Achatz and Keller: A Tale of Two Chefs

How did current Alinea chef Grant Achatz get a job working for Thomas Keller at French Laundry? He sent his résumé to the restaurant almost every day for a month until he finally landed a job there. The reason Keller gave in: “He had so much tenacity, much the same way I was persistent about my goals and what I wanted to do.” Impressive determination. Though please note: This technique not recommended if you want a job at 37signals.