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Seth Godin’s Advice for the Undegreed

Seth Godin is the marketing genius. He has one of the most read blogs written by a single author. This is his advice for those who want to become indispensable without formal schooling. Don’t pick a job that likes cogs. … Continue reading

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Learning Revolution with Sir Ken Robinson

Ken Robinson recently gave a TED talk to follow up his 2006 performance. He’s a genius. Below the most recent video I’ve put much of the transcript and emboldened what I consider highlights. Below the transcript is his original 2006 … Continue reading

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“College is a waste of time”

Dale J Stephens is in the first class of Thiel Fellows. Or: Dale J Stephens is a badass. He’s leading UnCollege (the facebook page is a great resource) and creating a platform to demonstrate talent called RadMatter. CNN recently published … Continue reading

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Kevin Smith’s SMonologue: For Degree Questioning Students

I love Kevin Smith. Not particularly for his movies. And not because he dropped out of film school to make Clerks. But because of the character that is Kevin Smith. I used to listen to his podcasts religiously. He’s full … Continue reading

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Seeing the Invisible

One of my favorite authors, Seth Godin, wrote a great blog post earlier this month. It’s about “Seeing the truth when it might be invisible” and it pertains to the college question. The gist is that you can’t operate with … Continue reading

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9 Reasons to Take A Gap Year

Gap years make a lot of sense. A lot of these the following points assume that you want to travel all over the world. Travelling the U.S. can be just as useful. Hell, staying where you are isn’t a terrible … Continue reading

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Looking Down From the Ivory Tower

Minding the Campus ran a great article “Why University Presidents Are Clueless About the Real World”. The author, Richard Vedder, makes some great observations about the disconnect between those in academia and, “us lower mortals”. Becoming a successful college president… … Continue reading

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“Your So-Called Education”

The writers of Academically Adrift wrote a great article for the New York Times. I’ve taken some snippets of “Your So-Called Education” for your enjoyment. The gist: students are learning a lot less than they think they are. In recent … Continue reading

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10 Disadvantages of College

I can’t stop using Hunter’s images, they’re just so perfect. Gargantu-thanks! College offers a lot. But ‘a lot’ is relative based on what it’s costing and who you are. Below I offer up a bunch of problems with exactly zero … Continue reading

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