I love books that make me think differently about things I've heard my whole life. like you have to find your passion and then find a job that matches your passion. this book shows how that is not true.
the most important thing you can do is gain career capital. work on skills that make your current job more fulfilling. I like this concept, I have some goals to work on now.
Interesting take on the "craftsman mindset" versus the flawed "passion mindset," an idea supported by work from Daniel Pink, Malcolm Gladwell, and many others. It is absolutely true that business (and some consultants) often go in the exact-opposite direction shown by decades of strong research.
I recommend this book for entrepreneurs and lifestyle designers.
Good stories but nothing that stroked me or inspired. I already forgot most of the content.
Give listener points to remember. One, two, three
ZEN. LDS. GTD. FTW.
The book title is a little misleading. It should have been called "Triangulate" or "You're not there yet".
The book isn't really about becoming really good at something. It's about finding work in life that is satisfying and remarkable, and that is done by working at things that interest you until you land that dream job. Cal claims he debunks the idea to 'follow your passion', but in my mind he fails to because all of the people mentioned in the book followed their interests and passions and tried various things to get to their life's work or calling in life.
The perfect voice for this book and his reading was flawless.
Not for me. After listening to it I felt I didn't learn a single thing. But then again, I'm 42 and likely not his target audience.
The advice to 'follow your passion' has not been debunked by Cal's book, rather, he just injected more realism and substance to it.
I believe this is one of those "work hard" and you'll love what you do! I don't agree with the don't follow your passion advice. This book is written on the authors experience and tries to adjust everything on this. Real disappointment.
I find that with audio books some of the books points often get lost when you listen over a period of time, where you could have flipped through a physical book. This book does a great job recapping the points and summarizing at the end with real self-examples of the application of the lessons.
Also greatly enjoy and agree with the topic on building career capital to make the job you love instead of pursing a passion with often fruitless results.
As a person close to graduating from college this book gave me some useful insights to improving how I look at work.
I would recommend this book to every student looking to embrace the job market