A Quote by Thomas J. "Tom" Peters on passion, work, fun, and business

Oh Lord, there it is again. The question;" What kind of business should I start?" Incidentially, it has a twin that also sets me off: "What should I specialize in during the second year of my MBA studies?"

Sorry, but those are two of the most profoundly upsetting questions anyone can ask -- upsetting because the answer should be obvious: Do what turns you on, not what the statistics say is best.

Business, life itself, is damned hard work if you wanna be good at it. Actually, that's precisely wrong. Business ceases to be work when you're chasing a dream that has engorged you. ("Work should be more fun than fun" -- Noel Coward.) And if the passion isn't there. then biotech and plumbing will be equal drags.

Tom Peters (1942 -)

Source: The Pursuit of Wow!, Pages: 22

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