So Good They Can't Ignore You - by Cal Newport | Derek SiversYou may read this summary in lieu of reading the actual book. Read more about book classifications here. The craftsman mindset is that you should focus on gaining rare and valuable skills, since this is what leads to good career outcomes. This summary is designed to completely replace the book, so you can read this post and skip reading the book entirely. If Jobs had truly followed his passion, he would have become a teacher in a zen monastery. Instead, the Apple founder had a number of stops and starts — including famously dropping out of Reed College, as well as travelling to India in search for enlightenment.
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So Good They Can't Ignore You
I love reading more than any other activity. More than working, being with people, being outside, writing, or TV. More than anything. My ideal day is waking up and reading books until I go to sleep. It always has been.
Shockingly smart thoughts about your career. A must-read for anyone who is not loving their work, wanting to quit their job, and follow their passion, or not sure what to do next. I'm recommending this many times a week to people who email me with these kinds of questions. Best book I've ever read on the subject. How do people end up loving what they do? The narratives in this book are bound by a common thread: the importance of ability. The things that make a great job great, I discovered, are rare and valuable.
And a recommendation. I like to think one of the keys to how an organization operates is how the people in that organization think about their work. What they do and importantly how they do it. That expresses itself in the product they make and the quality of the service they deliver. The question is: how do you get better? Specifically, how do you get better?
Touch Is Good, but Doesn’t Preclude Buttons
It has been this way since testing began. How do we know that a big part of the problem is how children are being taught? What have scientists figured out? First of all, while learning to talk is a natural process that occurs when children are surrounded by spoken language, learning to read is not. To become readers, kids need to learn how the words they know how to say connect to print on the page.