One of the most entertaining and thought-provoking books of the year.
— Adam Grant, bestselling author of Give and Take


How do some startups go from zero to billions in mere months? How did Alexander the Great, YouTube tycoon Michelle Phan, and Tonight Show host Jimmy Fallon climb to the top in less time than it takes most of us to get a promotion? What do high-growth businesses, world-class heart surgeons, and underdog marketers do in common to beat the norm?

Smartcuts is a narrative adventure that shatters common wisdom about success. Brought to you by Wired and Fast Company writer and entrepreneur Shane Snow, it shows how innovators and icons do the incredible by working smarter—and how perhaps the rest of us can, too.