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Don’t follow your passion

CategoryMy Career
Published18.10.12
Updated30.06.20

Computer scientist and author Cal Newport has interviewed musicians, programmers, screenwriters and venture capitalists who love their work. His conclusion? “Follow your passion” is flawed advice.

In a new book Newport argues “pre-existing passions are rare, have little to do with how most people end up loving their work, and can lead to dangerous anxiety and job-hopping.” His alternative? Master a rare skill, and use it to craft a job you love.

To watch Cal Newport: Invest 30 minutes on CiTV.

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