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Better Than College: How to Build a Successful Life Without a Four-Year Degree
     

Better Than College: How to Build a Successful Life Without a Four-Year Degree

by Blake Boles
 

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Do you need college in order to be taken seriously and earn a real living? Conventional wisdom says yes. But true success relies upon self-knowledge and entrepreneurship: two qualities that you can obtain effectively and inexpensively without traditional college.

Better Than College provides the step-by-step guidance and inspiration necessary to design your

Overview

Do you need college in order to be taken seriously and earn a real living? Conventional wisdom says yes. But true success relies upon self-knowledge and entrepreneurship: two qualities that you can obtain effectively and inexpensively without traditional college.

Better Than College provides the step-by-step guidance and inspiration necessary to design your own higher education. This book teaches you how to find community, stay on track, and get hired or start your own venture, all without a four-year degree. Curious college students will learn to think clearly about their motivations, plan a gap year, or navigate life after school. And Better Than College will show parents how self-directed learning can lead to a lifetime of achievement—no expensive institution required.

Editorial Reviews

Seth Godin
Before you spend four years in college, devote four hours to hearing what Blake has to say.
Daniel H. Pink
Higher education in America is on the brink of disruption. As prices rise and relevance declines, a chorus of voices is urging us to rethink college as we know it. And few of those voices are clearer or more compelling than Blake Boles. Better Than College is a clarion call for independent thinkers and self-directed young people to take control of their learning.
Grace Llewellyn
The possibilities for success without college are rich and glorious—and potentially so confusing in their vastness as to be crippling. Blake Boles offers a clear and compelling roadmap: grounded in real-life examples and insightful analysis, lofted by a wide and exuberant sense of what life can become.
Derek Sivers
A brilliant and important proposal. The unquestioned college path deserves to be challenged, and this is the right book to do it.

Product Details

BN ID:
2940014739382
Publisher:
Tells Peak Press
Publication date:
05/20/2012
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
144
Sales rank:
1,268,852
File size:
399 KB

Meet the Author

Blake Boles is an author, entrepreneur, and educator. He owns and operates Unschool Adventures, the travel
company for self-directed teens. Blake currently lives in Asheville, North Carolina, and he travels widely. He is 29 years old.

Follow Blake at www.blakeboles.com.

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