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Mike Zimmerman

Contributing editor Mike Zimmerman has written more than 50 celebrity cover profiles, many for Success, including Robert Downey, Jr, Anthony Hopkins, and Scarlett Johanssen. He's authored or co-authored nearly 30 books. The best advice he's heard from a successful person? "Take your work seriously. Don't take yourself seriously." --Denzel Washington

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Sarah Marshall actress has learned success in work and philanthropy means getting uncomfortable.
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