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Recently there was a story that the co-founder of Paypal, Peter Theil, was paying 24 people under the age of 20 to not go to college to start companies.

So I just have to say this:  Peter, you're an idiot.  Some of the biggest names in the industry went to college and met people that made them what they are today.  Bill Gates met Steve Ballmer while at Harvard, and Mark Zuckerberg would have never created Facebook if he hadn't gone to college and "borrowed" the idea of Facebook from the Wiklevoss twins.

I'm not saying you should go to college to learn something because you probably won't, it's only useful to get a piece of paper to get a career.  But going to college is like going to jail, criminals go to jail and become better criminals, so it's useful for entrepreneurs to go to college and network with other like-minded individuals to become better entrepreneurs. 

You don't need to graduate, but you do need to spend some time there just to meet other smart people like yourself. 



Posted on Thursday, May 26, 2011 1:41 PM | Back to top

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You're absolutely right. Can't argue with a single point.
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