In school or university, most people are average (by definition) and most people want to be like each other. Interestingly enough most people who go out and accomplish big things aren't necessarily below average, average or even above average when compared to other people in a traditional setting. The difference is that these people don't… Continue reading The Same Kind Of Average
Why is it that no one ever says that Cambridge University should "scale" to serve more people or "disrupt" the education system*? Does anyone really think that Cambridge University should start a "franchise" and open up shop all across England or America? Why is it then that when people look at their own businesses "growth" and… Continue reading The Right Size
Why doesn't Cambridge University scale and open up in different parts of the country? Modern technology would allow all lectures to be uploaded to YouTube and the curriculum could also be uploaded for everyone to read in a pdf format. When I was in medical school I had a sneaking suspicion that my University actually… Continue reading *Scaling Cambridge University
The only thing between where you are now and where you want to be are a series of hurdles. Few people overcome these hurdles to reach the goal. Few people push through to become the person they want to become. Stupid people start something while full well knowing, from the very beginning, that they're never… Continue reading Are You Stupid, Mature Or Brave?
It seems that further education is not producing productive graduates with a valuable skill set. As a result, young graduates are not able to find jobs and a lot of them are having to do unpaid internships. Just the other day when I was out for dinner I had a quick chat with a waitress. … Continue reading Why Your Degree Is Useless, Why The Company You Work For Is Full Of Idiots & Why Nothing Works!!!
I promised myself a while ago that I wouldn't ever write this kind of essay until I become a really successful entrepreneur myself. However, I feel that I've changed my opinion regarding this. I grew up surrounded by really successful entrepreneurs and as a startup founder, often surrounded by other startup founders there are some… Continue reading Characteristics of An Entrepreneur
When I was 13 I started my first band. From the age of 10 I was really into rock, heavy metal and any other guitarcentric genre of music. One of the teachers at my school heard one of our songs and asked what type of music we were playing. I responded; "We play neo-classical, speed,… Continue reading Self Development
Easy Wins Don't Count If someone gets the grades by cheating or gets that promotion because their dad is the boss then it doesn't count. They know it and everyone else knows it. What's more, because they didn't earn it they have no character, integrity or insight. They haven't learnt how to work with people, how to bring… Continue reading Make It Count
People focus on events. Whether it's when someone sells their company for tens of millions, or when someone wins gold at the Olympics, or when someone graduates from a prestigious University with a good degree; people focus on the event. What they don't focus on is the process. The process is the hours of work, of… Continue reading The Process
One of the reasons so many people hate school and education is because of the lies that they were told when they were younger. They were told that keeping their head down and not speaking up was a good thing. They were told that they would be given a good job for the rest of their… Continue reading What’s It All For?