How “Jiro Dreams of Sushi” Teaches us to be Great Writers

December 11, 2012

If you haven’t seen the documentary, Jiro Dreams of Sushi, get on your Netflix account and add it to your Instant Queue. The film follows Jiro, the oldest chef to earn three Michelin stars, and the owner of the best sushi restaurant in Japan. Jiro has been developing his craft over a lifetime, dedicating his life to curating excellent sushi. Here we take a look at how a master discussing one craft, offers sage advice for those pursuing greatness in another.

(In order to be great, you must study greatness.)

And of course… smile.


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