapter when you decide to open a great restaurant, win the Indy 500 or write a runaway bestseller. 

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted March 14, 2013

    No text was provided for this review.

Sort by: Showing all of 3 Customer Reviews

If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
Why is this product inappropriate?
Comments (optional)