Cedric Chin

Cedric Chin

I like Python, Go, green tea and cats. I'm responsible for Commoncog, and I write most of the things on Commonplace. You can shoot me an email at <my first name>@<this site>.com.

Contra ‘Passion is Overrated’

Three nuanced takes by three believable people, all of whom argue that ‘follow your passion’ isn't as rubbish as Cal Newport suggests.


The Consulting Business Model

David Maister's Managing the Professional Service Firm reveals some very fundamental principles about the business of consulting. Once you understand these principles, you can — simply by looking at the shape of the professional firm — predict what your career there is going to look like.


A Personal History of the Career Moat

My obsession with building career moats stems from my family's experience with the 1997 Asian financial crisis. Some reflections on job security, then and now.