So Good They Can't Ignore You - Why Skills Trump Passion in the Quest for Work You Love
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So Good They Can't Ignore You - Why Skills Trump Passion in the Quest for Work You Love  (English, Paperback, Newport Cal)

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  • Language: English
  • Binding: Paperback
  • Publisher: Little, Brown & Company
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • ISBN: 9781455528042, 9781455528042
  • Pages: 304
Description
Cal Newport's clearly-written manifesto flies in the face of conventional wisdom by suggesting that it should be a person's talent and skill - and not necessarily their passion - that determines their career path. Newport, who graduated from Dartmouth College (Phi Beta Kappa) and recently earned a PhD. from MIT, contends that trying to find what drives us, instead of focusing on areas in which we naturally excel, is ultimately harmful and frustrating to job seekers. The title is a direct quote from comedian Steve Martin who, when once asked why he was successful in his career, immediately replied: "Be so good they can't ignore you" and that's the main basis for Newport's book. Skill and ability trump passion. Inspired by former Apple CEO Steve Jobs' famous Stanford University commencement speech in which Jobs urges idealistic grads to chase their dreams, Newport takes issue with that advice, claiming that not only is this advice Pollyannish but that Jobs himself never followed his own advice.From there, Newport presents compelling scientific and contemporary case study evidence that the key to one's career success is to find out what you do well, where you have built up your "career capital," and then to put all of your efforts into that direction.
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Book Details
Imprint
  • Grand Central Publishing
Publication Year
  • January
Dimensions
Width
  • 21 mm
Height
  • 207 mm
Length
  • 137 mm
Weight
  • 302 gr
Ratings & Reviews
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5

its really "SO GOOD"

frankly and honestly, this is the BEST SELF HELP BOOK I have read so far...
what makes it worth is its realistic approach towards 'earning a ob that you love'. this book debunks the much celebrated "Follow Your Passion" advice with facts, and presents a really practicable way to find the work you love...
So simple language; very very strong concepts...
If you are in search for 'a right job', definitely you should read this book. After reading this book, I am pretty sure, you will rewrite you...
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Habeeb K

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Nov, 2012

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5

Great work of cal newport

Its just an awesome book
Great fan of cal newport
Must read for every person related to academics and learning
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abinash roy

Jul, 2016

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5

Classy product

You should own this one
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Mohammad Ismail khalid

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Aug, 2017

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5

must read career advice book

it clarifies the mystery around the "follow your innate passion". must read for all the people who are drunk with cool aid " follow your passion/quit your job".

like or not like it, it has some very researched topics on these items one cannot ignore. but book is bit expensive.
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Vinay

Aug, 2013

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