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So Good They Can't Ignore You
- Why Skills Trump Passion in the Quest for Work You Love
- Written by: Cal Newport
- Narrated by: Dave Mallow
- Length: 6 hrs and 28 mins
In this eye-opening account, Cal Newport debunks the long-held belief that "follow your passion" is good advice. Not only is the cliché flawed - preexisting passions are rare and have little to do with how most people end up loving their work - but it can also be dangerous, leading to anxiety and chronic job hopping. After making his case against passion, Newport sets out on a quest to discover the reality of how people end up loving what they do.
A different perspective on work/careers
- By Grenade on 2020-02-28
First book I’ve read/listened to in years!
The narrator was easy to listen to.
Great listen for a young professional looking for guidance on future career paths. Analytical thought process. Grateful Pat Lor recommended this book to my cohort while I was completing my mba.