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What I wish I knew when I was 20 : a crash course on making your place in the world

Author: Tina Lynn Seelig
Publisher: New York, NY : HarperCollins Publishers, 2009.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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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  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Tina Lynn Seelig
ISBN: 9780061735196 0061735191
OCLC Number: 233939891
Description: 195 p. : ill. ; 22 cm.
Contents: Challenge assumptions --
Turn problems into opportunities --
Break the rules --
Don't wait to be anointed --
Fail fast and frequently --
Don't listen to career advice --
Make yourself lucky --
Get out of your own way --
Never miss an opportunity to be fabulous --
Print personal permission slips.
Other Titles: What I wish I knew when I was twenty
Responsibility: Tina Seelig.

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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 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"--Page 2 of cover.

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