YOU CAN DO ANYTHING
The Surprising Power of a ‘Useless’ Liberal Arts Education
An illuminating book on the value of a liberal-arts education in a tech-dominated world. Anders argues that the skills that a liberal-arts education cultivates—teamwork, clear writing, creative problem-solving, empathy, and strong oral communications—can open doors to cutting-edge jobs and translate into higher earnings over time. Good news for thousands of educated millenials fearing for their careers (and their parents)!
George Anders's YOU CAN DO ANYTHING is shaped by the insight that the leading lights at so many ostensibly "tech" firms have deep backgrounds in the humanities—history, sociology, and, yes, English. Something about those backgrounds unlocked potential that hordes of anonymous MBAs and BSs can only wish for.
Combining reportage, academic studies, close contact with tech and business luminaries, fast action-oriented distillations, and many years of experience reading the invisible magnetic waves of the business and creator worlds, Anders is writing the book that will upset (cf: "disrupt") the conversation between the STEM and the innumerate, between Mountain View and Main Street, and between parents and children. We all have the power to think on our feet, to rally others, and to embrace the exception. We just need to realize the power. YOU CAN DO ANYTHING points us in that direction and shoves.
George Andersis a contributing writer at Forbes, exploring issues related to careers, education and innovation, and a certified LinkedIn Influencer with 170,000 followers. 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. Earlier in his career, George served as a staff writer for The Wall Street Journal, Fast Company magazine, and Bloomberg View. In 1997, he shared in a Pulitzer Prize for national reporting. He and his wife live in northern California, and their two sons are starting their own college adventures.