The wizard asked me to publish this note in the
rabbit hole as a sort of PS to today’s Monday Morning Memo:
“I’ve known my publisher, Ray Bard, since 1997.
I’ve subjected him to my little rant about passion a few too many times, I’m sure, but Ray always smiles and nods because, well, that’s what friends do.”
“Last week Ray sent me a link
to an Oct. 12 Wall Street Journal story by ‘Dilbert’
cartoonist Scott Adams. Evidently, Scott shares my opinion.
‘When I was a commercial loan officer for a large bank, my boss taught us that you should never make a loan to someone who is following his passion. For example, you don’t want to give money to a sports enthusiast who is starting a sports store to pursue his passion for all things sporty. That guy is a bad bet, passion and all. He’s in business for the wrong reason.'”
“Dilbert” creator Scott Adams talks to Wall Street Journal editor
Gary Rosen about how why following your passion is asking for trouble.
Photo: Scott Adams