Talk: Radical Creativity

What does it take to be radically creative? What does being radically creative even mean? Come find out at our talk “Radical Creative” part of the Provocateur Series at Parsons Design Center Friday, 11/13.

radical-creativityWhat is radical creativity? Who is radically creative? How? And why? Find out tonight how Sir John Harington, Bob Dylan, Cindy Sherman and others come up with radically creative ideas, and how you can, too.

Friday Nov 13 at 6pm our talk on “Radical Creativity” at the “Provocateur Series” at the Parsons Design Center 66 5th Avenue at 13th street

 

How to Succeed at Failing: A SketchNote

When we interviewed superachievers for our book, we wanted to know how they had achieved their incredible success but in our conversations with them, something kept coming up that surprised us.

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When we interviewed superachievers for our book, we wanted to know how they had achieved their incredible success but in our conversations with them, something kept coming up that surprised us. As we dug into the chronologies of these people’s lives and careers, we found that even more than their triumphs, it was failure that actually shaped their stories of success. What is failure? What’s the science behind it? Is there an art to it? Why do some people collapse in the face of it while others actually profit from it?

It’s become our latest obsession. Continue reading “How to Succeed at Failing: A SketchNote”

Art of Doing Talk at SXSW ’14: “The Power of Failure” Monday, March 10 Austin TX

We’ll be speaking at SXSW Interactive Conference, Austin TX, March 10th

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What happened to Momofuku’s David Chang before he became a foodie god? What drove Zappos’ CEO Tony Hsieh to create one of the world’s greatest company cultures?

The high achievers we interviewed for our book failed more because they tried more. And because they tried more, they’ve been able to succeed at goals that they may have never imagined possible for themselves. In our talk at South by Southwest Interactive ’14 we’ll discuss some of the science and art of failure—everything from frivolous failures to 9/11—to find out how some people collapse in the face of failure while others use it as motivation.

Join us and/or spread the news. Follow us on Twitter to get reports from SXSW14. Continue reading “Art of Doing Talk at SXSW ’14: “The Power of Failure” Monday, March 10 Austin TX”

Interview With Us for Upcoming Talk at SXSW ’14

An Interview about our upcoming talk at South by Southwest, Austin, Texas, Monday, March 10 at 9:30 AM

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Preview: The Power Of Failure: The Hidden Side Of Success

by Jacob Ehrnstein

Everyone wants to be successful. We all have our different versions of success, financial, emotional, or physical. And we all have our role models for whom we identify what success is. We try and emulate them to achieve that success.

But what if you had the opportunity to meet your role model of success and they uttered these words to you “Fail More”?

Camille Sweeney and Josh Gosfield the authors of “The Art Of Doing: How Superachievers Do What They Do” will speak on the topic of failure at their panel “The Power of Failure: The Hidden Side of Success.” They’re experts on the topic of failure now, though, not because of failures of their own. After interviewing super successful people they discovered one common trait these successful people shared: their willingness to fail.

I spoke with Camille and Josh about their upcoming panel in March and some ways to take your failures and help them propel you to your next success. Continue reading “Interview With Us for Upcoming Talk at SXSW ’14”

The Art of Doing is Going Back to SXSW, March 2014

We all love to read books on success. We even wrote one, “The Art of Doing: How Superachievers Do What They Do and How They Do It So Well.” What we found about the successful people that we interviewed—superachievers in the arts, business, media and tech—is that they failed and failed often. And those failures were key to their success.

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You voted, we got in! Join us for our talk on “Failure: The Hidden Side of Success” at SXSW Interactive 2014 March 7th—11th Austin, TX

We all love to read books on success. We even wrote one. What we found about the successful people that we interviewed—superachievers in the arts, business, media and tech—is that they failed and failed often. And those failures were key to their success.

But embracing failure isn’t always easy.

From the fear of failure that stops you from even trying, to the collapse of will when you don’t achieve the immediate success you’d imagined, cognitive attitudes to failure can destroy your ability to pursue you goals. The good news? If, like highly successful people, you perceive your setbacks as opportunities for self-education and motivation instead of events that will permanently derail you, you may surprise yourself with how far you can go.

Read Forbes Story here about our Art of Doing book talk at SXSW ’13.

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Upcoming East Coast Events for The Art of Doing

Please join us for an upcoming Art of Doing Event.

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BOOK TALK:

Saturday, November 9 at 5 PM, Woodstock Public Library, Woodstock, NY

Join us in Woodstock, New York where we’ll be reading from and talking about our book The Art of Doing. 5 Library Lane, Woodstock, New York 12498. Details here.

BOOK TALK:

Sunday, November 17 at 6:30, The Shala, Union Square, NYC

Join us in downtown New York where we’ll be reading and talking about our book, The Art of Doing, and how to be more mindful of some of the strategies of superachievers at The Shala, 815 Broadway, NY, NY 10003

BOOK TALK:

Wednesday, December 4 at 6:30 PM Mid Manhattan Library, NYC

Join us for an illustrated talk on our book, The Art of Doing. at the Mid Manhattan Library. 455 5th Avenue, NY, NY 10016. Details here.

Buy “The Art of Doing” hereSignup for “The Art of Doing” free weekly e-newsletterFollow us on Twitter. Join “The Art of Doing” Facebook Community.  If you’ve read “The Art of Doing” please take a moment to leave a review here.

The Science of Success

On June 17th we had the great fortune to be invited to speak at The Science of Success Symposia at Harvard where scientists discussed who or what succeeds and why.

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Imagine over a dozen brilliant scientists who have been exploring concepts of success—from why some hashtags go viral to why certain types of leaders can save or destroy the organizations they lead—being brought together for one day to share their knowledge. Continue reading “The Science of Success”

Book Talk: The Art of Doing at SXSW, a Forbes Review

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Camille Sweeney (yes, in cowboy boots!) reads from “The Art of Doing” at SXSW Interactive on Sat March 9 Austin Convention Center Ballroom G
Forbes’s Meghan Casserly reports from SXSW: “Super-Achievers Call ‘Community’ The Real Secret Of Success”
South By Southwest has become something of a Mecca for super-achievers, or more accurately, would-be super-achievers hoping to change the world one idea at a time. So it was unsurprising to find an Austin ballroom packed with more than 300 conference attendees on a humid Saturday morning to hear Camille Sweeney, a co-author of the new book “The Art Of Doing” share her findings on the common qualities of more than 36 of the world’s highest achieving humans.

Continue reading “Book Talk: The Art of Doing at SXSW, a Forbes Review”

The Art of Doing at SXSW
Austin Convention Center on Sat March 9 at 10AM

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Come hear co-authors Camille Sweeney & Josh Gosfield in talks at SXSW 2013

We know that it takes hard work, talent 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 2013). We talked to Zappos CEO Tony Hsieh, actor Alec Baldwin, Freakonomics author Stephen Dubner, actress Laura Linney, rockers OK Go, startup king Bill Gross, wire walker Philippe Petit, business guru Guy Kawasaki and many more. We discovered that these superachievers, however diverse their goals, shared many fascinating qualities that contributed to their success.

At Camille’s book talk at SXSW she’ll discuss what you can learn from their strategies, principles and tips and how you can apply them to your own work and personal life. Join us after in the SXSW bookstore for a signing. And from 6:30 to 8 PM come to Happy Hour at Maggie Mae’s 323 E 6th St, Austin, TX.

Josh will speak, too, in a SXSW presentation on Creativity on Tues March 12 at 12:30. Follow Josh on Twitter: Here

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