The Entrepreneur Forum | Startups | Entrepreneurship | Starting a Business | Motivation | Success

15 Successful Entrepreneurs Who Didn't Need College

CRBFL

New Contributor
Oct 9, 2007
137
14
17
34
I was reading up on Richard Branson last year for a bit, good stuff.
 

piranha526

Contributor
Aug 20, 2007
112
23
23
New Jersey
We really need to nip this discussion because it is STUPID:

A great deal of people that went to college are successful entrepreneurs!
A great deal of people that did not go to college are successful entrepreneurs!


What is the point of the argument?

Anyone can be successful with or without college!

END OF STORY! ENOUGH ALREADY!

We should ban these posts from this forum as they go NOWHERE and only get people to argue.
 
OP
OP
A

AndrewG

Contributor
Nov 3, 2007
316
30
26
Sorry. I didn't mean for this to become a debate. I just wanted to let everyone know about an interesting article.
 

kimberland

Bronze Contributor
Jul 25, 2007
825
120
38
Chris,

Coming from low, low (no?) income,
I needed to hear about people
who still managed to "make it",
even though they started from nothing.
I hoarded the stories
and read them again and again.
You see, I had to
because I was told multiple times daily
that building a million dollars in net worth was
a dream that would never come true.

I have a dear friend going down the entrepreneur route.
She doesn't have college
and is told every day that things would be "easier" if she had.
Told that she's competing against all those fancy book learning folks
and if she wasn't smart enough to get into college
or to figure out financing,
then how was she expecting to be successful
against people who were?

THAT is the kind of talk she hears every day.
I'm sure some of us on this forum are hearing the same.

So yes, college education or not doesn't have any bearing on success
but it is sure nice to hear it once in a while.
Same with the starting from nothing stories
(I STILL love those)
or the starting late in life
or women becoming successful too
or...
 

piranha526

Contributor
Aug 20, 2007
112
23
23
New Jersey
Andrew and kimber,
I love reading these types of articles too. Starting from nothing stories are great. Inspiration to become successful without college is also fantastic.

Women becomming successful is something I understand because my wife is Portuguese and their culture ignores their daughters when it comes to financial success. They hold their sons on a gold platter. My wife is at least 100x's more successful than her brother but they still think he has a shot to do something great. Maybe he does.

They rarely ever give her credit for what she has accomplished but are always pushing the brother when he has accomplished nothing. They are ashamed about their son when they can be gloating about the success of their daughter (but that doesn't impress the home-land folks).

I just don't want the thread to turn into a college/non-college debate. That's all.
 

Z5 FILMS

Contributor
Aug 13, 2007
462
75
48
The Woodlands, TX
We really need to nip this discussion because it is STUPID:

A great deal of people that went to college are successful entrepreneurs!
A great deal of people that did not go to college are successful entrepreneurs!


What is the point of the argument?

Anyone can be successful with or without college!

END OF STORY! ENOUGH ALREADY!

We should ban these posts from this forum as they go NOWHERE and only get people to argue.

I like these types of stories. Society molds you right from birth into thinking that in order to be be sucessful, you have to get good grades in high school, ace the SAT test, sustain a 4.0 through college, get a Masters degree, marry your high school sweetheart and have 2.5 kids in a house with a white picket fence.

I'm shocked by the amount of people that just don't get it, and they follow these ideas like there's a rulebook or something. And if you don't do the same you're considered a "loser".

Notice how whenever you meet new people, they always ask you "So, where do you work?" As if doing anything other than going to college and then working for The Man is not possible and there's not another option.

Stories like these are another reminder to those sheep who go around asking people "Where do you work?" while following the sheep down the highway in their metal coffins each morning while sipping coffee and and trying to not spill any on their hangman's noose, which for some reason they call a "neck tie". Give me a break. It's a hangman's noose corporate America requires you to wear, so when you can't take it anymore, you can go in the office bathroom and end it all.


I'd rather live on my feet, than die on my knees.


[/rant]



I feel better now :)
 
OP
OP
A

AndrewG

Contributor
Nov 3, 2007
316
30
26
I've always hated how people make such a big deal about grades and SATs. I always try to do my best but if I don't get a high grade I really don't care. It doesn't affect me. Grades determine how well I did that day or for a short period of time. But grades do not determine how successful I will be. I do.
 

MJ DeMarco

Administrator
Staff member
EPIC CONTRIBUTOR
FASTLANE INSIDER
Read Millionaire Fastlane
I've Read UNSCRIPTED
Summit Attendee
Speedway Pass
Jul 23, 2007
29,317
101,513
3,751
Fountain Hills, AZ
I like these types of stories. Society molds you right from birth into thinking that in order to be be sucessful, you have to get good grades in high school, ace the SAT test, sustain a 4.0 through college, get a Masters degree, marry your high school sweetheart and have 2.5 kids in a house with a white picket fence.

I'm shocked by the amount of people that just don't get it, and they follow these ideas like there's a rulebook or something. And if you don't do the same you're considered a "loser".

Notice how whenever you meet new people, they always ask you "So, where do you work?" As if doing anything other than going to college and then working for The Man is not possible and there's not another option.

Stories like these are another reminder to those sheep who go around asking people "Where do you work?" while following the sheep down the highway in their metal coffins each morning while sipping coffee and and trying to not spill any on their hangman's noose, which for some reason they call a "neck tie". Give me a break. It's a hangman's noose corporate America requires you to wear, so when you can't take it anymore, you can go in the office bathroom and end it all.


I'd rather live on my feet, than die on my knees.


[/rant]





I feel better now :)

Nominate for legendary post! Plus some speed+++
 

Create an account or login to comment

You must be a member in order to leave a comment

Create account

Create an account on our community. It's easy!

Log in

Already have an account? Log in here.


New Topics

Fastlane Insiders

View the forum AD FREE.
Private, unindexed content
Detailed process/execution threads
Monthly conference calls with doers
Ideas needing execution, more!

Join Fastlane Insiders.

Sponsored Offers

Lex DeVille's - Advanced Freelance Udemy Courses!
-- HALLOWEEN SPECIAL STARTS TODAY! Get any of my courses at Udemy's current best price through Friday! Use code: HALLOWEEN Use any of the links...
Top Bottom