4 ways to learn business:
- Through School:
The only school I'd recommend is the one MJ recommends: T University. All the others will unfortunately groom you to say: Yes Sir, No Sir.
- Through Family:
Not all of us are lucky to have a last name such as Rockefeller, Rothschild or Kennedy. In addition not all of us-maybe a disguised blessing- had entrepreneurial parents with their own Pizzeria or smokeshop.
- Through a corporation:
Basically through being employed with one of the big corporations that invests in its people, such as enterprise rent-a-car, Xerox and IBM. You climb the corporate ladder and via this process you learn business concepts (management, product development, accounting, marketing, etc...) The only issue is that this is a time-consuming pathway and may lead to nowhere in this age of corporate instability and constant change. Further employees must often be very patient when it comes to dealing with different kinds of people on a daily base, because sometimes you work for and with less intelligent, and less ambitious people. An attribute entrepreneurs unfortunately lack.
- Finally, through the street.
This is where most successful entrepreneurs come from. Those who really love the journey called entrepreneurship. It's simple: You're on your own. You must motivate yourself to learn. You must seek mentors...Ask questions...Get rejected...Ask again...Fail...Try...Sell...Market...Learn...Read. ..Do all of the above...CONSTANTLY. This may be the hardest route but it is the most lucrative, the most rewarding and the one that provides the most freedom,...It is the fastlane. Why you chose this road, Because you love it. Because you can't live in any other path. Because it gives you fire in the stomach. Because it was meant for you. Because it is your destiny.
Last edited by howard_two; Apr 30th, 2008 at 09:45 PM. Reason: Because it feels good :)
I am number 4, because:
A) I jumped of school. I studied Natural Sciences (Math, Physics, Chemistry, Biology etc).
B) No one else but me is an entrepreneur in my family. And they do not really encourage my lifestyle at all.
C) I have held a job in total 1 week of my entire life. So I could not have learnt anything worthwhile during that timeframe.
So the street is what remains. And the street really teach you well. One sidestep and it hurts really bad. Financially, Emotionally and Security wise.
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