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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.


No Fears, No Excuses Larry Smith

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'.

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