Going With the System Can Only Take You so Far

This Entrepreneur article may not be what the high achieving students want to read, but I’ve seen it in action.  

Why Valedictorians Rarely Become Rich and Famous — and the Average Millionaire’s College GPA is 2.9

I take exception to part of this article. If I am going into surgery, I want a doctor that graduated at the top of their class. I feel the same if I need a CPA or attorney. Still, when it comes to innovation and business, this premise applies. 

Thomas Edison and Albert Einstein did horrible in school. Richard Branson dropped out of high school at fifteen

When I was a child, we would drive by this mansion in the country. My mom would tell me one of her high school classmates lived there. He not only did terrible in school but was told by teachers he was dumb and wouldn’t amount to anything. Yet he became a millionaire farmer.

I would not recommend that anyone drop out of school. I value education and the article shows C students also excelled at business innovation. My point is don’t ever give up even when you felt you didn’t have a good start. Maybe you didn’t thrive in your school system. But you could very well teach the world a new system and do very well in the process.

Author: Kevin Spear

I am a marketing professional with a design flair, based in Clayton, Ohio. I specialize in digital and content marketing that increases brand awareness for small businesses and nonprofits.

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