THE ART OF DOING
How Superachievers Do What They Do and How They Do It So Well
We know that it takes hard work and the occasional dose of luck for someone to make it to the top of their chosen field, but is that all? To find out we asked dozens of extraordinary people including celebrities, businessmen, artists and iconoclastic achievers, "How do you do what you do?" The result is our book "The Art of Doing: How Superachievers Do What They Do and How They Do It So Well" (Plume/Penguin Jan 2013).
We talked to Zappos CEO Tony Hsieh, actor Alec Baldwin, author of Freakonomics Stephen Dubner, actress Laura Linney, rockers OK Go, startup king Bill Gross, highwire walker Philippe Petit, business guru Guy Kawasaki, foodie god David Chang and many more. We discovered that however diverse their goals, these superachievers shared many fascinating qualities that contributed to their success. We'll discuss some of the strategies, principles and tips that we learned from them that anyone can incorporate into his or her own work and personal life.