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So good they can't ignore you : why skills trump passion in the quest for work you love

Author: Cal Newport
Publisher: New York : Business Plus, 2012.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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In they eye-opening account, Cal New port debunks the long-held belief that "follow your passion" is good advice. After making his case against passion, Newport sets out on a quest to discover the reality of how people end up living what they do. Spending time with organic farmers, venture capitalists, screenwriters, freelance computer programmers, and other who admitted to deriving great satisfaction from their  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Cal Newport
ISBN: 9781455509126 1455509124 9781455528042 1455528048
OCLC Number: 760904847
Awards: Commended for Axiom Business Book Awards (Career) 2013
Description: xxi, 273 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: Rule #1. Don't follow your passion : The "passion" of Steve Jobs --
Passion is rare --
Passion is dangerous --
Rule #2. Be so good they can't ignore you (or the importance of skill) : The clarity of the craftsman --
The power of career capital --
The career capitalists --
Becoming a craftsman --
Rule #3. Turn down a promotion (or the importance of control : The dream-job elixir --
The first control trap --
The second control trap --
Avoiding the control traps --
Rule #4. Think small, act big (or, the importance of mission) : The meaningful life of Pardis Sabeti --
Missions require capital --
Missions require little bets --
Missions require marketing --
Conclusion --
Glossary --
Career profile summaries.
Other Titles: So good they can not ignore you
So good they cannot ignore you
Responsibility: Cal Newport.

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In they eye-opening account, Cal New port debunks the long-held belief that "follow your passion" is good advice. After making his case against passion, Newport sets out on a quest to discover the reality of how people end up living what they do. Spending time with organic farmers, venture capitalists, screenwriters, freelance computer programmers, and other who admitted to deriving great satisfaction from their work, Newport uncovers the strategies they used and the pitfalls they avoided in developing their compelling careers. Matching your job to a preexisting passion does not matter, he reveals. Passion comes after you put in the hard work to become excellent at something valuable, not before. This will change the way we think about our careers, happiness, and the crafting of a remarkable life.

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