Why You Will Fail to Have a Great Career? [TED Talk]

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“Those trying to have good careers are going to fail, because, really, good jobs are now disappearing. There are great jobs and great careers, and then there are the high-workload, high-stress, bloodsucking, soul-destroying kinds of jobs, and practically nothing in-between.”

This evocative, funny TED talk with more than 4 million views (on just TED website) by Larry Smith, Professor of Economics, University of Waterloo, talks about various excuses we give to follow our interests, and not passion, and therefore “fail to create the highest expression of our talent”.

Larry advises his students on finding the careers they will truly love. He also advises startups, most notable being Research in Motion (RIM), maker of the BlackBerry, when it was a small company.

Watch it. It’s 15-minute long.

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