Schools Fail Entrepreneurs


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Creativity skills are learned, not from sitting in a classroom, but by experiencing and applying creative thinking processes. Maybe that is why school is failing entrepreneurs everyday.

I hated school. I never cared about it. Maybe it was because I didn't pay for it myself. Maybe it was because I never valued a "grade". Maybe it was because it simply did not play to my strengths.

Whatever it was, school does prepare people to be entrepreneurs. It's obvious. And one step further from that, school doesn't prepare anyone on how to manage money.

Seriously, why isn't there one class on "money management". After all, it is the most essential skill that is necessary to prosper.

It boggles my mind that money is not taught to kids. To me, business and money are like languages. The earlier you start learning about them, the better chance you have at winning them. This is another reason why wealthy children have an advantage in life. They learn first hand how it all works from those closest to them.

School should be designed to have children play to their strengths. I don't think it should be set to produce a certain product in the end. If you do that, the balance will always be off.

Steve jobs once said "When you grow up you tend to get told the world is the way it is and your job is just to live your life inside the world. Try not to bash into the walls too much. Try to have fun, save a little money. That's a very limited life. Life can be much broader once you discover one simple fact: Everything around you that you call life was made up by people that were no smarter than you and you can change it, you can influence it, you can build your own things that other people can use. Once you learn that, you'll never be the same again.”

A simple solution would be to introduce entrepreneurial classes and/or money management classes at an early age. That way, kids won't feel lost the moment the enter the "workforce" and realize school didn't prepare them for what really matters - not grades...but perspective on what they need to know in order to win in this world.

Most successful entrepreneurs are the B and C students. Maybe it comes down to basic interests. Maybe it comes down to rewards/incentives. Maybe it comes down to school just not being condusive to bringing the best out of the entrepreneurs.

Whatever it is, I believe technology will allow the entrepreneurs to win more in the future. Change is coming. Get ready because people are starting to figure it out.

The rise of the entrepreneur has arrived.

mike fallat

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