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Why You Shouldn’t Go to College If You Want to Be an Entrepreneur

Or at all for that matter.

Reece Robertson
7 min readAug 12, 2019


“College started as a community of masters and scholars. It was a refuge; it was a place you went to get lost in ideas, to discover and wander, and to plot as an academic. Today it is a place you go to exchange a lifetime of debt for credit hours, a degree, and maybe a good job.” -Seth Godin

There’s a lot of confusion about the benefits of going to college these days.

If you speak to your father, mother, uncle or high school principal, they wil almost certainly tell you to go to college.

However, if you were to speak to some of the wealthiest and most successful entrepreneurs, such as; Richard Branson, Peter Theil or Robert Kiyosaki for example, they will almost certainly tell you not to go to college.

Of course, we think it’s easy for them they say; they’ve built multiple businesses, made billions of dollars, and now fly all around the world in private jets.

And yet here we are just looking for a map.

We want to have a bright future. We want to live our dreams. We want to travel the world and live lives of great fulfillment.

Yet, it just seems so impossible to ever achieve it.



Reece Robertson

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