Success Without a Four-Year Degree
Author Blake Boles on his new book, “Better Than College”.
- Duration 7:57
- Date Sep 17, 2012
Author Blake Boles on his new book, “Better Than College”.
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Think there's setters are select be found out there and into the press -- it's going up.
-- start looking that direction must get lots -- a -- on the college gamble.
One of the things I notice notice written article.
To cheating scandal -- -- all just so basic.
To -- forty grand a year.
But Internet everything else on its warned that characteristic yeah -- -- -- -- -- -- At any rate of oil Michael -- current may have won if you're good in the Harvard while average you have to cheek.
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Dubbed by their own admission was essentially.
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If did you if you manage to get into Harvard.
And all don't get caught cheating -- Smartphone.
You know soul.
So you may have a point.
I mean it's a Smart enough that they are not Smart enough -- and why waste your time.
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Think people should for -- calling.
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But I don't of those candidates officer mothers sons you know there's money argument what you've heard a lot about.
You're gonna graduate 25000 dollars in debt it's gonna cost lot of money to go there in the meanwhile.
If you graduate most of -- for five years now.
But I think there's time investment argument that we often neglect which -- -- the sort of -- -- and that the only worthwhile thing to do from age eighteen to 22 -- beyond that.
It's -- to college but there are lots of other very productive and -- things you can do during that time period they're not post collegiate two year career goals completed here.
We -- places like one.
-- get the money I think you can travel the world the script -- start.
If not you can travel within the United States secure network you can intern volunteer.
Can start a business.
Just trying to start your own business and not being too concerned about whether you -- -- not now.
It's a great it's commission.
Lot of people -- all the oral no money down variable couch surfing it's my favorite -- -- I don't spend an -- ranch program.
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And don't remember their minds and -- analysis of a viable alternative.
-- -- and what's -- reception to.
-- -- -- -- Lots of people are heavily invested in the -- deal must give up -- a lot of -- -- graduate from college.
And so it's a hard thing what is -- current on going to UC Berkeley.
And its goal yeah you know ends so real investment in the cause and -- and but I think just in the past two years with recession.
And the huge tuition -- that's when.
The conversations -- -- little more mainstream -- acceptable talk about that's 129.
Yes what do you sue Bartley and that's our grandchildren.
Did you -- -- time.
No no -- it turned out to be a pretty good time for me it was.
Really an expensive.
For UC Berkeley education is about 7000 dollars a year in tuition and I had this crisis moment halfway through my astronomy and physics major rivers like oh my gosh several of mass -- to do this and luckily friend and enemy a book about alternative education.
Devoured and there -- able to change my major study.
This weird alternative education filled full time and you can't do that a lot of other colleges.
And -- -- work part time a lot so -- -- did work for me and that's why I feel like it.
It's unfair to try to vilify caused caused works well for a lot of people it's necessary for all of -- -- requirements.
But again it's just as China assumption and that's.
It's a bonanza when you're paying -- 50000 dollars a year together and -- assumes that you have to -- there even if you you know you could spend a year to travelling now and you can learn a lot of stuff you see -- -- -- -- learning in college.
-- dollar aren't Smart -- or talk -- -- balls of their market cult out of intolerance ought to build some social -- -- afford your degree.
One -- you know -- subs are not going to college margin ago news.
While you can do some of things there's some -- you're you're you're you're you're gonna exposed.
Toes are great body of literature but should be required to read.
If you're in college so -- lawsuits and a number of other disciplines that you don't.
And -- and activities.
And courses but serve as brain or shorts sort of yeah so you can travel or on -- world.
Go to Spain -- -- Spanish for example.
But there are some money other.
Things are meant to represented you well Ronald attention that you don't get there.
Well when you travel in Spain conference in the script books with you all adrenaline nation cannot confront some people.
-- discuss them know.
Yeah there's surrounding elements here college education which you shouldn't just -- if you're going to be during the self directed learning Reynolds but I argue with the Internet.
And with just actively trying to find a community of people who can't support -- they're learning not assuming that you have to do your thing yourself.
I think that you can replicate that sort of exposure elements.
Of college and I -- young people hurting right now.
And also we can't see in that just because people take.
Of course and literature or course of history in college that they are learning -- retaining that stuff you know -- wants and that's not to cause students are going.
And just binge drinking their way through.
Well most -- sources Oscars doctor rebel and ecology last month -- -- -- and there's an additional responsibly.
Was born down.
And has sent -- a body of a more recent events.
Material like almost -- wasn't -- -- -- supported.
And your pointer you're gonna very herself and all those.
Conscience and soul all of -- mantras like -- because some room.
So what -- -- represented -- night I didn't go to -- and was successful.
Did you share wire.
Now I just easier as orange and all OK so the -- I think back now.
I'm not some of self sufficient comments -- -- -- are sort of strip are still but I.
-- -- Amount I've been doing this for forty years and have people trying to hire me that's for Communists.
Are should be in a home -- -- -- all you that you create value for people down -- here in Orange smearing us midterm.