in 111 Books in 2011

#12/111: What I Wish I Knew When I Was 20

What is it about?

Tina Seelig talks about Stanford, scientist at Stanford and graduates from Stanford. In addition, this book is about her friends and her family.

Key points?

Give yourself permission: Don’t wait till people say that you can do it, just do it.


You recognize really fast that this book was written by an academic in an academic environment. You could summarize a lot of the examples in this book as better safe than sorry. First, get good grades, be a do-gooder, be nice. After that and a bunch of years working you could maybe look outside your little world. Seriously, I don’t want to read that boring stuff.

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