George Anders


Did you take the right classes in college? Will your major help you get the right job offers?  

You Can Do Anything explains the remarkable power of a liberal arts education – and the ways it can open the door to thousands of cutting-edge jobs every week.

The key insight: curiosity, creativity, and empathy aren’t unruly traits that must be reined in. You can be yourself, as an English major, and thrive in sales. 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 can bring a humanist’s grace to our rapidly evolving high-tech future.

In this book, you will learn why circling job ads and shipping out your resume is fading in importance and why “telling your story” is taking its place. You will learn how to create jobs that don’t exist yet, and to translate your campus achievements into a new style of expression that will make employers’ eyes light up. You will be ready for anything.

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George Anders is a senior editor at large at LinkedIn, and the author of five business books. including The New York Times bestseller Perfect Enough. Earlier in his career, he spent two decades as a top feature writer for The Wall Street Journal, where he was part of a team that won a Pulitzer Prize for national reporting. He has also been a contributing writer at Forbes, a founding editor of Bloomberg View, and the West Coat bureau chief of Fast Company magazine.

George is a frequent public speaker, addressing campus audiences at settings such as Texas Tech, the University of Central Florida, Claremont McKenna, Harvard, Stanford and the London School of Economics. He also has been a guest speaker at Google, Microsoft, Rolls-Royce PLC, and various industry conferences in Arizona, Florida, California and Peru. He is a four-time top writer on Quora. 

Off hours, George is a slow but stubborn hiker. Favorite adventures include scaling Mt. Fuji and Mt. Whitney, as well as traversing the Grand Canyon. He lives in northern California with his wife, Betsy Corcoran, the CEO of EdSurge. Their two sons are embarking on their own college adventures.