What I Wish I Knew When I Was 20
The book becomes quite less interesting towards the middle, because she keeps on describing one successful person after another but you can still read it.
A few memorable things of mine:
1. The key to success is not dodging every bullet but being able to recover quickly.
2. If you throw gasoline on a log...more
Overall, it was good; Tina uses a lot of examples from people she...more
"We can challenge ourselves every single day. That is, we can choose to view the world through different lenses -- lenses that allow us to see problems in a new light. The more we take on...more
The book is full of inspiring stories which makes the author's ideas clear.
I'll quote part from what the the author wrote in her last chapter of the book:
"I easily could have titled all the previous chapters "Give Yourself Permission". By that I mean, give yourself permission to challenge assumptions, to look at the world with fresh eyes, to exper...more
If you are going to ask me who is my new favorite author now, it would be Tina Seelig. I read the first 30 pages of this book in about 20 minutes and I knew by then, I won’t be putting this book until I finish it.
I love her writing style. Simple yet very educational. I felt like she is actually doing a lecture as I read it.
Her simplicity in presenting the ideas make...more
The title matches the book nicely. if you are 18 - early 20s and interested in a solid dose of Silicon Valley life philosophy then this book is perfect for you. some of the stories are well known and others are very valley centric, but Tina Seelig does a good job of weaving her own personal experience, stories, and friendships into a good philosophy of life book aimed at someone just discovering themselves as an adult.
1.Учит проблемы воспринимать как возможности.
2.Мы сами выбираем как воспринимать окружающий мир и наши достижения зависят от нашего отношения
3.Школа задаёт модель не имеющую ничего общего с правилами по которым живёт реальный мир
4.Успешные компании появляются лишь за счёт концентрации на поиске решений важных задач с энергией присущей миссионерам
5.Для большинства успешных людей дно любой ямы, в которую они падают потерпев неудачу, покрыто не бетоном, а резиной
I just gave myself a wonderful, inspiring gift luckily before turning 21 :)
This book is full of inspiring stories about men and women who achieved success and great results in their entrepreneurial lives, and what we need to learn from them. I haven't set a 'clear' plan with certain goals for my life yet, but after reading this book I found that before doing so I have to know that the best and lucky moments in lif...more
Today I would like to suggest that you read this book by Tina Seelig. Tina is quickly becoming another one of my favorite people who I go to for information, new ideas, and fresh perspective. This book has been around a few years, but it is not one to miss.
I always know I have a book of greatness when I have to stop highlighting and just fold the corner of the pages because there is...more
Like Dr. Seuss’ “Oh The Places You’ll Go,” Seelig’s book will be a great graduation present. (Don’t Tell Patrick!) And perhaps its quick-read, quick-absorb format is perfect for the audiences...more
Although the target audience for this book is entrepreneurs, its contents are on target for anyone wishing to pursue possibilities. With interesting case stories and conversational text, _What I Wish I Knew When I Was 20_ convincingly conveys how "the most interesting things happen when you get off the predictable path, when you challenge assumptions, and when you give yourself permission to see the world as opportunity rich and full of possibility."
It's hard n...more
I felt somewhat unsatisfied after finishing this book, and I realize that there were a few things that really bothered me:
1. Tina Seelig's writing style is really simple - so simple, in fact, that it made me feel dumb. Of course I understand that the book is a "self help" book, and that "self help" books are often written in a simple style, but still! I would have expected a book by a Stanford professor to be slightly more intellectual. And the book is supposedly an international bestseller
However, the team that generated the greatest profit looked at the resources at their disposal through completely different lenses, and made $650. These students determined that the most valuable asset they had was neither the five dollars nor the two hours. Instead, their insight was that their most precious resource was their three-minute pre...more
Sangat cocok untuk dibaca bagi mereka yang butuh sedikit pencerahan dalam meniti karir atau memilih fokus studi, tapi akan sangat berguna bagi merek...more
"It is much more comfortable to stay locked in a role that's "good enaugh" than to reach for an alternative that has a higher degree of uncertainty"
"It is worth questioning rules along the way.Sometimes side roads around the rules can get you to your goal even when the traditional paths appear blocked"
"The interesting things often occur when you are open to take un unexpected turn, to trying something different, and when you are willing t...more
* Be a T-shaped person: Someone with a depth of know...more
Several examples included competitions that gauged the creativity of the students, ultimately stretching the boundaries of what was thought possible (imagine converting a $5 into a $600 return, without even using the $5).
Further emphasis is placed on personal development and awareness, as well as the 'fail until you succeed' concept.