A pair of authors interviews a diverse bunch of super high achievers, uncovering a handful of surprising strategies the rest of us can use to accomplish more.
Walking a high wire strung between the Twin Towers, starring in a megahit sitcom, building one of the world’s most chattered about businesses or circumnavigating the globe in a small sailboat—these diverse accomplishments may seem like they have nothing in common except the magnitude of their awesomeness, but according to authors Camille Sweeney and Josh Gosfield all these achievements share one similarity. What is it?
All were accomplished by superachievers.
That’s the term Sweeney and Gosfield use for those folks who manage almost superhuman-seeming levels of success in their new book The Art of Doing: How Superachievers Do What They Do and How They Do It So Well. And according to this pair of co-authors, there are strategies that all these superachievers employ that us mere mortals can also use to become more successful.
Interviewing a diverse group of folks at the top of their fields from actor Alec Baldwin and Zappos CEO Tony Hsieh, to “guru of ganja” Ed Rosenthal and David Chang, the award-winning chef behind Momofuku, the co-authors uncovered a handful of principles that unite this incredibly eclectic bunch.
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