This Week’s Title: What I Wish I Knew When I Was 20: A Crash Course on Making Your Place in the World by Tina Seelig
Recommended By: Alan Alpert, Smart Office Founder
Favorite Quote: “You can’t learn to play soccer by reading the rulebook, you can’t learn to play the piano by studying sheets of music, and you can’t learn to cook by reading recipes.” – Tina Seelig
Why We Love It: The concept “learn by doing” has been around for centuries. Confucius is quoted as saying, “I hear, I know. I see, I remember. I do, I understand”. Those that embrace the concept of doing in the direct selling industry move faster and farther than those that want to know it all before beginning. Smart Office provides the communication tools to start DOING!
Book Summary: Inspiring readers all over the globe to re-imagine their future, this revised and updated edition of What I Wish I Knew When I Was 20 features new material to complement the classic text.
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 a wildly popular and award-winning 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. – Amazon
About the Author: Tina Seelig is Professor of the Practice in Stanford University’s Department of Management Science and Engineering, and is a faculty director of the Stanford Technology Ventures Program. She teaches courses in the Hasso Plattner Institute of Design (d.school) and leads three fellowship programs in the School of Engineering that are focused on creativity, innovation, and entrepreneurship. Dr. Seelig earned her PhD in Neuroscience at Stanford Medical School, and has been a management consultant, entrepreneur, and author of 17 books, including Insight Out (2016), inGenius (2012), and What I Wish I Knew When I Was 20 (2009). She is the recipient of the Gordon Prize from the National Academy of Engineering, the Olympus Innovation Award, and the Silicon Valley Visionary Award. – TinaSeelig.com.
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