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May 2011

11 Great Reasons to Skip College

Why in the world would you purposefully skip college? Isn’t the value of higher education the one that we can all agree upon, regardless of politics, race, class, gender, shoe size, or whatever? How could everyone be wrong? College today sells itself on a large number of myths and assumptions. Let’s hold these to the […]

11 Great Reasons to Skip College (and Build Your Own Alternative)

Why in the world would you purposefully skip college? Isn’t the value of higher education the one that we can all agree upon, regardless of politics, race, class, gender, shoe size, or whatever? How could everyone be wrong? College today sells itself on a large number of myths and assumptions. Let’s hold these to the […]

Good Work & Self-Directed Learning 2.0

What is “Good Work?” Stanford entrepreneurship and Design School professor Tina Seelig broke down “good work” into three simple ingredients that I’ve admired and passed on to innumerable young adults: Passion, Skill, and Market. Passion means that the work is something you love—something you would do for its own sake. Skill means something that you […]