Tag archives for passion

  1. Moist Robots

    Scott Adams has this really memorable term for how to think about people: moist robots.  Moist because — well, we’re wet and squishy.  Robots because there are certain predictable behaviors that we repeat.  In situations like A, most people do f(A).  In situation; in situations like B, most people will do f(B).  Sounds very robot-like…

  2. Passion is Not Linear

    Passion[1] is one of those interesting human phenomena where we too often confuse cause for effect.  The usual story about passion goes something like this: You have a passion. Either you have had it all your life (presumably since you were in the womb), or perhaps you had a life changing experience where you all…

  3. Luck or Passion?

    Preface: I wrote a post a while back titled: Lucky or Smart?  Along those same lines, I pose another question: Luck or Passion?  (hint: luck wins every time.) A very common piece of advice that keeps coming up, over and over again, is “follow your passion”[1].  While this advice is always well intentioned, and perhaps…

  4. Why you’re going to fail to have a great career

    “Passion is your greatest love.  Passion is the thing that will help you create the highest expression of your talent.  Passion; interest; it’s not the same thing!  Are you really going to go to your sweetie and say: ‘Marry me!  You’re interesting!’?” Larry Smith, TedxUW If you have never heard Larry Smith speak, then I…