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Research: Valedictorians rarely become rich — the average millionaire's college GPA was 2.9

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ChrisV

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"But how many of these number-one high-school performers go on to change the world, run the world, or impress the world?" Eric Barker says in his new book, "Barking Up the Wrong Tree," which cites the research. "The answer seems to be clear: zero.”
Barking up the wrong tree is in the list of Books Fastlaners Recommend"

The the article cites research presented in a book by Karen Arnold:
Lives of Promise: What Becomes of High School Valedictorians: A Fourteen-year Study of Achievement and Life Choices.

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Why valedictorians rarely become rich and famous — and the average millionaire's college GPA was 2.9
 
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"But how many of these number-one high-school performers go on to change the world, run the world, or impress the world?" Eric Barker says in his new book, "Barking Up the Wrong Tree," which cites the research. "The answer seems to be clear: zero.”
Barking up the wrong tree is in the list of Books Fastlaners Recommend"

The the article cites research presented in a book by Karen Arnold:
Lives of Promise: What Becomes of High School Valedictorians: A Fourteen-year Study of Achievement and Life Choices.

Article from Business INSIDERS:

Why valedictorians rarely become rich and famous — and the average millionaire's college GPA was 2.9
Considering I was first in high school, a full scholarship college student, and I do (and will continue to, because I love the knowledge) take my college seriously, I definitely feel aware of how these shortcomings emerge.

Getting good grades in a classroom is a game. Once you understand how the game is played (memory skills, paper-writing hacks, etc.) it's simple enough to assure yourself a good grade. Entrepreneurship is an evolving game and that's why many "great students" are hesitant and resistant to the concept of a changing landscape.

Also, the amount of stress placed on good grades by society is insane. I have classmates who are wealthier than me because they know their way around stocks and shares and work their family businesses and their English or academic knowledge is half as savvy as mine.

One of them recently asked me for advice on what to do. Jeezus Christ, I told him he's absolutely doing amazing the way he is.
 

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"But how many of these number-one high-school performers go on to change the world, run the world, or impress the world?" Eric Barker says in his new book, "Barking Up the Wrong Tree," which cites the research. "The answer seems to be clear: zero.”
Barking up the wrong tree is in the list of Books Fastlaners Recommend"

The the article cites research presented in a book by Karen Arnold:
Lives of Promise: What Becomes of High School Valedictorians: A Fourteen-year Study of Achievement and Life Choices.

Article from Business INSIDERS:

Why valedictorians rarely become rich and famous — and the average millionaire's college GPA was 2.9
And what was the sample , 700 people . Don't believe in bullshit. No matter how much limited knowledge they have , they are the people who makes most millionaires.
 

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