Posts tagged Adam Grant
Why You Shouldn’t Follow Your Passion

We’ve heard it so many times, it’s become a cliché: follow your passion. Commencement speakers tell graduates it’s the golden rule for happiness and nearly every building I walk through, someone has the words thumb-tacked to a spongy cubical wall for inspiration. Since we’re all familiar with the expression, tell me, what is passion and why should you follow it?

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Six Ways to Find Clarity in Conflicting Information

The early bird gets the worm. Good advice, unless you’re the worm. And if you are the worm, you might be following very different advice: “haste makes waste” or “all good things come to those who wait.”

We have a lot of these sayings. Often, I find myself in situations where saying them sounds natural.

You should dress appropriately for the job you’re doing, after all, the clothes make the man. Then again, you can’t always judge a book by it’s cover.

Look at the world! The corruption! The poverty! No wonder, money is the root of all evil. Then again, you’ve got to have money to survive. After all, money makes the world go ‘round.

Working as a team, we will knock this out in no time. You know what they say: Many hands make light work. On second thought, let’s work on some of this individually and check back tomorrow morning. You know what they say: Too many cooks spoil the soup.

At first, I was a little skeptical about working together, but now I’m really happy we are. It’s true, opposites attract. Different day, different person: This project is coming along great, I’m happy we see eye to eye on so many things, birds of a feather flock together.

Scratching your head? Me too.

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