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With Traditional Schooling Increasingly Obsolete, How To Learn Without Being Taught

kywriter Wrote: Jun 24, 2012 10:41 AM
"For thousands of years knowledge was scarce, expensive and hoarded in a few geographically specified locations. In our lifetime, knowledge has gone from overly scarce to overly abundant. It has gone from expensive to nearly free." That is the defining description of the age that is now dawning. All we need is people with an entrepreneurial mindset and lots of energy to take this new reality and run with it. Those are the folks that will run the world of the future.

It’s odd how many people take my skepticism about college and try to twist it into an opposition to learning. But like the quote often attributed to Mark Twain, “I never let schooling interfere with my education.”

Here’s a radical idea worth contemplating: that school is not the best way to learn. Let me count the ways:

School fragments knowledge in the name of specialization. The problem that I run into most when advising businesses and...