Invisibles

Invisibles

The Power of Anonymous Work in An Age of Relentless Self-promotion

Book - 2014
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Penguin Putnam
An inspiring look at the hidden stars in every field who perform essential work without recognition

In a culture where so many strive for praise and glory, what kind of person finds the greatest reward in anonymous work? Expanding from his acclaimed Atlantic article, "What Do Fact-Checkers and Anesthesiologists Have in Common?" David Zweig explores what we can all learn from a modest group he calls "Invisibles." Their careers require expertise, skill, and dedication, yet they receive little or no public credit. And that's just fine with them.

Zweig met with a wide range of Invisibles to discover first hand what motivates them and how they define success and satisfaction. His fascinating subjects include:
* a virtuoso cinematographer for major films.
* the lead engineer on some of the world's tallest skyscrapers.
* a high-end perfume maker.
* an elite interpreter at the United Nations.

Despite the diversity of their careers, Zweig found that all Invisibles embody the same core traits. And he shows why the rest of us might be more fulfilled if we followed their example.

Random House, Inc.
An inspiring look at the hidden stars in every field who perform essential work without recognition In a culture where so many strive for praise and glory, what kind of person finds the greatest reward in anonymous work? Expanding from his acclaimed Atlantic article, "What Do Fact-Checkers and Anesthesiologists Have in Common?" David Zweig explores what we can all learn from a modest group he calls "Invisibles." Their careers require expertise, skill, and dedication, yet they receive little or no public credit. And that's just fine with them. Zweig met with a wide range of Invisibles to discover first hand what motivates them and how they define success and satisfaction. His fascinating subjects include: * a virtuoso cinematographer for major films. * the lead engineer on some of the world's tallest skyscrapers. * a high-end perfume maker. * an elite interpreter at the United Nations. Despite the diversity of their careers, Zweig found that all Invisibles embody the same core traits. And he shows why the rest of us might be more fulfilled if we followed their example. David Zweig has written for The Atlantic, The New York Times, and Slate, among other publications. He has presented his research about how media and technology affect self-perception at numerous universities and academic conferences. This is his first non-fiction book.

Baker & Taylor
Recognizes the essential contributions of behind-the-scenes workers to reveal what motivates them, how they define success, and their unknown but pivotal roles in high-profile innovations.

Baker
& Taylor

"An inspiring look at the hidden stars who perform essential work without recognition. Expanding from his acclaimed Atlantic article, "What Do Fact-Checkers and Anesthesiologists Have in Common?" David Zweig explores what we can all learn from a modest group he calls "Invisibles." Their careers require expertise, skill, and dedication, yet they receive little or no public credit. And that's just fine with them. Zweig met with a wide range of Invisibles to discover first hand what motivates them and how they define success and satisfaction. His fascinating subjects include... - a virtuoso cinematographer for major films. - the lead engineer on some of the world's tallest skyscrapers. - a high-end perfume maker. - an elite interpreter at the United Nations"--
A full-length reference based on the author's Atlantic article, "What Do Fact-Checkers and Anesthesiologists Have in Common?" recognizes the essential contributions of behind-the-scenes workers to reveal what motivates them, how they define success and their unknown but pivotal roles in high-profile innovations.

Publisher: New York, New York : Portfolio/Penguin, 2014
ISBN: 9781591846345
159184634X
Branch Call Number: 650.1 SWEIG
Characteristics: 248 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm

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