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The best career book I read in 2012

December 21st, 2012 · Comments

It is a book I read last week: So Good They Can’t Ignore You: Why Skills Trump Passion in the Quest for Work You Love.

Why do I pick this book? It goes against the conventional career advice of following your passion, which is crap in my opinion. If you’re starving, following your passion is not going to help you.

Passion is one of the the most over used terms in career planning and management. This book is written by Cal Newport, an MIT trained computer scientist. He debunks the long-held belief that “following your passion” is good advice.

This book is a quick read but it reveals a new paradigm/perspective on building a successful career. If you are having issues with your job or career, you should check out this book.

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