Author(s): Larry Smith
What is stopping you from having a great career? The answer, quite probably, is you. After all, it is so easy to settle for the dull but safe, or to allow yourself to become trapped in a career you dislike, or to persuade yourself that the job you really want is out of your reach. But it doesn't have to be that way. In No Fears, No Excuses, renowned 'career whisperer' Professor Larry Smith shows you precisely how to secure a great future. Building on his hugely popular TEDx talk, 'Why You Will Fail to Have a Great Career', he shows why people so often set out on the wrong path or become stuck, and then takes you step by step from that initial point when you are considering your options to the moment when you pitch for that perfect job. In the process, he demonstrates why pursuing your dream is not only desirable but essential, explains how to work out what gives you your 'edge', and sets out what decisions you have to make, and when you need to make them. Practical and inspiring by turns, this is the one-stop guide that will help you transform fears and excuses into action and success.
Whether you are starting out, looking to move up, or hoping to change direction altogether, this book will guide you towards a happier, more fulfilled career - now.
The definitive, no-nonsense guide to achieving your career dreams, based on the author's hugely popular TEDx talk, 'Why You Will Fail to Have a Great Career'.
Larry Smith is an adjunct associate professor of economics at the University of Waterloo. He is a recipient of the University of Waterloo's Distinguished Teacher Award. During his long-standing tenure, Smith has taught more than 23,000 students, representing more than 10 per cent of UW's alumni. And, of course, millions from all over the world have viewed his provocative TEDx talk, and the numbers continue to grow on a daily basis. Professor Smith is also president of Essential Economics Corporation, an economic consulting practice that serves a wide range of public and private clients. The firm specialises in forecasting and in the economics of innovation and development. He also advises UW students who start their own ventures. Smith has now worked with more than 450 teams of student entrepreneurs. Many have gone on to create companies of significant size and success. They include enterprises in such industries as communications, software, robotics, culture, entertainment, design, real estate, and professional services.