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No Fears, No Excuses

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 get stuck on the wrong path. He 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 – showing you exactly what decisions you need to make, and when.

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.

Biography

Larry Smith is an adjunct associate professor of economics at the University of Waterloo, and a recipient of its Distinguished Teacher Award. During his long-standing tenure, he has taught more than 23,000 students, representing more than 10 per cent of UW’s alumni. An expert on professional development, his provocative TEDx talk, ‘Why You Will Fail to Have a Great Career’, has been viewed over eight million times. He also advises UW students who start their own ventures, and has advised over 450 teams of student entrepreneurs – many of whom have gone on to start successful enterprises around the world.