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So Good They Can't Ignore You

Why Skills Trump Passion in the Quest for Work You Love

Cal Newport

In an unorthodox approach, Georgetown University professor Cal Newport debunks the long-held belief that "follow your passion" is good advice, and sets out on a quest to discover the reality of how people end up loving their careers.Not only are pre-existing passions rare and have little to do with how most people end up loving their work, but a fo...
Publish Date
2012
September 18
Goodreads rating
4.11
ISBN
8601420220263
Recommendations
3
Recommendations
Oct 31, 2016
For people who are trying to figure out career decisions, there’s a very interesting one: “So Good They Can’t Ignore You.” That gives a valuable perspective on how to select a path for one’s career.     source
Oct 07, 2012
Shockingly smart thoughts about your career. A must-read for anyone who is not loving their work, wanting to quit their job, and follow their passion, or not sure what to do next. I'm recommending this many times a week to people who email me with these kinds of questions. Best book I've ever read on the subject. See https://commoncog.com/blog/so-good-they-cant-ignore-you/ for a better summary.     source
What you really want to do is to master something and to use your mastering of something as a way to get to your passion.     source