Lessons That We can Learn from Billionaire College Entrepreneurs

There is an article at Yahoo Finance title 4 Lessons from Billionaire College Entrepreneurs. It seems that most billionaire entrepreneurs started out their dreams and empire since collage. People like Zuckerberg, Dell, Gates, Larry Page and Sergey Brin already have something going on during collage time. One thing I realize is these people have a different kind of mind set. Normally we go college to get a degree so that we have a better chance in getting a job. So our goal is to do whatever it takes to score good grades in our study and graduate with flying colors. As for those billionaire entrepreneurs, they just focus on doing things that interest them the most. They even try to make their interest grow big using resources around including collage. At the end of the day, they found something that they like to do for the rest of their life. Once they gain enough knowledge and ability to pursuit their interest and make it a career, a college degree has no value to them.

Let’s go back to the 4 lessons that we can learn. Well, actually its 4 things these billionaire entrepreneurs did.

  1. Find a need and fill it
  2. Think Outside of School
  3. Use Your School Projects for Larger Goals
  4. Don’t let School Get in the way

First they figure out what is needed or demand by public and work out a way or system to fulfill it. It started out small within college area but soon spread out to the society around. It begins as a simple school project but with potential and larger goals. Once the project reaches a stage where it needs more attention or too big to include as a school project. Decision needed either stop it or go all the way and make history.

Especially regarding the last lesson “Don’t let school get in the way” is what I’m concern about. It is true sometimes we have to choose between pursuing our dream or continue study. The question is how sure we are in making this big decision. I mean it’s a good thing that we are able to discover our dream and work hard to make it success, but there is no guarantee. I suppose a more realistic approach is to finish study while continue to work on our dream. At least we still have a degree on hand to secure a job if things don’t go as plan. The truth is that not all dreams come true. For every success that we pursuit, we have to willing to take on certain risk in order to reach it. Once we make up or mind, there is no return. We have to prepare to accept the result no matter what. Still I think that’s better than not trying at all. So are you ready to take on the challenge?

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  1. Robert says:

    I think we need to stimulate our kids to think in a different way, out of the frame, in very positive direction. Consistency and good discipline combined with good knowledge will always lead to success.