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Do what you love and the money will follow' sounds like great advice-until it's time to get a job and disillusionment quickly sets in. Cal Newport ably demonstrates how the quest for 'passion' can corrode job satisfaction. If all he accomplished with this book was to turn conventional wisdom on its head, that would be interesting enough. But he goes further-offering advice and examples that will help you bypass the disillusionment and get right to work building skills that matter.

-- "Daniel H. Pink, #1 New York Times bestselling author"

Stop worrying about what you feel like doing (and what the world owes you) and instead, start creating something meaningful and then give it to the world. Cal really delivers with this one.

-- "Seth Godin, New York Times bestselling author"

Lively and engaging...[with] real-life examples of individuals...This refreshing view encourages readers to make reasonable choices, buckle down and put in the time, and through trial and error hone their 'career capital.' Written in an optimistic and accessible tone, with clear logic and no-nonsense advice, this work is useful reading for anyone new to the job market and striving to find a path or for those who have been struggling to find meaning in their current careers.

-- "Publishers Weekly"

This book changed my mind. It has moved me from 'find your passion, so that you can be useful' to 'be useful so that you can find your passion.' That is a big flip, but it's more honest, and that is why I am giving each of my three young adult children a copy of this unorthodox guide.

-- "Kevin Kelly, senior maverick, Wired magazine"

About the Author

Cal Newport, PhD, is a writer and an assistant professor of computer science at Georgetown University. He also runs the popular website Study Hacks: Decoding Patterns of Success.

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  • File Size: 1460 KB
  • Print Length: 267 pages
  • Publisher: Grand Central Publishing (September 18, 2012)
  • Publication Date: September 18, 2012
  • Sold by: Hachette Book Group
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0076DDBJ6
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #12,772 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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