What I Wish I Knew When I Was 20: A Crash Course on Making Your Place in the World.pdf

What I Wish I Knew When I Was 20: A Crash Course on Making Your Place in the World.pdf
 

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这本书里的原理原则绝对能激发新的想法,对下个世代的创业家及创业人士而言都是必读之作!
——凯利(David Kelley),IDEO设计公司创办人
本书充满实用的工具与秘诀,能帮助我们展现最好的一面。
——史蒂夫(Steve Case),AOL合伙人
管他20不20,这是我现在就想知道的事……齐格莉真是帮了我们一个大忙,提供我们一张生命地图!
——盖伊川崎(Guy Kawazaki)Alltop网站CEO
我真正思考的是学习的机会,我理解到除了考虑会成功还是失败外,我会学到更多东西,像是试着建立一间公司,或是学习怎么做决策。
——梅丽莎(Marissa Mayer),google副总裁
我是可以改变的!
作者:曾志朗(台湾中央研究院院士)
我高中在高雄读书,算是个比较皮的学生,因为来自山里的乡镇,放纵不羁,一直不很习惯城市里的规矩,到了周末,更是坐立不安,绝对不会和其他同学一样乖乖在家里做功课拚联考,总是一大早就骑脚踏车出门,和几个一样野的同学,到西子湾最远,海水最深,最没有其他大人出现的地点游泳,累了就躺在沙滩上,舒舒服服望着天上的蓝天白云。沙滩上可做的事不多,有同学在近水的沙上随意写字、画图,也有的同学一时兴起在沙上演练几何证明题,苦思半天,时间一到,海水一冲,不见了,再来!我坐在一旁看着,隐隐感觉到,同学的解题能力好像一次比一次好一些了。是因为清新的空气,因为远离市嚣的喧嚷,心灵空明沉静,人变得聪明了?还是因为海水把错误的演算冲走了,让解题者没有旧包袱,而重新“放脑一搏”?
我那时候往往等不及浪潮涌上岸边,手里提着一桶水,嚷嚷着“水板擦”来了,立刻就把水泼过去,水流量不均匀,在沙滩上造成不同的渠道,有的深,有的浅。我很着迷的再挑一桶水冲,再冲,又冲,结果浅的渠道不见了,深的渠道更深了,而且水都往这深的渠道走,渐渐形成小水沟。看到那样情景,我自己是有些震撼的,我好像因此悟懂了一些道理:同样的事学习越多,基础会越稳固,但副作用却是越来越走不出那固有的渠道了。“熟”如果不能“净空”,只能重复旧有的习惯、动作或思想,是不可能生巧,更不可能有新意的!
几十年来,我在学术研究上的主题,其实都着重在探讨人类认知系统的结构与功能,以及其运作的流程和弹性。我发现西子湾海滩上的比喻,一直是我所想厘清的认知运作的写照。长期记忆里的内容组织越紧密,越不会忘记,但越不会忘记,就越不可能有创意,所以反组合(Disorganization)可能才是创造力训练的主要途径。 蒂娜•齐莉格(Tina Seelig)教授的这本书对所有这些“本位”、“保守”、“安分”的心态,应该有所启发:创造力是可以被教育出来的,只要在教育的历程上把握一些原则(十大原则也只是原则),加上好的老师有能力跟心态去引导挑战!
当然,培养自己的创意能力,常常就是要改变心态,不停练习把失败的案子转型,也许转变后也不会成功,但至少把失败的成因做了仔细检视,然后针对每一个成因寻找替代方案。婷娜所提的这些原则,太多的励志书都提过,但这本书叙述她的教学经验,重点是学生们做了没有?讨论了没有?提出新的“馊主意”没有?是不是真的去执行?能不能去体验由构思到执行的历程?有没有去比对别人推出的方案,然后由衷说出“啊哼!那个方法不错!”的感觉?
我鼓励二十岁的年轻人好好的阅读这本书,不是去记忆那些故事,也不是去背诵那些原则,而是从中建立一个一生受用不尽的心态:自己是可以改变的!即使你不再二十岁,或过了两个、三个二十岁,也不妨拿起这本书,仔细去体会婷娜所说的每一个故事。看完放下书,让心灵澄净,然后回顾自己一生的行事,你也许也会说:“我是可以改变的!”
我推荐这本书,还很希望所有人才培育的机构,包括学校的老师、企业界的研究人员,管控公务员训练的人事主管,都能以他山之石可攻错的精神,把书中一再阐述的实作式脑力激荡模式,纳入人才培育的教学里。


