Mike Rowe is by far my favourite presenter on TV to date. The way he gets into his work on the Discovery Channel with Dirty Jobs captivates me with every episode. It’s the most simple of concepts of presenter being followed by 3 camera men and they film Mike doing a “Dirty” job for a day. It’s simple but works very well. Now this is not the most high quality of content but in my eyes it’s 50% content and 50% the endearment for the presenter, which on the Dirty Jobs show seems to work perfectly.
Apart from being a great presenter he is also a great speaker on stage as shown in the video below at a TED conference. Mike claims we have declared WAR on work as a society. He discusses his own misconceptions of work he discovered working on Dirty Jobs and that the people who do Dirty Jobs are happier. I do have to disagree with his opinion on NOT following your passion. I couldn’t be happy in a job if I wasn’t passionate about the work and the achievements within, dirty or clean. Check out the video for yourself and make up your own mind.