I’m playing with this idea of passion in business so please bear with me while I figure it out.

The way I figure it, you can have a passion for three things in business; people, products and process. (Please notice that all these words start with a P.)


If you have a passion for people, you’re someone who wants to make things better for other people. You want to change the world and make other peoples’ lives better. You’re likely to have strong feelings of empathy and good emotional intelligence.


A passion for products means that you’re innovative, like the way products work, keen about gadgets, feeds and speeds and trying new things out. You’re probably more logical than emotional but you can get emotional about products.


To have a passion about process it means that you like the way business works. You probably have a business degree, like getting things done, like plans, charts and numbers.

Your passion has a lot to do with where you end up in business, whether it is operations, marketing, finance. How far you get in business will depend on how much passion you have in multiple areas but more about that tomorrow.