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May 10th, 2011

Interesting article about schooling for non-academic types to encourage entrepreneurship.

I understand why the top students in America study physics, chemistry, calculus and classic literature. The kids in this brainy group are the future professors, scientists, thinkers and engineers who will propel civilization forward. But why do we make B students sit through these same classes

In particular the advice on failure is valuable.

If you’e taking risks, and you probably should, you can find yourself failing 90% of the time. The trick is to get paid while you’re doing the failing and to use the experience to gain skills that will be useful later.

The key is that you have to take risks to push boundaries and achieve something new (‘innovate’). However, you have to accept that risks are risky, and so often lead to failures.

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