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There is—and Dale Stephens is proof of that. In Hacking Your Education, Stephens speaks to a new culture of "hackademics" who think college ...
There is—and Dale Stephens is proof of that. In Hacking Your Education, Stephens speaks to a new culture of "hackademics" who think college diplomas are antiquated. Stephens shows how he and dozens of others have hacked their education, and how you can, too. You don't need to be a genius or especially motivated to succeed outside school. The real requirements are much simpler: curiosity, confidence, and grit.
Hacking Your Education offers valuable advice to current students as well as those who decided to skip college. Stephens teaches you to create opportunities for yourself and design your curriculum—inside or outside the classroom. Whether your dream is to travel the world, build a start-up, or climb the corporate ladder, Stephens proves you can do it now, rather than waiting for life to start after "graduation" day.
Posted July 4, 2013
Stephens writes an awesome account of his own education hacking experiences. As the father of a 16 year old, the book has made a serious impression on me. I've passed it on for my son to read so he can make his own decisions.
On a personal level, as someone looking to change careers I found the tips highly useful so I don't run right out and sign up for classes this fall at the local university. Stephens points to a wide range of free and low cost education options for anyone looking to learn.
That said, this book is more useful for younger people without the obligations of a family or mortgage. His suggestions of going to apprentice for people make more sense for younger people without serious financial obligations. But I still recommend for the career changing individual.
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Posted May 19, 2013