Cal Newport of the Study Hacks blog shares if passions are serendipitously discovered or painstakingly constructed.
Episode 750: Are Passions Serendipitously Discovered or Painstakingly Constructed? by Cal Newport on How to do Great Work
Cal Newport is an Associate Professor of Computer Science at Georgetown University, who specializes in the theory of distributed algorithms. He previously earned his Ph.D. from MIT in 2009 and graduated from Dartmouth College in 2004.
In addition to studying the theoretical foundations of our digital age as a professor, Newport also writes about the impact of these technologies on the world of work.
His most recent book, Deep Work, argues that focus is the new I.Q. in the knowledge economy, and that individuals who cultivate their ability to concentrate without distraction will thrive.