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Cal Newport
Cal Newport is a professor at Georgetown University and a writer. His most recent book, SO GOOD THEY CAN’T IGNORE YOU, argues that “follow your passion” is bad advice.

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Why 'Follow Your Passion' Is Bizarre Advice

(196) Comments | Posted November 29, 2013 | 7:00 AM

Click here to watch the TEDTalk that inspired this post.

A couple years ago, I launched a simple experiment. I identified a large group of people, from a variety of different professional fields, who all self-reported to love what they do for a living. I then...

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