Revue de presse
Forget 20--This is the kind of stuff I wish I knew now... Tina is doing us all a big favor by giving us a roadmap to life! --Guy Kawasaki, co-founder of Alltop and author of Reality Check
Seelig . . . presents a thoughtful, concise set of observations for those making the unsteady transition to adulthood. While the majority of her advice is intended for would-be entrepreneurs, her accessible lessons should come in handy for those in any field, as well as those still trying to decide on a field. Culled from her personal experience as an entrepreneur and teacher, as well as the stories of entrepreneurs and students she knows, Seelig avoids (and at times dissects) cliché and provides informative discussion throughout. --Publishers Weekly
It's almost impossible to read the first line of Tina Seelig s book What I Wish I Knew When I Was 20: A Crash Course on Making Your Place in the World and not grab pen and paper to jot down a river of pent-up ideas and possibilities . . . Filled with ideas to stimulate entrepreneurship and help individuals and groups achieve goals, the book is partly a teacher/student manual of ideas and partly a collection of inspirational anecdotes by those who've struggled -- and achieved -- great things in the business world . A galvanizing document, What I Wish I Knew When I Was 20 gives us -- more than anything else -- permission to develop our dreams. --Santa Cruz Sentinel
Présentation de l'éditeur
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 if we make 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.
As head of the Stanford Technology Ventures Program, Tina Seelig s job is to guide 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 wildly popular professor 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 incredible examples, from the classroom to the boardroom, of individuals defying expectations, challenging assumptions, and achieving unprecedented success. Seelig throws out the old rules and provides a new model for reaching our potential. We discover how to have a healthy disregard for the impossible; that we don t have to be right all the time; and that most problems are remarkable opportunities in disguise.
Part Maria Shriver s Just Who Will You Be and part Randy Pausch s The Last Lecture, this book is for everyone looking to make their mark in the world.