Is education necessary to own a successful company?
What is education good for? • Expands knowledge • Gives you a base • Can be a push or motivation in life • Can be inorientation for the future Contrast: • "An educational system isn't worth a great deal if it teaches young people how to make a living but doesn't teach them how to make a life." • School only is thetheory life is the practice • Brilliant students lost in life Examples: • Does what you are studying decide which profession you will have • Inheriting a family business • Examples of dropouts: 1. BillGates 2. Richard Branson 3. Steve Jobs Conclusion: • Education is not necessary to own a company • Key qualifications: 1. Hard work 2. Drive 3. Natural talent 4. Creativity 5. Visionary thinking 6.Luck
"Education's purpose is to replace an empty mind with an open one." -- Malcolm Forbes -- No doubt, education expands your knowledge and forms your critical and analytical competences, which arebasic skills required as a successful company owner. It definitely is easier to have education as a base, than to start from zero. Education is supposed to give you a push in life maybe it can evenbe a slight orientation. On the other hand "An educational system isn't worth a great deal if it teaches young people how to make a living but doesn't teach them how to make a life." here is the mainproblem about education, school might help you gain knowledge, but school doesn’t teach you how to make use of it. Education is only half the deal, it’s the theory but the practice is missing.Eventually it prepares you for your job, but not for life, which is why there are so many brilliant students, who are lost in life. Freshly out of university, three years of studying drama, does that meanyou’ll become a successful actor? Does every student who studied medicine become a doctor? No, so have they lost 3 years of their life? Definitely not, because knowledge is something that is yours once...