I just finished reading So Good They Can’t Ignore You, by Cal Newport. He also writes the extremely interesting Study Hacks blog. I really recommend both of these to anyone who is thinking about how to improve themselves or take their work to a new level.
In the book Cal trashes the ‘follow your passion’ school of career advice, introduces the idea of career capital, and offers examples of how to obtain control, find a mission, and enjoy your work. It’s extremely readable -I finished the book in just under 24 hours, even with breaks to sleep, take notes, attend an international conference in Osaka, and hobble around trying to find lunch 🙂
This joins Millionaire Teacher on my short list of books to re-read regularly in order to get back on track. Even if you’re not in the market for books at the moment, definitely check out his blog and let me know what you think in the comments below.