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Cycle for Survival Recap

Filed under: ambition, Attitude, company culture, Passion, What Inspires Me

On Friday, February 8th, the Creative & Marketing division of Solomon Page participated in Cycle for Survival at Equinox Rockefeller Center. Over 15 of our employees cycled in effort to fundraise for cancer research at Memorial Sloan Kettering. We are grateful to be a part of a great cause and encourage our community to get involved.

For more information on how to get involved, visit: Cycle for Survival.

Why ‘Follow Your Passion’ Is Bad Career Advice

Filed under: Best Advice, Passion, Your Career

Self-help books and career-building workshops love to peddle one secret to a successful career: Follow your passion. Ever since Confucius proclaimed, “Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life,” chasing one’s passion has been frequently served up as a quick fix for career happiness.

“Following your bliss” may be perfectly good (if a little hackneyed) advice, but when it comes to building sustainable success in your career, the answer might not be that obvious, according to Monique Valcour, a professor of management at EDHEC Business School in France, who has spent 15 years researching careers.

“The ‘follow your passion’ self-help industry tends to under-emphasize this key point: all of the self-awareness in the world is of little use if you can’t pitch your passion to a buyer,” Valcour wrote in a recent Harvard Business Review blog. “A sustainable career is built upon the ability to show that you can fill a need that someone is willing to pay for.”

So what would a sustainable career even look like? Click the link to read more at Huff Post >>