the problem with Adam's rules as a list is that by themselves the 1-10 is out of context. you really need to hear about 5 minutes of lecture before they are presented. the idea behind the rules is the borked thinking, "follow your dreams…" this is what every (err, most) parents, teachers and adults tell children. it's like the hollow promise, "someday you can be president!" either phrase makes for entitled people who think that showing up is 100% of the path to success.
Bob Ballard who ran something called "the Jason Project" required good grades from students for them to participate. his example was driving the ROV. yes, it's fun to drive. but unless you have the training to know what you are looking for it's not a very useful skill by itself. you might fly over something interesting ignoring it out of ignorance. and that's not good science.
maybe the video of the talk will find its way to linkable.