(Left Photo Credit to: Jasmine-Sinclair)
You probably heard it all the way through school:
“Get Good Grades So You Can Get into College,
So You Can Get Better Grades, and Get a Great Job !”
Maybe your parents harped on you too, or friends and family. It doesn’t really matter where it comes from, because the pressure to go to school and get good grades is something embedded in our society.
But it Shouldn’t Be !
According to Peter Thiel, one of the Paypal co-founders who’s actually paying the best and brightest to drop out of college and start companies say we are in an education bubble. It’s not that college is now overpriced, though it is, or that it won’t guarantee you a good job, and it won’t, it’s that merely asking about the validity of college is seen as an…
Absolute Sin !
This is especially true for people like you and I, who are entrepreneurs at heart, and who earn our eduction not in a classroom, but in the trenches. Inspired by Peter, and the thousands of bloggers out there making magic happen, I wanted to share six reasons why…
You Don’t Need
a Damn College Degree to
Be Successful !
1. Information is Free
You can learn almost anything you need, for free, by doing smart searches on the Internet. Sites like the Khan academy, which aren’t free, take this a step further by taking you straight to the source without having to…
Support a College Overheads !
2. We Learn from Mistakes
You don’t learn how to overcome failure while typing term papers and taking lecture notes, you learn it on the battlefield, when you try…
New Business Strategies !
3. The Richest are College Dropouts
Dwarf the World Economy !
4. Blogging isn’t Rocket Science
Yes, you’ll need to understand business to build a blogging empire, but it’s not the sort of thing for which an MBA is required. Instead, focusing on learning to write well, and..
Network Like a Champ !
5. You Can Learn to Code at Home
On part with point number 1 is this – anything you need to learn in order to tweak your design or install a WordPress blog can be learned online and with practice. What you don’t know is…
You Can Pay Someone Else to Do
Without Spending A Fortune !
6. Build Good Debt Not School Debt
Many people leave college with tens of thousands of dollars in debt, and spend their next 5-10 years paying it off. What could you do if you invested that same amount of money in your business, instead of learning about things…
You’ll Never Use Again ?
So with this, I’ll leave you a simple question: if you have a college degree, do you believe it helped you with your business? If not, do you think it will get in your way?
“My Thoughts – Not a chance !”
The Bad Blogger
Also Known As “The Drop-Out Blogger”