Invisibles: The Power of Anonymous Work in an Age of Relentless Self-Promotion

By David Zweig
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.

"A fascinating tour of the hidden landscapes on which human society actually operates. This will change the way you see the world and, hopefully, your place within it." -Douglas Rushkoff, bestselling author of "Present Shock" ""Invisibles" is a one-book cultural revolution, fighting the current cultural tide toward narcissistic self-promotion with the truth that real satisfaction is often silent." -Jean Twenge, bestselling co-author of "The Narcissism Epidemic " "Top Business Book to Read in 2014: "Invisibles "explains why some of the world's most talented, accomplished people choose to fly under the radar... It's a clarion call for work as a craft: for generously sharing knowledge without hogging credit and prizing meaningful work above public recognition. An excellent book." -Adam Grant, Wharton professor and bestselling author of "Give and Take" "The genius at the top doesn't make their team look good. It's a great team that makes the guy at the top look like a genius...and Invisibles proves it." -Simon Sinek, Optimist and bestselling author of "Start With Why" and "Leaders Eat Last"


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Publisher Portfolio
Publish date 06/09/2015
Pages 272
ISBN-13 9781591847908
ISBN-10 1591847907
Language English

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