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Publisher's Summary

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:

  • Zappos’ CEO Tony Hsieh
  • New York Times crossword puzzle editor Will Shortz
  • Style commentator Simon Doonan
  • Actor Alec Baldwin
  • Foodie god David Chang
  • And many, many more

©2013 Camille Sweeney and Josh Gosfield (P)2013 Gildan Media LLC

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Ok content, weird production

Some of the individual "takaways" (the top 10 lists by the subjects) are interesting and there's enough variety in the subjects. Unfortunately the narration quality is all over the place and each chapter concludes with lists of trivia that are obnoxious. It's not a bad book, but probably better browsed in a book store on paper, or bought if it comes on sale. Not worth a whole credit.

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  • Casey
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  • 04-24-15

chapter 2 pretty much sums it up

Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

There are insightful stories but I was a little thrown off by how much the 2nd chapter goes over the stories. I felt like I listened to it twice.

Would you recommend The Art of Doing to your friends? Why or why not?

If someone was looking for a good variety of mini bios and had the time, they might find it interesting.

Did The Art of Doing inspire you to do anything?

Yes

Any additional comments?

Probably better in print, so much information. I'd rather just read it and take notes