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So Good They Can’t Ignore You

By Cal Newport

Length: 304 pages

Rating: 7/10

First Published: 2012

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Last read: 2020

Provides a great framework to think about your career. The premise is that blindly following your passion without acquiring “career capital” first is a bad idea.

The book is too long with too much detail. For example, when interviewing a musician, I don’t care what their house looks like, or how long it took to drive there. I just want the interview.

The “chapter summaries” were better than the chapters themselves, which adds to the frustration that all the details were, indeed, useless.