What I Wish I Knew When I Was 20
周末抽空把”What I Wish I Knew When I Was 20”大致看了一遍。因为是英文模糊版，所以稍微有点吃力。
bq. 《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。
look at the world around them with fresh eyes, identifying opportunities in their own backyard, challenge tradition assumptions, in doing so generate enormous value from practilly nothing.
opportunities are aboundant. at any place and time you can look around and identify problems that need solving
regardless of the size of the problem, there are usually creative ways to use the resources already at your disposal to solve them.
an entrepreneur is someone who is always on the lookout for problems that can be turned into opportunities and finds creative ways to leverage limited resources to reach their goals.
we often frame problems too tightly, and don’t step back and look at the problem more broadly.
we strive to create “T-Shaped people”, those with a depth of knowledge in at least one discipline and a breadth of knowledge about innovation and entrepreneurship that allows them to work effectively with professionals in other disciplines to bring their ideas to life. No matter what their role, having an entrepreneurial mind-set is key to solving problems.
the key to success is the ability to extract the lessons out of each of these experiences and to move on with that new knowledge.
we aren’t taught to embrace problems. we are taught that problems are to be avoided, or something to complain about.
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 problems, the more confident and proficient we become at solving them.
if we clearly define a problem, the solution will logically present itself.
interstingly, in many cases those who are on the front lines are so used to the problems they experience every day that they don’t even seen them, or can’t imagine radical approaches to solving them. (problem blindness)
assumptions are sometimes so integrated into our view of the world that it’s hard to see them. however, with a little practice, it becomes a useful to look at your options in fresh light.
problems are aboundant, just waiting for those willing to find inventive solutions. this takes acute observation, coordinated teamwork, the ability to execute a plan, a willingness to learn from failure, and creative problem solving. but the first requirement is having the attitude that problems can be solved.
we define ourselves by our professions, our income, where we live, the car we drive, our education, and even by our horoscope. each definition locks us into specific assumptions about who we are and what we can do. we always make our own prisons, with rules that we wach create for ourselves, locking us into specific roles and out of an endless array of possibilities.
if others think your ideas are crazy, then you must on the right track.
one of the biggest obstacles to taking on “impossible tasks” is that others are often quick to tell you they can’t be accomplished. once you decide to take it on, it is equally hard to break out of traditional approaches to solving it.
one of the most important rules to brainstorming is to expend upon the ideas of others. with this approache, at the end of good brainstorming session, multiple people feel that they created or contributed to the best ideas to come out of the session.
rules are often meant to be broken: don’t ask for permission, but beg for forgiveness.
there are often creative ways to work around the rules, to jump over the traditional hurdles, and to get to your goal by taking a side route.
the world is divided into people who wait for others to give them permission to do the things they want to do and people who grant themselves permission. some look inside themselves for motivation and others wait to be pushed forward by outside forces.