Dropouts make better Entrepreneurs? Absolutely.

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.ย 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.

Sigh ๐Ÿ™

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5 Replies to “Dropouts make better Entrepreneurs? Absolutely.”

  1. High School/College drop outs start much earlier in life than those who wait to graduate from college. Also, they have no expectation from their friends and relatives. For example, the dad does not expect him to become a doctor or a Vice President for a multi national corporation.

    Once he becomes successful, he can afford to hire top class IIT and IIM graduates.

  2. It is too late now, Rajesh!

    Fighting spirit will be more in dropouts, you can say! Yes, they can always hire graduates to get some areas of the work done, where degree is needed!

  3. I don’t think it will work with Indian middle class mentality where the goal is to get some kind of earning for food and clothing. Very few are ready to take risks in life, unless they are born rich I feel.

  4. I think one needs to be careful in judging …there are those with great calibre that drop out unable to bear the absurdity of a rigid system…then there are those that are lazy and try to hide behind a facade of having entrepreneurial ideas ๐Ÿ™‚

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