By Jessica Pawlarczyk
What is Cal Newport’s number one piece of career advice for Kellogg students?
“Don’t follow your passion; get good at a skill instead.”
According to Newport, the award-winning author of So Good They Can’t Ignore You and Deep Work: Rules for Focused Success in a Distracted World, “follow your passion” is one of the most prevalent, yet misguided pieces of career advice.
“It actually sets you up for failure,” he said.
Newport shared plenty of unconventional, eye-opening career and productivity advice with Kellogg students last month during an e-chat hosted by the High Tech Club and eClub.