28 June 2013

Turning One's Back On The Ivy League

Is often a good move . . . 
"Yeah, sure, we could go to college. But wouldn't it be more fun to up-end the airport rental car business?"

They opted for the latter.

So positive were they that they had happened on a better business model than Hertz or Avis, that they turned their backs, respectively, on Harvard, Princeton and MIT -- the three institutions to which they had gained (or been offered) admission.
They'll learn more practical knowledge, that's for sure. More here.


E.J. D'Agrosa said...

I think a lot of people forget that some of the wealthiest actually never went to college, or dropped out of college. Bill Gates is a fine example. I mean, pursuing higher education is a good thing, but at what cost? Bankrupting yourself and putting yourself into debt? I think that if one is going to go to college, then they should think about why they are going. If you're going to acquire "job skills", then I think that's the wrong reason. You should only go to college for an education, and of course by that I mean a well-rounded, liberal arts education.

Richard G. Williams, Jr. said...

Hello EJ - yes, that is an amazing list. Just google the topic.