1 online resource (xxi, 273 pages)
Includes bibliographical references and index.
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.
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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So good they can not ignore you
So good they cannot ignore you
Print version: Newport, Cal. So good they can't ignore you. 1st ed. New York : Business Plus, 2012 9781455509126 (DLC) 2011045291 (OCoLC)760904847
9781455509942 (electronic bk.)
1455509949 (electronic bk.)
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