You can do anything the surprising power of a useless liberal arts education. George Anders 2019-01-25

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You Can Do Anything: The Surprising Power of a Liberal Arts Education by George Anders

you can do anything the surprising power of a useless liberal arts education

Katharine Brooks, author of You Majored in What? In this book, you will learn why resume-writing is fading in importance and why telling your story is taking its place. And yeah, Anders does a better job than most with that. At any stage of your career, you can bring a humanist's grace to our rapidly evolving high-tech future. Understand, however, that if your kid isn't the fearless, resourceful, highly motivated, boots-on-the-ground, networker type of kid, then definitely steer them away from the liberal arts. These are important words of wisdom by a skilled storyteller and a sharp observer of the human condition.

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The Art of Manliness #351: The Surprising Power of a Liberal Arts Education

you can do anything the surprising power of a useless liberal arts education

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. He looked up the extended job descriptions for a large number of positions that were more likely to hire liberal arts graduates. He then looks at how employers, on their own websites and others, talk about what it is they want from people - what are the specific activities and skills that liberal arts graduates can do that make them appropriate for these jobs. My only issue with the book is that its numerous anecdotes, at some point, started to damage the book's main thesis. Financial giants such as BlackRock routinely cite team-building as a priority when hiring people for jobs paying a hundred thousand dollars a year or more. He is the author of five books, including Merchants of Debt, Health Against Wealth, the New York Times bestseller Perfect Enough, and The Rare Find.

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You Can Do Anything The Surprising Power of a…

you can do anything the surprising power of a useless liberal arts education

This is pretty much the soups-to-nuts blueprint. I said that in Oprah's voice. Worth reading for current college students, liberal arts graduates, and those of us who mentor these two groups. Not an offer, solicitation of an offer, or advice to buy or sell securities in jurisdictions where Betterment is not registered. Thus, a Liberal Arts education or degree of a People are social creatures. He tries to balance that with stories from graduates of less prestigious universities, but probably should have erred on the side of more stories from less prestigious places.

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The Art of Manliness #351: The Surprising Power of a Liberal Arts Education

you can do anything the surprising power of a useless liberal arts education

He had to deal with the stress and pressure without any help. Before investing, consider your investment objectives and Betterment's charges and expenses. As college tuition has taken off, parents and students have become increasingly concerned about the return on investment. In fact, liberal arts graduates, and the skills that are developed such as research, writing, and critical thinking are often more s this book desires to be inspirational and tells the stories of many liberal arts graduates who have been successful in the job market. In a day in age when we have more and more data and are — in all seriousness, moving into what Sapiens author Yuval Harari calls the d ata religion — the easier it is to get lost in numbers. He will share stories of chasing Russian Subs; life on subs as an officer, and tell about how his experience in the Sub service with Execution can help you Scale Up in your business world.

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You Can Do Anything: The Surprising Power of a Liberal Arts Education (Hardcover)

you can do anything the surprising power of a useless liberal arts education

Tools like 529 savings plans, state tax credits, and matching savings programs vary by state, creating a checkerboard of different savings opportunities. This book was more of a self help book for liberal arts grad Interesting. When employers ask for critical-thinking skills, the term serves as shorthand for five crucial factors. He and his wife live in northern California. George Anders, in his thoughtful new book You Can Do Anything, tells these stories in a compelling manner, weaving the threads of their education into the tapestry of their lives, demonstrating over and over why employers should seek out these unique thinkers. What is wrong with a well-rounded liberal arts degree? Anders is already singing to the choir with me and it continually amazes me how many people entertain the idea that undergraduate majors and minors have any strong relationship to job training. Right now, the job market lacks universal, easy-to understand language that captures these multidimensional skills.

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George Anders

you can do anything the surprising power of a useless liberal arts education

And, seek help when you need it. It is fairly effective if a bit overconstructed. Then again, I may not be the optimal audience by age, temperament, or career approach for this material. 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. You will be ready for anything. As we become more global, decentralized and have companies with 1000-person remote teams, communication becomes pretty crucial.

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George Anders

you can do anything the surprising power of a useless liberal arts education

It's about 10 percent tactical. You can be yourself, as an English major, and thrive in sales. I definitely felt empowered after reading this, and will reference it when writing cover letters or networking with others! You Can Do Anything will be available soon. You will be ready for anything. Anders provides a comprehensive and, for the most part, practical guide for liberal arts students in the search for a job.

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

you can do anything the surprising power of a useless liberal arts education

The key insight: curiosity, creativity, and empathy aren't unruly traits that must be reined in. But all of the stories in the book are true, and most are inspiring - about people who used their unique experiences to construct new technology or add something new to an oldschool industry like finance. You can be yourself, as an English major, and thrive in sales. Those with a liberal arts degree, especially at the beginning of a career, will need to be creative. There are no other rules. Earlier in his career, George served as a staff writer for The Wall Street Journal, Fast Company magazine and Bloomberg View.

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