Tina Seelig's What I Wish I Knew When I Was 20
A Crash Course On Making Your Way In The World

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What are your goals when you enter your 20s? Would you feel excited or scared as you are going into major life transitions: leaving the school (a well-protected environment), handling the freedom and choices made available at the university, starting a new career, and many others? It can be daunting to youngsters when facing a wall of choices, especially when no one seems to be telling us if 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.

In her book “What I Wish I Knew When I Was 20”, Tina Seelig gives us pages and pages of incredible examples, from the classroom to the boardroom, of individuals defying expectations, challenging assumptions, and achieving unprecedented success. Tina throws out the old rules and provides a new model for reaching our potential. We then discover how to have a healthy disregard for the impossible; that we don't have to be right all the time; and that most problems are remarkable opportunities in disguise.

One of the advice Tina Seelig has given is "don't live someone else's life". Have you ever given up your plans because you were worried how others look at you? If you are free to make any choices, how would you plan to live your life?

Tina is the head of the Stanford Technology Ventures Program, an entrepreneur, neuroscientist, and wildly popular professor. She has been guiding students to make the difficult transition from the academic environment to the professional world, and providing them tangible skills and insights that will last a lifetime. You can find in this book many provocative stories, inspiring advice, and a big dose of humility and humor.