Overview and Details
Would you like to learn about different ideas, topics, thoughts, opinions and perspectives? If so, the non-fiction book club is for you. Once a month, we will meet to discuss one book for one hour. Most of the books will be available as audiobooks so you can easily listen to them on the way to work.
You don’t necessarily have to have read the book - it’s more important that you’re open to discussing the key ideas in it. Also, I will create some slides of the core ideas and put them on the screen.
During the conversations, we will answer the questions “what did you like/dislike?”, “what was your key take-away?“ and “how do you think this will influence your actions?“ We will be open to any and all opinions and give everyone a chance to speak (if they would like to). Afterwards, anyone who wishes can go for a coffee, beer or soft drink, but there are no obligations.
When: First Thursday of every month, 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Where: 20 Office Suites, Harcourt Street, Dublin 2
Who: All are welcome but please register
Free of charge.
“In this eye-opening account, Cal Newport debunks the long-held belief that "follow your passion" is good advice. Not only is the cliché flawed-preexisting passions are rare and have little to do with how most people end up loving their work-but it can also be dangerous, leading to anxiety and chronic job hopping.
After making his case against passion, Newport sets out on a quest to discover the reality of how people end up loving what they do. Spending time with organic farmers, venture capitalists, screenwriters, freelance computer programmers, and others who admitted to deriving great satisfaction from their work, Newport uncovers the strategies they used and the pitfalls they avoided in developing their compelling careers.