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What I Wish I Knew When I Was 20: A Crash Course on Making Your Place in the World Hardcover – Apr 6 2009


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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 208 pages
  • Publisher: Harperone (April 6 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0061735191
  • ISBN-13: 978-0061735196
  • Product Dimensions: 14 x 2 x 21 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 299 g
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #180,843 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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“Tina Seelig is one of the most creative and inspiring teachers at Stanford. Her book ought to be required reading. I wish I had read it when I was 20... and again at 50.” (Robert Sutton, Stanford University Professor and author The No-Asshole Rule)

“Anybody who wants to live an entrepreneurial life filled with purpose and passion needs to read this book. It’s chockfull of practical tools and tips to bring out the best in each of us.” (Steve Case, Chairman of Revolution and The Case Foundation, and co-founder of AOL)

“Forget 20--This is the kind of stuff I wish I knew now... Tina is doing us all a big favor by giving us a roadmap to life!” (Guy Kawasaki, co-founder of Alltop and author of Reality Check)

“Tina is the most inspirational creativity voice I know. Her book is much better than a whack on the side of your head. It’s a whack on the side of your soul!” (Geoffrey Moore, Author, Crossing the Chasm, Dealing with Darwin)

“Few people have done as much to champion innovative thinking as Tina Seelig. The principles in her book will surely spark new ideas. It is a must-read for the next generation of entrepreneurs and seasoned veterans alike.” (David Kelley, Founder IDEO)

“Wise, witty and packed with stories of those who are making a difference and some who are making a fortune...The only trouble is that you will need two dozen copies to give to everyone.” (Patricia Ryan Madson, author of Improv Wisdom: Don't Prepare, Just Show Up)

“This is a great guide to moving in more exciting, creative, and fulfilling directions, written by a person who is an expert at doing so. But if Tina Seelig had known any more when she was 20, the world probably could not now contain her. “ (Jim Adams, Author, Conceptual Blockbusting)

“Seelig is a sharp observer and a gentle and thoughtful writer. Recollections of her own circuitous career path, along with observations of behavior of friends, family, students and colleagues are fertile ground for her. (Miami Herald)

“True, it’s written by a woman (a Stanford University professor, no less), but this ‘crash course in making your way in the world’ is full of realistic tips that help put things into perspective.” (Sacramento Bee)

“It’s almost impossible to read the first line of Tina Seelig’s book and not grab pen and paper to jot down a river of pent-up ideas and possibilities . . . A galvanizing document, [it] gives us -- more than anything else -- permission to develop our dreams.” (Santa Cruz Sentinel)

About the Author

Tina Seelig has a Ph.D. in neuroscience from Stanford University Medical School. She is the executive director of the Stanford Technology Ventures Program, the director of the National Center for Engineering Pathways to Innovation, and is the author of the international bestsellerWhat I Wish I Knew When I Was 20. In 2009, Seelig was awarded the prestigious Gordon Prize from the National Academy of Engineering for her pioneering work in engineering education.


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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By H. Pretty on Dec 10 2012
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This book is a great tool. Even though some of the concepts and theories described in the book are well-known, the author succeeds in getting her lessons through short stories and experiments. She also shares bits of her own experience, which makes it very relatable. I recommend it to anyone who is looking for tips and insights on how to find out what you want from life and how to actually start and go achieve it. Very inspirational, but not aggressive in a typical self-help book way.

I bought it and read it in two days. Already bought another copy and will probably get several others as gifts for friends.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Arle on Feb. 17 2011
Format: Hardcover
An inspirational and thought provoking book. Teaches you to approach life with new ideas and urges you to be more risk-taking.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Ken on Nov. 10 2014
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Light reading. Good for people thinking about entrepreneurship or feeling unsettled about what path they want their life to take. A little basic for those who are immersed in it already.
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By Nada Dosenovic on March 26 2015
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Excellent service.Much appreciated.
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By Nola on Dec 14 2014
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Funny book, easy read.
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