8 business leaders explain why you don't need a college degree to be successful
- The times are changing when it comes to college degrees. One third of billionaires in 2016 didn't graduate, and these eight leaders agree that a degree may no longer be necessary.
- Gary Vaynerchuk says there are "endless free ways to learn about business" - and points out that many companies don't actually require a degree.
- Time is money, says Grant Cardone. Consider whether college is actually a worthwhile investment.
- For Gail Corder Fischer, not having a degree helped her strengthen her work ethic and problem-solving skills.
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Society places a lot of value on higher education, even though nearly a third of billionaires in 2016 didn't actually graduate from college, including Bill Gates, Sir Richard Branson, and Mark Zuckerberg.
We spoke with several entrepreneurial leaders and advisors in The Oracles
, who all agree that you don't need a degree to be successful. Here's why - and what it actually takes.
1. It's rare to actually need a degree these days
2. Time is moneyAdvertisement
3. Just learn by doing
4. You don't need a degree if you work for yourselfAdvertisement
5. You can achieve success before your friends even graduate
6. Not having a degree pushes you to work even harder and be more resourcefulAdvertisement
7. All the knowledge you need is already at your fingertips
8. Apprenticing for mentors gives you experience that college can'tAdvertisement