What I Wish I Knew When I Was 20: A Crash Course on Making Your Place in the World

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What I Wish I Knew When I Was 20: A Crash Course on Making Your Place in the World

Format:  Hardcover,

195 pages

Publisher: Harpercollins

Publish Date: Apr 2009

ISBN-13: 9780061735196

ISBN-10: 0061735191

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Major life transitions such as leaving the protected environment of school or starting a new career can be daunting. It is scary to face a wall of choices, knowing that no one is going to tell us whether or not we are making the right decision. There is no clearly delineated path or recipe for success. Even figuring out how and where to start can be a challenge. That is, until now.

As executive director of the Stanford Technology Ventures Program, Tina Seelig guides her students as they make the difficult transition from the academic environment to the professional world, providing tangible skills and insights that will last a lifetime. Seelig is an entrepreneur, neuroscientist, and popular teacher, and in What I Wish I Knew When I Was 20 she shares with us what she offers her students--provocative stories, inspiring advice, and a big dose of humility and humor.

These pages are filled with fascinating examples, from the classroom to the boardroom, of individuals defying expectations, challenging assumptions, and achieving amazing success. Seelig throws out the old rules and provides a new model for reaching our highest potential. We discover how to have a healthy disregard for the impossible, how to recover from failure, and how most problems are remarkable opportunities in disguise.

What I Wish I Knew When I Was 20 is a much-needed book for everyone looking to make their mark on the world.

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Publisher: Harpercollins
Publish Date: Apr 2009
ISBN-13: 9780061735196
ISBN-10: 0061735191
Format: Hardcover
Number of Pages: 195
Shipping Weight (in pounds): 0.7
Product in Inches (L x W x H): 5.75 x 8.5 x 1.0

Chapter outline

Buy One, Get Two Freep. 1
The Upside-Down Circusp. 15
Bikini or Diep. 33
Please Take Out Your Walletsp. 55
The Secret Sauce of Silicon Valleyp. 71
No Way ... Engineering Is for Girlsp. 99
Turn Lemonade into Helicoptersp. 117
Paint the Target around the Arrowp. 137
Will This Be on the Exam?p. 159
Experimental Artifactsp. 175
Acknowledgmentsp. 185
Notesp. 191

Book description

Major life transitions such as leaving the protected environment of school or starting a new career can be daunting. It is scary to face a wall of choices, knowing that no one is going to tell us whether or not we are making the right decision. There is no clearly delineated path or recipe for success. Even figuring out how and where to start can be a challenge. That is, until now.

As executive director of the Stanford Technology Ventures Program, Tina Seelig guides her students as they make the difficult transition from the academic environment to the professional world, providing tangible skills and insights that will last a lifetime. Seelig is an entrepreneur, neuroscientist, and popular teacher, and in What I Wish I Knew When I Was 20 she shares with us what she offers her students—provocative stories, inspiring advice, and a big dose of humility and humor.

These pages are filled with fascinating examples, from the classroom to the boardroom, of individuals defying expectations, challenging assumptions, and achieving amazing success. Seelig throws out the old rules and provides a new model for reaching our highest potential. We discover how to have a healthy disregard for the impossible, how to recover from failure, and how most problems are remarkable opportunities in disguise.

What I Wish I Knew When I Was 20 is a much-needed book for everyone looking to make their mark on the world.

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