What are the keys to success? What do successful people have in common? Scientists have studied the traits, beliefs, and practices of successful people in all walks of life, but their research most often winds up in stuffy academic journals to be read only by other scientists. Now, the bestselling author of the 100 Simple Secrets series has collected the most important data from over a thousand studies on success, and has spelled out the key findings in terms we can all understand. Working with people who have different opinions and approaches increases productivity an average of 14 percent People who speak slowly are 38 percent more likely to be perceived as well informed People who volunteer for community service are 25 percent more satisfied with their job 80 percent of CEOs say a healthy family life is crucial to a productive business lifeNiven, David is the author of '100 Simple Secrets of Successful People What Scientists Have Learned and How You Can Use It', published 2006 under ISBN 9780061157936 and ISBN 0061157937.