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4 Ways Building a Company Taught Me More Than College Could

by / ⠀Entrepreneurship Podcast / June 26, 2015

I’m not ashamed to say that I didn’t attend college. Culturally, being Indian, it’s quite strange to hear that. I was very close to attending, and had my opportunity at Gravity4 not come along (pre-launch), I would be sitting in a classroom probably learning about how a Roman empire conquered a piece of land that doesn’t affect my life. Telling Indian parents that I was planning to drop…

The #1 Reason Most 20-Somethings Get Stuck

by / ⠀Entrepreneurship / July 21, 2014

I can remember, just a few short years ago, when I would have done ANYTHING to get “unstuck”. I had “played the game” just like I’d been told. Went to school, picked a major that made sense, got good grades and followed the rules. (I can see you nodding your head in agreement with me — we’ve all been there.) But as college ended and the real world…

Where vs. If: Changing The Way We Look At College

by / ⠀Entrepreneurship / June 18, 2014

More than once this past summer I found myself wondering: “What’s wrong with me?”  While my friends excitedly discussed their dream schools and the fears of rejection, I was struggling with a fundamentally different question: should I attend college at all? As I fill out my college applications, tuition rates continue to soar, saddling students with oppressive loan debt while a stagnant economy diminishes job prospects for graduates. Higher…

4 Reasons Choosing Startup Life Over College is Totally Worth It

by / ⠀Entrepreneurship / October 25, 2013

In 2011, I wrote a post called “Why I Didn’t Get A Real Job” that got a lot of attention. Admittedly, it was a childish reaction to a relative’s assertion that I needed to go get a “real job.” After a few months of full-time entrepreneurship that same summer, I thought I was finally experiencing the startup life. Twenty-four-hour hackathons, no set hours, no boss — “Oh yeah!”…

Five Reasons You Should Reconnect with Your Old Professors

by / ⠀Career Advice Entrepreneurship / August 12, 2013

At some point, everybody has had a professor who clearly didn’t give two sh*ts about teaching. Whether these “educators” were primarily focused on research or they were simply burnt out on pension, they somehow managed to make you feel even worse about yourself in class (if you decided to show up). My challenge for you is to sift through all of the painful memories and recall those excellent…

Should You Start College or Startup: Perspectives from Two CEOs

by / ⠀Entrepreneurship Startup Advice / June 10, 2013

The debate about whether hopeful entrepreneurs should start college or startup has been alive and well for many years. There are countless examples of successful entrepreneurs – Richard Branson, Steve Jobs and Mark Zuckerberg, to name a few – who never completed a college degree but those stories are admittedly few and far between. The more traditional route is that of Mark Cuban, Warren Buffett and Larry Page,…

Top 10 Reasons to Startup in College

by / ⠀Startup Advice / April 29, 2013

Starting a business is not easy. Having resources at your disposal is invaluable, and one of the best places to get those resources is in college. With a lot of attention being brought to whether or not you actually need college, I would like to present a counter-point. I started my own business this year and these are the college resources I found most helpful. 10. Risk-reduced Environment…

School Is Not Necessarily Education

by / ⠀Startup Advice / March 1, 2013

Develop a passion for learning. If you do, you will never cease to grow. —Anthony J. D’Angelo, entrepreneur, education trailblazer. When I arrived at Morehouse College, I was focused on doing well in my classes so that I could get a high-paying job as a computer programmer. After catching the entrepreneurial bug during my sophomore year, I was just trying to graduate with a decent GPA. At that…

10 Reasons to Become a Collegiate Entrepreneur

by / ⠀Startup Advice / February 10, 2013

Stating your own business has become not only easier over the past several decades, it has become a popular choice for college students and for the general public. There are many benefits of starting your own business. Among the obvious benefits are getting to work your own hours, increasing your income, and not having to deal with a boss. Although those benefits still exist for college students, there…

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