EP8: School Is a Waste Of Time.

In this episode I discuss the cons of obtaining a degree from an institution of higher education. Last week’s episode was astonishingly one sided in terms of encouraging others to go to college and or obtain a secondary degree. The sign of a true genius is the ability to understand two opposing viewpoints at the same time. It would wrong for me to only provide one side of the argument to my listeners. So here are all of the reasons you shouldn’t get a Master’s degree specifically. Check out our blog for the books I mention in today’s show, my list of subjects and skills you need to develop if you don’t pursue a master’s, and my list of 50 other ways to generate income.

Billionaires and millionaires who dropped out of school.

Successful College Dropouts

Ways To Generate Extra Income

Episodes/posts I mentioned in today’s show that you should also check out.

Episode 1: Living an Agile Life.

Episode 3: My interview with Isaac Wyant

Episode 5: My Interview with Rodney Coursey

What’s Wrong With The 4 Hour Work Week.

4 Skills you Should develop if You don’t get a Master’s Degree

  1. Finance- Check out Investopedia
  2. Data Analytics- I recommend courses on Lynda.com or Khan Academy
  3. Leadership and Management of Personnel- you could also join this organization who will teach you the best leadership and management skills known to man.
  4. Understanding the Global Economy- Read any of Robert Kaplan’s books for Geo-politics. Check out any of these books.

These are the Principles Thiel says to consider.

  1. It is better to risk boldness than triviality
  2. A bad plan is better than no plan
  3. Competitive Markets destroy profits
  4. Sales matters just as much as product. 

These are the books I mentioned

Side Hustle by Chris Guillebeau

4 Hour Work Week by Tim Ferris

Zero to One by Peter Thiel

More Info on Peter Thiel

*I am not sponsored by or paid advertising from any of the authors of these books.

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