What I Wish I Knew When I Was 20

  • by Tina Seelig
  • Narrated by Gwen Hughes
  • 5 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

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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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

Dated after just a few years

What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

other narrator/reader, she is really bad at it, sounds like she is selling a cheap product


Has What I Wish I Knew When I Was 20 turned you off from other books in this genre?

Yes certainly


What didn’t you like about Gwen Hughes’s performance?

Her tone, the rithm, Her voice is nice though


You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

None


Any additional comments?

It was a very important isue, it's so sad the book is a joke

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- ArqUgalde

Reader is too distracting.

What disappointed you about What I Wish I Knew When I Was 20?

The reader of this book's cadence was just too distracting to get into the information. It ended up distracting me so much I had to just stop. Listen to the sample prior to downloading.


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- Mark

Book Details

  • Release Date: 02-08-2012
  • Publisher: HarperCollins