The Art of Doing: How Superachievers Do What They Do and How They Do It So Well [NOOK Book]

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

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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

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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.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781101602812
  • Publisher: Penguin Group (USA)
  • Publication date: 1/29/2013
  • Sold by: Penguin Group
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 320
  • Sales rank: 314,792
  • File size: 2 MB

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.

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Follow them on Twitter: @artofdoingbook

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  • 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. 

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  • 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. 

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    Posted March 14, 2013

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