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6. Passion

Oscar Santolalla1  
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HELSINKI, Finland
 

When natural inclination develops into a passionate desire, one advances towards his goal in seven-league boots.1

—Nikola Tesla

Often the reason why we pay attention to certain speakers, believe in their words, and follow their advice is simply because they speak with passion. Passion is contagious. And yes, we have seen passionate speakers in the tech arena. Even if you may feel that passion is an overused word, ignore that: passion is a great asset for rocking the tech stage.

If you don’t show passion for your idea, product, company, community, or cause, then you can’t expect others to follow your ...

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