Year One is a series of mini-biographies on the attributes of wildly successful people.

We reverse-engineer the careers of accomplished athletes, artists and leaders to an early point in their lives. Each story aims to illustrate the value of a particular ritual, routine or mindset which continues to influence their success.

Across these stories we’ll discover patterns and ultimately arrive at a formula for succeeding in this time of great change and uncertainty.

Whether you’re starting a new project, new career or new chapter in life, the stories in Year One will inspire you to enhance your own narratives of success.

Start strong.