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Visionary Leader, Extraordinary Life

Visionary Leader, Extraordinary Life

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August 12th 2013:Special Encore Presentation: Follow Your Passion? Maybe Not. A Fresh Take on Finding Your Path with Scientist, Author and Blogger Cal Newport

“Follow your passion!” sounds like great advice – until its time to get a job and disillusionment sets in. Cal Newport teaches computer science at Georgetown University and also writes Study Hacks, a blog on decoding "patterns of success" that attracts over 100,000 visitors a month. In both his blog and new book, So Good They Can’t Ignore You, Newport asks why some people create successful, enjoyable and meaningful lives while so many others do not. A self-described geek, he is not interested in simplistic slogans (“Follow your passion!”), or conventional wisdom (“Successful students are all j

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Cal Newport

Cal Newport received his PhD in computer science from MIT and is currently on the faculty at Georgetown University. He writes the popular advice blog Study Hacks and has been featured in many print publications, including the New York Times and Wall Street Journal, television networks and radio stations. Cal is the author of three advice books for students in addition to So Good They Can't Ignore You. He lives in Washington, DC.
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