Those Highly Competent Professionals That Shun the Spotlight: "The Invisibles"

Jun 30, 2014

Aired on Monday, June 30th.

What do an anesthesiologist, an air-traffic controller, a translator at the United Nations, and a musical technician for Radiohead have in common? On this edition of StudioTulsa, Rich speaks with author David Zweig, who has studied this very group of highly competent professionals --- individuals who specialize in meticulous work outside of the public's view, where mistakes could be catastrophic, and where efforts almost always tend to be unrecognized. The result is Zweig's book, "Invisibles: The Power of Anonymous Work in an Age of Relentless Self-Promotion." Zweig believes these professionals are some of the most productive and important workers in our economy, and he argues that the professionals themselves are satisfied and happy in being indispensable and largely anonymous.