Yesterday I got my grades for my final classes. It makes me think about my time in university, and how lucky I’ve been to have had a great experience. During the last few years, I’ve been able to: Study abroad, in the south of France for 11 months. Compete internationally in academic competitions. Volunteer, helping […]
Is What You Learn in School Really Useless?
I’ve heard the claim that, a few years out of college, most of what you’ve learned will be useless. It’s repeated so often it’s taken as fact. Obviously the claim about the value of education varies on what you study. I doubt an engineer or statistician could claim academic knowledge has no impact on their […]
Asking the Right Questions
School is mostly about giving the right answers to questions. Life, in contrast, is mostly about asking the right questions to begin with. Growing a business while attending university let me see some of the differences between the two worlds as I stepped through them in parallel. More than anything, I feel the biggest difference […]
Unconventional Meet-up in Winnipeg and Do You Need School?
Last week I got a chance to talk with Josh Kaufman about his new book, The Personal MBA. The book challenges the assumption that you need an expensive business school education to succeed in business. Instead, he’s been working with thousands of people to make it possible to get an MBA-quality education–without the tuition costs. […]