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

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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

barely learn things

I gave up with one hour left. nothing new In This book. though what the book says is probably right and useful, but it is talking about everything without going deeper, neither anything new . with one example after another, I could not see authors points. poor structure and weak argument makes the experience miserable. and why would you name that title while no explanation of why these points should be learned by young 20s.
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Book Details

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