This Element is an excerpt from from Success Built to Last: Creating a Life that Matters (ISBN: 9780132287517) by Jerry Porras, Stewart Emery, and Mark Thompson. Available in print and digital formats.
Discover the power of becoming good at something you love to do!
Ed Penhoet co-founded Chiron, made himself into an exceptionally successful entrepreneur, and served as Chiron’s CEO until 1998. I once asked Ed what advice he could offer students starting a career. He lit up, and said, “I once got a fortune cookie that said, ‘Whatever you are, be a good one...’”