Matthew Stibbe says: “Passion has no place in business“.
He says the word is inflationary language and it is also the wrong word. Stibbe offers alternatives.
When people use the word passion, it means anything from “this is something I tolerate” through to “I have to say this because my boss is watching” and “Oh bugger I better be passionate about something because everyone else is and if don’t say this I something is wrong with me”.
Passion is also a cliché.