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

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

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by Camille Sweeney
 

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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

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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

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
“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

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781101602812
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
01/29/2013
Sold by:
Penguin Group
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
320
Sales rank:
279,885
File size:
2 MB
Age Range:
18 Years

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Praise for The Art of Doing:

“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

"In their new book The Art of Doing, Josh Gosfield and Camille 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 Magazine

“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
  "There’s a lot of good advice in this book. ” —Smithsonian Magazine

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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The Art of Doing: How Superachievers Do What They Do and How They Do It So Well 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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. 
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
"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. 
Anonymous More than 1 year ago