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All right good morning everybody so I'm going to talk about career advice my topic I want to push back a little bit on some of the ideas that we assume are true don't question much anymore and I'm going to try to replace them with some ideas that that I think the evidence actually supports better and I figured being at Google the right place to start would be saying controversial things about Steve Jobs so I think that's a good place for us to get going so in particular I want to talk about the summer early summer of 2005 when Steve Jobs took the podium at Stanford Stadium to give his they recognized someone down there crisply hell all right there we go you remember those ages ago anyways I'm sorry I'm not going to get distracted with Chris stories so let's go back to summer of 2005 Steve Jobs takes the podium Stanford Stadium he's there to give the commencement address to the graduating class at Stanford okay so this is kind of a big deal because Jobs did not give a lot of these sort of personal talks reflective talks it wasn't really his style but he did give this talk he came he did wear sandals under his robe but he did came and he gave this talk and it was a good one and if you look at say YouTube views and I think that's the authoritative way of ranking social impact the two videos of this talk have six million views so this was an important talk it went really far so he had a lot of points that he made but I went back and looked at the social media reactions and the news reactions that immediately surrounded the talks release and what you could see is there was one point in particular that seemed to get people excited and that's about halfway through this feature he says you have to do what you love if you haven't found that yet keep looking don't settle so again if you go to these social media reactions you go to the news reports that surround the speech it's pretty clear how people interpreted what Steve Jobs was saying there they interpret him as saying guys if you want to love what you do for your living you need to figure out what you love and then you need to go match this to your job and then you'll have a career that you love this was people's interpretation now in popular slang we often summarize this with the phrase follow your passion jobs didn't say the phrase follow your passion but this was people's interpretation of what he meant with that point in his talk so of course Jobs was not the first person to introduce this idea that you should follow your passion in fact I actually went back to research where did this come from when did this phrase enter into our cultural conversation right what's the history of this phrase there right now seems so Universal and once again because I seem to rely on Google for just about everything I do I use Google's Ngram viewers you guys know this tool from Google Labs so I use Google's Ngram viewer to try to understand where this phrase came from so if you don't know this tool you can put in a phrase and it will actually go through the you know Google's corpus of digitized books and try to understand the occurrences of this phrase in the printed English language over time so you can put follow your passion into this tool and see where does it show up in printed books and when do we actually see it raised and I was actually surprised here's my early-morning trivia question when do you think the first decade was did we actually see the phrase follow your passion show up in the printed English language what would you guess 60s 80s so I don't think they go back that far the in gram viewer but I'm sure if they did it might be there it was actually in the 1940s and 50s there was a play in which a group of three wood cutters stood around and someone uttered for the first time that I can find in the printed English language follow your passion but they were talking about a different type of passion and I wouldn't recommend using this play as the foundation for your for your career advice so that was the 50s you see it kind of spiked up throughout the 60s as that play is reprinted it's really the 1980s that we start to see follow your passions show up in the context of career advice in the 90s that graph of occurrences begins to trend upwards by the early 2000s it's really spiked and hit its peak by the time job stood up there and gave his speech at Stanford Stadium follow your passion had become a sort of de facto piece of advice for American career planner seekers it got to the point where non-technical career guides don't bother anymore to try to explain what this strategy is or try to give a justification for why this is a good strategy they assume you know it they assume that you agree that it's the right strategy they just jump right into how do you figure out what you're passionate about how do we build up the courage to go after our passion so when Jobs stood up there and said something that people interpreted as saying follow your passion this was not the introduction of the idea it was more like the idea was being canonized right so we can we can think of this as sort of the de-facto moment when follow your passion became the American career gospel I mean this is how we think about building a meaningful career