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The Art of Doing

How Superachievers Do What They Do and How They Do It So Well
Sweeney, Camille (Paperback - 2013)
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The Art of Doing
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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?" You'll be surprised by what you can learn from these original and refreshing takes on success.
Authors: Sweeney, Camille
Statement of Responsibility: Camille Sweeney and Josh Gosfield
Title: The art of doing
how superachievers do what they do and how they do it so well
Publisher: New York : Penguin Group, c2013
Characteristics: xlv, 272 p. ; 21 cm.
Notes: "A Plume book."
Summary: 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?" You'll be surprised by what you can learn from these original and refreshing takes on success.
Subject Headings: Success Case studies Success in business Case studies Achievement motivation Case studies Successful people Case studies Achievement Commerce Motivation
Topical Term: Success
Success in business
Achievement motivation
Successful people
Achievement
Commerce
Motivation
Additional Contributors: Gosfield, Josh
LCCN: 2012032177
ISBN: 9780452298170
0452298172
Branch Call Number: 650.1 S
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Dec 28, 2013
  • Harley747 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Great read! I really enjoyed the structure of reading about so many people who were successful in so many different aspects. It has something for everyone, even though some of the interviews didn't grab my complete attention they still had an excellent message behind them. Might have to buy this one sometime.

May 27, 2013
  • ksoles rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

What does it take to become a successful race car driver? How does one develop into a star major league ballplayer, a crossword puzzle creator or a best-selling author? In their new book “The Art of Doing,” Camille Sweeney and Josh Gosfield compile months of research and over 100 hours of conversations with "super-achievers." They explain that, despite having jobs with nothing in common, these super-achievers share ten qualities: dedication, intelligence in persistence, knowledge of their community, willingness to listen, strength in story-telling, desire to test theory, control of emotions, patience and an understanding of the need to evolve. Perhaps most importantly, super-achievers know that happiness and success coexist.

Obviously, the authors enjoyed conducting their research; every bubbly chapter contains a short bio followed by sound advice and trivia about the interviewee and his/her industry. The book has a light but informational tone and represents quirky, interesting industries. A perfect read for those days when you wonder what it would be like to have a different career.

Apr 22, 2013
  • EasyBakeVampire rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Wonderful, Informative, Interesting, and Entertaining.

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Dec 28, 2013
  • Harley747 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Harley747 thinks this title is suitable for 16 years and over

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