Cory Leonard

Study Hacks » The Steve Martin Method: A Master Comedian’s Advice for Becoming Famous

In career on September 10, 2010 at 4:32 am

One of the great bloggers of our time, Cal Newport, explains “The Steve Martin Method” for becoming a superstar.

In Martin’s recent memoir, Born Standing Up, we gain unprecedented insight into this process. Indeed, Martin stated that one of his motivations for the book was to explicitly capture the how, not just the what. (As he mentioned in a December interview with Charlie Rose, he was frustrated with reading other entertainer biographies in which, all of the sudden, “the guy’s performing at the Copa, and you’re like: ‘how did that happen?”).

Even better, the insight Martin provides is applicable beyond just the entertainment industry. It covers most any field in which you might wish to make a name for yourself. In this post, I extract from this source material a simple system — which I call the Steve Martin Method — that captures the essence of Martin’s thoughts on making it big.

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