Seelig, executive director of the entrepreneurship center at Stanford's School of Engineering, presents a thoughtful, concise set of observations for those making the unsteady transition to adulthood. While the majority of her advice is intended for would-be entrepreneurs, her accessible lessons should come in handy for those in any field, as well as those still trying to decide on a field. Culled from her personal experience as an entrepreneur and teacher, as well as the stories of entrepreneurs and students she knows, Seelig avoids (and at times dissects) cliché and provides informative discussion throughout, despite a narrower focus than readers might expect. A chapter on acknowledging, learning from, and even seeking out failure ("Fail fast and frequently") provides valuable advice and comfort for the fearful, including Seelig's own "failure resumé" (broken into professional, academic and personal failures). The chapter titled "Don't listen to career advice" helps readers avoid the pitfalls of oft-heard, wrong-headed maxims like "follow your passions" and "stick to the plan." Readers will either be relieved or frustrated that Seelig doesn't provide any numbered steps, bullet-pointed recaps or self-assessment quizzes, but she makes the most of her knowledge and authority with a friendly, efficient voice.
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媒体推荐
“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 )

“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 )

“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 )

“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 )

“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 )

“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 )

“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 )

“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 )

作者简介
Author and Professor Tina Seelig’s words to Amazon Customers in China:

I am honored that my book has been so well received by Amazon customers in China. I have visited several cities in China and am inspired by the vast beauty and diversity of the landscape, the architecture, and the people. I have also learned a lot from my talented and creative Chinese students at Stanford. They are incredibly bright and have big dreams for themselves. My goal is to teach them that the most interesting things in life happen when you get off the prescribed path, challenge assumptions, take some risks, and make your own luck. My goal is to provide them with experiences that demonstrate that most problems are opportunities in disguise, and to encourage them to give themselves permission to see the world as full of possibility.

斯坦福大学教授,著名作家蒂娜•齐莉格 (Tina Seelig)给卓越亚马逊读者的致辞:

我对我的书能得到卓越亚马逊客户的认可深感荣幸。我以前曾经访问过中国的几个城市,它们无比美丽,它们的人民,多样化的地貌和建筑都给了我很多启示。 我从我在斯坦福大学的中国学生身上也学到了很多,他们不但才华横溢还具有创造力。他们都非常聪明并且胸怀大梦。 我的目标是教授他们:当你离开既定人生轨道时会发生在你人生中的一些有趣的事情,挑战惯性思维,冒些风险,为自己创造好运。我还要给他们分享一些经验,说明大多数问题都蕴藏着机会,并鼓励他们,让他们给自己一个机会: 看见这个世界充满了机遇。

内容简介
《真希望我20几岁就知道的事》讲述蒂娜教授17岁的儿子即将进入大学,她意识到自己没能教给儿子足够的知识和技巧融入这个社会,取得成功,所以她回忆了自己20岁时想了解的事情——那些可以避免弯路和失败的宝贵经验。她从念神经科学的学生,到管理咨询行业的先锋,到斯坦福管理风险投资和创业项目的主管,职业经历丰富,有非常多可以分享和教授的精彩内容。
她写出了自己半生的职业实践和开战励志课程积累的经验,列出清单,举出大量的“创造性思维”的实例,给了自己的孩子一堂含金量最高的课:创意决定人生,突破规则,才能在千万人中脱颖而出!现在她举出为斯坦福大学、西点军校的学生讲解这门课程,帮助他们更顺利开展职场之路,掘得人生第一桶金。
真希望我20几岁就知道的事(What I Wish I Knew When I Was 20)

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 whether or not 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. That is, until now.

As executive director of the Stanford Technology Ventures Program, Tina Seelig guides 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 an entrepreneur, neuroscientist, and popular 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.

These pages are filled with fascinating examples, from the classroom to the boardroom, of individuals defying expectations, challenging assumptions, and achieving amazing success. Seelig throws out the old rules and provides a new model for reaching our highest potential. We discover how to have a healthy disregard for the impossible, how to recover from failure, and how most problems are remarkable opportunities in disguise.

What I Wish I Knew When I Was 20 is a much-needed book for everyone looking to make their mark on the world.

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