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Invisibles : the power of anonymous work in an age of relentless self-promotion

Author: David Zweig
Publisher: New York : Portfolio/ Penguin, 2014.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"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.  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: David Zweig
ISBN: 9781591846345 159184634X
OCLC Number: 881385824
Description: 248 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: American swing --
Ambivalence to recognition --
Devotion to meticulousness --
Savoring responsibility --
Flow and the power of expertise with effort --
Fame, success, and the myth of self-promotion --
The singular vision and the art of collaboration --
Mastery of craft in service to a "front man" --
The balance of pride and humility --
When the invisible becomes visible --
The view of invisibles across cultures.
Responsibility: David Zweig.

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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  Read more...

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