Summary of What I Wish I Knew When I Was 20
WHAT I WISH I KNEW WHEN I WAS 20: A Crash Course on Making Your Place in the World. Copyright © 2009 by Tina Seelig. Published by arrangement with HarperOne, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers
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Tina Seelig, executive director of the Stanford Technology Ventures Program, offers an engaging perspective on making the shift from college to your career path with grace and finesse. Using her unique understanding as a neuroscientist working in innovation and entrepreneurship, she provides tips on how to unlock your creativity and achieve your goals – at work and in life. Much of what Seelig writes resonates as common sense, but she presents her ideas dynamically, with examples from Stanford University and Silicon Valley to emphasize and illustrate her points. She offers advice for those just starting their careers and for those seeking to reinvigorate them – by heading in new directions and adopting fresh points of view.
In this summary, you will learn
- How the collaborative nature of the business world differs from the competitive environment of the educational system;
- How problems at work can turn into opportunities to enhance your reputation and solve new problems; and
- How failure can be an asset in developing your life and career.
About the Author
Tina Seelig, PhD, teaches entrepreneurship and innovation in the Stanford Technology Ventures Program (STVP).