A great message for anyone in business. It is too easy to simply believe the conventional wisdom that is about there when it comes to enjoying your work. As this book highlights, joy comes from something more practical that just emotion, it also comes from something more rational than belief. Although not the easy solution to the question of career, this is a recommended read for anyone in business who is serious about doing something they can do and truely love
This was a great book that has a message that already resonates with me. It was interesting to see how the author deconstructed the "follow your passion" assertions and constructed the "so good they can't ignore you" path. Fortunately, I followed that path in my professional life (not by design but by default) and thinking back, I can see how it works reasonably well. Have given this book as a gift to my 3 teenagers (hope they read it) and one to share with many more out there.
I liked the layout. The book really helped in removing the nagging thought in the back of my head “what am I passionate about and how do I turn this into a career I would love”. Instead, it allowed me to do a self audit on what my strengths are and how I might leverage these skills to create the perfect career for myself.
This book together with Steve Blank's "Four Steps to Epiphany" provide an excellent set of building blocks with which to create a strong business strategy. The concept of building up my career capital and taking small bets combines well with the concept of "Get out of the Office".
For the longest time I had been told to follow my passion and this book provides the clarity I wish I had received years ago. Not only does it go against traditional wisdom when it comes to career planning but it provides an excellent alternative. Highly recommend this book for anyone looking at the greener grass.
This book confirmed for me why it is important to build skills in any field. Every student should read this before starting their work life. And everyone in the workforce should read it to gain a new perspective on why some people succeed and the rest of us don't. I am putting Cal's advice to practice (his guidelines make it easy to implement in any field) and I have told my children to read this book.