So Good They Can't Ignore You So Good They Can't Ignore You

So Good They Can't Ignore You

    • 4.4 • 22 Ratings
    • £8.49
    • £8.49

Publisher 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 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 thsi 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.

GENRE
Business & Personal Finance
RELEASED
2016
1 December
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
304
Pages
PUBLISHER
Little, Brown Book Group
SIZE
1.2
MB

More Books Like This

The Leap The Leap
2009
One Person / Multiple Careers One Person / Multiple Careers
2012
Masters of Scale Masters of Scale
2021
The Education of Millionaires The Education of Millionaires
2011
The Entrepreneurial Instinct: How Everyone Has the Innate Ability to Start a Successful Small Business The Entrepreneurial Instinct: How Everyone Has the Innate Ability to Start a Successful Small Business
2012
Life Entrepreneurs Life Entrepreneurs
2011

More Books by Cal Newport

Deep Work Deep Work
2016
Digital Minimalism Digital Minimalism
2019
Slow Productivity Slow Productivity
2024
A World Without Email A World Without Email
2021
Hluboká práce Hluboká práce
2016
Minimalismo digital Minimalismo digital
2021

Customers Also Bought

Where Good Ideas Come From Where Good Ideas Come From
2010
Make Time Make Time
2018
Linchpin Linchpin
2010
The Dip The Dip
2011
The Unfair Advantage The Unfair Advantage
2020
Peak Peak
2016