What I Wish I Knew When I Was 20 [NOOK Book]

Overview

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...

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What I Wish I Knew When I Was 20

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Overview

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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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780061872495
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
  • Publication date: 5/12/2009
  • Sold by: HARPERCOLLINS
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 208
  • Sales rank: 327,045
  • File size: 267 KB

Meet the Author

Tina Seelig earned her Ph.D. in neuroscience from Stanford University Medical School and is Professor of the Practice in the Department of Management Science and Engineering at Stanford's School of Engineering and executive director of the Stanford Technology Ventures Program. She is the international bestselling author of What I Wish I Knew When I Was 20 and inGenius: A Crash Course on Creativity. In 2009, Seelig was awarded the prestigious Gordon Prize from the National Academy of Engineering for her pioneering work in engineering education. Follow her on Twitter at @tseelig.

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  • Posted June 1, 2012

    I recommend the book because it was interesting...but my 20 year olds did not want to read it. That's too bad.

    I found out about this book from a friend in her 50s...interesting. However, when I gave it to my 20 year olds they didn't read it. Interesting.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 7, 2010

    Very good book and can be beneficial to people of all age

    The title caught my attention even though I was not sure what to expect about the book. After reading it, I think this is one of the best business books that I ever read. I highly recommend it to anyone who is interested to learning how to do better at work and at home. Many things mentioned in the book are eye opening to me, which I can definitely apply and impletement in real life. Thanks and look forward to more books like this!

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