You Can Do Anything by George Anders audiobook

You Can Do Anything: The Surprising Power of a "Useless" Liberal Arts Education

By George Anders
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Little, Brown & Company, Little, Brown 9780316548809
8.98 Hours Unabridged
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In a tech-dominated world, the most needed degrees are the most surprising: the liberal arts Did you take the right classes in college? Will your major help you get the right job offers? For more than a decade, the national spotlight has focused on science and engineering as the only reliable choice for finding a successful post-grad career. Our destinies have been reduced to a caricature: learn to write computer code or end up behind a counter, pouring coffee. Quietly, though, a different path to success has been taking shape. In You Can Do Anything, George Anders explains the remarkable power of a liberal arts education - and the ways it can open the door to thousands of cutting-edge jobs every week. The key insight: curiosity, creativity, and empathy aren’t unruly traits that must be reined in. You can be yourself, as an English major, and thrive in sales. You can segue from anthropology into the booming new field of user research; from classics into management consulting, and from philosophy into high-stakes investing. At any stage of your career, you can bring a humanist’s grace to our rapidly evolving high-tech future. And if you know how to attack the job market, your opportunities will be vast. In this book, you will learn why resume-writing is fading in importance and why “telling your story” is taking its place. You will learn how to create jobs that don’t exist yet, and to translate your campus achievements into a new style of expression that will make employers’ eyes light up. You will discover why people who start in eccentric first jobs - and then make their own luck - so often race ahead of peers whose post-college hunt focuses only on security and starting pay. You will be ready for anything.

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In a tech-dominated world, the most needed degrees are the most surprising: the liberal arts

Did you take the right classes in college? Will your major help you get the right job offers? For more than a decade, the national spotlight has focused on science and engineering as the only reliable choice for finding a successful post-grad career. Our destinies have been reduced to a caricature: learn to write computer code or end up behind a counter, pouring coffee. Quietly, though, a different path to success has been taking shape. In You Can Do Anything, George Anders explains the remarkable power of a liberal arts education - and the ways it can open the door to thousands of cutting-edge jobs every week.

The key insight: curiosity, creativity, and empathy aren’t unruly traits that must be reined in. You can be yourself, as an English major, and thrive in sales. You can segue from anthropology into the booming new field of user research; from classics into management consulting, and from philosophy into high-stakes investing. At any stage of your career, you can bring a humanist’s grace to our rapidly evolving high-tech future. And if you know how to attack the job market, your opportunities will be vast.

In this book, you will learn why resume-writing is fading in importance and why “telling your story” is taking its place. You will learn how to create jobs that don’t exist yet, and to translate your campus achievements into a new style of expression that will make employers’ eyes light up. You will discover why people who start in eccentric first jobs - and then make their own luck - so often race ahead of peers whose post-college hunt focuses only on security and starting pay. You will be ready for anything.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“George Anders…makes his case systematically, sharing stories of people who turned years of studying subjects like literature and anthropology into interesting, surprising, sustainable careers. Anders doesn’t just sound like he’s defending the humanities and social sciences; his words and performance advocate the pursuit of these disciplines, pointing out how the critical thinking and creative skills they develop can be applied in a number of fields. With quiet passion, he notes that even tech and finance companies rely on liberal arts majors to help them bring their ideas to profitability.” AudioFile
“Will inspire a new generation to greater heights, while delivering a much-needed wake-up call to campus leaders and employers who have been squandering talent for too long.” Daniel H. Pink, #1 New York Times bestselling author
“Paints a portrait of the future of work that’s as compelling as it is provocative.” Adam Grant, New York Times bestselling author
“[A] salutary reminder…that what is learned on campus should have its greatest value beyond the university.” Wall Street Journal
"[A] part how-to for humanities types…[that] also tells stories about liberal arts students made good…These are important words of wisdom by a skilled storyteller and a sharp observer of the human condition.” Fortune
“Useful talking points in support of the financial viability of studying the liberal arts.” New York Times Book Review

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Author Bio: George Anders

Author Bio: George Anders

George Anders, a contributing writer at Forbes, shared in a Pulitzer Prize for national reporting in 1997. He is the author of five books, including Merchants of Debt, Health against Wealth, Perfect Enough, and The Rare Find. Earlier in his career, he served as a staff writer for the Wall Street Journal, Fast Company magazine, and Bloomberg View. In 1997

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Available Formats : CD
Category: Nonfiction
Runtime: 8.98
Audience: Adult
Language: English