Dropouts and below-average students at schools/colleges make better entrepreneurs and businesspeople. Period.
The Indian education system is… Forget it, education system anywhere is designed to produce disciplined slaves who are good at following rigid systems to complete tasks assigned to them. That’s exactly the trait expected of an employee.
Entrepreneurship is a different beast altogether that requires totally different skillsets. Foremost of them is the ability to take risks, not being afraid of failure and trying out new & innovative ways of doing things. These are exactly what education curriculums in schools and colleges discourage.
The prominent argument against this is: For every dropout who is a successful businessman, there are thousands of failures. These people, I feel, don’t realize that the crux of business is failing. And discovering newer ways to overcome failures.
A good businessperson, I feel, should not be able to stand nonsensical lectures and meaningless memorization to excel in useless examinations. No wonder good business people drop out. Or at least fail in exams.
I wish I too had dropped out of high school. Or at least college.