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So Good They Can't Ignore You Why Skills Trump Passion in the Quest for Work You Love

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ISBN-10: 1455509124

ISBN-13: 9781455509126

Edition: 2012

Authors: Cal Newport

List price: $26.00
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Description:

In this extraordinary eye-opening account, Georgetown University professor Dr. Calvin Newport debunks the long-held traditonal notion that "following your passion" is good career advice.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…    
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Book details

List price: $26.00
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
Publication date: 9/18/2012
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 304
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.75" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.144
Language: English