Link: Bad Career Advice: Do What You Love

A great post by Penelope Trunk about how the oft-quoted advice is not really plausible. 

“The pressure we feel to find a perfect career is insane. And, given that people are trying to find it before they are thirty, in order to avoid both a quarterlife crisis and a biological-clock crisis, the pressure is enough to push people over the edge. Which is why one of the highest risk times for depression in life is in one’s early twenties when people realize how totally impossible it is to simply “do what you love.” “

A great manifesto about how corporate executives need to develop their physical as well as mental capabilities. It’s right on the dot – to get peak performance you’ve got to work on the whole package, not just on the neck up.