Ray Kroc, the founder of McDonalds- never finished school. Simon Cowell, TV producer, judge of music, American Idol, The X Factor and Britain’s Got Talent- never finished school. Steve Wozniak, Apple co-founder billionaire- never finished college. Thomas Edison, inventor of the lightbulb, phonograph, and much more. These men, branded by their teachers as “silly”. Tom Anderson, co-founder and “friend” on MySpace. He never finished school. Walt Disney, founder of the Walt Disney Company. He got out of school at age 16. (Source: We live in the Information Age.
All the information we need know about any topic under the sun is literally at our fingertips. What we found on the Internet, you can find in a book or working as an apprentice with a good mentor. Of course, to take advantage of this deluge of information, you need to know to study independently, a skill that is generally not encouraged in schools. I think the problem in making this decision is that we as human beings we have a stereotyped response. We would like to see a “yes” or “no” clear and definitive to avoid having to think more about the subject.
In my opinion, there is no single universal answer for everyone. What may be beneficial for one person may be completely unnecessary and detrimental in the education of another. In the same way that we are all individuals with different talents and abilities, we should design an education “tailored” for each. If you possess an entrepreneurial spirit and is faced with a choice of studying at a university or no, I recommend you ask the following questions: What are my skills? And since you know what to do in your life? Which business idea can I begin? What is your learning style? Could you acquire these skills in a work, learning, online courses or looking for a suitable mentor?
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