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The Resource So good they can't ignore you : why skills trump passion in the quest for work you love, Cal Newport

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

Label
So good they can't ignore you : why skills trump passion in the quest for work you love
Title
So good they can't ignore you
Title remainder
why skills trump passion in the quest for work you love
Statement of responsibility
Cal Newport
Title variation
  • So good they can not ignore you
  • So good they cannot ignore you
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
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
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Newport, Cal
Dewey number
650.1
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Vocational guidance
  • Personality and occupation
Label
So good they can't ignore you : why skills trump passion in the quest for work you love, Cal Newport
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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
Control code
948461
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xxi, 273 pages
Isbn
9781455509126
Lccn
2011045291
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781455509126
  • (OCoLC)760904847
Label
So good they can't ignore you : why skills trump passion in the quest for work you love, Cal Newport
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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
Control code
948461
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xxi, 273 pages
Isbn
9781455509126
Lccn
2011045291
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781455509126
  • (OCoLC)760904847

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