I saw some more stats on college dropouts. And much of the news isn’t good. At least, not for colleges. But I also read an article about a Satellite conference that included Elon Musk. And he had some interesting opinions on it.
Elon said college dropouts would be ideal.
During the conference an audience member asked why Musk’s company, Tesla, advertised so many jobs that required a college degree. Even a master’s degree in some cases. Here’s what the article shared…
~ Musk, whose net worth is estimated at $34bn, responded by saying that college was unnecessary because “you can learn anything you want for free”.
The main value of college, he said, is to be found in proving discipline by completing “annoying homework assignments” and in hanging around with people of the same age before entering the workforce.
“I think college is basically for fun and to prove that you can do your chores, but they’re not for learning,” Musk said.
He also said he hopes to make sure his electric car company Tesla does not have university requirements for jobs, “because that’s absurd”. The main requirement for employment at his companies, he said, is “exceptional ability”.
“I don’t consider going to college evidence of exceptional ability,” Musk said. “In fact, ideally you dropped out.”
Musk listed some “smart guys” who dropped out of college: Bill Gates, Steve Jobs and Larry Ellison. He also made his reference to Shakespeare, in fact the son of a glover who received a grammar school education but no more. ~
Did you catch that big bomb Elon dropped?
He doesn’t “consider going to college evidence of exceptional ability.” And obviously he meant it. Because he followed it up with “In fact, ideally you dropped out.”
He didn’t say he and his company would be willing to make exceptions for college dropouts. He said he considered them to be ideal candidates for positions at Tesla.
But I bet Elon would still check to see what YOU have learned if you apply for a job with any of his companies. Yeah, he DID mention the learning part. And he said “you can learn anything you want for free.” True. The internet is the big education equalizer.
Of course, you can also spend a HUGE amount of time looking for a free education. Or you can pay for and apply yourself to a well-designed System to help you much better and faster. And as luck (since this is St. Patrick’s Day) would have it, I happen to have that System. It’s YOUniversity.
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