Higher education gets a great deal of flak in today’s society. As young entrepreneurs, many of the people we look up to – Bill Gates, Mark Zuckerberg – all seem to have ascended to the apex of entrepreneurial success without a degree, or tertiary education. Thiel argues that the rigidity of university stifles innovation, creative thinking, and doesn’t provide graduates with the real world skills necessary to justify the ever-growing cost of the programs they are completing. The allure of dropping outThe idea that higher education doesn’t provide budding entrepreneurs with much value isn’t a particularly new one – in fact, it’s one that’s been around for several hundred years. Mark Zuckerberg, and those who are mentioned in tow when discussing this case against education are, in every sense of the word, total outliers.
Source: Forbes November 09, 2018 01:30 UTC