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Decoding greatness : how the best in the world reverse engineer success / Ron Friedman.

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  • 1 of 1 copy available at Homer Library.

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Record details

  • ISBN: 9781982135799
  • ISBN: 1982135794
  • Physical Description: xxiii, 262 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
  • Edition: First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Simon & Schuster, 2021.

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 207-246) and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
Introduction: a secret history from the Land of Innovation -- The mastery detectives -- Algorithmic thinking -- The curse of creativity -- The scoreboard principle -- How to take the risk out of risk taking -- Practicing in three dimensions -- How to talk to experts -- Conclusion: stumbling on greatness -- Acknowledgments -- Notes -- Index.
Summary, etc.:
"Drawing on the examples of top performers such as Agatha Christie, Andy Warhol, Barack Obama and Serena Williams, an award-winning psychologist discusses ways to examine their examples and develop the knowledge to develop new ideas."-- Provided by publisher.
For generations, we've been taught there are two ways to succeed" talent or practice. Friedman illuminates a powerful third path, one that has quietly launched icons in a wide range of fields, from artists, writers, and chefs, to athletes, inventors, and entrepreneurs: reverse engineering. To reverse engineer is to look beyond what is evident on the surface and find a hidden structure. Here Friedman reveals the staggering power of reverse engineering and teaches you how to harness this vital skill for yourself. -- adapted from jacket.
Subject: Success.
Self-actualization (Psychology)
Creative ability.
Reverse engineering.
Success in business.
Creative ability.
Reverse engineering.
Self-actualization (Psychology)
Genre: Success in business.
Self-help publications.
Self-help publications.